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

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Marilyn User ID: 9236361 272073
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2017

"Very good.

Will make again."

lettuceleaf User ID: 6561007 267736
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2017

"These were amazing. Slicing potatoes very thin helps them get done in the time noted. I think I'd cut down on the butter a bit next time and maybe add a little cooked and crumbled bacon. I put the foil packet on the grill but off to the side of the flame and rotated occasionally. Will be making this many times this summer!"

LBurkey User ID: 3719865 267436
Reviewed May. 29, 2017

"These potatoes were easy to make and were very tender and tasty. A great compliment to any grilled meat and no clean up:)"

TinkStorm User ID: 8188739 249118
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2016

"To me these are epic fail. Tried these last year and either I had to many in the package or the fire was not hot enough but one would think that after 30min on the grill they would be done. Not so they were still raw even after 45 minutes and I had to finish them off in the oven. Won't be having these again"

brandy95 User ID: 113257 248875
Reviewed May. 31, 2016

"I made these last night but I added frozen peas and cherry tomatoes. They were wonderful!."

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 5659
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."

MOTCook User ID: 7688063 4927
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2014

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

LouHearn User ID: 6323014 2267
Reviewed May. 25, 2014


[email protected] User ID: 6993142 5776
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."

Miki1969 User ID: 7146523 199094
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."

lavoll User ID: 1084939 6652
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2013

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

SuSey22 User ID: 1214956 5655
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!"

Abby_21 User ID: 1024283 4054
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."

Loreeml User ID: 7243485 7162
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."

fleech User ID: 5362732 6651
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!"

scrambledwithcheese User ID: 1233902 4800
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."

best of home cooks User ID: 5361390 4774
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2012

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

mike2peggy User ID: 4672938 4926
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2012

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

vieux User ID: 4712790 7853
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"

vieux User ID: 4712790 6650
Reviewed May. 22, 2012

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

freemasonman User ID: 6594772 4925
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!"

emilyfrench User ID: 4337945 199093
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."

sunsugar User ID: 1535565 4924
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."

2carleen User ID: 4697386 4772
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

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

Patty stone User ID: 5877839 5774
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2011

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

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 6649
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!"

hyoung0243 User ID: 5984074 7420
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!"

pohl1959 User ID: 2888433 6648
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."

ak47gramma User ID: 1987841 5634
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2010

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

sueqb User ID: 1010358 4001
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?"

wyomingwild User ID: 1506196 3999
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!"

stacy k User ID: 4314437 6647
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2010

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

vt_pure_angel User ID: 4785804 3996
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2010

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

chicks_can_grill User ID: 4384769 2616
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!"

mbranch User ID: 1492916 4185
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"This was a wonderful recipe! Delicious!"

cheriwinkle User ID: 1239361 2607
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."

DonnaPap User ID: 426303 5633
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2009

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

[email protected] User ID: 1383663 7852
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2009

"I make this also but add bacon"

janevans User ID: 1128118 4101
Reviewed May. 28, 2009

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

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