Friday, October 30, 2009

Jack-O-Lantern Casserole

I have been making this casserole for the last 3 years for Halloween night. It is warm and ready when we come home from trick or treating. It is a fun tradition. I always draw a jack-o-lantern face on the pumpkin to add to the fun. Sorry I don't have a picture, maybe I will add one for later.
Jack-o-lantern casserole
1 small onion
1 small can light cream of whatever you like soup
2 c cooked rice
2 T soy sauce
1 pound sliced mushrooms
1 cup carrots (I pre-cook these until they are almost done)
1 lb ground hamburger (I am sure you could use chicken)
2 T br. sugar
1 T margarine, butter, smart balance, whatever

Cut off top of medium pumpkin and scoop out all the seeds, draw a face on it. Saute onions and margarine in a skillet. Add meat till brown, drain off grease or rinse to get even more off. Add remaining ingredients (except rice) and simmer 10 minutes. Add cooked rice cook another couple minutes. Pour in pumpkin. Replace lid. Put on a baking sheet in 350 oven for 1 hour. The pumpkin should be tender. You can eat the pumpkin as a veggie along with the casserole. Your kids will LOVE it!


  1. Sounds like the perfect dish for a cool Halloween night. That and maybe...scones?

  2. did you do the scones for everybody again this year too??!!! oh no. :) I wonder if you could do this in a Kabocha, and then eat the Kabocha with the casserole part? I always throw the pumpkin away after eating the casserole.