These campfire potatoes are so delicious and easy to make, they are an absolute must-try this summer either on your next camping trip or even right on your grill!
You’ll want to make sure you have aluminum foil. This will act as the pan in this recipe. You’ll put everything inside the foil and wrap it all up to cook. If you’ve ever made potato packets on the grill it’ll be similar to that!
What are Campfire Potatoes?
Campfire potatoes are exactly what the name implies: potatoes cooked over the fire! They are typically sliced potatoes (I like to use red) and then topped with your choice of toppings (and loads of cheese) and cooked in foil.
Typically, we cook them over the fire or grill until they are soft and the cheese is nice and melted, but campfire potatoes can also be cooked in the oven!
Campfire Potatoes Ingredients
These are the ingredients you will need to make your campfire potatoes.
- 1.5 lbs of red potatoes (about 4-5)
- 2 T. of butter
- ½ cup of mozzarella, shredded
- ½ cup of cheddar, shredded
- ⅓ cup of bacon pieces
- 2 T of green onions
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Of course, there are no rules when it comes to making these, you can add all sorts of goodies!
How to Make Campfire Potatoes
First, you’ll want to spray a 24-inch piece of heavy duty aluminum foil with cooking spray. Make sure you don’t forget to do this, or your potatoes will stick to the foil really badly!
Next, thinly slice your potatoes and place them in the middle of the foil. The thinness or thickness of your potatoes will change the cook time and overall texture of the final potato!
I like to keep them around ¼ of an inch thick. Then, add salt and pepper, to taste. Spread out the salt and pepper by mixing the potatoes with your hand.
After this, you will thinly slice the 2 tablespoons of butter and place it on top of potatoes. Try to evenly spread out the chunks of butter over the potatoes.
Then, top the potatoes with your bacon pieces and green onions.
Finally, top everything with cheddar and mozzarella shredded cheeses.
After everything has been added to the aluminum foil, fold the sides of the foil up over the potatoes and then fold in the edges to make a foil pack.
Place your foil pack over the fire and grill and cook for 20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the potatoes. You can check the potatoes by opening just a small corner of the foil pack and pulling one out. They should be heated through and sizzling hot.
Campfire Potatoes on the Grill
Alternatively, if you don’t want to cook your potato packet over the campfire, you can also cook them on the grill, by following the same instructions above. You will want the grill to be on medium heat.