Creamy Low Carb Pumpkin Rosemary Sauce with Turkey
Creamy Low Carb Pumpkin Rosemary Sauce with Turkey
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This Creamy Low Carb Pumpkin Rosemary Sauce with Turkey is the perfect quick, easy, fall dinner that everyone will love. This savory pumpkin recipe is complete with fresh rosemary, sage, cream and parmesan, you will start to wish that it was fall year round! 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner, fall, keto, low carb, main course, pumpkin
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 544 kcal
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • 1 tbsp sage
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 oz parmesan cheese, divided
  1. Melt 1 tbsp in a hot skillet. Add your ground turkey and brown it. Add just a pinch of salt to season the meat. After the meat is cooked thru, set aside. 

  2. After the meat is set aside, add in the 2nd tablespoon of butter. Toast your sage, rosemary, and garlic powder briefly (about 30 seconds). 

  3. Add in the heavy cream and pumpkin puree. Stir until mixed. It might be way too thick for your preference at this time, so add in 1 cup of water slowly until it reaches your desired consistency.    

  4. Next add in about 4 oz of the parmesan cheese, reserving some for topping. Stir frequently over medium heat until all the cheese is melted. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.  

  5. Now, add back in the ground turkey. 

  6. Let your sauce simmer on the stove for about 15 minutes, then serve. Garnish with fresh rosemary and parmesan cheese. Choose any noodle base you want for this, just make sure you adjust your time needed for the preparation. Zucchini noodles would also be great with this, but we love spaghetti squash. 

Recipe Notes

We love using ground turkey in this recipe for some added protein. Ground chicken would also taste great. Use whatever protein you wish. We bet this would be great to use with leftover Thanksgiving turkey as well! This sauce would also be delicious on it’s own. It’s really up to you.



Macros: We cannot guarantee the accuracy of these macros, and they are provided as a courtesy, and we calculate them MyFitnessPal. We recommend that you calculate your own macros. Makes 4 servings, 544 calories per serving, 6 net carbs (3 grams fiber) 42 grams of fat, 33 grams of protein. Macros don't include whatever you use for the pasta base.  



Spices: You can definitely use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder in this recipe. The goal with the recipe provided was to make as simple of a meal as possible, but fresh garlic would be delicious. Add as much as you like. We recommend about 2 cloves. For this recipe, fresh rosemary is going to be the most impactful for flavor. If you only have dried, feel free to use that. We also really do recommend the addition of dried sage if you can get your hands on it. So savory and delightful!



Noodles: We like to think of this as sort of a “bolognese” sauce, and we recommend serving it with noodles. We love using spaghetti squash, zucchini noodles, or any low carb noodle of choice!



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