Loaded Campfire Potatoes Recipe

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These delicious loaded campfire potatoes are perfect for camping! Simply wrap the ingredients in a foil packet and cook over the campfire.

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.  We also love these Campfire Loaded Baked Potatoes so be sure to check them out too!

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Our camp cooking essentials:

  • A Pie Iron Camp Cooker 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.
  • We love these BBQ Cooking Gloves because they make handling campfire food a whole lot safer!

How to make Loaded Campfire Potatoes:

Loaded Campfire Potatoes
  1. 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!
Loaded Campfire Potatoes

2. 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!

Loaded Campfire Potatoes

3. 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.

Loaded Campfire Potatoes

How to make a tinfoil packet:

  • Cut two pieces of aluminum foil large enough to cover the entire meal (about 12″).  Layer them one on top of the other.  Optional: spray the interior with non stick spray or line with parchment paper.
  • Place recipe ingredients in the center.  Bring up the longer edges of the foil and fold together.  Grasp one end and roll it up, repeat with the other end.
  • Alternatively foil pie plates may be used to cook foil packet meals.  Simply place the recipe ingredients into the pie plate and cover with aluminum foil before cooking.
  • For best results cook the foil packet on a grill over the open fire.
  • Use caution when handling the foil packet as it can become hot while cooking.

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.

Loaded Campfire Potatoes

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. These tools help to make clean up a breeze!
  • Pack ingredients in 1 gallon size freezer 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 Cauliflower and Tinfoil Packet Nacho Dip recipes are some of our favorites.
  • Use my blank printable meal plan or camping meal plans to help organize your next trip.
Loaded Campfire Potatoes

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!

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Loaded Campfire Potatoes Camping Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 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)


  1. Place all ingredients onto a large piece of tinfoil.
  2. Wrap securely with foil and place onto the cooking surface.
  3. Cook for 45 minutes on medium heat.
  4. 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

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Hi, I have a question about loaded campfire potatoes. Can I put wrap foil in the oven for 45 mintues?

What temp do you recommend in the oven?

What’s medium heat on a camp fire?

I’ve been doing potatoes on the grill like this for years, bell peppers, onions, cheese, bacon or chunks of ham, lots of cheese. I use pie tins, aluminum loaf pans depending on how many are eating. Obviously some one has stolen my recipe. BTW, use non stick spray when using the tins to keep things from sticking or burning.

Obviously someone stole my dads recipe!! My dad would barbecue these on his Weber grill back in the 60’s!! So delicious…

No think great minds think alike … purely coincidental.

Hi Heather,

I won’t have a pie iron camp cooker to cook the loaded potatoes in. Can I use a tin foil pie tin and stick on a disposable bbq please?

Thank you

is love to cook the potatoes ahead of time but don’t want them to get mushy. Can you please tell me how you do them ahead?