This take on cheesy dutch oven potatoes ands the deliciousness of cream of mushroom soup to the mix. We prefer to use Yukon Gold potatoes but any type of potatoes will due. It all depends on your taste preferences.
Our kids absolutely devour these potatoes every-time we make them. The best part is they think they don’t like cream of mushroom soup but they have not once complained about it in this recipe.
We use a 14″ Dutch Oven for this recipe.
You can save time at the camp site by crisping the bacon at home and storing pre-cooked pieces in a Zip-lock bag. Depending on our mood, we will sometimes sautee onions ahead of time for this recipe instead of just using sliced onions.
Just remember, that if you pre-cook the bacon, keep some of the grease chilled in an air-tight container to use with this recipe later.
Another time-saving trick is to precut the potatoes into thin slices at home and then storing those in an air-tight container as well. If you prefer, you can even cut the potatoes thin long slices or shred them like you would for hash browns.
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- 1 lb. Bacon
- 1 lb. cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
- 2 large onions, quartered
- 8-10 sliced or shredded potatoes.
- 25-28 hot coals
- Cut bacon into small pieces and brown in a Dutch oven.
- Add quartered onion to the bacon and bacon grease and cook until onion is clear.
- Drain off most of the bacon grease but leave about 1/4 cup or so to use to cook potatoes.
- Open mushroom soup and whisk in a bowl until lumps are almost gone.
- Add a layer of potatoes to the bottom of the Dutch Oven
- Add a layer of crumbled bacon pieces
- Add a layer of cream of mushroom soup
- Add a layer of cheese
- Repeat this process until you are out of potatoes and add a final layer of cheese.
- Cover and cook over medium heat until tender. Turn the potatoes every 15 to 20 minutes.
- When coals begin to die out, check the food in the oven. Add more coals on the lid of the potatoes are not tender.
- Eat and enjoy the taste of the outdoors that is better than any 5-star restaurant.