Stuffed Pumpkin Recipe


Cal/Serving: 2,413
Daily Value: 121%

Vegetarian, Egg-Free, Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free
Vitamin A233788IU4676%
Vitamin C208mg347%
Thiamin (B1)1mg61%
Riboflavin (B2)3mg180%
Niacin (B3)14mg72%
Vitamin B62mg83%
Folic Acid (B9)317µg79%
Vitamin B120µg1%
Vitamin D0µg0%
Vitamin E22mg111%
Vitamin K297µg372%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated26g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated5g0%
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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.


  • 1 Jack-Be-Little pumpkin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup Israeli couscous
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced fennel
  • 1/2 cup diced zucchini
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow squash
  • 1 tablespoon sliced garlic
  • 1 cup peeled plum tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon chopped thyme
  • 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chopped tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup


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.

Recipe Details

Servings: 1
Cuisine: American

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