One of my favorite fall traditions is to see how many recipes I can use pumpkin or pumpkin spice seasoning in. Rather a pumpkin recipe utilizing the wonderful flavor and aroma of pure pumpkin.
For this recipe, I am using pure pumpkin puree from a can, but you can also use fresh homemade pumpkin puree if you have some ready or are interested in making your own. If you are not a fan of pumpkin puree and you are looking for a delicious and easy pasta sauce, I would recommend checking out my easy InstantPot Marinara.
This recipe is one that I love to enjoy as the weather cools down and I am craving a bowl full of pasta and some Italian Bean Balls. I cooked the sauce in my InstantPot using the sauté setting, which means you can follow the exact same recipe and cook your sauce on the stovetop at medium heat.
This Pumpkin Pasta Sauce is not something you are going to find in the stores even during full-on pumpkin spice season!
- 3 cups water
- 1 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 12 oz tomato paste
- 2 tbs maple syrup
- 1 tbs Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Place all of your ingredients into the InstantPot or saucepan. Stir the ingredients together until they reach a smooth consistency.
Cook on the sauté setting or medium heat on the stove for 10 minutes, stirring every few minutes to ensure that it does not burn to the bottom of the pan or InstantPot.
After 10 minutes give the sauce one last stir before serving.
Video source: Plant Based Gabriel
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