Baked Pumpkin Ziti

45 Minutes

4 Servings

Spread the love of cheese!

Baked Pumpkin Ziti

A chilly fall night calls for a comforting dish like this Baked Pumpkin Ziti made with Sage, Sausage, our Lactose-Free Mozzarella, and Shredded Parmesan. It’s hearty, packed with seasonal flavours, and lots of cheese!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ziti pasta
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 Italian sausages
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. AP flour
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 sage leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 cup vegetable or chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 15 oz. pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 cup Paradise Island Shredded Parmesan 
  • 2 1/2 cups Paradise Island Lactose-Free Mozzarella, grated

Recipe Directions

  1. Boil pasta according to package directions.
  2. Heat olive oil in large pan over medium heat. Add sausage and cook for 5 minutes while breaking sausage into small pieces.
  3. Add onion, garlic, sage and stir to combine for 2 minutes. Remove mixture and set aside.
  4. In the same pan, melt butter. Add flour and whisk for 1 minute. Whisk in stock and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook until sauce has thickened.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in cheeses. Fold in pumpkin puree, add nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
  6. Combine pasta, sausage mixture, and sauce in a large bowl and stir everything together.
  7. Bake in a casserole dish for 25 minutes at 375°F.