Dinner in a Pumpkin Recipe

The recipe is very simple and takes about 30 mins of prep and 1 hour of cooking time. Your kids will be thrilled to see a pumpkin on the table for dinner. Scoop it out and enjoy!


– Small round pumpkin – 2 lbs lean ground beef browned with onions, mushrooms and garlic. Drained To Stir in meat – ¼ cup soy sauce – 3 Tbsp Brown Sugar – 3 cups cooked rice – 3 10.75 cans cream of celery soup.


1. Wash the outside of the pumpkin. 2. Cut top of the pumpkin off and remove the seeds and pulp!


3. Fill hollowed out pumpkin with meat mixture and bake on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for one hour. 4. Pumpkin should be soft. 5. Scoop out onto plates and enjoy!

Can I eat the pumpkin too?

Yes! You can also eat the pumpkin. We don’t eat the shell. You’ll see, once it’s done cooking the outer skin is like a shell. The inner pumpkin flesh will pull away easily and it’s simple to scoop out and make part of your meal!

Most people don’t think about cooking in, let alone eating, the same pumpkins you can turn into jack-o-lanterns. Pumpkin is an amazing vegetable, that tastes great cooked and is very good for you.

Weight Watchers info for dinner in a pumpkin:

To reduce the points for each serving (10 total including the pumpkin) you can use ground chicken breast or ground turkey breast, Truvia brown sugar, less soy sauce, and less cream of celery soup.

PREP TIME 30 minutes COOK TIME 1 hour TOTAL TIME 1 hour 30 minutes