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This cheesy Sage Pumpkin Pasta Bake is the ultimate grown-up, autumn casserole recipe. It's dotted with kale, topped with butter pecans, and smothered in an easy to make creamy pumpkin sauce. | theendlessmeal.com

Sage Pumpkin Pasta Bake with Kale and Butter Pecans

  • Author: Kristen Stevens | The Endless Meal
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This cheesy Sage Pumpkin Pasta Bake is the ultimate grown-up, autumn casserole recipe. It’s dotted with kale, topped with butter pecans, and smothered in an easy to make and healthy creamy pumpkin sauce.

| gluten-free + vegetarian |


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Ingredients

  • 17 ounces fusilli (gluten-free, if needed)
  • 2 teaspoons salted butter
  • 1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups torn kale
  • 1 14-ounce can pumpkin
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each: black pepper and cayenne
  • 8 ounces mozzarella, grated

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook the fusilli in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente. Drain and toss with a little olive oil.
  3. While the pasta is cooking prepare the rest of the meal. Melt the butter in a small frying pan over medium-high heat and add the pecans. Toast until they are fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook till soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and kale and cook until the kale is wilted, about 2 minutes.
  5. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the pumpkin, cottage cheese, sage, black pepper, and cayenne.
  6. Spread a scoop of the pumpkin into the bottom of a casserole dish or ovenproof pot. Layer with 1/3 of the pasta, 1/3 of the pumpkin, 1/3 of the kale, and 1/3 of the mozzarella. Repeat 2 more times. Top the pasta with the buttered pecans and bake uncovered for 25 minutes, or until the pasta is hot and bubbling.

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