Skinny Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pasta Sauce - 3 Weight Watchers SmartPoints
5 from 13 votes

Skinny Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pasta Sauce Recipe

We loved the creamy, cheesy, sagey, pumpkiny flavor of this slow cooker pumpkin pasta sauce with just 56 calories per serving. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 56
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 3/4 cup grated onion
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced (I used 1 teaspoon jarred)
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cream (or evaporated milk)


  • Ideal slow cooker size: 4-Quart.
  • Add the canned pumpkin, onion, broth, cheese, garlic, sage, salt and paper to the slow cooker. Stir well. (The mixture will be thick but will thin during cooking.)
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6 - 8 hours, or until the onion is translucent and the mixture has thinned.
  • When ready to serve, stir the cream into the sauce.
  • Toss the sauce with the hot pasta of your choice. (I've used both ravioli and penne with good results.)
  • Sprinkle with a bit more cheese at the table if you like.

Recipe Notes

Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *1
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *3
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pasta Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /8th of recipe; scant 1/2 cup)
Calories 56 Calories from Fat 33
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.7g6%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Protein 2.2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy pumpkin spaghetti sauce, crock pot pumpkin sauce, pumpkin sauce