Pasta & Chicken In Pumpkin Cream Sauce
10 min
25 min


8 ounces (3 cups) uncooked dried farfalle (bow tie) or penne pasta

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

1 cup cooked canned pumpkin

1/2 cup chicken broth

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage leaves

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted pecans

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; keep warm.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt butter in 12-inch skillet until sizzling; add chicken and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 8-10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Add cooked pasta.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine pumpkin, chicken broth, whipping cream, sage and salt in bowl. Pour over pasta mixture; gently toss to coat. Cook over medium heat 3-5 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with pecans.

Tip #1

To keep pasta dishes hot longer, heat the serving dish or bowl. Ovenproof serving pieces can be kept warm in a 150°F to 200°F oven. Spoon hot pasta mixture directly into hot serving dish immediately before serving.


27Fat (mg)
135Cholesterol (mg)
380Sodium (mg)
32Carbohydrates (g)
4Dietary Fiber
34Protein (g)


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  September 30, 2016

I've made this recipe several times & it's become a family favorite. I'm Italian American so I make pasta at least once a week. I never would have thought about making sauce from pumpkin but somehow it works out to have a wonderful flavor. I've substituted poultry seasoning for the sage & it worked out well. I've also added paprika & sour cream then poured it over chicken breasts and baked them. I will definitely make this again. It's an awesome basic sauce to play around with spices & it tastes so darn good there are never any leftovers.

— says cs
  November 18, 2014

my family isnt much of a sage family so i substituted 1tsp of dried thyme and it was delicious! i also added mushrooms to the recipe that gave it a wonderful fall hardiness.

— says suzanne
  September 30, 2014

i love this recipe. my husband claimed he hated pumpkin until i made this for him and pumpkin chocolate cake with chocolate chips. we added mushrooms but hadn't thought of sun dried tomatoes, we'll be trying that tonight.

— says colleen
  March 14, 2013

I was very happy with this recipe. I search for the ingredients I had on hand, and found this recipe. I would have never has thought of this my self. I will cook this again.

— says Linda
  November 10, 2011

I was afraid the pumpkin would make it taste like pumpkin pie, but it doesn't. It's a wonderful, subtle flavor. I added the sundried tomatoes and mushrooms, at the suggestion of another reviewer, and it was excellent.

— says petra
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