The recipe combines goat cheese with pumpkin puree for a seasonal alfredo sauce that’s out of this world. So the dish is not too heavy, we put the sauce on top of a trio of zoodles (zucchini noodles), squoodles (yellow squash) and patoodles (sweet potatoes) — we made up the words squoodles and patoodles, but they kinda work right?!
If you’ve never tried making noodles out of vegetables, all you need is a simple tool called a spiralizer. Or you can simply julienne your vegetables for similar results. There are a few different ways you can make -oodles: steamed, roasted, sautéed, or boiled.
We’ve tried several methods and we prefer to roast them in the oven (and PS, coconut oil worked the best for us).
- 1 - zucchini
- 1 - yellow squash
- 1 - sweet potato
- 3 tablespoons - coconut oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Spiralize or julienne vegetables.
- Heat coconut oil in microwave just until melted, about 10-15 seconds.
- Spread zucchini and yellow squash on a baking sheet.
- Spread sweet potato on a separate baking sheet.
- Pour 2 tablespoons coconut oil over zucchini and yellow squash and toss to coat evenly.
- Pour remaining tablespoon of coconut oil over sweet potato and toss to coat evenly.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
- Roast zucchini and yellow squash approximately 15-20 minutes, turning ½ way through.
- Roast sweet potato approximately 20-30 minutes, turning ½ way through.
- 2 tablespoons - unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons - flour
- 2 - garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon - thyme, finely chopped
- 2 cups - low-fat milk
- 3oz - goat cheese, crumbled
- 1 cup - pumpkin puree
- 1/8 teaspoon - ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon - salt
- 1/4 teaspoon - pepper
- roasted and salted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat and add butter. Once sizzling, add flour and stir until bubbly, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds. Add milk and thyme. Stir constantly and increase heat if necessary until mixture begins to bubble and thicken, about 5-6 minutes.
- Add goat cheese, pumpkin, cinnamon, salt, and pepper, stirring until smooth and thickened into a sauce.
- Once thickened, remove from heat and serve immediately.
- Garnish with pepitas!
Are you a sucker for all things pumpkin? Be sure to check out our other Fiesta pumpkin recipes and some fall favorites: Mini Pumpkin Pies, Pumpkin Bread, Holiday Butters, Simple Fall Desserts, Thanksgiving Sweet Treats, and Fall “Brinner.”