Hey friends! If you are looking for a delicious camping recipe then you have come to the right place! Seriously, these Loaded Campfire Potatoes are to die for! So yummy, so tasty, so easy you are going to want to add them to your camping meal planning as soon as possible. We make these Loaded Campfire Potatoes every time that we head into the great outdoors.
How to make Loaded Campfire Potatoes:
These make the perfect meal or side dish and can be cooked on the campfire or bar-b-cue. I like that the preparation for this dish is quick and clean up is easy. That’s a huge plus when camping!
I try to do as much of the preparation as I can at home. Sometimes I will even pre-cook the potatoes in my oven so that when we go camping this dish doesn’t take as long to make. I purchase pre-shredded cheese and bacon bits so that all I have to do is cut the potatoes and onions and this camping recipe is good to go!
Wrap everything up tight in a tinfoil packet. I like to have two layers of tinfoil, especially if I am cooking this camping recipe on the campfire. I place the packet close to the hot coals but not IN the fire. Cooking this on a bar-b-cue is totally an option too and allows for more control over the heat and cook time.
Camp cooking essentials:
- Menu planning for camping is something that I always do to stay organized. Grab this free Meal Planner Printable to get started on your next trip.
- A Pie Iron Camp Cooker (aff link) makes cooking over the open fire super easy. Check out these 20+ Pie Iron Recipe Ideas for tons of camp cooker inspiration! Or visit my how to use a pie iron post for tips.
- Foil Pie Plates make tinfoil packet meals even easier with the sturdy base that they provide.
- These Grilling Bags that I recently found are amazing! Simply add all of your ingredients to the bag at home then throw it on the campfire or grill when camping in the great outdoors. Avoid the grill bags with plastic windows, they melt.
AH-mazing right?! We served these with Walmart steaks (they are seriously the best) and a ceasar salad. We felt like we were eating like kings! Loaded campfire potatoes are a camping staple for our family because they are simply delicious and so easy to make.
Tips for camping meal preparation:
- Prepare meals in advance at home whenever possible. Leave most of the mess at home where running water is more accessible and clean up is easier. Trust me on this one!
- Create “one pot” family style meals for quick dinners that don’t require a lot of thought.
- Use tinfoil packets, foil pie pans or camp cookers (aff link). These tools help to make clean up a breeze!
- Pack ingredients in 1 gallon size ziploc bags for flexible storage in small fridges and coolers.
- Plan meals that use similar ingredients to help make packing and planning easy. These Cheesy Vegetable Campfire Dip, Loaded Campfire Potatoes and Tinfoil Packet Nacho Dip recipes are some of my favorites.
- 6 white potatoes sliced 1/4" thick
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 Tbsp bacon bits
- 2 Tbsp diced green onion
- 2 tsp butter
- salt & pepper
- sour cream (optional)
- Place all ingredients onto a large piece of tinfoil.
- Wrap securely with foil and place onto the cooking surface.
- Cook for 45 minutes on medium heat.
- Top with salt & pepper and sour cream as desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 271mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 6gSugar: 3gProtein: 11g
I love these potatoes paired with chicken skewers, grilled steak or burgers. They can even be a stand alone meal for lunch! Be sure to add loaded campfire potatoes to your next camping trip!
Do you have any favorite camping meals? Please share!!