Easy and Savory Grilled Campfire Potatoes in a Foil Packet

Easy and Savory Grilled Campfire Potatoes in a Foil Packet. There’s just something wonderful about campfire food. One of my favorites has always been the campfire foil packets of potatoes tender and cheesy – hot off of the grill. 

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The kids love getting their own individual potato packets. This gets me excited to pull up to a campsite with them, just like we used to as kids. My mom was the camp chef. Cooking over a fire, on cast iron skillets just makes everything taste better. Doesn’t it?  Oh my goodness…the morning pancakes were the best!

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Savory Grilled Campfire Potatoes

Delicious, tender potatoes right off of the grill!

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip
  • 3 tsp. minced garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 68 red potatoes – sliced into 1/4 in. slices
  • 1 large vidalia onion sliced
  • 6 (12 in.) foil squares


  1. In a large bowl mix the Miracle Whip and seasonings
  2. Add the sliced potatoes, and onions
  3. Toss to coat
  4. Divide mixture into the foil squares
  5. Pull the foil up around the potatoes, and fold to secure on all sides
  6. Grill over medium heat for 25-30 minutes, or until tender


Oven variation: These can be baked in the oven at 375 degrees for 45-50 minutes

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Terri

    Can you put these in the oven?

    1. Melissa

      Hi Terri. You can absolutely bake these in the oven. Set your temperature to 375 degrees and bake for 45-50 minutes (or until potatoes are tender and you can pierce them easily with a fork).