Cheesy Pumpkin Pasta Bake

Bring the fabulous flavors of Italy to your dinner table with this cheesy pasta dish that features Progresso® chicken broth, winter squash and turkey - ready in 30 minutes.

  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1
carton (32 oz) Progresso® chicken broth (4 cups)
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
cup finely chopped onion
1
teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
3/4
lb uncooked pastina or other small pasta, such as riso
Salt and pepper
1
cup winter squash, roasted or 1 box (9 oz) frozen winter squash, thawed
1
cup cubed cooked turkey, plain or smoked (about 1/4 lb, if desired)
1/2
cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and a small piece for garnishing
  • 1 Bring the broth to a low simmer in a saucepan.
  • 2 Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat until hot. Add the onion and cook until soft but not brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the thyme; stir, and add 2 cups of the simmering broth. Bring to a boil.
  • 3 Add the pastina; stir well, and reduce the heat to maintain a slow simmer. Season with salt and pepper. Add simmering broth 1/2 cup at a time as the previous addition is absorbed, and stirring occasionally to prevent the pastina from sticking to the bottom of the pan, until the pasta is al dente, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 Add the squash and turkey to reheat. Stir well. The consistency should be quite loose, like a thick soup. Add more broth if necessary. Add the 1/2 cup cheese and let melt for a moment before stirring in. Taste for seasoning. If desired, pour into hollowed-out pumpkin for serving; garnish with cheese.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    590
    (
    Calories from Fat
    130),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    14g
    14%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    45mg
    45%;
    Sodium
    1540mg
    1540%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    83g
    83%
    (Dietary Fiber
    6g
    6%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    32g
    32%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    60%;
    Vitamin C
    8%;
    Calcium
    20%;
    Iron
    25%;
    Exchanges:
    4 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    5 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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