Camping, Side Dishes & Vegetables

Camping Food: Cheesy Dutch Oven Potatoes

April 4, 2013

Cheese, bacon, and potatoes.

Best combination ever, right?

So when we were camping last weekend and my in-laws said they were making cheesy dutch oven potatoes to go with our Sunday night dinner, I responded with a, “WHA?!?!?!”

I had to see how they put this together !

camping cheesy potatoes

Here is what you will need:

Potatoes
Bacon
Cheese
Onions
Salt and pepper

(The amounts will vary depending on your dutch oven size)

camping cheesy potatoes, sliced

Start by slicing your potatoes and onion. Chop up the bacon and add it to your warm dutch oven.

camping cheesy potatoes bacon

Spoon out the cooked bacon. Leave the grease in the bottom of the pan. Here is where you start to layer your ingredients…

camping cheesy potatoes ingredients

First potatoes, sprinkled with salt and pepper…

camping cheesy potatoes instructions

Followed by onions…

camping cheesy potatoes recipe

Cheese and bacon. Repeat layers and cook for 45 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft.

The best part about this recipe is that it is easy to change.

Don’t like onions? No problem! Just leave them out.

Add different spices to give them a little kick.

Or just make them as my in-laws did and enjoy all of that cheesy bacon goodness!

Comments (45)

  • Leanne Reply

    April 4, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Mmmmm! I want to go camping just to eat these!

    • Jesseca Reply

      April 4, 2013 at 10:23 am

      You can take my place next time Leanne! I decided I really don’t even like camping. Just go for my boys :0)

    • Cheryl Reply

      May 21, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      The best camping investment I made was cast iron cookware. I just love collecting new recipes for outdoor cooking.

  • aimee @ like mother like daughter Reply

    April 4, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I love camping. I love dutch oven food. And I know I will love this recipe!

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  • melvene thatcher Reply

    April 15, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Do you cover this while cooking and is it on top of the stove or in an oven? Thanks Thatchermelvene@yahoo.com

    • Jesseca Reply

      April 15, 2013 at 7:35 pm

      We do cover it. Thanks for pointing that out. I’ll go in and change that in the recipe!

  • maggie b Reply

    April 19, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    You can add a layer of ham pieces for a one dish meal. When I cook a similar dish in the oven I cover the potatoes with milk

    • Jesseca Reply

      April 23, 2013 at 10:30 am

      I LOVE that idea!

  • ron Reply

    May 22, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Add 4 to 5 anchovies under the cheese, and while your at it a handful of black olives won’t go astray either.

  • Brenda Horrocks Reply

    June 9, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Just wondering….if you are cooking them in the oven rather than outside what would you set your oven to?
    Thanks for the yummy recipe….we use it and love it!!

    • Jesseca Reply

      June 13, 2013 at 11:16 am

      I would try 375 degrees. Good luck! Let us know how they turn out!

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    June 30, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Did you put a lid on the potatoes in the dutch oven pot?

    • Jesseca Reply

      June 30, 2013 at 11:52 pm

      Yes. I’ll add that into the recipe!

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    March 27, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    do you turn the potatoes while cooking or just let them sit?

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    April 23, 2015 at 9:57 am

    This looks good for a dinner companion, going to try this! We make a Dutch oven breakfast similar to this. We cook over coals. Cook bacon first, add potatoes (we use Ore Ida Potatoes O’brien), add cheese, add whisked eggs and milk. We’ve also added mushrooms a few times too. Cooks around an hour or until done. Super good! :-)

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    July 24, 2015 at 11:56 am

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  • Gwen Reply

    March 9, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    How long does the bacon usually take to cook? I’m considering cooking this in an oven, and I’d like a range so I can keep an eye on it (burnt bacon is a party foul in my house!!)

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      March 10, 2016 at 7:22 am

      It really just depends on how crispy you like your bacon. I’ve never made it in the oven but I would assume 10-15 minutes.

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  • Wendi Reply

    June 25, 2016 at 7:48 am

    We made your recipe this past week on our coleman camp stove/grill. It was delicious for supper and then we heated up the leftovers in the morning and added eggs. Not sure which was better – both were fabulous! ! Thanks for sharing…sorry you don’t enjoy camping.
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  • Bren Reply

    July 25, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    These potatoes are soooo very yummy. We made them over the campfire. We put the Dutch oven on top of a fireproof stone trivet that sat on top of the grill rack directly over the fire (we used the trivet so they would get some indirect heat and not burn… You probably could use an upside down cast iron pan instead of the trivet). We cooked them for 45 minutes without opening the kettle and they turned out perfect. The potatoes on the bottom were crunchy but not burned and were my sons favorite. We had quite a bit of bacon grease in the bottom so the potatoes wouldn’t stick. As far as the fire goes… We did a wood fire that was burning a low to medium flame that eventually went to hot coals. :)

    • Jesseca Reply

      July 26, 2016 at 9:46 am

      I’m glad you liked them! Thanks for sharing your tips!

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