Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

I don't have a clue why these are called "camping potatoes", but they sure are good. Definitely not a low-fat side, but you can use fat-free hash browns (yes, they do make them) and fat-free sour cream. I use half a stick of butter, too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together soup, sour cream and melted butter.
  2. Stir in cheddar, onions, and potatoes.
  3. Press into a sprayed 13" X9" baking dish.
  4. Bake at 350F for 1 hour or until hot and bubbly.
Most Helpful

Was good but had to add 20 more min on cooking time because potatoes were still hard. Also next time I make this I am going to cut the butter down to a 1/4 cup. Was oily around the edges.

Chef Lewis October 27, 2005

Wow... Where do these tried and true variations we are all familar with COME from? I know this recipe from my mother as "Party Potatoes" Only varient: reserve the 1/2 cup melted butter,crunch up cornflakes and add to melted butter... top potatoes with this mixture during last 20 minutes of bake time. Irresistible at parties and potlucks.

KitchieWitchie October 23, 2005

These are really good. I know of a similar recipe called Branding Potatoes, and the ingredients are about the same, but you cook these in the oven covered in foil with crushed plain potatoe chips. Its very yummy!

nicollette May 25, 2005