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Pasta with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce

Pasta with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce recipe
photo by:kraft
Too intimidated to try making pumpkin ravioli? Try this instead: Canned pumpkin, cream cheese and Parmesan make an easy, creamy sauce for penne pasta.
time
prep:
25 min
total:
25 min
servings
total:
8 servings
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What You Need

1
pkg.  (16 oz.) penne pasta, uncooked
1
pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
3/4
cup  milk
1/4
cup  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4
cup  butter or margarine
1
cup  canned pumpkin
1/2
tsp.  ground red pepper (cayenne)
Dash  ground nutmeg

Make It

COOK pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.

MEANWHILE, cook cream cheese, milk, Parmesan and butter in large saucepan on low heat until cream cheese is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently. Add pumpkin and seasonings; stir. Cook 2 to 3 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

DRAIN pasta; place in large bowl. Add cream cheese sauce; toss to coat.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Substitute
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.
Note
Be sure to use canned 100% pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling, when preparing this recipe.
Special Extra
Serve topped with additional Parmesan cheese.
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