Recipe: Pumpkin Potato Bake

For some reason, potato bake tastes better when cooked in a pumpkin! This is a super easy recipe and makes for a great side dish.


  • 1 whole pumpkin
  • 3 – 4 potatoes
  • 4 rasher bacon
  • 300mls cream
  • ½ packet French onion soup
  • 1 cup grated cheese of choice
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs

Equipment Needed:

  • 9 or 12 Quart Camp Oven


  1. If using a camp oven, line the inside with tine foil. Alternatively, cook pumpkin directly over coals.
  2. Cut top off pumpkin and remove seeds, creating a well in the centre.
  3. Pell and slice potatoes. *Optional: boil until slightly soft.
  4. Dice bacon. Mix together with cream, French onion soup mix, potatoes and half the cheese.
  5. Place mixture into pumpkin and top with breadcrumbs and leftover cheese.
  6. Put the pumpkin top back on and place over coals or in camp oven. Cook for 3-4 hours, depending on whether potatoes were partially boiled.