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pumpkin pesto pasta with chicken and bright green sauce in white bowl

Simple Pumpkin Pesto Pasta with Sautéed Chicken

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  • Author: Rae Leach
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Mains
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Pasta


Easy pumpkin pesto pasta with sautéed chicken – all the fall flavors, healthy fats and protein you want and need!


  • 2 cups dry pumpkin-shaped pasta
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin purée
  • 1/3 cup pesto flavored tahini (SoCo Tahini)
  • 1 handful parsley
  • 2 cups kale (fresh or frozen)
  • pinch salt
  • few shakes pepper
  • few shakes pumpkin spice
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


Blend pumpkin, parsley, salt, pepper, tahini, and pumpkin spice until smooth. Add a little more kale for a greener color!

Cook and drain pasta according to package instructions

Sauté chicken with a little olive oil and pinch of salt, flipping as needed, until 165F internal temp or higher (white all the way through) and cut into bite-sized pieces

Mix all, sprinkle with parsley and dig in!


Keeps well ~5 days in the fridge in an airtight container.