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Campfire Potatoes Recipe

Campfire Potatoes Recipe

We like grilling because it's a no-fuss way to make a meal. This pleasing potato recipe is one we use often! The onion, cheddar cheese and Worscestershire sauce combine to make a super side dish for any grilled meat. Plus, cooking in the foil makes cleanup a breeze. —JoAnn Dettbarn, Brainerd, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Grill: 35 min. YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 5 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth


  • 1. Place the potatoes and onion on a large piece of heavy-duty foil (about 20 in. x 20 in.); dot with butter. Combine the cheese, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper; sprinkle over potatoes.
  • 2. Fold foil up around potatoes and add broth. Seal the edges of foil well. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 35-40 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 276 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 245 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Reviews for Campfire Potatoes

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Reviewed Aug. 13, 2014

"These were okay but I will probably just stick to my normal recipe next time. I have never used broth or any type of liquid in foil pack grilled potatoes before... All it seemed to do was turn the cheese into a watery mess."

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2014

"Delicious! This will have a repeat performance at our dinner table."

Reviewed May. 25, 2014


Reviewed Apr. 28, 2014

"My boys and hubby really enjoyed this and my hubby has never enjoyed the traditional "scalloped potatoes" type of preparation! Like another reviewer, I made individual foil packets (4) to bake in the oven set on a cookie sheet--around 375 degrees for about an hour. I sliced the potatoes no larger than 1/8 inch and they came out tender but not mushy. Good flavor mixture! I will be making these again and will also try the grill directions sometime as well."

Reviewed Apr. 13, 2014

"Very good! I used a casserole dish and put in oven at 350 for just over an hr, turned out awesome! Very easy too."

Reviewed Sep. 1, 2013

"Great recipe! I baked mine at 350 degrees for one hour and it turned out wonderful."

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013

"to make things easier I made individual packets, one potato per person, and divided the seasoning. I also par cooked the potatoes in the microwave so they would cook along with our steak..YUM!"

Reviewed May. 26, 2013

"Baked in 400 degree oven for 70 minutes. Potatoeswere barely done and liquid was just pooled in bottom of pan. Maybe I did something wrong but just did not care force flavour. I did follow the recipe except I used a 9x9 foil pan, covered. Was the pan size my problem? Nope, just didn't like the flavour. Sorry."

Reviewed Apr. 27, 2013

"Really good. I used olive oil instead of butter and added some minced garlic. Also used dry parsley not fresh. Not sure what the chicken broth was for since its not in the directions and I didn't use it."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"I have made this sereral times in the oven. It is easy to put together and very tasty. I like that there is cheese but not an over powering amount and with all the other flavors going on it is really about tasty potatoes. These potatoes compliment a variety of meat dishes. I served this over Christmas week with Italian roast beef sandwiches then in the summer next to hot dogs and hamburgers. I followed the recipe as is but since I made my in the oven it took just about an hour in the oven at 350 degrees. I placed the potatoes in my large glass pie plate and when it came out of the oven I set it on a hot pad and served from there --- easy clean-up too!"

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2012

"Amazing! I baked these instead of doing them on the grill just because it seemed easier. Next time I'll add minced garlic. I used dried parsley, not fresh, because that's what I had."

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2012

"Made these several times. Very easy and taste so good."

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2012

"I will try again w/less liquid. Potatoes were a little too soft but flavor was good."

Reviewed May. 22, 2012

"patty stone. a recipe is a guide. you look at it and say "how can i make this my own?" do this with everything you cook and people will think you're amazing (there might be th occasional disaster but that happens). just play with your food"

Reviewed May. 22, 2012

"This is scallopped potatoes at their best. Not like gran's but ecellent."

Reviewed May. 21, 2012

"I do potatoes similar to this (minus onion) on the bbq quite often. I also do them in the oven if the weather is poor, but they do turn out the crispiest on the bbq.

I grate my potatoes on the largest hole of my box grater, then toss them in a half olive oil, half melted butter, & chopped garlic mixture before addding them to the foil. Before sealing the foil, I add a sprinkle of kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper for seasoning, a few more sprinkles of olive oil, & occassionally I'll add a bit of chopped fresh mint, or parsley.
They're very good!"

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"This recipe sounds delicious.. I cooked the "campfire potatoes" on an actual campfire. I dont know what went wrong but they tasted so bad I couldnt even eat them."

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2011

"These are the best! Been making since I discovered the recipe years ago in Taste of home, everyone always asks for these."

Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"I make these all the time. Always a big hit."

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2011

"I was disappointed...not much flavor. If I made it again I would double or even triple the cheese mixture."

Reviewed Jun. 4, 2011

"I didn't have enough space on the grill so I put it all in a 9x9 square baking dish. I baked it covered at 350 for 45 minutes, then removed the foil for a 10 minutes. Excellent!"

Reviewed May. 19, 2011

"Seeing as that my husband and daughter are meat and potatoes people they LOVED this. I do not care for potatoes in the least but I actually went back for seconds!"

Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

"I have been making these for years, since I first saw the recipe in TOH. Our entire family loves them! I don't grill mine; I cover them with foil and bake for 40 minutes on 425 degrees, then take the foil off and cook another 5 or 10 minutes."

Reviewed Jul. 5, 2010

"We love this recipe, I do the same in the oven. The onions and minced jalapenos makes it really pop"

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2010

"What are the times and temperature to make in the oven? Sounds so good! Also what kind of potatoes do you use?"

Reviewed May. 18, 2010

"I have been makikng this recipe for probably 15-16 yrs, since I first found it in TOH. It is wonderful cooked over a campfire and my pickiest eaters always want more! Thanks for sharing this with us JoAnn!"

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2010

"On the grill or in the oven, these are awesome as is and I wouldn't change a thing."

Reviewed Mar. 19, 2010

"Great side-dish just as written! :)"

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2009

"I made this recipe for my family. Everyone, even our picky eater, loved it! I'm surely going to make this again!"

Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"This was a wonderful recipe! Delicious!"

Reviewed Jun. 30, 2009

"The directions say to fold foil up around potatoes and add broth. I'm sure the broth adds flavor and moisture to help the potatoes cook."

Reviewed Jun. 22, 2009

"What is the chicken broth for? It is listegd in teh ingredients but not in the directions?"

Reviewed Jun. 6, 2009

"I make this also but add bacon"

Reviewed May. 28, 2009

"Haven't tried yet, but sure sounds good!"

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