10 Things You Can Cook Inside a Pumpkin

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While carving pumpkins for Halloween is a fun activity, it’s a bit sad to see the hollowed-out pumpkin just sitting there and not do anything. It’s a lot tastier to stuff the pumpkin, throw it into the oven, and let it bake into something delicious while it conveniently acts as its own attractive serving dish.

From a cheesy dip to soup to crème brûlée, here are 10 tasty dishes that you can bake inside big or little pumpkins!

If you’re looking for a show-stopping recipe for your dinner table in the next month or so, this stuffed pumpkin rules. The “stuffing” is essentially savory bread pudding.

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This is another savory bread pudding stuffed inside a squash, but this time it’s bread, spinach, mushrooms, garlic, and cheese.

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3. Pumpkin Cheesecake Stuffed Pumpkins from Creme de la Crumb

Honestly, all cheesecake should come stuffed inside a pumpkin based on this recipe. Don’t forget the whipped cream!

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This hearty stuffed pumpkin is made with wild rice, Brussels sprouts, pecans, dried cranberries, and cheese.

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5. Brazilian Shrimp Stuffed Pumpkin from Adore Foods

If you’re looking for something on the spicier side, this is the recipe for you. You can eat this straight from the pumpkin or put it over rice.

This pumpkin is stuffed with jeweled rice and a gingery tomato sauce.

This is probably the easiest stuffed pumpkin on the list. You only need six ingredients, including the pumpkin.

The only thing you need to know about this recipe is that it includes a lemon-vanilla sauce that sounds just about perfect.

Pumpkin soup inside a pumpkin! Can’t get better than that.

10. Baked Pumpkin Cheese Dip from Farm Flavor

For all you football fans out there, this cheese dip is for you.