Creamy Pumpkin Pasta with Chorizo

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  • PREP TIME
    10 Min
  • COOK TIME
    15 Min
  • SERVINGS
    4

This earthy fall pasta dish was inspired by my kid’s love of mac and cheese. They request mac and cheese so often that I was forced to dream up creative ways to serve this side dish throughout the season without my husband and I pulling out our hair for having to eat mac and cheese for dinner again.

As my mami would say “dios mio, estas ninas.” It was partially my fault for giving in, but what mami doesn’t cave into their bright eyed children’s requests. I slowly began adding peas, then cauliflower, fresh spinach, bacon or ham and never once did I hear one objection. Then I swapped out white pasta for whole-wheat, quinoa and began to change the shape of pasta and still no objections.

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As my children began to get older and made their way into the kitchen to help out they began experimenting with their beloved mac and cheese by changing the flavors with the season. In summer we added fresh tomatoes, winter we added squash and in the spring roasted asparagus were a hit with my littlest. When fall rolled around we knew we had to try pumpkin. With its creamy texture, hearty bite and the addition of silky cream this recipe immediately went into the family recipe book.

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When Cacique® asked me to create a kid-friendly pumpkin inspired dish using their new authentic Mexican-style Shredded Cheeses this was the first recipe that popped into my head, of course our ultimate pumpkin cheese sauce incorporating Cacique® who has been making cheese lovers happy for over 40 years would take this dish to a new level of yumminess quoting my youngest.

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Their new Mexican-style Shredded Cheese products will soon be available everywhere soon, and hope you enjoy this fall inspired hearty pasta dish. To find a retailer with cacique shred cheese near you visit www.caciqueinc.com/locator

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