The temperature is dropping, Halloween decorations are appearing, and the fall season is officially upon us! We’re approaching the end of October, which means now is an excellent time to start preparing your favorite pumpkin recipes! Celebrate National Pumpkin Day (October 26) with Basta Pasta, and discover our favorite Italian pumpkin recipes!
Tiramisu is a popular Italian dessert for every season! Not only is it creamy and sweet, but it’s also caffeinated! To create the pumpkin version of this timeless dessert, you’ll need the following: one cup of heavy whipping cream, one cup of mascarpone cheese, ⅓ cup of sugar, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, one tablespoon amaretto liquor, two cups of espresso, one pack of ladyfingers, and canned pure pumpkin! Prepare the tiramisu as you normally would, but mix a can of pure pumpkin into the classic mascarpone base! The pumpkin flavor compliments the dessert perfectly without drowning out any of its best flavors.
For this pumpkin pasta with sausage, you’ll need the following: one package of rigatoni, one pound of Italian sausage, two tablespoons of olive oil, four minced garlic cloves, one shallot, fresh spinach, one can of pumpkin puree, and salt and pepper to taste. After you brown the sausage, add olive oil to the pan and saute the shallot, garlic, and spinach. While the pasta cooks, add the pumpkin puree and sausage to the olive oil mixture and. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve over the hot rigatoni!
Pumpkin Pie Sangria
Sangria originally hails from Spain, but the Italians have their own twist on the beverage! This sangria is a refreshing treat after a long week. To create your own you’ll need the following: one bottle of Prosecco, ½ cup Libby’s pumpkin pie mix, 24 ounces of Goya mango juice, ½ cup of maple syrup, one teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, one apple sliced, and one large sliced orange. Add all of the ingredients into a large pitcher, allow it to sit for three to four hours, and enjoy! To make a delicious non-alcoholic version, replace the Prosecco with sparkling cider!
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This weekend, enjoy a healthy and delicious dinner at Basta Pasta!
For more than 12 years, Basta Pasta has given Maryland diners delicious Italian food made from local and fresh ingredients. Enjoy delicious pasta dishes, unlimited salad and breadsticks, and fine wine at one of our locations in Timonium, Fallston, or Eldersburg. Contact us online or give us a call at the location-specific phone number listed here. Read our menu and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter! You can also order our signature crab cakes online and enjoy delicious Basta Pasta from home!