Cheese-Topped Potatoes in Foil

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 08, 2022
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
Cheese-Topped Potatoes in Foil Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. Prepare campfire or grill for medium heat. In a large bowl, toss potatoes with onion, bacon, butter, salt and pepper. Place on a large piece of greased heavy-duty foil (about 36x12-in. rectangle). Fold foil around potatoes, sealing tightly.
  2. Cook on campfire or in covered grill until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes per side. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape; place cheese over potatoes. Cook until cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes. If desired, serve with sour cream.
Editor's Note: For single-serve packets, prepare recipe as directed, dividing mixture among eight smaller pieces of foil. Cook as directed, decreasing time to 10-14 minutes per side and increasing cheese to eight slices.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 217 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 454mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.