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Maple Ale Pumpkin Pasta

  • Author: Jen Elizabeth's Journals
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Pasta
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian


This pumpkin pasta is healthy vegetarian comfort food that’s ready in 30 minutes. Made with pumpkin purée, pumpkin ale, and crispy parmesan breadcrumbs.


  • 3 cups chopped whole grain bread
  • 2/3 cup shredded parmesan
  • 2 Tablespoons plus 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 ounces whole wheat fettuccini or linguini
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 shallot, diced
  • 5 cups kale, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin ale
  • 1 1/3 cups pure pumpkin purée
  • 1 Tablespoon 100% pure maple syrup
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Add the chopped bread, shredded parmesan, and 2 Tablespoons olive oil to a food processor. Season with salt and pepper. Pulse until breadcrumbs are formed.
  3. Arrange breadcrumbs so that they are spread evenly across a parchment-lined baking sheet. Toast in the oven until golden and crispy, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, bring a stock pot of water to a boil. Salt the water and add the pasta. Cook according to package instructions, until pasta is al dente.
  5. Meanwhile, heat 2 Tablespoons olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and shallot and cook until softened, about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Add the chopped kale to the sauté pan and cook until wilted, about 1-2 minutes. Add the pumpkin ale and adjust heat to medium-high. Simmer and cook until reduced by more than half, about 5 minutes.
  7. Add the pumpkin purée and maple syrup. Season with salt and pepper. Stir until well combined. Turn off the heat.
  8. Add the pasta to the sauté pan and season with salt and pepper. Stir until pasta is evenly coated in sauce.
  9. Transfer pumpkin pasta to serving plates. Top each plate with parmesan breadcrumbs. Serve immediately.

Keywords: pumpkin, kale, parmesan, maple, ale, pasta, vegetarian, healthy, easy, pumpkin pasta