Cut off top of pumpkin; remove seeds and fibers. Set aside. Cook sausage in skillet, stirring to crumble. Drain well. Combine sausage with remaining ingredients; spoon into pumpkin shell. Place on baking sheet. Bake at 350F for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours, or until pulp inside pumpkin is tender. Spoon rice mixture from pumpkin. Scoop out cooked pumpkin; season with butter, salt, and pepper, if desired. Serve with rice mixture.
Makes 10 to 12 servings.
For other occasions spoon prepared rice mixture into buttered 2-quart baking dish. Bake at 350F for 25 minutes, or until heated through.
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