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If you’re planning a much-awaited camping trip with your family or friends, then the excitement level is probably off the charts. There is so much to look forward to except all the simple meals you’ll have to eat, but that doesn’t mean you have to make your peace with just grilled or smoky hot dogs!
There are tons of incredible camping recipes that don’t require a plethora of equipment or ingredients. No, we are not strictly talking about make-ahead meals because it’s almost impossible to pack everything, right?
From cheesy potatoes wedges and delicious pancakes to meaty meals and some cocktails with wine, there’s something for everyone here. You can make the meals ahead or cook them outdoors without any hassle.
So scroll down and check out the 101 best camping recipes, you are in for a treat!
101 Best Camping Recipes
1. Boil-in-a-Bag Omelets
This one is an amazing meal prep recipe that is egg-free, gluten-free, and can make your camping adventures super amazing. Take these bags on your trip as they are easy to carry and everyone will have their own portions to enjoy. You can also customize the dish and make this the best vegan breakfast option!
2. Cheesy Garlic Fries
Potato wedges and cheese are always a yes for me and you will surely love a no-bake recipe if you’re out camping. You don’t need an oven, it can be done on the campfire and those potatoes will come out nice and soft. What’s more, they are healthier than your typical fried wedges!
3. Mushroom Burgers
We hardly prefer taking heavy, prone-to-spillage meals on camping trips—quick bites are our go-to food. These mushroom burgers are here to fill you up with deliciousness and you can enjoy it without any hassle at the campsite—and they are just as tasty as beef ones!
4. Grilled French Toast Skewers
If you’re taking your kids camping, serve these healthy, gluten-free french toast skewers for breakfast. Food on sticks is always preferred when you cannot deal with messy and sticky hands. Grill the French toast skewers and enjoy them with sugar dust.
5. Vegan Kebab Skewers
Being vegan doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy a delicious Asian kebab recipe. Loaded with assorted vegetables and marinated tofu, this vegan kebab dish can make anyone drool. Grill them after brushing olive oil on the sides of the kebabs.
6. Cheese and Zucchini Boats
Zucchini is a must-have veggie in your meals if you are vegan and they deserve all the attention. Here is a tasty grilled dish where you have zucchini topped with tomato and mozzarella cheese. It’s not a good idea to make ahead these for your trip, it’s better to grill them at your camping site.
7. Hearty Vegetarian Chilli
Baby mushrooms, tomatoes, chili beans, frozen veggies meat and ripe avocado floating in seasoned vegetable broth would surely make those camp dinners amazing. This filling dish can win over anyone with its goodness and cruelty-free recipe!
8. Indian Spiced Chickpea Wraps
Wraps are very popular everywhere, thanks to their low prep time and the fact that they’re mess-free takeaways. You can always spice up regular camping food and switch to saucy chickpeas wrapped in tortillas. Serve them with spinach and raita and enjoy a healthy dinner.
9. Baked Potatoes and Onions
Potatoes and onions can’t go wrong! These baked onions and potatoes in foil are an excellent takeaway food and they can be consumed on hiking or camping trips as a quick bite. All you need are just 3 ingredients!
10. Lemon Poppy Seed Granola
Quick bites are very essential on camping trips as you need an energy booster and what can be better than easy-to-make tasty snacks? These poppy seeds granolas are flavorful, healthy, and are the perfect grab-and-go snack.
11. Sweet Potato Quesadillas
Another quick, and mess-free camping food, sweet potato quesadillas loaded with black beans can be a filling meal. The tortillas loaded with pepper jack cheese would surely take you on a heavenly journey.
12. Campfire Lasagna
Lasagnas are family meals and you can cook them for a big gathering. Loaded with cheese, pasta sauce, spinach, and oregano, a campfire lasagna will be the ultimate comfort food.
13. Chia Seeds Protein Bites
If you like to snack on some quick bites, this one is for you. The chia seed balls are healthy, and you can enjoy them when you are in a hurry. Made with oats, chia seeds, peanut butter, and honey, they will make a tasty delight!
14. Chickpea Breakfast Hash
Make a quick chickpea and veggie breakfast hash while you’re out camping—it’s guaranteed to be a favorite! It will make for a healthy and filling meal and help kickstart your mornings.
15. Blueberry Coconut-Oat Bars
This is not a dessert, however, if you like to enjoy sweet delights after your meals at the campsite, you can try this out. With blueberries on the top, the coconut oatmeal bars are also enough to make you feel full on a busy, camp-day morning.
16. Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits
I might find this recipe extra delicious due to the aesthetic mason jar setting, but a fruity blast for your camp breakfast would definitely start your day on a healthy note. Besides, it’s enriched with the goodness of yogurt, and there are enough vitamins to get yourself through the day, it’s a win-win situation!
17. Dutch Oven Pizza
Are you missing pizzas while you’re out camping? Here is a delicious Dutch oven pizza recipe to spice up those adventure-filled days with lots of cheese and the goodness of veggies.
18. Fiery Campfire Veggies
Relish some smoky vegetable delights like zucchini, corns, peppers, and onions right beside the campfire. This refreshing veggie dish is full of goodness and light calories.
19. Red Lentil Sloppy Joes
Sloppy joes are summer classics and we love those flavors and high-protein meals. Try out a one-pot sloppy joe this time which can be easily made at a camping site and your mates would surely relish every bite of it!
20. Juicy Zucchini Kabobs
We checked out a recipe with cheese and zucchini boats, take that up a notch and you’ll have yourself some spicy zucchini kabobs at the campsite! It’s very exciting when you can grill at a campsite and these juicy kabobs can be a nice side dish or a main course.
21. Five Can Chili
A spicy curry dish made of kidney and black beans, diced tomatoes, onions, and chipotle, will be the perfect dish to serve on a cool night at the campsite. Top it off with grated cheese or simply serve it with bread.
22. Tofu Vegan Kebab
Much like those kebab skewers, you can enjoy grilling these tofu vegetable kebabs when you are out camping. Seasoned with Japanese sweet wine, peanut butter, and sesame oil, they will taste delicious with mushrooms or a green salad.
23. Dutch Oven Enchiladas
A juicy combo of tortillas, black beans, and veggies in enchiladas sauce is something worth trying out when you are out camping. Serve it fresh salads and it’s good to go!
24. Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
If you are not a fan of oats, you should try them with apples—I bet you’d change your mind. A healthy mix of apple, classic oats, and cinnamon in milk would be the perfect breakfast for camping. The prep time is just 5 minutes and you can carry them in mason jars to add some aesthetics.
25. Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers
Sweet potatoes and black beans burgers are the right choice if you are looking for a delicious treat. Burgers are mostly easy to make and they have minimal prep time which is what we need on camping days.
26. Easy Vegan Jerky
A quickie packed with plant proteins, this one is an amazing takeaway lunch or school snack. It can be stored in an airtight container and you can take it out on your hiking trail too without any hassle.
27. Green Vegetable Burritos
Burritos are one of my favorite takeaway meals as they are spillage-proof. Make the green filling with spinach, zucchini, and green peppers, and sprinkle it with cheese before you fill the tortillas with it.
28. Chorizo and Sweet Potato Hash
You may not be a fan of chorizos but they taste pretty good with sweet potatoes. Enjoy this healthy hash which is seasoned with beans, oregano, and peanut butter.
29. Cornmeal Griddle Pancake
You might have already tried out some wonderful pancake recipes, but here’s a cornmeal griddle pancake recipe you can try out while you’re camping. Top off the pancakes with blueberries and honey!
30. One-Pot Chili Mac
A nostalgic meal from our childhood, mac & cheese always holds a special place in our hearts. This one-pot recipe is loaded with assorted chilies which makes it spicy and a perfect meal for camping!
31. Skillet Beer Cheese
Calling all the beer lovers out there, here is a chance to pair beer and cheese together. This dish is perfect while you’re out camping in cool weather and can be served with baguette slices.
32. Grilled Blooming Onion
As aesthetic as it looks, blooming onions are also favorite steakhouse appetizers. Dip the onions in heavenly cheese and season it with your favorite sauce!
33. Cheater Skillet Monkey Bread
Show some love to your taste buds with this delicious monkey bread when you are camping. It can be made perfectly on a campfire, you just need a skillet and two ingredients—it will be done in a few minutes.
34. Campfire Potatoes
Here is an outdoorsy dish that can be an appetizer or a good side dish as well. These campfire potatoes are nothing fancy, just potato cubes amidst mozzarella and parmesan cheese with good garnishing. Simple but super tasty!
35. Tex-Mex Chips and Dips
A quick snack that would fit well in your camping bag, Tex-Mex cheese with tortilla chips is a wonderful appetizer. Besides, they look so aesthetic when served and I am totally in love with it!
36. Classic Cheeseburgers
Again, you cannot complete a camping trip without burgers because they are quick-to-make, mess-free, and filling meals. Meat patties with melted cheese and soft buns can never go wrong!
37. Camp Chili & Cornbread
Boxed cornbreads are always a good campsite grub and nobody can deny it. Combine it with chili gravy and you’ll have yourself a healthy and filling meal to enjoy amidst the greenery.
38. Egg and Sausage Taquitos
Do you remember that classic English breakfast with scrambled eggs and sausages? It got an American makeover with tortilla wraps and became delicious breakfast taquitos. They are super easy to make too.
39. Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
Are you looking for a quick campfire dinner recipe? An all-time favorite ham and cheese sandwich can be made in a few minutes and you can serve a filling meal just by throwing them on the hot coal.
40. Camping Chilaquiles
A Spanish delicacy can very well top the list of the best camping breakfasts, and chilaquiles deserve every praise. It’s basically fried tortilla chips topped with veggies, cheese, and eggs. Sounds pretty delicious, right?
41. Baked Eggs with Beans
Inspired by a Jewish dish shakshuka, this healthy meal idea is low on calories and full of goodness. You just have to bake some eggs on spicy beans, tomatoes, and chickpeas sauce. Serve it with plain rice or cauliflower rice if you are weight-watching.
42. Easiest Campfire Nachos
Nachos are an all-time favorite and you should definitely serve them at the campsite. This campfire nacho recipe consists of nachos layered with cheese and topped with delicious toppings—everyone will love it!
43. Grilled Pineapple Chicken
Yes, I’m talking about a sweet chicken dish with pineapples. Grill the chicken on the fire and mix it up with seasoned pineapples. Food cooked on the grill is always super tasty!
44. Grilled Pizza Bread
What happens when you suddenly get pizza cravings at the campsite but can’t order it? This handy recipe is enough to make pizza bread on the grill loaded with cheese and toppings and satisfy your tastebuds and tummies.
45. Dutch Oven Cornbread
You don’t have to be British to enjoy cheddar cheese with yummy cornbread. This dutch oven recipe also features green chilies and cheddar cheese—you are in for a tasty breakfast.
46. Foil Pack Chicken Nachos
Perfectly proportioned chicken nachos are no doubt the best appetizers for everyone at the campsite. Full of cheese, chicken, and veggies, it can also be served as the main dish.
47. Chicken and Dumplings
Dumplings might not be a popular snack in the US, but you can always enjoy them when they are combined with shredded chicken. The flavorful broth can also fill your hungry tummies.
48. Dutch Oven Chicken Marbella
Let’s dive into a gourmet dish that is crispy, sweet, saucy and yes, you can also expect a protein boost! I know how essential that is when you are camping and the Chicken Marbella won’t let you down.
49. Hot Dogs with Cast-iron Beans
Rest assured that everyone will be drooling over these grilled hot dogs. This is one of the easiest meals to make when you are outdoors—it’s full of proteins as well.
50. Shrimp Scampi
Who said you cannot enjoy seafood while camping? Marinate the shrimp well and wrap it up in foil before grilling it for 10-12 minutes. Enjoy!
51. Hot Ham and Pineapple Burger
Give a tasty twist to regular meat burgers by adding juicy pineapples to them. This savory breakfast recipe is perfect for camping and you can enjoy ham and fruit together.
52. Chicken and Black Bean Nachos
Nothing should stop you from enjoying cheesy nachos even when you are camping. Give it a quick makeover with shredded chicken and black beans and serve with lime wedges.
53. Bacon Ranch Grilled Potatoes
You can definitely get hooked on this amazing combo of cheddar cheese, bacon, and ranch dressing. Potatoes are an amazing source of carb and you can even serve this as a side dish while you’re out camping.
54. Mini Quiche
People serve quiche as desserts, but these bacon, ham, and spinach quiches are for your camping dinner. These muffin tin dinner recipes can be made without any hassle and you can carry them everywhere.
55. Grilled Cheese Hot Dogs
These cheesy hotdogs are nothing fancy, just a quick and delicious meal and full of flavors! Garnished with butter and cheddar, everybody would enjoy these grilled delights.
56. French Dip Sandwiches
Here’s a delicious French dip sandwich recipe with deli roast beef and provolone cheese. The meat lovers would call this an amazing and filling breakfast treat!
57. Pink Lady Apples and Sausages
This is easily one of my favorites owing to those pink hues. Seared Italian sausages amidst pink lady apples make for a super unique dish. This sweet and delicious meat dish can be enjoyed while camping without any hassle!
58. Ham & Swiss Croissants
Burgers? Check! Sandwiches? Check! Croissants? No, not those chocolatey ones, but croissants full of meat and mayo! These meaty quick meals are the perfect takeaway treats for camping or hiking adventures.
59. Chicken Pasta Salad
If you have made up your mind to omit cooking chores on your camping days, you must be packing ahead. This chicken salad pasta is a delicious and filling meal with lots of customization options, perfect for camping!
60. Greek Campfire Lamb Burgers
You cannot complete a camping adventure without enjoying juicy burgers with grilled patties. This Greek-style lamb burger is nothing like those traditional burgers, and is basically, domes of lamb and beef served with dill potatoes.
61. Mediterranean Salmon Packs
This Mediterranean salmon recipe is as tasty as it is healthy. You will just need 35 minutes to prepare this flavorful filling meal and the pesto sauce will satisfy everyone’s tastebuds.
62. Garlic Sausage Asparagus
A perfectly balanced dinner is all you need after hiking throughout the day. This meal provides the right balance of protein and veggies which would make you full in no time!
63. Southwestern Chicken Packets
Grill chicken in foil with corn, beans, and pepper jack cheese to make it extra delicious. Serve this delicious meal with sour cream and avocado to enhance the flavors.
64. Walking Tacos
You can literally roam around while tucking into this tasty Mexican dish, I’m not kidding! This recipe is made with ground beef and onion with lots of seasoning. Once done, you can put them in plastic bags of Doritos or Fritos and they are ready to be devoured.
65. Bacon-stuffed Cinnamon Buns
Cinnamon buns are a classic, you can literally stuff them with anything and they would taste amazing. Try these bacon-stuffed cinnamon buns on your next camping trip and it will be a hit.
66. Mac & Cheese with Kielbasa
When you bring mac and cheese and crispy kielbasa together, they become the best crowd-pleaser. You can substitute kielbasa with bacon, that’s totally up to you. Also, this quick recipe is the best choice if you are cooking outdoors!
67. Caramelized Onions
These caramelized onions are seasoned with beef bouillon granules and other spices to enhance the flavor. They have to be cooked on the grill after being wrapped in foil and they will melt in your mouth in seconds.
68. Chicken Pineapple Skewers
When pineapple and chicken come together, one can expect a blast. All you need is teriyaki sauce to bring these two components together, making this the perfect dish for camping.
69. Chicken Pot Pies
Pies are tasty dishes that can be made ahead, and these pot pies are perfect if you want to carry lunch while backpacking. Loaded with chicken and veggies, they are full of nutrients and filling as well.
70. Asparagus and Parma Ham
This frittata recipe which consists of eggs, asparagus, peas, and ham will make a filling breakfast. This is a one-skillet recipe and you can prepare it in the woods with ease.
71. Chicken and Onion Kebabs
We have already checked out tofu and veggie kebabs, now check out the original Asian delicacy with juicy chicken. Serve them with naan or flatbread and enjoy while sitting around the campfire.
72. Mediterranean Orzo Salad
Nothing’s better than filling your stomach with seasonal veggies and good old boiled eggs. Try this orzo salad on your next camping trip and it will be a hit!
73. BBQ Chicken Foil Packs
There are several meaty foil recipes that are perfectly suited for campsite dinners. What about one with something with BBQ sauce now? Get this chicken dish done in a few minutes and start your adventure with bags full of proteins.
74. Garlic Beef Stir Fry
When you are cooking on a trip, nothing could be better than a one-pot meal. This garlic beef and asparagus stir fry can be a wholesome dinner for the entire squad and it’s super delicious.
75. Campfire Queso
Everybody loves the melt and creaminess of Velveeta cheese, and you can take it to the next level by adding beer and meat to it. This queso recipe is another grilled delight that can be done in a few minutes and enjoyed with tortilla chips.
76. Grilled Halloumi Sandwich
Breakfast at the campsite would be much more thrilling if you have a sandwich full of Halloumi cheese, fried eggs, and Hawaiian rolls. Full of spicy mayo, this is quick and easy to make.
77. Easy Chicken Spaghetti
The chicken spaghetti is a baked pasta dish loaded with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, diced chicken, and tomatoes. It’s flavorful, filling, and definitely the right to be enjoyed on a cold camping night.
78. Camping Quesadillas
A fairly inexpensive and filling meal, quesadillas are loved by many. If you want to make some for the entire camping squad, here is an amazing recipe with chicken, salsa, black beans, and cheese that you could enjoy.
79. One-pot Beef Stroganoff
A combination of noodles, steak, mushrooms, and a creamy sauce is all it takes to make everyone drool! Moreover, one skillet is enough to make this and you can enjoy it while camping without any hassle.
80. Red Wine Hot Chocolate
This warm and filling drink will make those cold camping nights bearable! A rich blend of dark chocolate and red wine would make you relish every sip of it.
81. Glampfire Smoky Cocktails
If you don’t like it rough, enjoy your camping days with some mild cocktails that would not go OTT but surely make you feel good. Made with whiskey and liquid smoke, this is a unique camping cocktail!
82. Campfire Peach Cobbler
Here’s a well-known campfire recipe that has been an all-time favorite. The peach cobbler is healthy to the core and though you can substitute peaches for berries, nothing can match the flavor and juiciness of peaches!
83. Spicy Applesauce Cakes
Whether you are spending your day at home or out camping, cravings for sweet desserts come without any notice. Here’s a sweet and spicy applesauce cake dessert loaded with raisins, walnuts, chocolate chips, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Everyone will love this sweet and crunchy dessert!
84. Pound Cake and Berry Dessert
When you can prepare a dessert in a skillet, you know you are in for a treat. A combination of berries, candy bars, and pound cake will surely be a hit at the campsite.
85. Fruit Skewers and Whipped Cream
This one is much like a typical fruit salad, but the twist is that the fruits are skewered and seasoned with cinnamon, and then served with whipped cream. Can you find a healthier way to end your meal?
86. Nut Butter Cups
Cupcakes are definitely mess-free, popular sweet dishes that deserve all the praise. If you want to check out a recipe that is healthy, chocolatey, and is loaded with almonds, dates, and honey, go for this one!
87. Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
I know it sounds weird, but if you try these double chocolate zucchini muffins, I am sure you will crave more! This is a gluten-free and vegan dessert, and the zucchinis will make the muffins moist and healthy.
88. Camping Pancakes
Pancakes are a staple when you are backpacking or going to summer camp. They are filling, they taste good, and are spillage-free. From basic pancakes to 3-ingredient banana pancakes, choose the one you want for your trip!
89. Oreo Cinnamon Buns
Treat yourself to a cinnamon oreo blast after your meal with these oreo and cinnamon buns. The best part is, they can be prepared on the campfire in a skillet in no time and you only need 3 ingredients!
90. Nuts and Seeds Trail Mix
Have you ever tried fruits with chocolate chips? This mix is not a dessert but a quick snack that can be enjoyed when you are chilling beside the campfire. A blend of dry fruits, chocolate chips, seeds, and nuts would surely satisfy your sweet cravings!
91. S’mores Cinnamon Rolls
I don’t think there could be a better way to mix up two perfect desserts and satisfy your sweet tooth at the campsite. Serve it after drizzling more melted chocolate on top!
92. Campfire Cones
Summer camping is super fun and the excitement doubles if you get to enjoy a lot of delicious food. These campfire cones can be made in three distinct flavors—classic, berries, and banana. These tasty cones would surely earn you some compliments.
93. Graham Crackers
Carrying sweet crackers with you while camping is always a good idea and you can enjoy these graham crackers without gluten and guilt. Made with buckwheat flour, tapioca starch, and some other ingredients, you are free to customize the toppings.
94. Toasted Coconut Hot Chocolate
I don’t want you to miss out on hot drinks when you are camping, so here is a nice hot chocolate make-ahead recipe. With shredded coconut, cornstarch, and whipped cream, you deserve a cup of deliciousness after hiking for hours.
95. Skillet S’mores
The perfect bake-and-take treat, skillet s’mores are one of the popular desserts and I cannot have enough of them. Loaded with chocolate chips and marshmallows, it’s a perfect sweet delight!
96. Best Berry Crisp
Berry crisps are popular sweet delights throughout the year, and FYI, they can be made on the grill as well. Make this campfire dessert and if possible, top it off with vanilla ice cream.
97. 3-ingredient Protein Pancakes
We know how important protein is when you are hiking or camping in the woods. This 3-ingredient pancake recipe has your favorite fruit, eggs, and protein powder to make it a hit among everyone.
98. Nutella Granola Bars
Delicious granola bars with Nutella, marshmallow bits, chocolate chips, and rolled oats can make anybody drool. Besides, what’s a better way to start your day?
99. Cherry Hand Pies
I know this dessert has caught your attention with those red, yummy cherry paste bursting out of the crust. These campfire cherry pies are topped with sugar dust and they taste heavenly!
100. Pineapple Upside Down Cake
It would be amazing to bake a delicious cake at the campsite and the fun doubles if the cake is unique. Serve it with whipped cream to enhance the flavor.
101. Glazed Peaches and Figs
Peaches and figs are the main components of this sweet dessert, but you can substitute peaches with nectarines and it will taste just as good!
Now that you’re spoilt with choices, I am sure you have picked your favorites from this list of best camping recipes. Make sure you try out as many recipes as you can and happy camping!