Friday, November 7, 2014

Dinner in a Pumpkin

It's a wonderful time of year, when we can turn decorations into food. And what a superfood it is! Pumpkin is extremely high in fiber, low in calories, and is a jackpot for vitamins C & E. Not to mention, beta carotene.

If you're sick of pumpkin soup, pumpkin spice lattes, and pumpkin ravioli (a personal favorite of mine), here's a brand new pumpkin recipe - and it doesn't even require a pot to cook it in! Pumpkins are mother nature's slow cooker. Simply clean out the pumpkin, saving the seeds of course, and stuff it full of yummy seasonal ingredients. I used leftover roasted chicken, and this small sugar pumpkin quickly turned into a hearty meal that could feed up to 4 people. You could easily use beef or sausage in place of the chicken, or even omit the meat for some black beans.


  1. Very intriguing recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sugar pumpkins are out of season here. Do think this would work with gem squash? I'm thinking I would just split the mixture into multiple gourds.

    1. I don't see why not. I imagine it would be great with butternut squash too, if you cut it in half lengthwise and hollowed the middle out a bit. Let me know how it turns out!