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Campfire Cheese Hash Brown Packets

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


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


  • Prepare campfire or grill for medium-high heat. Toss potatoes with 3/4 cup cheese, bacon, salt and pepper.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 329 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 708mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 14g protein.

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  • pajamaangel
    Dec 16, 2016

    These were pretty good. The only change I made was the method in cooking which was to put them in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes. I served cheesy scrambled eggs alongside them. My grandson loved this recipe and ate all of his food. That is a miracle!

  • salisuz
    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
    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. :)