Velveeta Campfire Dinners Recipe

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Velveeta Cheese, aka Liquid Gold
I love the variety that summer adds to dinner time. My favorite part would have to be being able to cook and eat outside. Nothing quite beats good barbecue and campfire food. There’s certain summer recipes that I love and always room to spruce them up. I’m definitely a fan of Velveeta cheese, also known as liquid gold,  because of the dimension and flavor it can add to almost any meal.


When you think of Velveeta, things like Queso dip, cheesy broccoli soup and macaroni and cheese probably come to mind. I know that’s how it is for me. I think the first time that I had Velveeta was in a very cheesy noodle dish. There are so many recipes and ways that you can use Velveeta though. There are some awesome ideas on the Velveeta website.  You can also get great ideas and learn more about Velveeta on Twitter: @EatLiquidGold and Facebook.


Velveeta Liquid Gold


Alright, so now that you know I love summer cooking and Velveeta, what do the two have in common? Take one, marry the other and you end up with bliss. Our family loves campfire dinners. They are a favorite of ours when we go camping, but I also make them on a regular basis in my oven at home. The beauty of campfire tinfoil dinners is that you have the ability to be as creative as you want. My boys don’t like some of the things that hubby and I like so most of the time you will see potatoes, carrots, hamburger, broccoli and turkey bacon in their tinfoil dinner. My tinfoil dinner has just about anything that I can find in it. This last week it had hamburger, onion, potatoes, carrots, asparagus, and mushrooms.


Velveeta Campfire Tinfoil Dinner


What could possibly make it better? Velveeta of course! When the meals were close to done, I pulled them out of the oven and added cubed Velveeta. Then it was time for them to melt. It took just a few minutes and at that point I knew I was in campfire dinner heaven. The cheese melts through the layers, covering each ingredient with cheesy goodness.  I will always make these with Velveeta from now on. They are THAT good. And yes, I’m going to share the recipe.  (Recipe below pictures.)


Cheesy Velveeta TinFoil Dinners


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Velveeta Campfire Dinners
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 4
A cheesy velveeta campfire dinner, perfect for camping or anytime you want to bring the outdoors in.
  • 1 lb lean ground hamburger
  • 4 potatoes, cubed
  • 1 bag baby carrots
  • 1 lb turkey bacon
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • ½ cup fresh mushrooms
  • Fresh asparagus
  • 4-6 ounces Velveeta Cheese, cubed
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 4 pieces large foil
  1. Lay out each of the pieces of foil
  2. Layer each ingredient on a large piece of tinfoil, starting with the hamburger.
  3. Salt and pepper after each layer
  4. Wrap tinfoil dinner up so that meat and vegetables are completely covered
  5. Cook at 375 for 40 minutes or until vegetables are tender and hamburger is cooked through.
  6. If cooking on a campfire, cook for 15-20 minutes.
  7. During the last 3 minutes of cooking time, add cubed Velveeta
  8. Enjoy!


Velveeta Campfire Dinner



What is your favorite dish to make with Velveeta cheese?


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  1. 37

    I could eat that dish year round!
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  2. 38
    vickie couturier says:

    that looks so good,my grandsons live where it doesn’t get too cold,an the boy scouts have camp outs all the time,this would be perfect for them

  3. 39
    Maryann D. says:

    I love Velveeta, but I usually only make mac and cheese with it. I do have to experiment more and try more recipes!

  4. 40
    Rebecca Parsons says:

    These look amazing. I actually had the sharp cheddar the other day for the first time in my potato soup and it was so good. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  5. 41

    Man, I miss Velvetta. What an recipe for a camping trip.
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  6. 42

    That looks so fabulous! I want some now 🙂
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  7. 43

    I haven’t had Velveeta in forever but this looks SO good!
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  8. 44

    I’ll be trying this on our camping trip this coming up week!
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  9. 45

    I love cooking with foil on the grill… no clean-up!
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  10. 46

    Gosh… I love Velveeta. We’ll have to try these packets.
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  11. 47

    Love this idea and they look great!
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  12. 48

    This looks delicious.
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  13. 49

    Looks delicious! I am going to try this recipe

  14. 50

    Delish! We like to make a little campfire in the evenings to sit around. The smoke keeps the mosquitoes away.
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  15. 51
    Ashley Morrissey says:

    Yummy! I’d love to try this!!

  16. 52

    I read a really interesting book called Pandora’s Lunch box that discusses how Velveeta came to be.

  17. 53

    That would be such a tasty accompaniment to watching a breathtaking sunset outside while camping! I like to make a spinach and mushroom casserole dish with Velveeta.
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  18. 54

    Fantastic! We hope to do some camping this summer so I will have to remember this recipe!
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  19. 55

    That looks SO GOOD. I love Velveeta!!
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  20. 56
    marissa lee says:

    this is a good ideal.i will be doing this on our next camp fire…thank you for sharing.

  21. 57

    That looks really good!
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  22. 58
    Rachael says:

    THese are a great idea for this summer. My kids love campfire cooking!

  23. 59

    Oooh this is great for our summer bbqs too!
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  24. 60
    Richard Hicks says:

    This is a great idea for going camping. Will give it a try next outing!

  25. 61

    I love this idea and will be trying it the next time we have a camp fire!
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  26. 62

    We love Velveeta! And, this looks really good.
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  27. 63

    sounds delicious and looks it too
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  28. 64

    Little packets of yumminess!
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  29. 65

    We make little hobo dinners in the summer that are sort of like this! Love them.
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  30. 66

    Oh wow, this is perfect for our weekends at the river! We could put these together ahead of time and keep them in the refrigerator for a couple hours then throw them on the grill in the evening. Looks delicious!
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  31. 67
    courtne b says:

    we use velveeta for everything! thanks for sharing!!

  32. 68

    this sounds so good!!! Not going camping anytime soon but will definitely try this on our grill.
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  33. 69

    Velveeta is the best! My mom always made a broccoli casserole with it.
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  34. 70
    Janet W. says:

    What a delicious recipe!! My family would love it!

  35. 71

    This looks delish!
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  36. 72

    Our favorite is the Velveeta shells and cheese.
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  37. 73

    This looks great! We love making foil packets.

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