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pumpkin ground beef casserole

Pumpkin Ground Beef Casserole

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1 small pumpkin, around 2 pounds
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 2 cups tomato puree/sieved tomatoes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 8 oz feta
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut the pumpkin into quarters and remove the seeds with a tablespoon.
  2. Next, cut the pumpkin into bite size pieces and set aside.
  3. Preheat your oven to 400F
  4. Heat a pan over medium-high heat and cook the ground beef and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add the garlic and onion to the pan and cook until the ground beef is no longer pink.
  6. Add the paprika powder and the cayenne pepper and stir.
  7. Pour in the tomato puree and stir everything together.
  8. Remove pan from the heat, then add the sour cream and stir again
  9. Fill the pumpkin into your casserole pan and pour the ground beef sauce evenly over it.
  10. Spread the feta on top and bake for 50-60 minutes, until the pumpkin is soft. Check with a pointed knife if cooked.
  11. Check on your casserole after around 40 minutes. If the feta is already getting brown cover the casserole form with tin foil.
  12. Serve the casserole by itself or with rice, pasta or couscous if you prefer.