30+ Scrumptiously Easy Camping Recipes

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Going camping? Here are 30+ easy camping recipes to gather 'round the campfire. All kinds of camping food ideas, including camping breakfast ideas, camping dinner ideas, yummy campfire desserts, and camping snacks too!

When we go on a camping trip, we like to eat well, but we also like to eat cheap. We prefer to spend more money exploring the area we're in or eating like a local.

A Few Tips for How to Eat Cheap While Camping

  • Pack all or most of your food with you. More than likely, you're going to spend less money in your local grocery store than you will upon entering a grocery store you've never explored before.
  • Keep it simple. Find ways to use less ingredients, like using canned peaches in this campfire peach cobbler. No need to drag along a bunch of fresh fruit, just to be cut up and cooked in a cobbler.
  • Stock up on hot dogs. Yep, pack those puppies in the cooler and enjoy every bite. My guys love hot dogs, and I think it's safe to say they could eat them every meal if I'd let them. Switch them up by mixing them with baked beans for beanie weanies, or cooking them with a pack of stir fry veggies for a somewhat healthier meal. I love a good Chicago dog myself.
  • Don't forget the peanut butter. Make lunch easy, going old school with peanut butter and jelly! Peanut butter is great for energy levels too, something we all need when we're outdoors.
  • Make use of potatoes. You can bake them, fry them in a skillet, bake them, or make crispy seasoned steak fries with them. They're very versatile and a great way to spend less money.

Can we just take a moment to savor the memory of easy campfire meals gone by? Oh how I love a good campfire.

Easy Camping Recipes Anyone Can Make

Whether it's a backyard campfire or you're hitting the road for a full-on camping trip, here are 30+ camping recipes that'll have the whole family ready to gather 'round the fire.

Camping Snacks and Appetizers

Who doesn't love a bag full of easy finger foods while relaxing in the great outdoors?

Crispy Seasoned Steak Fries over the Campfire

How to make the best homemade steak fries, seasoned and grilled to crispy perfection in a cast iron skillet over the campfire. Easy comfort food recipe.
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cooked steak fries, sprinkled with chopped parsley, in a cast iron skillet

Campfire Spinach Dip

Make this simple campfire spinach dip in a foil packet for easy cleanup. Serve it with a toasted baguette, and you've got the perfect camping snack.
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campfire spinach dip in aluminum foil bowl with slices of French bread

Hershey's S'more Trail Mix

Mix together chocolate, graham crackers, pecans, and mini marshmallows for a delicious hiking or camping snack!
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Hershey's S'more trail mix with mini marshmallows

Dehydrated Fruit Trail Mix

This dehydrated fruit trail mix is the perfect snack for camping, backpacking, and road trips. It’s easy to make in a food dehydrator!
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dehydrated fruit trail mix in glass mason jar

Camping Drinks and Beverages

How to Make Campfire Coffee

Learn how to make campfire coffee in a percolator pot over a campfire. Plus the best percolator pots for the job.
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Camping Mojitos

This camping mojito recipe makes things a bit easier for those of us who may be attempting to make a mojito in the great outdoors.
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Easy Camping Breakfast Ideas

Pack ingredients for the best meal of the day, a hearty breakfast 'round the campfire…

Easy Omelet Breakfast Muffin

Cheesy delicious omelet breakfast sandwich made with eggs, salsa, cheese, and English muffins. Family favorite breakfast on the campstove!
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easy omelet breakfast sandwich on English muffin

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Camping Breakfast Burritos

Make the best camping breakfast burritos filled with scrambled eggs, cheese, and all the bacon. Quick and easy recipe for mornings around the campfire.
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hands holding bacon, egg, and cheese camping breakfast burrito wrapped in foil

Two Ways to Make Easy Bisquick Campfire Drop Biscuits

How to make quick and easy drop biscuits, using a Dutch oven or pie iron, on the grill or over a campfire. Simple Bisquick recipe for deliciously fluffy biscuits.
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fluffy campfire drop biscuits in a tin foil pie plate

Campfire Cinnamon Rolls

Two simple ways to make campfire cinnamon rolls. Ooey gooey, deliciously easy camping recipe you can make ahead and cook outdoors!
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campfire cinnamon rolls in foil pie plate on wood counter

Sausage and Egg Breakfast Burrito

This delicious breakfast burrito recipe is perfect for feeding a crowd or just a few. Simply make them ahead, pack in a cooler, and reheat for breakfast!
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Camping Dinner Ideas

Pick up a few ideas for deliciously easy camping meals…

Walking Camping Tacos

How to make the best camping tacos for a simple and easy campfire dinner. Walking tacos in a bag with taco meat and your favorite toppings.
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camping tacos with ingredients on wood cutting board

Quick and Easy Grilled Taco Tuna Melt

Easy taco tuna melt recipe, made with a secret ingredient, melted cheese, avocado, and English muffins. Make it on the grill or over the campfire.
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grilled taco tuna melt with avocado on English muffin with tomatoes, on wooden cutting board

Quick and Easy Campfire Hawaiian Pizza

How to make campfire Hawaiian pizza. Just 5 ingredients and a cast iron skillet are all you need for this simple and easy ham and pineapple pizza recipe.
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Ultimate Campfire Bacon Cheeseburger

How to make the ultimate homemade bacon cheeseburger while you're camping. Skillet or grilled, cooking tips and toppings ideas, all in one easy recipe.
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bacon cheeseburger with lettuce, onions, and tomatoes on wooden cutting board on picnic table

Classic Grilled Chicago Hot Dog

How to cook a delicious Chicago hot dog, char dog style. Grilled beef hot dogs recipe with all the best toppings and poppy seed buns. Perfect for a crowd!
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Grilled Chicago hot dog with dill pickle, tomato slices, mustard, pickle relish, white onion, and celery salt on baking sheet

Loaded Campfire Nachos with Chicken

Loaded campfire nachos, with shredded chicken and hummus, are a cheesy delicious camping meal everyone will love. Easy campfire recipe with all the best toppings!
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campfire nachos with chicken cooking on a cast iron griddle on a tripod grill over the campfire

Hamburger Pizza on a Campfire

Make the best homemade hamburger pizza on a campfire. Easy campfire pizza with ketchup, mustard, and pickles, cooked in a cast iron skillet.
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sliced hamburger pizza on a wooden cutting board

Easy Pizza Dough for the Campfire

Quick and easy pizza dough recipe for the best homemade campfire pizza in a cast iron skillet. Grilled or wood fired, thick or thin crust, and no mixer!
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making easy pizza dough in a Ziploc bag for campfire pizza

Campfire Italian Garden Vegetable Soup

This recipe for Italian Chicken and Vegetable Soup needs no preparation or running water. You literally open 7 cans and heat. It's that easy.
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blue enamelware bowl on plate, full of Italian garden vegetable soup

Santa Fe Chicken Foil Packets

Chicken foil packets are the perfect summer grilling meal! With heart-healthy pieces of chicken, zesty seasonings, and a handful of beans and veggies, an entire entrée can be made in no time at all with no dishes!
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unfolded Santa Fe chicken foil packets on baking pan

Super Simple Steak and Chicken Kabobs

Stress-free steak and chicken kabob recipe that's heavenly and prepped in just minutes. Cooking and clean up are a breeze!
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steak and chicken kabobs with fresh veggies on orange plate

How to Grill Pizza

Learn how to grill pizza on the charcoal grill. It's ridiculously easy, and it's absolutely delicious!
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square grilled pizza on wooden cutting board

Campfire Potatoes

Amazing campfire potatoes that are so easy to put together. Make them in foil packs with simple ingredients, including a little spicy kick.
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sliced campfire potatoes with seasoning on white plate

Barbecue Cumin Chicken Kebabs

Stoke the grill and get your outdoor gourmet on with cumin barbecue chicken kebabs. Serve with a peanut lime dipping sauce if desired.
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barbecue cumin chicken kebabs on white plate

Dutch Oven Beef and Biscuits

Fill your Dutch oven with a sloppy joe meat mixture topped with homemade or canned biscuits. Add a little shredded cheese on top before you eat!
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Dutch oven beef and biscuits with shredded cheese on gray plate

Grilled Salmon Kabobs

Vinegar, lemon juice and zest add a nice zing to grilled salmon kabobs. Add a little fresh dill, marinate in the cooler, and grill to perfection!
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grilled salmon kabobs with zucchini and sliced lemon on white platter

Campfire Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

This yummy campfire Philly cheesesteak sandwich recipe is perfect for a family camping trip! Simply wrap it in a tinfoil packet to make an easy camping meal in minutes.
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campfire Philly cheesesteak sandwich with sliced cheese on aluminum foil

3 Cheese Bacon Campfire Potatoes

Cheesy bacon campfire potatoes are super easy to make and delicious! This recipe makes cooking outdoors both easy and enjoyable.
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bacon campfire potatoes in aluminum foil packets on white platter

Teriyaki Orange Beef Shish Kebabs

Teriyaki orange beef shish kebabs have a sweet and spicy mix of flavor with the tang of teriyaki and the sweetness of marmalade. Simple easy camping meal that's fun to eat too!
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teriyaki orange beef shish kebabs with fresh veggies on grill

Easy Camping Desserts

Just because you're sleeping in the great outdoors doesn't mean you can't have dessert…

Dutch Oven Blueberry Cobbler with Just 2 Ingredients

Easy Dutch oven blueberry cobbler with only 2 simple ingredients, including pie filling. Quick and easy camping recipe perfect for a campfire dessert.
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Dutch oven blueberry cobbler in foil pan, scooped out with metal spoon

Easy Campfire Peach Cobbler Recipe

How to make an easy peach cobbler recipe with canned peaches and homemade pie crust crumbled on top. Family favorite campfire dessert recipes!
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peach cobbler recipe dished up in blue enamel camping bowl with fork

Toasted S'mores Dip

How to make kid-friendly s'mores dip over a campfire, on the grill, on the stove, or in the oven at home. Easy skillet dessert recipe you can enjoy anytime.
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fork with ooey gooey s'mores dip filled with melted chocolate, toasted marshmallows, and graham crackers

Grilled Banana Campfire S'mores

Fun way to make s'mores while camping! How to make banana boats s'mores over the campfire, using chocolate chips, marshmallows, and graham crackers!
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ooey gooey banana s'mores close up with chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and graham crackers

Campfire Sugar Cone S'mores

How to make yummy campfire sugar cone s'mores. All you need are ice cream cones, chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows for this easy camping dessert!
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sugar cone s'mores with chocolate chips and mini marshmallows

Skillet S'more Brownies

Bake these decadent ooey-gooey skillet s’more brownies on the grill. A fun and delicious camping dessert recipe for kids of all ages!
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s'more brownies baked in cast iron skillet

Peanut Butter Cup S'mores

Pair peanut butter cups with ooey gooey marshmallows that melt together and create the best s'mores ever.
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peanut butter cup s'mores on parchment paper with roasting fork

Campfire Dump Cake

All you need to make this easy campfire dump cake are a cake mix and pie filling. Dump in a Dutch oven and cook over the campfire. Easy peasy!
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chocolate cherry campfire dump cake baked in Dutch oven

Texas Peach Cobbler in a Dutch Oven

This Texas peach cobbler is made outside in a Dutch oven and cooked over a campfire for a cowboy cobbler over the coals.
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Texas peach cobbler baked in Dutch oven on campfire grate

Walking S'mores for Less Mess

Make less of a mess with yummy walking s'mores, perfect for kids to enjoy all that chocolaty marshmallow goodness.
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S'mores Cones

This yummy s'mores cones recipe is perfect for the campfire, BBQ grill or oven. Make them with sugar or waffle cones for a special treat!
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s'mores cones full of melted chocolate chips and mini marshmallows on white countertop

10 Minute Chocolate Covered Strawberry S'mores

Chocolate and strawberries make a natural combination, so they're the perfect ingredients to take your classic s'more to the next level.
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stack of chocolate covered strawberry s'mores on wooden table

Grilled Caramel Apple Crunch

Make grilled caramel apple crunch in foil packets. Make the packs ahead, and put in the cooler 'til you're ready to cook them on the grill or over the coals.
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grilled caramel apple crunch foil packet, open with scoop of ice cream on top

Brownies in a Cast Iron Skillet

If you're a fan of chewy, fudge-like brownies, you’ll love these skillet brownies. Thick, chewy, rich and no bowls needed. Everything happens in the cast iron skillet.
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brownies baked in cast iron skillet and sliced

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