Simply De-Lite-Ful: Dinner in a Pumpkin
Dinner in a Pumpkin
This is a fun and nutritious meal to serve your family at Halloween before they go out Trick or Treating. The pumpkin can be prepped and the meat mixture cooked and refrigerated a day ahead to avoid the rush around dinner time when your goblins need help with costumes. You can fill the pumpkin Halloween morning and put it on time bake earlier in the day for even more ease.
Cut top off pumpkin and clean out pulp and seeds thoroughly. Set aside.
Spray a large skillet with cooking spray. Add olive oil and onions and cook over medium heat till tender.
Spoon meat mixture into pumpkin. Replace top and place entire pumpkin on a baking sheet lined with parchment or foil under pumpkin. Bake about 1 ½ -2 hours or more, depending on the thickness of the walls of the pumpkin, until inside flesh of the pumpkin is tender. You may carefully remove whole cooked pumpkin to serving plate.
Complete the meal with a crisp salad and rolls.
Serves 8 generously.