Dutch Oven Cheesy Bacon & Eggs Recipe
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Dutch Oven Cheesy Bacon & Eggs Recipe

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For campouts, my sister and I escape on horseback into the woods. We make bacon and eggs the first morning, then love the leftovers for the rest of the trip. —Mary Burris, Okeechobee, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 package (20 ounces) refrigerated O'Brien hash brown potatoes
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, optional
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 393 calories, 25g fat (12g saturated fat), 242mg cholesterol, 907mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. Prepare campfire or grill for medium-high heat, using 32-36 charcoal briquettes or large wood chips.
  2. In a 10-in. Dutch oven, cook bacon over campfire until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings, reserving 2 tablespoons in pan.
  3. Carefully press potatoes onto bottom and 1 in. up sides of Dutch oven. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, cream and, if desired, pepper sauce until blended. Pour over potatoes; sprinkle with cooked bacon and cheese.
  4. Cover Dutch oven. When briquettes or wood chips are covered with white ash, place Dutch oven directly on top of 16-18 briquettes. Using long-handled tongs, place 16-18 briquettes on pan cover.
  5. Cook 20-25 minutes or until eggs are completely set and cheese is melted. To check for doneness, use tongs to carefully lift cover. If necessary, cook 5 minutes longer. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Dutch Oven Cheesy Bacon & Eggs in Simple & Delicious June/July 2015

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asnunez User ID: 2408742 250301
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2016

"We really wanted to like this but we just couldn't eat it. I made this exactly as written and it was so sad!!! Nothing but a greasy mess. Way too much cheese that also separated into a greasy glob. I do plan on "remaking" this with some major changes."

jack6666 User ID: 6528955 250241
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2016

"I added a tbsp of chopped fresh jalapenos."

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