The Puking Pumpkin

If there’s one recipe you need this Halloween it’s the Puking Pumpkin. Cause really, who doesn’t want a pumpkin throwing up guacamole all over Halloween? –  Seen enough? Jump to Recipe 

Folks, it’s that time of the year again when we start making extremely questionable recipes in the name of Halloween. The puking pumpkin is no exception to that. It’s kinda beautiful though right? I mean as beautiful as a barfing pumpkin can be.

Guacamole Puking Pumpkin with tortilla chips

My usual go-to puking pumpkin recipe is just to pour guacamole on to a plate and pop some tortilla chips around (as above). But this year I thought I’d take things even further and to the whole thing into a tray of nachos. Because, well, why the heck not!?

I know, you’re still looking it like ‘that’s the grossest thing I’ve ever seen but god damn it I want nachos’. Yup, the dilemma never goes away, you just gotta dive straight in!

Anywho, if you’re making the nachos here’s my top tips:

Perfect nachos in the oven

  • Arrange chips in a single layer so they all get covered in cheese.
  • Use a sturdy chip such as corn chips to reduce the chance of them going soft.
  • Only bake until the cheese is just melted. It’s nearly impossible to get a cheese pull with crispy cheese. The cheese will continue melting after they’re out the oven.
  • Do not put the other toppings in the oven, nobody really likes warm guac.

Vomiting Pumpkin over nachos

With regards to carving the pumpkin I always advice drawing the outline first instead of going in blind. That and have a picture of what your want it to look like – my inspiration is always this emoji: 🤮

And it really is as simple as that!

The puking pumkin is so perfect for halloween because it’s so quick, easy and (grossly) delicious. I’m always so unprepared around halloween so this is without a doubt my go-to centre piece every year. Plus people love it.

Kinda grossly glorious right!?

Pumpkin throwing up guacamole over nachos

However you choose to serve your puking pumpkin be sure to check out my homemade guacamole!

Puking Pumpkin Nachos (Full Recipe & Video)

 

5 from 7 votes
Pumpkin throwing up gaucamole over nachos
Puking Pumpkin Nachos
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

If there's one recipe you need this Halloween it's the Puking Pumpkin. Cause really, who doesn't want a pumpkin throwing up guacamole all over Halloween?

Course: Appetizer, Finger Food
Cuisine: Halloween
Keyword: Puking Pumpkin
Servings: 8
Calories: 428 kcal
Author: Chris
Ingredients
  • 1 large Pumpkin
  • 1 tray of Corn Chips (approx 14oz/400g)
  • 2 cups / 200g Cheddar, shredded
  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 1 cup Guac
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream, or more to preference
Method
  1. Cut out a small circle at the tip of the Pumpkin, big enough to comfortably fit your hand in. Using a spoon,  scoop out all the center of the Pumpkin. Draw on the style of face you want, then carefully carve out.

  2. Arrange chips on a tray and evenly top with cheese. Pop in the oven at 180c/356f for 10-15mins or until the cheese is just melted.

  3. Pour over salsa, then sour cream and top with guac (making sure it's coming out of the pumpkin's mouth). Enjoy! 🙂

Watch how to make it!

Recipe Notes

a) Homemade Guacamole - Check out my recipe!

 

b) Calories - Based on sharing between 8 people with 1/2 cup sour cream.

Nutrition Facts
Puking Pumpkin Nachos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 428 Calories from Fat 233
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.88g 40%
Saturated Fat 7.634g 38%
Trans Fat 0.295g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.947g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.105g
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 453mg 19%
Potassium 388mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 38.67g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5.2g 21%
Sugars 2.09g
Protein 11.48g 23%
Vitamin A 23%
Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 29%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Check out my Homemade Tortilla Chips to go with your Puking Pumpkin!

Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Msw
    December 5, 2016 at 8:14 am

    I thought I was crafty with my pumpkin soup but, I think you just totally one up me . I think you might enjoy this post
    https://reallifeofanmsw.com/2016/10/29/pumpkin-meets-soup

    • Reply
      Chris
      October 8, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      The soup looks delicious!!

  • Reply
    Lili
    December 5, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    OMG, you’re right. I did think ‘That’s so gross!’ But sounds yummy and it’s a very funny post! 🙂

    • Reply
      Chris
      October 8, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      Haha thanks, Lili 🙂

  • Reply
    Geoff
    October 19, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Oh my goodness I am TOTALLY going to make this on Halloween!! Such a great idea!

    • Reply
      Chris
      October 19, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      Yay! Enjoy 🙂

  • Reply
    Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
    October 6, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    This is such a fantastic idea for Halloween! I definitely need to give this a try!

    • Reply
      Chris
      October 6, 2018 at 1:56 pm

      You totally should!! 🙂

  • Reply
    Mary Bostow
    October 6, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Wow what a great job. Looks very interesting. Incredibly beautiful presentation for Halloween. This sounds like something I need to try. I really like

    • Reply
      Chris
      October 6, 2018 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks, Mary! 🙂

  • Reply
    Jacqueline Meldrum
    October 6, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Haha that did make me laugh. It’s brilliant if a bit gross and totally perfect for Halloween. Love it!

    • Reply
      Chris
      October 6, 2018 at 1:58 pm

      Let’s go with ‘gloriously gross’ lol. Thanks Jacqueline! 🙂

  • Reply
    Lisa Bryan
    October 6, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Omg – this is the best! So perfect for Halloween and those nachos looks amazing. I’d for sure dig in!

    • Reply
      Chris
      October 6, 2018 at 2:01 pm

      Thanks, Lisa! 🙂

  • Reply
    Julia
    October 6, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    🙂 Love this idea! So easy and perfect for Halloween 🙂

    • Reply
      Chris
      October 6, 2018 at 2:01 pm

      So so easy 🙂

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    October 6, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    This is HILARIOUS! So fun for Halloween and I can’t help but chuckle a little when I look at it. Such a great idea 🙂

    • Reply
      Chris
      October 6, 2018 at 2:48 pm

      Thanks Dawn! It’s so much fun to make! And eat 😉

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