Camp Recipe: Pineapple, Ham & Sweet Potato Foil Packet

June 11, 2013 in Main Dishes by amylaree

Summer is the perfect time to work a little Hawaiian flavor into your meal – even when you’re camping. This foil packet recipe one-ups the standard Hawaiian ham & pineapple combo by working in sweet potatoes, bell peppers and some spicy red pepper flakes to balance out the flavors and fill up your belly.

Without a doubt, this ranks in my top 5 favorite camp recipes we’ve done for Marking My Territory. Try it out and let us know what you think!

Camp Recipe: Pineapple, Ham and Sweet Potato Foil Packet

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 1 Foil Packet

Camp Recipe: Pineapple, Ham and Sweet Potato Foil Packet

Pineapple, Ham & Sweet Potato Foil Packet


  • 4 oz. Ham, cut in 1" cubes
  • 2 Slices of Pineapple, canned, juice reserved
  • 1/2 Large Sweet potato, diced into 1" cubes
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper, sliced
  • 1 Tbs Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbs Reserved Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Tbs Butter
  • Red Pepper Flakes, to taste


  1. Make a large double-layer of foil. Spray with non-stick cooking spray to keep things from sticking.
  2. Place the potato chunks on the foil.
  3. Layer ham, red bell peppers and pineapple on top of sweet potatoes.
  4. Place butter on top of ingredients. Sprinkle brown sugar over everything and top with pineapple juice. Sprinkle red pepper flakes to your desired spice level.
  5. Wrap and seal the aluminum foil. Leave room in the packet to allow air to flow through as it cooks.
  6. Cook on hot coals for 20 minutes, flip about half-way through. Cook until potatoes have softened.
  7. Open with caution – there will be lots of steam.
  8. Dish out and enjoy!