How to make Campfire Cheesy Nachos in 4 steps

Here’s another easy family camping recipe you can try on the campfire: campfire cheesy nachos.


Making Campfire Cheesy Nachos

Campfire cooking doesn’t have to be complicated, and here’s something easy to make. So easy, you can get the kids involved.

Making Campfire Cheesy Nachos

Wash and chop the chillies and peppers
Step 1 – Wash and cut your peppers and chilli. Obviously reducing the amount (or all) chilli if you have little mouths that can’t eat spicy food.


Mix with some salsa
 Step 2 – Mix the chopped pepper and chilli in a bowl with some tomato salsa sauce.  (Your kids could stir this)

We cheated here and brought a packet of prepared salsa to the campsite.


You want heat from the top so put hot coals on the lid of your Dutch Oven
 Step 3 – Throw some nachos into a Dutch Oven and mix in with the salsa. (If your Dutch Oven is cool, let your kids do this).

Sprinkle cheese on top. (Again, something the kids can do).

Set up your Dutch Oven so it heats from the top by placing coals on the top.

Not got a dutch oven? No problem, a cast iron skillet will work, though you will have more heat coming from the bottom than the top.

Not got a cast iron skillet? No problem again! Lay two sheets of foil on top of one another and spoon the nacho mixture into the middle. Wrap up the foil to completely seal the mixture. Place the foil in the hot embers, not the flame, of your campfire.

It will only take a few minutes to cook, whichever method you use.


Melt the cheese over the nachos in the Dutch Oven
 Step 4 – Remove from heat and enjoy!


Check out these lovely looking nachos that Caroline cooked up:

Caroline tries campfire nachos too


Obviously this is not a meal in itself, though you could of course have it as a fireside snack.

Here are some things you could make to go with your Campfire Cheesy Nachos.

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3 Comments
  1. Thanks a lot ! Pp

  2. I saw somewhere that if you wrap the potato in a few layers of damp kitchen towel or newspaper, and then the foil, you get a nice cooked skin without any blackening. Tried it with campfire po-boys, but will def try it with potatoes next camping trip ????

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