Cheesy Pumpkin Rigatoni

Cheesy Pumpkin Rigatoni

It's a simple, one-pot recipe that combines the earthy flavours of pumpkin with the decadence of cheese making it a delightful seasonal treat.
 3 Tablespoons Colavita Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
 1 Shallot, finely minced
 3 to 4 Cloves Garlic, finely minced or grated
 2 Teaspoons Fresh Thyme
 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
 1/2 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
 1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
 1 Teaspoon Salt
 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
 8 Ounces (227g) Colavita Rigatoni
 3 Cups Massel Organic Liquid Stock Vegetable
 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
 1 Cup Gouda Cheese, Shredded
 1/2 Cup (50g) Parmesan, grated.


To a 3-quart dutch oven or large pot, add extra-virgin olive oil, shallot, garlic, fresh thyme, onion powder, paprika, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, salt, black pepper, pumpkin puree, rigatoni and stock.

Place pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to low and cook until the pasta is al dente, and the sauce has reduced a bit (there should still be a good amount of liquid remaining). Make sure to stir often to prevent the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pan.


Once the pasta is cooked, turn the heat off. Stir in the heavy cream, gouda cheese and parmesan. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if needed. The sauce will thicken as it cools.


Garnish with fried sage leaves if desired. Top with extra parmesan and nutmeg and enjoy!

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