Camp Oven Cauliflower Gratin in a Pumpkin

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camp oven cauliflower gratin ready to cook

Prep Time

10 Mins

Cooking Time

45 Mins

Total Time

55 Mins


4-5 People

9 Quart Camp Oven

Top and Bottom Heat




Camp Oven Cauliflower Gratin in a Pumpkin


How different is this recipe, the Camp Oven Cauliflower Gratin in a Pumpkin by Aussie Campfire Kitchens definitely gets some attention online, its a must try next time you’re having a camp oven cook up.


  • Whole Pumpkin
  • Up to 800g cauliflower, cut into small florets depends on the size of your pumpkin what you can fit in
  • 50g butter
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 600ml milk
  • 1 cup grated cheese cheddar is best
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 3/4 cup Breadcrumbs


Step One
Cut the top off your pumpkin and scoop out all the seeds.
Step Two
Cut cauliflower into small bits and pack as many as you can into the pumpkin, leaving enough room for cheese & breadcrumbs.
Step Three
Melt the butter in a pot at medium heat, add flour and cook, stirring with a whisk, till its’ bubbling.
Step Four
Take off the heat & slowly add the milk, don’t stop stirring. Put back on heat cook till smooth, stirring, for 5 minutes or until sauce boils and thickens.
Step Five
Pour into a pumpkin, all over the cauliflower. Mix cheese & bread crumbs a bit of S & P and put on top Of the sauce in the pumpkin.
camp oven cauliflower gratin ready to cook
Step Six
Put in the camp oven with or without the pumpkin lid & cook in the campfire rotating till cooked about 3/4 of an hour roughly.
Step Seven
Coals on top to brown the cheese!
cooked camp oven cauliflower gratin
If you are felling slack don’t make the sauce just pour cream in instead!
NOTE: Depends on the size of your camp oven if you put the lid back on or not we prefer no lid so the top gets perfectly brown!

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