Savory Stuffed Pumpkin
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
I've been making this for years. Great for potlucks! I have two suggestions. One is that I always have used ground turkey instead of ground beef since turkey & pumpkin just seem to go better together. The other is to err on the side of under cooking the pumpkin especially if it isn't being eaten immediately. The filling seems to continue to cook the pumpkin, softening the sides and causing it to slouch.
This Stuffed Pumpkin was a big hit!
We thought this was fantastic! I didn't use the water chestnuts, and used quite a bit less ground beef than called for (probably about half the amount). We enjoyed this very much and will definitely be making this recipe again.
The stuffing recipe is almost exactly what my mom calls "chinese casserole." I like water chestnuts, but I did not appreciate them in this recipe. The responses I got were, "it's fine" "it's good." I thought it was just ok.
I have been making this for years. I found it in a halloween issue about 10 years ago and my family cant wait for pumpkin season. I always double the stuffing though just to be sure to fill the pumpkin.
I made this for our Halloween party this year a bit leery of baking a pumpkin like this. What a surprise, all was eaten and several guests requested the recipe! I had a 9 lb. pumpkin and one recipe did not fill it so I would suggest making a double batch for a pumpkin that large and for leftovers. I was disappointed that I didn't have any leftovers!!
This was a wonderful main dish served at a buffet, Thanksgiving, or Halloween. I've passed this on to many of my friends. It's worth the effort for all the ahhh's it receives
WoW! This dish was a little more work than I usually put into a meal but it was so worth it! My family really enjoyed it. I bought a lopsided pumpkin and put too much oil on it so the lid kept sliding off in the oven but I was able to easily fix this by sliding a toothpick from the top into the sides so than it would hold. I definitely would make this again and we also want to make this dish a Halloween tradition!
Easy To Perpare & The Family Loved It ! I Highly Recommend !