Ricotta Stuffed Pumpkin

    1 hour 5 minutes

    This is a great pumpkin recipe that is very easy and healthy to make. Serve it warm with pasta or rice.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 4 small butternut pumpkins
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 300g frozen chopped spinach, thawed
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 cups ricotta cheese
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    • 1 pinch ground black pepper
    • 730g spaghetti sauce

    Preparation:45min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
    2. Trim off ends of pumpkins and cut in half lengthwise. With a teaspoon scoop out seeds and part of the pulp leaving shells about 1 1/2 cm thick. Steam pumpkin over boiling water until crisp-tender (about 5 minutes). Plunge into cold water, drain well and set aside.
    3. In a small frying pan over medium heat, melt one tablespoon of the butter. Add onion and garlic and cook until they are done. Squeeze the spinach to remove extra moisture and add to the garlic and onion and cook until thoroughly heated.
    4. In a medium size mixing bowl, combine eggs, ricotta, Parmesan, parsley, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and spinach mixture. Fill the pumpkin halves with this mixture and place in a shallow baking dish. Melt the remaining butter and brush over the pumpkin shells.
    5. Bake for 20 minutes. If desired, serve with tomato sauce.

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    This is a good recipe. It does well when cut in half. To add quickness cook squash in microwave. Cook halves on a plate for 1 1/2 min on high. Test every 45 sec. for tenderness. I would suggest eating with tomato sauce. Good without, better with!  -  03 Aug 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I thought this was great! I made a lot of changes. I sauted the scooped out parts with the onion and garlic and omitted the spinach. It took about 50 minutes to cook. Anyway, it was delicious and I'll definitely make it again!  -  08 Jul 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The results are very nice, but the number of pots and pans are not.  -  08 Feb 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)