Looking for some quick & easy camping meal ideas to make on your next camping trip? Something that won’t be a ton of work, but still tastes delicious? Well, then this list is for you!
We searched through our recipe catalog to find our favorite quick and easy camping meals. All of the following recipes use just a single piece of cookware (pot, skillet, foil packet, pie iron, etc), feature quick-cooking ingredients, and contain elements that can be prepared ahead of time at home, saving you time at your campsite!
The end result: elevated camping meals that come together quickly and clean up just as fast, so you can spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less time worrying about the next mealtime.
So dive in and discover your next go-to camping recipe!
Our best easy camping meals to make camp cooking a breeze
What could be easier than loading a Dutch oven full of tortilla chips, melty cheese, black beans, salsa, and all your favorite nacho toppings and calling it dinner?!
These Greek-inspired grilled chicken skewers with tzatziki sauce can either be a quick grab-and-go appetizer or the centerpiece of a full dinner spread. Chop the veggies & chicken and make (or buy) the tzatziki sauce at home so all you have to do at the campsite is assemble & grill the skewers.
Shrimp, smoky sausage, buttery corn, and zesty lemon, this Shrimp Boil Foil Packet is one of our all-time summertime favorites. And, since the whole meal cooks in foil, there are NO DISHES to clean at the end of the night!
Packed with plant-based protein, completely filling, and loaded with flavor, this easy chickpea curry with coconut milk is sure to hit the spot!
Make the sausage patties at home and store them in your cooler so you’ll have them ready to throw on the griddle first thing in the morning. Add in a fried egg and hot-honey sauce and you’ll have a tasty breakfast sandwich with minimal effort!
This chicken pad thai is easy to make on either a one or two-burner camping stove. Make the pad thai sauce at home before your trip, or use store-bought sauce to keep things simple!
Using only 7 ingredients, this Mac & Cheese is a simple yet satisfying meal. Since it cooks in a Dutch Oven, it’s completely hands-off, too – just dump the ingredients in, set it over coals, and dinner’s ready in 10 minutes!
This recipe features a ton of fresh veggies, pasta, and a creamy cheesy sauce that cooks in ONE skillet, so clean-up is a cinch.
Make these trail mix recipes at home before your trips so that you and your camping crew have lots of grab-and-go snack options throughout the day.
This easy vegetarian chili comes together quickly and is perfect for stuffing coal-roasted sweet potatoes.
This apple crisp couldn’t be easier! By using store-bought granola as the topping, all you have to do is saute sliced apples in some butter and brown sugar, then top with granola (and maybe a dollop of whipped cream!)
Using a simple spice rub gives these grilled fish tacos a ton of flavor without a lot of fuss.
A quick and easy camping appetizer, Elote – grilled Mexican street corn – is a great way to make the most out of your campfire.
For those who don’t want to dirty another dish in order to prepare dessert, Campfire Banana Boats are here to the rescue! They’re simple: slice a banana in half, stuff with toppings, wrap in foil, and dessert is ready after a few minutes over the campfire. We share 9 different topping ideas in this recipe!
This camping breakfast sandwich has it all: avocado, bacon, toast, and a fried egg. Plus, it can all be made with just a single skillet over a camp stove or campfire.
A can of chickpeas, chopped veggies, and a few eggs are all you need to whip up this protein-packed vegetarian breakfast. Did we mention it cooks in one skillet for easy cleanup?
This is one of our most popular recipes, for good reason: minimal, low prep ingredients, one pot, and it’s SUPER filling. Inspired by West African flavors, this stew combines sweet potatoes and chickpeas in a peanutty tomato broth.
This one-pot pasta is easy to make and you can use nearly any vegetable you’d like. We love asparagus when it’s available since it is easy to prep – just chop and add to the pasta (no peeling required!).
Make these stove-top chilaquiles simple by using store-bought tortilla chips, jarred spicy tomato sauce, and eggs.
These tacos use a quick citrus marinade to add a blast of summer flavor to the grilled chicken. The marinade can be made before your trip, meaning all you have to do is throw the chicken on the grill when you’re at the campsite!
These kabobs feature bright, tropical flavors and are simple to make. Chop the chicken, pineapple, and red onions at home before your trip to cut down on steps at the campsite. Then all you have to do is marinate for 30 minutes, assemble the skewers, and grill!
Who doesn’t love finger food? These French Toast Sticks are easy to make and totally dunkable when served with a small bowl of maple syrup.
This meal is easy to make over the campfire or on your camp stove. Simply saute onions and peppers in a skillet or on your griddle with a couple of brats. Serve in a pretzel bun and dinner is ready!
These banana bread pancakes are a real treat in the morning! The dry pancake mix can be made at home, then in camp, you add the milk, eggs, bananas, and chopped walnuts. Served with a drizzle of maple syrup, it’s hard to believe this is breakfast, not dessert.
25. Pie iron pizzas
Pie iron pizzas are such an easy meal to make over your campfire. Using store-bought pizza dough and your favorite toppings, everyone at your campsite will have fun making their own personal pizza pocket.
Make the pesto ahead of time, or pick up a jar from the store, to make the prep for this meal a cinch. The pasta cooks in one pot or skillet so clean up is easy, too!
These vegetarian sloppy joes cook in one pot, and are perfect for making into sandwiches, or stuffing campfire baked potatoes.