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Chicken Sausage & Pumpkin Baked Pasta

In this house, we are all about pumpkin. Tonight I found a way to sneak pumpkin into my pasta, while Quin had pumpkin chocolate chip bread baking in the oven AND we split a Pumpkinhead beer as we cooked. Hat-trick o’ pumpkin! 

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We gave our little kitchen a work out this evening.

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I ❤ making up recipes. You definitely have to be willing to fail once in a while, but luckily this was not one of those times.

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Chicken Sausage & Pumpkin Baked Pasta

1/2 pound whole wheat pasta
1 spicy Italian chicken sausage, fully cooked, chopped
1 cup milk
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon flour
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1-2 ounces mozzarella cheese
dashes of nutmeg and paprika
salt and pepper
grated Parmesan
parsley

Preheat oven to 350. Boil pasta until al dente. Make a roux in a large skillet by melting butter then whisk in flour. Slowly pour in milk while whisking and keep whisking until thickened. Turn down heat to low and add cottage cheese, pumpkin, spices and mozzarella. Add in chicken sausage and cooked noodles. Pour into baking dish and top with Parmesan. Bake for 15 minutes. Top with parsley. 

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Yumm pumpkin chocolate chip bread with a little plain yogurt and almond milk Thumbs up

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