Our Favorite Camping Recipes

Our Favorite Camping Recipes

Campfire Meals

In a past blog post we mentioned that there are two things we cannot live without on a camping trip; 1.) good quality sleep, and 2.) a good cup of coffee! Those are non negotiable. A close third, that we could live without but choose not to whenever we can, is a delicious campfire meal. If you feel the same way or are just looking for some camping recipe ideas for your next camping trip, this list is for you!

The list below contains our top 10 favorite camping meals. These are not our recipes, these are recipes we have found throughout our years of camping and we thought they were delicious enough to share with you! If you have tried any of these or have other great recipes you'd like to share with us, let us know in the comment section!

Our Favorite Recipes

 1. Campfire Nachos

Nachos are one of our favorite appetizers, we love them so much that we typically order them as our main course! So, it is only natural that nachos would be our favorite camping recipe as well. We have tried several different recipes, but this one from Fresh Off The Grid is by far the best. Click here to view their recipe!

Photo by Fresh Off The Grid

2. Hasselback Potatoes With Parmesan and Roasted Garlic

This sounds like something you would order off the menu at a restaurant, and it tastes like it too! This recipe from Onion Rings and Things is the perfect side dish, midday snack, or even full meal if you love potatoes. These potatoes are so amazing, we even make it at home! Get the recipe here!

Photo by Onion Rings and Things

3. Grilled Pineapple Chicken Foil Packets

Any recipe that can be cooked in a foil packet is a win for us. It's quick and easy, plus clean up is a breeze! This recipe in particular, from Creme De La Crumb, is our summertime favorite. With ingredients like chicken, pineapple, peppers, onions, and as much sweet and savory teriyaki sauce as you want, it is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Get the full recipe here!

Photo by Creme De La Crumb

4. Campfire Spinach Dip

Spinach dip is something we could eat everyday, and it is a real treat to have on a camping trip! This recipe, from Twin Dragonfly Designs, is both easy and mouth watering. All you need for a delicious snack or light lunch in just minutes, is sour cream, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, Spinach and sliced French bread. Click here for the full recipe!

Photo by Twin Dragonfly Designs

5. Dutch Oven Cinnamon Nut Pull-Aparts

This recipe from Tried and Tasty has become a household favorite for us! During our camping trips, we make it for breakfast, brunch, and even dessert. It is a good idea to pack enough ingredients for two batches, because they will go quick! Get the recipe here!

Photo by Tried and Tasty

6. Grilled Chicken and Veggie Skewers

Another amazing recipe from Fresh Off The Grid. If we are being honest, we haven't tried a recipe from them that we didn't like! This recipe makes the perfect camping dinner, and we particularly love the marinade! Chop up all the veggies and assemble the skewers before you go camping to make it even easier on yourself. Click here for the recipe!

Photo by Fresh Off The Grid

7. Campfire Hash

This recipe, by Taste of Home, is the best hearty meal to enjoy after a full day of outdoor activities. We love it because of how easy it is to make over the fire, and it is a great starter dish. Each time you make it, you add to or change the recipe up a bit to keep it interesting! Click here to view the recipe!


Photo by Taste of Home

8. Camp Chili and Cornbread

There is nothing better than a hot bowl of chili on chilly evening! Our favorite part of this Honestly Yum recipe is that it’s all done in one Dutch Oven over the campfire. The cornbread even bakes right on top of the chili! Click here for the full recipe. 

Photo by Honestly Yum

9. Foil Pack French Dip Sandwiches

Another crowd pleaser! Sandwiches are a popular camping meal, but this recipe from Chelsea's Messy Apron takes sandwiches to the next level! You can make the sandwiches beforehand for an even easier campfire meal. Just pack the foil-wrapped sandwiches in a big ziplock bag and store in the cooler until you are ready to cook! Get the recipe here!

Photo by Chelsea's Messy Apron

10. Campfire Pizza

Pizza is always a great choice, especially if you have picky eaters. With this recipe from The Kitchen Magpie, you can now make the perfect pizza while camping! All you need is pizza dough, pizza sauce, toppings, and a cast iron skillet! Click here for the recipe!

Photo by The Kitchen Magpie


And there you have it, all our favorite, go-to camping recipes! We hope this post helped you decide what to make on your next camping trip!

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