Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pumpkin Alfredo

I am having some technical difficulties the past few days. My computer has been going really slow and keeps giving me the 'magic beach ball of death' so all typing and computer activities has been taking longer than I would like. 

Secondly, my camera decided that working was over-rated. While I was making the below recipe I started with my real camera, but it decided to stop working and not turn on so the pictures below are all from my phone. I apologize for the poorer quality and missing the beginning steps of the recipe. 

My motivation for this recipe was SHOCKINGLY not Pinterest... I don't actually remember how I stumbled upon the website- but I wound up on Organic Authority   looking at pumpkin recipes
that all looked amazing.. especially this one for Dairy Free Pumpkin Alfredo

Since it is already a free recipe I think it is ok that I share it with proper citations. I barely changed anything from the recipe - and it came out awesome!


  •  1 spaghetti squash
  • ½ pound whole grain fettuccini **(You can omit this and do all spaghetti squash to cut down the carbs if you want.)
  • 1 pound spinach or other green (kale, chard, collard greens, mustard greens) 
  •  3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons flour (All purpose, brown rice, whole wheat, whatever)
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced 
  •  1.5 cups non-dairy milk (I used unsweetened, plain almond milk)
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Fresh ground salt and pepper to taste
  •  Nutritional yeast or parm cheese (optional: note parm cheese if not doing a vegan version!!)

1. Preheat oven to 350*

2. Half and seed the spaghetti squash. Drizzle with olive oil and put on a baking sheet. Roast for about 1-2 hours.

3. Near the end of the roasting, boil fettuccini.

4. Add in the greens vegetable of your choice to the boiling fettucini near the end.

5. Drain pasta/ greens into a colindar and set aside.

6. In a pan over medium heat, heat olive oil

7. Add flour to olive oil, mixing CONSTANTLY until smoothish

8. Add in garlic and cook ~ 1 minute to flour and oil mixture, continuing to stir.

9. Add in the milk slowly.


10. Then add pumpkin, salt and pepper. Continue to stir. Mixture will thicken.


11. Add in extra milk/ pumpkin as needed to adjust consistency.

12. Remove from heat.

To Serve:

Portion about half spaghetti squash with half fettuccini/ greens mixture and serve with pumpkin alfredo sauce. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast or parmesan cheese.

I found it was also very good with a splash of hot sauce, but that is pretty much my opinion on every food.

 Of course my favorite Sous Chef was there to help supervise!


  1. I put this is my "Recipes to Try" file - I love the color of that pumpkin sauce!

  2. It was soo good! Jordan hates pumpkin and refused to try it-- but MORE for me!! And I agree, ornage is my favorite color though so I am biased