8 Reviews

Not a bad recipe and pretty easy to make. Sausage and pumpkin does make a good combo, but I didnt like the sweet taste from the brown sugar, although it was very subtle. I think a more spicy addition would have been better, like a bit of cayenne (although I really like spicy food), and leave out the brown sugar. This is one of those recipes that I would cut out of a magazine, make once, and think it was pretty good but would probably not go back to often enough to keep.

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Kelly M. February 07, 2003

So delicious! The blend of sweet and savory flavors was excellent! I did substitute turkey italian sausage, and I added a little cayenne pepper at the end. This was fantastic and I can't wait to make it again.

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Clutterella October 18, 2011

I really did quite enjoyed this recipe...but I did make some changes! I roasted up some leftover butternut squash, and left it a bit on the chunky side. I used 5 garlic, left out the brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice (didn't have it and don't care for it) and added about 1/2 tsp dried sage (fresh would have been better but forgot to get it).. and 1/4 tsp crushed pepper and served it over whole wheat rotini. I had enough for 5 servings. This could be served up spicer if using hot Italian Sausages. Wow...what sounded like a weird combination turned out to be quite outstanding! My only disappointment with this recipe was the way it was written up....it could have been made clearer the additional oils needed to complete the recipe. Overall...I would do this one again!!, but with my changes!!

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Abby Girl April 01, 2011

Lovely flavors, liked the pumpkin spice in it especially.

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rosslare March 28, 2011

This was delicious! I made a few changes but nothing too critical. I decreased the red pepper and onion because mine were quite large and I didn't want them to overwhelm the other flavors. I also used breakfast sausage because that's what I had on hand. Lastly, I used whole milk instead of the evaporated milk and added twice as many sage leaves since mine were store bought and I think they had lost some of their flavor. I believe the true essence of the recipe stayed true though and I will definately make it again! My co-workers thought it was wonderful too, and one of them asked for the recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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Gina*S February 11, 2009

Wonderful recipe. Would definitely do again.

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Borealis Beegirl October 25, 2008

I changed this quite a bit so I probably shouldn't rate it. Used mushrooms instead of peppers because I had them, skipped the brown sugar and pie spice, and added a little bit of crushed red pepper for spiciness. It was delicious! I'd make again for sure. I used sweet italian chicken sausage.

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Demandy May 16, 2007
Penne With Sausage in Pumpkin Sauce.