Angel Hair Pasta with Creamy Pumpkin Cheese Sauce

by Marla on November 13, 2013 · 17 comments

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Gotta say I never used to like angel hair pasta. It was too thin for me (and generally overcooked.) Didn’t have enough bite. Well thankfully i’ve decided to play with it & give it a second chance.

Second chances can be really good. Especially when these pretty, thin noodles don’t over cook into a mushy mess. And even better when you make Angel Hair Pasta with Pumpkin Cheese Sauce.

Angel Hair Pasta with Creamy Pumpkin Cheese Sauce | FamilyFreshCooking.com

I was rather impressed how this angel hair looked in it’s packaging.

Worthy of it’s very own super model photo shoot…

Angel Hair Pasta with Creamy Pumpkin Cheese Sauce | FamilyFreshCooking.com

In color & black + white, it was very attractive either way.

Angel Hair Pasta with Creamy Pumpkin Cheese Sauce | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Even more so when sauced….

Pumpkin, cream cheese & ricotta make up this simple, light & healthy sauce.

Angel Hair Pasta with Creamy Pumpkin Cheese Sauce | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Topped with more creamy sauce & parmesan things get even better!

Here is another Pumpkin Mac & Cheese I posted. You will love this one too.

Pumpkin Mac & Cheese recipe | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Cook these up for dinner or over the weekend ~ enjoy.

Angel Hair Pasta with Creamy Pumpkin Cheese Sauce

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Angel Hair Pasta with Creamy Pumpkin Cheese Sauce

Ingredients

    Pasta
  • 4 ounces Angel Hair Pasta (cook according to package directions, I like mine al dente)
  • 2 tablespoons softened Cream Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon melted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Fat Free Ricotta Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Pumpkin Puree (unsweetened)
  • Garlic Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • pinch ground Nutmeg
  • Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Pumpkin Puree (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup Cream Cheese
  • Season to taste with Garlic Salt, Pepper & Nutmeg
  • Toppings
  • Fresh Herbs
  • grated Parmesan Cheese

Method

  • In a large bowl combine cream cheese, butter, ricotta and pumpkin. Cook angel hair pasta to your liking. Drain, save a little of the pasta water. Toss the pasta in the cream cheese mixture ~ adding a touch of the pasta water if needed. Season with garlic salt, pepper & nutmeg to taste. It is best to toss with your hands or tongs.
  • In a small skillet heat the cream cheese & pumpkin over medium heat. Stir until well combined. Spoon over pasta. Top with herbs and parmesan cheese.
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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa November 13, 2013 at 8:37 am

Mouthwatering and really comforting! That combo is simply perfect.

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 13, 2013 at 9:06 am

Oh you had me at the creamy pumpkin sauce, love!

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3 Aimee Wimbush-Bourque November 13, 2013 at 10:06 am

We love angel hair pasta! Thanks for the reminder to pick some up.

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4 Averie @ Averie Cooks November 13, 2013 at 10:43 am

Great job on this Marla! I want that yellow wood piece you have, too. What a gorgeous find! Did you make it or buy it? I can’t even begin to embark on crafting..lol

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5 Marla November 13, 2013 at 11:21 am

Ha! Funny you should ask Averie. I actually painted a bunch of boards back when I lived in CA.No time for it now.

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6 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious November 13, 2013 at 11:02 am

I love seeing pumpkin in savory dishes – and this cheese sauce looks incredible!

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7 Jennie @themessybakerblog November 13, 2013 at 11:15 am

I’ve never been a fan of angel hair pasta myself, but you may have convinced me to give it another chance with this delicious recipe. Love that sauce!

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8 HeatherChristo November 13, 2013 at 11:41 am

This is beautiful Marla!!!

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9 Marian (Sweetopia) November 13, 2013 at 11:53 am

Loving this sauce, and it would be amazing with angel hair pasta! Love how sauce sticks so easily to it. Definitely trying this recipe, Marla!

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10 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar November 13, 2013 at 12:52 pm

This sounds sooo good! Love that cheese sauce!

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11 Kevin (Closet Cooking) November 13, 2013 at 1:49 pm

I seriously want some of this for dinner tonight!

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12 Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today November 13, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Pumpkin cheese sauce sounds like a dream.

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13 Tieghan November 13, 2013 at 7:11 pm

We love angel hair! This is gorgeous and sounds delicious, Marla!

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14 Jean (lemons and anchovies) November 13, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Pumpkin and cheese together is an automatic winner in my book. Toss pasta into the mix and I’m a very happy girl!

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15 Julie @ Table for Two November 14, 2013 at 5:20 am

love a good creamy pasta sauce especially if it’s pumpkin!! this looks fab!

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16 Maria November 15, 2013 at 9:46 am

Pasta perfection!

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17 Nutmeg Nanny November 23, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Oh wow, this sauce sounds absolutely amazing!! I am dying to try it out :)

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