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Video Recipe: Pasta with Pumpkin, Sausage, and Cavolo Nero

Sarah Breckenridge and John Craig Ross; videography by John Craig Ross; original music composition by James Sizemore; titles by Michael Amaditz

Looking for a creative way to recycle your jack-o’-lantern? Make this hearty fall pasta dish with pumpkin and kale. Okay, it’s actually tastier made with a small, tender pumpkin meant for cooking. Luckily, they are plentiful and cheap at farmers’ markets and grocery stores right now.

Get the recipe: Pasta with Pumpkin, Sausage, and Cavolo Nero.

Pasta with Pumpkin, Sausage, and Cavolo Nero

Prepare 3 cups peeled and diced pumpkin.
Cut 10 oz. cavolo nero (black kale), crosswise into ribbons.
Chop 1 medium onion and 4 cloves of garlic.
Brown 1 lb. sweet Italian sausage.
Add 1 Tbs. olive oil, onions, garlic, pumpkin, and 1 tsp. dried marjoram.
Add 1/4 cup dry white wine, cook to evaporate wine.
Add 3/4 cup chicken broth.
Cook until almost tender.
Cook 8 oz. campanelle pasta until al dente.
Add kale and another 3/4 cup chicken broth, cover and cook until pumpkin and kale are tender.
Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water.
Add enough pasta water to coat.
Stir in 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano, season to taste.
Serve with additional Parmigiano.

Looking for more ways to cook with pumpkin? Browse our pumpkin recipes.


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