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Perfect Pasta Recipes for Fall

Perfect Pasta Recipes for Fall

By Jeanette Morelan

This article has been posted with permission and originally appeared as 14 Hearty Pasta Recipes for Fall on Relish

The fall season is in full swing – let’s keep the momentum going, shall we? These autumn pasta recipes are an artful ode to all things seasonal.

Laraine Perri

Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter

We need to make one thing perfectly clear. The flavor profile of cool-weather squash varieties like pumpkin and butternut squash pairs PERFECTLY with the rich, earthy notes of browned butter and sage. It’s a combo you’ll be seeing more of in the following recipes, but we’ll start with a favorite. Find the recipes here.

Lucy Schaeffer

Meat and Pear Open Ravioli

Sausage, pancetta and roast beef are the key savory elements of this pasta dish, nicely balanced by the sweetness of pears, golden raisins and a surprise crumble of amaretti cookies. Find the recipe here.


Fettuccine with Bacon, Beet Greens and Capers

Fresh beet greens add an earthy element to this pasta combo, perfectly finished by salty bacon, shallots, capers and plenty of Parmesan cheese. Find the recipe here.


Orzo and Butternut Squash Skillet

This autumnal dish stars orzo pasta, combined with fresh butternut squash, leeks and kale. The entire thing is immersed in a rich blue cheese sauce and topped with crunchy pistachios. Talk about comfort food. Find the recipe here.

Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn

Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese

Perhaps the most iconic of all fall ingredients, pumpkin lends extra richness to the traditional flavors we love in macaroni and cheese. The blend of Monterey Jack, Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses makes this rendition extra creamy. Find the recipe here.


Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Classic gnocchi gets an autumnal upgrade with the addition of roasted butternut squash, rich Parmesan cheese and a fresh pumpkin seed pesto. Find the recipe here.


Browned Sage Butter Chicken Piccata

Cool-weather mushrooms are a seasonal delicacy, so make the most of them by pairing with tender pappardelle pasta, browned sage butter and a generous serving of protein-packed chicken. Find the recipe here.

Meredith Steele

See Also

Butternut Squash Linguine With Kale

The richness of butternut squash is amplified in this decadent pasta, which features hearty kale, a creamy cheese sauce and a hint of spicy nutmeg. Find the recipe here.


Fall Harvest Lasagna

This lasagna harnesses the goodness of autumn farmers’ market staples: apple, pumpkin and brussels sprouts. Don’t let the eclectic ingredient list fool you—the flavor profile for this pasta is out-of-this world. Find the recipe here.


Acorn Squash Ravioli

Making your own ravioli allows you to capture any flavor combo that strikes your fancy—in this case, an acorn squash filling and a drizzle of browned butter sage sauce. Find the recipe here.

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Butternut Sage Pasta Al Forno

Roasted butternut squash combines with creamy ricotta cheese to make a sinfully rich, creamy binder for this baked pasta. When you throw in a hearty tomato sauce and rigatoni noodles, you’ve got yourself a delightful departure from standard pasta fare. Find the recipe here.


Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage

Another autumnal nod to gnocchi, this rendition takes advantage of the sweet earthiness—and stunning hue—of fresh sweet potatoes. Finished off with plenty of sage and a sprinkling of salty Parmesan, this dish is one for the books. Find the recipe here.

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