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Cheesy Dutch Oven Potatoes

When camping or in need of a comforting stack of potatoes, look no further than these Cheesy Dutch Oven Potatoes. Tasty bacon, tender potatoes, sweet bell peppers and onions, plus loads and loads of sour cream and cheese make this the stick-to-your-ribs camping meal you'll scarf down after a day in the great outdoors.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Camping Food
Keyword: Cheesy Dutch Oven Potatoes, Dutch Oven Potatoes
Servings: 10 people


  • 1 30-oz bag hash browns
  • 1 pound bacon diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 yellow or orange bell pepper diced
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 1 16-oz tub sour cream
  • 1 pound medium cheddar cheese shredded
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat your dutch oven. Preheat your cast iron over coals or on a camp stove.
  • Cook the bacon, onions, and bell peppers. Add the diced bacon to the preheated dutch oven and cook until golden brown on the edges. Add the diced onions and bell peppers directly into the rendered bacon. Cook, stirring regularly, until the bacon is crisp and the vegetables are softened.
  • Add the potatoes and cook until softened. Pour in the bag of hash browns. Stir gently to incorporate the bacon and vegetables evenly throughout the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring only occasionally, until the potatoes are cooked through, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Layer on sour cream and cheddar cheese. Gently press the potatoes down into an even layer across the bottom of the pan. Spoon the sour cream on top of the potatoes and spread it into another even layer, like you're frosting a delicious bacon filled potato cake. Sprinkle the top generously with the cheddar cheese.
  • Finish cooking the dutch oven potatoes. Reduce the amount of heat on the bottom of your Dutch oven to medium low. Place the Dutch oven lid on top and cook until the cheese is nice and melty. If you're using coals, you can even put some on the top of the lid to help with this process. Once the cheese is fully melted, you're good to dish up and serve your family!


Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 583mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1216IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 332mg | Iron: 1mg