Easy Dutch Oven Potatoes

These potatoes in a Dutch oven are unbelievably delicious for how easy they are to make. After all, butter, cheese, bacon & potatoes are the perfect combo.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Dutch Oven, Potatoes


  • Camp Chef Dutch Oven


  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 15 Medium potatoes, sliced thin (with or without skins)
  • 1 lb Bacon
  • 2 Medium onions (sliced)
  • 4 cups Grated cheese
  • Any tasty liquid (beer, soda, mushroom soup etc.)
  • Salt, pepper or our favourite seasoning


  • Cut bacon into 1 inch pieces and fry in Dutch oven until crisp.
  • Remove bacon but leave grease in Dutch oven.
  • Layer potatoes, onions, cheese, bacon, and spices then dot with butter.
  • Keep repeating layers until oven is full.
  • Pour liquid over the top.
  • Cover and cook on medium to low burner for 35 to 45 minutes.
  • Check often as you may need to add more moisture.
  • When potatoes are done sprinkle with another layer of cheese, cover and let cheese melt then serve.
  • Cooking Tip: For Dutch Oven temp. of 177°C, use 14 charcoal briquettes on top and 7 on bottom.