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Stuffed Pumpkin


It is October!! Time to enjoy pumpkins!!

In Japan we usually use “Winter Squash” which we call “Kabocha” for cooking. Kabocha squash is high in vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and potassium. The taste is a lot sweeter in other kind of pumpkins, and the texture is so soft and smooth that is similar to sweet potato.

In this recipe, I use onion, carrot, mushrooms, ground chicken meat and shredded cheese. You can add more vegetables, use other kind of meat and also use any kind of cheese you like.

The recipe is

Cook filling in a pan and season. Cut the top of the kabocha off and take all seeds out. Spoon the filling into the kabocha and bake in the preheated oven.

Detailed and visual instructions can be found in the recipe PDF: Stuffed Pumpkin

{Ingredients (servings 2)}

½ lb. Ground Chicken

1 Kabocha or Winter Squash

1 small Onion

1 Carrot

4~5 Mushrooms (any kind)

1 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil

2 Tbsp. Flour

½ Tbsp. Margarine or Butter

3 Tbsp. Cooking Sake or White Wine

¾ cup Shredded Cheese (total) (any kind)

½ tsp. Salt

½ tsp. Black Pepper


Author: fravitch

We have two blogs: One is a recipe blog "Your Home for Homemade Japanese Food". Another is about my husband's book "Accidental Samurai".

26 thoughts on “Stuffed Pumpkin

  1. Yum! I’ve been trying to think of other ways to eat kabocha, so I’ve got to try this! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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  2. This might work with Turkey!

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  3. Suut

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  4. What a wonderful way to fix pumpkin! These look similar to what we call acorn squash. One of my favorite vegetables.

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  5. This looks super tasty, I can’t wait to try it!!

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  6. Never saw anything like this before. I’ll have to try it. I’ll let you knowhow it turns out.

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  7. 💯

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  8. That looks delicious!!! Love stuffed vegetables…just never make them 🙈 thank you for sharing!

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