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3 Cheese Bacon Campfire Potatoes

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If you’ve never made 3 cheese bacon campfire potatoes you have to give this easy foil pack cooking recipe a try! Cheesy bacon campfire potatoes are super easy to make and they’re delicious!

My husband and I have recently renewed our love of camping! It’s the empty nest stage of our marriage and it’s awesome in so many ways. 

This recipe for 3 Cheese Bacon Campfire Potatoes makes cooking outdoors easy and enjoyable. These potatoes made over the campfire are also great for cooking up in the fire pit in the backyard as well. You don’t need a big trip or an excuse to make this super simple side dish recipe.

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pin showing the finished campfire potatoes ready to eat. title across the middle.

Why we love campfire potatoes:

We spent the past weekend at a PA State Park. Camping is so peaceful and relaxing. We promised each other that we would make it a point to camp more often. Once you reach that empty nest stage of your marriage, renewing your love of the things you enjoy as a couple is invigorating.

While we spent a lot of time relaxing, reading and kayaking, we had to eat, too. My husband normally cooks at home, so camping was no different. He did most of the cooking and I cleaned up. It’s awesome to have such a talented husband. He can do so many things and doesn’t complain (too much) while he’s at it.

Campfire potatoes are a big part of meals when we camp. They are easy to prepare and don’t cost much. This time hubby decided to add a few extra ingredients.

Too bad, those extra ingredients also add extra calories and fat. Thank goodness there was plenty of time to hike and kayak to burn off some calories.

A look at the finished campfire packets ready to eat.

When to serve 3 cheese bacon foil pack potatoes:

3 Cheese Bacon Campfire Potatoes are sure to satisfy everyone’s tastes. Who doesn’t love bacon? The best part of them is you can make them for one meal and use the leftovers for another meal.

They taste great any time of the day. We made our 3 Bacon Campfire Potatoes as part of our supper. Then we used the potatoes the next morning as part of breakfast. 

Added some scrambled eggs and green pepper and a whole new meal. YUM!

Have you ever tried popcorn over the campfire? It’s my favorite snack. I am going to try the Popcorn Popper from Amazon and see how it turns out. Wish me luck!

finished potatoes held up to show texture to the camera. Ready to eat.

What do I need to make cheesy bacon campfire potatoes?

This recipe uses really simple ingredients. They’re easy to pack and travel with which is great for camping recipes. There’s nothing super fussy for fancy here so that’s always nice too. There’s nothing worse than getting to camp and realizing your recipes call for a bunch of stuff you don’t have with you.

For these campfire potatoes you will need red potatoes, onions, salt/pepper, butter, shredded cheese, and bacon. That’s it! These are likely things you’d already be packing for your camping meals anyway so it’s a nice way to use those ingredients for a multipurpose side dish that can be served any time of day!

ingredients needed to make campfire potatoes.

How to make foil pack cheesy potatoes on the campfire:

Let’s dive in and see just how simple it is to create these packs and cook them up over the campfire. You can also make these at home over a fire or on the grill. You’ll have to adjust and play with the cook times and temperatures to make them in the oven but it definitely could be done!

Create your foil packets with a double thickness of heavy-duty aluminum foil (about 18 in. square). 

Spray foil with non stick spray or grease with olive oil 

creating the seasonings for the potatoes.

Put 1/2 of potatoes in the middle of each foil packet 

potatoes in the foil packs.

Dot with Butter  (you can also melt the butter and add all the seasonings to the melted butter, mix the potatoes in there and then put them in your foil packs).

getting ready to add the cheese and bacon.

Sprinkle with Onion 

Add Salt and Pepper. 

cheese added to the foil packs.

Fold foil around potato mixture and seal tightly. 

Grill, covered, over medium heat for 12-15 minutes on each side or until potatoes are tender. 

bacon added

Carefully open foil so you don’t steam yourself. 

Sprinkle the bacon and cheeses over potato mixture. 

foil wrapped up ready to be cooked.

Grill 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. 

Open foil with caution, so steam can escape 

Finished campfire potatoes

Is this a gluten free recipe?

Absolutely! Keep an eye on your shredded cheese if you are buying it already shredded, sometimes they add things to prevent clumping that can contain gluten but for the most part this recipe should be naturally gluten free without much work on your part!

top down look at the finished campfire potatoes ready to serve.

This is a great recipe that everyone can enjoy while traveling and camping without any stress. Campfire potatoes are good for breakfasts, lunches, and even as a side dish for dinner. It’s a versatile recipe that is super simple to make and allergy friendly.

You can sub in dairy free cheese/butter options if that applies to you as well. It’s pretty easy to adapt this recipe to your needs.

Looking for more ways to cook with foil packs on the campfire?

Once you get the hang of doing foil pack cooking over the campfire you’ll want to try cooking everything you can this way. Good news…we have some other delicious foil pack recipes that you will absolutely love. Make sure to try them all out and let us know which ones you love.

close up view of the finished campfire potatoes ready to eat.

These foil pack recipes for campfire cooking have always been a big hit with our readers. They’re some of our most popular for a reason!

Printable 3 Cheese Bacon Campfire Potatoes Recipe:

Yield: 4 Servings

3 Cheese & Bacon Campfire Potatoes

Finished foil pack campfire potatoes ready to eat

If you've never made 3 cheese bacon campfire potatoes you have to give this easy foil pack cooking recipe a try! Cheesy bacon campfire potatoes are super easy to make and they're delicious!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 medium red potatoes cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 oz shredded cheese, we used a colby, monterey, cheddar blend
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon

Instructions

  1. Create your foil packets with a double thickness of heavy-duty aluminum foil (about 18 in. square).
  2. Spray foil with non stick spray or grease with olive oil
  3. Put 1/2 of potatoes in the middle of each foil packet
  4. Dot with Butter
  5. Sprinkle with Onion
  6. Add Salt and Pepper.
  7. Fold foil around potato mixture and seal tightly.
  8. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 12-15 minutes on each side or until potatoes are tender.
  9. Carefully open foil so you don't steam yourself.
  10. Sprinkle the bacon and cheeses over potato mixture.
  11. Grill 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  12. Open foil with caution, so steam can escape

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 587Total Fat 38gSaturated Fat 22gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 112mgSodium 969mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 29g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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mel

Wednesday 31st of March 2021

I made these years ago,,,GREAT

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