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Cucina Antica Tuscany Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

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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kate mark says …

The Cucina Antica Tuscany Pumpkin Pasta Sauce was one of the first things I bought when I discovered a food sensitivity to all grains. It inspired me to make a baked spaghetti squash casserole, topped with this sauce and some roasted pine nuts and some shredded goat cheese. Brought it to a pot luck and it was a huge hit! It's now my favorite go to sauce and I am getting very creative on this new diet.

anthony mark says …

My favorite way to enjoy this pumpkin sauce is over steamed white basmati rice. It's delicious!

Shelly Hansen says …

Well your Tuscany Pumpkin sounds wonderful! My pasta sauce is 10 garlic cloves (peeled) 4 artichoke hearts put in chopper- grind to fine. In a pan add 3 tbls.no salt butter & 1/4 cup of olive oil add garlic artichoke mixture, let cook a little. Now add chicken or shrimp remove when cooked now add mushrooms, onions what ever veggies you want. I like to add lemon juice to the whole mix. serve with pasta! it's really good and good for you!

camille alfrejd says …

Butternut squash is my favorite unique pasta sauce...would love to try the pumpkin!

lexee says …

i like all forms of pesto! any flavor combination. also spicy cajun pink sauces... yum!

Ann Corcoran says …

my favorite non-traditional sauce is a puttanesca with olive oil, crushed roma tomatoes, capers, anchovy fillets, garlic, kalamata olives, red pepper flakes, yum!

Jennifer Jerome says …

My husband's favorite is a pasta sauce of tomatoes, garlic, tuna, pepper flakes, oregano, capers, and (he doesn't know how much) butter. One time I went back for seconds and I couldn't find it. "What happened to the pasta?" "I ate it..." he said. "ALL of it?" "I couldn't help myself. I stood over the stove and ate the whole thing."

Jenifer says …

It would have to be NON GARLIC sauce for me.........to much garlic takes away from the true aroma of the sauce...and I'm allergic....:) Which is very hard to find! Can't wait to try this sauce! Pumpkin Pasta Sauce..sounds Delicious:)!!

Dave Taube says …

Sauteed wild mushrooms, garlic, rosemary and thyme with a little olive oil!

Debora Cox says …

My favorite non-traditional sauce is actually a combination of sauces! I love to combine a hearty marinara with alfredo for a whole lotta creamy goodness! Would love to try this product!

Amanda says …

mango pinneapple pasta sauce

Rosemary Woodward says …

A favorite non-traditional pasta sauce for me is green enchilada sauce! I purchase a jar of my favorite brand prepared by a local, organic farm, and mix it with quinoa corn macaroni noodles, a roasted array of veggies including onions, mixed peppers (sweet and hot both!), zucchini, and corn, and a vegetarian protein source like either black beans or veggie chipotle sausage (Field Roast makes a yummy version). I then top everything with cheese (cheddar or pepperjack are especially tasty), bake until bubbly and golden, and then serve with fresh cilantro, avocado, and dollops of sour cream. Super delicious! :)

quarryman says …

My daughters favorite comfort, feel good and torch your mouth sauce is a simple garlic (tons of Galic!!), Extra virgin olive oil and parsley mixed with a liberal amount of red pepper flakes simmered togther with a cup of the pasta water, some galicky grilled chicken and for an extra flavor boost sun dried tomatoes and a little organic oregano. Mix with your favorite pasta and you've got a comfort meal guarenteed to harvest a smile and warm you up on a cool autumn night.

Kolby Mills says …

Goat cheese pasta sauce with diced tomatoes, roasted garlic, marjoram, tarragon and sage is something I frankly don't think I'd ever stop eating!!!

Belinda Gross says …

olive oil, baked garlic and onion powder with a little basil, rosemary or oregano (your choice)

Hanna says …

This is definitely the best store bought pasta sauce we've ever tried! Wonderful with whole wheat gnocchi! I'll get this again and again.

Amy says …

In addition to turkey, I make a vegetable lasagna each year for Thanksgiving using a pumpkin butternut squash sauce for my vegatarian guests. It ends up being a hit for everyone. This year I thought I would give Cucina Antica Tuscany Pumpkin Pasta Sauce a try.

Jennifer Megerle says …

Tuscany Pumpkin is amazing. I picked it up when I went to visit family in Charlestown SC, but when I got home to Va Beach I could not find it. I was told the Va Beach Whole Foods does not carry it. Wish they would.

Margaret Dearden says …

Husband away on a trip and I'm alone and starving. I picked the Tuscany pumpkin pasta sauce up recently. Boiled some pasta tonight and heated up the pumpkin sauce and shaved some Parm Reg on top. OMG - I have to say that I am a "from scratch" cook and a bit of a food snob but this is absolutely delicious and will make certain that it is in my pantry from now on!!!!

Eileen Thurber says …

Sun dried tomatoes chopped up in olive oil with Italian herbs.

Jose Diaz says …

There is a traditional dish from the Dominican Republic called "Sancocho" (a Thick Hearty Soup with 7 Different types of meat in it). You can see a sample of this "Sancocho" on Anthony Bourdain in Dominican Republic. Usually I'd puree the pumpkin along with garlic and other herbs to add to this Thick Hearty Soup. Last year I bought this Cucina Antica Tuscany Pumpkin Pasta Sauce and the results were amazing. Everyone kept talking about how good it is. So now that the winter is here, I will be making a few more batches of this delicious "Sancocho".

Cindy Elliott says …

While shopping at the new Safeway on Kauai, I was walking past the pasta sauce section and the label caught my eye. I stopped and looked at the label for ingredients. I was pleasantly surprised to see only 2 grams of sugar, unlike most that have a 6 gram or higher content. Calories were not too bad either and the ingredients were rather refreshing as well. I decided to buy and try and I am so glad I did. I warmed & poured the yummy sauce over my cooked zucchini noodles This product is unique & so tasty. I will be using it often I can't wait to buy more.

Leann Lindeman says …

I have made a mushroom balsamic bacon sauce that was pretty tasty!

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