Beef and Pumpkin Casserole 

This is a deliciously haunting meal that is packed full of nutrients so that you are strong enough to keep the zombies away! One that will feed all the family this Halloween and make use of any leftover pumpkins. A good substitute for pumpkin is butternut squash so this is a meal that can be made all year round.


What do I need to feed 5 mouths? 


  • 400g Cannellini beans
  • 600g stewing beef
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • Salt, pepper, 2 tbs cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 large carrots
  • 350ml beef stock
  • Pumpkin diced
  • 150g chopped mushrooms
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic

Halloween Mash

  • 1kg potatoes
  • 100g curly kale
  • 1 red onion
  • 100ml Whole milk
  • 25g butter

Equipment: Casserole dish, frying pan, pot, spatula, peeler, sharp knife, chopping board, masher.

And now what do I do? 

  • Cook beef and chopped garlic on a relatively low heat.
  • Chop and peel your vegetables.
  • Add all vegetables, beef, beef stock and spices to a casserole dish.
  • Pop it into the oven for 40 minutes (You can let this slow cook for a few hours if you have the time for it).
  • Peel and chop potatoes and bring to boil until soft.
  • Melt the butter and add the chopped kale and onion.
  • Allow to simmer, stir occasionally.
  • Drain the potatoes, add the kale, onion and milk, mash it all together.
  • Serve the Halloween mash with the casserole and enjoy!

Total prep/ cook time: 60 mins

Serves: 5

Nutrition content per portion:

  • Calories: 505
  • Protein: 39g
  • Carbohydrates: 58g
  • Fat: 12g

Cost per serving: €2.18