Like pumpkin & squash? See the surprising dishes local chefs are creating

As we move into the holiday season, professional chefs and home cooks often turn to traditional ingredients. But, Kyle Cherek is showing us the surprising dishes local chefs are creating using pumpkin and Squash.


Lowlands Grand Cafes

Blog: Down to Earth Chef

Dinner in a Pumpkin      

Serves 4-6

1 large pumpkin, about 5-6 pounds

1-2 tablespoons olive oil

1 lb ground lamb, browned and fat drained off

1 small onion, finely diced

1 small red bell pepper, finely diced

1/2 green zucchini, finely diced

1-1/2 cups cooked wild rice

1/2 cup chicken broth

3 oz. shredded swiss cheese

1/2 teaspoon each salt, pepper, garlic powder and rubbed sage

1 teaspoon dried thyme

3/4 cup cream or half & half