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30 Camping Food Ideas, Meals and Recipes to Make on a Campfire

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  1. These easy campfire meals are perfect for families looking for recipes they can make camping!
  2. 1. Campfire French Toast
  3. 2. Campfire Southwest Scrambled Eggs
  4. 3. Campfire Orange Cinnamon Rolls
  5. 4. S'mores Hand pies
  7. 6. Banana Boats
  8. 7. Grilled Foil Pack Cheesy Fries
  9. 8. Veggie & Sausage Shish Kabobs
  10. 9. Melted Cheese Dip
  11. 10. Grilled S'more Pizza with Snickerdoodle Crust
  12. 11. Campfire Paella
  13. 12. Campfire Nachos
  14. 13. Campfire Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  15. 14. Chicken Cape Kabobs
  16. 15. Campfire Eclairs
  17. 16. Italian Sausage and Potato Tin Foil Dinner
  18. 17. Lumberjack Breakfast
  19. 18. Easy Hamburger & Veggie Tin Foil Dinner
  20. 19. Cast-Iron Campfire Pizza Nachos
  21. 20. Grilled Brussel Sprouts
  22. 21. Camping Quesadillas
  23. 22. Blueberry Cobbler on the Grill
  24. 23. Peach Mallows
  25. 24. Chicken Fajitas
  26. 25. Warm Rosemary Olives
  27. 26. Green Chile Cheese Fries
  28. 27. Foil Packet Blueberry Breakfast Bake
  29. 28. Whole Wheat Pasta in Foil
  30. 29. Gooey Chocolate Skillet Ice Cream Cake
  31. 30. Campfire Monkey Bread
  32. Plus, check out more camping ideas:
  33. Don't miss 23 Crazy Cool Camping Hacks, Tips, and Tricks...

These easy campfire meals are perfect for families looking for recipes they can make camping!

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.

I am impressed by all the ideas of items to cook over a campfire: french toast, breakfast burgers, cinnamon rolls, potatoes, banana boats, cheesy fries 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

From This Lil Piglet

Sure to bring smiles to the entire camping crew, this campfire French toast is easy to prepare. It features an Egg Creations French Toast Blend that comes in a carton and can be frozen ahead for longer camp freshness.

Just pour out the egg mixture, dip your bread and cook. You can save cracking the eggs for home.

Campfire Southwest Scrambled Eggs

2. Campfire Southwest Scrambled Eggs

From Spaceships and Laser Beams

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

From Oleander + Palm via Truly Simply

I’m not sure where this campfire orange cinnamon rolls recipe was when I was a wee little camper, but it exists now, and you can thank me later. 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

From Spaceships and Laser Beams

These 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


From Spaceships and Laser Beams

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. Banana Boats

From Spaceships and Laser Beams

If S’mores are 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. Grilled Foil Pack Cheesy Fries

From Tablespoon

Now you can enjoy your favorite cheesy fries and a campfire too! Bring along a bag of your favorite frozen fries, butter, American cheese, some green onion, and pre-cooked bacon bits for some comfort food that can go from frozen to cooked-to-perfection in a flash!

8. Veggie & Sausage Shish Kabobs

From A Pretty Life

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.

9. Melted Cheese Dip

From Echoes of Laughter

A tin foil appetizer that you can make while camping? This melted cheese dip is so easy and is prepped in a DIYd 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.

10. Grilled S’more Pizza with Snickerdoodle Crust

From The Cookie Rookie

There are some great shortcuts for making this grilled S’more pizza with snickerdoodle crust! You can use store-bought snickerdoodle dough and caramel sauce. Just top this cookie pizza with the caramel sauce, marshmallows and chocolate chips before heating.

11. Campfire Paella

From Y Travel Blog

The wood smoke of a campfire adds to the flavor of this super-easy one-pan dish perfect for camping. You’ll want a big wok or frying pan for this campfire paella.

A close up of food, with Campfire and Nachos

12. Campfire Nachos

From Spaceships and Laser Beams

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.

13. Campfire Pineapple Upside Down Cake

From Echoes of Laughter

Imagine the surprise of biting into a yummy dessert with layers of pineapple and pound cake, sprinkled with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg topped off with whip cream after being cooked over an open fire! That’s exactly what you’ll get if you whip up this campfire pineapple upside down cake.

14. Chicken Cape Kabobs

From A Pretty Life

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.

15. Campfire Eclairs

From Apron Strings

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.

16. Italian Sausage and Potato Tin Foil Dinner

From One Sweet Appetite

This Italian sausage and potato tin foil dinner just requires 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.

17. Lumberjack Breakfast

From Echoes of Laughter

If you’re wondering what a lumberjack breakfast is, wonder no more! This hearty campfire recipe is prepared by spraying 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.

18. Easy Hamburger & Veggie Tin Foil Dinner

From The Crafting Chicks

Sometimes called “hobo dinners”, these 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 making clean up a cinch.

19. Cast-Iron Campfire Pizza Nachos

From Inspired Dreamer

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.

20. Grilled Brussel Sprouts

From Rose Married via Serious Eats

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

21. Camping Quesadillas

From Cupcake Diaries

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

22. Blueberry Cobbler on the Grill

From Tablespoon 

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 is all you’ll need to grill up this yummy dessert.

23. Peach Mallows

From Mother Nature Network

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 in tin foil and cooking over a campfire for 3-5 minutes. Yum!

24. Chicken Fajitas

From Cook Clean Craft

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.

25. Warm Rosemary Olives

From The Kitchen is My Playground

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 over the campfire.

26. Green Chile Cheese Fries

From Half-Scratch

There’s nothing better than enjoying delicious french fries smothered in a piping hot cheese.

Combine with green chile for a little kick and you have a perfect campfire treat that is simple to make when braving the elements. French fries are cooked over the campfire wrapped in aluminum foil and served family style.

27. Foil Packet Blueberry Breakfast Bake

From Terra Firma Adventures

Don’t fix the same-old, same-old for breakfast while camping. Try this foil packet blueberry breakfast bake. The wet ingredients can be prepped ahead and stored in a sealed, travelable container.

At breakfast time, simply pour the milk and egg mixture over the cubed bread, gently mixing. Fold in blueberries prior to baking in individual sized tin foil packets.

28. Whole Wheat Pasta in Foil

From Cook’in Canuck

This whole wheat pasta with goat cheese and tomatoes can be cooked over the campfire in individual foil pouches! The noodles are cooked ahead at home, but are easily refreshed over the heat with the addition of tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Once reheated, the pasta is divided into individual foil pouches and topped with a dollop of goat cheese prior to cooking over the fire.

29. Gooey Chocolate Skillet Ice Cream Cake

From Willow Bird Baking

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.

30. Campfire Monkey Bread

From Real Family Camping

This campfire monkey bread starts with a can of baking powder biscuit dough.

Easy, right?

Some brown sugar, cinnamon and butter later, and you’ve got one classically delicious campfire recipe that you can cook in a Dutch oven or in a skillet over the campfire.

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