Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Pasta

Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Pasta

Pumpkin, you got us again. Just when we thought it couldn’t get better than a pumpkin spice latte, we discovered even more to love. So this month, we’ll be featuring our favorite pumpkin recipes, starting with this pasta from Cassie of Wholefully. It’s insanely easy (no special equipment required!), and would make a slam-dunk dinner with just a couple additions. Here’s how to make it…

Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Pasta
By Cassie Johnston of Wholefully

This recipe is simplicity at it’s finest — two ingredients (okay, three if you count the salt used in the cooking water) and you are on your way to fresh, incredibly tasty pumpkin pasta. I love to keep it simple and serve this drizzled with a little bit of butter and the sprinkle on some fresh Parmesan right before serving.

Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Pasta

Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Pasta

Recipe: Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Pasta
Serves 4

You’ll need:

For the pasta
3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
1 14 oz can pumpkin puree

For serving
Salt for boiling
5 tbsp butter, melted
Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

Pile the flour in the middle of a board or clean countertop. Make a well in the center and add in the pumpkin puree.

Using clean hands, mix together the puree and flour until it forms a stiff dough (adding more flour if needed to make it not sticky).

Divide the dough in half, covering one half with a towel to keep it from drying out. Form remaining dough half into a disc.

Flour a rolling pin and roll out the disc into a very thin sheet (you should almost be able to see through it in parts). Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut into 1/4-inch long strips. Repeat with remaining dough disc.

To cook the pasta, bring two quarts of salted water to a boil. Drop noodles into the water a few at a time. Cook for two minutes, or until all the noodles float. Drain and top with melted butter and a generous amount of grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. If you want to go all out with the sauce, this browned butter and sage sauce recipe is wonderful.

Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Pasta

Thank you so much, Cassie!

P.S. More recipes, including pumpkin mac ‘n’ cheese and cheesy spaghetti sauce.

(Photos and pasta recipe by Cassie Johnston of Wholefully. Thanks to Stella Blackmon for helping with this series.)

  1. Sounds dreamy! My husband and I got a pasta maker as a wedding gift and I rarely think of using it! The result is always amazing, but I never think to use it. This looks delicious, I love a pumpkin alternative that isn’t just baked goods. Yummy!

  2. deanna says...

    I just made this for the second time tonight. I used a cup-for-cup gf flour, and while it still tasted great, it was impossible to get full strands. So it was a lot less pretty. The first time I made it, I could make lovely little nests like the recipe shows, and I had never made pasta previously, ever! And to those who are curious, it doesn’t taste like pumpkin at all and it goes marvelously well with the recommended brown butter sage sauce. I like to add a little finely ground rosemary kosher salt too.

  3. Sherry says...

    A self-made paste :o Thank you very much for the recipe! The pumpkin pasta looks so great!!! I must try it!! I want to go to kitchen and play with the flour immediately!

  4. cin says...

    Did somnole try those pasta with gluten free flour? Which kind?

  5. I’ve always wanted to make my own pasta but thought it must be super difficult…until now! I can’t wait to try this out!

  6. This is so insanely simple!!! Does it taste super pumpkin-y? I would almost add cinnamon and a sprinkle of brown sugar for more of a dessert pasta….mmmmm <3

  7. Elizabeth says...

    I went straight to my sister’s apartment after work and we made this pasta! I had always wanted to make homemade pasta and this was an amazing introduction recipe. One word to note – make sure that you add enough pumpkin. At first my dough was too dry and the pasta wouldn’t stick together.

  8. I love pasta but have never tasted this pumpkin pasta actually, I have just heard it for the first time. I will try it and hope it tastes good with soups :P

  9. Lauren says...

    Pasta making scares me but this looks conquerable! I’m going to try it with sweet potato since it’s hard to find canned pumpkin where I am!

  10. Looks delicious! Can’t with to try this , epscially since my toddler is showing a keen interest in pumpkin these days :)

  11. This looks absolutely divine! That pasta looks so smooth and supple…my Italian husband would LOVE this for dinner one night!! I often use spinach in my pasta recipes, for example, my family loves these spinach ricotta gnocchi ( and sometimes sweet potato ( but I’ve yet to try making it with pumpkin! And I love pumpkin!!

  12. Looks easy and delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  13. I love making homemade pasta! This one goes definitely on my list. Thank you for sharing this recipe :)


  14. Laura says...

    I’m definitely going home to make this tonight! Any tips on freezing/drying leftovers for later use?

  15. Going to have my kids help me make tonight — thanks for the idea!

  16. I am so looking forward to the pumpkin series. It’s not a widely used veg in the U.K. so I’ve been wanting to get into the U.S. vibe now that I live here!

  17. Alexis says... Looks like I have no choice but to make this for dinner tonight. Can not wait until I’m home! Thanks for sharing such a deliscous and accessible recipe:)

  18. Dawn says...

    My sister and niece visit over Thanksgiving week and I’m looking forward to having the kids help us crank out this pasta. My family usually does a nontraditional Turkey Day to shake things up (we made veggie and turkey tamales one year). Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Laura says...

    Wow. This looks so simple I think my 4 and 2 year old
    will be helping me make this. Wonder if I could use this to make ravioli with more pumpkin puree inside…

    • Brianna says...

      If you do this and it works, please send the recipe to Joanna so she can share it with the masses.

  20. NLH says...

    Yay, Cassie! I LOVE this lady’s blog and recipes :)

  21. Alice says...

    Cant believe how easy this looks. Going to try this week!

    • Allison says...

      I was just thinking the same thing! Maybe a delicious savory sweet potato puree?

  22. Sounds dreamy! My husband and I got a pasta maker as a wedding gift and I rarely think of using it! The result is always amazing, but I never think to use it. This looks delicious, I love a pumpkin alternative that isn’t just baked goods. Yummy!


  23. Jeannie says...

    Looks delicious!