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Pumpkin Curry Penne

Creamy penne pasta with pumpkin curry and garam masala.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings



  • 8 ounces dried penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala optional
  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus more as needed
  • 2 green onions diced


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  • While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Cook onion just until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the curry powder and garam masala. Stir in the pumpkin. Slowly pour in the chicken broth and heavy cream. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until thickened slightly, 3 - 5 minutes.
  • Add pasta to the sauce and toss to coat. Stir in salt. Add more if desired.
  • Transfer pasta to a serving dish, sprinkle with green onions and serve.


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Keywords: creamy pasta, curry, pasta, penne pasta, pumpkin, pumpkin curry, quick and easy, simple