Love to go camping? We do too! These 50 Easy Camping Recipes are your go-to resource to plan your next camping trip! Make ahead or perfect for campfires!
My family loves to go camping. Getting out into the woods and finding that sense of calm away from the city is one of our favorite summer break activities. With two growing boys,e having easy camping recipes on hand is a must. These 50 camping recipes cover every meal of the day. There is a wide variety of options to please your family’s palate. This is my go-to list whenever where heading out. From make-ahead options to on-site easy to whip up meals, these are the best camping recipes around!
50 EASY CAMPING RECIPES FOR THE GREAT OUTDOORS
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Start your day off right with these camping breakfast recipes! You just have to decide if you’re in the mood for sweet or savory.
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- Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies – Make-ahead for a great snack in the car or easy grab and go option in the morning!
- Camper’s Breakfast Hash – Eggs, cheese, and meat! A simple breakfast for the campfire.
- Churros Muffins – As good as any donut and they travel well!
- Camping Breakfast Sandwich – Move over McDonald’s! This sandwich has you beat!
- Granola Recipe – Add some to your yogurt or eat by the handful!
- Ham and Cheese Hash Brown Foil Packets – Prep before you leave or assemble on-site and cook over the fire!
- Vanilla Almond Overnight Oats – A tasty set and forget option that’s better than cereal!
- Campfire Cinnamon Roll Ups – My kids love making these fun camping “cinnamon rolls”.
- The Best Ever Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes – This pancake better gets better overnight. Prep before you bed down and enjoy in the morning!
These camping drink recipes have adults in mind since we usually bring waters, Capri Suns, and sodas as a default.
- White Peach Sangria – Add your liquids to a large mason jar and your fruit in a Ziploc bag. Combine in a plastic pitcher, let it sit for a bit, and you’re ready to go!
- Camping Margaritas – Freeze your margarita fix and throw it in the cooler! It will melt to slushy or liquid perfection!
- How to Brew Camp Coffee – Need your morning caffeine fix? Find the best way to brew coffee for your needs!
- Strawberry Agua Fresca – Refreshing and easy to make. Our whole family loves this drink!
Getting the munchies midday is no biggie with the best camping snack recipes! They’re a great way to satisfy those cravings between meals.
- Campfire Nachos – We love this for a fun mid-day lunch option!
- Horsetooth Trail Mix – Got a sweet tooth? This trail mix has your name on it!
- Chocolate Chip Energy Bites – Poppable and oh so tasty! Great for breakfast too!
- The Best Fruit Salad Recipe – Technically this could be a side dish too, but we like it as a snack before or after lunch!
- The Best Beef Jerky – My boys go crazy for this beef jerky! So much better than store-bought.
- Peanut Butter S’mores Snack Mix – Because you should definitely have s’mores flavored things when camping!
- Homemade Italian Herb Snack Mix – One bite and you’ll be hooked! This snack mix goes FAST!
- Refrigerator Pickles – Great for a snack or serve ’em up with your burgers and dogs!
These simple camping sides can be made or prepped ahead of time and finished off at the campsite for an easy meal pairing!
- Camping Mac and Cheese – Prep ahead of time and cook over the fire! So much cheesy goodness!
- Campfire Grilled Ratatouille Kebabs – A gorgeous veggie option! I cut the veggies and home and assemble the skewers later.
- Pizza Pasta Salad – Love this pasta salad! Super easy to make and it’ll keep in the cooler for days!
- Chicken Poppyseed Fruit Salad – Get a protein boost with your fruit. I love this for a light lunch too!
- 7 Layer Salad – Layer everything up in Tupperware and store the dressing separately. The veggies will stay crisp!
- Red Cabbage Slaw – Tangy and delicious! I prep ahead of time and mix with the dressing later. This slaw is great all by itself or pair with your dinners!
- Southwestern Mason Jar Salad – add everything to a jar and you’re set! Shake before eating to mix everything up in the dressing.
- Firey Campfire Veggies – OMG! This recipe is so good! Fresh veggies seasoned to perfection!
- Three Bean Salad in a Jar – A classic dish ready to go in a jar. Grab it from the cooler and dig in!
Camping dinners don’t have to complicated! In fact, the easier the better! These meals are simple, delicious, and sure to satisfy!
- Spicy Teriyaki Grilled Steak Kabobs – Meat is always on the menu with my guys and they love this teriyaki steak!
- Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets – Gourmet food at the campsite is easier than you think!
- Pressed Italian Sandwiches – These sandwiches are great! Make them before you leave, wrap ’em, and put them in the cooler under your other foods. They’ll get pressed naturally!
- Pizza Grilled Cheese – A family favorite and SO easy to make. You can even your pie irons for them.
- Mason Jar Ramen – Use hot water boiled over your campfire to cook your ramen!
- Southwestern Mexican Packets – Great flavors and always a hit with my family!
- How to Make Campfire Pizza – Yes, pizza while you’re camping. Everyone is going to love you!
- Fish and Vegetable Foil Dinner – A lighter meal option that’s great for lunch or dinner!
- Grilled Chicken Fajita Skewers – Grill ’em up and serve with tortillas. So easy!
- Foil Pack French Dip Sandwiches – Prep ahead of time and warm up over the fire. You can’t go wrong serving this sandwich!
- Walking Tacos – My boys ask for these all the time. I love how easy they are to make and customize with your favorite toppings!
- Smoked Sausage and Potatoes Foil Pack Meal – Big enough to share, or feed one teenage boy. 😉 Simple and delicious!
Camping dessert recipes? Yes!! You’d be amazed at what you can make over the campfire!
- Picnic Perfect Banana Pudding – Hand everyone their own mason jar and watch this pudding disappear!
- Campfire Banana Boats 9 Ways – If you’ve never had a grilled banana boat you are missing our friend!
- Pound Cake and Berry Campfire Skillet Dessert – Easy and so tasty! I love the Rolos for a little chocolate and caramel indulgence!
- Campfire Cakes – Baking on a campfire. Everyone will be impressed!
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars – Make ’em at home and grab when you have a sweet tooth craving!
- Campfire Cones – Load them up with marshmallows, chocolate, and your favorite add-ins. A family favorite!
- Campfire Tarts – Cook the “crust” over the fire, add your favorite pie filling, and whipped cream for a bite-sized treat!
- Indoor S’mores (outdoors) – Pass the graham crackers and get dipping!
Our favorite tools for making these camping recipes
- Dutch Oven
- Cast Iron Skillet
- Mason Jars
- Ziploc Bags
- Metal Skewers
- Wolf’em Sticks
- Marshmallow Sticks
- French Press
- Jiffy Pop Popcorn
- DIY Frugal Campfire Fire Starters
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