Guest Post – Skillet Pumpkin Pasta

by zesty on October 7, 2008 · 18 comments

Well the time has come…. Zesty’s first ever guest post. Let me just tell you I am super excited to be able to share this post with everyone today. One of my favorite blogs has agreed to do a guest post with one of her special fall recipes. I hope everyone enjoy’s it and make sure you check her website out at Megan’s Munchies.

When ZestyCook asked me to do a guest post, I knew I had to come up with something ZESTY enough to be grouped with all his wonderful recipes and amazing pictures. He has inspired me to reach to a higher level with my kitchen experiments and my food photographing skills. I hope you enjoy this recipe for an easy to make skillet meal. This would be the perfect comfort meal for a cool fall night!


  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked small pasta noodles
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup mashed or canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Saute onion in a large skillet until tender.
  2. Add pasta, water, pumpkin, sage, and nutmeg. Mix until well blended.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and mix in the ricotta and Parmesan cheese.
  5. Let the mixture simmer for 15-20 minutes or until pasta is tender and sauce has thickened, stirring frequently.
  6. Serve and top with additional Parmesan cheese.

If you enjoy this recipe by all means…. tell me about it and go pay Megan a visit over at her blog.  If you like pumpkin, you will find tons of great pumpkin recipes for all your fall cravings!  Thanks again Megan for a great post….

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Charlie Hills

Megan’s all about the pumpkin! This is yet another recipe I never would have considered “pumpkiny”. I need to broaden my horizons a bit, I see.


2 rubybean77

YUM! I love to see you and Megan tag teaming the blogging world. :)


3 Hillary

Pumpkin pasta sounds delicious! Why didn’t I think of that? ;) Great dish.


4 Christie

Looks great! n i love the choc creation from the other day!


5 zestycook

Thanks Christie

Haha Hillary – I know me too.

Thanks Rubybean77

Charlie you have got that right… I have never met another person as crazy about pumpkin as Megan!


6 Krista

This pasta dish looks delish!


7 Megan

Charlie and Zesty….there is one other person as crazy about pumpkin as me! It’s rubybean77. We decided that 1977 is the year of the pumpkin because we were both born that year! LOL!


8 Lori

Megan – This looks so great. I can’t wait to try it. You are so great for introducing everyone to the versatility of pumpkin beyond the pie and breads. :)

Zesty :) – I really like your blog. I look forward to reading more soon!


9 rhodeygirl

this sounds really delish!


10 Marianne

That looks super easy and tasty. It’s on the list of recipes to try!


11 Biz

Never had pumpkin in pasta before – looks good!


12 happyherbivore

I was just thinking over breakfast that pumpkin could possibly go well in a stir-fry of sorts or with pasta!


13 veron

Mmmm great recipe!

I have two pumpkins that I have yet to roast.


14 Jo

Yum :) this looks really tasty! I love all these pumpkin ideas you have!


15 Reeni

You can’t go wrong with pumkin and pasta, two of my favorite things!


16 Karen B.

This looks really good and I’d love to try it. One question, does the spinach go in at step 2 or 4?


17 Annita Zotos

This is a excellent summary, I discovered your web site researching aol for a similar theme and came to this. I couldnt discover to much additional material on this blog, so it was pleasant to find this one. I will certainly be back again to look at some other posts that you have another time.


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