Heart Healthy Pumpkin and Arugula Pasta Recipe
In a large pot, cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and cook for 5 minutes, or until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant. Add in the tomato and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the pumpkin purée, sage, nutmeg, salt, black pepper and red-pepper flakes, if using, and cook for 10 minutes, or until heated through.
Pour the pumpkin sauce over the pasta and toss to mix. Add the arugula and toss to combine. If desired, just before serving, add the Parmesan cheese and stir to combine.