Pumpkins aren't just for carving into Jack-O-Lanterns or baking into pies. From lasagne to spicy cheddar orzo, here are five ways to upgrade your fall pasta with sweet, creamy pumpkin.

By F&W Editors
Updated May 23, 2017
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Pumpkins aren't just for carving into Jack-O-Lanterns or baking into pies. From lasagne to spicy cheddar orzo, here are five ways to upgrade your fall pasta with sweet, creamy pumpkin.

1. Pumpkin Lasagne
Canned pumpkin puree makes quick work of this fantastic fall lasagne.

2. Spicy Cheddar and Pumpkin Orzo with Arugula
Top this comforting pasta with fresh peppery greens.

3. Pasta with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce and Toasted Hazelnuts
Stovetop mac and cheese was the inspiration for this rich, earthy dish.

4. Tagliatelle with Fennel in White Wine-Pumpkin Sauce
What's the secret to this savory pasta? Adding a fresh squeeze of lemon juice at the end complements the fennel and balances the creamy sauce.

5. Cavatelli with Spicy Winter Squash
Mario Batali's terrific fall pasta can easily be made with pumpkin instead of butternut squash.