Cheese-Topped Potatoes in Foil Recipe
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Cheese-Topped Potatoes in Foil Recipe

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Whenever we go camping, cheesy potato packets are a must. They just may remind you of scalloped potatoes. In the winter, I bake them in the oven. —Denise Wheeler, Newaygo, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2-1/2 pounds potatoes (about 3 large), peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 slices process American cheese
  • Sour cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without sour cream): 209 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 475mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Prepare campfire or grill for medium heat. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Place potato mixture on a piece of greased heavy-duty foil (about 36x12-in. rectangle). Fold foil around potato mixture and crimp edges to seal tightly.
  2. Cook, covered, 14-16 minutes on each side or until potatoes are tender. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Place cheese over potatoes; cook 2-4 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. If desired, serve with sour cream. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Cheese-Topped Potatoes in Foil in Simple & Delicious June/July 2015

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tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 254384
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2016

"These potatoes have a great flavor, I think the bacon is the reason I enjoyed them so much. I replaced the American cheese with shredded cheddar cheese. I baked mine in a cast iron skillet covered with foil in the oven. I also decided not to slice the potatoes."

sgronholz User ID: 1473861 254293
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2016

"This recipe is fantastic and definitely a new favorite! I partially precooked the potato mixture in the microwave (16 minutes, stirring after every 4 minutes) and then divided it between two grilling bags. We finished cooking the potatoes on the grill. (Partially cooking them allowed for the potatoes and the chicken we were also grilling to finish at the same time.) The flavor was outstanding and I know we'll be making this recipe often!"

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 228218
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2015

"These were amazing and so simple to put together! I forgot the bacon but they were still great without it and my whole family loved them."

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