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Baked Pumpkin Goat Cheese Alfredo with Bacon

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

10 servings

This is a unique and delicious pasta, perfect for fall. I made this for my girlfriends, and everyone asked for the recipe! —Ashley Lecker, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Baked Pumpkin Goat Cheese Alfredo with Bacon Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) cellentani or spiral pasta
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 ounces crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • TOPPINGS:
  • 1 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 ounces crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and shallots; cook and stir 1-2 minutes. Add the next six ingredients. Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring constantly, until reduced, 6-8 minutes. Add sage. Remove from heat.
  3. Drain pasta; gently stir into cream sauce. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with bacon, goat cheese and Parmesan. Bake, covered, for 15 minutes. Uncover pasta; bake until cheeses are melted, about 5 minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 559 calories, 37g fat (20g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 535mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein.

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