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Cheesy Baked Pumpkin Pasta Casserole

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Cheesy Baked Pumpkin Pasta Casserole

Cheesy Baked Pumpkin Pasta Casserole

Pumpkin isn’t just for dessert anymore! This pasta is creamy and cheesy with ricotta cheese as a main ingredient. Topped with chopped pecans for added texture and flavor, this pasta baked to perfection.

  • Author: Addie Gundry
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Entrées

Ingredients

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  • 1 pound rigatoni
  • 1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 4 sage leaves

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and lightly coat a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add the rigatoni, and cook until al dente. Drain and return the rigatoni to the pot.
  3. While the rigatoni is cooking, combine the ricotta, pumpkin, eggs, and yogurt in a large bowl. Add the salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Pour the sauce over the pasta and coat completely.
  4. Pour into the baking dish and top with the Parmesan cheese and pecans. Bake for 30 minutes. Top with the sage leaves and serve.
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