‘Tis the season for pumpkin everything! I made pumpkin cookies last weekend but last night truly kicked off pumpkin season in our house. I typically stock up on cans and cans of pureed pumpkin as soon as it hits grocery store shelves, in fear that there may be a shortage (though I read yesterday that this summers drought was good for the pumpkin harvest). I like to try lots of new pumpkin recipes, especially sweet ones like cookies and breads, but it’s always nice to mix it up with a savory recipe.
I made this sauce a few years ago and it was a smashing success— actually requested by Slip last night. Click here or on the picture of the final product below for the recipe.
Garlic, scallions, and crushed red peppers sautéing, giving this sauce layers of flavor and a little kick of spice.
Pumpkin adds the bright orange and sage a flavor of fall. Goat cheese and a bit of heavy cream give it a creamy texture with a bite.
Cinnamon and nutmeg, a required dash in any pumpkin recipe.
The final product: creamy, pumpkin-y goodness. Topped with more of that intoxicating fresh sage, and some extra parmesan (because who doesn’t love melted cheese??)
This orange dinner was in part in honor of the Orioles, my home team. Sadly my orange pumpkin glory did not equal a win for the O’s, but here’s rooting loud for them in their next 2 games!!