Cheesy Baked Pumpkin Pasta Recipe

Cheesy Baked Pumpkin Pasta Recipe

This Cheesy Baked Pumpkin Pasta Recipe is the perfect dish to enjoy on a cozy fall night. The combination of pumpkin, cheese, and pasta creates an irresistible flavor that will have your family begging for seconds. This recipe is easy to make and requires minimal ingredients, making it ideal for busy weeknights or weekend dinners. With its comforting flavors and cheesy goodness, this warm and delicious dish will become a favorite in no time!

How To Make Cheesy Baked Pumpkin Pasta

This easy-to-make baked pumpkin pasta is a Fall must-have made with penne pasta with a creamy pumpkin sauce bursting in gooey cheesy goodness.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1lbpenne pasta,or any pasta shells or tubes (conchiglie, rigate)
  • 1lbkale,ribs removed, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • ½tspchili flakes
  • 2tbspgreen onions,chopped
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 1cupparmesan cheese,grated or powdered
  • 1cupmozzarella cheese,grated
  • 1cupGruyere cheese,or Emmental, grated
  • 15ozpumpkin purée,(1 can)
  • 2clovesgarlic,peeled
  • 1tspsalt,plus more for pasta water
  • ½tspground black pepper
  • ½cupheavy cream
  • ¼cupvegetable broth
  • ½cupmascarpone cheese
  • cooking spray
  • water,for boiling

To Serve:

  • parsley,chopped


  1. Heat the oven to 395 degrees F and grease a 9-inch baking casserole.

  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta in the boiling water for 4 minutes, or until al dente. Add the kale in the last 2 minutes of cooking the pasta.

  3. Drain the pasta and kale, rinse under cold water, then transfer to a large bowl.

  4. Add the chili flakes, green onions, and olive oil. Toss to combine and set aside.

  5. Combine all the grated cheeses, then reserve ½ cup of the combined cheeses. Set aside.

  6. Add the pumpkin, garlic, salt, pepper, cream, and vegetable broth to a medium bowl. Stir until evenly incorporated.

  7. Add the pumpkin sauce and the remaining 2½ cups of grated cheeses to the bowl with the pasta. Mix to evenly combine.

  8. Transfer the pasta to the baking dish, then spread the mascarpone over the top.

  9. Sprinkle the remaining grated cheese then bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until brown and bubbly.

  10. Allow the dish to cool for 5 to 10 minutes.

  11. Garnish with parsley before serving. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 1326.63kcal
  • Protein: 60.64g
  • Cholesterol: 191.51mg
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