Dutch Oven Cheesy Potatoes With Bacon
Cheesy Dutch Oven Potatoes
- 6 Russet or Yukon Gold Potatoes
- 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- 1/2 Cup Bacon Chopped Into Small Chunks
- 2 Cups Shredded Cheese
- Light a chimney of charcoal. I usually fill the chimney up most of the way just in case I need extra charcoal. While the charcoal is lighting, wash the potatoes. Slice each potato into round pieces about 1/8-1/4 inch thick. In a mixing bowl, mix together the cream of mushroom soup with the sour cream, salt, and pepper. Lightly spray your dutch oven with cooking spray. I like to use my Camp Chef Pronghorn dutch oven. It is just the right size.
- Boil the potatoes in a large pot until they are almost, but not quite completely cooked through. This usually takes 7-10 mins. Drain the potatoes. Put half of the potatoes in the bottom of the dutch oven. Spread half of the mushroom soup mixture on top of the potatoes. Sprinkle half of the cheese on top of the soup mixture, then sprinkle with half of the bacon. Repeat the same steps to make another layer on top of the first one, with the remaining ingredients. Put the lid on the dutch oven and take it outside to your charcoal chimney
- By this time, your charcoal should be ready to go. It usually takes 20-30 mins. Carefully dump the charcoal onto the ground, preferably clean and dry cement. Using tongs, place 8-10 briquettes in a circle on the ground, about the same size as the bottom of the dutch oven. Place the dutch oven over the briquettes. Place 10-12 briquettes on the lid of the dutch oven. Let cook for 35-40 mins. The potatoes are done when the cheese is melted, the soup mixture is bubbling, and the potatoes are perfectly fork tender. Enjoy!
One of the best ways to cook outdoors is with a dutch oven. If your power goes out, you are good to go. If your grill runs out of propane, wood, or pellets, you are good to go. All you need is charcoal! Cooking in a dutch oven can be really intimidating for some people, but it really is very simple.
One of the biggest reasons that people are hesitant to use a dutch oven is because they feel like cast iron is high maintenance or difficult to deal with. In reality, there are a lot of great tricks out there to help make cast iron use easier, and more efficient. I’m not going to dive into that today, but I will make one or more posts like that in the future.
One of the most classic dutch oven dishes, is cheesy potatoes. There are a lot of different ways you can do them, and this recipe is my favorite way to prepare them. The ingredients are cheap, and easy to find at most grocery stores. One of the best parts, is that is super simple to make if you are camping or at home. That is the dutch oven benefit factor. I won’t go too much more into this simple recipe. It is easy to make and super delicious! Enjoy!