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French Fridays with Dorie: Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good

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WW Freestyle: 14
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Beautiful pumpkin stuffed with a mixture of bread, bacon and cheese.
Servings: 4
Calories: 479


  • 1 whole 3-pound pumpkin
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1/4 pound day-old bread , cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/4- pound Gruyere or Cheddar Cheese , cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 4 garlic cloves , chopped
  • 4 strips bacon , cooked to a desired crisp and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1/2- cup heavy cream
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • salt and fresh ground pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  • Using a knife, cut the top cap off the pumpkin.
  • Clean out the seeds and strings inside the pumpkin.
  • Season the inside with salt and fresh ground pepper and transfer the pumpkin to the previously prepared baking sheet.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the bread, cheese, garlic, bacon and thyme; toss to combine.
  • Stuff the cheese mixture inside the prepared pumpkin.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the heavy cream and nutmeg; whisk until well combined.
  • Season with a little bit of salt and pepper, and stir.
  • Pour the heavy cream mixture over the stuffing.
  • Cover the pumpkin with the cap that you previously cut off and bake for 90 minutes.
  • Remove the cap off and continue to cook for 20 to 30 minutes, or until pumpkin is tender and the mixture inside the pumpkin is bubbling.
  • Carefully remove pumpkin from oven and let stand for 20 minutes.
  • Cut and Serve.


RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD Adapted from Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan
WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 14 
Nutrition Facts
French Fridays with Dorie: Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good
Amount Per Serving
Calories 479 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 484mg20%
Potassium 1323mg38%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 29750IU595%
Vitamin C 34.3mg42%
Calcium 347mg35%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.