Mini Pumpkins, Stuffed with Walnuts & Mushrooms

The theme for Monday posts in October is Stuffed Vegetables.

We love stuffing all kinds of vegetables: summer and winter squashes, peppers, pumpkins, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms….

These little pumpkins are the perfect size for 1 person – and just beg to be filled with something savory.

They’re fun to decorate with in the fall and even more fun to serve as a first course or veggie side dish.

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Mini Pumpkins, Stuffed with Walnuts & Mushrooms

Cute mini pumpkins are both decoration and yummy food for the holidays.  4 inches (10 cm) are a perfect size.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Vegetables


  • 2 mini pumpkins
  • 3 medium shallots, sliced
  • 3oz (90gr) mushrooms, sliced
  • 1oz (30gr) walnuts, halves broken
  • 1oz (30gr) bacon, chopped
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 2 tbs fresh sage, chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika


  • Place pumpkin tops and bottoms, cut side down on a baking sheet and bake, 400F (200C) oven, for 20 minutes.
  • While pumpkins bake:
  • Sauté the bacon and shallots in olive oil until both are crisp. Remove and keep warm.
  • Sauté mushroom, walnuts, sage and paprika in butter until starting to brown.
  • Add bacon and shallots, stir well to combine.
  • When pumpkins are ready fill with the stuffing and return the bottoms to the oven for 5 minutes, just to heat through.
  • Remove and serve with the tops.


To clean the pumpkins: Cut the top 1/3 off each pumpkin. Scoop out the seeds. You want both the top and bottom for serving.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 328
  • Sugar: 9.9 g
  • Sodium: 109.4 mg
  • Fat: 24.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.3 g
  • Fiber: 8.9 g
  • Protein: 8.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 19.4 mg

Keywords: mini pumpkins, bacon, mushrooms

If you can’t find mini pumpkins: Stuffed Sweet Dumpling Squash.

Stuffed Mini Pumpkins

That’s it!

2 thoughts on “Mini Pumpkins, Stuffed with Walnuts & Mushrooms”

  1. I think hubs would like these! He likes things like this. I might have to try it and see. I’m trying to come up with something a bit different here for Thanksgiving this year. Not sure how the kids would do with it, but I know my father in law would love it too.

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