Are you ready to create some delicious and easy meals for your next camping adventure? Whether it’s hot dogs roasted over a campfire, grilled burgers on an open-flame grill, or something a bit more unique like Dutch oven lasagna or whipped-cream cake in foil packets – there are so many ways to make delicious camping food. In this blog post, we’re going to explore some simple yet tasty recipes that will make your friends and family happy while enjoying the outdoors. So grab your ingredients and fire up the camp stove; let’s get cooking some amazing camping recipes!
This chili recipe is perfect for a cold night in the backcountry. Start by browning some ground beef over your campfire, then add a can of diced tomatoes, a can of kidney beans, and chili powder to taste. Simmer for 15-20 minutes and enjoy with crackers or cornbread.
Dutch Oven Potatoes
A dutch oven is handy for making delicious potatoes when you’re camping. Start by cutting potatoes into cubes and adding them to a preheated dutch oven with butter, spices (garlic powder, onion powder, paprika), salt & pepper. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and serve with your favorite condiments like ketchup or mayo!
S’mores Granola Bars
Need a quick snack while camping? These s’mores granola bars come together in minutes and are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Start by mixing oats, peanut butter, honey, and dried cranberries in a bowl. Then press the mixture into a parchment-lined 8×8 pan and bake for 25 minutes at 350F. Once cooled, top with melted chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs for a delicious treat!
Grilled Veggie Kabobs
This is an easy way to get your veggies while camping! Simply skewer pieces of vegetables like bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes onto metal or wooden skewers. Grill over medium heat until veggies are tender (about 10 minutes), then enjoy with your favorite sauces.
These campfire cones make for a fun and unique dessert! Start by filling an ice cream cone with your favorite candy like Reese’s Pieces, M&Ms, or even marshmallows. Wrap the cone in tin foil and place it in the coals of a campfire for 5-7 minutes until everything is melted together. Carefully remove from the fire and enjoy your gooey treat!
Foil Packet Fish
This is an easy-to-make recipe for the fish lovers in your group. Start by layering a piece of fish (like salmon or trout) onto a sheet of tin foil. Top with diced vegetables like squash, bell peppers, and onions, along with butter, lemon juice, and seasonings of your choice. Wrap the tin foil around everything and place on hot coals for 10 minutes until cooked through. Enjoy this delicious meal right out of the foil packet!
This delicious side dish can be cooked right on your campfire grate! Start by wrapping a few pieces of bacon around each asparagus spear. Place the spears on the grate over medium heat and cook for 15 minutes, flipping every five minutes or so until the bacon is nice and crispy. Enjoy this easy meal with your favorite condiments like ranch or honey mustard.
You don’t need an oven to make nachos when you’re camping – all you need is a skillet! Start by layering tortilla chips in a cast iron skillet, then top them with cheese, diced tomatoes, black beans, jalapeños, and spices. Place the skillet on the grill over medium heat and cook for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Top with your favorite toppings like sour cream, guacamole, and salsa, and enjoy!
These banana boats are a fun and tasty dessert for the campers in your group. Start by slicing a banana in half lengthwise and adding small pieces of chocolate (chopped almonds, marshmallows, or even peanut butter chips). Wrap each boat in tin foil and place them on hot coals for 5 minutes until the chocolate is melted. Carefully remove it from the fire, let it cool, then enjoy this yummy treat!
Pizza is a favorite, even when you’re camping! Start by prepping your dough (you can use store-bought or make your own). Place it on the grill over medium heat and cook for 2 minutes to get a nice crispy crust. Top with sauce, cheese, and any other toppings you like, and cook for another 7-10 minutes until everything is melted together. Enjoy this delicious meal at your campsite!
These quesadillas are easy to make and so delicious! Start by layering tortillas with cheese, diced peppers, onions, and black beans. Grill over medium heat for 5 minutes per side until everything is cooked through. Enjoy these cheesy treats with your favorite salsa, guacamole, or sour cream!
Grilled Fruits & Veggies
Grilling fruits and vegetables is the perfect way to get all of your nutrients while camping! Start by prepping your veggies – you can use any kind like bell peppers, squash, mushrooms, onions, etc. Skewer them onto metal or wooden skewers and season them with the oil and spices of your choice. Grill over medium heat for 10-12 minutes, flipping every few minutes until everything is cooked through. Enjoy these delicious grilled veggies as a side dish or top them with cheese for a main meal!
This fun and the kid-friendly recipe will be a hit at your campfire! Start by melting chocolate chips in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Once melted, add marshmallows and stir to combine. Place the skillet directly on the campfire grate and cook for 5 minutes or until the marshmallows are golden brown. Serve with graham crackers or fruit slices and enjoy this gooey treat!
Make sure you have enough of this hearty chili to feed all your camping buddies! Start by browning ground beef in a large pot. Once the beef is cooked through, add diced tomatoes and your favorite chili spices (cumin, smoked paprika, and chili powder). Simmer for 20 minutes or until everything is combined and heated through. Serve with cornbread or tortilla chips for a delicious meal at the campsite!