Pumpkin Baked Ziti With Sweet Italian Sausage Recipe

Pumpkin Baked Ziti with Sweet Italian Sausage is a delicious and comforting fall-inspired pasta dish. The creamy pumpkin sauce is made with a blend of pumpkin puree, spices, and cheese, giving it a rich and velvety texture. The addition of sweet Italian sausage adds a savory and flavorful element to the dish. Topped with melted cheese and baked to perfection, this ziti is the perfect cozy meal for chilly autumn evenings.

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Ingredients for Pumpkin Baked Ziti With Sweet Italian Sausage Recipe

  • 1/10 pound Ziti Pasta
  • 1/10 pound Sweet Italian Sausage, Casings Removed
  • 1/5 tablespoon Butter
  • 0.30 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1/10 can Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/10 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/10 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/10 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/20 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/20 teaspoon Salt
  • 0.03 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/5 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • as per your need Fresh Parsley, For Garnish

Directions: Pumpkin Baked Ziti With Sweet Italian Sausage Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and cook the ziti according to package instructions.
  • STEP 2.In a large skillet, cook the sweet Italian sausage over medium heat until browned and cooked through. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  • STEP 3.In the same skillet, melt the butter and add the minced garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  • STEP 4.Add the pumpkin puree, chicken broth, heavy cream, grated Parmesan cheese, nutmeg, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Stir well to combine and bring to a simmer.
  • STEP 5.Add the cooked ziti and cooked sweet Italian sausage to the skillet. Stir until the pasta is well coated with the pumpkin sauce.
  • STEP 6.Transfer the mixture to a greased baking dish and top with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • STEP 7.Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • STEP 8.Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • STEP 9.Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired, and serve hot.

Cooking Tips

  • You can use any type of pasta you prefer, such as penne or rigatoni, instead of ziti.
  • For a vegetarian version, you can omit the sweet Italian sausage or replace it with plant-based sausage.
  • Feel free to adjust the spices according to your taste preferences. You can add more nutmeg or other fall spices like cinnamon or cloves.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

Storage and Serving

  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the leftovers in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 15-20 minutes, or in the microwave until heated through.
  • Serve the Pumpkin Baked Ziti with Sweet Italian Sausage as a main dish with a side salad or garlic bread for a complete meal.
Nutrition
value
226
calories per serving
9 g Fat16 g Protein36 g Carbs3 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    9g
  • Protein
    16g
  • Carbs
    36g
  • Fiber
    3g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    36g
  • Protein
    16g
  • Fiber
    3g

Fats

  • Fat
    9g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    50mg
  • Iron
    2mg
  • Vitamin A
    157mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    2mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    19mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
    8mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    46mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    168mg
  • Selenium
    8mcg
  • Zinc
    1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp