One Pot Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


One pot creamy pumpkin pasta with toasted walnuts and parsley is a simple meatless meal the whole family will love. Plus, it’s done in 20 minutes!



  • 16 ounces of linguine
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 1 quart chicken or vegetable stock (4 cups)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 large white or yellow onion, diced
  • 46 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon crush red pepper flakes
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 ounces freshly grated Parmesan cheese (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup chopped walnut, toasted
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot add your pasta, pumpkin, chicken stock, water, onion, garlic, sage, and red pepper flakes. Place the pot over medium-high heat. Stirring occasionally wait for the liquid to boil. When the liquid comes to a boil set your timer for 9 minutes. Let the mixture cook, stirring often. You’ll want to stir even more often as the cooking time gets closer to ending because you’ll have even less liquid in the pan.
  2. After the 9 minutes is up, test the noodles. If they are too firm, cook an additional minute or 2. Turn the heat down to low and stir in the cream cheese and Parmesan cheese. Stir until well combined. Remove from the heat and stir in your toasted walnuts and parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste (be generous here, the amount will vary depending on the stock that you used, but you will need salt and pepper).
  3. Serve hot.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove-Top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 670
  • Sugar: 9.1g
  • Sodium: 917.4mg
  • Fat: 31.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 75.6g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Cholesterol: 51.2mg

Keywords: One Pot, Pasta, Pumpkin, Quick Meal