Campfire Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Grill: 35 min.


6 servings

Updated: Sep. 04, 2023
We like grilling because it's a no-fuss way to make a meal. This pleasing campfire potatoes recipe is one we use often! The onion, cheddar cheese and Worcestershire 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


  • 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
  • 1/4 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.
Campfire Potatoes Tips

What kind of potatoes should you use for campfire potatoes?

Really, any type of potato will work for campfire potatoes. Starchy russet potatoes will become tender and fluffy, but might lose their shape a bit. Waxy red potatoes will hold their shape a little better. Yukon Gold potatoes would be a great happy medium between the two. No matter what kind of potato you use, be sure to cut them into even slices that are about 1/4-inch thick, so all of the slices will be done at the same time.

Can you make campfire potatoes in the oven?

Like most campfire recipes, this potato dish can be made in the oven. Put the foil packet on a baking sheet and bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.

What do you serve with campfire potatoes?

You can take advantage of being outdoors and make any one of these grilled dinner recipes to serve with campfire potatoes. Of course, nothing goes better with potatoes than a grilled steak, but grilled chicken or pork are also good options.

Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 276 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.