Chipotle-Spiced ZENB Pumpkin Penne Pasta


PREP TIME 5 minutes

COOK TIME 25 minutes

TOTAL TIME 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts


Serving Size: 453g
Servings: 4

Calories: 410

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat7g9%
Saturated Fat1.5g8%
Dietary Fiber14g50%
Total Sugar8g
Vitamin A 90%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 177mg 15%
Iron 6mg 35%
Potassium 76mg 2%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.


Perfect for the autumn season or anytime you need your pumpkin flavor fix, this ZENB Penne Pasta recipe delivers on pumpkin spice flavors while staying low calorie and low fat. You'll also get a good source of fiber and good source of vitamin A.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1-1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 box (12 ounces) ZENB Penne Pasta made from 100% Yellow Peas, uncooked
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper



Heat oil in large pot on medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 5-7 minutes until translucent. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds stirring continuously until fragrant. Stir in adobo sauce, pumpkin, broth and salt; bring mixture to a low boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes


Meanwhile, cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water; drain.


Whisk milk into pumpkin sauce. Add pasta and reserved pasta water to pot. Cook 3 minutes, until heated through and well combined. Garnish with Parmesan and pepper before serving.

Tasty Tips

Canned chipotle peppers are sold packed in adobo sauce. Look for chipotle peppers in adobo in the Mexican section of the grocery store. Wrap leftover chipotle peppers individually in plastic wrap before storing in the freezer.

For an extra kick of heat, add 2 minced chipotle peppers in addition to the adobo.

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