By Elizabeth Branch
Updated September 24, 2013

While fresh pumpkin is only available seasonally, canned pumpkin is stocked year round at your local super market and offers the same nutritional value as fresh. Use canned pumpkin to enhance the flavor or color of a particular sauce or recipe. Here, it's added to a mushroom mixture and then tossed with fresh pasta for a savory twist.

Try this Kitchen Shortcut with Pasta with Mushrooms and Pumpkin-Gorgonzola Sauce.