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3 Cheese Bacon Campfire Potatoes

Cheese Bacon Campfire Potatoes

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 post contains links to products to make camping more enjoyable. If you buy items through those links we may earn a profit from the sale. Those profits help support the yearly camping budget.

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.

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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.

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 anytime of the day. We made our 3 Bacon Campfire Potatoes as part of our supper. Then we used them next morning as part of breakfast. Added some scrambled eggs and green pepper and a whole new meal. YUM!

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Enjoy!

5.0 from 2 reviews
3 Cheese & Bacon Campfire Potatoes
 
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)
  • ½ 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 ½ 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


Michele Brosius
Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!
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19 Comments

  • Reply
    Sheila C
    September 26, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Can these be done in the oven??If so what temp and how long would you suggest???

    • Reply
      Michele Brosius
      September 26, 2014 at 10:05 pm

      I am sure you could do these in the oven just like roasted potatoes. Toss the potatoes & onions with olive oil, spices,then bake at 350 for 40 mins, add bacon and cheese and bake for another 15 mins. YUM! –

      • Reply
        Bennnnn
        April 9, 2016 at 7:43 am

        You are awesome!

    • Reply
      Sandy Murphy
      March 26, 2017 at 7:38 pm

      Can you make in the oven

      • Reply
        Michele Brosius
        March 26, 2017 at 9:48 pm

        I bet they would work just great in the oven. Cooking time may need to be adjusted. I’d try it at 400 degrees and check after 20 minutes to see how close they are to being done. Then add an additional 10 minutes as needed. Good luck and thanks for stopping by.

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    June 22, 2015 at 5:22 am

    These do sound wonderful. I like the idea of saving them for the next meal too. Time and money saved! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

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    Sara Syrett
    June 9, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    I am going to try these next time we go camping! They look so good. Bacon and potatoes? Cant go wrong! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

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    Cook This Again Mom
    June 10, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Looks Delicious! Pinned and Yummed!

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    June 11, 2016 at 7:25 pm

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    Cynthia L
    September 19, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Oh My Gosh, these look so good. I have not been camping in a long time and was just telling my partner that we really need to go. I love being unplugged! These potatoes are divine and I really do have to try them!

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    Margare
    July 31, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Unfortunately this is not a new recipe. I had it published 20 years ago, winning runner up, in Taste of Home magazine. Since then I see slight variations of the original recipe, which yours is very close to mine. No matter what the variation is, it is totally yummy! A great dish over a campfire or on your grill.

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      Michele Brosius
      July 31, 2017 at 11:03 pm

      Darn! I guess I missed the contest by twenty years. Foil packets are something we throw together during camping trips. No real recipes mainly just concoctions. Thanks for stopping by.

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