Try This Camping Recipe: Hearty Potatoes and Sausage!

You’re going to love this camping recipe for your upcoming camping trips. It’s perfect in any season and something the whole family will love. Plus, with just a few ingredients, easy to make, and even easier to clean up, it will quickly become a home run meal!

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Campfire Sausage & Potatoes


  • One pound fully cooked beef sausage
  • 3 pounds red potatoes
  • 1 white onion
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2-4 Tbs olive oil
  • Paprika and ground thyme
  • Salt and pepper

Other utensils needed:

  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Dutch oven or cookie sheet
  • Aluminum foil


  • Preheat oven to 450 or get the campfire blazing!
  • Dice potatoes and onion, and cut sausage into bit size chunks. Toss these three ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  • Drizzle with a little bit of oil. I prefer olive oil, but use what you like the best!
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste, and season lightly with paprika and ground thyme.

If you’re cooking over the campfire, place this mixture in a Dutch oven with the lid in place, and hang over the campfire hook or place on campfire grate.

If you’re roasting it in the oven, prepare a cookie sheet with aluminum foil lining. Spread the mixture evenly over the pan, and roast in the oven until the potatoes are tender – about 25 minutes.

For both cooking methods, once the potatoes are fork tender, sprinkle the mixture evenly with shredded cheese and remove from heat. Let the cheese melt onto the mixture and serve while warm.

I used to double this recipe for dinner, but now I triple it – because my kids love the leftovers reheated for breakfast! Cheesy sausage potatoes are perfect for a hearty breakfast, and it’s super handy to have tomorrow morning’s breakfast squared away the second you clean up tonight’s supper. Reheat it in the morning over the campfire while you use your new or used RV’s outdoor kitchen to brew the coffee. Contact us today for help getting on the road in an RV of your own!

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