Pork and Pumpkin Noodle Bowl


We've put a seasonal spin on this simple pasta toss with chunks of pumpkin, tender pork, fresh sage, and red onion. Tangy blue cheese adds creaminess.

Total Time:
30 mins


  • 8 ounce whole wheat linguini

  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 pound pork loin, cut in 1/2-inch-thick slices

  • 3 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 12 fresh sage leaves

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (2 cloves) or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

  • 1 cup canned or frozen pureed pumpkin or butternut squash

  • ¼ cup blue cheese crumbles (optional)


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding onion during last 5 minutes of cooking time. Drain and keep warm.

  2. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Brush pork with some soy sauce and generously sprinkle black pepper. Cook sage leaves in hot oil until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Add pork to skillet and cook for 2 minutes each side or until golden outside and slightly pink inside. Remove pork from skillet; cover to keep warm. In same skillet combine remaining soy sauce, garlic, 1/4 cup pumpkin, and 1 cup water. Bring to boiling and reduce sauce slightly. Add pasta and onions to skillet; heat through. Divide pasta among four bowls. In skillet, heat remaining pumpkin. Serve pork with pasta, pumpkin, sage leaves, and blue cheese. Makes 4 servings.

    Pork and Pumpkin Noodle Bowl
    Andy Lyons

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

414 Calories
9g Fat
51g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 414
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 645mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 9.4mg 47%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 4.3mg 24%
Potassium 718mg 15%
Folate, total 52.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.9mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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