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Stuffed Pumpkin

"Personally, I really love pumpkins, so one day I thought, Why not?” says KyAnn. “My mom is always making stuffed peppers, and really I don't like peppers, so I decided to try pumpkins. I would pair it with a side salad or some fresh strawberries from the garden." - KyAnn James, age 11, Wyoming

Makes 4 servings


  • 4 small pumpkins
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup wheat crackers
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 1 cup spinach


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut the top off the pumpkins, remove seeds and pulp, and wipe clean.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all other ingredients together and divide among the pumpkins. Bake for 1 hour, or until the turkey is cooked through. Serve in the pumpkins.

463 calories; 17g fat; 39g carbohydrates; 31g protein

More information about the Kids' State Dinner:

  • Check out the other winning 2014 Kids' State Dinner Recipes here.
  • Learn more about Kids' State Dinner here.