15 Camping Dinner Ideas Everyone Will Love

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What’s for dinner? The eternal questions that’s on everyone’s minds, especially when you’re on a camping trip! After a long day of being outdoors, there’s nothing better than sitting down together to enjoy a nice warm meal.

Michael placing corn on the cob over a campfire.

To us, the ideal camping dinner should be fun-to-make, difficult-to-screw up, and easy-to-clean. Something that really adds to the experience of the trip!

So we’ve searched through all the of camping recipes we’ve developed over the years, and whittled them down to our 16 favorite dinners. If you’re meal planning for your next camping trip and wants some inspiration on what to make for dinner, check out the list below!

Best Camping Dinner Ideas

Overhead view of Megan holding a bowl of tortellini soup

Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Cheese-filled tortellini and spicy Italian sausage floating in a rich, luxurious broth, this quick and easy tortellini soup is one of the coziest meals we’ve ever made! It comes together so quickly and tastes so much better than any store-bought soup.

A blue bowl of red beans and rice on a natural surface

Dutch Oven Red Beans and Rice

Grab your favorite Cajun spice blend! This smoky, spicy, and deeply satisfying dinner is a camp-friendly adaptation of red beans and rice. Best of all it can be cooked entirely in one pot!

Four tacos arranged on a plate with grilled corn on the cob and hal an avocado

Chipotle Grilled Chicken Tacos

Tacos are one of our favorite camping dinner! These chipotle grilled chicken tacos are a great way to capture those warm, care-free summer camping vibes. A slice of lime, a cold beer, and these tacos, what could be better?

Pineapple chicken kabobs on a blue camping plate

Chicken Pineapple Kabobs

These Chicken Pineapple Kabobs are one of the easiest meals to cook over a campfire. Just chop ingredients into pieces, skewer with a stick, and place over the fire! With bright, tropical flavors, these Pineapple Chicken Kabobs are an easy, fuss-free camping meal perfect for summertime grilling.

Megan holding a bowl of chili mac

One Pot Chili Mac

Blending the best of both worlds, chili mac combines the smoky and spicy flavor of chili with the rich and creamy texture of mac & cheese. It’s an all-American camping classic. Our recipe combines the process, allowing you to make it using just a single pot!

Michael holding a plate of grilled chicken tacos

Cilantro & Lime Grilled Chicken Tacos

Using a quick citrus marinade, these grilled chicken tacos offer a blast of summer flavor. So pick up a couple of limes, invite a few friends over, and get the camping taco party started!

Chicken and vegetable skewers on a silver camping plate

Tzatziki Chicken Skewers

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. Grilled up some extra veggies, put out some pita chips and hummus, and you’re in business!

Woman holding a shrimp boil foil packet on a blue plate

Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

Shrimp, smoky sausage, buttery corn, and zesty lemon, this Shrimp Boil Foil Packet is one of our all-time summertime favorites.This is the perfect campfire meal for your next camping trip or backyard BBQ.

A sweet potato black bean burger stacked between two buns, avocado, and spicy mayo on a plate with a natural backdrop.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

These vegetarian burgers are packed with black beans, sweet potatoes, and spices for a super flavorful and healthy veggie burger recipe perfect for camping trips, tailgating, or an easy weeknight meal at home.

Three campfire grilled fish tacos on a blue camping plate.

Campfire Grilled Fish Tacos

Grilling fish over a campfire is great, but turning it into fish tacos is even better. This is a great dinner to kick off a camping trip. Not only does it make a great first impressive, but it also gets the fish out of your cooler first thing.

Enchiladas in a dutch oven on a table

Dutch Oven Enchiladas

Cheesy, spicy, and oh so filling – these veggie-stuffed Dutch Oven Enchiladas are one of our new campfire favorites. All you need is a Dutch oven to get yourself that oven-baked taste right at the campsite.

Megan holding a Kielbasa foil packet on a blue plate

Foil Packet Kielbasa & Potatoes

Grilled kielbasa, potatoes, and onions all tossed together in a honey mustard sauce and grilled to perfection! This foil packet recipe is such a satisfying camping meal and it is an absolute cinch to make!

Vegetable stew in a blue and white bowl with grilled bread on the side

Dutch Oven Vegetable Stew

Loaded with mushrooms, potatoes, carrots, and onions, this Dutch oven vegetable stew is our vegan-friendly take on stew. It’s a great one pot camping meal to keep you warm all night long!

Overhead view of a plate with grilled beer brats, sauerkraut, and grilled corn

Grilled Beer Brats

Here’s our trick to perfectly juicy grilled beer brats: simmer them first in beer and sauerkraut, and then finish them on the grill so they brown up and take on some of that delicious smoky grilled flavor!

A man placing a bun on top of a grilled burger stacked with onions, tomatoes, and lettuce

Grilled Everything Burgers

If you love the charred, smokey flavor of grilled burgers, then why stop at the patties? For this Grilled Everything Burger, we grill the buns, tomato, onions, and even the lettuce!

Hungry for more? Check out these other camping recipe roundups for more ideas!

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