Dinner in a Pumpkin

casserole cooked in a pumpkin
Casserole cooked in a pumpkin
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Ingredients

1 Pumpkin medium sized, washed and dried
1 tbsp Olive oil
1 Onion small, diced
1 cup Mushrooms sliced fresh, can use canned mushrooms
1 ½ lbs Ground Beef
½ cup Walnuts
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
1 can Cream of chicken soup
1 tsp Sugar
2 tbsp Soy sauce
4 cups Cooked rice white or brown

Nutritional information

447
Calories
21g
Fat
45g
Carbohydrates
20g
Protein
67mg
Cholesterol
594mg
Sodium
Ingredients

Dinner in a Pumpkin

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Dinner in a Pumpkin has become a halloween tradition in the Mathuse household. After trick or treating, we come home and tuck into this hearty casserole which cooks right inside a pumpkin as we go to scare the neighbours! My kids look forward to it and know that they can’t eat any of their Halloween candy until they’ve eaten their pumpkin dinner first.

This is super easy to prep too. Simply make a filling from ground beef, onions, mushrooms and walnuts. Mix it together with a can of soup, sugar, soy sauce and rice. Bake in the oven for 90 minutes while the kids are out trick or treating in the neighbourhood!

To make Dinner in a Pumpkin, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Dinner in a Pumpkin

So, how to make Dinner in a Pumpkin?

Steps to make Dinner in a Pumpkin

1

Heat the oven and prepare a baking sheet

5

Preheat the oven to 375 °F. Line a baking sheet with foil.

2

Prepare the pumpkin

5

Place the pumpkin on the baking sheet. Slice the top off the pumpkin and clean out the pulp and seeds. Save the lid.

3

Saute the onion and mushrooms

5

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion and mushrooms in oil.

4

Add the beef and walnuts

5

Add beef and cook until browned. Drain the grease from the pan. Add walnuts and season to taste with salt and pepper.

5

Prepare the filling

2

Mix the soup, sugar, and soy sauce together in a large bowl. Add the cooked beef mixture and cooked rice.

6

Fill the pumpkin

3

Empty the contents of the bowl into the hollowed out pumpkin and replace the lid.

7

Bake

90

Place the pumpkin in the center of the oven and bake for one hour and 30 minutes.

8

Check

Remove the lid of the pumpkin and check that the outside of the pumpkin is a dark orange with tender flesh that can easily be scooped off the sides with a spoon. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes if it’s not fully cooked.

9

Serve

Place the pumpkin on a serving plate. Stir and scoop off chunks of pumpkin into the casserole to serve.

Dinner in a Pumpkin is a perfect family meal for Halloween. It’s super wholesome and the kids love it too! Please remember to tag #CookMeRecipes if you take pics of your dinner in a pumpkin this Halloween!

Lilly is an enthusiastic and cheerful young mom. She knows as well as any parent that children can be really picky when it comes to food. And she’s had plenty of experience trying to cook meals that are both tasty and nutritious, and able to satisfy the tastes of a fussy kid right away! To save you some precious time, Lilly's going to share with you all the tricks she learned the hard way, so you don’t have to! She has a wealth of recipes for quick and easy meals for kids and families on a budget.

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Athina

I love it! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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