Campfire Cheese Hash Brown Packets Recipe
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Campfire Cheese Hash Brown Packets Recipe

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Dining by the campfire? This easy packet of potatoes, bacon and cheese makes a terrific hash. We like to serve it with eggs and fresh pico de gallo. —Gina Nistico, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (28 ounces) frozen O'Brien potatoes, thawed
  • 1-1/4 cups (5 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Hard-cooked eggs and pico de gallo, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 329 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 708mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 14g protein.


  1. Prepare campfire or grill for medium-high heat. Toss potatoes with 3/4 cup cheese, bacon, salt and pepper.
  2. Divide mixture among four 18x12-in. pieces of heavy-duty nonstick foil, placing food on dull side of foil. Fold foil around potato mixture, sealing tightly.
  3. Place packets over campfire or grill; cook 6-9 minutes on each side or until potatoes are tender. Open packets carefully to allow steam to escape; sprinkle with remaining cheese. If desired, serve with eggs and pico de gallo. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Campfire Cheese Hash Brown Packets in Taste of Home June/July 2015

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salisuz User ID: 8868466 249012
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2016

"when a recipe says with pico and there is no recipe for the pico - was totally unfair? so - tomatoes, jalopeno peppers, (use green bell peppers in place of jalopenos - less heat - but still gr8 taste) onions, lime juice and salt - mix 2gether and chill! I did do some changes to fit n2 my low sodium diet - I didn't add the salt, I used turkey bacon and i peeled and diced potatoes - cooked on stove top and served with scrambled eggs and pico on the side."

scrambledwithcheese User ID: 1233902 228571
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2015

"I did not follow the recipe exactly. The bag of hashbrowns I found was 32 oz. I added more cheese than called for but did not sprinkle with cheese at the end. I also added some chopped onion (because I really like onions in potatoes) and added a little butter. These were fantastic. Very versatile and you can make adjustments/substitutions based on your tastes. Next time I would double the amount of bacon. :)"

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