Do campfire recipes really have to consist of burgers and corn on the cob every night? We don’t think so. These easy recipes are guaranteed to amp up your next camping trip.
Don’t just settle for burgers and hot dogs! We like to mix things up and try out exciting and unconventional 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.
Here are 20 of our favorite recipes from simple dinner meals, to sweet desserts, to things to snack on in-between meals. To see the full recipe, simply click the blue “via” link under the photo.
20 Quick, Easy and Savory Campfire Recipes
1. Bacon Baked Beans
What more do you need when camping besides bacon and baked beans to make a delicious meal? It may be one of those slow-cooker recipes just add some BBQ sauce and this dish will be a crowd-pleaser in the end. Find out how to get started via Year Zero Survival.
2. Roasted Cinnamon Rolls
All you need is a tube of cinnamon rolls, a stick and a campfire to enjoy this easy recipe. It’s great for breakfast, brunch or dessert. Mix it up and use biscuits or rolls for a dinner side dish. Check out the instructions via Whimsy Love.
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 it in some tin foil over the fire. Find the details via One Sweet Appetite.
4. Sunrise Breakfast Bowl
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. A Father’s Day treat! Get started via Tony Spilsbury.
5. Blueberry Orange Muffins
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 some time in tin foil over the fire. Follow the instructions via Apron Springs.
6. Biscuit Campfire Donuts
Turn your favorite biscuit dough into a sweet and satisfying donut. In just a few simple steps, this dish can be your breakfast on any camping trip. Find out how to make them via The Touring Camper.
7. Coconut Curry Soup
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 recipe that’ll taste like a home-cooked meal. Get the ingredients via Dirty Gourmet.
You can make this dish before you head out into the woods or prepare it once you’ve picked your camping spot. Either way, the campurritos make for a hearty dish that leaves you satisfied. Follow the instructions via Copy Me That.
9. Campfire Paella
With one pan you can create this flavorful dish while camping outdoors. Use your favorite protein and add your favorite spices for the best paella dish. Check out the details via Y Travel.
10. Hot Whiskey
For cold nights out camping, you need a drink recipe that will warm you up. This simple recipe requires only some whiskey, boiled water, lemon, and clover. Add honey if you want to add some sweetness. Find the step-by-step instructions via Y Travel.
11. Curly Dogs
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. Find out how via Rhodes Bread.
12. Sausage and Fennel Grilled Campfire Pizza
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 it over the fire in a skillet. Get this simple recipe via The Bald Gourmet.
13. Mixed Mushroom Hobo Pack
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. Find out what you need via Martha Stewart.
14. Dutch Oven Caramel Apple Pie
Don’t forget to bring the right ingredients for dessert. If you want to go all out, give this caramel apple pie a try. It’ll be a tasty treat the whole family enjoys around the campfire. Get the recipe via Rhodes Bread.
15. Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Use tin foil to make this pineapple upside down cake after dinner. This recipe requires just a few ingredients and bakes quickly. Get the instructions via Echoes of Laughter.
16. Poundcake S’mores
It’s not a true camping experience without campfire s’mores. Mix it up with this poundcake s’mores recipe. Check out the recipe via JS Online.
17. Campfire Chicken Stew
You don’t have to leave all the comforts of home behind when you go camping. With this recipe, you can have a bowl of warm chicken stew that’s made over the fire. It just might be the best food for camping trips. Get the instructions via Taste of Home.
18. Lamb Kebabs with Mint Pesto
Looking for a unique recipe to make on your next trek into the woods? Give this lamb kebabs recipe a try. Follow the step-by-step instructions via Bon Appetit.
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. Get the recipe via KOA.
20. Campfire Cone
Combine some of your camping favorites in one dessert recipe. Add a little marshmallow, chocolate and even peanut butter to create this tasty treat. Get the recipe via Come Together Kids.
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Master these quick and easy campfire recipes and you’ll be way ahead of the game in an emergency survival situation! Being a campsite chef will make you 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.