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Creamy Basil Jack O' Pumpkin

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"I invented this delicious side dish with our leftover Halloween jack o' lanterns! Works great with your favorite chicken entree."
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40 m servings 168
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion, garlic, and pepper in hot oil until onion is golden, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir pumpkin into onion mixture and cook until pumpkin is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Stir cream cheese, mayonnaise, and basil puree together in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave until warmed and smooth, about 1 minute. Pour cheese mixture over pumpkin mixture and toss to coat; cook until warmed, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 168 calories; 13 10.9 3.6 33 158 Full nutrition

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Although I would never make this with pumpkin that has been outside, I made it with fresh Japanese pumpkin and fresh basil. Toddlers, kids and adults alike found it absolutely delicious.