Pumpkins aren’t just for carving and adorning your doorstep anymore. Try this for an autumn family dinner or Thanksgiving!
Although I usually use miniature pumpkins around my house as inexpensive fall décor, they also happened to be the perfect size to transform into individual serving dishes. I like to use them as serving bowls for a delicious and savory casserole.
These Roasted Mini Pumpkin Bowl Casseroles
can be served as a hearty appetizer or a meal depending on what size your pumpkins are.
Start off by slicing the top of each miniature pumpkin off and scraping out the seeds and pulp inside.
These adorable little pumpkins are then filled with a casserole made from ground beef (or turkey), onion, mushrooms, and a creamy sauce.
The casserole filling comes together quickly in one pot then is poured into each hollowed out pumpkin and baked with the lid on until warm and bubbly. You can actually eat the entire pumpkin itself if you bake the pumpkins just a little bit longer. No dishes here!
Serve one miniature pumpkin to each guest and they'll be amazed at how creative you are! When they take off the lid, they can dig into a creamy and comforting casserole. What a great tradition to serve these casserole filled miniature pumpkins every fall.
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