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Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta | savory pumpkin recipes, fall dinner recipes, pumpkin dinner recipes, homemade alfredo recipes, homemade pasta recipes, pumpkin inspired recipes, fall inspired recipes || The Butter Half via @thebutterhalf

Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta

This pumpkin Alfredo pasta is one of those meals you will keep falling back on (see what I did there?) again and again this season, because it takes only 30 minutes to make and your family and friends will be so impressed you know how to make Alfredo sauce from scratch! And pumpkin flavored Alfredo at that! Now who is winning at life? That's right—YOU ARE.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dinner recipe, easy pasta recipe, fall recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 347kcal


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ¾ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups gemelli pasta or any type you like
  • ¼ cup red onion minced
  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin


  • Blend together the milk, cream cheese, flour and salt in a blender until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Add in the minced garlic and sauté for 30 seconds, stirring continuously so it does not burn. Slowly pour in the milk mixture and whisk constantly for 4 minutes on medium-high until it begins to simmer. Once it begins to thicken, turn the heat down to medium-low and whisk for another 2-3 minutes. Add in the grated Parmesan cheese until it melts and set aside to cool. The Alfredo sauce will continue to thicken upon standing.
  • Cook the pasta in a large pot until al dente.
  • While the pasta is cooking, sauté the minced onions in 1 tablespoon of butter in a separate saucepan until they are soft and translucent. Add the chicken broth, herbs and pumpkin, and mix together. Add in the Alfredo sauce from the large saucepan and whisk the mixture together until it is smooth and creamy.
  • Once pasta is cooked, drain and place in a medium serving dish. Pour the pumpkin Alfredo sauce on top of the pasta and mix thoroughly. Top with fresh grated Parmesan cheese, fresh basil, and serve immediately.


Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 1035mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5375IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 349mg | Iron: 2.3mg