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Creamy Pumpkin Marinara Recipe

Creamy Pumpkin Marinara Recipe

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How To Make Creamy Pumpkin Marinara

Enjoy a rich and new flavor to your pasta with our marinara recipe! It’s packed with a seasoned pumpkin flavor for a unique taste.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 2tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1yellow onion,chopped
  • 1red bell pepper,chopped
  • ½tspsalt,divided
  • 2garlic cloves,pressed or minced
  • ½tspdried oregano
  • ¼tspdried tarragon
  • ¼tspground cinnamon
  • 1cantomatoes,diced or crushed
  • 1canpumpkin purée
  • 2tbspbutter
  • 2tspbalsamic vinegar
  • black pepper,freshly ground
  • parmesan cheese,finely grated, for garnish, optional
  • fresh parsley,chopped, for garnish, optional


  1. Warm the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once it’s shimmering, add the onion, bell pepper and ¼ teaspoon of the salt.

  2. Cook, stirring often, until the onions and pepper are very tender, for 6 to 8 minutes.

  3. Add the garlic, oregano, tarragon, and cinnamon. Stir and cook until fragrant, for 1 minute.

  4. Add the tomatoes and cook for 1 minute, while stirring.

  5. Add the pumpkin purée and stir to combine. Continue simmering for 5 minutes, then remove it from the heat.

  6. Carefully transfer the mixture to the blender.

  7. Add 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 teaspoon of vinegar, then blend until smooth and creamy.

  8. Season generously with freshly ground black pepper and salt. Blend to combine.

  9. Stir into warm pasta.

  10. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan and chopped parsley on top, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 183.83kcal
  • Fat: 13.08g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.79g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.49g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.01g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.76g
  • Fiber: 5.46g
  • Sugar: 7.56g
  • Protein: 2.46g
  • Cholesterol: 15.26mg
  • Sodium: 335.77mg
  • Calcium: 63.88mg
  • Potassium: 435.38mg
  • Iron: 2.31mg
  • Vitamin A: 1004.36µg
  • Vitamin C: 52.28mg
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