5 Delicious and Easy Meal Ideas for Camping

Without a doubt, one of the best things about camping is the food. Foil dinners and s’mores are pretty much expected meals while camping, but it doesn’t have to be all marshmallows all of the time, no matter how tasty that might (or might not) be.


If you’re looking for a little variety for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, these five easy camping meal ideas will surely leave you satisfied.

Campfire French Toast


Sweet-tooth campers and kids will appreciate this easy campfire french toast. Best of all, it can feed a whole family at one time with minimal effort and minimal dirty dishes.

  1. Just wrap a loaf of sliced bread in parchment paper and then foil. With the top exposed, leave enough space that the slices fall open, leaving gaps between each slice of bread. Fill the gaps with fresh, diced strawberries and sliced almonds.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon until it becomes frothy. Then pour the egg mixture over the sliced bread and cover the top tightly with foil to ensure there are no leaks.
  3. Place the foil-wrapped bread over hot coals or on a wire grate over a campfire, moving it around occasionally to cook evenly. After approximately forty minutes, this sweet breakfast strata will be ready to enjoy.
  4. Feast.

Camper’s Breakfast Hash


A savory breakfast option is a classic breakfast hash, prepared in a cast iron skillet over a campfire or hot coals. The recipe is incredibly easy.


  1. Melt butter in a cast iron skillet and add shredded hash brown potatoes, small pieces of pre-cooked breakfast sausage, diced onion, and green pepper.
  2. Once the potatoes are slightly browned, you can push the mixture to one side, pour lightly beaten eggs into the skillet, and stir.
  3. When the eggs are almost cooked, top with shredded cheddar cheese. It is ready to eat when the cheese is melted.
  4. Enjoy.

Walking Tacos


For a quick and easy camping meal on the go, consider walking tacos. This popular recipe jazzes up familiar nacho cheese flavored Doritos (or other flavors as you prefer) with taco accoutrements. Each person in your group will need a bag of single-serving Doritos (Fritos are also a popular choice).


  1. In a cast iron skillet, cook up a protein of your choice with taco seasoning. You can make your own seasoning ahead of time or use a packet of pre-made taco seasoning from the store. If you are cooking meat, make sure it is fully cooked to prevent trip-ruining foodborne illnesses.
  2. When the meat is ready, top your chips (in the chip bag) with taco meat and any other toppings you want to prepare, like cheese, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, sour cream, or guacamole. The result is a portable taco that you can eat on the go.
  3. Don’t forget a fork.

Foil Pack French Dip Sandwiches


There are many make-ahead dinners that you can bring camping, but is there anything easier or more comforting than roast beef and melty cheese sandwiched between good, crusty bread? Maybe, but we think this recipe is a winner, and it’s great for your first night in the woods.


  1. Before you hit the road, prepare (or buy) an au jus butter mixture.
  2. You can either save this step for when you get to your campsite, or do it at home while you are in your kitchen. Slice a large baguette, and stuff it with rare sliced roast beef and pre-sliced provolone cheese.
  3. When you’re ready to eat, brush some of the au jus butter on the outside of the bread and cover it entirely with foil. Briefly put it on a grate over the fire or in hot coals.
  4. Once the cheese is melted, remove the foil package from the heat and carefully vent the steam. Just like that, french dip sandwiches for the whole family are ready to eat.
  5. When I dip, you dip, we dip.

Campfire Chicken Pot Pie


If you are looking for an easy campfire dinner with only five ingredients, this is the perfect recipe. You’ll need a cast iron dutch oven to cook it over your fire. You’re going to need tongs to move around hot coals and heat-protectant gloves for your hands to make this recipe,


  1. Simply mix together canned vegetables with cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup in your dutch oven, then top it with one can of refrigerated biscuit dough, spacing the biscuits out evenly.
  2. Cover the dutch oven, carefully placing hot coals on the lid. Place over hot coals for fifteen to twenty minutes or until the mixture is hot and the biscuits are cooked through.
  3. Impress your friends and family with your fireside cooking savvy.

Voila! Five easy recipes for you to keep in your back pocket for your next camping trip. Of course, if you camp in a Grand Design RV, you can cook nearly anything you’d like in its fully functional kitchen (though we recommend avoiding recipes that require a blowtorch).


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