Some people absolutely love camping. Others… well, they could live without it. Usually, those people end up finding each other, pairing up, and then inevitably disagree on what kind of vacation to go on together. These Breakfast Foil Packets exist to provide some common ground for such a scenario, with the melty, cheesy potatoes made at home to please the homebody in the relationship, all wrapped up in a little foil packet, offering the campfire vibes the outdoorsy one craves. The resulting combination provides satisfaction for both parties involved, buying you some time to solve any travel dilemma that comes your way. We may not be able to help solve all your problems, but we’re certain these Breakfast Foil Packets will please everyone, no matter their destination preference!


  • 1 (30-ounce) package frozen shredded hash browns
  • 1 1/2 cups smoked ham, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2 –Cut six sheets of heavy-duty foil about 12-16 inches long, then lightly coat them with nonstick spray.

Step 3 –In a large bowl, add the hash browns, the ham, the olive oil, the salt, and the pepper and stir to combine.

Step 4 –Equally divide the hash brown mixture, placing it in the center of each of the prepared foil sheets.

Step 5 –Sprinkle the hash brown mixture with the cheese.

Step 6 –Fold up all four sides of the foil packets over the hash brown mixture to cover and seal completely.

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Step 7 –Place the foil packets on a baking sheet and bake until the cheese has melted and the hash browns are heated through, about 20-25 minutes.

Step 8 –Carefully uncover the foil and serve the hash brown mixture garnished with the chives.