September 29, 2023Review Recipe
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These homemade, cheesy, loaded campfire potatoes are baked in a foil packet, making them the perfect recipe for your next camping trip. We slice our potatoes nice and thin, then grab lots of butter, mozzarella, and cheddar, plus green onions and bacon for the ultimate cheesy foil pack recipe cooked right over the open fire.
Campfire Potatoes Recipe Ingredients
The combination of tender, golden potatoes with melted cheese, savory bacon, and a sprinkle of green onions creates a flavor explosion in every bite.
Roasting the potatoes over an open flame not only infuses them with smoky goodness but also gives them a slight char that adds to the overall deliciousness.
- 1½ pounds of red potatoes (about 4 to 5)
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- ⅓ cup of bacon pieces
- 2 tablespoons of green onions
- ½ cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded
- ½ cup of cheddar cheese, shredded
- heavy-duty aluminum foil
It is best to use heavy duty foil for this recipe to ensure that it doesn’t tear during the cooking process.
Substitutions And Additions
CHEESE: You could swap out the cheddar and mozzarella cheese for any type of shredded cheese that you prefer in this great recipe.
TOPPINGS: You could add more herbs, jalapeños, onion slices, or ham, or serve this perfect side dish with sour cream. The possibilities are endless.
How To Make Cheesy Campfire Potatoes
While your fire is getting going, you will prepare the foil packet containing all of the tasty ingredients. Once it is ready, let the fire do all of the work and you will be rewarded with cheesy, delicious potatoes.
STEP ONE: Start by spraying a 24-inch piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil with cooking spray.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
You don’t want to skip spraying the foil, otherwise, all your ooey-gooey cheesy goodness will get stuck on the foil instead of your potatoes!
STEP TWO: Prepare your fire with either wood or charcoal. Let it burn down until ash gray with moderately hot coals but no big open flames.
STEP THREE: Thinly slice your potatoes and place potatoes in the middle of the foil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
STEP FOUR: Thinly slice the butter and place it on top of the potatoes.
STEP FIVE: Add the bacon pieces and green onion on top of the potatoes.
STEP SIX: Top everything with cheddar and mozzarella cheese.
STEP SEVEN: Fold the foil up over the potatoes and fold in the edges of the foil to make a foil pack.
STEP EIGHT: Once you have your potato foil packet assembled, you will place potato packets over the fire or grill on medium heat and cook for 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the potatoes.
Transfer packets to a plate and open them carefully.
Remember anything cooked over the open fire will be hot when removing, grill with care! Open packets carefully in case any hot steam rises from them.
How Long Does This Recipe For Campfire Potatoes Take To Cook In A Fire Pit?
These campfire potatoes should take approximately 20 minutes to cook on the campfire. The length of time will vary slightly depending on the thickness of the potatoes.
How To Serve Camp Potatoes
This simple side dish would be yummy alongside chicken foil packets also cooked over the open fire.
A crisp, fresh tomato cucumber salad would provide a nice contrast to the richness of the potatoes. Or perhaps some grilled vegetables, like zucchini and bell peppers, for a touch of healthy color.
Storage For Camping Potatoes
This recipe is best enjoyed right away, although if you do have any leftovers, you can keep them overnight in your cooler.
IN THE FRIDGE/COOLER: You can store the leftovers in your cooler or in the fridge overnight.
IN THE FREEZER: These cheesy potatoes are best made fresh, and we wouldn’t recommend keeping them longer than overnight.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
What is fantastic about these campfire potatoes is that they can be easily prepped ahead at home before you leave for camping — or at your campsite. Whatever works best for you.
These easy campfire potatoes really are the perfect easy side dish to enjoy when you are camping. Baked inside foil packs, when they’re done, you have delicious, cheese-covered potatoes that are tender and full of flavor.
One of the best parts of this easy recipe is you can pick your favorite toppings to create a unique side dish easily on the campfire or your grill.
Camping Potatoes Recipe FAQs
These cheesy campfire potatoes would be delicious cooked on the barbecue or backyard fire pit for an at-home camping experience.
You can keep leftovers of these cheesy potatoes in your cooler overnight and enjoy them for breakfast the next morning.
If you have other toppings you’d like to add, including hot peppers, seasonings, green peppers, or ham, they would all make this dish extra tasty.
To prepare your potatoes for camping, you can slice them up ahead of time and store them in an airtight container. Once you are ready to cook them, place them on a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray, add your toppings, and seal the foil into a packet.
You can partially or fully cook your potatoes in the oven or microwave and then finish cooking them over the open fire once you are ready to enjoy them.
You can boil your potatoes before grilling to ensure the perfect mix of soft and creamy on the inside and perfectly crispy on the outside.
Potatoes are a delicious and hearty addition to any camping menu. While they take a little time to cook over the open fire, the results are a delicious side dish.
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Recipe for Campfire Potatoes
- 1½ pounds red potatoes, about 4 to 5
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ⅓ cup bacon pieces
- 2 tablespoons green onions
- ½ cup mozzarella, shredded
- ½ cup cheddar, shredded
- Spray a 24-inch piece of heavy-duty foil with cooking spray.
- Prepare your fire with either wood or charcoal. Let it burn down until ash gray with moderately hot coals but no big open flames.
- Thinly slice the potatoes and place them in the middle of the foil. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
- Thinly slice the butter and place it on top of potatoes.
- Top potatoes with the bacon pieces and green onion.
- Top everything with cheddar and mozzarella cheese.
- Fold the foil up over the potatoes and fold in the edges to make a foil pack
- Place over the fire or grill on medium heat and cook for 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the potatoes.
- It is best to use heavy-duty foil for this recipe to ensure that it doesn’t tear during the cooking process.
- What is fantastic about these campfire potatoes is that they can be easily prepped ahead at home before you leave for camping — or at your campsite. Whatever works best for you.
- You don’t want to skip spraying the foil, otherwise, all your ooey-gooey cheesy goodness will get stuck on the foil instead of your potatoes!
- Remember anything cooked over the open fire will be hot when removing, grill with care! Open packets carefully in case any hot steam rises from them.