This recipe produces a rich creamy sauce without the use of any cream. This sauce is also delicious with penne, fusilli or any other small pasta shape.
For a richer sauce substitute some of the milk for thickened cream.
This recipe is delicious and not as unhealthy as the other creamy pastas we really like. You could use hilo or skim milk to keep calories down. We chop the sage and garlic and leave it in the sauce. Sometimes use chorizo or another fried sausage instead of the bacon, which is really tasty, especially when the sausage has a bit of a chilli kick. I also add about double the nutmeg and a really strong parmesan YUM! A staple in our house now. - 02 Jan 2018
This is delicious! It has become a staple in our household, and I make it at least once a month. It's not too high in calories either - about 610 per portion. Definitely recommend it - so simple and tasty. I make it with butternut squash as well, as it's easier to get hold of. If I've got time I roast it in the oven, if I'm short of time I put it in the microwave for 10-15 minutes. - 31 Aug 2015 (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)
Omg, totally amazing! Really easy to make and delicious to eat. My 4yo daughter loved it, my dad who at first turned his nose up had to admit after the first mouthful it was pretty good! I didn't have pumpkin, so instead roasted a small butternut squash and used that. Will recommend to everyone and will 110% make again and again - 07 Nov 2013 (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)