Fall is here and that means one thing: it’s time to break out the pumpkins! And what better way to celebrate than with these delicious Halloween Stuffed Pumpkins? These festive treats are not only tasty, but also a great way to get your serving of vegetables in for the day.
To make these Stuffed Pumpkins, you will need the following ingredients:
– 4 small pumpkins
– 1 cup of quinoa
– 2 cups of vegetable broth
– 1 onion
– 2 cloves of garlic
– 1 tbsp of olive oil
– 2 tsp of paprika
– 1 tsp of cumin
– Salt and pepper to taste
– 1/4 cup of chopped parsley
– 1/4 cup of chopped almonds
To start, cut off the top of each pumpkin and scoop out the insides. Set aside. In a large skillet, sauté the onion and garlic in olive oil until soft. Add in the quinoa, vegetable broth, and spices. Stir occasionally until the quinoa is cooked through. Mix in the chopped parsley and almonds.
Fill each pumpkin with the quinoa mixture, leaving a little room at the top. Replace the pumpkin tops and bake at 375 degrees for 45-50 minutes, or until the pumpkin is tender. Serve hot and enjoy your delicious and healthy Halloween Stuffed Pumpkins!
But don’t stop there, Thanksgiving is just around the corner! If you’re looking for some inspiration for your holiday menu, look no further than these Thanksgiving Menu Ideas. From traditional turkey to vegetarian options, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
For those looking to go the traditional route, a perfectly roasted turkey is a must. Start by brining the turkey overnight in a mixture of water, salt, sugar, and herbs. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and stuff the turkey with a mixture of bread, onions, celery, and sage. Rub the turkey with butter and roast until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
If you’re looking to switch things up, consider a vegetarian option like roasted acorn squash stuffed with quinoa, cranberries, and pecans. And don’t forget the sides! From classic mashed potatoes to green bean casserole, there are endless options to choose from.
Whatever your Thanksgiving menu looks like, the most important thing is to enjoy time with friends and family. Give thanks for all the blessings in your life and savor each delicious bite. Happy fall, y’all!