Savory Mushroom and Quinoa Stuffed Mini Pumpkins

Savory Mushroom And Quinoa Stuffed Mini Pumpkins


October 29, 2019

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These colourful Mini Pumpkins stuffed with creamy mushrooms and quinoa provide a sweet and savoury taste for maximum flavour.

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • 20 mins

    25 mins

    45 mins

Savory Mushroom and Quinoa Stuffed Mini Pumpkins


1. Preheat the oven to 400º F. Meanwhile, cut the tops off of 6 mini pumpkins and remove the seeds. The seeds can be discarded, but they can also be reserved for roasting, much like larger pumpkin seeds. Lightly brush olive oil over the insides and outsides of the pumpkin bottoms and tops and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 25-30 minutes with the tops on the pumpkins. The pumpkins are done when the inner flesh is tender.

2. After placing the pumpkins in the oven, make the quinoa. First rinse the quinoa well and then combine 1 cup of quinoa in a sauce pan with 2 cups of vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook covered until all of the liquid is absorbed. This will take 15 to 20 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, sauté the mushrooms and leeks in 2 teaspoons of olive oil for about 5 minutes, or until tender. Add the garlic, rosemary, and thyme to the pan and cook 1 more minute. Next, add the white wine and cook until the wine is mostly evaporated. Season with the salt and pepper. By now the quinoa should be done cooking. Measure 2 cups of cooked quinoa into the skillet with the mushrooms and leeks. Stir to evenly combine.

4. Remove the cooked pumpkins from the oven and spoon the quinoa pilaf evenly into each pumpkin. Consider garnishing with a little parsley for added color. Serve immediately.

Recipe Credit Source:


6 mini pumpkins

1 cup uncooked quinoa

2 cups vegetable broth

1 tbsp plus 2tbsp of olive oil

8 oz. sliced button mushrooms

1 cup chopped leeks

1 clove of minced garlic

1/8 tsp sea salt

1/8 tsp black pepper


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