If you’re looking for a quality food that is easy to carry and convenient, this collection of camping recipes from Food For Camping may be just what you need. We have included many of the recipes we use in our own campsite as well as some great recipes from others.
Food For Camping Ideas
Looking for some quick & easy camping meal ideas to make on your next camping trip? Something that won’t be a ton of work, but still tastes delicious? Well, then this list is for you!
We searched through our recipe catalog to find our favorite quick and easy camping meals. All of the following recipes use just a single piece of cookware (pot, skillet, foil packet, pie iron, etc), feature quick-cooking ingredients, and contain elements that can be prepared ahead of time at home, saving you time at your campsite!
1. Campfire Nachos
What could be easier than loading a Dutch oven full of tortilla chips, melty cheese, black beans, salsa, and all your favorite nacho toppings and calling it dinner?!
2. Chicken Tzatziki Skewers
These Greek-inspired grilled chicken skewers with tzatziki sauce can either be a quick grab-and-go appetizer or the centerpiece of a full dinner spread. Chop the veggies & chicken and make (or buy) the tzatziki sauce at home so all you have to do at the campsite is assemble & grill the skewers.
3. Shrimp Boil Foil Packets
Shrimp, smoky sausage, buttery corn, and zesty lemon, this Shrimp Boil Foil Packet is one of our all-time summertime favorites. And, since the whole meal cooks in foil, there are NO DISHES to clean at the end of the night!
4. Easy Chickpea Curry
Packed with plant-based protein, completely filling, and loaded with flavor, this easy chickpea curry with coconut milk is sure to hit the spot!
5. Sausage Breakfast Sandwiches
Make the sausage patties at home and store them in your cooler so you’ll have them ready to throw on the griddle first thing in the morning. Add in a fried egg and hot-honey sauce and you’ll have a tasty breakfast sandwich with minimal effort!
6. Chicken Pad Thai
This chicken pad thai is easy to make on either a one or two-burner camping stove. Make the pad thai sauce at home before your trip, or use store-bought sauce to keep things simple!
7. Dutch Oven Mac & Cheese
Using only 7 ingredients, this Mac & Cheese is a simple yet satisfying meal. Since it cooks in a Dutch Oven, it’s completely hands-off, too – just dump the ingredients in, set it over coals, and dinner’s ready in 10 minutes!
Incredibly Delicious Camping Food Ideas
1. Apple Sausage Breakfast Sandwich
Few things are as satisfying on a camping trip as a good breakfast sandwich. It has all the hit ingredients of all-American breakfast, assembled together in a convenient grab-and-go package. This recipe features homemade maple and apple sausage patties, melty cheese, and is topped with a fried egg.
2. Banana Bread Pancakes
Who would settle for regular old pancakes when you could start your morning with Banana Bread Pancakes?! Just add walnuts, banana, and a scoop of brown sugar and you’ll start the day with a real treat.
3. Cast Iron Frittata
If you’re looking for a hearty car camping breakfast, look no further than this cast iron frittata! Blistered cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, and shallots all layered together with cheese and eggs, a frittata is a wonderful way to start your morning.
4. Halloumi Breakfast Sandwich
Four words: FRIED CHEESE AND EGGS. This is one of our favorite camping breakfasts!
5. French Toast
French toast is a camp classic. In this recipe, we break down the basics so you can make perfect French toast, every time!
6. Cinnamon Apple Pancakes
Light, fluffy, and layered with incredible apple flavor, these cinnamon apple cider pancakes are the ultimate fall weather camping breakfast. If you like spiced apple cider, you’re going to LOVE these pancakes!
7. Chorizo And Sweet Potato Hash
Sweet potato breakfast hash with crumbled chorizo sausage and diced scallions—this super satisfying one skillet breakfast is a perfect way to start the day.
8. French Toast Sticks
These French Toast Sticks are on the table quickly and are fun for kids and adults.
9. Super Seed Apple Oatmeal
When we need a quick, no fuss breakfast that isn’t boring, we cook up a pot of this apple oatmeal. It’s loaded with chia, flax, and hemp seeds for an extra nutritional boost, and sweetened with cinnamon apples.
Chilaquiles is an easy camping breakfast – crispy tortillas simmered in a spicy tomato sauce and topped with a few eggs. It takes less than 30 minutes to make, and it’s vegetarian, too!