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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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Molly says …

Kale pesto (I wish I liked kale better than I do, but as a pesto it is really good!)

Robbie says …

Our family favorite is Spicy Peanut Noodles: a homemade spicy peanut sauce tossed with gluten-free brown rice fettucini or spaghetti noodles. Serve with Sriracha sauce for extra kick!

Janis S says …

My favorite non-traditional sauce is pesto sauce. Love it tossed with gluten-free pasta.

Wendy Stengel says …

I like to toss my pasta with cottage cheese.

Irene Gale says …

I made a delicious Mole' sauce & ladeled it over bow tied pasta. Delish & pretty.

Irene Gale says …

I made a delicious Mole' sauce & ladeled it over bow tied pasta. Delish & pretty.

Brenda says …

Butternut Squash sauce on a hearty pasta with roasted walnuts and parm on top. Yum!!

Laura says …

On pasta day in college, I would get the cooks to combine tomato, alfredo, and pesto and they called it Spanish Flag sauce. Not to weird, but oh so good.

Mary says …

I don't have a favorite, non-traditional -pasta sauce, but I do know that I LOVE Anything PUMPKIN!!! I haven't tried this product, but would be darn happy to experiment w/ it. Thank you~

Pete Zushin says …

Sauces 'n Love Sugo Rosa is AMAZING. Just a little creaminess cuts the tomato to make it almost sweet (hence the name). Goes great with a bit of hot italian sausage and whatever ravioli we pick out. It's a staple in the house.

Beth says …

I love heating olive oil and adding garlic, sun dried tomatoes and fresh garlic. I pour this "sauce" over my pasta for a light and tasty alternative to a typical pasta sauce.

Sarah says …

I love barbeque sauce on pasta!

Shannon Sweeny says …

I actually haven't tried many non-traditional pasta sauces but I LOVE the flavor of pumpkin so I would love to try this sauce. I think it would be fantastic over ravioli!!

jamie says …

I haven't got to try many sauces so this will be perfect!

Rebecca Rothaug says …

A sauce made with pureed canteloupe! From book by guiliano hazan, thirty minute pasta

Mary Anne says …

Roasted veggies, herbs, and olive oil. Good and good for you!

Emily Smith says …

I'm all about the sauce! My most recent favorite is a sage brown butter cream sauce over butternut squash ravioli.

Tarah Signorelli says …

The best non-traditional pasta sauce is my creamy avocado pasta sauce made with avocados, cilantro, and lime. It's like guacamole meets pasta!

janelle knutson says …

dorothy lynch salad dressing is one favorite, olive oil and salt is another. there are others, also.

Linda Allan says …

my mom gave me a butternut squash pasta sauce that's yummy

Judy says …

I love pasta with a mixture of pesto and marinated artichoke hearts blended together with a handful of chopped walnuts! Guess it's not very unusual, but it's yummy!!

Nancy C. says …

Fresh home-made pasta triangles or squares sauteed in butter with grated cheese is delicious. The buttery cheese sauce is good by itself, but you can also add some baby spinach leaves to the pan that cook up in seconds.

Nancy C. says …

Fresh home-made pasta triangles or squares sauteed in butter with grated cheese is delicious. The buttery cheese sauce is good by itself, but you can also add some baby spinach leaves to the pan that cook up in seconds.

Suzanne S. says …

I make a white 'sauce' that is gluten free using sweet rice flour - good paired with tri-colored gluten free rotini pasta. We especially like it with mushrooms ~ fresh mushrooms sauteed, salt, pepper, ground thyme, and onions to taste.

Meena says …

I love putting seasonal ingredients in unexpected dishes! Can't wait to try this pumpkin sauce! Around the holidays I make a spicy cranberry tomato sauce - everyone loves it and it's great with basil leaves and a dollop of goat cheese!

Rebecca Anderson says …

I once had a dish that included a black olive pesto. It was AMAZING! I've had dreams about it.

Kara B says …

I love a good creamy spinach and mushroom sauce.

Rebecca Anderson says …

I once had a black olive pesto that was AMAZING!

PAOMGIRL says …

I make a wonderful tequila infused roasted garlic and tomato sauce.

kristen fitzgerald says …

i like to throw a little goat cheese into a bowl of warm noodles, with lots of grape tomatoes that have been cooked a bit.

kristen fitzgerald says …

i like to throw a little goat cheese into a bowl of warm noodles, with lots of grape tomatoes that have been cooked a bit.

Angela Whipple says …

My favorite non-traditional sauce for pasta is pumpkin, bended with some heavy cream and paired with smoky and holiday spices makes for a wonderful way to take advantage of the holiday season. I found that these types of sauce also go great with spinach-pumpkin meatballs.

Amanda says …

My favorite non traditional pasta sauce is vegan avocado pesto, using Chloe Coscarelli's recipe!

Pamela Lee says …

I love to marry available ingredients in my garden with what's in my pantry and fridge to come up with a unique sauce: squash, heirloom tomatoes, eggplant, garlic, rosemary, basil, chive, or sage wedded with the best olive oil, olives, nuts, and cheese I can get my hands on and/or afford!

Mary Pettiford says …

One non-traditional pasta sauce I like is olive oiland fresh tomatoes. Especially good this time of year with all the tomatoes from my gardern. I would love to try the pumpkin pasta sauce.

Kelley says …

My favorite sauce is a vegan one made from tomatoes and ground cashews. When sauteed with some garlic, it's out-of-this-world delicious.

Heather says …

I just tried a new brand you carry last week -- a beautiful butternut squash sauce that we bought when it went on sale. Paired it with gluten free pasta. Yum!

Lydia Villescas says …

pesto using pumpkin seeds instead of pinons (sp?) seeds.

Heather K says …

It's not too crazy, but I love a really good vodka sauce!

Theresa says …

I love a pumpkin sauce sauted in olive oil with carmelized onions and garlic, served over whole wheat bowtie pasta topped with a good cheddar cheese and toasted pecans. Delicious!

matt folsom says …

I used this awesome Pesto salad dressing for pasta sauce, but then it was discontinued. I can't find a pesto based salad dressing anywhere. it was so easy.

Mary Roth-Draveski says …

My fiance's a very picky eater and I try to ensure his healthy eating by taking some of his favorite things and "merging " them. He loves salsa so I use this as a "sauce" on pastas or with rice and beans as he dislikes heavy sauces on any thing. The salsa on the pasta stays nice and light with great flavor!

Sarah Johnson says …

I'm all about the unusual sauces! As it would happen, I do love pumpkin & butternut squash puree on my pasta. And also any kind of soup! So that would make: pea soup pasta sauce, broccoli sauce, spicy black bean sauce, sweet potato sauce. You haven't lived until you've tried split pea radiatore. I'm also a huge fan of Arrabiata. But it would be a sin in my family to use a jarred/canned version, so it's all from scratch. ...and pumpkin sauce is a huuuuge pain to make from scratch. Therefore, I must have this sauce.

Elyse Mullins says …

I love pumpkin everything, and would love to win, it would make my fall :)

Jen says …

I saw this last time I was at Whole Foods-it looks amazing! I would love a case of it to experiment with in recipes!

Lauren says …

Butternut Squash Sauce is one of the best sauces to put on pasta. Add some parm cheese and you have a sweet and savory dish! Also, garlic and breadcrumbs tossed with olive oil is bueno!

shirley Barnes says …

I love leek and pureed white beans with a dash of white wine

deby skawinski says …

I don't eat pasta, but I make homemade rosemary infused avocado oil and drizzle that on roasted veggies with toasted pepitas or pine nuts. It is delish!

Hilary says …

This looks amazing! I can't wait to go buy some and start cooking!

Kat M says …

I made some curried pumpkin soup w/ tomatoes some years ago and tried the leftovers on pasta... absolutely fabulous! I've made it every year since then to celebrate the season. Can't wait to try this sauce!

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