One Pot Pumpkin Pasta

white bowl of pumpkin pasta on wood cutting board

5 from 14 reviews

This One Pot Pumpkin Pasta could not be easier! Cooking the Pasta with the Creamy Dairy-Free Sauce both saves time and adds flavor to this quick meal.


  • 8 oz Pasta, Gluten-Free if necessary (about 4 cups)
  • 4 cups Low-Sodium Vegetable Broth
  • ¾ cup Pumpkin Puree (not Pumpkin Pie Mix)
  • 2 Shallots, minced
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 sprig of fresh Rosemary*
  • 1 sprig of Fresh Sage*
  • 3 tbsp Cashew Butter
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Black Pepper, to taste


  1.  First, add ¼ cup of Filtered Water (or 2 tsp Oil) to a large pot along with the Shallot, Garlic, Nutmeg, and fresh Herbs. Sauté over Medium Heat until the Shallot and Garlic are translucent.
  2. Add the Pumpkin Puree and Cashew Butter to the pot and mix well. Once evenly incorporated, add the Pasta and Vegetable Broth; stir again and bring to a simmer over High Heat.
  3. Once simmering, reduce the heat to Medium-Low and simmer for an additional 12-15 minutes, or until the Pasta has cooked completely and only a thick sauce remains in the pot. Stir the mixture every few minutes, to make sure nothing sticks to the bottom of the pot.
  4. Finally, stir in the fresh Lemon juice and add Salt and Pepper to taste. Remove the fresh Herbs from the pot, if you did not chop them (see recipe notes). Divide the Pasta into bowls and serve warm. Leftovers will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.


  • Cashew Butter may be substituted with 1/4 cup Coconut Cream or Vegan Sour Cream, if you have a nut allergy.
  • Leaving the whole sprigs of herbs in the recipe brings a subtle, mild flavor to the dish. If you would like the Fall flavors to be more intense, I suggest finely chopping 1/2 tbsp of fresh Sage and 1 tsp of Rosemary and adding them directly to the Pasta Sauce.
  • If you would like to use dried herbs instead of fresh, please use 1/2 tsp of Sage and 1/2 tsp of Rosemary!

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