23 Easy Camping Recipes To Fuel Your Adventures

Enjoying meals together around a campfire is one of the best parts of camping. These camping recipes go beyond just eating food out of a can but, at the same time, are not complicated to make.

With such easy prep, these camping meals won’t take time away from all your adventures and time better spent making memories with your family or friends.

These camping meals are simple to throw together, whether you doing campfire cooking or cooking in an RV kitchen.

Below you’ll find delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as easy snacks and mouthwatering desserts.

Best Camping Recipes


1. Campfire Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe from Adventures of Mel

What better way to start your morning than enjoying gooey cinnamon rolls together at your campsite?

Cinnamon rolls are a favorite among kids and adults, so it’s a breakfast the entire family will enjoy.

It’s best to prepare these cinnamon rolls ahead of time and cook them at your campsite using a dutch oven or a pie iron.

2. Make Ahead Burritos

Recipe from The Spicy Apron

Loaded with sausage, egg, cheese, and tater tots, this is a filling breakfast that’ll fuel all your camping activities. Make a big batch of these before your camping trip and freeze them, then reheat them at the campsite.

You’ll be full for hours, which is perfect if you’re out enjoying a hike or other camping activity.

3. French Toast Sticks

Recipe from Fresh Off The Grid

Enjoy all the goodness of french toast in a portable stick version. This quick 15-minute breakfast is kid-friendly and straightforward to make.

Dunk the sticks in syrup or sprinkle them with powdered sugar and enjoy them with fresh berries. Whichever way you eat them, whether it be on the go or sitting down, these are guaranteed to be a hit with your family and friends.

4. Foil Packet Breakfast Casserole

Recipe from Homemade Heather

This breakfast casserole recipe, packed with protein from eggs and Italian sausage, will guarantee you won’t be hungry until lunchtime. The easiest way to prepare this is to prep all the ingredients at home and dump them in a freezer bag.

They are also filled with other tasty ingredients like bell pepper, cheese, hashbrowns, and more.


5. Philly Cheesesteak Foil Packets

Recipe from Seeking The RV Life

A creative take on Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, this foil-pack lunch is hearty thanks to the addition of potatoes.

These make filling lunches; you can also serve them with eggs for breakfast.

6. No-cook Southwest Salad

Recipe from Camping For Foodies

If you’re looking for a yummy vegetarian lunch that everyone will love, this southwest salad will become everyone’s new favorite dish.

Make this salad before you leave the house to go camping or easily make it at your campsite. It’s a wonderful, inexpensive meatless option that’s filled with veggies.

7. Cheesy Camping Hot Dogs

Recipe from Tasty

Just when you thought hot dogs fresh off the grill couldn’t get any better, this recipe proved every camper wrong.

Hot dogs are wrapped in cheese and pizza dough and then grilled to golden perfection. Serve them with your favorite hot dog toppings for a crowd-pleasing favorite.

8. Hawaiin Roll Cooler Sandwiches

Recipe from Easy Peasy Pleasy

Making sandwiches for many people can be time-consuming. This sandwich hack uses Hawaiin rolls and is an easy way to make many sandwiches in half the time.

Easily store the sandwiches in the Hawaiin roll packaging and label the bag with the type of sandwiches inside.

Camping Dinner Recipes

9. Campfire Grilled Nachos

Recipe from Let’s Camp S’more

You’re missing out if you haven’t tried nachos cooked on the grill.

This is one of the best recipes for a group because everyone can pick their toppings and customize their plate to their taste.

10. Garlic Butter Steak & Potato Foil Packets

Recipe from Savory Nothings

Foil packet recipes are a must when camping because they are foolproof, and you won’t have a bunch of dishes to clean up after dinner.

Cooked in butter and fresh garlic, this steak and potatoes meal will become your new camping staple.

11. One Pot Spaghetti

Recipe from Camping For Foodies

Another dinner with easy cleanup is this spaghetti recipe that only uses one pot. Five minutes is all the time you need to prep this easy dish.

This flavorful dinner, made with Italian sausage, fresh parmesan, and basil, will become your new go-to camping recipe.

12. Campfire Pizza

Recipe from The Kitchen Magpie

Cooking pizza over a campfire can be tricky, but this recipe shares a secret to getting a perfectly cooked pizza every time.

This pizza recipe is a breeze to make because it uses premade pizza dough, which is a time saver.

13. Grilled Shrimp Foil Packs

Recipe from Delish

Inspired by a shrimp boil, this shrimp foil pack recipe will leave your belly happy. Shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes, and other ingredients taste amazing on the grill, so why not try this recipe?

Shrimp foil packets maybe be a recipe that you will want to enjoy at home too, not just while camping.

Dessert Recipes

14. Campfire S’Mores Nachos

Recipe from Let’s Camp S’more

Combining two loved food items, nachos and s’mores, results in the best campfire dessert you’ll ever try.

Large pieces of graham crackers are topped with chocolate and marshmallows and cooked over the grill. Eat them with your hands like you would regular nachos.

That is a great option not only for those who love s’mores but for little ones that are too young to roast marshmallows over an open flame.

15. Red Velvet Brownies in a Jar

Recipe from Everyday Gifter

Bursting with red velvet flavor and filled with white chocolate chips, everyone will chow down on these brownies.

This recipe uses a boxed cake mix to cut down on ingredients and save time, making it budget-friendly and easy to make.

16. Campfire Cherry Hand Pies

Recipe from The Kitchen Magpie

Once you try some warm cherry pie straight off the grill, you’ll never want to eat pie any other way.

Best of all, you only need three ingredients to make this tasty treat. While you can make your own pie dough crust, it’s much easier to buy and premade crust.

17. Apple Crisp Skillet

Recipe from Fresh Off The Grid

Comfort food and camping go together perfectly, and this apple crisp cooked in a cast iron skillet is no exception. Fresh apples are the star of this dish, and they go so well with brown sugar, granola, and cinnamon.

Enjoy this Apple Crisp Skillet alone, or serve it with vanilla ice cream for an unforgettable dessert you can make with little effort.


18. Fruit & Cracker Pizza

Recipe from Sunshine & Hurricanes

Even kids will enjoy this snack of crackers topped with cream cheese and fruit.

A fun way of serving these would be to let everyone make their fruit pizza. Have a platter of fruit along with a plate of crackers spread with cream cheese, and then everyone can add their favorite fruit to the crackers.

19. Homemade Granola Bars

Recipe from Love & Lemons

Not only are these granola bars more nutritious than store-bought ones, but they taste better too.

Made with ingredients like nut butter, honey, chocolate chips, and rolled oats, no one will know these granola bars are much healthier than the ones you buy at the grocery store.

20. Cowboy Caviar

Recipe from Spend With Pennies

If you’re unfamiliar with Cowboy Caviar, it’s a yummy dip that is perfect for the summertime.

It features fresh ingredients like corn, avocado, cilantro, bell pepper, beans, chopped tomatoes, and more. Scoop this dip up with some tortilla chips for a quick snack.

21. S’Mores Snack Mix

Recipe from Kathryn’s Kitchen Blog

S’mores in any form never disappoint, and this snack mix is a testament to that. It couldn’t be simpler because it’s a no-bake recipe with only three ingredients.

Fair warning, though, once you have a handful of this S’mores snack mix, it’s hard to stop eating it because it’s so delectable.

Dog Camping Recipes

This list includes dog-friendly recipes since many people bring their dogs camping.

So when packing all your dog essentials for your camping trip, don’t forget to throw in some fantastic homemade dog treats.

22. Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Recipe from The Cookie Rookie

Your dog will be begging for one of these crunchy peanut butter-flavored biscuits. It’s best to store these in a cooler so the peanut butter frosting doesn’t melt.

23. Frozen Strawberry Banana Dog Treats

Recipe from Three Olives Branch

Your dog deserves a cold treat after all their camping adventures. These frozen strawberry and banana dog treats will cool your dog down in warm weather.

Your dog will go crazy for these treats made with whole ingredients like Greek yogurt and honey.

In Closing

Now you have many meal ideas to make on your next camping trip. Camping food doesn’t have to be bland, as this list shows. Don’t forget to prep ingredients and recipes ahead so you can spend less time cooking and more time having fun on your vacation.

Enjoying some great recipes together will ensure everyone will be happy campers.

This article was produced by Savoteur.


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