Cheesy Campfire Dip Recipe

by Heather Painchaud

This cheesy campfire dip recipe is one that we make on every camping trip!

Its perfect for a light lunch with the family or sharing as an appetizer with friends.  We seriously have this campfire dip every time that we go camping.  I often double this recipe whenever I make it because it gets devoured in no time and is great for sharing.

Cheesy Campfire Dip

I like to keep the ingredients for this dip stocked in the trailer all summer.  All you need is herb and garlic cream cheese, salsa, shredded cheddar cheese and diced green onions.

How to make this cheesy campfire dip: 

Place all of the ingredients into a tin foil packet and set over the coals of a fire {or a bar-b-cue on low} until the ingredients are melted and well incorporated.  This usually takes about ten minutes for us.  Be sure to keep the packet out of direct flame to prevent the delicious insides from burning.

Vegetable Campfire Dip

We like to serve this dip with a variety of vegetables, crackers and tortilla chips for dipping.  I have fond memories of other campers asking us “what on earth are you making?”, trying some of this dip and falling in love!  It is just that good.

It’s easy to personalize this campfire dip to your families liking.  Simply substitute your favorite kind of cream cheese for the herb and garlic cream cheese in this recipe.  My friend Holly likes to use Jalepeno cream cheese for a spicy kick to their campfire dip.  I use vegetable cream cheese and homemade salsa most often.  Just typing up this recipe has me wanting make more of this dip as soon as possible!

Vegetable Campfire Dip

Some of our camp cooking essentials:

  • Menu planning for camping is something that I always do to stay organized.  Grab this free Meal Planner Printable to get started on your next trip.
  • A Pie Iron Camp Cooker (aff link) makes cooking over the open fire super easy.  Check out these 20+ Pie Iron Recipe Ideas for tons of camp cooker inspiration!  Or visit my how to use a pie iron post for tips.
  • Foil Pie Plates make tinfoil packet meals even easier with the sturdy base that they provide. 
  • These Grilling Bags that I recently found are amazing!  Simply add all of your ingredients to the bag at home then throw it on the campfire or grill when camping in the great outdoors.  Avoid the grill bags with plastic windows, they melt.
Cheesy Campfire Dip

Do you have a favorite camping recipe?  Please share, I would love to try it.  When you make this cheesy vegetable campfire dip please let me know what you think by leaving a review!  Did your family and friends love it as much as we clearly do?!

 
Cheesy Campfire Dip Recipe

Cheesy Campfire Dip Recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This delicious cheesy campfire dip recipe is perfect for camping! Simply wrap it in a tinfoil packet to make an easy camping dip in minutes.

Ingredients

  • Container of Herb & Garlic Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup of salsa
  • 1 cup shredded Tex Mex cheese
  • 2 green onion stalks, diced

Instructions

    1. Place all of the ingredients into a tin foil packet and set over the coals of a fire or a BBQ on low until the ingredients are melted and well incorporated.  
    2. Be sure to keep the packet out of direct flame to prevent the delicious insides from burning.
    3. Serve with cut up vegetables and nacho chips.
 

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