Pumpkin Fettuccine | Holiday Recipe

Pumpkin Fettuccine | Holiday Recipe

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I am so excited to share my new, Fall favorite!  This pumpkin fettuccine recipe ticks all the boxes for a delicious at-home meal.  It's quick and easy and so so yummy!  And don't let the pumpkin throw you off!!  It's a subtle flavor -- and a healthier twist on a standard alfredo sauce -- which is great for people like me, who happens to be lactose intolerant.  :)

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 My little helper!! Clover was eager to gobble up her bowl of pumpkin fettuccine!  Toddler-approved!

My little helper!! Clover was eager to gobble up her bowl of pumpkin fettuccine!  Toddler-approved!

Here's what you need...

  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 pkg of reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesaen cheese
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin puree (I used Libby's)
  • dash of nutmeg
  • dash of Kosher salt
  • 3 Tbsp chicken stock to thin the sauce to your liking
  • one box fettuccine noodles
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 I used reduced fat cream cheese -- absolutely ZERO HALF AND HALF in this SEMI-healthy recipe!

I used reduced fat cream cheese -- absolutely ZERO HALF AND HALF in this SEMI-healthy recipe!

Here's how you make it...

  • In a saucepan - ON LOW HEAT - melt butter and add crushed garlic. Next, add cream cheese, shredded parmesan cheese and pumpkin puree until smooth. Finally stir in a dash of nutmeg and Kosher salt. 
 Remember to keep your heat on LOW and keep stirring!  

Remember to keep your heat on LOW and keep stirring!  

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  • The sauce is a bit on the thick side at this point, so add some low sodium chicken stock to thin it out.  I use about 3 Tbsp, but this really is a personal preference! 
  • Add your cooked fettuccine noodles to your sauce, and stir so all of the noodles are generously coated.  Serve nice and hot!
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Pile your pumpkin fettuccine into a bowl and garnish with extra shredded parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley.  

 Subtle pumpkin flavors make this dish an awesome addition to your Fall line-up!

Subtle pumpkin flavors make this dish an awesome addition to your Fall line-up!

 SWIRL.

SWIRL.

 EAT.

EAT.

 AND REPEAT. :)

AND REPEAT. :)

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