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.
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
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!
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!
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 are an amazing side to any meal. Grilled up perfectly with onions, whole garlic cloves and fresh herbs, you will love every bite.
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 are easy to make over a campfire. These delicious bacon wrapped hot dogs are a great addition to any camping.
This Campfire Nachos Recipe makes for the crunchiest, cheesiest, and most delicious nachos around a campfire that you’ll ever have!
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.
Making a Mexican Pizza on the grill may not be something you think of while camping, but it’s super fun and different!
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!
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.
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.
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
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!