Stuffed pumpkin gratin

Stuffed pumpkin gratin
The small squash used here is the Japanese chestnut pumpkin or "potimarron". For this gratin, we scrape out the seeds and fill the centre with a mixture of two sorts of fried meat (chicken and bacon), chestnuts and cream, then bake it in the oven until the pumpkin flesh is soft.

Served straight from the oven like this, the pumpkins look really appetising. Just dig in with a spoon.
53K 18 4.1
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Last modified on: November 29th 2015

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 7 min.
Stuffed pumpkin gratin

Prepare the filling

Cut 300 g chicken breast and 300 g belly (streaky) bacon into small dice.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Stuffed pumpkin gratin
Fry the bacon in a frying pan on high heat, then set aside.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Stuffed pumpkin gratin
Use the same frying pan to fry the diced chicken in the bacon fat.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Stuffed pumpkin gratin
When the chicken is nicely browned, retrun the bacon to the pan, salt and pepper, then stir together to blend the flavours.

Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Stuffed pumpkin gratin

Prepare the pumpkins

Use one small pumpkin (about 11 ounces or 300 g) per person.

Slice just a little off the bottom so that it will sit firmly on the plate.

Take care to leave a good thickness of skin, or the pumpkin may leak during cooking.

Stage 6 - 4 min.
Stuffed pumpkin gratin
Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds from the centre of each pumpkin, then

salt and pepper the inside.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
Stuffed pumpkin gratin
Fill the pumpkin with a layer of meat.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
Stuffed pumpkin gratin
Add a layer of chestnuts, sliced fairly thickly.

Stage 9 - 1 min.
Stuffed pumpkin gratin
Add a second layer of meat.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
Stuffed pumpkin gratin
Fill up to the top with cream, then salt and pepper again.

Stage 11 - 40 min.
Stuffed pumpkin gratin

Cook the pumpkins

Bake for about 40 minutes.

Stage 12
Stuffed pumpkin gratin
Serve piping hot.
You can use other fillings if you prefer, of course, but the combination of another meat with bacon works really well.
Should be eaten immediately.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,091 Kcal or 12,941 Kj103 gr78 gr263 gr
155 %40 %7 %40 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
199 Kcal or 833 Kj7 gr5 gr17 gr
10 %3 %<1 %3 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,545 Kcal or 6,469 Kj52 gr39 gr132 gr
77 %20 %4 %20 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 2 people : 10.55 €
  • Per person : 5.28 €

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