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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
This parmesan crusted campfire broccoli is a totally simple recipe that makes a great pairing for grilled chicken, beef, pork or fish.
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.
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.
This classic comfort food is made easy for the campsite by using processed cheeses that require little prep and no refrigeration!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wrap cold cuts and cheeses between hamburger buns in a foil pouch, then, warm over a campfire for a quick meal ready in minutes.
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.
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.
Toasting sandwiches turn “lunch” into easy dinner meals that taste great and don’t feel like you are eating “just a sandwich”.
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!
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!
Make extra bacon for breakfast so you can quickly assemble this sandwich for lunch or dinner.
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!
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.
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!
How could 3 simple ingredients be so tasty? You’ll find out when you make this easy dinner!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
Need warm comfort food for cold camp trips? Try this simple chicken and rice casserole that does not use canned soup!
Kabobs can be grilled over a campfire or on a camp grill using propane or charcoal.
One pot is all it takes to make this simple and flavor-packed dinner!
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!
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!
Using pre-cooked shredded chicken and prepared enchilada sauce makes it easy to prepare these chicken enchiladas at the campsite.
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.
Readily available ingredients and 15 minutes to prep make this Greek-inspired camp dinner simple to prepare at the campsite!
No cooler … no problem! This spicy chicken chili is one of our camp meals with non-perishable ingredients … perfect for tent campers!
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.
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.
If you like sweet & spicy, sticky & crispy, you need to try this recipe ASAP!
You can almost visit Trinidad and Tobago just by eating this comforting chicken stew in the great outdoors.
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.
Looking for a campsite meal that is fast to prep and cook? Try this Chick-fil-A copycat recipe for grilled chicken nuggets!
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.
86. Dutch Oven Steak
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.
Make these AMAZING foil meals in minutes! These Hobo Stew packets are simple to make and are totally easy clean up meals too!
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!
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.
These fall-off-the-bone tender, non-sauced BBQ beef short ribs are made in a portable tailgate smoker with 6 simple ingredients.
91. Diablo Sandwich
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!
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!
This is comfort food made with simple ingredients to create fork-tender beef with simple homemade gravy.
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!
If you have 10 minutes, you have enough time to cook this delicious freezer meal!
Lemon and garlic provide a ton of flavor in these campfire foil packets. Prep, cooking and clean-up are all simple with this meal.
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!
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!
See how fish + seasoning blend + oil turns into the BEST MEAL my brother-in-law EVER ATE!
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.
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!
This pork roast uses only 3 ingredients and one of them is oil!
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.
104. Dutch Oven Sausage
You only need about 5 minutes to prep this one-pot Dutch oven dinner!
105. Chorizo Quesadilla
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.
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!
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.
108. Dutch Oven Jambalaya
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.
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
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.
113. One Pot Spaghetti
5 minutes of prep and this simple one pot camp dinner is cooking!
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!
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.
116. Pesto Steak Pasta
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.
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!
Camp oven meals must include dessert and this Dutch Oven Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a sweet treat to end your camp day!
These Dutch Oven Chocolate Lava Cakes are deceptively easy and dangerously delicious!
Smores are classic when it comes to simple desserts for camp trips. We have 10 totally unique variations you need to try!
Just dump and bake this easy campfire recipe to create this super-simple dessert recipe that’s a sweet, gooey mess!
122. Campfire Brownies
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.
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!