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These easy, cheesy potatoes cook in a foil packet perfect for throwing over the coals of a campfire for a delicious, healthy side dish while camping.

Source: EatingWell.com, July 2017


Recipe Summary

10 mins
40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Toss potatoes, scallions, oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder together in a large bowl.

  • Cut 4 pieces of heavy-duty foil, about 12 by 17 inches each. Coat one piece with cooking spray. Place half the mixture in the middle of the coated foil and enclose like a package. Place seam-side down on a second piece of foil and enclose again so the potatoes are wrapped in a double-thick packet. Repeat with the remaining foil and potato mixture.

  • Prepare a campfire and let it burn down to the coals. Cook the packets 4 to 6 inches above the coals, turning once or twice, until the potatoes are tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Carefully open the packets; sprinkle with cheese and loosely crimp closed again. Return to the heat and cook until the cheese is melted, about 5 more minutes.


To make ahead: Store the assembled packets in a refrigerator or cold cooler for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup
200 calories; protein 7.8g; carbohydrates 19.1g; dietary fiber 2.3g; sugars 1.8g; fat 10.7g; saturated fat 4.1g; cholesterol 19.8mg; vitamin a iu 279.3IU; vitamin c 11.6mg; folate 28.8mcg; calcium 201.6mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 34.3mg; potassium 564.1mg; sodium 314.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1 fat, 1 high-fat protein, 1 starch