Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pumpkin Baked Ziti

Paula Deen is always hilarious, but watching her make this dish with Richard Simmons was a riot! Two complete opposites- Butter/Nut... Queen of Butter and Health Nut!
In the printable recipe I will list his lighter version of this recipe.
Here's the link to the video if you want to check it out.

This dish was really good with a light pumpkin flavor-we used regular sausage but definitely would recommend using the sweet Italian that it calls for.

The sauce-onion, garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, pumpkin, chicken stock, and cream.

Cook and drain the sausage.

We used whole wheat pasta, I personally like the taste of it better than regular pasta.

Add the sauce to the pasta and toss to coat.

Divide between 8 prepared ramekins.

Sprinkle tops with Parmesan cheese and bake for 35 minutes until topping is golden brown.

Doesn't this look yummy!?!

Printable Recipe


  1. These do indeed look yummy and something different to try!!!

  2. This sounds wonderful. Rachael Ray had a pumpkin sausage soup recipe that I really enjoyed, so I bet this pasta is great!

  3. i missed that episode! looks delicious... something paula and i share: a LOVE FOR BUTTER!

  4. How comforting! Pumpkin and pasta is so great together. Lately I've gotten into whole-wheat pasta as well, but I like going back and forth sometimes depending on my mood :)