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These homemade, cheesy campfire potatoes are baked in a foil pack, making them a perfect recipe for camping (or grilling)! 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.
If you’re indoors, you’re still in luck — bake them in the oven. I’ve also had friends who layer this dish in a cast iron skillet without foil! Want a little more inspiration for planning your camping trip menu? Take a peek at these campfire meals or these campfire nachos. You also won’t want to miss these awesome camping tips and hacks as well.
Campfire potatoes are just a fun and easy way to cook potatoes over an open fire or grill. They’re the perfect side dish for any camping adventure!
Simple, hearty ingredients are layered and tightly wrapped in a foil packet before being cooked over an open heat source.
We make ours with red potatoes, green onions, lots of cheese, and with bacon. Because you can never have enough bacon and cheese in your life, You could add even more herbs, jalapenos, onion slices, ham, different types of cheeses or serve with sour cream. The possibilities are endless.
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.
CAMPFIRE POTATOES INGREDIENTS
- 1.5 lbs red potatoes (about 4-5)
- 2 T butter
- ½ cup mozzarella, shredded
- ½ cup cheddar, shredded
- ⅓ c bacon pieces
- 2 T green onions
- Salt and pepper, to taste
HOW TO MAKE CAMPFIRE POTATOES
Once you pick your ingredients, you’re ready to get started.
Start by spraying a 24″ piece of heavy-duty foil with cooking spray. You don’t want to skip this step — all your ooey gooey cheesy goodness will get stuck on the foil instead of your potatoes!
Next, thinly slice your potatoes and place them in the middle of the foil. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
Then, thinly slice the butter and place it on top of potatoes.
Top potatoes with bacon pieces and green onion.
Top everything with cheddar and mozzarella. Give me all the cheese!!
Fold the foil up over the potatoes and fold in the edges to make a foil pack.
How to Cook
Once you have your foil pack assembled, you will place over the fire or grill on medium heat and cook for 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the potatoes.
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These campfire potatoes really are the perfect camping side dish to enjoy. Baked inside foil packs, when they’re done, you have delicious, cheese covered potatoes that are tender and full of flavor. They are a favorite in our family!
- 1.5 lbs red potatoes about 4-5
- 2 T butter
- 1/2 cup mozzarella shredded
- 1/2 cup cheddar shredded
- 1/3 c bacon pieces
- 2 T green onions
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Spray a 24” piece of heavy duty foil with cooking spray.
- Thinly slice 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 bacon pieces and green onion.
- Top everything with cheddar and mozzarella.
- 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.