Creamy Pumpkin, Sage, Broccolini, and Kale Pasta

A delightful and nourishing Creamy Pumpkin, Sage, Broccolini, and Kale Pasta that combines the earthiness of pumpkin with the freshness of broccolini and kale, all enhanced by aromatic sage. Perfect for a cozy meal any time of the year.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4-6 servings


  • 1 lb (450g) pasta (penne, fusilli, or your favorite shape)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (15oz) pumpkin puree or 2 cups homemade pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk or heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage or 1 tablespoon fresh sage, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch broccolini, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups kale, chopped
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast or grated Parmesan cheese
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


1. Cook the Pasta:

  1. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil.
  2. Add the pasta and cook according to the package instructions until al dente.
  3. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water, then drain the pasta and set aside.

2. Prepare the Sauce:

  1. In a large skillet or saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté for 5 minutes until the onion is translucent and fragrant.
  3. Stir in the pumpkin puree, vegetable broth, coconut milk or heavy cream, and dried or fresh sage. Mix well to combine.
  4. Reduce the heat and let the sauce simmer for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Cook the Vegetables:

  1. In a separate pot, blanch the broccolini in boiling water for 2-3 minutes until bright green and tender-crisp.
  2. Add the chopped kale and blanch for an additional 1 minute. Drain and set aside.

4. Combine and Serve:

  1. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet with the pumpkin sauce. Toss well to coat the pasta evenly.
  2. Stir in the blanched broccolini and kale. Add the reserved pasta water a little at a time if the sauce is too thick.
  3. Mix in the nutritional yeast or Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using).
  4. Serve the pasta hot, garnished with fresh parsley.

Enjoy this creamy and comforting pasta with your loved ones!

Cooking Tips:

  • Adjust the creaminess by adding more or less coconut milk or heavy cream.
  • For a nutty flavor, sprinkle toasted pine nuts or walnuts on top before serving.
  • You can substitute spinach for kale if preferred.

Nutritional Benefits:

  • Pumpkin: Rich in vitamins A and C, and fiber.
  • Broccolini: High in vitamins C and K, and folate.
  • Kale: Packed with vitamins A, C, K, and calcium.

Dietary Information:

  • Vegan: Yes (if using coconut milk and nutritional yeast)
  • Gluten-Free: Yes (ensure the pasta is gluten-free)
  • Dairy-Free: Yes (if using coconut milk)

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • It’s a creamy and nutritious meal, ideal for any time of the year.
  • Packed with a variety of vegetables, providing a rich source of nutrients.
  • Easy to make and customizable with your favorite vegetables and seasonings.


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