How many people you need to feed is a big factor when deciding which camping food you add to your menu. Whether you are camping with your spouse or your best friend, these camping meals for two will satisfy your appetites and your need for smaller feasts!
Recipes For Camping Twosomes
We’re featuring some recipes that are designed for two, others that can be easily scaled back for duos, and others that create re-inventable leftovers worth eating a second time. You can quickly jump to the section that interests you or leisurely scroll through the entire list.
1. Recipes designed for two:
2. Recipes easy to scale down for two:
3. Recipes with re-usable leftovers:
These meals are designed for outdoor cooking at the campsite or can transition for cooking in your RV kitchen.
Easy Camping Meals For Couples
So many recipes are created for families or easy camping meals for large groups, but when you’re exploring the great outdoors as a duo, you probably want to make fare that is designed for a couple. Here are some of our favorites!
When you make just-add-water pancakes, you can easily prepare the exact amount of servings you need. They taste extra special when you serve them with fresh fruit tossed in a bit of sugar rather than just a regular pancake syrup.
If you have a portable pellet grill smoker, let it do all the hard work to make these restaurant-quality, fall-off-the-bone tender, beef short ribs. You only need 6 simple ingredients (and two are salt and pepper)!
Sandwiches are wonderful food options for scaling up or down to feed more or less campers. This cowboy favorite combines different deli meats and cheeses with hamburger buns to create a quick meal in minutes. Wrap in foil and warm over a campfire.
This simple lunch recipe is so easy to make because you can use leftover shredded chicken, rotisserie chicken or canned chicken. The veggies round it out to make an entire meal that is satisfying and easy to eat in its own little package … a spinach tortilla!
Three basic ingredients and 8 minutes are all you need to make this simple and surprisingly delicious breakfast. You fry an egg in the center of buttered bread that creates a similar flavor and texture to grilled cheese rather than buttered toast … YUM!
When you remember comfort foods from your childhood, don’t you think of bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches?
Well, these BLT wraps are a deconstructed and reinvented twist on the old classic … and, I’m guessing you are going to LOVE them!
Camp Cooking Tip: Anytime you are making bacon for breakfast, make a few extra pieces so you can throw together a quick lunch or dinner without having to cook!
Hot grilled sandwiches make easy camping dinners for two when you serve them with a nice side salad and a few gourmet pickles.
This is one of our family’s favorite camp stove recipes when we are camping during fire restrictions and can’t cook with campfires or charcoal.
When my husband and I are camping alone, this is one of our favorite breakfast meals. He likes his eggs scrambled and I like mine sunny side up … we cook them together in a bed of sausage, onion, bell pepper and potatoes. Once everything is cooked, we top with some cheddar cheese and green onions and enjoy this hearty breakfast with a cup of camp coffee.
Using a small number of fresh high-quality ingredients is the secret to many of our easy camping meals!
You won’t believe how fantastic 5 simple ingredients taste until you try this yummy flatbread!
Plain scrambled eggs are made more exciting with the addition of a little onion and cheese. This meal can be made in a cast iron skillet or Dutch oven over a campfire or camp stove!
My husband loves this Southwest salad … we eat it as one of our no-cook easy camping lunches when we camp alone and serve it as a refreshing side salad when we camp with friends and family.
I love making hearty scrambles for brunch! This recipe includes the bacon in the scramble rather than serving it on the side. It serves two but can easily be scaled up if you have extra guests surprise you with a morning visit!
When you are camping during the summer, make sure you take advantage of the fresh sweet corn! This is one of our most popular campfire recipes that can be scaled down for 1 serving or scaled up for huge crowds! Make as many ears as you want!
Try this Texas toast, dipped in a simple egg mixture and cook in butter to golden brown perfection right over your campfire. Add some sliced fresh strawberries and real maple syrup to make you 2 happy campers!
Graham crackers are not the only vessel for your favorite campfire dessert! These 10 mouth-watering s’more variations include various cookies, candy and even ingredients like bacon to create uniquely luscious combinations. Take my word for it, you NEED to try the TROPICAL THERAPY smore variation … I’m guessing it will become one of your new favorite camping dessert recipes!
Easy Camp Meals For Two Instead Of Four
Because we usually camp with other couples and because many families have four members, I create most of my recipes to feed 4 campers. But, when we camp alone, I easily scale these recipes back to feed two. Here are some of our favorites.
This classic Italian comfort food is cooked in one pan. The recipe serves 4 but can be scaled back to serve 2. You can use hot or sweet cherry peppers depending on how spicy you like your food
Make extra bacon for breakfast so you can quickly assemble these easy BBT sandwiches for lunch or dinner.
This meal can be prepped ahead if you want to just “dump and cook” at camp. The marinade is the secret to making this beef tender and tasty. Add in the broccoli and carrots for a healthy dinner.
Skillet meals with simple ingredients are great for scaling up or down. This easy breakfast recipe starts with the classic combo of ham and eggs then adds potatoes, cheese and green onions for a one-pot dish.
The first time I made this meal for him, my brother-in-law said this was one of the BEST MEALS HE ATE IN HIS LIFE so it quickly became one of his favorite camping dinner recipes. As written, it serves 4 but is easily scaled back for 2.
This chicken is full of bold flavors baked into a one pot meal of chicken and rice. You can cut the recipe in half to serve 2 … or … you can make the entire recipe and reinvent the leftovers by shredding the chicken to use in wraps or pasta dishes.
Forget dinner in 30 minutes … this one only takes 20! The great thing about making individual meals in foil packets is that they are single servings and you can create as many or few as you need. This fish is almost-gourmet with a simple white wine and garlic sauce that is made right in the foil pouch!
You can make as many or few chicken drumsticks you need to feed a couple. This recipe is soooooo simple. The spicy dry rub can be made and stored in a cool, dry place for up to a year. Then, just rub it on the drumsticks and let the portable pellet smoker do the rest of the work!
We have a FANTASTIC campfire stew recipe that is made in a Dutch oven. But, if you don’t want leftovers and you are cooking for 2, this campfire hobo stew is just as tasty and is made in individual serving foil packs! This is one of our campfire meals in foil that is easily scaled back to feed as few as you want.
You can thank me later for this totally easy and amazingly yummy hot sandwich that is simply scaled back to feed 2 campers.
Fish fillets are really awesome for camping dinners because you can make as many or as few as you need. This Mahi Mahi is topped with a fresh and simple mango salsa that is slightly sweet with a little bit of heat from a jalapeno pepper.
One of my favorite meals to make during hot summer camping trips … salad! This panzanella salad is filled with traditional salad ingredients like leafy greens and tomatoes but it becomes a true meal when you add the Italian bread pieces. As one of our best no cook camping meals, you’ll enjoy this refreshing salad that can be scaled up or down as needed.
Unless a salad is really substantial, my husband will only consider it a “side dish” … I make it a main course by tossing it and wrapping it in a tortilla like with this ham and cheese salad wrap. The recipe is written to make four wraps but can easily be scaled back for two.
Spanish flavor influences make this rice and fish an amazingly scrumptious one pot meal that easily scales down to feed two people.
This almost-gourmet sandwich is so easy because of the fresh and simple ingredients. It serves 4 but can be easily scaled back to serve 2.
Oh my goodness … this recipe is so easy and so flavorful! It serves 4 but is easily scaled back for 2.
This 3-ingredient sweet treat uses refrigerator biscuits so you can make as many as you want. One package usually contains 8 biscuits so instead of making 8 donuts, make 2 for each of you (because really, who can stop at eating only 1 donut???) and bake the other 4 biscuits according to the package directions … then top them with jam or sausage gravy for breakfast!
This simple skillet meal serves 4 but easily scales down to feed two. Bacon, eggs and Southern style hash browns are the base for this one-pot breakfast that uses cheddar cheese, salsa and sour cream to create a slightly Mexican flavor profile.
Make this fun morning campfire meal with pie irons. The Texas-style, thick and fluffy French toast is spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.
ReInventable Leftovers Creating Easy Camp Meals For Pairs
Ok, so “re-inventable” is a word I use to describe how I make some of our favorite family-sized meals when I am camping with only one other person.
My husband HATES LEFTOVERS unless I re-invent them into something different for the second go-round.
Here’s how I make some of our most beloved recipes and serve them as two different meals.
There are a couple of ways to make one of the most beloved winter camping recipes into a meal for two. You can prepare this chili as a make ahead dinner and freeze it in portion sizes with two servings … then, just take the amount you need to the campsite, defrost and reheat for a quick meal.
Alternatively, you can make the entire recipe at the campsite and eat bowls of chili the first night then re-invent the leftovers into chili-mac, chili dogs, chili burritos or chili-topped eggs for breakfast that can be served on plates or wrapped in tortillas for breakfast burritos.
I would start World War 3 in my family if I didn’t serve cornbread with chili! LOL This is one of the best Dutch oven baked goods because it makes a great side for chili, soup and stew. The leftovers are wonderful as breakfast or dessert after adding a little butter and honey.
This quiche is one of my favorite Dutch oven camping recipes because it is so versatile. When camping with only two people, we enjoy this recipe as a hot morning breakfast … then, refrigerate the leftovers and eat them cold the next day with a fresh salad for lunch or dinner.
We love munching on camping snacks during our trips! These spiced nuts are incredibly tasty and store well in a sealed container. They serve 4 – 6 so when you are camping with only two people you will have leftovers … and I’m guessing you’ll be happy you don’t have to share them the next day!
Cool nights around the campfire are perfect for sipping a warm cup of cocoa! This homemade mix stores well and can make up to 16 servings … one single cup at a time!