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Cucina Antica Tuscany Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

By Winnie Hsia, October 29, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Winnie Hsia

Cucina Antica Tuscany PumpkinAt Whole Foods Market®, we love sharing good food and drink. Whether it’s peak-of-the-season fruit, a team member creation from our bakery, or a new grocery discovery, we love celebrating great flavors and products. But we don’t just want to tell you about it; we want you to enjoy it too, which is why we’re giving it away! Read on to find out how you could win some free stuff. UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who entered! Congratulations to our randomly chosen winner, David from Brooklyn!                                                        

All around the country, people are welcoming a fall favorite: pumpkin. Whether beautifully displayed in the produce department, artfully carved on doorsteps, or pureed and baked into pies and cakes, this beloved gourd can be found just about everywhere. But, one place you might not expect to find our sweet and creamy orange friend is in pasta sauce. That’s where Cucina Antica Tuscany Pumpkin Pasta Sauce comes in.

Inspired by Italy’s rustic harvest, Chef Neil Fusco has created a unique sauce made with peak-harvested pumpkin, flavorful San Marzano tomatoes, and an aromatic combination of garlic, rosemary and sage, all simmered with a touch of cream and perfected in small batches.

This soul-warming sauce is robust enough to toss with cheese ravioli but light enough to drizzle over sautéed vegetables. Want to pull together an easy vegetarian dinner? Just serve Cucina Antica Tuscany Pumpkin Pasta Sauce with you favorite whole wheat pasta and pair with our Green Salad with Beets and Warm Walnut-Crusted Chèvre for a complete fall meal.

The possibilities are endless with a sauce as savory and versatile as this. Want to get your hands on some of this perfect fall pantry staple?

Tell us all about your favorite non-traditional pasta sauce in the comments below by Friday, November 14. We’ll pick one random winner to receive a case of Cucina Antica Tuscany Pumpkin Pasta Sauce.

The fine print: No purchase necessary. Promotion ends November 14, 2012, 11:59 PM CDT. Must be a legal resident of the US or Canada (except in Quebec, where it is void) age 18 or older to participate. Taxes on prize, if applicable, are the responsibility of the winner. Employees of Whole Foods Market, Inc., are not eligible. Void where prohibited.

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Alison says ...
Does pesto count as nontraditional? I had a lot of basil this summer and ate a lot of pesto pasta.
10/29/2012 7:54:11 PM CDT
Shala says ...
I love vodka infused sauces. So good just tossed on whole wheat pasta with a big leafy spinach salad, yum yum!
10/29/2012 9:09:18 PM CDT
Mark S says ...
My fav non traditional sauce sounds a lot like this one. It's a creamy butternut squash and sage sauce.
10/29/2012 9:36:57 PM CDT
Kara says ...
roasted red pepper pesto
10/29/2012 9:44:53 PM CDT
Alexandra says ...
Yum, this sounds sooo good! My 'unusual' sauce isn't anything too unusual, but roasted mashed garlic, chile pepper flakes, and really good olive oil has always been a favorite!
10/29/2012 10:18:11 PM CDT
mwosteen says ...
Yum, yum, yum! I can't wait to try it! My favorite non-traditional pasta sauce consists of toasted walnuts, sautéed chicken, olive oil/butter, lemon, and scallions.
10/29/2012 11:22:37 PM CDT
Barbara Rae Calder says ...
I made a brown sauce with a touch of dijon and capers that I served over angel hair. It was great and it became a favorite of our household.
10/30/2012 12:09:20 AM CDT
Lily Kwan says ...
I like to put sesame seed oil on pasta.
10/30/2012 12:10:22 AM CDT
katherine dibello says ...
I love vegan "cheesy" pasta sauce made from soaked nuts and nutritional yeast!
10/30/2012 5:45:36 AM CDT
Cara Goedecke says ...
Well I love bean based sauces and one time I had an amazing "raw foods" pesto sauce. YUM!
10/30/2012 6:41:29 AM CDT
Maria S. says ...
My kids love to eat rotini noodles covered in butternut squash puree, so I would imagine I could get them to try this pumpkin pasta sauce. I'd love a case!
10/30/2012 10:22:52 AM CDT
jen says ...
i'm partial to an arugula and walnut pesto.
10/30/2012 11:04:08 AM CDT
Judy says ...
I think a creamy sauce made from chickpeas and garlic is awfully yummy.
10/30/2012 11:07:55 AM CDT
Meg says ...
A fabulous non-traditional pasta topper is arugula pesto made with fresh arugula, pine nuts, olive oil and fresh Parmesan. Toss with ditalini pasta and sauteed shallots for an exceptionally fresh and healthy meal.
10/30/2012 1:38:43 PM CDT
Aneesa says ...
Chocolate Pasta Sauce!!! Recently discovered this combo and it is simply delightful!
10/30/2012 1:45:32 PM CDT
Rose says ...
My favorite sauces have great vinegars in them, and ground roasted nuts with a dash of roasted hazelnut oil, or pistachio oil, and small amounts of tidbits such as lemon peel.
10/30/2012 2:04:52 PM CDT
Theresa says ...
Maple syrup sage sauce on sweet potato gnocchi.
10/30/2012 2:27:54 PM CDT
Rhonda H says ...
My favorite non-traditional sauce would be one I make with shallots, coconut milk, and curry. It works well with rice noodles and is a fun way to dress up Thai!
10/30/2012 5:15:36 PM CDT
sasha says ...
I like smitten kitchen's broccoli pesto sauce.
10/30/2012 5:26:01 PM CDT
crystal says ...
Vodka Red Sauce is my favorite non-traditional sauce!
10/30/2012 6:30:53 PM CDT
Joette says ...
My favorite is simple--fresh garlic (and lots of it) with a little olive oil and butter. Easy & sinful!
10/30/2012 7:05:46 PM CDT
Niki says ...
I have tried guacamole. Wasn't to bad.
10/30/2012 10:04:42 PM CDT
Yoona Hyun Kye says ...
My non traditional pasta sauce would be sliced garlic, crushed dry red peppers,fresh tomatos, spinach, fresh herbs, with olive oil with grilled wild salmon on top.
10/30/2012 11:20:23 PM CDT
Audrey C. says ...
A favorite restaurant makes a wonderful walnut sauce that includes ground walnuts, pine nuts, and onions.
10/31/2012 5:55:48 AM CDT
Rachel says ...
Cilantro and Pumpkin Seed Pesto with cheese tortellini! Give it a try. You won't be disappointed!
10/31/2012 8:39:07 AM CDT