Campfire Recipe: Potato Stuffed Sausage Boats

I know, you are always asking what do you do with leftover mashed potatoes.  Well, one choice is the recipe below.  What if you do not have any?  You can use frozen or instant potatoes.  If “white” potatoes are not your thing, consider making this recipe with sweet potatoes.  Substitute honey or maple syrup for the mustard.  While the cheese will work, think about topping the dish with marshmallows, cinnamon butter and/or cinnamon sugar. 

Campfire Recipe:  Potato Stuffed Sausage Boats


Spray or liquid oil

1 package of Kielbasa

1 box of instant mashed potatoes or 4 large servings of refrigerator mashed potatoes or homemade

2 Tablespoons of minced scallions

2 teaspoons of prepared mustard

8 ounces of Cheddar cheese

Black pepper to taste


  1. Assemble fire to prepare the coals.
  2. Grease a 10 inch Dutch oven with spray or liquid oil.
  3. Cut kielbasa in four pieces.
  4. Cut the pieces in half long ways making sure to keep the two pieces together.
  5. Place the sausage in the prepared 10 inch Dutch oven so that the cut side is up.
  6. In a bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, type your choice, with the scallions, mustard, and black pepper.  Mix.
  7. Fill each sausage with the potato mixture.
  8. Put lid on and move the 10 inch Dutch oven to a heat resistant surface.
  9. Arrange 10 coals in a circle on the heat resistant surface.
  10. Place 10 inch Dutch oven on the coals and top the lid with 22 prepared coals. 
  11. Cook for 20 minutes.
  12. While the sausage is cooking, grate the Cheddar cheese and set aside.
  13. Once the 20 minute mark has been reached, remove the lid and sprinkle with cheese.
  14. Place the lid back on and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes or until the cheese melts.
  15. After that time period has passed, knock off the coals from the lid and remove the Dutch oven from the circle of coals.
  16. Serve.

As wonderful as this dish is, there are a few changes that you can make to turn this recipe into your own.  First to add more flavor to your potatoes, consider mixing in flavored sour cream or dip.  Top your stuffed sausage with crumbled bacon and/or fresh herbs of your choice.  Finally, change the flavor of the cheese and/or add more cheese than is called for.