Keep celebrating with pasta dinner with pumpkin, sage and sausage

The warm garlic bread is finished with fresh herbs, like sage, thyme, chives and oregano. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Fresh sage leaves fry up beautifully in a little olive oil and make a handsome garnish to the pasta. Use the oil to flavor the dish, and save the extra for salads and other pasta dishes. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Fresh pumpkin is roasted for the pasta dish, then bolstered with a sausage and sage ragu. Styling by Shannon Kinsella. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

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