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17 Easy Camping Food Recipes

When you are out camping, hiking, and backpacking you have a lot of things on your plate. Sadly, gourmet food is usually not one of them. It can be down right impossible to pack enough food and gear to make delicious and varied meals, right? Wrong! With the right know-how you can make amazing food without a lot of gear or ingredients.

Easy camping food recipes.

Top Camp Cooking Tips

A camping stove is key: A quality camping stove is going to give you the ability to cook up all sorts of yummy food. Make sure you choose a good one like this highly rated one and learn how to use it before you head into the outdoors!

Prep before you go:  Make your life easier once you are at the campsite by doing some of the work ahead of time. Chop vegetables, pre-cut meat for kabobs, make your marinades and sauces. Cooking is so much easier if you do the prep work before you go.

Go with the tried and true: If you are new to camp cooking, set yourself up for success by choosing camp meals and cooking techniques that you already use at home. You won’t be able to order Uber Eats out in the wilderness if your recipes don’t work out. Luckily, most of the meals we’re sharing with you are easy enough to try on your next camping trip!

Don’t forget your Scouting skills!  Learn about how to pack a cooler properly, how to wash dishes at a campsite, and how to use all your equipment fore you go.

Camping Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast burritos wrapped in foil.

Mega Breakfast Burrito

This freezer Breakfast Burritos recipe makes massive burritos that are stuffed with eggs, cheese, bacon, crispy potatoes, guacamole, and my secret ingredient that makes them incredible!

 French toast foil packets.

Easy French Toast Foil Packet

Easy french toast foil packet with cinnamon, strawberry, and walnuts. This can be cooked in the oven, on a grill or even on the campfire!

Breakfast hash.

Blackstone Breakfast Hash

Use a cast-iron skillet, griddle, or Blackstone to make this amazing Breakfast hash! A little bit of this and a little bit of that to make an amazing breakfast!

Camping Main Dishes

Garlic potato foil packets.

Garlic Potato Foil Packets

Garlic Potato Foil Packets are an amazing side to any meal. Grilled up perfectly with onions, whole garlic cloves and fresh herbs, you will love every bite.

Cast iron beef stew.

Campfire Cast Iron Dutch Oven Beef Stew

Prepare this beef stew at home and then throw it on the campfire when you get there! This will simmer on the fire and make a hearty warm meal!

Campfire bacon wrapped hot dogs.

Campfire Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Campfire Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs are easy to make over a campfire. These delicious bacon wrapped hot dogs are a great addition to any camping.

Camping Snacks

Campfire nachos.

Campfire Nachos

This Campfire Nachos Recipe makes for the crunchiest, cheesiest, and most delicious nachos around a campfire that you’ll ever have!

S’mores snack mix.

S’mores Snack Mix

This S’mores Snack Mix is the perfect no bake treat for camping in the summer. This treat is simple to make and only requires 5 ingredients.

Mexican pizza on the grill.

Mexican Pizza on the Grill

 Making a Mexican Pizza on the grill may not be something you think of while camping, but it’s super fun and different!

Cesar pasta salad.

Caesar Pasta Salad

This Caesar pasta salad makes a wonderful summer dish that the whole family will always enjoy. It has all the creamy goodness of the Caesar dressing, but to make it more filling just add delicious pasta!

Shrimp Foil Packets

Easy recipe lovers this one is for you. We have make-ahead Shrimp Foil Packs full of juicy shrimps, quick cook veggies and everyday spices. Bonus is that they require minimal prep and no cleanup. Suitable for Gluten-Free, Keto, Paleo and Low Carb diets. Weight Watchers points included in the post.

Shrimp foil packets.

Shrimp Boil Foil Wrap

Use aluminum foil to create a steam packet full of shrimp and sausage with a cajun flair that can be grilled to perfection for an easy shrimp boil.

Grilled chicken kebabs.

Pinchos Puerto Rican Marinated Grilled Chicken Kebabs

 Quick and easy to make, you will love this flavorful Pinchos Puerto Rican Marinated Grilled Chicken Kebabs recipe. It’s low carb, gluten-free and AIP-friendly. It’s a cinch to make for your summer grilled menu

Camping Desserts

Campfire cone with banana, chocolate and strawberries.

Campfire Cones

Campfire Cones are a great alternative to the messy s’mores and the perfect camping recipe!

What are your favorite camping recipes? Share them in the comments!

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