Camping Food: Cheesy Dutch Oven Potatoes

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:

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!


  1. 1

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

  2. 4

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

  3. 5
    melvene thatcher says:

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

  4. 7
    maggie b says:

    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

  5. 9

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

  6. 10
    Brenda Horrocks says:

    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!!

  7. 12

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

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  10. 16

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

  11. 17

    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! :-)

  12. 18
    michelle says:

    We go camping often and I still do not own a Dutch Oven. However, I make these same potatoes but I use the bacon bits made by Oscar Meyer they are the best they are not hard and crunchy like the cheaper ones but very close to fresh cooked bacon and I wrap all of it in non stick foil and throw right in the coals to cook they cook quickly and are very yummy I do use non stick foil and when the potatoes are done I open it up sprinkle on the cheese then wrap it back up until its time to eat the and the cheese is melted.

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