May 25, 2016

Campfire Potatoes in the Oven

As we as we approach a long weekend I want to re-share one of my family favorite potato recipes. It can be made on a grill or in an oven. Very little cleanup. Easy to take to someone's house, etc. 
Bon Appétit! 

Campfire Potatoes in the Oven
 I have a recipe conversion for you.  I seem to always take recipes and tinker with them to suit my taste. This is an oven version of the very yummy campfire potatoes that you can cook over a hot fire in an aluminum packet.

My "Oven Baked" Campfire Potatoes

6 or 7 large baking potatoes, sliced thinly
2 large onions, sliced thinly
1/2 cup olive oil, drizzled over all
Salt to taste

Drizzle with olive oil after mixing the potatoes and onions.

With my version I preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

This recipe makes enough for a 9 x 13 inch casserole. You may increase or decrease ingredients depending on your needs.

Make a parchment packet for the potatoes.

set oven at 400 degrees

wait for it
Wash 6-7 large baking potatoes. Slice into very thin slices. Dump into a bowl.
Wash 1-2 large onions. Slice into very thin slices. Dump into the bowl with the potatoes.
Drizzle about 1/2 a cup of olive oil over the potato/onion mix. Stir to coat all pieces.
At this point you may salt and or pepper the mix.

Lay a large sheet of parchment paper into the casserole dish/Pyrex. You want enough parchment so that you can crimp/fold it in the middle after you join the sides,  and on the ends, to make a sealed packet in which the potatoes bake. Spray the inside of the parchment paper with Pam spray.

Pour the potato mix into the parchment lined casserole/Pyrex and fold the ends of parchment to seal the packet.

Bake for about 1 hour in a 400 degree oven. Adjust the time if you use more or fewer potatoes.

I suggest that you check your potatoes after 30 minutes. Then again after 45 or 50 minutes. You want the edges of the potatoes to be a little crunchy.  That is how we like them!

I found that the potatoes did not stick to the parchment paper as badly as they do with aluminum foil.

Add what you wish to make these potatoes your signature dish. Consider shredded cheddar cheese, bacon pieces, green onions, mushrooms, etc.

Just plain potatoes. Add-in any thing you would like!

If you prefer the campfire or grill version, you may just place your potatoes in a foil packet instead of a parchment packet in a casserole dish or pan.

original campfire potatoes

For information on building a proper campfire...check out this link.

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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. I love potatoes, these look wonderful. This could be on the menu Fri. night when the kids and Colleen come over! Thanks!!!

    1. Yes...and who does not like potatoes?! Top with anything your family likes, or set up a potato bar for self service.

  2. Ooh this looks yummy! I made potatoes the other day a lot like this and except the parchment paper. I never thought to use parchment paper to wrap potatoes in. The paper probably draws some of the moisture and helps to crispen them up!

    1. I love crispy potatoes. Ha! If I were to put them under the broiler for a few minutes they might crisp up even more. I was afraid of the parchment paper under the broiler though.

  3. Oh, yum! Those look terrific. I think I will need to add those to my weekend barbecue plans.

  4. nom nom! I love campfire potatoes - I have to leave out the onion (sad face) but still nothing beats them! I hadn't thought to make them in the oven so thanks for the idea and recipe!

  5. Thank you for continuing to share your awesome content st #OverTheMoon!

  6. Nothing is better than potatoes and onions! Chop up the leftovers the next day and throw them in some scrambled eggs. YUM! Thanks for linking up to Dishing It! & Digging It!

  7. Oh wow these potatoes look and sound so good! I will have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J&J. Enjoy the week. :)

  8. Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings! Pinned and tweeted.

  9. Those look delicious. I am eager to make them for my next large gathering.

  10. I love that you have an alternative to cooking on a campfire potato recipe. Funny, because we have our own version that I just prepared for Memorial Day yesterday! I think I will try yours yet this summer, it is a bit different!

  11. YUM. I love these potatoes! :)

    I’d love for you to share it with my Recipe and Crafts Facebook Group:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  12. Thank you Sheila for a great recipe!
    I am pinning this!

  13. Oh, this post took me back to my summer camp counselor days. This was one of my favorite things to make.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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