50+ Memorial Day Camping Recipes For Your Holiday Menu

Holiday travel requires a few extra camping tips!

You don’t have to settle for the old hot dogs, beans and potato salad recipes for your Memorial Day weekend camping menu. 

No matter your cooking preference … Dutch ovens, campfire, grill, camp stove, RV stove/oven etc … we have recipes that the whole family will enjoy! Psst we’re compensated…see our disclosures.

50+ Memorial Day Camping Recipes for the Campsite or Backyard - Memorial Day menu recipes - Camping For Foodies

Memorial Day Menu Recipes For Campsites Or Backyards

Because we all have our favorite cooking methods, we have organized these Memorial Day camping recipes this way:

  • Dutch oven Memorial Day Menu Recipes (my personal favorite )
  • Campfire Or Grill Memorial Day Menu Recipes (my husband’s specialty )
  • Propane Cooktop Memorial Day Menu Recipes (super handy if you are camping with fire restrictions )
  • No-Cook Memorial Day Menu Recipes (salads are just the beginning )
  • Camping Smores Memorial Day Menu Recipes (toast them, don’t burn them )
  • Camping Cocktails Memorial Day Menu Recipes (cheers )

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Dutch Oven Memorial Day Menu Recipes


Who said you can’t have pizza for breakfast?

The kids and adults will love this Dutch Oven Breakfast Pizza Camping Recipe!

It is a fun camping recipe that is savory, filling and totally yummy!

Easy Dutch Oven Breakfast Pizza Camping Recipe which is one of our favorite CampingForFoodies one pot Dutch oven camping recipes for outdoor cooking with campfires and charcoal briquettes and is one of our favorite Memorial Day camping recipes

Camp Chef Dutch Oven Lid Lifter is great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesCamp Chef Dutch Oven Lid LifterCamp Chef Dutch Oven Lid Lifter is great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesDon’t forget to pack your Lid Lifter if you will be using your Dutch oven for cooking your Memorial Day camping recipes.

 

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Chicken is such an affordable protein when it comes to cooking for a family.

This Easy Campfire Dutch Oven Dijon Mustard Sauce Chicken Recipe makes a creamy mustard sauce that is OFF THE CHARTS and it is super simple too!

Simple, Easy And Creamy Cast Iron Campfire Dutch Oven Dijon Mustard Sauce Chicken Recipe by CampingForFoodies is one of our favorite Memorial Day camping recipes


Disposable Foil Dutch Oven Liner is great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesDisposable Foil Dutch Oven LinersDisposable Foil Dutch Oven Liner is great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesIf your camping Memorial Day weekend plans include lots of activities, you may want to minimize the amount of time required for meal cleanup.

Using Disposable Foil Dutch Oven Liners makes cleaning almost effortless!

 

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If you can’t even think about Memorial Day camping recipes without thinking about a sweet ending to your meal … try this Upper Crust Apple Pie!

I always make it for our Thanksgiving camping trips … but, it is a real crowd-pleaser all year long!

Upper Crust Apple Pie, Perfect for making in a Dutch Oven, Camp Oven or RV Oven by CampingForFoodies is one of our favorite Memorial Day camping recipes


Cast Iron Meat Rack/Trivet is great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesCast Iron Meat Rack/TrivetCast Iron Meat Rack/Trivet is great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesSome Dutch oven desserts are made directly in the oven and others can be made in a pan inside the oven … if you are using a pan inside the oven, you may want to raise the pan off from the bottom of the oven with a Cast Iron Trivet.

These are also helpful if you are roasting large cuts of meat that you want to prevent from scorching.

 

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Amazingly Delicious And Easy Dutch Oven Camping Recipes by CampingForFoodies

We have an entire post dedicated to Dutch oven campfire cooking with recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert!

You’ll find those recipes and more cooking tips in our Dutch oven camping recipes post.

 


Campfire Or Grill Memorial Day Menu Recipes

I really like doing “build your own” bars when I have picky eaters to feed on camping trips!

This Muffin Tin Eggs On The Campfire Recipe let’s each camper pick which ingredients they want in their breakfast!

Muffin Tin Eggs On The Campfire Recipe - The Perfect Camping Breakfast To Feed A Crowd by CampingForFoodies is one of our favorite Memorial Day camping recipes


Heat Resistant/Flame Retardant Gloves are great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesHeat Resistant/Flame Retardant GlovesHeat Resistant/Flame Retardant Gloves are great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesCampfire cooking can get hot and dangerous without the proper cooking gear.

Wearing Heat Resistant/Flame Retardant Gloves helps prevent accidental burns when handling hot cooking equipment at the campsite.

 

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Depending on the variety you use, the peak season for corn on the cob runs from May through September.

That is why it seems to be a food item that appears at every summer event!

Check out our Campfire Corn On The Cob: How To Grill Sweet Corn Over The Campfire post for tips on grilling this favorite summer food!

Grilled Sweet Corn with Basil Butter by CampingForFoodies is one of our favorite Memorial Day camping recipes

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How To Make Homemade Fire Starters Easy DIY Camping Project Using Dryer Lint And Cute Trivia Question Wrappers by CampingForFoodies

Need a little help starting your campfires? … AND … want to get rid of dryer lint? … AND … want a fun DIY project the kids will enjoy?

Find simple instructions in our How To Make Homemade Fire Starters Using Dryer Lint Easy DIY Camping Project post!

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All Natural Campfire Starter Pods are great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesAll Natural Campfire Starter PodsAll Natural Campfire Starter Pods are great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesMaybe you want a little extra help starting your campfires BUT you are not interested in a DIY project to make your own … These All Natural Campfire Starter Pods are made from wood shavings and food-grade wax and they come in a handy bucket!

 

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Normally, I love cooking at the campsite but every so often, I just say … cook for yourself!

That’s when I set up an ingredient bar and let each camper make their own meal like with this Campfire Hobo Stew Recipe In Foil Packets!

Ingredient bars are one of my favorite ways to easily feed large groups of people which is often the case with camping Memorial Day weekend events.

Hobo Stew Recipe For A Campfire That Cooks In Foil Packets by CampingForFoodies is one of our favorite Memorial Day camping recipes

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Extra-Long 22-Inch Locking Tongs are great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesExtra-Long 22-Inch Locking TongsExtra-Long 22-Inch Locking Tongs are great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesIf you don’t have a set of these Extra-Long 22-Inch Locking Tongs for cooking over campfires … you need to ask yourself why!

These things are awesome … total control and long enough to keep your hands from getting too close to the hot campfire!

 

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Propane Cooktop Memorial Day Menu Recipes

Talk about a totally fun and festive recipe to celebrate Memorial Day camping in the great outdoors!

These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Camping Pancakes make me feel like a kid again but you don’t have to be a kid to love them!

They are SO EASY because they start with “just add water” pancakes.

You might ask, how in the world could they possibly be yummy?!?

The secret is the “almost gourmet” sauce!

Don’t worry … it is simple to make but don’t tell anyone because they would never know you didn’t slave for hours making it! LOL

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Camping Stove Pancakes by CampingForFoodies is one of our favorite Memorial Day camping recipes

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Coleman Propane 3-Burner Camp Stove is great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesColeman Propane 3-Burner Camp StoveColeman Propane 3-Burner Camp Stove is great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesCamp stoves are great … especially when you are required to cook with propane in times of fire restrictions.

For most of us, camping includes grilling and campfires. 

Sadly, when rain has been scarce and the forest is dryer than laundry lint, the dreaded “No Campfires” and “No Charcoal” restrictions come out … ugh! 

I’ve been stuck with an “uncookable menu” in the past.

So, I have a list of camping recipes that require only a propane camp stove for preparation.

I’ve got you covered for your Memorial Day camping menu recipes! 

 

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Easy, Unique And Totally Delicious Camp Stove Recipes by CampingForFoodies. This is an image of a cast iron Dutch oven sitting on a propane gas stove on a table outside cooking at a campsite.

Amazing camp stove recipes you’ll want to make more than once!


This 6-ingredient Pastrami Reuben Sandwich Recipe is so simple and fast, you’ll have enough time to be part of the Memorial Day camping parade … assuming there is one where you will be camped for the holiday.Pastrami Reuben Sandwich Recipe by CampingForFoodies is one of our favorite Memorial Day camping recipes


Propane Refill Adapter is great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesPropane Refill AdapterPropane Refill Adapter is great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesIf you do lots of cooking with camp stoves that use 1-pound propane bottles, you may want to consider refilling them with a Propane Refill Adapter. Never used one before?

Don’t worry … we’ll show you how!

 

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How To Refill 1 lb Propane Cylinders, Tanks And Small Camping Propane Bottles - Camping For Foodies .com

It is safe, inexpensive and environmentally friendly to re-use 1 lb propane tanks.

If you have never done it, check out our How To Refill 1 lb Propane Cylinders, Tanks And “Disposable” Small Camping Propane Bottles post for step by step instructions with photos.

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This hearty Cast Iron Skillet Camp Chicken Recipe is so satisfying and even though it uses canned tomatoes, beans and corn, it is packed with fresh flavors from the fresh avocado and cilantro.

I’m guessing it will become one of your favorite camp recipes you enjoy all year long!

Cast Iron Skillet Camp Chicken Recipe Camp stove RV stove Campfire by CampingForFoodies is one of our favorite Memorial Day camping recipes

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Camp Chef Explorer 3X Three-Burner Stove is great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesCamp Chef Explorer 3X Three-Burner StoveCamp Chef Explorer 3X Three-Burner Stove is great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesIf your Memorial Day camping trip will consist of larger groups of people, you may need a larger camp stove than just a tabletop style.

This Camp Chef Explorer 3X Three-Burner Stove has a cooking area that measures 14-inches x 49-inches and a cooking height of 29-inches.

There are three 30,000 BTU cast-aluminum burners with a total output of 90,000 BTU/hr.

It even has removable legs for portability and you can adjust them if you are cooking on uneven ground.

 

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Camping With Fire Restrictions - Fire Restrictions Explained - Easy Tips - Propane Camping Stove Recipes - Approved Gear - Camping For Foodies .com

We have tons of helpful tips in our How To Camp When Camping Fire Restrictions Are Activated post. 

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No-Cook Memorial Day Menu Recipes

I love making cold, no-cook recipes when the weather is hot during our trips.

We live in Phoenix and have seen temperatures over 100 degrees for our Memorial Day camping trips!

Thankfully, that is not normal but when it does happen, I like to be prepared with a cold food menu.

This Easy No Cook Healthy Southwest Camping Salad Recipe makes a refreshing side dish and if you add a little protein (like cubed chicken from the deli), it becomes a satisfying main course.

Easy No Cook Healthy Southwest Camping Salad Recipe by CampingForFoodies is one of our simple optional make ahead camping recipes that is fast enough to make at the campsite and is a great cold side salad for summer camping, great vegetarian lunch or hearty camping dinner by adding a little protein and great for camping potluck side dishes too!

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Easy Find Lids Food Storage Containers are great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesEasy Find Lids Food Storage ContainersEasy Find Lids Food Storage Containers are great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesNo cook options can often be prepared in advance and kept refrigerated in Food Storage Containers until you are ready to eat.

One caution … Avoid soggy sides!

For salads, make sure you transport the dressing in a separate container and toss just before mealtime.

 

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How do you make a sandwich exciting? I mean, a couple of slices of bread and some lunchmeat from the deli is not what I call a meal!

This Basil And Prosciutto Sandwich Recipe is a great alternative and just as easy!

Basil And Prosciutto Sandwich Recipe - Camping For Foodies .com


Igloo Quick and Cool 150-Quart Cooler is great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesIgloo Quick and Cool 150-Quart CoolerIgloo Quick and Cool 150-Quart Cooler is great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesIf you are planning a mostly-cold menu for your Memorial Day camping trip, don’t underestimate the size of the cold storage you’ll need.

Many ingredients are “refrigerate after opening” and if your family does not eat the entire recipe in one sitting, you will need to store leftovers in a cooler or your RV refrigerator.

 

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The most refreshing dessert for warm weather camping is my Fresh Summer Fruit Tossed In Honey Mint Syrup!

I might be a little biased, but every time I serve this recipe, it gets rave reviews!

I like serving it as a side dish for main meals too!

Fresh Summer Fruit Tossed in Honey Mint Syrup from CampingForFoodies is one of our favorite Memorial Day camping recipes

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Microplane Classic Zester/Graters are great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesMicroplane Classic Zester/GraterMicroplane Classic Zester/Graters are great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesWant to know my secret weapon for getting a TON of flavor with very little effort?

It is ZEST!

If you don’t use the juice and zest of fresh citrus, you are missing out on a simple camping hack!

A Microplane Zester/Grater is lightweight and easy to carry with your other camp kitchen utensils.

It is awesome for grating hard cheeses, like Parmesan, too!

 

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Camping Smores Memorial Day Menu Recipes

S’mores are a MUST on the menu to kick off the summer camping season on a Memorial Day Weekend camping trip!

Check out all of our yummy recipes in our 10 Mouth-Watering Smore Variations post. #2 Just Might Change Your Life!

10 Campfire S'mores Recipes S'more Variations That Will Make Your Mouth Water by CampingForFoodies are some of our favorite Memorial Day camping recipes

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If you have not seen the coolest marshmallow roasting sticks, you need to check these out!

What Memorial Day camping marshmallow roasting event would be complete without the Telescoping Rotating Marshmallow Roasting Sticks, the Fishing Pole Campfire Roaster and the Reach N Roll Campfire Roasters!?!

Telescoping Marshmallow Sticks are great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesTelescoping Marshmallow SticksFishing Pole Campfire Roaster are great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesFishing Pole Campfire RoasterReach N Roll Campfire Roasters are great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesReach N Roll Campfire Roasters

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Camping Cocktails Memorial Day Menu Recipes

Camping cocktails MUST be refreshing but DON’T have to include booze.

Most of ours are “alcohol optional” recipes and family-friendly … like this Lemon Mint Cocktail aka Mint-Kissed Lemontini. YUM!

Mint-Kissed Lemontini by CampingForFoodies is one of our favorite Memorial Day camping recipes

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Camping Stainless Steel Cocktail Shakers are great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesCamping Stainless Steel Cocktail ShakerCamping Stainless Steel Cocktail Shakers are great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipes

One of the easiest ways to make a ridiculously tasty cocktail is by muddling fresh herbs and using a Camping Cocktail Shaker to get the drink super cold!

You can’t get this kind of flavor out of a powdered lemonade mix!

 

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Want to sip a cocktail that will make you pucker just a tad?

This Raspberry Lemon Drop Cocktail Recipe is slightly sweet and slightly tart … and, oh so refreshing!

Raspberry Lemon Drop Cocktail Recipe The Refreshing Slightly Tart Slightly Sweet Shaken Martini by CampingForFoodies is one of our favorite Memorial Day camping recipes


Unbreakable Martini Glasses are great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesUnbreakable Martini GlassesUnbreakable Martini Glasses are great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipes

If you enjoy a martini but don’t want to deal with the potential of broken glass, consider using Unbreakable Martini Glasses that are made from a high quality polycarbonate plastic that gives you the feel of crystal glass but won’t break if you drop them!

 

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We love using fresh fruit and herbs to make cocktails and mocktails for Memorial Day camping drink menu special treats!

Get Kona Grill’s Secret Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe in our VIDEO and find out why Dustin needed to be rescued by a Boy Scout group at the Grand Canyon!

Kona Grill shares their secret Strawberry Basil Lemonade recipe with Camping For Foodies is one of our favorite Memorial Day camping recipes

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Camping Flexible Cutting Mats are great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipesCamping Flexible Cutting MatCamping Flexible Cutting Mats are great gear for these easy Memorial Day camping recipes

I love using my Camping Flexible Cutting Mat when I am slicing fruit for my camping cocktails!

This thing is so cute, I hang it as a decoration when I am not using it!

 

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See More Memorial Day Menu Recipes…

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You’ll find the entire list of 50+ camping recipes that are great for the campsite or backyard!

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Find More Memorial Day Camping Tips

10 Easy Steps for a Stress-Free Camp Weekend - CampingForFoodies.com

And a little extra help in our Memorial Day Weekend Camping Trip In 10 Easy Steps post.

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Boondocking Like A Pro VIDEO How To Go Dispersed Camping With Camping For FoodiesIf all the campgrounds are booked, here is a video and tips to turn your trip in to a dispersed camping adventure.   

If you waited too long before trying to make your Memorial Day weekend campground reservation and they’re all full…don’t give up…go dispersed camping!

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Camping For Foodies Ultimate RV and Tent Camping Checklist - Camping For Foodies .comDon’t forget to pack a thing for your memorial day camping event!

Use our FREE printable Ultimate RV And Tent Camping Checklist!

You don’t want to find out in the middle of your trip you forgot to pack the soap! 

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RV Tool Kit Checklist - Items To Carry In Travel Tool Boxes - Camping For Foodies .com

If your Memorial Day camping adventure will be in an RV, you should grab your FREE printable copy of our RV Tool Kit Checklist before you hit the road!

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You will also love these great sources for information on camping, fire restrictions and other helpful information.

For national camping, recreation and incident information:

For camping in Arizona at the state parks:

For recreation and camping information within counties in Arizona:

Enjoy this Memorial Day holiday and please don’t forget to celebrate and pay tribute to those who have paid the ultimate price in service to our country.


No time to look for recipes, create a menu and write a grocery list? No Problem! Get our 3-Day Dutch Oven Camp Menu Plan here!

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