One Pot Creamy Pumpkin Pasta (& Coffee Giveaway)!

This delicious post brought to you by Carolina Charm partner Bruegger’s Bagels. Giveaway at the end of the post!

Almost every Saturday morning Caroline and Matt go on a daddy-daughter bagel date together down the street at Bruegger’s Bagels. And as a faithful bottomless mug member, I stop to fill my mug with pumpkin spice coffee each morning on my way into work and sometimes even get a refill in the afternoon at the location next to my office. So I guess you can say we are pretty big Bruegger’s fans in our house. So when Brugger’s contacted me to review one of their products I already love I was beside myself!

I received a tub of pumpkin cream cheese and instead of just smearing it on my bagel per usual, I decided to get a little creative and whipped up a creamy one pot pumpkin pasta recipe. Three reasons you should make this immediately: 1. PUMPKIN CREAM CHEESE! 2. My kids ate it and loved it and 3. you only dirty ONE pot! Sold yet?

One Pot Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

16 ounces pasta noodles (I used penne)
1 small onion, diced (3/4 cup)
3 garlic cloves, minced (1 1/2 tsp)
4 cups vegetable broth
ยผ tsp red pepper flakes
1/8 tsp nutmeg
2 TBS butter
6.5 oz Brueggerโ€™s pumpkin cream cheese, room temperature
salt and pepper to taste
parsley for garnish


1. In a deep skillet, add noodles, onion, garlic, vegetable broth, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Stir to combine over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Uncover, stir and simmer for 4-5 more minutes, or until pasta is al dente. 2. Add butter and cream cheese cubes, stir continuously until the cheese is melted and incorporated. 3. Serve and top with parsley if desired. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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The entire meal takes 15 minutes to throw together for my family dinner. Well, 17 minutes if you count the time it takes for the kiddos’ pasta to cool on their rapid cooling dish!

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And now….for a giveaway! Bruegger’s has graciously offered to give away a $10 Bruegger’s Bagels gift card to TWO readers! Enter using the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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  1. Michelle Irons
    October 3, 2016 / 10:10 am

    Yum, I need some pumpkin pasta in my life!!

  2. Ashley Evans
    October 3, 2016 / 10:13 am

    That is such a cute way for Caroline and her daddy to spend time together! We'll have to try that cream cheese, it looks delicious

  3. Ashley Evans
    October 3, 2016 / 10:13 am

    That is such a cute way for Caroline and her daddy to spend time together! We'll have to try that cream cheese, it looks delicious

  4. Prank Punishers
    October 3, 2016 / 10:28 am

    Love love love that cream cheese!!!

  5. Prank Punishers
    October 3, 2016 / 10:28 am

    Love love love that cream cheese!!!

  6. Alison
    October 3, 2016 / 10:38 am

    Mmm! Love Hazlenut coffee!

  7. LaShawna Shirley
    October 3, 2016 / 10:56 am

    Pumpkin spice all the way!!

  8. coup420
    October 3, 2016 / 11:17 am

    In the fall Pumpkin Spice is my favorite coffee flavor, but when I can't get Pumpkin Spice I go for Hazelnut

  9. Megan B
    October 3, 2016 / 11:24 am

    I love French Vanilla and definitely some Pumpkin Spice for the fall!

  10. Erin
    October 3, 2016 / 11:42 am

    Pumpkin spice of course!

  11. Allison Mica
    October 3, 2016 / 12:01 pm

    Plain and simple.. regular coffee with real half and half is my favorite! Love that Matt and Caroline have dates. XOXO

  12. Kara Johnson
    October 3, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    I have say, the french toast one is my fav!!

  13. Amy Maysa
    October 3, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    This is a must make! I love a good ole vanilla coffee!

  14. Kelsey Sonego
    October 3, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    What a creative idea! I can't wait to try this pasta. Favorite coffee would have to be cinnamon.

  15. Owen Davis @ Davis Duo
    October 3, 2016 / 1:10 pm

    Pumpkin spice in the fall, all the way!!

  16. Sarah Kreger
    October 3, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    Definitely pumpkin spice!

  17. Courtney
    October 3, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    90% of the time, hazelnut creamer is my go to; but in the fall, pumpkin spice is a must in our house!

  18. HS
    October 3, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    I like dark french roast coffee.

  19. Bridget
    October 3, 2016 / 1:31 pm

    That is such a great idea! I never would have thought to use cream cheese that way!I'm boring when it comes to coffee. I love good ole vanilla!

  20. Brooks Miller
    October 3, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    In the fall, pumpkin for sure! Otherwise French vanilla.

  21. Meaghan Toon
    October 3, 2016 / 1:57 pm

    I LOVE peppermint creamer in my coffee … all year round!

  22. Pam
    October 3, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    I'm right with you & love pumpkin coffee!

  23. Mariel C.
    October 3, 2016 / 3:06 pm

    Such a cute tradition! And love me some Brueggers!

  24. Katie
    October 3, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    yummm!! this sounds good! Random question-where do you get the label bands for C & T cups? I need them!!

  25. Caitlin @ Caitlin Unfiltered
    October 3, 2016 / 3:14 pm

    I LOVE Brueggers — I stop every Friday morning for my bagel-and-coffee Treat Yo'Self breakfast!

  26. Abby Clark Clark
    October 3, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    I live like 3 blocks from a Brueggers and work like 5 blocks from a Brueggers – SOO CONVENIENT!!! Also, I love your twist on the cream cheese, I would have never thought of doing that!

  27. Mami2jcn
    October 3, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    Pumpkin spice!

  28. Kelsea
    October 3, 2016 / 3:19 pm

    I love caramel coffee!

  29. Melissa R.
    October 3, 2016 / 4:08 pm

    I like French or Italian roast coffee the best.

  30. Adelyn V
    October 3, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    I love Brueggers! Big fan of their whole wheat everything bagels!

  31. Alyssa G.
    October 3, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    Hazelnut or Southern Pecan all the way!

  32. Nina B.
    October 3, 2016 / 4:37 pm


  33. Lisa Fox
    October 3, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    Love a dark roast with french vanilla creamer!!!

  34. mfriend
    October 3, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    Love Bruegger's Bagegels!! Pumpkin spice of course :)-Megan

  35. Rose-Marie
    October 3, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    So far, my favorite is regular medium roast coffee. I haven't tried too many flavors I'd really like to try some, though!

  36. Rose-Marie
    October 3, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    So far, my favorite is regular medium roast coffee. I haven't tried too many flavors I'd really like to try some, though!

  37. Jillian McCallister
    October 3, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    Looks great! I love that this one pot meal comes together so easily!

  38. Lauren
    October 3, 2016 / 8:13 pm

    I like French Roast coffee the best.

  39. Unknown
    October 3, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    Oh my gosh how creative! I might have to try this recipe ASAP! I love reading your blog. Thank you for all you share! ?

  40. Wonderfluf
    October 3, 2016 / 11:38 pm

    I drink coffee almost every day, my favorite is caramel.

  41. Emily Janning
    October 3, 2016 / 11:43 pm

    I love Hazelnut coffee! I always have to try it at every coffee shop ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. PolkaDottyPlace
    October 4, 2016 / 12:16 am

    I love caramel or mocha flavored coffee! This pumpkin dish looks delicious. My daughter loves all pasta so I bet this would be a hit with her.

  43. Laura Darling
    October 4, 2016 / 12:29 am

    We don't have this store near me, but this recipe sounds amazing!

  44. Kathy E.
    October 4, 2016 / 1:23 am

    I adore a good hazelnut flavored coffee! Just the aroma gets me dreamy.

  45. kaley
    October 4, 2016 / 3:47 am

    that pasta is making me drool! and favorite coffee flavor: salted caramel. mmmmmm.

  46. keshakeke
    October 4, 2016 / 9:54 am

    I love mocha

  47. Carrie Stuard
    October 4, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    I love Archer Farms vanilla creme brulee coffee. Another favorite is Dunkin Donuts pumpkin spice coffee too. So good!

  48. SEW-G
    October 4, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    I am not a coffee fan but I am a huge tea fan! Earl Grey anytime of the year for me!

  49. Heather R
    October 4, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    This recipe looks amazing! My favorite is hot chocolate, mixed with about 1/3 vanilla coffee and vanilla creamer.

  50. Vunda Vall
    October 4, 2016 / 6:19 pm

    i love hazelnut coffee!!! lot of cream too

  51. kellyr78
    October 4, 2016 / 6:20 pm

    I like vanilla flavored coffee.

  52. Abbey
    October 4, 2016 / 7:35 pm

    Pumpkin Spice!

  53. mmstarla
    October 5, 2016 / 5:54 am

    Goodness that looks and sounds delicious. Wish I lived near a Bruegger's ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. Vera Khule
    October 5, 2016 / 11:21 am

    I like the pumpkin spice or rainforest nut.

  55. LauraJJ
    October 5, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    Oh my favorite is French Vanilla Coffee…but I love trying new flavors!

  56. StaceyAnn
    October 5, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    Hazelnut is my go-to! Thanks!

  57. Carolee Sanguedolce
    October 5, 2016 / 4:55 pm

    Have you ever tried their Golden French Toast?! It's is so so good! They usually bring it out in January.

  58. Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren
    October 5, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    I am definitely going to have to try this, because while I do not drink coffee, pumpkin pasta sounds right up my alley!

  59. Mallory Scates
    October 5, 2016 / 6:13 pm

    Can't beat classic vanilla! Would love to try this recipe – great idea!

  60. Megan Burger
    October 6, 2016 / 2:59 am

    Looks yummy definitely will try this recipe!

  61. Elizabeth [Chasin' Mason]
    October 6, 2016 / 4:29 am

    First of all, this sounds delicious! Second, I can't say I really have a coffee flavor unless vanilla latte is a flavor ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. Unknown
    October 6, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    cherry!- judith

  63. San. M.
    October 8, 2016 / 3:35 am

    I don't drink coffee, but I do like bagels.

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