15+ Camping Food Recipes No Refrigeration

Do you ever want to make camping food with ingredients that require no refrigeration? If you are short on cold food storage space … or have none at all … these ingredients for camping food recipes no refrigeration start and end with your pantry!

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Easy Camping Recipes Using Non-Refrigerated Food

You should know how to keep food cold while camping because most camping recipes use ingredients that are refrigerated. But, if your cold food storage space is limited or non-existent, you need recipes, like these, that use pantry-only, shelf-stable ingredients. These are perfect for simple camping trips with minimal gear!

Fruit And Nut Peanut Butter Stuffed Tortilla

Want a meal that is healthy and packed with protein? This stuffed tortilla makes a great breakfast, lunch, dessert or snack at the campsite or on the trial! The great thing about wraps is their ability to scale up or down to make camping meals for two, one, or to feed large crowds.

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Spicy Chicken And Corn Chili

This is a hearty camp dinner that can be made over a campfire or as one of our easy camp stove recipes. It uses canned chicken to provide the meat that does not require refrigeration unless you have leftovers … which you won’t!

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Spiced-Up Mixed Nuts

Many flavored nuts use perishable fats but this one uses olive oil to make this camp snack you can’t stop eating! These nuts are a little salty, sweet and have a touch of heat.

Spiced-Up Mixed Nuts Camping Recipe With Food Requiring No Refrigeration by CampingForFoodies

Peachy Nutty Pancakes

This recipe uses just-add-water pancakes (which can be quite boring) but the peach topping makes them extraordinary! Instead of using fresh fruit, this yummy breakfast makes great use of canned peaches.

Peachy Nutty Pancakes Camping Recipe With Food Requiring No Refrigeration by CampingForFoodies

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Mexican Three Bean Salad

Our Mexican three bean salad is a great camping food no cooking, no refrigeration side dish. You can also enjoy it as a hearty meatless main course, if you prefer, as the beans are packed with protein!

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Grilled Potato Wedges

This recipe makes the best “fries” and they don’t need any dipping sauce. But, if you decide to serve them with our Chipotle Mayonnaise, you will have to refrigerate the extra mayo.

Grilled Potato Wedges Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls

Who doesn’t love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter? The ingredients in this recipe are all non-perishable but in order for the chocolate to harden, you’ll need to make them during the cooler camping months … or … just lick your fingers in the summer! LOL

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls Camping Recipe With Food Requiring No Refrigeration by CampingForFoodies

Campfire Smores Recipes: 10 Mouth-Watering Smore Variations

Most of our 10 smores variations use non-perishable ingredients. But, we do have a few that use things like bacon … yes, I said bacon!

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Black Bean Burgers

Who needs meat when you can do Black Bean Burgers like these!


Pesto Chicken Pasta

This Pesto Chicken Pasta Recipe uses jarred pesto and canned chicken. It is the perfect pantry ingredient recipe.

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One-Pot Spaghetti With Fresh Tomato Sauce

This One-Pot Spaghetti With Fresh Tomato Sauce is meatless and easy … yum!


Greek Lentil Soup

Yes please, I’ll take a bowl of hearty Greek Lentil Soup!


Non-Refrigerated Camping Food Items

  • Pre-popped popcorn
  • Dried fruit
  • Trail mix
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Energy bars
  • Dry cereal
  • Bagels
  • Canned tuna
  • Nuts
  • Tortillas
  • Canned sardines
  • Chips
  • Crackers
  • Processed cheese
  • Canned salmon
  • Jerky
  • Peanut butter

Make-Ahead Recipes That Require No Refrigeration

These are camping food recipes that require no refrigeration after they are prepared.

Camp Dutch Oven Coffee Cake

Our coffee cake is really easy to make at the campsite but it does use eggs and sour cream so just make it at home and you are good to go!

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Campfire Dutch Oven Jalapeño Cornbread

You can make this cornbread at home and pack it to travel whole or sliced into individual servings. That is … if you don’t eat it all before you get to camp! LOL

Campfire Dutch Oven Jalapeno Cornbread Camping Recipe perfect for outdoor cooking and a side dish for your camping meals

Caramel Nut Brownies

These brownies are sooooooooo delicious and if you cut them into individual servings and wrap them at home, they travel well to make a sweet treat at camp!

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Teriyaki Beef Jerky

This Teriyaki Beef Jerky is savory with a little spice too. Make it at home and it is ready to pack without refrigeration for your trip.


Storing Fresh Vegetables

If you decide you want to add a few fresh items alongside your non-perishable food, you can add camping veggies to your menu.

Some require no refrigeration and others require cool storage options.

We’ve got tips for both!

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Looking for fun and easy Dutch oven camping recipes?

We’ve got them for every meal of your camp day!

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If you have some cold-food storage space, we have endless possibilities for new meals.

If you’re looking for awesome ideas for yummy camping food, you’re in the right place!

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2 Comments

  1. Thank you for this post since we are now cleaning out cabinets and wondering what to do with all these cans of stuff

    1. Hi Stella! Thanks for the note! I hope you enjoy these meals and your freshly cleaned cabinets too. Happy Camping, Kim

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