Pumpkin Casserole Recipe

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Today we will explore a delicious Pumpkin Casserole Recipe that will take your taste buds on a flavorful journey. This recipe is perfect for cozy family dinners, potlucks, or even a comforting meal for one. So, let’s dive right in and explore the world of pumpkin casseroles!

Preparation Time:

15 minutes

Cooking Time:

30 minutes

Recipe Yield:

4 servings

Nutritional Information:

According to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

NutrientAmount Per Serving
Calories300
Total Fat12g
Saturated Fat5g
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol40mg
Sodium400mg
Total Carbohydrate32g
Dietary Fiber5g
Sugars6g
Protein15g

**Please note that these values are approximate and may vary depending on specific ingredients and brands used. It’s always a good idea to refer to the nutritional labels on the products you use for more accurate information. Enjoy your delicious and nutritious pumpkin casserole!

To create this warm and savory pumpkin casserole, you’ll need the following ingredients:

IngredientsQuantity
Pumpkin puree2 cups
Finely chopped onion1
Minced garlic2 cloves
Diced bell pepper1
Cooked and shredded chicken1 cup
Cooked rice1 cup
Grated cheddar cheese1 cup
Milk1/2 cup
Olive oil2 tablespoons
Dried thyme1 teaspoon
Ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon
Salt and pepperAs per taste

Now that we have our ingredients ready, let’s move on to the step-by-step instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a baking dish with olive oil or cooking spray and set it aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until they become translucent and fragrant.
Pumpkin Casserole Recipe
  • Next, add the diced bell pepper to the skillet and cook for another couple of minutes until it becomes tender.
  • Add the cooked and shredded chicken to the skillet, along with the pumpkin puree. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  • Season the mixture with dried thyme, ground cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Give it a good mix, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  • Reduce the heat to low and add the cooked rice and milk to the skillet. Stir gently until everything is evenly incorporated.
  • Transfer the pumpkin mixture into the greased baking dish, spreading it out evenly. Sprinkle the grated cheddar cheese on top, creating a delicious cheesy layer.
Pumpkin Casserole Recipe
  • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until the casserole is hot and bubbly, and the cheese has melted to golden perfection.
  • Once the casserole is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. This will allow the flavors to settle and make it easier to serve.
  • Serve your warm and savory pumpkin casserole as a main dish or a delightful side. It pairs well with a fresh green salad or some crusty bread.

There you have it, my fellow food enthusiasts – a warm and savory pumpkin casserole that embodies the essence of fall. The creamy pumpkin, combined with the comforting flavors of chicken and spices, creates a truly satisfying meal.

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Pumpkin Casserole Recipe

Pumpkin Casserole Recipe

Today, I am excited to share an incredible pumpkin casserole recipe that will take your taste buds on a flavorful journey. This recipe is perfect for cozy family dinners, potlucks, or even a comforting meal for one. So, let’s dive right in and explore the world of pumpkin casseroles!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 300 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Pumpkin puree 2 cups
  • Finely chopped onion 1
  • Minced garlic 2 cloves
  • Diced bell pepper 1
  • Cooked and shredded chicken 1 cup
  • Cooked rice 1 cup
  • Grated cheddar cheese 1 cup
  • Milk 1/2 cup
  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons
  • Dried thyme 1 teaspoon
  • Ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt and pepper As per tast

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a baking dish with olive oil or cooking spray and set it aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until they become translucent and fragrant.
  • Next, add the diced bell pepper to the skillet and cook for another couple of minutes until it becomes tender.
  • Add the cooked and shredded chicken to the skillet, along with the pumpkin puree. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  • Season the mixture with dried thyme, ground cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Give it a good mix, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  • Reduce the heat to low and add the cooked rice and milk to the skillet. Stir gently until everything is evenly incorporated.
  • Transfer the pumpkin mixture into the greased baking dish, spreading it out evenly. Sprinkle the grated cheddar cheese on top, creating a delicious cheesy layer.
  • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until the casserole is hot and bubbly, and the cheese has melted to golden perfection.
  • Once the casserole is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. This will allow the flavors to settle and make it easier to serve.
  • Serve your warm and savory pumpkin casserole as a main dish or a delightful side. It pairs well with a fresh green salad or some crusty bread.

Notes

Remember, cooking is all about creativity, so feel free to customize this recipe by adding your favorite herbs, vegetables, or even a sprinkle of nutmeg for an extra touch of warmth.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Can I use fresh pumpkin instead of pumpkin puree?

Absolutely! While the recipe calls for pumpkin puree, you can definitely use fresh pumpkin. Simply roast, boil, or steam the pumpkin until it’s soft, then puree it using a blender or food processor. The homemade pumpkin puree will add a fresh and vibrant flavor to your casserole.

Can I substitute the chicken with another protein or make it vegetarian?

Of course! Feel free to customize the recipe to suit your dietary preferences. If you prefer a vegetarian option, you can substitute the chicken with tofu, tempeh, or your favorite meat substitute. You can also experiment with other proteins such as cooked ground turkey or even shrimp for a different twist.

Can I prepare the casserole in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the casserole in advance. Once assembled, cover the baking dish tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate. When you’re ready to bake it, simply remove it from the refrigerator, let it come to room temperature, and then bake as directed. Note that you may need to adjust the baking time slightly since the casserole will be starting from a colder temperature.

Can I freeze the pumpkin casserole?

Absolutely! Pumpkin casseroles freeze well. Allow the casserole to cool completely, then transfer it to an airtight container or freezer-safe dish. Label the container with the date and freeze for up to 3 months. To reheat, thaw the casserole in the refrigerator overnight and then bake it in a preheated oven until heated through.

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