Pumpkin & Bacon Pasta Sauce

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

I got the original off the internet a long time ago, but added the wine, onion, and nutmeg to make it a little more interesting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry the onion and bacon until cooked.
  2. Add the white wine, stock, pumpkin, and cream and heat gently.
  3. Remove from heat, and stir through Parmesan cheese.
  4. Check for seasonings and add as necessary.
  5. Serve over the pasta of your choice (I like Penne).
  6. Serve sprinkled with parsley and offer extra Parmesan.
Most Helpful

I've had this in my cookbook for ages and was doing a tidy up and came across it. I am really going to have to try recipes shortly after I save them. This is a real treat. Really easy and DELICIOUS. I wish I had tried this earlier, but there are always so many good recipes constantly coming through it is a challenge to keep up with them. I am now on a mission to try out other recipes that I have kept, and not got around to trying.

Sueie April 06, 2004

The base of this recipe is very nice. A couple of minor changes.
I did dice my bacon up first, and sauteed with the onion, and plenty of garlic; I also added a pinch of red pepper flakes, because pumpkin can be very bland.

The addition of the wine was very nice, but after tasting I still needed some extra flavor for my tastes. I added a little brandy which really gave it a nice depth of flavor.
And I also added some fresh thyme to the dish as the sauce cooked.

I'm giving this 5 stars because the base recipe, was very good. Just because I added extra flavors for my taste didn't take away from the base recipe which is quite delicious. Served with penne pasta and toasted pumpkin seeds as a garnish

Thx for a very enjoyable dish!

SarasotaCook November 07, 2012

I made this the other night to go with some gnocchi. I was looking for something pumpkin as it is the season for it and all. I think it turned out really well. I should have chopped up the bacon before cooking it with the onions because it didn't cook as fast as the onions did. I did use parsley but I actually thought it overpowered the pumpkin so I probably wouldn't add it next time. I'd make it again though, thanks!

Pismo October 22, 2008