Dinner in a Pumpkin

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 360.6
  • Total Fat: 28.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 75.4 mg
  • Sodium: 607.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 16.3 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    1 sm. to med. pumpkin
    1 onion
    2 tbsp. vegetable oil
    1 1/2 to 2 lb. ground beef
    1 1/2 c. cooked rice
    2 tbsp. soy sauce
    1 tbsp. brown sugar
    1 (4 oz.) can sliced mushrooms, drained
    1 can cream of chicken soup


Cut off top of pumpkin and thoroughly clean out seeds and pulp. Print an appropriate face on the front of pumpkin with a permanent marking pen.
In a large skillet, saute onions in oil until tender. Add meat and brown. Drain drippings from skillet. Add soy sauce, brown sugar, mushrooms, and soup. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cooked rice. Spoon mixture into cleaned pumpkin shell.

Replace pumpkin top and place entire pumpkin with filling on a baking sheet. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees or until inside meat of pumpkin is tender. Put pumpkin on a plate. Remove lid and serve. For vegetable, scoop out cooked pumpkin. Serves 8.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LITTLE_NEPHI.

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  • great fun dinner! We changed it up a little, but it's way yummy - 10/31/13

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  • Loved this! We made it with Boca meat, rather than ground beef. It tasted like a mushroom risotto. My 15 month old ate it like there was no tomorrow. My family didn't like the pumpkin....they thought it was sweeter than the spaghetti squash we normally eat, but loved the inside. - 10/20/08

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