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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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Steph says …

Butternut squash-Parmesan sauce is my favorite! (after pumpkin, off course :)

Stephen says …

Adding mango to a marinara! Delicious!!

Alice says …

Creamy tomato soup mixed with goat cheese served over tortellini or ravioli.

Denise Tann says …

Sundried Tomato/Black olive/ garlic pesto

Venessa says …

I like a white bean sauce, with garlic, rosemary, and smoked sun dried tomatoes

Cynthia says …

Olive oil and shredded Parmigiano Reggiano

Mandy says …

I like to roast tomatoes, onion and garlic either in the oven or grill then stick them in the blender with some extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil and flat leaf italian parsley - it's great served room temperature in the summer. The Tuscany Pumpkin Pasta Sauce sounds delicious!!!

Charyl says …

I typically use just tomato sauce with various seasonings. I have to be honest, I have never tried anything else but would like to try something like this, who knows, maybe it could be the next family spaghetti sauce!

Julie says …

We love our pasta with smoked salmon and cream cheese.

Freda says …

Rum marinara please!

Cathy Stablein says …

You never can have enough fruits veggies in a pasta sauce, especially in the summer and early fall. Never forget that tomatoes are fruits so adding chunky fruits to a pesto pasta sauce is a mouth-watering alternative to an overpowering tomato base. I like a sweet and savory pasta sauce with equal amounts of chopped apples sporting different color skins cooked with small chunks of eggplant and squash. The more colorful the better. A tangy and colorful flavor extravaganza is created when mixed with a pesto that's homemade with virgin olive oil, and fresh basil, pepper and dried parmesan. Talk about harvest healthy American fare – you can't beat this. While butternut squash is my favorite, any other squash including pumpkin (except a stringy spaghetti squash) will do. A pumpkin pesto also can be whipped up for a second or even third day helping. And to think that I rarely ate squash when I was growing up. Oh, the shame of missing all that sumptious flavor.

MMS says …

How about spinach pesto with walnuts instead of pine nuts!

Laura bilanovic says …

Butter, hempseed oil,herbs

Kat says …

Maybe it's from the time I spent living in Boston, but my favorite non-traditional pasta sauce is LOBSTER sauce! Okay, so maybe it's not THAT non-traditional, but try finding it in Texas!

Miranda says …

I like marinara with pancetta

Jon McGuirt says …

I love a creamy fettucini sauce... but its non traditional because I make it with greek yogurt!!

Natalie says …

Up to this point, my favorite non-traditional pasta sauce has been a butternut squash sauce (I'm a HUGE fan of fall veggies), but I can't imagine anything could top this tuscany pumpkin sauce...PUMPKIN IS MY FAVORITE! I would absolutely love to make dinner for all of my friends using the sauce for a fun spin on a fall classic. :)

p t says …

curried roasted butternut squash, apple and golden onion sauce, tossed with fresh cheese ravioli, and topped with freshly grated parmesan. yummmy

Danielle Harris says …

I like a tomato-based vodka sauce blended with alfredo sauce...sometimes with spinach

Lynn M. says …

I love a pumpkin seed pesto using cilantro.

Lois M. Patterson says …

Yummy....

Clara says …

Melted cheese, cut tomatoes, garlic...

carol ying says …

Our family loves pasta. This sauce sounds so wholesome and delicious. I definitely would like to try it.

Maureen Davis says …

I have been known to make spaghetti noodles and dress them with butter and peas.

Madeleine Kagy says …

My favorite non-traditional pasta sauce is Butternut Asiago! I would love to try this pumpkin sauce!

Stef Luciano says …

All I can say is I LOVE pumpkin. Pumpkin soup, pumpkin butter, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin beer! I LOVE PUMPKIN! And whether I win or not (hoping to win!!) i will be for sure trying this! Awesome

Kathy Zimmermam says …

There is a Masala pasta sauce that I quite tasty.

mary says …

Olive oil, garlic and chanterelles.

Erica says …

I like a fresh sauce with roughly chopped tomatoes, basil, garlic and olive oil... maybe some cheese too.

Aaron says …

My favorite non-traditional sauce is a corn and white bean salsa mixed with a vodka sauce and heated to temperature. The flavors meld very well and change the dish from the everyday tomato sauce.

mary says …

I like a creamy sauce full of mushrooms.

Joan says …

I make a hearty mushroom, sweet onion, and parsley sauce that is great over wide pasta noodles.

Diane says …

I pretty much use a standard tomato based pasta sauce. Your sauce sounds like a nice alternative. I love pumpkin!!

Kimberly D says …

I don't know whether it's considered non-traditional, but I'd like a mushroom sauce made just with herbs and olive oil.

Robin says …

How long will this be carried? Is it seasonal?

Barb Doerflein says …

Kind of an alfredo sauce, but with spinach and artichoke! It's like eating a really rich and creamy dip, just over pasta. Excellent!

Arlene says …

I recently tried an all natural vodka sauce and it was amazing! I could really taste the vodka, but it wasn't overpowering. Just the right amount of vodka in a thick, creamy tomato sauce. It was the best vodka sauce I had ever had!

Lanie Carney says …

Pumpkin is one of my favorite flavors. Look forward to tasting this.

Andrea Wolf says …

For a really quick pasta sauce, I use a can of cream of mushroom soup, frozen peas and grated parmesan sprinkled with parsley.

Kristen says …

I tried using almonds in basil pesto, instead of the more usual pine nuts or walnuts. The texture was different - more creamy. We liked it.

Debbie Randles says …

I love to make my own pasta sauce, using fresh ingredients from my garden. I always put in extra vegetables for added taste and nutrition. Next time I will add a little pumpkin or other squash.

Amy says …

I've never really done much cooking with sauces, but would love to try this....maybe it will be my favorite non-traditional sauce!

helenlam says …

I love the browned butter sauce with sage leaves for gnocci!

Jenine says …

Strawberry Mango sauce over orzo pasta served with Mahi Mahi. Delish!

S.K. says …

It's a garlic sauce, heavy on the garlic.

Jane says …

Olive Sauce: this type of sauce is perfect for penne pasta, and the sauce consists of crushed olives, butter and capers

Bob Giustra says …

One of my decadent pleasures is lobster ravioli (or crab) smothered in a pureed Butternut squash sauce, add a little ginger to spice it up.

Kris O says …

I love a butternut squash pasta sauce available at Costco in the fall; delicious!

Julia says …

My mother makes an amazing spaghetti sauce by simmering carrots and onions and using that as the base. It results in a much less tart "marinara".

Julia Vo says …

Mayo, soy sauce, and black pepper on pasta salad!

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