Cheesy Campfire Potatoes Recipe -
Cheesy Campfire Potatoes Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Cheesy Campfire Potatoes

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"These easy cheese potatoes are great over the grill or campfire. And since they're in a foil packet, there's no mess to clean up!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    45 mins


  1. Build a campfire and allow the fire to burn until it has accumulated a bed of coals. Rake the coals into a flat bed on one side of the fire.
  2. Cut 2 lengths of heavy duty foil approximately 18 inches square, placing one on top of the other for strength. Spray top one with non-stick spray. Spread potatoes on foil leaving plenty of room to fold up later. Scatter the onion over potatoes; slice the margarine over the potatoes; layer the Parmesan, mozzarella, and Cheddar cheeses over the potatoes; season with salt and pepper. Bring opposite edges of foil together and seal.
  3. Place the packet directly onto your campfire and cook until the potatoes are soft, about 35 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 23, 2011

I prebaked my potatoes before heading out for the great outdoors (left the potatoes whole until ready to assemble). Used butter vs margarine, added fresh minced garlic plus more cheddar and less mozzarella to the mix. Though I imagine any mix of cheese would be just as good. Placing them on your campfire grill imparts that wonderful smokey flavor that just can't be duplicated anywhere but under the stars camping..... Wonderful!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 10, 2014

This didn't taste bad, but it was just like eating breakfast potatoes. I did cut the recipe back to 2 servings and I used a handheld julianne cutter I recently bought and wanted to try out. My other main issue, is that I had major trouble with sticking. The one closest to the heat source, burned half the potato to the foil. I used a little olive oil instead of PAM spray, maybe that is really needed here? To the credit of the submitter, I have never made a foil packet recipe. I also used a small propane grill. I would attempt this again, if camping for instance. What I could salvage cooked through and tasted fine. However, I would be saving it for breakfast. These would be a good idea with those pre-cubed type potatoes.

May 27, 2009

Perfect! Used 6 good size yukon gold potatoes and made 2 pouches. I used a gas grill low setting for 35 minutes turning the pouches every 5 minutes. My kids don't like onion so I substituted onion powder, but sliced onion would definatly be tasty here. Increased butter to 4 T. I skipped the mozzarella but increased the cheddar to 1 1/4 cups. The potatoes were moist, but crisp around the edges with molten cheese. Wow!

Oct 09, 2008

This is GREAT!!!!! I add some bell pepper and sometimes some little smokies and this becomes a great outdoors meal.

Oct 22, 2011

We make these often when camping. Followed this recipe pretty much except had no Mozzarella cheese. Different potatoes take different times. We had Idaho and they take a good hour to cook well enough. Red potatoes will cook in the time recipe specifies. We have added bacon we had leftover from breakfast before and that is really good.

Mar 21, 2011

Made this for a campout I just returned from. They went over sooo well! I made it at home and stuck it in the cooler. I also used a foil pan I purchased at the dollar store so I didn't have any cleanup.

Jun 12, 2011

Yum! I added a couple slices of crumbled up bacon left over from breakfast, didn't have any leftovers!

Oct 29, 2011

So easy and so yummy!


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  • Calories
  • 309 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 4.8 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 13 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 293 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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