Dinner in a Pumpkin

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I’m delighted to share a fun tradition we have for our Halloween dinner each year, but it also is fun for anytime in the Fall, it’s our recipe for Dinner in a Pumpkin!

dinner in a pumpkin

We’ve been making this in our family for nearly 10 years, having modified a recipe I found that long ago. Dinner in a pumpkin is a simple meal that works outside of a pumpkin, too, but how fun is it to scoop the meal straight out of a big orange pumpkin??? 

Here is a little step by step photo tutorial of how easy it is to make your own dinner in a pumpkin!

Dinner in a pumpkin

Dinner in a Pumpkin
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Serves: 6-8
 
An easy family recipe fun in the Fall or Halloween Night dinner
Ingredients
  • 1 medium pumpkin
  • 1 lb. ground sausage
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1.5 to 2 cu. cooked rice
  • 1 (8 oz) can sliced water chestnuts
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
Instructions
  1. Clean out pumpkin and decorate outside with black marker (optional).
  2. Brown sausage.
  3. Mix in remaining ingredients.
  4. Put pumpkin on cookie sheet.
  5. Fill pumpkin with mixture.
  6. Place in oven and bake pumpkin with lid on for 1 hour at 350F or until pumpkin is tender.
  7. Ladle on to plates out of the pumpkin.

 

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