Dinner in a Pumpkin I

Dinner in a Pumpkin I


"This is a great way to use an extra pumpkin and prepare dinner without making a mess!"


servings 365 cals
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Original recipe yields 9 servings



  • Calories:
  • 365 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 16.1 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.5g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 18.3 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 459 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Wash pumpkin, cut off top, scrape out seeds and discard.
  3. Place hamburger in a large, deep skillet. Crumble and cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain fat, add onion and garlic; saute slightly.
  4. Add sugar, Italian herbs, salt, pepper, tomato juice and rice; mix thoroughly.
  5. Layer inside of pumpkin with 1/3 of cabbage, green beans and beef and rice mixture. Repeat layers, replace lid and bake for 2 to 3 hours.
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  1. 26 Ratings


please add recommendation to put pumpkin in a roasting pan. The pumpkin sagged and juice ran into the oven; making a rather considerable mess!

A very good recipe. My children absolutely loved it! One suggestion I would make is leaving out the green beans. It has a "stuffed cabbage" taste and the beans don't go with it. Cook the pumpki...

This was an awesome recipe!! I used tomato sauce instead b/c I didn't have any tomato juice. Also added 1/2 bay leave since it enhances tomato flavor. The only mistake I made was not covering ...

I didn't actually follow this recipe. I made the 'Harvest Pork Stew' from this site, and baked it in a pumpkin. I just thought it would be helpful to share that I baked my pumpkin at 350 for a...

We loved this recipe and will use it as a tradition the day after Halloween every year from now on!! I used instead, a bit more garlic, added onion powder, tomato soup, minute rice & frozen peas...

I've made a similar Supper in a Pumpkin for years, using sausage, lima beans, and no cabbage. I didn't have the uncooked rice problem after I started using Instant Rice. I have never cooked an...

Good, fun holiday recipe. But I cooked it at 350 degrees for 3 hours and the rice still wasn't cooked.

This dish was wonderful! The reason I gave it only 4 stars was because, I used some instant rice and some regular rice and the regular rice DID NOT cook. You must either use instant rice or prec...

LOVE THIS!! I have been making this for my Halloween dinner for over five years! The only thing is that you need minute rice other wise you can cook that pumpkin till it turns black and you st...