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Halloween Stuffed Pumpkins

Easy Halloween carved pumpkins with wholesome wild rice stuffing. Serve these spooky kid-friendly stuffed pumpkins for a healthy holiday treat!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 5



  • 5 medium-sized mini pumpkins
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • 1 shallot chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 160 grams or 1 cup wild rice
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 600 ml or 2 1/2 cups vegetable stock
  • 100 grams broccoli steamed or boiled
  • 65 grams or 1/2 cup pecans toasted, chopped
  • 40 grams or 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 40 grams or 1/3 cup prunes quartered
  • 80 grams or 1/3 cup feta cheese diced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 200 °C or 400 °F. Cut off the tops of your pumpkins and scoop out the seeds using a spoon. Drizzle them with a bit of olive oil and bake for 20 minutes. They should be tender but not mushy, as we will bake them once again after stuffing.
  • Make the pumpkin stuffing. Sauté chopped shallot and garlic in a bit of olive oil until translucent, then add wild rice and whole sprigs of rosemary. Add vegetable stock and cook until rice is ready, about 40 minutes or more (check the directions on your package). In the end remove the rosemary and add steamed broccoli, cranberries, chopped prunes, pecans and diced feta cheese. Mix to combine. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  • Carve two little triangles representing jack-o-lantern's eyes on each mini pumpkin. If you want, you can also carve a mouth. Stuff your pumpkins with the stuffing. Bake for 10-15 more minutes, until the pumpkins are soft. Enjoy!