Dinner in a Pumpkin

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Dinner in a Pumpkin

Dinner in a Pumpkin
Number of Servings: 6 Total Preparation Time: 1 hour
Actual Cooking Time: 1 hour Source: Tracy Mendez
Food Groups: Vegetables, Grains, Protein
Holiday: Halloween
Main Ingredient: Beef , Rice, Pasta & Bread, Vegetables
Meal Type: Dinner Entrée
Special Features: Kids Love It, Kids Can Help Make It

This is a great dinner idea for Halloween.


1 small-medium Pumpkin
1 Onion, chopped
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
1-2 pounds ground Beef
2 tablespoons Soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown Sugar
1 4-ounce can sliced Mushrooms, drained
1 10 3/4 ounce can cream of Chicken soup
1 1/2 cups cooked Rice
1 8-ounce can sliced water Chestnuts, drained


Cut off top of pumpkin and thoroughly clean out. Preheat over to 350°F.

In large skillet, saute onions in oil until tender. Add meat and brown. Drain.
Add soy sauce, brown sugar, mushrooms and soup. Simmer 10 min stirring ocasionaly.
Add cooked rice and water chestnuts.

Spoon mixture into pumpkin shell. Replace pumpkin top and place on a baking sheet.
Bake 1 hour or until inside meat of pumpkin is tender.

Put pumpkin on plate, remove lid and serve.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 368
Total Fat: 13 g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 700 mg
Carbohydrates: 33 g
Protein: 24 g
Fiber: 2 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 70 mg

Cook's Notes:

Nutrition calculated based on extra lean ground beef, reduced fat and reduced sodium cream of chicken soup and reduced sodium soy sauce.