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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