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23 Camping Food Ideas, Meals & Recipes To Make On A Campfire

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Table of Contents
  1. 1. Campfire French Toast
  2. 2. Campfire Southwest Scrambled Eggs
  3. 3. Campfire Orange Cinnamon Rolls
  4. 4. S'mores Hand Pies
  5. 5. Salmon Grilled In Foil
  6. 6. Campfire Banana Boats
  7. 7. Veggie & Sausage Shish Kabobs
  8. 8. Melted Cheese Dip
  9. 9. Campfire Nachos
  10. 10. Chicken Cape Kabobs
  11. 11. Campfire Eclairs
  12. 12. Italian Sausage & Potato Tin Foil Dinner
  13. 13. Lumberjack Breakfast
  14. 14. Easy Hamburger & Veggie Tin Foil Dinner
  15. 15. Cast-Iron Campfire Pizza Nachos
  16. 16. Grilled Brussel Sprouts
  17. 17. Camping Quesadillas
  18. 18. Blueberry Cobbler on the Grill
  19. 19. Peach Mallows
  20. 20. Chicken Fajitas
  21. 21. Warm Rosemary Olives
  22. 22. Gooey Chocolate Skillet Ice Cream Cake
  23. 23. Campfire Monkey Bread
  24. Plus, check out more ideas:
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Are you getting ready for a camping trip? These amazing camping/campfire recipes will leave your family full of tasty goodness to go along with the great memories you’ll be creating on your adventure. We are impressed by all the ideas of items to cook over a campfire such as French toast, breakfast burgers, cinnamon rolls, potatoes, banana boats, and kabobs. There’s even pizza, eclairs, nachos, quesadillas, and monkey bread! With these camping recipes, you’ll feel like you’re enjoying five-star meals. Yum!


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1. Campfire French Toast

Sure to bring smiles to the entire camping crew, this campfire French toast is easy to prepare.

Campfire Southwest Scrambled Eggs

2. Campfire Southwest Scrambled Eggs

This campfire southwest scrambled eggs recipe also boasts liquid eggs that can be frozen to keep cold until you are ready to use them when camping. Using liquid eggs takes the stress out of transporting whole eggs that can crack. Yummy southwest-style ingredients like corn, bell pepper, jalapeno, red onions, cherry tomatoes, and southern potato hash give this recipe that southwest flavor.

3. Campfire Orange Cinnamon Rolls

All you’ll need to bring this breakfast comfort food to your mess kit is 1 can of cinnamon rolls (or more!), oranges for the number of cinnamon rolls you’d like to make (to hollow out and cook in), a knife for gutting the oranges, and aluminum foil. (Oh, and you’ll need hot coals in your campfire!)

A close up of a piece of cake

4. S’mores Hand Pies

This fun, homemade S’mores hand pies have a flaky, delicious crust and an ooey gooey chocolate and marshmallow filling that you’ll love. Awesome little individual handheld treats, they can be popped on the grill, wrapped in foil, and baked over a campfire or baked in the oven.

A close up of food, with Paella and Salmon

5. Salmon Grilled In Foil

Grilled salmon in foil — When paired with veggies, it’s the perfect meal to make outside. (It can be made in the oven too.) A few simple seasonings and the whole family will go crazy for it.

6. Campfire Banana Boats

If S’mores is the quintessential campfire dessert, banana boats are their camping dessert cousins. So easy and delicious, all you need is foil, bananas, marshmallows, and chocolate chips.

7. Veggie & Sausage Shish Kabobs

You can go camping and eat your veggies too with this healthy veggie and sausage shish kabobs meal idea! Soak skewers in water to prevent burning and cut up veggies and meat prior to departure, if you’d like to spend less time prepping at your campsite. A little olive oil and seasonings and you are ready for a lovely campfire meal.

8. Melted Cheese Dip

A tin foil appetizer that you can make while camping? This melted cheese dip is so easy and is prepped in a DIY tin foil pouch for easy cleanup. You’ll need 2 sheets of tin foil, salsa, tomato, green onion, and prepared herb & garlic cream cheese for this tasty appetizer.

A close up of food, with Campfire and Nachos

9. Campfire Nachos

It’s Mexican night while camping! These campfire nachos boast fresh veggies, crispy tortilla chips, and plenty of melted cheese. Everything is layered in a cast iron skillet, covered in foil, and then grilled to perfection. We love to serve alongside fresh guacamole, salsa, and sour cream. But you can choose any of your favorite toppings. If you have little ones eating as well, you can make this kid-friendly by making a couple of skillets: one spicy and one mild.

10. Chicken Cape Kabobs

These chicken cape kabobs can be prepared using any cut of chicken and your vegetables of choice. We’re pretty sure the lemon garlic marinade used for the chicken will be a hit.

11. Campfire Eclairs

Be prepared to amaze fellow campers with this recipe for campfire eclairs. Easy and foolproof, this delicious dessert is made using crescent roll dough in a can, chocolate pudding, and spray whip cream (try our yummy crescent roll cinnamon rolls, too!) (try our yummy crescent roll cinnamon rolls, too!). Two-inch wooden dowels, soaked in water, work best for wrapping the dough around for cooking.

12. Italian Sausage & Potato Tin Foil Dinner

This Italian sausage and potato tin foil dinner just require a little slicing and dicing, but the prep is fairly simple. A sprinkling of olive oil and seasoning later, and your foil dinners are ready to cook on coals for about 30 minutes.

13. Lumberjack Breakfast

If you’re wondering what a lumberjack breakfast is, wonder no more! This hearty campfire recipe is prepared by spraying the tin foil with cooking spray and layering sausage, hash browns, eggs, cheese, and toppings of your choice prior to cooking in a tin foil packet. In just 15 minutes on the campfire, you’ll have a delicious breakfast.

14. Easy Hamburger & Veggie Tin Foil Dinner

Sometimes called “hobo dinners”, this easy hamburger and veggie tin foil dinners are easy enough for kids to help prepare. Plus, they can be cooked on the coals, right in the tin foil makes cleaning up a cinch.

15. Cast-Iron Campfire Pizza Nachos

Making campfire pizza nachos is easy with the use of a skillet! Simply layer chips, queso, quartered pepperoni, chopped green pepper, olives, and onions in the skillet and sprinkle with cheese. Cook until melted.

16. Grilled Brussel Sprouts

Fans of Brussels sprouts will love this grilled Brussels sprouts recipe! Sprouts are marinated in a simple mustard sauce for 30 minutes, prior to spearing with skewers and grilling over the fire.

17. Camping Quesadillas

Campfire quesadillas are easy to prepare while camping. Ingredients are spread on tortillas, folded, and covered in tinfoil prior to grilling.

18. Blueberry Cobbler on the Grill

If you love blueberry cobbler, this recipe features store-bought buttermilk biscuit dough to quickly make an easy version you are sure to love. Sugar, fresh blueberries, flour, and store-bought biscuit dough are all you’ll need to grill up this yummy dessert.

19. Peach Mallows

Everyone needs a sweet, juicy, melt-in-your-mouth dish for their next camping trip. This peach mallows recipe is the one! And in only about 5-6 minutes from start to finish, you can’t go wrong. Just slice a peach in half and follow up with butter, marshmallows, and a sprinkle of cinnamon before wrapping it in tin foil and cooking over a campfire for 3-5 minutes. Yum!

20. Chicken Fajitas

Need an easy go-to, make-ahead recipe for that first night of camping? This easy chicken fajitas recipe is perfect! Just cook up the fajitas, and wrap them in tin foil before you leave for the campsite. Reheat them in a frying pan over the campfire.

21. Warm Rosemary Olives

Bring a little gourmet to the campground with this warm rosemary olives recipe perfect for the campfire. Just toss some olives with fresh rosemary, olive oil, and crushed red pepper on top of some aluminum foil. Carefully fold up the foil into a little cooking pouch and warm it over the campfire.

Gooey Chocolate Skillet Cake Ice Cream Sundae

22. Gooey Chocolate Skillet Ice Cream Cake

Enjoy the deliciousness of a gooey chocolate cake out in the middle of nowhere with this simple and easy recipe for a skilled ice cream cake. Prepared like a traditional cake, cooked over the roaring fire in a cast iron skillet, and topped with scoops of ice cream.

23. Campfire Monkey Bread

This campfire monkey bread starts with a can of baking powder biscuit dough. Easy, right? Some brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter and you’ve got one classically delicious campfire recipe that you can cook in a Dutch oven or in a skillet over the campfire instead of a bundt pan.

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