Dairy-Free Stuffed Pumpkin Dinner is an Allergy-Friendly Surprise


Many years ago, Brianna Rose Monson shared a great fall recipe for “pumpkin surprise” with us. It was a sample from her book, Allergy Free for the Family Cookbook. Brianna’s son has multiple food allergies, but she doesn’t believe in cooking multiple dishes for one meal. Instead, she makes all of their dinners, including this dairy-free stuffed pumpkin, without milk, eggs, nuts, wheat, and fish for her family to enjoy together.

Dairy-Free Stuffed Pumpkin Dinner is an Allergy-Friendly Surprise

This recipe was buried in our news archives, so today, I’m updating it and giving it a new home in our recipe section. Please note that despite the “allergy-free” title, some of Brianna’s recipes use soy and come contain gluten. But fortunately, this dairy-free stuffed pumpkin dinner is friendly for (almost) all!

One final note: Brianna doesn’t believe in making multiple dishes at a single meal, so the recipes in are reportedly tested to be tasty for everyone, food allergies or not. Brianna truly believes that those with food allergies should and can be included in family and social gathering involving food. And I think this little guy is proof of that …

Pumpkin Surprise Food Allergy Friendly Meal

It really is wonderful how many food allergy cookbooks are beginning to pop on the market. When it comes to free-from diets, you can never have enough recipe options, and each book seems to come from a different angle.

Most recently, I was contacted by author Brianna Rose Monson about her new title, It includes over 100 recipes that are free from 7 of the 8 “top allergens,” including milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, fish, and shellfish. In addition, 88 of the recipes are gluten-free … and I am sure you experienced gluten-free folks could work your magic with specialty flour blends to enjoy several of the remaining recipes too.

We will be doing a full review on the book soon, but … you may not want to wait around for us. So, I asked Brianna if we could feature a recipe from her book for our viewers. She promptly responded with this wonderfully seasonal recipe that she promises is delicious and fun for the ENTIRE family during the fall pumpkin season …

Special Diet Notes: Stuffed Pumpkin Dinner

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, oil-free, and soy-free.

Dairy-Free Stuffed Pumpkin Dinner
This recipe is shared with permissions from Allergy Free for the Family Cookbook.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 medium pumpkin
  • 1 pound hamburger
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup chicken or beef broth (gluten free)
  1. Clean out a pumpkin and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Brown hamburger, onion and green pepper. Add rice, water and broth and simmer, covered for 20 minutes. Put mixture in pumpkin and bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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