The Best Cheesy Campfire Baked Potatoes Recipe

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Camping season is coming up, and you know what that means.

It’s time to start planning your camping menu! One of the staples, potatoes, can be prepared in various ways for campfire cooking – including these healthy campfire baked potatoes. 

We have gathered some tried and true favourites as well as some new ideas for you to try this summer.

Campfire Baked Potatoes are a unique and delicious way to enjoy potatoes. They’re easy to make; wrap your favourite potato in tinfoil with butter, salt & pepper, then place them on the grill or over an open fire for about 15 minutes. 

The result is crispy outside and creamy inside–perfect! We love that they can be made ahead of time, so you don’t have to worry about cooking anything while camping.

Healthy Campfire Baked Potatoes Recipe

Delish show us how to prep the most amazing of campfire baked potatoes dishes with this super, extra cheese recipe.


2 lb. mini Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered

2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. dried oregano

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2 c. shredded mozzarella

1 c. freshly grated Parmesan

Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Crushed red pepper flakes, for garnish


1. Preheat grill to medium-high, or preheat the oven to 425º.  

2. Cut 4 large pieces of foil about 10″ long. In a large bowl, toss potatoes with olive oil, garlic powder, and oregano and season with salt and pepper.

3. Divide potatoes between foil pieces, then fold the foil packets crosswise to completely cover the potatoes. Roll the top and bottom edges to seal them closed.

4. Place foil packets on the grill and cook until just cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes. (Or transfer to the oven and bake about 15 minutes.)

5. Unwrap the foil packets and sprinkle mozzarella and Parmesan on top of the potatoes. Fold foil back over the potatoes and cook until cheese is melty, about 3 to 5 minutes.

6. Top with parsley and red pepper flakes and serve warm.


Tips on How to Cook Campfire Baked Potatoes on an Open Campfire

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Did you know that cooking potatoes in the campfire is super easy? All it takes is a bit of dirt, some firewood and your favorite baked potato recipe. Cooking them this way ensures even baking all around so they don’t get stuck to one side or too crisp on top but soft with fluffy insides! And there’s no need for any extra ingredients because everything used will be found out camping anyways–camping should always include fun activities like cooking up delicious food at night under the stars.

Cooking a Campfire Baked Potatoes on an Open Fire: Tips and Tricks

This is the perfect meal when you’re camping with friends or family. Let’s get cooking! Here’s how it goes down: 

These are the ingredients you will need to make your Campfire Baked Potatoes:

  • Fist-sized potatoes (at least one per person)
  • Aluminum foil
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Fork
  • Vegetable brush
  • Oven mitts
  • Towel


1.Clean the potato by washing and scrubbing it under cold water. Use a vegetable brush to get the dirt that doesn’t wash away easily on its own. Dry the potatoes gently with a clean towel.

2. Stab the potato on all sides with a fork to create a series of holes in the skin. These holes help create an even cooking process and prevent a potato explosion by helping the steam escape.

3. Wrap the potato in aluminum foil with the skin side out. Add salt and pepper on top of it then add about 1 tablespoon of butter or margarine on top of that.

4. Then wrap it up again so that all sides are covered in foil except for one end where you can poke holes into it for ventilation purposes. 

5. Put this packet onto hot coals at least 6 inches away from any other heat source like a campfire log or fire ring grate until they’ve cooked through (about 45 minutes). Remove them from the coals carefully as they will be very hot!

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Your campfire baked potatoes will taste amazing when you make them this way! They’re crispy on the outside but soft inside – perfect for dipping in ketchup or ranch dressing while camping! Plus these are easy to make ahead of time before your trip so all you have to do is throw them on the grill when you arrive at your campsite!