Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce, Turkey, and Cranberries

Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce, Turkey, and Cranberries
Staff Writer

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Try incorporating pumpkin and cranberries into an easy pasta dish to use leftover turkey. 

6
Servings
863
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Pound  bow tie or any medium pasta shape, uncooked
  • 1  Tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1 1/2  Cup  sliced scallions, white and green parts
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • 1  Teaspoon  fennel seeds
  • One 12-ounce can evaporated skim milk
  • 1/2  Cup  low-fat milk
  • 2  Tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  black pepper
  • One 15-ounce can sold packed pumpkin
  • 3  Cups  chopped cooked turkey
  • 1 1/2  Cup  dried cranberries
  • 1/4  Cup  freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • fresh fennel sprigs, optional

Directions

Prepare pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a large, deep nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add scallions, garlic, and fennel seeds; sauté 3 minutes.

Combine milk, flour, salt, and pepper until smooth. Stir into saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat; boil until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in pumpkin, turkey, and cranberries until well blended. Reduce heat to medium; cook until heated through, about 3 minutes.

Drain pasta. Place in large bowl. Add pumpkin sauce and toss. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately. (Garnished with sprigs of fresh fennel, if desired.)

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
35g
50%
Sugar
73g
81%
Saturated Fat
16g
67%
Cholesterol
68mg
23%
Carbohydrate, by difference
120g
92%
Protein
24g
52%
Vitamin A, RAE
44µg
6%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
12µg
13%
Calcium, Ca
151mg
15%
Choline, total
107mg
25%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
81µg
20%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
45mg
14%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
302mg
43%
Selenium, Se
32µg
58%
Sodium, Na
1175mg
78%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
127g
5%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Pasta Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Pasta Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients.Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Pasta Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.