Are you ready to go camping this summer? A big part of camping is planning ahead and that means gathering equipment, supplies and food.
Memorial Day kicks off the season of summer camping. It’s the time of year to gather friends and family around a campfire and form strong bonds. Nothing forms a bond faster than over good food. I’m always looking for new and exciting ways to make camping recipes that are more than hot dogs and s’mores!
I grew up camping creating amazing memories with my friends and family every summer. The tips that I picked up from camping has made me think outside of the box when it comes to campfire cooking.
Whether you’re hiking the trails, glamping in the desert or exploring your own backyard, you don’t have to sacrifice good food in order to enjoy the great outdoors.
These recipes are simple to make and taste just as delicious as when you would cook them in your own kitchen.
Your camping trip is about to get a lot more exciting. Here’s 9 Campfire Recipes That Aren’t Just Hot Dogs and S’mores!
Let’s Get Cooking!
1. Lemon Chicken and Potatoes in Foil
Found from Damn Delicious
Here’s a delicious and moist chicken recipe that is marinated with lemon and thyme cooked on top of a bed of red potatoes. This recipe is minimal effort and even something you can prep ahead of your camping trip so all you do is throw the foil packs onto the campfire.
2. Salsa Verde Baked Salmon in Foil
Found from Whole Food Bellies
This salsa verde salmon baked in foil is a quick and easy dinner perfect for camping . The salmon is moist and perfectly cooked, the veggies are crisp and delicious, and the garlicky sauce is just divine. This recipe is packed full of flavor!
3. Campfire Banana Boats
Found from Fresh Off The Grid
If you never had a banana boat you are really missing out. The banana boats are a cross between a banana split and a s’more. The bananas are split down the center then filled with topping like Nutella, strawberries, marshmallows and chocolate. Wrap in foil and throw on the fire!
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4. Grilled Barbecue Chicken and Vegetables in Foil
Found from Diethood
Tender chicken breasts topped with a sweet BBQ sauce and cooked with delicious veggies inside of a foil pack. The foil pack makes it a no muss, no fuss easy meal. Use any summer veggies you like to go with the chicken, you seriously can’t go wrong!
5. Campfire French Toast
Found from This Lil Piglet
Here’s a killer camping breakfast recipe that you will love to make. Since everything is prepared and cooked in the foil pack it makes it seriously easy. Put a whole loaf of bread into a foil pack lined with parchment paper then pour the tasty egg mixture on top and add fresh berries and nuts to finish it off!
6. Grilled Corn with Spicy Aioli
Found from PureWow
Corn on the cob is perfect for camping since you don’t need any utensils to eat it. The spicy aioli on top is amazing and something you can use on top of other foods like burgers, chicken, steak or other summer veggies!
7. Camping Mac n Cheese
Found from Lauren’s Latest
Mac n cheese is such a good hearty meal that if done correctly it is perfect for camping. I enjoy this recipe since you start with a premade alfredo sauce you really can’t get it wrong. Then place the delicious pasta mixture into foil bowls that are ready to be cooked in the campfire coals!
8. 5 Can Chili
Found from Fresh Off The Grid
Chili and camping cant get better. You can relax and have fun while your chili is cooking. This is a truly easy pour in and cook recipe that you can make in a dutch oven.
9. 3 Ingredient Blackberry Campfire Cobbler
Found from Mid Life Healthy Living
It’s sometimes nice to have a comforting dessert when you are out of your comfort zone or you really need something sweet while camping. This is a SUPER easy cobbler that only has 3 ingredients. Use canned or fresh berries topped with a cake box mix and ginger ale for the cobbler crust. Make this over the campfire for a tasty dessert!
Now that’s the kind of campfire food that anyone can get on board with. Love these campfire meals? There’s more. Follow me on Pinterest for more easy summer recipes and hacks!