Fresh Sage and Pumpkin Sauce

Fresh Sage and Pumpkin Sauce

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total: 20 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Toss this fresh sage and pumpkin sauce with your favorite pasta, top on your favorite rice bowl or spoon onto grilled poultry or meat for a fragrant and creamy addition of flavor.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 fresh whole sage leaves
  • 1/4 cup white wine or apple cider
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree (no added seasonings)
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Nutmeg to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Place the butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Once frothy, add the shallot, stir to coat in the butter and sauté for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and sage leaves to the pan and cook the mixture for 1 minute before pouring in the wine and cooking until the liquid has almost evaporated.
  2. Stir in the vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook for 3 minutes and then remove and discard the sage leaves. Slowly add the pumpkin puree, whisking well to combine, and then add the cream and the Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.


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