Easy Camping Potatoes In Foil

When you are making campfire meals in foil you can put an entire meal in a packet or do the meat and veggies separately. These Camping Potatoes In Foil are simple, tasty and make awesome camping side dishes when you are serving grilled meat for your main course.

Camp Potatoes In Foil by CampingForFoodies features a foil packet filled with golden brown sliced potatoes, green bell pepper slices, seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic and butter.
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How To Make Campfire Potatoes In Foil

When vegetables are on your menu, you need to plan ahead and know how to keep them fresh throughout your trip. Check out these simple tips for planning, buying and storing your camping veggies.

Step 1. Prep the veggies.

You’ll need to cut the potatoes, onion and bell pepper … then mince the garlic before you place them in the foil packet for cooking.

Because these ingredients are readily available throughout the year, these potatoes are perfectly suited for your summer as well as your winter camping recipes.

Step 2. Prepare the foil. Cut a 2 foot-long piece of heavy duty aluminum foil and place it on a level surface.

Camp Cooking Tip: It is best to use heavy duty foil for campfire cooking … don’t worry if you just have the regular stuff … just layer two pieces of it as a replacement.

Step 3. Pile the veggies on the foil. Layer half of the potatoes, onion, garlic and bell pepper in the center of the foil. The reason you are doing two layers is so that you are alternating the flavors … potatoes really need things like garlic and bell peppers to spice them up otherwise they are bland and that helps to cook them so they don’t turn into a big mushy pile. 😉

Make sure you leave all of the edges of the foil exposed so you can fold and crimp the packet to seal it.

As one of our vegetarian camping recipes, these campfire veggie packets have no meat. But, if you are packing meat and veggies in your cooler or refrigerator, check out our tips on how to pack a cooler efficiently so you don’t cross-contaminate raw meat with your vegetables.

Step 4. Add the butter and seasonings. In order to evenly distribute the butter, you’ll need to “dot it” around the piled veggies. Do that with half the butter. Now you can liberally sprinkle salt and pepper over the veggies and butter. Now repeat with the second half of the veggies and butter.

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Step 5. Fold the foil packet. You’ll want the packet completely sealed so you can turn it during cooking. Also, if the packets have too many air gaps, the food inside won’t be able to steam and cook.

When you make easy camping meals that are cooked in foil, the cleanup is easy too!

Step 6. Cook the camping potato packet. Prepare for cooking over medium heat.

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If you are making this as one of our camping grill recipes, get your charcoal or propane grill ready for cooking. You will NOT be using the cover of the grill … the sealed packet creates the steam for cooking these veggies.

If you are making this as one of our campfire recipes, you’ll need enough campfire coals (not flames) to create a medium heat. You will be placing the foil packet on a campfire grill grate for cooking.

Every 10 minutes or so you should turn the packet so all of the veggies are evenly cooked.

It will take approximately 30 – 40 minutes … but, adjust the time as necessary to achieve the tenderness you like for your potatoes.

Camp Cooking Tip: Be very cautious when opening foil packets because they create hot steam to cook food … don’t burn yourself.

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Pairings For Potato Foil Packets

We like pairing camping potatoes on the grill with our Grilled Flat Iron Camping Steak Recipe.

You’ll love the tangy flavor in this Dutch Oven Dijon Mustard Chicken.

These Dutch Oven Campfire Pork Chops are juicy and tender and produce an amazing sauce.

Our Dutch Oven Campfire Ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender after simmering in a homemade BBQ sauce.

Top this Dutch Oven Meatloaf with bacon and a simple glaze for a fantastic meal.

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Similar Recipes

This recipe is a wonderful gluten free camping food option, but we have more!

These Campfire Veggie Packets are an easy way to prepare a big portion of fresh mixed vegetables to serve an entire family.

Try these Camping Foil Packets Grilled Spiced Potatoes with your fall and winter camp recipes. They feature white potatoes and yams along with sweet and mildly hot spices and a touch of cinnamon.

Want a recipe that cooks the meat and veggies together in individual foil packets? Try this Hobo Stew Camping Meal.

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Camp Potatoes In Foil by CampingForFoodies features a foil packet filled with golden brown sliced potatoes, green bell pepper slices, seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic and butter.

Camping Potatoes In Foil Recipe

Camping For Foodies Sides Camping Recipes: Camping Potatoes In Foil Recipe
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Sides Camping Recipes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Kim Hanna


  • 4 small potatoes washed and thinly sliced (about 1/8 inch – 1/4 inch thick)
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Lay a 2 foot-long piece of heavy duty foil on a flat surface.
  • Layer half of the potatoes, onion, garlic and bell pepper in the center of the foil.
  • Place half of the small pieces of the butter around the veggies, evenly dotting the pile of vegetables.
  • Liberally add salt and pepper over all of the veggies and butter.
  • Repeat steps 2-4 until you have all of the vegetables, butter, salt and pepper stacked on the foil.
  • Fold the foil packet to completely seal it.
  • Cook over medium heat of campfire coals or a charcoal or propane grill until the potatoes are done to your desired tenderness, turning every 10 minutes or so to ensure even cooking. Total cooking time will be approximately 30-40 minutes.


Camp Cooking Tip: If you don’t have heavy duty foil, use two sheets of regular aluminum foil for making your campfire foil packet recipes.
Camp Cooking Tip: When you cook with foil packets, open them very carefully when checking for doneness because the foil is very hot and the steam can burn you … stay safe.
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Serving: 1g | Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 157mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g

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