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Stuffed Pumpkin Camping meal

We are always on the lookout for new camping meals, and having a Weber has opened up our options for camp cooking dramatically. We really enjoy cooking on an open flame too though, and have tried a heap of different recipes. Not so long ago, Sarah found an awesome recipe that we had to try; stuffed pumpkin!

It’s simple, easy to do and tastes great. 

Stuffed Pumpkin

Stuffed Pumpkin; a unique, tasty and healthy camping meal


Please consider the size of your pumpkin, as a smaller pumpkin will not need this level of quantity!

  • 1 pumpkin that will fit in your weber or camp oven
  • Bacon
  • Potato
  • Cheese (2 cups of grated)
  • Butter (60 grams)
  • Plain flour (1/4 cup)
  • Milk (2 1/3 cups)


  • Cut the top of the pumpkin off 
  • Scoop the seeds and soft part of the pumpkin out 

    Preparing the pumpkin

    Cutting the centre out

  • Peel several potatoes’ and slice them into thin pieces
  • Cut bacon up into small chunks
  • Add cheese, bacon, milk, flour, butter and potato into a mixture and add it into the centre of the pumpkin 
  • Drop the pumpkin into your camp oven on medium heat for around 60 – 120 minutes, checking on it regularly. We did remove it too early, and found it wasn’t cooked so had to put it back on the fire for a while.
Camp oven cooking

Cook it in the Camp Oven and enjoy the views!

  • When its cooked, the pumpkin will be soft. Cut up as you please, or eat it straight out of the pumpkin. Beware that the pumpkin will be full of juices, so we found cutting it up in a stainless bowl worked pretty well.
Cooking the pumpkin

After a couple of hours in the camp oven

Stuffed pumpkin

We’ve done stuffed spuds before, but pumpkin was a whole new ball game

This stuffed pumpkin recipe is fantastic for camping; its so quick and easy to get going, and its something a bit different from the norm. It’s also reasonably healthy, which is a great thing.

If you were doing a big group cooking meal, this would be the ultimate side, or you can have it as a main meal for the family. 

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