101+ Easy Camping Meals (That Won’t Disappoint You!)

The range of camping food is vast! Are you in the mood for an almost-gourmet meal that takes minimal effort? These easy camping meals won’t disappoint you!

Camping Meals Easy To Make Delicious To Eat by CampingForFoodies is a photo of sweet corn roasting over a campfire and a closeup of grilled flatbread with prosciutto, charred tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil on a serving plate ready to be eaten at the campsite.

VIDEO: 10 Easy Recipes For Camping

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    1. Pesto Tortellini Bake Freezer Meal
      • Prep at home, dump and bake at camp
    2. Cajun Chicken Foil Packets
      • Prep at home, almost no clean-up at camp
    3. Dutch Oven Campfire Goulash
      • 5 minute prep, cook pasta right in the sauce
    4. Smores Dutch Oven Brownies
      • Use Dutch oven liner for easy clean-up
    5. 3 Ingredient Caesar Chicken
      • Quick and easy prep, minimal ingredients
    6. Camping Pancake Mix
      • Mix everything in a plastic bag, squirt out, throw away bag
    7. Kettle Beef
      • Simple ingredients, quick prep
    8. Camping Breakfast Sandwiches
      • Quick to prep and cook
    9. Grilled Dijon Chicken With Garlic And Jalapeno
      • Prepare simple marinade at home
    10. Shredded Beef Burritos
      • Use pre-cooked, pre-shredded meat

    Breakfast

    One of the easiest no-cook camping breakfast ideas is to make yogurt parfaits. Just top your favorite yogurt with fresh fruit and granola for a healthy meal that allows you to have a quick and simple early start on busy camp days.

    1. 4-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

    4 Ingredient Banana Pancakes by CampingForFoodies features golden brown pancakes topped with banana slices, nuts and chocolate chips on a blue camping plate.

    You only need 4 ingredients to make these delicious banana bread pancakes. It is an easy, vegan recipe. The bananas provide the sweetness so you don’t have to use refined sugar. I like serving plant-based or pork breakfast sausages on the side too.


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    2. Camping Breakfast Skillet

    Camping Breakfast Skillet by CampingForFoodies features a cast iron skillet on a camp stove filled with a one pot meal of ham, eggs, potatoes, cheese and green onions ready to be served at the campsite, in the background are English muffins being toasted on a camp stovetop toaster.

    One pot meals are an easy way to prep and cook. And, clean-up is simple too! The classic combination of ham and eggs are just the beginning of this recipe. Add some potatoes, cheese and green onions for a quick and satisfying breakfast time meal.


    3. Camping Pancakes

    Easy Camping Pancakes by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with golden brown pancakes topped with bright red strawberries served on the side with spicy breakfast sausage patties, the plate is sitting on a campfire grate, in the background on the same grate is a black cast iron griddle filled with more pancakes and sausage patties.

    The easiest way to make pancakes for breakfast is using a just-add-water pancake mix. They taste fantastic if you add a simple fresh fruit topping like strawberries tossed in a little sugar.


    4. Dutch Oven Cinnamon Rolls

    Dutch Oven Cinnamon Rolls by CampingForFoodies features freshly baked cinnamon rolls that are topped with cream cheese frosting, sitting on a plate on the ground. The rolls are nestled in gooey parchment paper that was used to bake and lift them out of the black cast iron pot that is sitting in the background.

    Wondering how freshly baked cinnamon rolls can be easy? The ready-to-bake dinner roll dough from the freezer is my secret! This recipe only needs 5 minutes of prep work and 30 minutes of cooking. But, grab a cup of coffee and relax because the dough needs time to thaw and rise before they’re baked.

    If you don’t want to deal with letting dough rise, use a shortcut and just make your campfire cinnamon rolls using a tube of rolls that also includes the frosting. Just line your Dutch oven with parchment paper, pre-heat it to 400 F degrees, place the rolls in the pot and bake for 13–17 minutes. Use parchment paper to lift out the rolls, spread icing over the top and serve warm.

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    Parchment paper liners should be standard equipment in your camping gear box. If you don’t know how to use them, check out my post with a VIDEO that shows you How To Use Dutch Oven Liners (and make your own for pennies!)


    5. Camping Breakfast Quesadillas

    Camping Breakfast Quesadillas by CampingForFoodies features a golden brown, toasted breakfast quesadilla on a blue camping plate ready to be served at the campsite. The filling includes eggs, chorizo sausage and cheese with toppings of sour cream and fresh green cilantro.

    Cook up a little filling with some chorizo sausage, eggs and cheese then spread it between two tortillas. Wrap them in foil packets and toast over your campfire till crispy and golden brown. Then top with a little sour cream and cilantro for a fun and yummy morning meal.


    6. Red Velvet French Toast

    Red Velvet French Toast by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with two slices of red velvet French toast topped with sweet cream cheese glaze, powdered sugar and a sliced and fanned strawberry next to two golden brown breakfast sausage patties and a campfire grate set inside a campfire ring in the background.

    This festive French toast will be on your table in 20 minutes! The cinnamon and cocoa powder provide a unique flavor to the brioche bread that is topped off nicely with a sweet cream cheese glaze.


    7. Camping Breakfast Sandwiches

    Camping Breakfast Sandwiches by CampingForFoodies features an egg, bacon and cheese sandwich on an English muffin. The slices of thick crispy bacon are overflowing the sandwich, the meat is draped over the fried egg and melted yellow cheddar cheese.

    With one of our fast camp stove meals it only takes 4 ingredients and a simple camping breakfast is on the table in mere minutes! Check out our hack to see how simple it is to cook the egg so it fits perfectly on the English muffin!

    With a little more work, you can turn simple fried egg sandwiches into one of the best camping breakfast ideas that’ll keep you satisfied the rest of the day. Campfire breakfast burgers are a great thing when you want a really big meal with all of the ingredients piled high on one bun. Try my All Day Breakfast Burger on your next camping trip!

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    8. Camp Dutch Oven Coffee Cake

    Dutch Oven Coffee Cake by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron camp Dutch oven filled with a golden brown coffee cake sprinkled with powdered sugar ready to be sliced and served at the campsite.

    Simple camp meals for family favorite camping breakfast ideas often start with a boxed cake mix so the dry ingredients are already measured for you. Add in a few chopped pecans for texture, a bit of sour cream for moistness plus some cinnamon, sugar and vanilla for flavor and you have a coffee cake that tastes like it came from your favorite bakery!


    9. Hobo Eggs

    Hobo Eggs by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate with an egg that has been fried in the center of the slice of bread that has a hole cut in the center. Two breakfast sausage patties are next to the toasted bread and egg.

    Three basic ingredients and 8 minutes is all you need to make this ridiculously simple and surprisingly delicious breakfast. Fry an egg in buttered bread that gives you the flavor and texture of buttery grilled cheese. You can make this meal with a skillet or campfire pie iron.


    10. Dutch Oven Egg Bake

    Dutch Oven Egg Bake by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with a breakfast meal including a slice of golden brown and yellow egg casserole baked in the black cast iron Dutch oven setting in the background, on the side are two bright red strawberries, toasted English muffins and a shiny fork all glistening from the sunshine on a bright morning.

    If you don’t like chopping, you’ll love this basic Dutch oven egg bake recipe to start your camp day! No chopping is required! The flavor comes from the hot pork sausage, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce and cheddar cheese. And, the hash brown shredded potatoes are baked right in!

    If you’re willing to put in a little more effort, try making a campfire frittata. It can be baked using hot coals from a campfire or charcoal briquettes.

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    It can even be made on a camp stove if you have a Dutch oven dome and heat diffuser plate in your camp kitchen equipment box. This Tomato And Avocado Dutch Oven Frittata is so delicious!


    11. Fruit And Nut Peanut Butter Stuffed Tortilla

    Fruit And Nut Peanut Butter Stuffed Tortilla Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a whole wheat tortilla laying on a blue camping plate with peanut butter, banana slices, dried fruit, nuts and seeds layered on top and ready to be rolled up to be eaten with text over the image reading camping recipe.

    This no-cook, no-refrigeration, protein-packed, healthy stuffed tortilla makes a great breakfast, lunch, dessert or snack! I use a dried berry, nut & seed mix to make this recipe really simple. Then, I’ve got the same mix to take on a hike too!


    12. Breakfast Burrito Camping Recipe

    Camping Breakfast Burritos by CampingForFoodies features a sausage and egg breakfast burrito topped with sour cream and cilantro ready to be wrapped and folded on a blue camping plate set upon a campfire grill grate.

    You don’t have much prep work to do to make these simple breakfast burritos … their flavor punch comes from chorizo sausage, some onion and cheddar cheese. Then top with a bit of sour cream and cilantro for serving.

    If you’re willing to do a little more work, we have several different campfire breakfast burritos the whole family will love. This Bacon Avocado Wrap is a delicious way to enjoy a “portable” camp breakfast. The fresh avocado and jalapeno peppers will tingle your taste buds.

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    This is a great recipe to celebrate the most important meal of the day with lots of fiber, carbohydrates and protein to fuel your physical activities throughout the day. This California-Style Camping Breakfast Burrito is one of my family favorites.


    13. Campfire French Toast

    Cast Iron Campfire French Toast by CampingForFoodies features golden brown French toast topped with fresh strawberries, melting butter and real maple syrup on a blue camping plate.

    The bread does half the work for you when you make this yummy campfire breakfast. Dip slices of Texas toast in a simple egg mixture, cook it on a griddle in butter and serve with fresh strawberries and real maple syrup.


    14. Muffin Tin Eggs Campfire Recipe

    Run A Fork Around The Muffin Tin To Loosen Eggs by CampingForFoodies features a hand holding a fork along the inside of a muffin tin containing baked eggs topped with sliced green onions.

    Just set up an “ingredient bar” of mix-ins and let each camper build their own Muffin Tin Campfire Eggs! I like using lots of veggies like green peppers, green onions, tomatoes, jalapenos and mushrooms. Then I offer one or two breakfast meat options like cubed deli ham and crumbled bacon. Then, each camper can choose to make their eggs scrambled or sunny-side-up.


    15. Peachy Nutty Pancakes

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

    You gotta love quick campsite meals with no refrigeration ingredients. The pancakes are the just-add-water style … perfect for car campers but not very tasty. The awesome flavor comes from the topping that is made with canned peaches, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and mixed nuts. Just-add-water pancakes never tasted so good!


    16. Dutch Oven Bacon Scramble

    Dutch Oven Bacon Scramble by CampingForFoodies features a cast iron camp Dutch oven filled with a cooked breakfast ready to be served at the campsite which includes bacon, eggs, onions, spinach, tomatoes and melted cheddar cheese with text over the image that reads bacon scramble.

    This bacon scramble is a simple recipe you make in a Dutch oven using campfire coals, charcoal briquettes or your camp stove. You’ll fry up a bit of bacon then add some onions, spinach, tomatoes and eggs and top with cheddar cheese just before serving. This is just one of our yummy keto camping food options.


    17. Breakfast Camping Burrito Bowls

    Breakfast Burrito Bowl by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping bowl filled with black beans, scrambled eggs, bright green avocado chunks and red salsa set next to a blue cup filled with camp coffee.

    Enjoy these nutritious and delicious breakfast bowls that will be on your table in about 15 minutes! The black beans are the key to making this simple meal a substantial one. Add some scrambled eggs, fresh avocado, cheddar cheese and prepared salsa for a unique meal you will want to serve again and again.


    18. Hungry Man Breakfast

    Hungry Man Breakfast by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron skillet on a propane camp stove filled with a hearty breakfast ready to be served. The one pot meal includes bacon, southern style hash browns, green bell pepper, onion, cheddar cheese, scrambled eggs and is topped with salsa and sour cream. In the background is a camp toaster with golden brown English muffins and a slice of toasted wheat bread.

    This simple one-pot skillet breakfast is ready in under 30 minutes! It is easy to scale down for two or up for a crowd. It starts with bacon and potatoes and is topped with salsa and sour cream.


    19. Campfire Donuts

    Powdered Sugar & Cinnamon Sugar Campfire Donuts And Doughnut Holes by CampingForFoodies features freshly fried camping donuts and small round donut holes on a blue camping plate. Some are covered in cinnamon sugar and others are covered in white powdered sugar. A big tree and blue sky are in the background of this campsite.

    It can’t get easier than 3 ingredient simple campfire meals like Campfire Donuts for breakfast! You only use one pot and just wipe it with a paper towel when you are done. The canned refrigerated biscuits are what make this recipe so simple. Make sure you cut out the holes so they cook properly. We toss them in powdered sugar but you can use a cinnamon and sugar blend or make a simple frosting glaze too.

    This is one of those easy camping breakfast ideas you want to put on your next menu. They are so yummy and the outdoors is a great place to prepare deep-fried foods because you don’t have the odor or mess from grease inside your home kitchen. It’s a win-win!


    20. Dutch Oven Scrambled Eggs

    Dutch Oven Scrambled Eggs Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies is a cast iron Dutch oven sitting on a campfire grate in a fire ring, the fluffy yellow scrambled eggs have melted cheese and are topped with bright green parsley ready to be served at the campsite, text over the image reads scrambled eggs.

    Feeding a small group or a large crowd for breakfast? Make these simple scrambled eggs that are easy to scale up or down. The onion and cheddar cheese are just enough to turn plain scrambled eggs into something special.


    21. Pie Iron French Toast

    Pie Iron French Toast Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with thick Texas-style French toast topped with melted butter, maple syrup and red raspberries with a campfire pie iron and flames in the campfire ring in the background.

    Make a simple egg wash spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Then, cook this Texas-style, thick and fluffy French toast in a pie iron right over your hot campfire coals.


    22. Camping Biscuits And Gravy

    Camping Dutch Oven Biscuits And Gravy by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with homemade Dutch oven biscuits topped with white creamy sausage gravy. Three bright red strawberries are set on the side of the plate that is set on top of a campfire log on a sunny morning.

    This rich, thick and creamy sausage gravy is easy to make and satisfying to eat. Serve it over store-bought or homemade biscuits for a yummy breakfast that’s especially good on cold mornings.


    23. Swedish Oven Pancake

    Swedish Oven Pancake by CampingForFoodies features two slices of a golden-brown, oven-baked puffed pancake on a blue camping plate. One slice is topped with red salsa for a savory version of the recipe, the other slice is topped with melting butter and maple syrup. A glass syrup bottle is over the plate glistening in sunshine. Bright red strawberries garnish the bottom of the plate.

    This one-pot meal uses simple ingredients to create an oven-baked pancake that can be topped with a sweet syrup or a savory salsa. And, it takes only 5 minutes to prep!

    Making one giant pancake is the perfect way to start your day, try these if you have a little extra time. I have two recipes for Dutch baby pancakes, one is savory and the other is sweet.

    My Lemon Blueberry Dutch Baby is great if you’re looking for camping food ideas during blueberry season. The fresh berries almost explode in your mouth!

    This Savory Dutch Oven Dutch Baby is a crowd favorite for campers who prefer a salty morning meal rather than a sweet one. My basic recipe gets topped with crumbled bacon, pepper jack cheese, green onion and fresh rosemary.


    24. Camping Pancake Mix

    Camping Pancake Mix Plastic Bag Pancakes Hack by CampingForFoodies features a Ziploc bag filled with pancake batter. A hand is holding the bag with a corner snipped off allowing batter to be piped into a black cast iron skillet.

    Don’t want to wish dishes? Try this easy no-mess plastic bag pancakes hack! You prepare the dry mixture at home, mix in the wet and pipe into a cast iron skillet at camp. Throw away the plastic bag and use a paper towel to wipe out the skillet!


    Lunches

    When we’re hitting the trail for an all-day hike, we pack a lunch that travels well in our backpacks. We usually include:

    • Tuna packs with crackers
    • Hard boiled eggs with a little salt and pepper
    • Campfire popcorn (leftover from the night before)
    • Fresh apples, bananas and oranges
    • A plastic bag filled with trail mix or a dried fruit and nut mix

    25. Pesto Tomato Wraps

    Pesto Tomato Camping Wraps by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with a wheat tortilla topped with green basil pesto, fresh sliced red roma tomatoes, creamy white slices of fresh mozzarella cheese and fresh basil leaves. The tortilla is partially folded in preparation for serving.

    5 ingredients in 3 minutes and you’ll have this yummy wrap on your table! The secret to making yummy meals that use very few ingredients is using fresh veggies and herbs. This wrap features roma tomatoes and fresh basil along with fresh mozzarella.


    26. Raw Veggie Wraps Recipe

    Raw Veggie Wraps Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate set on a log outdoors in bright sunshine. It is filled with two raw vegan wraps that are cut in half and stacked on top of each other. The brown wheat tortillas are filled with green chopped spinach, sliced avocados and cucumbers, black beans, red tomatoes, bell peppers and onions, brown sunflower seeds and creamy hummus.

    This is the perfect vegan meal, it’s healthy, satisfying & flavor-packed. These wraps are filled with vitamins and nutrients to give you energy for a busy day in the great outdoors.


    27. BLT Camping Wraps

    BLT Wraps For Camping by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate with a wheat tortilla wrap cut in half and stuffed with a mixture of green chopped salad, crispy bacon pieces and chopped tomatoes tossed in mayonnaise.

    Wraps are hand-held meals that are easy to make … and … eat while on-the-go. For this recipe I use fresh spinach because it travels well. Delicate leaf lettuce does not last long … especially in coolers and refrigerators that don’t hold a constant temperature. Get tips on how to keep your camping veggies fresh when it comes to planning, storing and preparing your meals.


    28. Basil And Prosciutto Sandwich

    Prosciutto Sandwich Recipe With Fresh Basil And Mozzarella by CampingForFoodies features a ciabatta bread roll sliced in half and filled with bright green fresh basil leaves, pinkish, red colored thinly sliced prosciutto meat, bright red tomato slices and white creamy slices of fresh mozzarella cheese. The sandwich is being served on a white plate in an outdoor setting on a sunny day.

    The quick homemade dressing is fast, but, to make this Basil and Prosciutto Sandwich Recipe even simpler, you can just use a prepared balsamic vinegar salad dressing. When you use ciabatta rolls instead of regular bread, a quick sandwich becomes a substantial meal but it is just as easy to prepare as a plain old lunchmeat sandwich.

    See all of our yummy camping sandwich ideas, we’ve got recipes for every meal of your trip!


    29. Ham And Cheese Salad Stuffed Tortillas

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    Toss you favorite salad … then roll it up in a tortilla for fast, filling and super quick lunches. There is a HUGE difference between layering ingredients vs tossing them together when it comes to flavor distribution and the texture of your wraps. When the meat, cheese, apple and lettuce are chopped into bite-sized pieces and coated all around by tossing with the dressing, you will notice the difference.


    30. Chicken Parmesan Wrap Recipe

    Chicken Parmesan Wrap by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate topped with a green spinach tortilla, bright green leaf lettuce, shredded chicken tossed in a ranch salad dressing then finished off with bright red sliced tomatoes and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

    You can use leftover shredded chicken, rotisserie chicken or canned chicken to make these yummy wraps. You get meat, carbs and veggies all in one nice little package!


    Biscuits And Breads

    31. Dutch Oven Monkey Bread

    Dutch Oven Monkey Bread by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron camp Dutch oven filled with hot-baked small pieces of refrigerator biscuits tossed in cinnamon, sugar and nuts being drizzled with a white powered sugar glaze.

    Start with refrigerated biscuit dough, add some cinnamon, sugar, walnuts and a simple powdered sugar glaze to make this easy, sweet and slightly crispy pull apart bread for breakfast or dessert.


    32. Dutch Oven Biscuits

    Dutch Oven Campfire Biscuits by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron campfire Dutch oven filled with 9 freshly baked golden brown homemade biscuits.

    These basic biscuits are a savory breakfast treat that can be made sweet with a spoonful of your favorite jam or topped with your favorite sausage gravy for a classic cowboy breakfast. This recipe starts with Bisquick mix so a lot of the measuring and mixing of dry ingredients is already done for you.


    33. Dutch Oven Cinnamon Bread

    Easy Dutch Oven Cinnamon Bread Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies. Slices of this golden brown bread are sitting on a blue camping plate and the remaining bread is in a black camp dutch oven ready to be sliced and served.

    This Dutch Oven Cinnamon Bread comes together super fast if you measure and mix all of the dry ingredients at home. It is wonderful for breakfast with a nice strong cup of camp coffee … and … leftovers make a fantastic dessert! The pecans provide a nice texture and the raisins offer a lovely sweet moistness to this bread.


    34. Dutch Oven Cornbread

    Dutch Oven Cornbread by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron Dutch oven filled with a freshly baked recipe of golden-brown cornbread, set on the ground to cool, waiting to be served at the campsite.

    Classic-flavored cornbread is great to serve with chili, soups and stews. You’ll combine cornmeal and cream-style canned corn for this traditionally-flavored version that only requires 5 minutes of prep and 30 minutes to bake.


    Appetizers And Snacks

    35. Mexican Spicy Nuts

    Mexican Spicy Nuts by CampingForFoodies features a white bowl filled with mixed nuts that have been tossed in Mexican spices and honey then roasted in a foil packet so they are shimmering in a slightly sticky glaze. The bowl is set on a table outside with green plants in the background on a sunny day.

    You would be amazed at how yummy this easy foil packet snack tastes. I must warn you: it will be almost impossible to ever eat plain nuts again! You start with plain salted mixed nuts but jazz them up with a bit of chipotle chili powder and cumin for some spicy heat which is balanced with a touch of honey. They are wonderful when served after they cool a bit but still warm.


    36. Camping Nachos

    Campfire Nachos by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron Dutch oven pot filled with nachos topped with melted cheese, fire roasted tomatoes, sour cream, black olives and cilantro with firewood logs in the background.

    You’ll have these nachos on the table in minutes and they are soooo yummy! These meatless nachos are loaded. You start with tortilla chips and layer refried beans, onions, green chile peppers, fire roasted tomatoes, black olives, cheddar cheese, sour cream and cilantro. If you want to serve them as an appetizer, try these cast iron Dutch oven chicken enchiladas for your main dish.


    37. Strawberry Basil Bruschetta

    Strawberry Basil Bruschetta by CampingForFoodies features six slices of toasted golden-brown crostinis topped with creamy white goat cheese and macerated strawberries in a balsamic glaze and ribbons of bright green basil. They are set on a black grill grate of a propane camp grill.

    Talk about a simple but fancy gourmet-ish camp meal treat! This bruschetta is fantastic for summer trips when strawberries are in season! The magic here comes from the sort-of-fancy but readily available ingredients like goat cheese, balsamic vinegar and fresh basil leaves.


    38. Blue And Cheddar Cheeseball

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    If you want a fantastic appetizer for your grilled steak, try this easy blue and cheddar cheeseball that holds well in a refrigerator or cooler for days! This is a really simple recipe to make at the campsite but if you want to make it at home, that works too. Just wait till you are ready to serve before you cover it with nuts at the campsite. And, if you have leftovers … it makes an AMAZING spreadable topping for grilled hamburgers!


    Salads

    39. Broccoli Sunshine Salad

    Broccoli Sunshine Salad by CampingForFoodies features a bowl filled with a colorful salad with green broccoli, red onion, crispy brown bacon, sweet raisins and sunflower seeds all tossed in a simple homemade dressing ready to be served at the campsite.

    Make extra bacon for breakfast so you can quickly assemble this fresh broccoli salad for lunch or dinner. The sweet and salty combination is easily achieved with a simple homemade dressing, raisins and sunflower seeds.


    40. Easy No Cook Healthy Southwest Salad

    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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    Simple no cook camp meals like this Southwest Salad can be thrown together in minutes at the campsite or you can make it ahead and refrigerate for 2 days. There is enough protein and fiber in this salad to eat as a main course but is is wonderful served as a side to grilled meats and sandwiches too.


    41. Greek Tomato And Feta Pasta Salad

    Greek Tomato And Feta Camping Pasta Salad by CampingForFoodies

    This is one of those easy meals to take on camp trips because it tastes better after it sits for a day or two, so I make it at home and then just serve it at the campsite. The feta cheese and Kalamata olives provide tasty Greek flavors to this salad which is a yummy side if you want to serve Grilled Greek Pita Sandwiches for dinner.


    42. Mexican Three Bean Salad

    Mexican Three Bean Salad by CampingForFoodies features a white serving bowl filled with canned garbanzo, black and pinto beans, yellow kernels of canned Mexican style corn, green chilies and red peppers,

    This salad makes 2 easy vegetarian meals. You can eat it as a salad … or … roll it into a tortilla. Both ideas are cheap, easy and healthy camp meals that provide lots of protein and fiber. The other nice thing about this recipe is that is uses only shelf-stable, non-refrigerated ingredients which is awesome when you don’t have a lot of cold storage space on your trips.


    43. Marinated Corn Salad With Cucumbers And Tomatoes

    Marinated Corn Salad With Cucumbers And Tomatoes by CampingForFoodies features a bowl filled with a bright colorful salad that includes bright yellow corn kernels, light green diced cucumbers, bright red cherry tomatoes that are sliced in half, chopped red bell peppers and bright green cilantro. The salad glistens from being marinated and tossed in a homemade balsamic vinegar dressing. The bowl’s pattern features retro camping scenes. A matching salad spoon set is placed in the salad and ready for serving.

    Make this fresh veggie salad up to two days before serving it.


    Side Dishes

    44. Burnt Broccoli Recipe

    Burnt Broccoli Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a plate full of charred broccoli that is sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and ready to be served at the campsite.

    This parmesan crusted campfire broccoli is a totally simple recipe that makes a great pairing for grilled chicken, beef, pork or fish.


    45. Campfire Veggie Packets

    Campfire Vegetables by CampingForFoodies features a foil pack of cooked vegetables including broccoli, carrots, cherry tomatoes and garlic ready to be served at the campsite and text over the image that reads campfire vegetables.

    Fresh veggies cooked in foil packets are fast and healthy side dishes for grilled meats. This recipe includes broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, and garlic that all cook together in only about 15 minutes. I like serving this with my Grilled Flat Iron Camping Steak.


    46. Camping Potatoes In Foil

    Camping Potatoes by CampingForFoodies features a camping side dish that is sitting in an opened foil packet ready to be served that includes sliced potatoes and green bell peppers seasoned with garlic and butter with text over the image that reads camping potatoes.

    This simple side dish is cooked in a foil packet over a campfire or grill. On their own, potatoes are pretty bland but this recipe makes them exciting with the addition of onion, garlic, bell pepper and butter.


    47. Campfire Corn On The Cob

    Campfire Corn On The Cob by CampingForFoodies features three ears of charred sweet corn on the cob with slightly charred husks pulled away from the cobs and stacked on a white plate. Basil butter is melting over the hot corn set outside on a sunny day with a dense green forest in the background.

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    This is a ONE ingredient recipe and if you count the water … it still only has two. Grilling sweet corn makes everybody happy and is one of the best vegan camp meals too! You can grill the corn over a campfire … or … use a charcoal or propane-powered grill. You need to soak the corn in water so the husks are nice and wet … that way they won’t burn as you cook them.


    48. Dutch Oven Mac And Cheese

    Dutch Oven Mac And Cheese Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron camp Dutch oven pot sitting on the ground and filled with creamy macaroni and cheese topped with a golden brown crumb topping ready to be served at the campsite.

    This classic comfort food is made easy for the campsite by using processed cheeses that require little prep and no refrigeration!


    49. Grilled Potato Wedges

    Crispy Grilled Potato Wedges by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with charred potato wedges. A blue camping bowl is next to the wedges, it’s filled with a light red colored Chipotle Mayonnaise dipping sauce. The plate is set on a log in front of a small charcoal grill on the ground in the background with a wooden-handled spatula.

    Cut up a few potatoes and shake them in a bag with some olive oil and spices … these “faux french fries” will be one of the best things you have ever tasted! They’re great when paired with simple hot dogs or hamburgers grilled over an open fire.


    50. Smoked Green Beans

    Smoked Green Beans by CampingForFoodies features a cast iron skillet filled with green beans, bacon, onions and garlic that have been smoked in a portable pellet grill and are ready to be served at the campsite.

    Chop a little bacon, onion and garlic and throw the ingredients on top of fresh green beans … then … 3 hours in your portable pellet grill smoker and you have an AMAZING side dish to compliment any smoked meat main dish.


    51. Campfire Chili Cheese Fries

    Campfire Chili Cheese Fries by CampingForFoodies features a shiny silver colored piece of tin foil sitting on a campfire grate with orange glowing coals in the background. The crinkle cut French fries are topped with steaming hot chili, melted cheddar cheese, creamy white drizzles of sour cream and sliced green onions and jalapeno peppers.

    I like serving these fast, cheesy and delicious fries as a side for hot dogs and hamburgers. They also make a great snack or evening meal if you’re in the mood for a “bar food” type of dinner.


    Sauces

    52. Kansas City Style Homemade Old Fashioned Molasses BBQ Sauce

    Old Fashioned Homemade Molasses BBQ Sauce by CampingForFoodies features a mason jar filled with barbeque sauce sitting on a wood log stump in front of a portable smoker at a desert campsite with a cactus in the background under a bright blue sky with text over the image that reads homemade molasses BBQ sauce.

    Grill or smoke beef, pork or chicken and slather it with this yummy molasses barbeque sauce for a simple and fast meal. This Kansas City style sauce has deep flavors from dark molasses and Worcestershire sauce. Sweetness comes from dark brown sugar and honey. A hint of heat is found in the chili powder and hot sauce.


    53. Strawberry Banana Compote

    Strawberry Banana Compote by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate with strawberry banana compote and fluffy whipped cream topping a stack of pancakes. The red strawberries and golden banana slices glisten with the sweet syrup under a sunny sky as the plate of food is ready to be served at the campsite.

    This easy sauce recipe will take your breakfast and dessert foods to the next level with very little effort. Use it to top just-add-water pancakes for breakfast or ice cream, thick Greek yogurt or store-bought pound cake or angel food cake for dessert.


    Sandwiches

    54. Chuckwagon Sandwich Recipe

    Chuckwagon Sandwich Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a sesame seeded hamburger bun filled with salami, bologna, ham, American and Swiss cheese slices set on a piece of aluminum foil on top of a campfire cooking grate over a red, orange and yellow-flamed campfire.

    Wrap cold cuts and cheeses between hamburger buns in a foil pouch, then, warm over a campfire for a quick meal ready in minutes.


    55. Big Mac Sloppy Joes

    Big Mac Sloppy Joes by CampingForFoodies features a double decker sandwich on a sesame seeded bun filled with sloppy joe meat and a copycat version of McDonald’s secret sauce, American cheese, pickles and shredded lettuce. The meal is ready to be served for dinner at the campsite. A cast iron Dutch oven and propane fuel canister on a camp stove are in the background.

    These Big Mac Sloppy Joes will be on your table in about 30 minutes and the flavor is a home-run! The Big Mac copycat secret sauce and the double-decker sandwich will have your hungry campers requesting this meal over and over again!

    You can make this easy recipe in a non-stick frying pan, a cast-iron skillet or a camp Dutch oven. It’s also a great option for make-ahead recipes when camp cooking for a large group. Just re-heat the meat and assemble the sandwiches at camp. See all of our easy camping meals for large groups.


    56. Dutch Oven Beef Sandwiches

    Dutch Oven Beef Sandwiches by CampingForFoodies features a shredded beef sandwich on a hoagie roll topped with mildly spicy green peppers on a blue camping plate alongside a serving of coleslaw and dill pickles ready to be served and setting in front of a black cast iron camp Dutch oven with text over the image that reads Beef Sandwiches.

    NO prepping and only 3 ingredients … camping dinner recipes don’t get much easier than that! The secret to this yummy but simple meal are the peppers and their juice! The beef roast simmers with the flavor-packed duo to create fork-tender meat that gets piled high on a hoagie roll.


    57. Pastrami Reuben Sandwich

    Pastrami Reuben Sandwich by CampingForFoodies features a toasted sandwich cut in half and stacked on a white plate set on a worn picnic table. The brown and golden white swirls in the marble rye grilled bread are stuffed with layers of reddish, pink pastrami deli meat, white Swiss melted cheese, creamy Thousand Island dressing and crunchy sauerkraut. Next to the sandwich is a small bowl of coleslaw, a glass of fresh squeezed lemonade with a lemon slice is in the background.

    Toasting sandwiches turn “lunch” into easy dinner meals that taste great and don’t feel like you are eating “just a sandwich”.


    58. French Dip Beef Sandwiches Dutch Oven Campfire Recipe

    Dutch Oven French Dip Campfire Sandwiches by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate and bowl. A sliced beef sandwich in a hoagie roll sits on the side of the plate. Next to it, the bowl is filled with a brown au jus beef broth for dipping. A serving of coleslaw is on the side of the plate which is set on a campfire log with a black cast iron Dutch oven in the background on a sunny afternoon.

    This is one of our simple make ahead meals that you prep at home, freeze … then just dump and cook at the campsite. But it is easy enough to do entirely at the campsite too!


    59. Pesto And Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    Pesto And Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich Campfire Recipe - Camping For Foodies .com

    We enjoy simple meals cooked over a camp stove like this Pesto and Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich. You can also make it using a cast iron griddle over a campfire or a non-stick pan in an RV … so versatile … and yummy too!


    60. Bacon Basil Tomato Ciabatta Sandwich Recipe

    Bacon Basil Tomato Ciabatta Sandwich Recipe by CampingForFoodies features two ciabatta sandwiches on a green plate. One sandwich is closed next to another one that has the upper bun setting up against the lower bun that is piled with golden brown bacon and deep red tomato slices. Green and white basil mayonnaise is spread on the inside of the top and bottom buns.

    Make extra bacon for breakfast so you can quickly assemble this sandwich for lunch or dinner.


    61. Bacon Wrapped Grilled Cheese

    Bacon Wrapped Grilled Cheese by CampingForFoodies features golden brown crispy bacon wrapped around a grilled cheese sandwich that is set on a blue camping plate. A fork and knife are being used to slice the sandwich as golden yellow cheddar cheese oozes from the center of the sandwich onto the plate.

    Watch our VIDEO to see how easy it is to make this sandwich that uses simple ingredients. If you like ooey, gooey and cheesy along with crispy bacon, you need to try this sandwich!


    Soups

    62. Cowboy Soup Recipe

    Cowboy Soup Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping bowl filled with a serving of hamburger Tex-Mex soup in a red tomato sauce broth. Green beans, yellow corn kernels, green peas, orange cubed carrots and white potato chunks in the soup are topped with crushed corn tortilla chips. The handle of a spoon rests on the side of the bowl that is set on a campfire wood log.

    This easy, Tex-Mex soup is a great starter or main dish. It has meat, beans and veggies that are made together all in one pot.


    63. Chicken Piccata Soup

    Chicken Piccata Soup Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping bowl filled with chunks of chicken and tender angel hair pasta in a lemon and chicken broth-based soup. The soup is topped with bright yellow and red bell pepper strips, creamy white parmesan cheese and bright green fresh parsley. A spoon is in the soup as the handle rests on the side of the bowl. The meal is set on a campfire log on a sunny day.

    If you want a warm soup with bright, fresh flavors using simple ingredients, try this one. It’ll be on your table in about 30 minutes!


    Dinners

    Chicken

    64. 3 Ingredient Caesar Chicken

    3 Ingredient Caesar Chicken by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with a hearty dinner meal. The chicken breast is covered in a white, creamy sauce and golden brown Parmesan cheese. A bright green leafy salad with red cherry tomatoes that are sliced in half and purple onion are tossed in salad dressing that is next to a bed of white fluffy rice on the plate which is set on a wooden picnic table. A forest is in the background lit by the golden glow of a setting sun.

    How could 3 simple ingredients be so tasty? You’ll find out when you make this easy dinner!


    65. One Pot Creamy Cajun Chicken Camping Pasta

    Cajun Chicken One Pot Camping Pasta by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron Dutch oven filled with chicken and pasta tossed in a creamy Cajun sauce. The pot is set on the ground next to a Dutch oven lid lifter, the lid is resting against a tree in the background.

    Pre-cooked chicken breasts are combined with pasta to make this yummy dinner. Once the bowties cook, you just need to stir in some sliced chicken, fire-roasted tomatoes, cream cheese, some spices and a fresh jalapeno pepper. The result is a smooth and creamy sauce with a touch of heat from the Cajun spices. This is one of my favorite camping pasta recipes.


    66. Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Breast Recipe

    Chicken recipe cast iron skillet by CampingForFoodies features a large cast iron skillet sitting on a propane camp stove. The pot is filled with a dinner that is ready to be served. The chicken is cooked with black beans and corn and is topped with fresh avocado and cilantro with text over the image that reads cast iron skillet camp chicken recipe, camp stove, RV stove, and campfire.

    The Mexican flavor profile of this easy camp dinner tastes soooooo good! The chicken breasts are cooked along with canned black beans, tomatoes and corn for simplicity. Then fresh onion, garlic, avocado and cilantro round out the flavors with a punch of freshness.


    67. Dutch Oven Chicken And Potatoes

    Easy Dutch Oven Chicken And Potatoes by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron camp Dutch oven sitting on a grate in a campfire ring with a wooden log burning in the background, the pot is filled with a camping dinner of chicken, potatoes and carrots all topped with bright green parsley.

    Enjoy chicken, carrots and potatoes in this simple one-pot camping dinner. We use a little bit of bacon to provide a ton of flavor with very little work. I like keeping a few bags of cubed chicken in my freezer so they are ready for camp dinners when we decide to go on a last minute trip.


    68. Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie

    Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with a big helping of chicken pot pie dinner in front of a cast iron camp Dutch oven with a serving spoon and a fluffy biscuit upper-crust chicken pot pie with carrots, peas, green beans and corn.

    You don’t have to make a homemade crust to make a yummy chicken pot pie at the campsite. This one uses refrigerated biscuits to make an upper-crust. And, you don’t have to chop veggies either … you just need to dump a bag of defrosted mixed vegetables into the pot!


    69. Easy Smoked Chicken Legs On A Pellet Grill

    Smoked BBQ Chicken Legs by CampingForFoodies features chicken drumsticks cooked and ready to be served on a blue camping plate in front of a portable pellet smoker with text over the image that reads smoked chicken legs.

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    Portable pellet grills are awesome for making simple meals that require almost ZERO prep work. These smoked chicken legs start with a simple spicy dry rub to create a yummy, slightly-hot main dish. You can add BBQ sauce if you’d like … but they are great without it too!


    70. Simple Grilled Dijon Chicken With Garlic And Jalapeno

    Grilled Dijon Chicken With Garlic And Jalapeño by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with a dinner comprised of a golden brown chicken breast with charred grill marks and sprinkled with bright green parsley, on the side is a green dinner salad, a serving of couscous and a whole green jalapeno pepper. The plate is set on a wooden picnic table on a sunny afternoon.

    You get tons of flavor when you grill meat that has been marinated. This Dijon grilled chicken is zingy and slightly spicy with a touch of jalapeno pepper and garlic. This only takes 5 minutes to prep and 15 minutes to grill over a campfire or camp grill using propane or charcoal. If I have leftovers I like to slice the re-heated chicken into thin strips and pile it on mini sweet Hawaiian rolls with some mayo and mustard and serve as a quick appetizer or light dinner


    71. Dutch Oven Chicken And Rice Camping Recipe

    Chicken And Rice Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron Dutch oven filled with a baked chicken and rice casserole. The cubed white chicken is smothered in a creamy sauce with white jasmine rice, orange cubed carrots, green sweet peas and bright green fresh parsley. A Dutch oven lid with charcoal briquettes covered in ash sits in the background.

    Need warm comfort food for cold camp trips? Try this simple chicken and rice casserole that does not use canned soup!


    72. Chicken Shish Kabobs

    Camping Skewers by CampingForFoodies features skewers of charred grilled chicken cubes, cherry tomatoes, yellow bell peppers, onions and mushrooms sitting on a propane camping grill ready to be served.

    Kabobs can be grilled over a campfire or on a camp grill using propane or charcoal.


    73. Dutch Oven Latin Campfire Chicken

    Dutch Oven Latin Chicken by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron camp Dutch oven set in a campfire ring filled with cooked chicken, sweet potatoes, red bell pepper, black beans and bright green cilantro.

    One pot is all it takes to make this simple and flavor-packed dinner!


    74. Dutch Oven White Chicken Chili

    White Chicken Chili Dutch Oven Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping bowl filled with rich and creamy white chicken chili, on a blue camping plate with toasted wedges of flour tortillas with text over the image that reads white chicken chili.

    This thick and creamy white chicken chili takes a whole 15 minutes to prep. And, if you want to make it even faster, cube the chicken breast meat at home, place it in a freezer bag and just defrost it at the campsite. Your prep time will be about 5 minutes!


    75. Chicken Pesto Pizza

    Chicken Pesto Pizza - Camping For Foodies .com

    Super easy camp meals often start with partially prepared ingredients like the pre-baked pizza crust in our Chicken Pesto Pizza. This recipe can be made using a Dutch oven, campfire, grill or RV oven!


    76. Cast Iron Dutch Oven Chicken Enchiladas

    Dutch Oven Enchiladas by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron camp Dutch oven filled with chicken enchiladas baked in red sauce, topped with golden melted cheddar cheese and bright green chopped fresh cilantro.

    Using pre-cooked shredded chicken and prepared enchilada sauce makes it easy to prepare these chicken enchiladas at the campsite.


    77. Easy Dutch Oven American Chinese Chop Suey

    American Chinese Chop Suey by CampingForFoodies features a serving of chicken chop suey with carrots, mushrooms, celery and green onions over a bed of white rice on a blue camping plate with hot campfire coals in the background.

    You won’t miss your favorite Chinese take-out restaurant if you make this chop suey in the wilderness! You basically turn your cast iron Dutch oven into a wok to stir fry the carrots, onion, mushrooms, garlic and celery. Then, add the chicken and simmer in a simple homemade sauce that includes chicken broth, soy sauce, ground ginger and red pepper flakes.


    78. Lemon Feta Campfire Chicken

    This Lemon Feta Campfire Chicken Dutch Oven Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies is sitting on a tree stump at a dispersed campsite in the mountains. The white feta cheese is sprinkled on top of the chicken with red tomatoes, bright green parsley and salty kalamata olives.

    Readily available ingredients and 15 minutes to prep make this Greek-inspired camp dinner simple to prepare at the campsite!


    79. Spicy Chicken And Corn Chili

    5 Can Camp Chili by CampingForFoodies features a white serving bowl filled with canned chicken meat that is covered in a red sauce from heating the meat with canned Mexican style corn, pinto beans, green chilies and salsa.

    No cooler … no problem! This spicy chicken chili is one of our camp meals with non-perishable ingredients … perfect for tent campers!


    80. Dutch Oven Lemon Chicken

    Dutch Oven Lemon Chicken by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron Dutch oven filled with golden brown, crispy chicken thighs on top of a bed of tender petite potatoes, lemon slices and fresh rosemary sprigs in a smooth pan sauce. The pot is sitting on the ground, dinner is ready to be served at the campsite.

    5 minutes of prep time is all you need to make this easy and healthy recipe. Chicken thighs, petite potatoes, garlic, onion, fresh rosemary and lemon are combined to make a simple and flavorful one pot meal that makes its own pan sauce.


    81. Dutch Oven Mexican Chicken

    Dutch Oven Mexican Chicken Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron Dutch oven filled with a freshly baked meal of browned chicken breasts and rice in a Mexican sauce topped with green cilantro.

    This simple chicken starts with browning chicken then combining it with rice, prepared salsa and chicken broth to simmer into a yummy one pot meal.


    82. Smoked Honey Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks

    Smoked Honey Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with sticky, golden brown, chicken legs coated in brownish, red BBQ sauce that is glistening from the caramelized sugars, bright green pieces of cilantro are scattered across the glazed meat.

    If you like sweet & spicy, sticky & crispy, you need to try this recipe ASAP!


    83. Trinidad Stew Chicken Recipe

    Trinidad Stew Chicken Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with white rice that is topped with deep brown stewed chicken, carrots and potatoes in a thick sauce. A green lime wedge rests on the side while a hand sprinkles bright green cilantro over the plate. A Dutch oven in the background contains more stewed chicken with the handle of a ladle resting on the edge of the pot.

    You can almost visit Trinidad and Tobago just by eating this comforting chicken stew in the great outdoors.


    84. Chicken Fajitas Freezer Meal

    Chicken Fajitas Freezer Meal by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate holding a brown, whole-wheat tortilla topped with golden brown chicken fajitas, red and green peppers, shredded cheddar cheese, spicy red salsa and drizzles of white, creamy sour cream. A green jalapeno pepper sits at the side of the plate on a picnic table with a blue, flowing river in the background on a bright sunny day.

    You can’t get more simple than freezer meals. You’ll prep and freeze these fajitas at home. Up to 3 months in advance. Then, you’ll just defrost, dump & cook at camp.


    85. Grilled Chicken Nuggets Recipe

    Grilled Chicken Nuggets Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with golden brown chicken nuggets. The char marks and caramelized bbq sauce glisten in the sun. Golden brown French fries sit behind the meat alongside a blue bowl filled with coleslaw in a creamy dressing.

    Looking for a campsite meal that is fast to prep and cook? Try this Chick-fil-A copycat recipe for grilled chicken nuggets!


    Beef

    86. Dutch Oven Chili Mac

    Camping Chili Mac by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron pot set on a campfire cooking grate, filled with a one pot Dutch oven chili mac recipe with ground meat, red and brown beans, tomatoes and macaroni. A single serving is set aside in a blue camping bowl with yellow shredded cheddar cheese on top.

    This classic comfort food is so yummy and easy! The pasta combines with the beef, beans, tomatoes and cheese to create a filling and satisfying meal that is budget-friendly too! It is easy to make at camp but if you want to make it at home a couple of days before your trip, just refrigerate it and reheat at the campsite.


    87. Dutch Oven Steak

    Dutch Oven Steak by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron camp Dutch oven filled with strips of steak in a sauce with tender white and purple fingerling potatoes. The dish is topped with bright green fresh parsley. The pot is set on top of a grate that is set on the ground outdoors.

    It only takes about 5 minutes to prep this fantastic steak and potatoes dinner! Make a simple marinade and let the flank steak strips tenderize for about 12 hours. Not only does the quick marinade recipe produce fork-tender meat, it also creates a yummy sauce.


    88. Campfire Hobo Stew Recipe In Foil Packets

    Hobo Stew Recipe For A Campfire That Cooks In Foil Packets - Camping For Foodies .com

    Make these AMAZING foil meals in minutes! These Hobo Stew packets are simple to make and are totally easy clean up meals too!


    89. Grilled Flat Iron Camping Steak Recipe

    Simple Camping Recipe Grilled Flat Iron Steak by CampingForFoodies features flat iron steak that has just finished cooking and is sitting on a propane camp grill with a side dish foil packet alongside, both are ready to be removed from the grill to be served at the campsite with text over the image that reads flat iron steak.

    This flat iron steak is a quick prep and grill but tastes FANTASTIC because it sits in a simple marinade while you go explore the great outdoors for the day!


    90. Chuck Roast Burnt Ends (A Quick Version Of Poor Man’s Brisket)

    Poor Man Burnt Ends by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with wet burnt ends slathered in BBQ sauce, next to fresh coleslaw and a bowl filled with a side of baked beans.

    Classic BBQ burnt ends require 18+ hours of time to prep and smoke but this Poor Man’s version uses a beef chuck roast and is done in about 5 hours using a portable tailgate pellet smoker. Who wouldn’t want some meat candy on their next camp dinner menu? We love it with our simple and homemade Kansas City style dry rub and molasses BBQ sauce.


    91. Pellet Smoked Short Ribs

    Pellet Smoked Short Ribs by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with food ready to be served at the campsite. The English-style cut short ribs have a golden brown color after being smoked in a pellet grill. Next to the ribs are smoked green beans with bacon and fluffy mashed potatoes sprinkled with freshly ground black pepper.

    These fall-off-the-bone tender, non-sauced BBQ beef short ribs are made in a portable tailgate smoker with 6 simple ingredients.


    92. Diablo Sandwich

    Diablo Sandwich Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a hot sandwich on a blue camping plate. The red and brown color hamburger is mixed with yellow corn, bright green cilantro and avocado slices. The plate is set on a firewood log with blue sky in the background.

    You won’t believe what a great flavor combination comes from jalapeno peppers, taco seasoning, BBQ sauce and pepper jack cheese. These Tex-Mex style spicy sloppy joes need to be on your menu!


    93. Dutch Oven Shepherd’s Pie

    Dutch Oven Shepherd's Pie by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron Dutch oven filled with a layered casserole containing browned ground beef, mixed vegetables, a layer of mashed potatoes and melted cheddar cheese. A spatula sits in the pot ready to scoop out the next serving.

    You only need 5 minutes to prep ingredients before you begin cooking this cottage pie dinner. It’s the perfect meal for cold-weather camp trips when you’re in the mood for cozy comfort food!


    94. Kettle Beef Recipe

    Kettle Beef Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with fluffy, white mashed potatoes topped with tender beef chunks in a thick brown gravy sauce alongside bright green steamed broccoli. Both are sprinkled with red pepper flakes. The plate is set on a campfire log. In the background is a sparkling river and tall green grasses.

    This is comfort food made with simple ingredients to create fork-tender beef with simple homemade gravy.


    95. Creamy Taco Recipe

    Creamy Taco Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with a serving of creamy beef tacos. Corn tortilla chips are covered with browned ground beef and black beans in a thick brownish-orange cheesy sauce that’s topped with bright red diced tomatoes, sliced green onions and bright green cilantro.

    Looking for an easy, tasty & fun one-pot camping meal? Try camping tacos! The simple ingredients require minimal prep work and they are so delicious!


    96. Beef And Broccoli Freezer Meal

    Beef And Broccoli Freezer Meal by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with beef flank steak, green broccoli florets, sliced green onions and sprinkled with hot red pepper flakes. The meat and veggies are surrounded by a bed of white, fluffy rice. The plate is set on a campfire log outside on a bright, sunny day.

    If you have 10 minutes, you have enough time to cook this delicious freezer meal!


    97. Shredded Beef Burritos

    Shredded Beef Burritos by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with a tortilla topped with shredded beef, shredded cheese, onions, salsa, cubed avocado and drizzled with sour cream.

    These burritos are ready in just 20 minutes because they use pre-cooked meat. Just make it in your crockpot at home, freeze it and it’ll be ready for your next trip!


    Seafood

    98. Shrimp And Asparagus Foil Packs

    Shrimp And Asparagus Foil Packs by CampingForFoodies features a piece of shiny aluminum foil set on a table outside on a sunny day. The foil pack holds 6 cooked jumbo shrimp set on a stack of bright green asparagus and topped with chopped fresh parsley, on the side is fluffy white rice and two lemon wedges.

    Lemon and garlic provide a ton of flavor in these campfire foil packets. Prep, cooking and clean-up are all simple with this meal.


    99. Grilled Halibut Fillet

    Soy And Garlic Grilled Halibut Fillet Recipe - Camping For Foodies .com

    For this speedy dinner, you just mix and AMAZINGLY flavorful sauce and brush it on the fish you cook for about 10 minutes … bam … you’re eating!


    100. Shrimp In Garlic Wine Sauce Over Pasta

    Garlic Shrimp Wine Sauce Pasta Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a plate of food ready to be served at the campsite including pink shrimp and fresh green parsley tossed in a garlic butter sauce with angel hair pasta alongside a slice of garlic bread covered in garlic butter and fresh parsley with text over the image that reads garlic shrimp wine sauce pasta camping recipe.

    If you have garlic-lovers in your camp crowd, you need to try this super-simple pasta dish. It features shrimp and garlic in a white wine butter sauce tossed with angel hair pasta. It’ll be on your table in 30 minutes or less!


    101. Blackened Trout With Cajun Cream Sauce

    Blackened Trout With Cajun Cream Sauce Cast Iron Skillet Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies

    See how fish + seasoning blend + oil turns into the BEST MEAL my brother-in-law EVER ATE!


    102. Campfire Grilled Fish In Foil Packets

    Campfire Fish Grilled In Foil Packets by CampingForFoodies features flaky white fish, red cherry tomatoes and ribbons of fresh green basil in an opened aluminum packet with a pile of couscous mixed with capers and sun-dried tomatoes ready for serving.

    Wine is an ingredient that can add tons of flavor without requiring a lot of work! Seafood is a great protein for quick campfire meals in aluminum foil.


    103. Easy Grilled Mahi Mahi With Mango Salsa

    Grilled Mahi Mahi Recipe With Mango Salsa by CampingForFoodies features a marinated and grilled piece of Mahi Mahi topped with fresh mango salsa made from mangos, red onion, red bell pepper and cilantro with text over the image that reads grilled mahi mahi with mango salsa.

    The slightly sweet mango salsa has a little bit of heat from a jalapeno pepper. The freshness of the tropical-flavored salsa is the perfect topping for this mildly flavored ocean-going fish that cooks in less than 10 minutes!


    Pork

    104. Grilled Pork Loin Roast

    Grilled Pork Loin Roast by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with 4 slices of grilled pork loin with a golden-brown crust, the meat is set next to mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli that are sprinkled with red pepper flakes. The table is set outside on a sunny day with a desert landscape in the background.

    This pork roast uses only 3 ingredients and one of them is oil!


    105. Dutch Oven Pork Chops And Rice

    Pork Chops And Rice Dutch Oven Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron Dutch oven filled with a meal ready to be served at the campsite alongside a blue camp plate topped with a single serving that includes a bed of rice mixed with onions, green pepper strips and tomatoes topped with a pork chop with text over the image that reads pork chops and rice.

    One-pot camping dinners are easy to cook and clean-up too! These pork chops take on a mild Italian flavor as they cook with the rice and a bit of onion, garlic, oregano, bell pepper and tomatoes.


    106. Dutch Oven Sausage

    Dutch Oven Sausage Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a one pot camping meal that is ready to be served at the campsite and includes browned beer brats over onions, peppers and potatoes in a delicious beef broth with text over the image that reads Dutch oven sausage camping recipe.

    You only need about 5 minutes to prep this one-pot Dutch oven dinner!


    107. Chorizo Quesadilla

    Chorizo Quesadilla by CampingForFoodies features two golden brown crispy tortillas that are sandwiched together and stuffed with a meat, potato and cheese mixture. The toasted quesadilla is sliced into wedges that are set on a red camping plate. A large scoop of red, white and green colored salsa and large dollop of creamy white sour cream is next to the wedges. The entire plate is sprinkled with bright green fresh cilantro which is lit by a setting afternoon sun.

    This super-simple dinner has great flavor that comes from the chorizo sausage. I like serving it as a main dish, but, it also makes the perfect appetizer.


    Meat Combinations

    108. Cajun Chicken Foil Packets

    Cajun Chicken Foil Packets by CampingForFoodies features a silver-colored piece of tinfoil used as a bowl to hold a serving of Cajun chicken. The pieces of white cauliflower, green broccoli, red bell pepper and white onion slices compliment the chicken and andouille sausage pieces. A serving of white rice is behind the food and the foil packet is set on a blue camping plate with green shrubbery in the background.

    This meal is fast, delicious and moist. And, if you’re dealing with dietary restrictions, it’s low carb, keto-friendly, gluten free and packed with veggies!


    109. Dutch Oven Cowboy Stew

    Dutch Oven Cowboy Stew by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron camp Dutch oven sitting on the ground filled with a sauce and browned ground beef, andouille sausage, potatoes and canned corn, tomatoes, green beans and green chilies.

    Two great ways to make camp meals simple: minimal prep and minimal clean-up. This recipe satisfies both! You’ll combine ground beef, andouille sausage and a bit of bacon to make the meat base. Then add potatoes and some canned veggies including diced tomatoes, green beans, whole kernel corn, pinto beans and green chilies to make a satisfying one-pot dinner.


    110. Dutch Oven Jambalaya

    Dutch Oven Jambalaya Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a cast iron camping Dutch oven filled with chicken, sausage and shrimp jambalaya alongside a pot of white rice in the background and a cast iron lid resting against a camping fire ring.

    When you think of easy camp meals, jambalaya is probably not something that comes to mind. So, how’d we make this one easier than a traditional recipe? We used dried spices rather than fresh herbs (this was especially helpful … you know how much work it is to cook with fresh thyme LOL), we used a seasoning blend to cut down on the number you need for great flavor, and we used shrimp that is already cleaned, peeled and deveined.


    111. Smoked Ground Beef Chili

    Smoked Ground Beef Chili by CampingForFoodies features an aluminum foil pan filled with smoked chili that has been smoked in a portable pellet grill and includes hamburger, bacon, onion, garlic, jalapeno peppers, spices, three types of beans, tomatoes and sauce that is ready to be served at the campsite.

    Using a portable pellet grill smoker is a fun way to put a unique twist on a favorite classic meal. This version uses ground beef, bacon, onion, garlic, jalapeno peppers, spices and three types of beans that are all cooked in a portable tailgate smoker.


    Flatbreads & Pastas

    112. Grilled Flatbread Pizza

    Grilled Flatbread Pizza Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with toasted flat bread that’s topped with bright red cherry tomatoes, creamy white mozzarella cheese, kalamata olives and ribbons of bright green basil. The plate is set on a campfire log on a sunny day with a desert landscape in the background.

    If you’re looking for vegetarian camping recipes that will satisfy meat-lovers too, try this veggie-filled naan bread pizza.


    113. Pesto Tortellini Bake Freezer Meal

    Pesto Tortellini Bake Freezer Meal by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron Dutch oven filled with cubed chicken, red cherry tomatoes and cheese-filled tortellini pasta in a creamy pesto and alfredo sauce. The family-style meal has been baked and is ready to be served.

    You can’t get easier than make ahead meals you just “dump and cook” at camp. This chicken and cheese tortellini dish tastes fantastic in a creamy sauce.


    114. Dutch Oven Campfire Goulash

    Dutch Oven Goulash by CampingForFoodies features a cast iron camp oven filled with goulash made with macaroni, meat, tomatoes and sprinkled with parmesan cheese. The pot is set on a grate in a campfire ring.

    Got 5 minutes to prep your dinner? Try this yummy campfire goulash! It is one of our favorite one pot camping meals that is a delicious, old-fashioned comfort food.


    115. One Pot Spaghetti

    Camping Spaghetti by CampingForFoodies features a big cast iron skillet filled with pasta cooked in a sausage tomato sauce and topped with fresh basil and parmesan cheese.

    5 minutes of prep and this simple one pot camp dinner is cooking!


    116. Pesto Ricotta Pasta Bake

    Baked Pesto Pasta With Ricotta by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with a serving of this lazy man’s lasagna made with layers of Italian sausage, green basil pesto, cherry tomatoes, ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheese that is golden brown from baking. On the side is a tossed green salad and a thick slice of garlic bread. A black cast iron camp Dutch oven sits in the background that is filled with the remaining pesto pasta bake that is ready to be served with text over the image that reads Pesto Ricotta Pasta Bake.

    This could be the simplest lasagna you could ever make … that’s why we call it lazy man’s lasagna! It combines Italian sausage, basil pesto and three cheeses!


    117. Grilled Flatbread With Prosciutto, Charred Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella And Basil

    Caprese Flatbread With Prosciutto by CampingForFoodies features a piece of flatbread that has been toasted over a hot grill and topped with thin slices of chopped Prosciutto, chunks of creamy white mozzarella cheese, charred tomatoes and thin ribbons of fresh basil leaves. The white plate is sitting on a black table outside on a sunny day. Bright green fresh basil leaves garnish the plate.

    This Grilled Flatbread is one of our easy camping meals for two that also can be scaled up to feed as many people as you’d like.


    118. Pesto Steak Pasta

    Pesto Steak Pasta Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with a serving of pesto steak pasta that includes bow tie pasta, cherry tomatoes and strips of skirt steak tossed in pesto then topped with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

    Don’t worry about boiling water to cook this pasta, it cooks right in the sauce and the entire one pot meal is ready in just 30 minutes.


    Desserts

    119. Camping Smores Dutch Oven Brownies

    Dutch Oven Brownies by CampingForFoodies features a parchment-paper lined black cast iron camp Dutch oven filled with baked brownies, topped with golden-brown puffed mini marshmallows and graham cracker pieces.

    Start with a boxed brownie mix and it will measure the dry ingredients for you! These Dutch oven s’mores brownies will be a hit on your next camp trip!


    120. Easy Dutch Oven Pineapple Upside Down Cake

    This is a photo of a Dutch Oven Pineapple Upside Down Cake Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies. The moist cake is covered with gooey pineapples dotted with cherries sitting on a table in the mountains at a remote camping site.

    Camp oven meals must include dessert and this Dutch Oven Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a sweet treat to end your camp day!


    121. Chocolate Lava Dutch Oven Cakes

    Dutch Oven Chocolate Lava Cakes by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron camp oven filled with freshly baked individual servings of mini chocolate cakes in foil cupcake wrappers. The pot is set on the ground next to a rock and piece of firewood.

    These Dutch Oven Chocolate Lava Cakes are deceptively easy and dangerously delicious!


    122. Campfire Smores Recipes: 10 Mouth-Watering Smore Variations

    10 Campfire S'mores Recipes S'more Variations That Will Make Your Mouth Water - Camping For Foodies .com

    Smores are classic when it comes to simple desserts for camp trips. We have 10 totally unique variations you need to try!


    123. Dutch Oven Apple Dump Cake

    Dutch Oven Apple Dump Cake by CampingForFoodies features a golden brown dessert set in a parchment paper liner with apple pie filling that is sprinkled with a boxed cake mix, butter and pecans then baked till bubbly and golden brown in a camp Dutch oven which is sitting the background. The dessert is ready to be served at the campsite.

    Just dump and bake this easy campfire recipe to create this super-simple dessert recipe that’s a sweet, gooey mess!


    124. Campfire Brownies

    Campfire Brownies by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron Dutch oven filled with freshly baked brownies dotted with mini Snickers candy bars as the lid filled with campfire coals is being removed from the top of the Dutch oven.

    Add chunks of Snickers bars to a boxed brownie mix and you have a wonderfully, chocolatey sweet treat made right over your campfire in your Dutch oven.


    125. Dutch Oven Blueberry Cobbler

    Campfire Dutch Oven Blueberry Cobbler by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping bowl with a serving of blueberry cobbler and vanilla ice cream set on a large rock under a tree. A black cast iron camp Dutch oven containing the rest of the baked cobbler is set behind the bowl that is ready to be served.

    This is like a dump cake but uses fresh fruit for much better flavors and textures as compared to canned pie filling.

    FREE Printable Meal Planner

    Use my camping menu planner to stay organized when planning meals for your next trip. It’s FREE and you’ll get it delivered instantly to your inbox!

    Camping Menu Template Meal Planner Free Printable by CampingForFoodies features a collage of free camping printables including a camping menu planner template, a campfire stew recipe card and a healthy no cook camping salad with text over the image that reads free camping menu template, tips and recipe ideas.

    Easy Make Ahead Camping Meals

    Another way to make meals super easy is by doing all of the prep work at home. Some of our make ahead meals are prep ahead so you dump and cook at camp. Others are cook ahead so you just reheat at your campsite.

    These are the best recipes for outdoor cooking on your next simple camping trip … extending your fun time to the max!

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