When camping, glamping, or RVing, you want easy meals to make on site. You don't want to spend your entire time cooking, so we've assembled some of our favorite easy camping dinners for you.
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Easy Camping Dinners
It’s amazing how many traditional recipes can be adapted to outdoor cooking. If you can cook on a barbecue grill, you can cook on a camping trip. Many of our favorite camping recipes started off as skillet or barbecue/grill meals we made at home. Now they are our go-tos for easy camping dinners I've included recipes for hobo pockets or foil meals, skillet meals, skewers, and more. When it comes to easy meals to make while car camping, these are perfect!
When it comes to easy camping meals, hobo packets are the way to go. They are classic camp food. When I took an outdoor scout leader training, they taught us all how to make this and other foil meals. Cooking a hobo pocket takes no special cookware, just a fire. This recipe is simple and can be easily modified to your taste.
Here's another foil pocket. Seafood are easy foods to make because they cook really quickly. Wrap it in aluminium foil where everything is self contained and clean up is easy. This recipe from Life Currents is a delicious seafood meal.
Nachos are a simple and delicious meal on a car camping trip. Precook the chicken at home or cook on site. Either way, it's heat and serve deliciousness. I like to heat these chicken nachos up in a cast iron skillet. But you can also use a sheet pan, foil pocket, etc.
These chicken and vegetable skewers are easy to throw on a campfire grill or BBQ grill. Prep them at home and assemble at your camp site. Everyone can create their own skewers for a perfect meal.
Dish of Daily Life has a great way to create paninis on a grill. These pressed hot sandwiches make easy camping dinners. Create your own combinations of meat, cheese, or vegetable. Then wrap, press down with a brick/stone, or cast iron skillet, and cook over indirect heat on a campfire.
Cooked on a iron grill or barbecue, these spicy pork chops, grilled peaches, and corn on the cob are the perfect meal for camping. If you have never had grilled peaches, you are in for a treat.
Carne Asada is marinated beef with lemon juice. Then it's cooked on a grill for a quick dinner. Create this recipe and serve in tortillas, burritos, with eggs for breakfast, and more.
Campsite nachos are a quick and easy meal. This version from Now Things are Cookin is one you will want to try.
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Made with precooked chicken breast, these Caesar salad wraps are easy to assemble and don't require any cooking. You won't have to start up a fire to enjoy these simple and delicious wraps.
Low Country Boil is a fun dinner idea while camping. You can cook it in a pot of boiling water or create foil pockets and cook over a campfire.
We ♥ camp food recipes. We have more camping recipes that the whole family will enjoy for you below.
- Camping Side Dishes
- Camping Breakfasts
- Camping Desserts – It can’t be a great campout without a fireside dessert.
- Camping Snacks
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