25 Easy Camping Recipes Ready for the Campfire
One of the best parts about camping outdoors is the food! Of course, cooking is no joke without all the kitchen appliances and tools you are typically used to. However, with a few no-chill ingredients and the right recipe, you will be on your way to whipping up delicious dishes in no time at all. Here are the best of the best:
1. Sausage and Peppers
It doesn’t get easier than this recipe. With just sausage, peppers, onions, and seasoning, you have a full-blown meal on your hands. Cook this over the campfire for a few minutes and you can get to eating. It’s perfect for hungry campers.
2. French Toast Loaf
It doesn’t get any better than French toast for breakfast. In this camping version, the egg-milk mix is doused over a full loaf of sliced bread. And, instead of an oven, you wrap up the bread up and toast it on the grill.
3. Campfire Pizza
Miss pizza on your camping trips? Well, suffer no longer! Hollowed out bread loaf halves serve as the pizza base. Toss it with pizza sauce, mozzarella, and veggies of your choosing. When the cheese is gooey, the pizza is ready to eat.
4. Burgers and Fries
If you can’t be bothered with washing up on your camping trip, this is the recipe for you. Premade burgers and frozen fries are placed in a single foil pack and cooked over the campfire. Your campfire staple is now just minutes away.
5. Surf n Turf
Another recipe where the all-in-one approach helps you get dinner done faster. Toss in steak cubes, shrimp, corn, and other veggies in foil packs. Then, season as you would like and your variety meal will be cooked in minutes.
6. Oktober Feast
Don’t want to wait for Oktoberfest? No problem! Pack kielbasa sausage, sauerkraut, and apple in foil. Then, pour the secret ingredient – beer – on top for added flavor. Cook the sealed packets for around 15 minutes and you are all good to go.
7. S’mores Dip
S’mores are a camping mainstay. However, trying to get your marshmallows perfectly gooey and your chocolate well-melted can be a tricky task. This recipe, though, calls for you to simply throw in your marshmallows and chocolate into a foil wrap and grill. Then, dig in with graham crackers!
8. Chicken Nachos Pack
Nachos on a camping trip? You better believe it! The tortilla chips are topped up with grilled chicken, cheese, beans, and whatever else you would like. After this, it is just a matter of waiting until the cheese has melted. Add guacamole and sour cream for extra punch.
9. Spicy Tangy Chicken Kebabs
If you are looking for a mix of flavor, then these chicken kebabs are just the thing for you. The pineapple and habanero add a sweet and spicy kick, while the barbecue sauce traps in the smoky flavor of the grilled chicken. It’s absolute perfection.
10. Foil Pack Paella
Who says you can’t get fancy on a camping trip? All that this delicious recipe needs is some Spanish rice, broth, and your choice of meat and veggies. Combine these together and you have a flavorful side, ready in minutes.
11. Spicy Veggies
In case you want to turn up the heat on your vegetables, then this recipe offers you a great way to do it. All you have to do is season your favorite, easy-cook veggies with red pepper flakes, paprika, and other seasonings. Then, wrap it up in foil and let the campfire work its magic.
12. Campfire Potatoes
Ah, potatoes, the most versatile of all veggies. You can take things up a notch with your campfire potatoes by throwing in some herbs, mozzarella, and parmesan. You will then have a mound of warm, cheesy, flavorful potatoes for lunch or dinner.
13. Grilled Salmon
Grilled salmon works as a classy, healthy, and tasty dish. Best of all, it can be made over a campfire. Just throw in some hoisin sauce and seasonings to taste and grill in foil packets. Want a quick and easy side? Then toss in some cauliflower florets for a more well-balanced meal.
14. Salsa Chicken and Rice
Camping makes everyone hungry which is what makes this recipe a good pick. Layer chicken and salsa on top of soaked instant rice and grill. Yes, this is all that you need to do to have a meal with its very own side.
15. Pineapple and Black Bean Fajitas
Just imagine if you could make a meal almost only out of canned food? Well, with this recipe, it is completely possible. Black beans, pineapple, and tortillas are the stars of the shore. You can season them as you please and have a meal put together in less than half an hour.
16. Breakfast Bowl
If you are looking for a big, hearty breakfast, look no further. This recipe combines eggs, hash browns, ham, and cheese for a quick and filling breakfast, making your camping mornings much easier to manage.
17. Spicy Honey Wings
Chicken wings are a must for every occasion. This camping version combines soy sauce, sriracha, and honey for a perfect balance between sweet and spicy. What’s more, the wings can be grilled in half an hour.
18. Grilled Feta
Sure, you might be in the great outdoors but an appetizer is still appreciated. In this case, you can grill feta cheese with honey and chilies. Dig in with warm, crusty bread for a pre-meal snack.
19. Walking Tacos
Hiking is hard and hungry work so naturally, you are going to need a snack for the road. Well, walking tacos simply involves crushed tacos in its bag loaded up with your favorite toppings, and a sauce of your liking.
20. Spinach Dip in Foil
Spinach dip is a party favorite and you can now enjoy it while camping too. Pre-combine spinach, cream cheese, cheese, and sour cream. Once you are at your campsite, grill to perfection and enjoy with bread.
21. Campfire Mac n Cheese
Comfort food in the wilderness. All you have to do is boil the macaroni, place it in an aluminum pie tin, cover with milk and cheese, seal in foil, and place over the campfire. In just minutes, you will be feasting on your favorite meal.
22. Campfire Hotdogs
This kid-friendly meal is super easy to make. Just wrap your hot dogs in crescent roll dough, and skewer it on a stick. After this, roast it over the campfire until it is ready.
23. Cinnamon Apples
Want a healthy treat or snack? Then this recipe will do the trick. Just toss sliced apples with brown sugar and cinnamon. Wrap this up in foil and grill!
24. Breakfast Burger
This recipe combines a burger, eggs, and cheese nestled between an English muffin. Make the ingredients separately, assemble, and then grill together until the cheese is melted.
25. Peanut Butter Cones
Stuff marshmallows, Reese’s candy, and peanut butter into an ice cream cone. Wrap it up in foil until all the ingredients are melted. Enjoy!
These are the top recipes to enjoy while you are on your camping trip. They are easy to make, flavorful, and ensure that you stay well fed during your adventures.
About the Author
Ahoy there! The name’s Kevin Smith, the proprietor of this little travel and outdoors blog. The outdoors has always been a passion of mine since I was a kid as my parents were avid campers themselves. They taught me everything I know when it comes to camping, hiking etc. and I would like to do my part by imparting my know-how to like-minded individuals who enjoy the same hobby as me. I started this website in the hopes of helping other people when it comes to answering questions, giving tips and recommendations focusing on the camping niche. Along with some close friends of mine, we are here to help you make the most out of your outdoor experience. Enjoy your stay and enjoy the wild side!