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Campfire Potatoes

When my daughter was a tiny girl, we took her camping and she loved it!  She loved playing on the playgrounds and sleeping between her dad and me at night. Oh, and she LOVED the foil-wrapped banana boats we'd make!  I loved making Campfire Potatoes as one of our side dishes. The potatoes would cook while the meat was roasting and the delicious smells that came from our campfire were amazing.

Nowadays we cheat and throw these potatoes into the oven, but we still love them so much.  We love them when we cook steak or hamburgers. These potatoes are that versatile.  Plus, you can doctor them up after cooking as much as you want.  I've added sour cream, cheese, and bacon for Loaded Campfire Potatoes, too!

Campfire potatoes ready to eat!

I don't hear a lot of people camping these days and I feel like it is something we are losing as a nation.  We have the most beautiful national parks in the world, and we can enjoy them for almost nothing.  My grandparents liked to visit the parks and we got the bug, too.  Eventually they got a place on the Grand River and we spent our summers fishing, flower picking and eating really, really well.

My sister, brother and me enjoying our grandparent's place on the Grand River.

2 servings


Campfire Potatoes

A fun way to make your side dish, even if you aren't camping!
prep time: 8 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 28 M


  • 1 lb small potatoes, cut into fourths
  • 2 T butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 T chopped garlic
  • 1 t freshly chopped rosemary
  • 1 t freshly chopped thyme
  • 2 pieces of foil 20" square


How to cook Campfire Potatoes

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Lay the foil squares on your work surface.
  3. Place half of the quartered potatoes on each square.
  4. Top with 1 T of butter on each square.
  5. Salt and pepper.
  6. Sprinkle on herbs.
  7. Fold foil so that the open ends are on top.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.  Check for doneness, cook for 5 minutes more if needed.
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Happy National Potato Day!

Thank you to Valentina from The Baking Fairy for organizing this event!
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Potato and Spinach Curry by Savory Moments
Potato Dinner Rolls by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes by Cheese Curd in Paradise
Spinach Gnocchi with Roasted Tomato Sauce by The Baking Fairy
Rainbow Smashed Purple Potatoes + 5 Spice Peanut Sauce by PlantCrush
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Herbs by Lemon Blossoms

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  1. Hi, I remember foil wrapped dinner roasting in the coals at church camp. Boy I loved those days with all my heart. I had ten siblings, so getting to go to camp was paradise. LOL. Fun times, new friends and good food. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

  2. This recipe sounds absolutely perfect for camping (or for a cookout like you said!!). I love the idea of adding all the "baked potato" fixings after they are cooked. But my favorite part was your old camping photos! LOVE!! My husband's family loves to go camping so we will have to make these next time I go with them!

  3. Oh yes please, we love potatoes. These look so delicious! I'll make them with dinner soon!

  4. We make similar potatoes for camping and when we'd have fires in the backyard when I lived at home. They are delicious!! We just took our twins camping for the first time this summer (it was shortly before they turned 3) and they loved it. We had such a great time and want to make it a family tradition for sure. My husband and I used to go more!

  5. These potatoes look delicious! I would be adding the baked potato fixings to our batch for sure!

  6. Oh my these look so delicious! I have to give them a try. I love red potatoes they make the best seasoned potatoes. (Rena)

  7. There is something about potatoes, they are always so delicious and this sounds like a great way to make some with a twist when you are out camping!

  8. I love the foil packed potatoes but I love the photos you shared even more. Thanks.

  9. Those sound so yummy. I am definitely going to make these this weekend. Thanks for the recipe.

  10. These sound delicious and I love the story that goes with it. I never camped as a child, except for Girl Scout camp in cabins. My mom refused to camp because she said it wasn't a vacation for her! I think she passed that gene on to me, ha ha.

  11. These are a camping staple. I don't believe I've ever tried them in the oven. Wow. I will have to try that soon. Thanks for sharing.

  12. We went camping last week and had so much fun! These potatoes are always one of our "must have" staples when we go camping.

  13. Camping is really fun! And this Campfire Potatoes look really appetizing! Can't wait to have this

  14. This campfire potatoes recipe looks really good and tasty, such a perfect dish to make not only in a camping but also in a different occasion.

  15. I have never tried preparing potatoes like this. I'm def going to try it because it's not only easy to prepare, it looks delish too.


  16. Camping is an amazing family activity. It strengthens the bond, relationship and communication. It is something I won't get tired of doing.

  17. These look tasty. We need to try this on our next scouting trip.

  18. Camping is the one thing we haven't done with our children yet. I would love to experience that with them.

    Chubskulit Rose

  19. These look amazing. I will have to try this out real soon. My family loves having potatoes, so I can't wait to try these out.

  20. I love potatoes! My husband and kids really enjoy camping! We are not going anywhere so I think I have to try this recipe at home!

  21. I have yet to try campfire potatoes but this is such a great idea; will have to give it a go with my family!! We do have such beautiful national parks! My family plans to go camping soon in the coming years--we'll keep your recipe in mind ;)

  22. Those look so good and something my family would enjoy while camping. Easy to make too

  23. This past week I went camping ("glamping" ) with my mom and the kiddos. We loved doing it. My husband makes these potatoes for dinner during the year.

  24. What a perfect side dish! I love the idea of wrapping them up and roasting over the fire- So much yummy flavor!

  25. So much fun. I so loved camping when I was younger, this is how we travel. I have so many fond memorites

  26. Love that they can be made over the campfire or in the oven!

  27. Campfire potatoes are so fun to make. And to eat! They're so simple yet delicious.

  28. Campfire foil packs are the best! Love these crispy seasoned potatoes.


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