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10 Recipes for Your Next Camping Trip

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Roasting hot dogs over an open fire might be the quintessential camping meal, but the options are as vast as the great outdoors. Just because you need to pack up a cooler doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor or fun. Cooking on campsite grills or over a roaring fire can inspire some memory-making meals, from breakfast to dinner and even dessert. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite camping-focused recipes and tips for packing before you hit the trail to help make this camping trip the best one yet. 

Campfire Popcorn

Popcorn is the perfect snack to enjoy while everyone is gathered around the fire. DIY your own open-fire popcorn popper using a foil pie plate and aluminum foil. Mix a spice topping ahead of time, like a homemade ranch seasoning or a spicy chili-garlic blend. Pack everything separately  for easy assembly  any night of the trip. 

Get the recipe: Campfire Popcorn  

Campfire Breakfast Hash with Eggs

We can’t forget about breakfast! This one-pan recipe is perfect to fill bellies before a day packed with fun. Use frozen pre-cut onions and peppers to help keep your cooler cold and limit the work at the campground. Pre-crack your eggs into a Mason jar to eliminate the risk of breaking them and pour them right into the skillet to cook.   

Get the recipe: Campfire Breakfast Hash with Eggs  

Mountain Peach Pie

Have a campfire sweet delight with this foolproof favorite. Peach preserves, fresh peaches, and bread bring these  hand pies to life or create your own filling variation. Ready in just 5 minutes in the pie iron spend less time cooking and more time enjoying the great outdoors. 

Get the recipe: Mountain Peach Pie

Easy Summer Veggie Noodle Salad

Impress your camping crew with this impressive vegetarian salad. This nutritious and crunchy salad is so easy thanks to the pre-sliced veggies and bottled dressing.  Cook rice noodles in a flash by just soaking in hot water for 5 minutes. Pleasing vegetarians and meat eaters alike this will soon to be a fireside favorite.  

Get the recipe: Easy Summer Veggie Noodle Salad 

Cheesy Stuffed Bread

Who doesn’t love cheesy bread? This easy, 3-ingredient recipe is a breeze to pull off and makes a perfect side dish to any camping dinner. Partially slice a store-bought loaf of Italian bread, then stuff it with pesto and sharp Cheddar cheese. Pass the bread around the fire so everyone can tear off a piece and enjoy. 

Get the recipe: Cheesy Stuffed Bread  

Fire-Roasted Corn with Hot Honey Butter

 Few foods are more delicious than fresh corn on the cob in the summer. Soaking the corn ahead of time helps it cook evenly and brings out the natural sweetness. To get a jump on prep, mix your hot honey butter and soak your corn at home, then keep  it in the  cooler until you’re ready to cook.  

Get the recipe: Fire-Roasted Corn with Hot Honey Butter  

Chocolate Hazelnut Raspberry S’mores

Whether you keep it classic or switch it up nothing screams camping more than ooey gooey s’mores. Our version has a few twists with hazelnut spread and raspberry jam without removing any of the elements of the kid-friendly staple that is sure to delight. 

Get the recipe: Chocolate Hazelnut Raspberry S’mores

Potato Chip Nachos

Transform a bag of chips into a cheesy, crunchy dream with these foil packets. Potato chips are an easy ingredient to pack for a camping trip since they’re so light, and the other ingredients can be reused for other dinners. Add some diced ham for a bit of protein to keep everyone full and fueled.  

Get the recipe: Potato Chip Nachos  

Grilled Banana Splits

S’mores might  have some competition with this easy campfire dessert. Whole  bananas stuffed with mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, and hazelnuts roasted to gooey perfection taste like a banana split. Top it off with whipped topping instead of ice cream so you don’t have to worry about it melting.  

Get the recipe: Grilled Banana Splits  

Blueberry Pie Foil Packet

Summer is as sweet as blueberry pie, and now your camping trip can be too. This twist on the classic summer dessert showcases the natural sweetness of peak season blueberries and uses no additional sugar. Top off your foil packets with a cinnamon-spiked granola topping before cooking it right on the fire. 

Get the recipe: Blueberry Pie Foil Packet 


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