Going camping soon? You will want to check out these 20 easy camping dinner recipes that will help make your trip a delicious success!
20 Easy Camping Dinner Recipes
The year 2020 might go down in the record books as the return of the family camping trip. We might not be able to travel abroad right now, but we can still explore the US and all its glory.
Luckily, we don’t have to give up camping. The best of part of camping? Camping food! If you’re looking for a little bit of inspiration for the campground, look no further!
35 Delicious and Easy Camping Dinner Recipes
Make your next camping trip a delicious success with these 35 perfect easy camping dinner recipes your entire family will love. From foil packet meals to cast iron recipes, dutch oven ideas, and pie iron inspiration, you'll find at least a few new camping recipes you will definitely want to try on your next camping trip.
Tin Foil Jambalaya combines Cajun andouille sausage, veggies, uncooked rice, and a delicious spice mixture. Mix it all together on some aluminum foil and throw it on the grill or in the oven. Easy prep, loads of flavor!
Nothing is more satisfying than a big camp fire after a long day of hiking and making a hearty meal. This dutch oven chili and cornbread and is a hit! The spicy and smokey chili soaks into the bottom of the sweet cornbread. Everything goes into one big pot and the only item that needs to be kept on ice is the beef and egg and milk for the cornbread.
Who says you cant have dessert for dinner?! That sweet sticky taste of a S'more is for many the best part of the campfire and camping. It brings back memories of your childhood and all the kids will love them.
Looking for a way to get your N’awlins fix with one of our awesome camp stove recipes? There’s no better way than with a Po Boy! Are they low-cal and healthy? Unequivocally, NO! But, they are worth the occasional splurge and making this Shrimp Po Boys Camping Recipe in the great outdoors is a great way to make this slightly messy deep-fried, but oh-so-good, Cajun favorite.
Healthy, Tex Mex foil packets that you and kids will love to eat and you'll appreciate the easy prep, bake and clean up. After all, camping isn't about the time spent washing dishes but the time spent making memories.
Need a quick and easy dinner that practically bakes itself over the campfire? This Chili Campfire Bake is so quick and easy - I recommend you offer to cook dinner while your partner sets up the tent. They'll still be putting up the tent poles while you're grabbing a fishing pole and headed to the water.
Not only are these Pie Iron Tasty Tacos super easy to make while camping they're make ahead-able! You can premake the packets or prep the ingredients so everyone can make theirs just the way they want.
These Parmesan Chicken Foil Packets are a complete dinner in a simple foil packet. You can premake and keep in your freezer too. After making your packets put them all in a ziplock bag and use as a way to keep things cold.
Make these Stuffed Pepper Boats Italian-style, wrap them in foil and cook them on the grill or over a campfire. You can also make them family style at home by cooking them in the oven in a casserole dish.
This Campfire Pizza is perfect for feeding Vegans to Carnivores with an extra cast iron skillet and some topping swaps at your next cookout or bonfire. You'll have everyone happy, content and full and eager to come back for your next pizza party.
Camping under the stars can get cold at night. Wish you had brought some bowls to make stew? Don't worry as Foil Stew is a hearty and warming stew you can make in a foil packet. All you need is a spoon, this recipe, a warm fire and maybe a cuddle partner to wish upon a falling star with.
Looking for a fresh baked fish meal? This Cod, Chorizo and Potato with savory sauce in a foil packet will go wonderfully with coastal campouts. Just imagine hearing gulls and watching the waves wash upon the shore while breathing deep of fresh cut grass while everything cooks on the fire because you're camping out in the backyard. You may not be able to make it to the shoreline but you can eat like you're on the coast.
This BBQ or campfire Breakfast Scrambler is a one pan meal you'll be sure to add to your recipe list. With a great flavor and easy clean up, it can also easily be converted for home oven use for brunch or family reunions.
5 minute prep +Kielbasa sausage and in season veggies makes for an easy meal you can have any time of the day. The kids can add their own veggies and meat and you won't have to worry about someone complaining their sibling has more squash than they do.
Thinking about Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches but that amazing food truck can't come camping with you? This Pie Iron Philly Cheese Steak will have your belly filled, taste buds tingling and you JUST might think yours is better than theirs.
Baked Salmon Foil Packets with veggies are easy to prepare ahead of time and are easy to grill or bake over your campfire. But, what is really great about them is you can prepare this same dish and serve it for a date night at home.
Loaded Nachos on the grill are perfect for summer cookouts, midnight movies on the projector or a quick poolside snack. Plus, everyone can make theirs JUST the way they like them and no clean up issues to deal with when they're in a foil packet.
This low carb, Keto-friendly, Greek inspired Grilled Ground Beef and Cauliflower foil packet will have everyone full, happy and actually setting their phones down to have a meal and conversation around the campfire.
What’s your favorite type of recipe to make when you’re camping?
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Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.