Creamy Pumpkin Sauce with Zoodles

Creamy Pumpkin Sauce with Zoodles

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If your looking for a great vegetarian meal packed with nutrients, try our creamy pumpkin sauce with zoodles. It's easy to make and is a perfect lunch or dinner option.

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time1 hr

 2 garlic cloves, minced
 1 tbsp butter
 1 cup pumpkin puree
 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
 2 tbsp half and half cream
  tsp ground nutmeg
 ¼ tsp chili powder
  tsp cayenne pepper
  tsp black pepper ideally freshly ground
 2 medium zucchini, spiralized

1

Add butter and garlic to sauce pan and heat over medium-low heat for 1-2 minutes.

2

Add the pumpkin purée, chicken broth, half and half and spices and stir to combine. Simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.

3

While the sauce simmers, place your spiralized zucchini noodles (zoodles) in a microwave safe dish. Add ¼ cup water and place a lid partially over the top, but with a space for the air to vent. Heat for 4 minutes, or until zucchini noodles are desired texture (for softer noodles, heat for 4 or more minutes. If you prefer more bite to your zoodles, stick to 2-3 minutes). Drain water and split zucchini noodles between 2 plates.

4

Remove sauce from heat and spoon over zoodles. To round out the meal, consider serving with a baked chicken breast or fillet of salmon. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 2


Amount Per Serving
Calories 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Sodium 295mg13%
Total Carbohydrate 16g6%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Protein 5g10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 2 garlic cloves, minced
 1 tbsp butter
 1 cup pumpkin puree
 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
 2 tbsp half and half cream
  tsp ground nutmeg
 ¼ tsp chili powder
  tsp cayenne pepper
  tsp black pepper ideally freshly ground
 2 medium zucchini, spiralized

Directions

1

Add butter and garlic to sauce pan and heat over medium-low heat for 1-2 minutes.

2

Add the pumpkin purée, chicken broth, half and half and spices and stir to combine. Simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.

3

While the sauce simmers, place your spiralized zucchini noodles (zoodles) in a microwave safe dish. Add ¼ cup water and place a lid partially over the top, but with a space for the air to vent. Heat for 4 minutes, or until zucchini noodles are desired texture (for softer noodles, heat for 4 or more minutes. If you prefer more bite to your zoodles, stick to 2-3 minutes). Drain water and split zucchini noodles between 2 plates.

4

Remove sauce from heat and spoon over zoodles. To round out the meal, consider serving with a baked chicken breast or fillet of salmon. Enjoy!

Creamy Pumpkin Sauce with Zoodles