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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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kathyj8 says …

I love plain old marinara but this pumpkin with tomatoes sounds delicious

Violet Lyford says …

I have never tried this before. I can just imagine so many possibilities for it.

Jeri says …

We make a "sauce" of anchovies, bread crumbs, garlic, olive oil and romano cheese for the holidays.

Alethea Smartt LaRowe says …

My favorite sauce has olive oil, garlic and fresh mushrooms!

Sofia says …

I love to make angel hair with a pumpkin, sage, and butternut squash sauce. Just a little bit of Parmesan on top and dinner is served.

Jeanne Hudson says …

Butter lemon sauce on ndunderi(a ricotta and semolina flour pasta).

karen says …

That sounds SO good. I love butternut squash ravioli...

haley says …

The best “sauce” for me is seasonal grilled vegetables, olive oil, lemon juice, grated cheese, and chopped herbs mixed with your favorite pasta or grain. This tastes great on top of millet, quinoa, and farro too!

Beverly says …

I have never tried a non-traditional pasta sauce, but, since I love pumpkin, I would love to sample Cucina Antica Tuscany Pumpkin Pasta Sauce. I also think that the sauce can be used with dishes other than pasta, although that would be a start.

Laura bilanovic says …

Olive oil,organic butter, hemp seed oil, fresh ground pepper, sea salt,fresh herbs. :)

Angela Rotondi says …

Pumpkin risotto with rosemary and Parmesan cheese. Yummy!

Nikowa says …

I love making mine from scratch with a hodge podge of what I have in the refrigerator. Pureed eggplant, garlic, and fresh basil is our favorite so far

vickie virt says …

I love pumpkin...tried it for the first time 2 weeks ago. This got me thinking and creating my own sauces which are very good. Several of my new unique sauces are pureed creamy butternut /acorn squash with touch a cinnamon and nugmeg, pureed beets, and pureed creamy cauliflower. All very good, unique and healthy too.

Tracy says …

I love using an egg as a little thickener for simple salt and pepper pasta. Yum!

jackie says …

My favorite non-traditional sauces would be any type of pesto, or putanesca sauces.

Marie Beck says …

Homemade pesto is my fave!!!

Hillary Strilko says …

I put a large scoop of ricotta cheese over spinach fettuccine & toss it with parmesan cheese, garlic, & fresh ground pepper - - yum!

Erin says …

not really untraditional but I like to make my own sauce for one serving of brown rice pasta by smashing up roasted tomatos with red pepper flakes, garlic, oregano and olive oil

Michelle says …

Sometimes a simple "sauce" of extra virgin olive oil, basil, garlic salt and black pepper is all you need!

Bonnie says …

The best sauce I ever ate was in a dish with Pumpkin sauce on the pasta. I did not know you could even buy this until today! I like "different" sauces and foods and am probably one of the few people that doesn't care for red sauce very much. I plan on making my first pasta dish with shrimp, onion, fresh fall veggies (squash) and cover it in Pumpkin Sauce topped with Parm cheese and some fresh Basil. I make up my own recipes and I sure would enjoy trying 24 new recipes.....

Janet Parde says …

I like some olive oil and garlic with parmesan cheese on pasta!

Natalie says …

Pesto is always a favorite!

Sarah Coffin says …

In the Vegan with a Vengeance cookbook their is a pine nut Alfredo sauce that is amazing. I love it with noodles made from spiralized zucchini!

Sarah Coffin says …

In the Vegan with a Vengeance cookbook their is a pine nut Alfredo sauce that is amazing. I love it with noodles made from spiralized zucchini!

Katherine says …

One time, my aunt made us past, but she only had a couple of tomatoes, so she went to the garden and used a bunch of carrots! It was so delicious though, I ate a bowl the size of a pizza. No regrets.

Katherine says …

One time, my aunt made us past, but she only had a couple of tomatoes, so she went to the garden and used a bunch of carrots! It was so delicious though, I ate a bowl the size of a pizza. No regrets.

E.F. Lazare says …

Yummers! Something different ... sounds exciting!

Katie R says …

I haven't had many non-traditional pasta sauces, but the most exotic ones that I have tasted have been those I have made myself by throwing random ingredients together: cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, parmesan cheese, and cottage cheese made up one recent sauce concoction.

Jackie says …

My favorite non-traditional pasta sauce would be butternut squash sauce, made with butternut squash, tomatoes, onions, plenty of fresh herbs, and seasonings, ladled over fresh homemade linguini, spaghetti squash, and chicken breasts! It is just superb! Simple ingredients presented so elegantly! My favorite pasta dinner!

Lorraine Brophy says …

Parmasen cheese , olive oil, plenty of garlic

Dawn says …

I love spiced up peanut butter with a little rice vinegar over my pasta.

David Zacks says …

My favorite non-traditional sauce is organic veggies mixed with lemon juice and garlic on whole wheat pasta.

David Zacks says …

My favorite non-traditional sauce is organic veggies mixed with lemon juice and garlic on whole wheat pasta.

RaeAnne says …

My favorite pasta sauce is the one I don't have to make myself! ;)

Andrea R says …

Olive oil and vinegar

Mary Kastner says …

I like to make a sauce with butternut squash for pasta adding a generous amount of cheese as well. Yum! Mary thanks for the chance to win.

Sarah K. says …

Carbonara is by far my favorite - you can't beat eggs, bacon and garlic!

Gloria Redwine says …

I love a walnut cream sauce on my ravioli. I would love a case of this sauce. I just bought my first bottle about a month ago.

Erika says …

Massive handfuls of any fresh, tender herb I can get my hands on (basil, mint, parsley, tarragon, sorrel, lovage, chives) chopped fine with olive oil, lemon juice, good olives, and black pepper. Yum!

shea says …

I've done tons of different non traditional sauces. tomato & ranch. mayo. you just get creative at times.

Karen says …

Lately, we have enjoyed a variety of creamed vodka sauces! We've even used on homemade grilled pizzas!

Donna says …

walnuts, pine nuts, garlic, oregano, olive oil, golden raisins, parmegiano reggiano or pecorino...

linda stonner says …

cream cheese,basil,water,butter.fresh garlic

STEVEN DESTEFANO says …

MY FAVORITE NON-TRADITIONAL IS PESTO SAUCE, BUT I GOT TO TELL YOU; THIS TUSCANY PUMPKIN LOOKS SO GOOD!

jeff stonner says …

butter and garlici is fast and easy

melanie watson says …

I would love to try this sauce since I love pumpkin!!

sarah says …

My favorite non traditional pasta sauce would have to be a little olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and the juices from the veggies I cook

Mandy F. says …

Well, I take traditional sauce and sort of "untraditionalize it" - with nut or seed butter! Peanut and almond butter add a sweet, creamy, and (of course) nutty flavor. Tahini adds a smoky depth and a rich, savory quality - kind of like cheese. :-) Peanut butter pasta sauce? Tomato-tahini sauce? You betcha!

Charlie says …

Pumpkin seed, jalapeno and cilantro pesto

Deanna says …

My favorite non-traditional sauce would be a butternut squash sauce!

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