It is still really hot here in Arizona but with Pumpkin Spice Latte’s return to Starbucks has ignited my love of all pumpkin recipes and foods!! I love working with pumpkin it is so easy to incorporate into a recipe and has such great health benefits. After a trip to World Market I found some great ingredients to make the backbone of my newest favorite pumpkin dish!! Pumpkin Gnocchi Carbonara!!
I love the warm inviting flavors of fall, apples, cinnamon, pumpkin and hopefully we’re headed for cooler weather. So a warm pasta dish with some of my favorite harvest flavors is a great way to welcome in fall.
I started with World Market Carbonara Pasta Sauce a few spices and some fresh ingredients, viola, we had one of the tastiest fall pasta dishes!
Now we know that nutmeg and pumpkin are the best of friends so I had to use some freshly grated nutmeg in this dish!! World Market has a great selection of spices some that are even hard to find!! I can spend hours just browsing all the fun international foods World Market offers. I especially love to browse the candy isle so many fun nostalgic and hard to find sweets! But that I will save for another day!!
I added spicy Italian sausage to the dish as well for another layer of flavor and heat!! Some fresh chopped Italian Flat Leaf Parsley and fresh Parmesan cheese on top was the final touch that made the flavors shine!! Serve this with a green salad and bread sticks and you have a great meal. This sauce is great over other types of pasta too.
With cooler weather headed in and the fall season upon us what are some of your favorite harvest activities?? Do you have a favorite fall recipe??? I would love for you to share some of your favorite fall flavors leave me a comment!!!