Dinner in a Pumpkin

dinner in a pumpkin1 small to medium sugar pumpkin
4 C. meatloaf mix
1/4 C soy sauce
2-4T brown sugar (to taste, I generally add 4 T)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 C browned/sauteed mushrooms (optional-but gives a great flavor)
2 C cooked Rice

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Cut top off of pumpkin and scoop out insides. Place in oven 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes (until cooked through). Meanwhile, brown meatloaf mix and combine in bowl with remaining ingredients. Place mixture in pumpkin and replace top of pumpkin. Cook for an additional 30 minutes to heat through. Serve pumpkin at table. My kids love scooping out the pumpkin for dinner!

An added bonus?  Roasted pumpkin seeds to munch on!


Do you have any fun, seasonal recipes like this?

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11 comments… add one
  • What a fun serving idea! I love the idea Nichol shared with using it to serve sweet potatoes! :)
  • Did the kids eat and like it? I know kids van be picky.
  • I love making things in gourds! Thanks for this recipe!
  • I want to make this soon. Looks good!
  • this looks great! Did you pin this to pinterest yet? I need something like this for my son's birthday party this weekend!
  • At first it didn't sound appealing, but the finished product looks and sounds great! Thanks for the great idea!
  • This is such a great idea! I am so glad you told us about it today. I'd love to try it with an Israeli couscous mixture inside. Mmm.
  • This looks delicious! It sounds like something my family would like. So creative too!
  • What a neat idea!
  • Oh what a fun idea. I'm such a boring mom ha. Actually I think I'm going to do my sweet potato casserole in the sweet potatoes this year, and topped with the crumb topping and baked yum!
    • oh, like twice baked sweet potatoes? that could work for sure!! hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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