Healthy Halloween Stuffed Jack-O-Lantern Recipe

Snez’s Stuffed Jack-O-Lanterns

Snezana Wood
Fun, tasty and healthy. Snez loves making these for a spooky Halloween family dinner.
4 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine International
Servings 2
Calories 623 kcal


  • 1/2 brown onion finely chopped
  • 200 g beef mince
  • 1 truss tomato finely chopped
  • 75 g brown rice pre-cooked
  • 2 tablespoons tomato passata
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 capsicums

Ingredients for Salad

  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 1 truss tomato diced
  • 1/4 red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 220°C.
  • In a saucepan brown the onion and mince, then add in the tomatoes, pre-cooked rice, pasatta, fresh herbs, olive oil, lemon juice, spices and salt & pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Cut the tops off the capsicums, scrape out the seeds and membrane.
  • Place capsicums in the baking tray to fit snuggly together.
  • Fill the capsicums with the mixture and cover the capsicum tops.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and add ½ cup water to the baking tray and place in oven.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until capsicums are tender.
  • Toss cucumber, tomato, red onion, parsley, and dressing, season with salt and pepper and serve with capsicum.
Keyword For Kids, Party

Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.