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I have had something similar to this at a restaurant, too. I was very happy to try your version. The sauce had a wonderful richness and subtle spiced flavor. I used Italian sausage because I think its flavor along with the pumpkin go very well together. I did add a slosh or two of white wine, like you suggested and that added to the flavor, also. This is something that I would make again and would serve to guests. Husband and I enjoyed it. Excellent job!!

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Gail Blue Eyes February 15, 2003

This is unique, tasty delicious, and filling. It says it serves four, but I think it's enough to feed Jon & Kate plus 8...and anyone else who might come to the dinner table.

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OneEyedDogMama May 17, 2009

This recipe does indeed make enough to serve 8. I used fresh pumpkin and served it over homemade gnocchi. FANTASTIC!

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Planner September 22, 2008

We made this sauce without the sausage. It turned out great! We served it with gnocchi and added a little pepper and red pepper flakes and pumpkin pie spice. Also, it makes about twice as much as stated! Mikey thought it could use a little salt, but Ev thought just some parmesan cheese did the trick. Hearty sauce and delicious! We will make this again for sure

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mikey & ev November 17, 2007
Penne with Sausage and Rich Pumpkin Sauce