52 Incredibly Delicious Camping Food Ideas (2024)

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Top camp cooking tips Camping breakfast ideas 1. Apple Sausage Breakfast Sandwich 2. Banana Bread Pancakes 3. Cast Iron Frittata 4. Halloumi Breakfast Sandwich 5. French Toast 6. Cinnamon Apple Pancakes 7. Chorizo and Sweet Potato Hash 8. French Toast Sticks 9. Super Seed Apple Oatmeal 10. Chilaquiles 11. Stuffed French Toast 12. Chickpea Breakfast Hash 13. Shakshuka 14. Vegan Coconut French Toast Camping Dinner Ideas 15. Dutch Oven Chili 16. Shrimp Boil Foil Packets 17. Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers 18. Brats with Peppers and Onions 19. Dutch Oven Enchiladas 20. Lentil Sloppy Joes 21. Campfire Grilled Fish Tacos 22. Grilled Gyro Kebabs 23. Grilled Chicken Veggie Skewers 24. Halloumi Tacos 25. Grilled Ratatouille Kebabs 26. Campfire Paella 27. One Pot Protein Pasta 28. BBQ Chicken Quesadillas 29. One Pot Beef Stroganoff 30. Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos 31. Dutch Oven Lasagna 32. Sweet Potato Peanut Stew 33. Chili Mac 34. Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Tacos 35. Campfire Pizza 36. Dutch Oven Red Beans and Rice 37. Pineapple Chicken Kabobs 38. Veggie Dutch Oven Stew 39. Blackened Shrimp Tacos 40. White Bean Chili Grilled Sweet Potato Fajitas 42. Dutch Oven Chicken Marbella Camping Sides and Salads 43. Grilled Asparagus Bundles 44. Dutch Oven Cornbread 45. Grilled Mexican Street Corn 46. Panzanella Salad with Peaches and Tomatoes 47. Campfire Popcorn 48. Campfire Nachos 49. Skillet Cornbread Camping Desserts 50. Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler 51. Banana Boats 52. Quick and Easy Apple Crisp

Camping food doesn’t need to be complicated or boring! Include some of these tasty camping food ideas on your camping menu and you will look forward to every meal.

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Top camp cooking tips

Pack a good camping stove. You can cook just about anything on a two-burner camping stove that you could cook on your stovetop at home. The trick is making sure that your stove offers decent wind protection and simmer control. We recommend this camping stove, or check out our full review on the best camping stoves here!

Prep what you can ahead of time. Make your life easier once you are at the campsite by doing some of the work ahead of time. Chop vegetables, pre-cut meat for kabobs, make your marinades and sauces. You’ll thank yourself when you have a little extra time to relax in camp before you have to start cooking!

Start with meals and techniques you’re familiar with. If you are new to camp cooking, set yourself up for success by choosing camp meals and cooking techniques that you already use at home. Remember, there’s no ordering take out for plan B, so this might not be the time to attempt a souffle for the first time 😉 Luckily, most of the meals we’re sharing with you are easy enough to try on your next camping trip!

Brush up on some of your camp skills. Learn about how to pack a cooler properly, how to wash dishes at a campsite, and how to use a camping Dutch oven.

Camping breakfast ideas

A great day outdoors starts with a great breakfast. Here are a few of our favorite camping breakfast ideas. Oh, and don’t forget about the camp coffee!!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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4. Halloumi Breakfast Sandwich

Four words: FRIED CHEESE AND EGGS. This is one of our favorite camping breakfasts!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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8. French Toast Sticks

These French Toast Sticks are on the table quickly and are fun for kids and adults.

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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.

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10. Chilaquiles

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!

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11. Stuffed French Toast

Filled with fresh strawberries and sweet mascarpone cheese, this stuffed french toast recipe is an easy way to upgrade a classic camping breakfast.

12. Chickpea Breakfast Hash

For an extra protein punch, we swapped out traditional potatoes with chickpeas in this simple breakfast hash recipe.

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13. Shakshuka

This easy shakshuka recipe is loaded with flavor. Eggs poached in a slightly spicy pepper & tomato sauce, then topped with feta cheese – perfect for enjoying with a slice of crusty bread.

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14. Vegan Coconut French Toast

Confession: we are not vegan, but we still LOVE this recipe. The batter is made with banana and coconut milk, which gives this French toast a subtle tropical vibe.

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Camping Dinner Ideas

After a day full of hiking and outdoor adventure, nothing beats returning to camp and enjoying a great meal while relaxing around the campfire.

15. Dutch Oven Chili

An entire meal that cooks in one pot, this Dutch oven chili and cornbread recipe is perfect for cool-weather camping.

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16. Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

These Shrimp Boil Foil Packets are quick to prepare, easy to clean up, and can be cooked directly over a campfire or BBQ. Just assemble your ingredients, seal them inside using aluminum foil and parchment paper, and place them over your campfire or grill!

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17. Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

We set out to make a better veggie burger, and this sweet potato and black bean burger checked all the right boxes!

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18. Brats with Peppers and Onions

Caramelized onions and peppers are the perfect accompaniment for brats!

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19. Dutch Oven Enchiladas

Cheesy, spicy, and oh so filling – these veggie-stuffed Dutch Oven Enchiladas are a campfire favorite.

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20. Lentil Sloppy Joes

A whole-foods take on classic camp fare, these red lentil sloppy joes are vegan AND can be cooked in just one pot!

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21. Campfire Grilled Fish Tacos

These campfire grilled fish tacos couldn’t be easier to make! Season the fish with lime, chili, and cumin, then grill on the fire. Stuff into a tortilla with a scoop of the spicy corn salsa and dig in!

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22. Grilled Gyro Kebabs

Grilled lamb, tomatoes, and halloumi cheese served with a yogurt sauce – it’s like a gyro on a stick!

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23. Grilled Chicken Veggie Skewers

A simple marinade and fresh vegetables make these chicken skewers a healthy option for your next camping trip.

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24. Halloumi Tacos

Halloumi is a grillable cheese and we think the perfect way to use it while camping is to stuff it into tacos!

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25. Grilled Ratatouille Kebabs

These vegetable kebabs would make a bright, colorful addition to any camping menu.

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26. Campfire Paella

We camp a lot on the coast, so we always pick up some fresh shellfish on our way to the campsite so we can make this simple but stunning campfire paella!

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27. One Pot Protein Pasta

Why settle for a bowl of carbs, when it could be packed full of protein, too?! We use lentil pasta in this one-pot meal to up the nutritional profile.

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28. BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

Combining BBQ sauce, pan-fried chicken, melty Colby Jack cheese, and tangy pickled red onions, these “gourmet” quesadillas are the perfect camping lunch or dinner!

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29. One Pot Beef Stroganoff

Our take on one of our favorite comfort foods, this beef stroganoff is simple to make in one pot.

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30. Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

This vegan taco is loaded with plant-based goodness – roasty sweet potatoes, charred peppers, and smoky black beans.

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31. Dutch Oven Lasagna

This lasagna cooks in a Dutch oven over your campfire and is loaded with cheesy goodness.

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32. Sweet Potato Peanut Stew

This hearty stew is loaded with flavor and will warm you from the inside out – perfect for early or late-season camping trips!

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33. Chili Mac

This One Pot Chili Mac is a tasty and satisfying camping meal! Cheesy noodles with perfectly browned ground beef and protein packed beans, everyone will love this nostalgic one pot meal.

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34. Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Tacos

Using a quick citrus marinade, these grilled chicken tacos offer a blast of summer flavor.

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35. Campfire Pizza

Make Pizza Night part of your camping menu! This pizza cooks in a cast iron skillet over your campfire and can be made with all your favorite toppings.

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36. Dutch Oven Red Beans and Rice

Smoky, spicy, and deeply satisfying, this hearty one-pot meal is a camp-friendly adaptation of red beans and rice.

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37. Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

With bright, tropical flavors, these Pineapple Chicken Kabobs are an easy, fuss-free camping meal perfect for summertime grilling!

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38. Veggie Dutch Oven Stew

This Vegetable Stew is an awesome Dutch oven camping meal that is hearty and full of flavor.

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39. Blackened Shrimp Tacos

Bold, spicy, and incredibly quick-cooking, these Cajun blackened shrimp tacos deliver a robust flavor that can easily be pulled off in a matter of minutes.

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40. White Bean Chili

A delicate balance of spicy and sweet, white bean chili is a great one pot meal for warm weather camping. A little lighter than the traditional tomato-based version, this white chili is just as flavorful and filling.

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Grilled Sweet Potato Fajitas

Grilled sweet potato “steaks”, roasted peppers and onions, and a New Mexican chile marinade, these vegan campfire fajitas are a new take on an old classic.

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42. Dutch Oven Chicken Marbella

Sweet, savory, and saucy, this Dutch oven recipe for Chicken Marbella delivers a “gourmet” campfire experience but without any of the work.

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Camping Sides and Salads

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43. Grilled Asparagus Bundles

Grilled asparagus wrapped with crispy prosciutto, these quick and easy prosciutto asparagus bundles are a great way to class up your camping happy hour.

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44. Dutch Oven Cornbread

Featuring green chiles and sharp cheddar cheese, this Dutch oven cornbread recipe takes camp comfort food to the next level.

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45. Grilled Mexican Street Corn

We love to serve this with a simple grilled steak!

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46. Panzanella Salad with Peaches and Tomatoes

This panzanella bread salad is like the greatest hits album of summer flavors with sliced peaches, tomatoes, and basil. If croutons are your favorite part of a salad, this one is for you!

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47. Campfire Popcorn

This DIY version of the Jiffy Pop popcorn we all loved as kids uses a few simple spices to make things interesting.

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48. Campfire Nachos

Great as an appetizer or as an indulgent dinner, this nacho recipe is super easy to put together and would be great with any of your favorite nacho toppings.

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49. Skillet Cornbread

Perfect for pairing with chili or campfire stew, this cast iron skillet cornbread cooks right over the campfire.

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Camping Desserts

What better way to end a meal than with a campfire dessert? Try one of these recipes out on your next camping trip.

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50. Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler

Use your Dutch oven to bake this simple apple cobbler over your campsite. You can prepare the cobbler topping at home before your trip, so this dessert comes together with little effort!

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51. Banana Boats

A favorite of kids and adults alike, banana boats are a camping classic. Check out this post with 9 different topping ideas!

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52. Quick and Easy Apple Crisp

If you’re short on time, this apple crisp is SO easy and is really an afterthought of a dessert!

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We hope that you and your family enjoy these camping recipes! If you’re hungry for more, check out these easy camping meals, best camping breakfasts, favorite campfire desserts, or our collection of Dutch oven recipes!

This post was first published on February 13, 2018 and updated in 2020 with new recipes.

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