Pumpkin Stew

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 30m
Ready In

"This recipe came from a Taste of Home recipe book. I made it for Halloween one year and my kids thought I was crazy! I served the stew in a pumpkin! This is easier than it sounds and looks great as a festive piece in the center of your table. It will give the guest's something to talk about! Follow my stew recipe or make your own. With stew you know there is all kinds of room for tweaking! "

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (586.1 g)
  • Calories 866.7
  • Total Fat - 52.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 17.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 151.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1036.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 49.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 9.5 g
  • Sugars - 13 g
  • Protein - 50.2 g
  • Calcium - 164.1 mg
  • Iron - 7.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 21.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Pumpkin should be about the size of a basket ball.

Step 2

Wash the outside of the pumpkin clean.

Step 3

Cut the top of the pumpkin off as you would if you were going to carve it.

Step 4

Clean the inside out leaving at least 1 inch thickness on the walls.

Step 5


Step 6

Put oil in large skillet and heat on medium low setting.

Step 7

Dredge meat in flour leaving a heavy coating of flour on meat, brown in skillet till done.

Step 8

At this point you will want enough drippings in the pan to make a gravy for the stew so you may need to add more oil and more flour

Step 9

When the meat is done, add the vegetables and the seasonings.

Step 10

Pour in the broth, bring to simmer.

Step 11

Simmer and stir occasionally.

Step 12

Vegetables need to cook till tender and Gravy is of the desired consistency.

Step 13

Adjust seasonings to taste.

Step 14

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 15

Oil outside of pumpkin and place on cookie sheet.

Step 16

When stew is done, pour stew into pumpkin

Step 17

Do not put lid on but Do not put lid on.

Step 18

Bake in oven for 30 to 45 minutes or until outside is semi-tender, not soft.

Step 19

Carefully remove the pumpkin from oven and place on serving platter.

Step 20

Put top on pumpkin and serve.

Step 21

When serving, you can scrape sides of pumpkin to get some of the pulp out with the stew.


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