This is another one I cooked for girls night. We do love our carbs!!
First, I browned up a pound of pork sausage. This was supposed to be maple-flavored sausage, but I didn’t have any. So I cooked the sausage in real maple syrup. It worked – the sausage had a great maple flavor when it was done!
Once that was done, I put it in a bowl and set it aside. I used the same pan to make the sauce…
(The girls said, “anything is great with cream cheese and butter!”)
Once the cream cheese was melted, and the sauce was creamy, I added the spices…
Stir that all up, and then add 1 cup of canned pumpkin. Be a little patient here – it takes some stirring and some time, but I promise, this will turn a beautiful gold color, and have a fantastic creamy texture!
And that’s it! No need for oven baking for this dish!
I used whole-wheat pasta for this, and the brown color of the pasta really did not complement the beautiful gold of the sauce. I think next time, I will stick to good old regular white pasta.
It is entirely likely that I made a double batch of Garlic Bubble Bread to serve to four people with this dish. And I didn’t have many leftovers!
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