Do campfire recipes really have to just be burgers and corn on the cob every night? We don’t think so. These easy campfire recipes are guaranteed to amp up your next camping trip. Here are 21 of our favorite camping recipes, from easy camping lunches to campfire skewers recipes and campfire desserts. Help yourself to these delicious campfire recipes that are comforting wherever you find yourself!
Campfire Recipes to Give the Outdoors the Feel of Home!
1. Bacon Baked Beans Bacon Baked Beans Photo by yearzerosurvival
What more do you need when camping aside from bacon and baked beans to make a delicious meal? It’s one of those slow-cooker recipes where you just add some BBQ sauce to make this classic campfire dish, which will surely be a crowd-pleaser.
2. Roasted Cinnamon Rolls Roasted Cinnamon Rolls Photo by Whimsy-Love
All you need is a tube of cinnamon rolls, a stick, and a campfire to enjoy this easy roasted cinnamon rolls recipe. It’s great for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. Mix it up and use biscuits or rolls for a dinner side dish.
3. Cheesy Dutch Oven Potatoes
Grab some potatoes, bacon, cheese, and onions, and soon you’ll be salivating over this dish. Make sure to bring your cast iron dutch oven, too. If that’s not convenient, try making cheesy potatoes in some tin foil over the fire.
4. Sunrise Breakfast Bowl Sunrise Breakfast Bowl Photo by tonispilsbury
Take the hassle out of campfire cooking with this easy breakfast dish. Put together bread, eggs, bacon, and butter, and this breakfast bowl is complete. This should be a perfect Father’s Day treat if you end up camping on this special day!
5. Blueberry Orange Muffins Blueberry Orange Muffins Photo by apronstringsblog
Get ready to transform a normal orange into a tasty treat that will surprise the whole family. What appears to be just a simple orange, is actually a blueberry orange muffin after it has spent some time in tin foil over the fire.
6. Biscuit Campfire Donuts Biscuit Campfire Donuts Photo by The Touring Camper
Turn your favorite biscuit dough into sweet and satisfying campfire donuts. In just a few simple steps, this dish can be your breakfast on any camping trip.
7. Coconut Curry Soup Coconut Curry Soup Photo by Dirty Gourmet
Prepare this meal before your camping trip, and throw it in your backpack. When you’re ready to eat, just add water and boil. It’s a simple main dish recipe that’ll taste like a home-cooked meal.
8. Campurritos Campurritos Photo by Copy Me That
You can make this dish before you head out into the woods or prepare it once you’ve picked your camping spot. Either way, this campurritos recipe makes for a hearty dish that leaves you satisfied.
9. Campfire Paella Campfire Paella Photo by ytravelblog
With one pan you can create this flavorful dish while camping outdoors. Use your favorite protein and add your favorite spices for the best campfire paella dish. Quench your fired-up appetite outdoors with this one-dish meal for lunch or supper.
10. Hot Whiskey Hot Whiskey Photo by Jamie Oliver
For cold nights out camping, you need a drink recipe that will warm you up. This simple hot whiskey recipe from Jamie Oliver is simply perfect for cold nights outdoors. It requires only some whiskey, boiled water, lemon, and clover. Add honey if you want to add some sweetness.
11. Curly Dogs Curly Dogs Photo by Rhodesbakenserv
It isn’t a true camping trip without hot dogs roasted over the fire. Mix it up a bit by wrapping your hot dogs in dinner rolls to create fire-roasted pigs on a blanket. Your little campers will be delighted with this tasty treat!
12. Sausage and Fennel Grilled Campfire Pizza Sausage and Fennel Grilled Campfire Pizza Photo by The Bald Gourmet
Pizza might not be the most common camping food, but with the right ingredients, it can be done. You just need dough, sauce, cheese, and your favorite toppings. Cook a delicious pizza over the fire in a cast iron skillet and enjoy something better than delivery pizza.
13. Mixed Mushroom Hobo Pack Mixed Mushroom Hobo Pack Photo by Martha Stewart
Easy foil campfire cooking recipes are great for your outdoor trips. With parchment paper and foil, you can cook just about anything over a fire. This delicious mixed mushroom recipe will complement your stay in the great outdoors. This is just perfect when all campers and survivalists I know love mushrooms and are edible mushroom pickers.
14. Dutch Oven Caramel Apple Pie Dutch Oven Caramel Apple Pie Photo by rhodesbread
15. Pineapple Upside Down Cake Pineapple Upside Down Cake Photo by Echoes of Laughter
Use tin foil to make this pineapple upside down cake after dinner. This recipe requires just a few ingredients and bakes quickly right in a tin foil packet! But you can add a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream if you can.
16. Poundcake S’mores Poundcake S’mores Photo by JS Online
It’s not a true camping experience without campfire s’mores. Mix it up with this poundcake s’mores recipe. This will definitely put your campers in the mood before a long hike!
17. Campfire Chicken Stew Campfire Chicken Stew Photo by Taste of Home
You don’t have to leave all the comforts of home behind when you go camping. With this chicken recipe, you can have a bowl of warm chicken stew that’s made over the fire. It just might be the best meal for supper on your camping trips.
18. Lamb Kebabs with Mint Pesto Lamb Kebabs with Mint Pesto Photo by bonappetit
Looking for a unique recipe to make on your next trek into the woods? Give this lamb kebabs recipe a try and you’ll definitely say, “it still feels like home”! It’s a camping skewer recipe you just can’t miss.
19. Apple Pie On A Stick
You don’t always need to use the proper utensils when camping. With this apple pie on a stick, you can leave the fork and knife behind. Apples and sticks equals an easy campfire dessert or snack recipe!
20. Campfire Cone Campfire Cone Photo by Come Together Kids
Combine some of your camping favorites in one dessert recipe. Add a little marshmallow, chocolate, and even peanut butter to create this tasty campfire cone treat. No picky camper of yours will say no this fancy outdoor snack.
21. How to Make Campfire Nachos How to Make Campfire Nachos Photo by Fresh off the Grid
It’s probably safe to say that nachos are the ultimate camping comfort food. It is quick and easy to prepare and can be served any time of the day. So if you’re hankering for some good old Tex-Mex comfort food, follow this campfire nachos recipe!
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Don’t just settle for burgers and hot dogs! We like to mix things up and try out exciting campfire recipes. These are easy campfire meals that are sure to please on your next camping trip. Plus, if you can master cooking while camping, you’ll have an invaluable skill to use when the SHTF. Master these quick and easy campfire recipes and be the campsite chef so you’ll be way ahead of the game in an emergency survival situation and be your family’s SHTF VIP.
Do you have other campfire recipes for occasions like St. Patrick’s Day or Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on January 27, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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