Dinner in a Pumpkin I

Dinner in a Pumpkin I

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Recipe by  Sara

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

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Original recipe yields 8 to 10 servings



  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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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 pumpkin on a roasting pan to avoid the potential mess in your oven.



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 the pumpkin. The rice wasn't cooked very well:( But the presentation was still good and hubby ate a lot!! TY Sara, this will be a nice family meal for special occasion.

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Amount Per Serving (9 total)

  • Calories
  • 365 cal
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 16.1 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs
  • 38.5 g
  • 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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