Stuffed Pumpkin Rice Casserole Recipe

This pumpkin casserole recipe is perfect for around Halloween time when pumpkins are cheap and readily available. The rice casserole cooks inside the pumpkin for incredible flavor and a very creative presentation!

Stuffed Pumpkin Rice Casserole Recipe

How To Make Stuffed Pumpkin Rice Casserole

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 10 mins


  • 6 lb pumpkin
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 1 green pepper, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3 tomatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup beef broth , or bouillon
  • 2 tbsp dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 cup rice, cooked
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated


  1. Cut out the top of the pumpkin and retain. Scoop out seeds and score the inside several times. Rub with salt and pepper. 

  2. Place pumpkin upside down and the pumpkin top in a large shallow pan with 1/4 inch water.

  3. Bake 350 degrees for 1 hour or until tender. Drain.

  4. In a skillet, sauté onion, pepper and garlic in butter. Add beef and seasonings.

  5. Simmer until lightly browned. Cook with tomatoes, broth and wine until liquid is reduced.

  6. Stir in cooked rice and mix thoroughly. Stuff pumpkin with this mixture.

  7. Top with grated cheese and return to oven until cheese is melted.

  8. Cap with the pumpkin top until serving time. Serve straight from the pumpkin, with the scooped out pulp if desired.


  • Sugar: 18g
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  • Calcium: 220mg
  • Calories: 533kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 53g
  • Cholesterol: 84mg
  • Fat: 28g
  • Fiber: 15g
  • Iron: 8mg
  • Potassium: 1390mg
  • Protein: 23g
  • Saturated Fat: 13g
  • Sodium: 481mg
  • Vitamin A: 71509IU
  • Vitamin C: 45mg
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