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HonorHealth Desert Mission Inspired by Blue Zones
Course Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2
Calories 193 kcal


  • Colander
  • Large Pot
  • Stove
  • Large Mixing Bowl


  • 1 box rotini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • Fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup parmesan shredded (optional)


  • Cook rotini pasta according to instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Add oil to a large pot over medium heat and sauté onion until tender. Add garlic and sauté for another minute.
  • Add pumpkin puree, tomatoes, broth, and seasonings. Bring to a boil and stir continuously for about 10 minutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl, toss pasta with sauce and divide into two servings.
  • Serve pasta with fresh grated cheese and garnish with basil (optional).


Pumpkin isn’t just for pumpkin pie! This creamy, savory pasta is perfect for a day where you need a cozy, satisfying meal on the table in 30 minutes or less.
Keyword Parmesan Cheese, Pumpkin Puree, Rotini Pasta