How To Make Cinderella Pumpkin At Home

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The recipe for today is Cinderella pumpkin. Pumpkin is the main ingredient in this recipe. A whole pumpkin is emptied and then, stuffed with other vegetables and pork sausage to make this dish.

Cinderella Pumpkin recipe

This recipe originated in France and was famous during the 1880s. This Cinderella pumpkin is also known as Rouge Vif D’Etampes in french. People mostly eat it during winters.

To make Cinderella pumpkin, cook sausages and then mushrooms in a pan. Add butter, add garlic, celery, and onion to the pan. Cook them for some time. Then, add berbere and cardamom to it. Add chicken stock, peas, salt, potatoes, and carrots to it. Add the mushrooms and sausages back and add the tomatoes to it. Stuff this mixture in a pumpkin and bake it for an hour.

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Cinderella Pumpkin

Cinderella Pumpkin Recipe

The Cinderella pumpkin is a great dish made by hollowing a whole pumpkin. It is then stuffed with vegetables and sausage. Lastly, it is baked to give you a beautiful dish that is both healthy and delicious,
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 4
Calories 288 kcal


  • Pan
  • Roasting Pan
  • Oven


  • 1 10-15 pound Whole Pumpkin
  • 2-3 Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 12 ounces Mushrooms (sliced)
  • 6 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup Celery Stalks (chopped)
  • ½ pound Baby Red Potatoes
  • 2 Carrots (chopped)
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 4 Pork Sausages
  • 1 ¾ cup Frozen Black-Eyed Peas
  • 1 teaspoon Butter
  • 3 teaspoons Olive Oil 
  • 2 ½ cups Chicken Stock
  • ¾ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground Cardamom
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Berbere Spice Blend


  • Take a sauté pan and add 1 teaspoon of olive oil in it.
  • Now, add the sausages to the pan. Cook them for around 6 minutes until they are brown from the sides.
  • After they are cooked, cut them into thick slices and keep aside.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil to the same pan. Add mushrooms to it and sauté them for 5 minutes.
  • Now, put these mushrooms with the sausages. Add butter to the pan. Also, add garlic, celery and onion and cook this mixture for about 6 minutes.
  • Add berbere and cardamom to it. Continue to sauté for 1 minute. Now, add chicken stock, peas, salt, potatoes and carrots. Add the sausages and mushrooms back to the pan.
  • Cook them for another 20 minutes on low flame.
  • Cut the top of the pumpkin and remove seeds and strings. Cover the pumpkin with foil and place it in a roasting pan or baking dish.
  • Now, carefully pour the mixture of sausages and tomatoes on the top-notch of pumpkin and place it inside the oven.
  • Bake it for about 1 hour and 10 minutes until the pumpkin is fully cooked and is tender.


Cinderella's pumpkin recipe


Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 11.3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sugar: 8g | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 3mg
Keyword Cinderella Pumpkin, French, French Cuisine, Pumpkin recipe
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