IDDSI Level 4 Pureed Pumpkin Pasta

Pumpkin pasta with sauce for dysphagia diets in a white bowl

This pumpkin pasta recipe has all the flavors of fall while using our Thick & Easy® Pureed Pasta to create a delicious entree that’s safe for those on dysphagia diets needing IDDSI Level 4 meals.


1 Serving 8 Servings 16 Servings
Thick & Easy® Bulk Pureed Thickened Pasta Blend
Item: 114399
1/2 cup 1-2.2 lb bag (4 cups) 2 – 2.2lb bags
(8 cups)
Pumpkin puree, canned Dash 1 tsp 2 tsp
Salt Dash 1 tsp 2 tsp
Black pepper 1/2 tsp 1/2 tsp 1 tsp
Nutmeg, ground Dash 1 tsp 2 tsp
Butter, unsalted 1/2 tsp 2 tsp 1/4 cup



  1. Prepare Thick & Easy® Bulk Pureed Thickened Pasta Blend per package directions.
  2. Add pumpkin, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and butter to pasta and stir well.
  3. To serve: Portion approximately ½ cup of pureed pasta onto serving plate**.
  4. Top pasta as desired. Pasta pairs well with sage cream sauce, alfredo, browned butter, olive oil or a simple light sprinkling of sage.


    *Pasta may be served in a variety of ways:
  • Portion approximately ½ cup onto plate and spread evenly
  • Place pasta in a pastry bag with desired tip and pipe onto plate.
  • Press pasta through a potato ricer with a large hole disc to achieve thick noodles.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: About ½ cup pureed pasta

Calories: 220

Total Fat: 15 g

Saturated Fat: 4 g

Trans Fat: 0 g

Cholesterol: 10 mg

Sodium: 600 mg

Total Carbohydrates: 19 g

Dietary Fiber: 1 g

Total Sugars: 3 g

Added Sugars: 0 g

Protein: 3 g

Vitamin D: 0% DV (0 mg)

Calcium: 4% DV (40 g)

Iron: 6% DV (1.1 mg)

Potassium: 2% DV (100 mg)