With only a week left until Thanksgiving, there’s usually a mad scramble in our house to plan a menu full of delicious dishes to serve our family and friends. I have a few regulars that we make every year, but I love trying new recipe ideas, which will hopefully top last year’s dish!
I usually look forward to the side dishes more than the turkey, as I’m not a huge meat eater, and stuffing is one of my faves, along with sweet potato casserole! After seeing stuffed pumpkins all over Pinterest recently, I really wanted to have a big, beautiful pumpkin on the table this year and I thought filling it with stuffing would be a great choice.
This stuffing starts with drying fresh sourdough bread in the oven, which lends its delicious, tangy flavor to the dish. If you are in a pinch for time you can definitely use prepackaged breadcrumbs or feel free to use your favorite gluten-free bread instead of the sourdough.
A mixture of sauteed veggies gets added to the dried bread, along with your choice of broth. I use chicken or turkey broth, for more flavor, but feel free to use vegetable or mushroom broth to make this stuffing vegetarian & vegan friendly. The pumpkin adds moisture to the stuffing as well so I suggest starting with less broth and adding more, as needed.
The pumpkin keeps the stuffing nice and warm as long as the “lid” fits well. You can choose to keep the pumpkin as a dish to scoop the stuffing out of or, depending on the flavor of your pumpkin, it can be sliced and served alongside your stuffing.
You can sample the flesh of the cooked pumpkin when you remove it from the oven to see if yours is tasty enough to serve. Either way, it’s sure to make a beautiful addition to your holiday table. Enjoy!Print
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