Turkey Stuffed Pumpkin

Turkey Stuffed Pumpkin



Happy Halloween!!

I have been saving this recipe for this holiday in particular! Normally, I am not a pumpkin fan. However, the way this dish is served; it is savory and delicious. It’s similar to a Stuffed bell pepper and a squash.  Let’s begin!


  • 4 Mini sugar pumpkins
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 8 basil leaves sliced
  • 1 onion diced finely
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven at 350.
  2. Cut tops from pumpkin and scoop out innards. Only leaving the flesh of the pumpkin. Brush inside and out with olive oil and salt. Poke holes on outside of pumpkins.
  3. Place parchment paper on baking sheet, place pumpkins open face down and bake one hour.
  4. place uncooked quinoa in pot add 1 cup water. Bring to boil and then simmer until water is absorbed.
  5. while pumpkins are baking, heat 1 tbsp oil in pan add turkey and all’s seasoning. Cook through about 10-15 minutes or browned. Remove turkey from pan.
  6. Add onions, cook until translucent, add tomato. Place turkey back in pan, add quinoa and tomato sauce.
  7. Take out pumpkin and fill with turkey blend.
  8. Serve and enjoy! (Do not eat the skin of the pumpkin, just scoop the inside of pumpkin into your spoon or fork with each bite)

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