These easy Campfire Potato Foil Packs are flavorful, loaded potatoes cooked inside foil packs, then topped with melty cheese and bacon. This quick, delicious, and nourishing side dish recipe is great while camping or in the oven for any occasion! No pans to wash afterward makes the cook happy too!

Campfire Potato Foil Packs

Easy clean up is one of the major advantages of these easy Campfire Potato Foil Packs. They're also easy and flavorful. This quick, delicious, and nourishing side dish recipe is great while camping or in the oven for any occasion! 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 426kcal
Author Paula Jones


  • 2 pound potatoes cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Ranch dressing mix
  • 2 cups cheese (Colby, Monterrey, Cheddar) shredded
  • 6 to 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • non-stick vegetable spray
  • heavy duty aluminum foil
  • Serve with sour cream, ranch dressing, green onions, and/or hot sauce, if desired


  • Preheat grill or oven to 425 degrees.
  • Prepare 10-inch lengths of foil, double thickness for your packs. Spray with non-stick spray.
  • First, begin by prepping your potatoes. Wash potatoes and pat dry. Then, cut into 1-inch cubes. Prep onion by dicing finely. Mince garlic.
  • Add potatoes, onions, garlic, vegetables, oil, salt, pepper, and ranch dressing mix to a bowl. Stir to coat. Spoon equal amount of potatoes into your foil packs and close tightly.
  • Cook for 25 minutes. Check for doneness by piercing with a fork. Cook another 5 minutes if the potatoes are still firm. If cooked through add cheese then bacon to packs, close again and cook another 5 minutes to melt the cheese. 
  • Serve hot with sour cream, Ranch dressing, green onions, and/or hot sauce.
  • Note: If you're cooking these actually at a campout on a campfire, you can cook the bacon, dice the onion, mince the garlic, and shred the cheese at home. (Do not slice the potatoes as they will turn brown.) Package the prepped ingredients separately and store in a cooler. 


Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 970mg | Potassium: 724mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 377IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 320mg | Iron: 5mg