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 !


Here is what you will need:

Salt and pepper

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


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


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


First potatoes, sprinkled with salt and pepper…


Followed by onions…


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!


    • Jesseca says

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

  1. 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

  2. ron says

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

  3. 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!!

  4. Jamie P says

    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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