1 - 12oz pkg whole wheat rotini pasta
1-lb Italian turkey sausage (casings removed)
1/4 c. diced onion
3 tsp. minced jar garlic
1 1/4 c. Chicken broth
15 oz. can pumpkin puree
1 c. heavy whipping cream
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
pinch of ground cinnamon
Salt & pepper to taste
Italian blend shredded cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
In a 3 qt. stockpot heat 1 tsp olive olive. Brown sausage until no longer pink. Drain and set aside.
Return pot to heat adding a 1/2 tsp olive oil. Over medium heat saute onion and garlic for 3 - 4 minutes.
Stir in broth, pumpkin, heavy cream, red pepper, cinnamon and cooked sausage. Stir to combine. Salt & pepper to taste. Over med-low heat simmer mixture to thicken; stirring often. This should take about 10 minutes.Sprinkle about 1/4 - 1/2 cup of shredded cheese. Stir to melt.
Pour sauce over cooked pasta & stir to coat noodles. Top with more shredded cheese and serve.
Click HERE for printable recipe