These easy campfire recipes are guaranteed to amp up your next camping trip!
Campfire Recipes to Give the Outdoors the Feel of Home
Easy Campfire Recipes
Campfire recipes do not have to be limited to burgers and corn on the cob every night. Here are 21 of our favorite camping recipes, from easy camping meals to campfire skewer recipes and campfire desserts.
1. Bacon Baked Beans
Want some bacon and baked means? We’re in!
This is one of those slow-cooker recipes where you simply add BBQ sauce and let it do its thing. A classic campfire dish that will surely be a crowd-pleaser.
2. Roasted Cinnamon Rolls
All you need is a tube of cinnamon rolls, a stick, and a campfire to enjoy this easy roasted cinnamon rolls recipe. It is great for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. Mix it up by using biscuits or rolls for a dinner side dish.
3. Cheesy Dutch Oven Potatoes
Grab some potatoes, bacon, cheese, and onions, and soon, you will be salivating over this dish. Make sure to bring your cast iron dutch oven, too. If that’s not convenient, you can also make these cheesy potatoes in tin foil over the campfire.
4. Sunrise Breakfast Bowl
5. Blueberry Orange Muffins
Get ready to transform an orange into a tasty treat that will surprise the whole family. In this magic trick, you bake a blueberry orange muffin within an orange after it has spent time in tin foil over the fire.
6. Biscuit Campfire Donuts
Turn your favorite biscuit dough into sweet and satisfying campfire donuts. In just a few simple steps, this dish can be your go-to breakfast on any camping trip.
7. Coconut Curry Soup
Prepare this meal before your camping trip, and throw it in a ziplock bag. When you’re ready to eat, just add water and boil. It’s a simple main dish recipe that tastes like a home-cooked meal.
You can make this dish before you head out into the woods or prepare it once you have picked your camping spot. Either way, this campurritos recipe makes for a hearty dish that leaves everyone satisfied.
What are campurritos? It is the combination of the words “camping” and “burritos.”
9. Campfire Paella
With one pan, you can create this flavorful dish while camping outdoors. Use your favorite protein and spices for the best campfire paella dish. Quench your fired-up appetite outdoors with this one-dish meal for lunch or supper.
10. Hot Whiskey
For cold nights camping, we recommend a drink recipe that will warm your insides. This simple hot whiskey recipe from Jamie Oliver is simply perfect for cold nights outdoors.
It requires whiskey, boiled water, lemon, and clover. Add honey if you want to add sweetness.
11. Curly Dogs
It is not a true camping trip without everyone’s favorite quick campfire recipes – 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.
Your little campers will be delighted with this tasty treat!
12. Sausage and Fennel Grilled Campfire Pizza
Pizza may not be the most common camping food, but it can be done. You will need dough, sauce, cheese, and your favorite toppings. Cook a delicious pizza over the fire in a cast iron skillet and enjoy something better than delivery pizza.
13. Mixed Mushroom Hobo Pack
Foil campfire cooking recipes are great for outdoor trips. With parchment paper and foil, you can cook just about anything over a fire. This delicious mixed mushroom recipe will complement any night in the great outdoors.
14. Dutch Oven Caramel Apple Pie
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 right in a tin foil packet! You can also add a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
16. Poundcake S’mores
It’s not a camping experience without campfire s’mores. Mix it up with this poundcake s’mores recipe. This will definitely put your campers at ease after a long hike!
17. Campfire Chicken Stew
You don’t have to leave all the comforts of home behind when you go camping. With this chicken recipe, you can have a bowl of warm chicken stew heated over the fire.
It will turn into a crowd favorite for supper on your camping trips.
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. It is a camping skewer recipe you can’t skip.
19. Apple Pie On A Stick
With this apple pie on a stick, you can leave the fork and knife behind for an easy campfire dessert or snack.
20. Campfire Cone
Add a little marshmallow, chocolate, and even peanut butter to create this tasty campfire cone treat, a fun take on the classic s’more. No camper can turn away this fancy outdoor snack.
21. How to Make Campfire Nachos
Nachos are the ultimate camping comfort food. It is quick and easy to prepare and can be served any time of the day. If you have a hankering for some good ole Tex-Mex food, follow this campfire nachos recipe!
Watch this video from Buzzfeed Nifty for 5 camping food hacks:
We clearly like to mix things up and try out exciting campfire recipes. These are easy campfire meals sure to please on your next camping trip.
Plus, if you can master cooking while camping, you will have an invaluable skill when the SHTF. Master these quick and easy campfire recipes, and you will certainly become the designated campsite chef.
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!
If you’re looking for useful survival gear that you can’t make at home, check out the Survival Life Store.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on January 27, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.