52 Incredibly Delicious Camping Food Ideas

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Camping food doesn’t need to be complicated or boring! These tasty camping food ideas will make trip planning easy and will keep you looking forward to every meal.


Camping Breakfast Ideas

Holding a halloumi breakfast sandwich

Halloumi Breakfast Sandwich

Three words: FRIED CHEESE & EGGS. This is one of our favorite camping breakfasts! Get the recipe here.

Banana Bread Pancakes stacked on a yellow plate.

Banana Bread Pancakes

Who would settle for regular old pancakes when you could start your morning with Banana Bread Pancakes?! Just add walnuts, banana, and a scoop of brown sugar and you’ll start the day with a real treat. Get the recipe here.

Veggie Campfire Frittata in a cast iron skillet on a wooden camp table.

Veggie Frittata

This campfire breakfast can be endlessly adapted to whatever you have in your cooler. Just sauté some veggies, add some eggs, top with cheese, and you’ll have a filling, protein-packed meal to start your day off right. Get the recipe here.

French Toast in a cast iron skillet on a camping stove.

French Toast

French toast is a camp classic. We break down the basics for perfect French toast, every time! Get the recipe here.

Pouring chickpea scramble mix into a camp frying pan.

Chickpea Flour Scramble

This Chickpea Flour Scramble is a great vegan breakfast option, and a great way to use any leftover veggies at the end of your trip. Get the recipe here.

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes cooking on a camping stove

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Who says pumpkin spice season has to end? This pancake recipe is an easy way to bring cozy vibes to your campsite any time of year! Get the recipe here.

Chilaquiles with eggs and avocados in a pan on a camping table.

Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles is an easy camping breakfast – crispy tortillas simmered in a spicy tomato sauce and topped with a few eggs. It takes less than 30 minutes to make, and it’s vegetarian, too! Get the recipe here.

Vegan Coconut French Toast in a skillet on a camping table.

Vegan Coconut French Toast

Confession: we are not vegan, but we still LOVE this recipe. The batter is made with banana and coconut milk, which gives this French toast a subtle tropical vibe. Get the recipe here.

Breakfast sandwich with sausage and egg on a camping plate.

Sausage Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches

Did you know how easy it is to make your own sausage patties for breakfast sandwiches? This recipe will show you how, so you can customize them for any occasion. Get the recipe here.

Apple spiced oatmeal and seeds in a white and red camping bowl.

Johnny Appleseed Oatmeal

When we need a quick, no fuss breakfast that isn’t boring, we cook up a pot of this apple oatmeal. Get the recipe here.

Blueberry and banana pancakes stacked on a camping plate.

Blueberry Banana Pancakes

Two classic pancake recipes in one, these blueberry banana pancakes are bursting with flavor. Get the recipe here.

Chickpea breakfast hash with eggs in a cast iron skillet on a campfire.

Chickpea Breakfast Hash

For an extra protein punch, we swapped out traditional potatoes with chickpeas in this simple breakfast hash recipe. Get the recipe here.

Grilled peach and pecan pancakes stacked on a blue camping plate.

Grilled Peach & Pecan Pancakes

Peaches are one of our favorite pancake toppings. We like to grill them over the campfire while we whip up these pecan pancakes! Get the recipe here.

Breakfast hash and eggs in a cast iron skillet over a campfire

Sweet & Spicy Breakfast Skillet

Looking to sneak some vegetables AND flavor into your breakfast? This sweet & spicy skillet is packed full of both with sweet potatoes, poblano peppers, and kale. Get the recipe here.


Camping Lunch + Dinner Ideas

Holding an apple cheddar grilled cheese sandwich.

Apple Bacon Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Fancy flavors with simple ingredients, this apple, bacon, and cheddar grilled cheese needs a place on your camping menu. Get the recipe here.

Chili and cornbread in a blue camping bowl on a stump.

Dutch Oven Chili + Cornbread

An entire meal that cooks in one pot, this Dutch oven chili and cornbread recipe is perfect for cool-weather camping. Get the recipe here.

Stir fry with noodles and vegetables.

15 Minute Stir-fry

This easy, 15-minute meal is perfect for budget-conscious campers who don’t want to sacrifice flavor. Get the recipe here.

These summer rolls (aka fresh spring rolls) with almond butter satay are great for picnics and camping trips!

Summer Rolls with Almond Butter Satay

These summer rolls *sound* fancy, but they are actually super easy to make at the campsite! Aside from soaking the wraps (which takes like, 20 extra seconds), everything else is just chopping and stirring. Get the recipe here.

Foil wrapped sweet potatoes and chili on a blue camping plate.

Foil Wrapped Sweet Potatoes with Chili

Roast whole sweet potatoes in the campfire, then stuff them with chili, cheese, and green onions for a hearty meal. Get the recipe here.

Lemon Broccoli Pasta in a green camping bowl.

One Pot Lemon Broccoli Pasta

A zippy one pot vegan meal that comes together quickly! Get the recipe here.

Campfire pizza on a wooden board.

Bacon & Date Cast Iron Pizza

One of our favorite takes on skillet pizza, this sweet & savory version is bound to impress your camping companions. Get the recipe here.

Three campfire grilled fish tacos on a blue camping plate.

Campfire Grilled Fish Tacos

These campfire grilled fish tacos couldn’t be easier to make! Season the fish with lime, chili, and cumin, then grill on the fire. Stuff into a tortilla with a scoop of the spicy corn salsa and dig in! Get the recipe here.

Grilled Chorizo Kebabs on a silver camping plate.

Grilled Chorizo Kebabs

Serve these grilled chorizo kebabs with chimichurri sauce and grilled bread for our take on choripán, a classic Argentine street food. Get the recipe here.

Campfire brats, peppers, and onions on a silver camping plate.

Brats with Peppers & Onions

Caramelized onions and peppers are the perfect accompaniment for brats! Get the recipe here.

Grilled Gyros Kebabs on a silver camping plate.

Grilled Gyro Kebabs

Grilled lamb, tomatoes, and halloumi cheese served with a yogurt sauce – it’s like a gyro on a stick! Get the recipe here.

Thai grilled chicken skewers on a blue camping plate with a small bowl of peanut dipping sauce.

Grilled Thai Chicken Skewers

These Thai-inspired chicken skewers are packed with flavor. The peanut dipping sauce can be made at home ahead to help save time! Get the recipe here.

Red lentil sloppy joes on a blue camping plate with grilled corn.

Red Lentil Sloppy Joes

A whole-foods take on classic camp fare, these red lentil sloppy joes are vegan AND can be cooked in just one pot! Get the recipe here.

Grilled veggie & chicken skewers on a blue camping plate.

Grilled Chicken Veggie Skewers

A simple marinade and fresh vegetables make these chicken skewers a healthy option for your next camping trip. Get the recipe here.

Three Grilled Halloumi Tacos on a blue camping plate.

Grilled Halloumi Tacos

If you’ve never grilled halloumi before, these tacos are the perfect excuse to start! Get the recipe here.

Ratatouille kabobs grilling over a campfire.

Grilled Ratatouille Kebabs

These vegetable kebabs would make a bright, colorful addition to any camping menu. Get the recipe here.

Campfire paella in a cast iron skillet on a wooden camping table.

Campfire Paella

We camp a lot on the coast, so we always pick up some fresh shellfish on our way to the campsite so we can make this simple but stunning campfire paella! Get the recipe here.

This one pot pasta is an easy camping meal that delivers a big vegetarian protein punch. One pot, 20 minutes, and fewer than 10 ingredients.

One Pot Protein Pasta

Why settle for a bowl of carbs, when it could be packed full of protein, too?! We use lentil pasta in this one-pot meal to up the nutritional profile. Get the recipe here.

This camping beef stroganoff requires only one pan, 30 minutes, and 10 ingredients!

One Pot Beef Stroganoff

Our take on one of our favorite comfort foods, this beef stroganoff is simple to make in one pot. Get the recipe here.

Three sweet potato tacos on a white and red camping plate.

Sweet Potato Tacos

This vegan taco is loaded with plant-based goodness – roasty sweet potatoes, charred peppers, and smoky black beans. Get the recipe here.

Sweet potato burger on a blue camping plate.

Sweet Potato Bean Burger

We set out to make a better veggie burger, and this sweet potato and white bean burger checked all the right boxes! Get the recipe here.

Dutch oven lasagna on a wooden camping table.

Dutch Oven Lasagna

This lasagna cooks in a Dutch oven over your campfire and is loaded with cheesy goodness. Get the recipe here.

Three cauliflower tacos on a white camping plate.

Cauliflower Tacos

Cauliflower simmered with beer and spices, wrapped up in warm tortillas topped with tangy, crunchy pickled red onions – this taco recipe is full of flavor and simple to make! Get the recipe here.

Sweet potato peanut stew in a blue camping bowl in front of a campfire.

Sweet Potato Peanut Stew

This hearty stew is loaded with flavor and will warm you from the inside out – perfect for early or late-season camping trips! Get the recipe here.

5 ca chili in a red and white camping bowl next to a Dutch oven.

5 Can Chili

This chili is the ultimate pantry meal, using canned ingredients so it comes together quickly while still being full of flavor. Get the recipe here.

Apple cheddar burger on a blue camping plate in front of a campfire.

Apple Cheddar Burgers with Caramelized Onions

These burgers feature apples and white cheddar, inspired by cozy autumn-in-New-England vibes. Get the recipe here.

Grilled sweet potato “steaks”, roasted peppers and onions, and a New Mexican chile marinade, these vegan campfire fajitas are new take on on an old classic.

Grilled Sweet Potato Fajitas

Grilled sweet potato “steaks”, roasted peppers and onions, and a New Mexican chile marinade, these vegan campfire fajitas are a new take on an old classic. Get the recipe here.

You'll never believe how easy it is to make this gourmet camping meal! Dutch Oven Chicken Marbella is perfect for cooking over the campfire.

Dutch Oven Chicken Marbella

Sweet, savory, and saucy, this Dutch oven recipe for Chicken Marbella delivers a “gourmet” campfire experience but without any of the work. Get the recipe here.

Side Dishes & Salads

This Dutch Oven Cornbread recipe is perfect for camping trips next to a bowl of chili!

Dutch Oven Cornbread with Green Chiles

Featuring green chiles and sharp cheddar cheese, this Dutch oven cornbread recipe takes camp comfort food to the next level. Get the recipe here.

Grilled peach caprese salad on a silver camping plate.

Grilled Peach Caprese Salad

Salads might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “camping food,” but this summery caprese has a place on our next menu! Get the recipe here.

Elotes - grilled Mexican street corn - are a great appetizer to cook over the campfire!

Grilled Mexican Street Corn

We love to serve this with a simple grilled steak! Get the recipe here.

Cooking popcorn over a campfire.

Spiced Campfire Popcorn

This DIY version of the Jiffy Pop popcorn we all loved as kids uses a few simple spices to make things interesting. Get the recipe here.

Campfire Nachos made in a Dutch oven are a simple, fast, and easy camping meal that the whole family will enjoy.

Campfire Nachos

Great as an appetizer or as an indulgent dinner, this nacho recipe is super easy to put together and would be great with any of your favorite nacho toppings. Get the recipe here.

Cornbread in a cast iron skillet over a campfire.

Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread

Perfect for pairing with chili or campfire stew, this skillet cornbread cooks right over the campfire. Get the recipe here.


Camping Desserts

Learn how to make Campfire Banana Boats - a classic camping dessert!

Campfire Banana Boats

A favorite of kids & adults alike, banana boats are a camping classic. Check out this post with 9 different topping ideas! Get the recipe here.

Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler, a perfect dessert for your next camping trip!

Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler

Use your Dutch oven to bake this simple apple cobbler over your campfire. Get the recipe here.

Apple crisp in a blue camping bowl with a scoop of ice cream.

Quick & Easy Apple Crisp

If you’re short on time, this apple crisp is SO easy and is really an afterthought of a dessert! Get the recipe here.

Building a plum tart in a cast iron skillet.

Apple Plum Skillet Tart

With a little bit of prep at home, this skillet tart will make you feel like the fanciest camper in the woods (don’t forget to pair it with the accompanying Plum Prosecco Spritz recipe!) Get the recipe here.


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