Stuffed Pumpkin

Stuffed Pumpkin
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Stuffed Pumpkin

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Stuffed Pumpkin

This festive fall dish is a playful way to use pumpkin. Filled with couscous and coated with a maple-bourbon reduction, this is a complete meal for one, but it's also a great side dish to share among friends.

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cut the top off the pumpkin and season with salt and pepper, to taste, and the nutmeg and cinnamon. Place on a baking sheet. Add 1 tablespoon of the butter to the top of the pumpkin and roast for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add the couscous and boil until slightly undercooked. Strain and cool. Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat and sauté all of the vegetables and herbs until tender.

Heat the water in a small saucepan and add the remaining butter. Melt and add the cooked couscous. Cook for 3 minutes over medium heat. Add the sautéed vegetables. Cook for 3 more minutes. Remove from the heat. Combine the bourbon and maple syrup in a saucepan and reduce by ½.

Place the pumpkin on a plate. Coat in the maple reduction and fill with the couscous mixture. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

1682 kcal

Daily value:

84%

Servings:

1
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 307 g
  • Protein 47 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 32 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 3855 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 153 µg
  • Vitamin B-6 1 mg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 69 mg
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 4 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 72 µg
  • Alanine 1 g
  • Arginine 1 g
  • Ash 12 g
  • Aspartic acid 2 g
  • Calcium, Ca 348 mg
  • Carotene, alpha 2 µg
  • Carotene, beta 1004 µg
  • Cholesterol 4 mg
  • Choline, total 51 mg
  • Copper, Cu 1 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 55 µg
  • Cystine 1 g
  • Eriodictyol 1 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 15 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 9 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 6 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 25 g
  • Folate, DFE 122 µg
  • Folate, food 122 µg
  • Folate, total 123 µg
  • Glucose (dextrose) 1 g
  • Glutamic acid 11 g
  • Glycine 1 g
  • Histidine 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 8 mg
  • Isoleucine 1 g
  • Leucine 2 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 4968 µg
  • Lysine 1 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 258 mg
  • Manganese, Mn 5 mg
  • Niacin 16 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 4 mg
  • Phenylalanine 1 g
  • Phosphorus, P 699 mg
  • Phytosterols 32 mg
  • Potassium, K 2513 mg
  • Proline 3 g
  • Retinol 1 µg
  • Riboflavin 2 mg
  • Selenium, Se 4 µg
  • Serine 1 g
  • Sodium, Na 2054 mg
  • Starch 1 g
  • Sucrose 60 g
  • Sugars, total 79 g
  • Thiamin 1 mg
  • Threonine 1 g
  • Tocopherol, gamma 4 mg
  • Tyrosine 1 g
  • Valine 1 g
  • Water 598 g
  • Zinc, Zn 5 mg
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