Fall Camping Meals to Keep You Warm & Cozy

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Snuggle up to the campfire and embrace the new season with one of these comforting fall camping meals.

Michael standing at a camping table stirring tortellini soup in a pot. A camp scene is in the background

One of the things we love the most about fall camping is – surprise – the food! Warm, hearty, stick-to-your-ribs meals that feature seasonal ingredients like apples, squash, sweet potato, and of course pumpkin! 

Fall camping is also the time of year when we really start to enjoy cooking over a campfire. On a hot summer’s night, a campfire can seem a little much. But when there is a slight chill in the air, the ambient heat from a campfire can really enhance the experience. Add in a warm beverage and a comfy sweater, and things start to feel downright cozy.  

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Fall Camp Cooking Tips 

There are a lot of things to love about fall camping, but there are also a few things you will want to be prepared for. Here are a few of our camp cooking tips for fall.

  • One pot, Dutch oven, and foil packet meals are great for fall camping. They are a great way to make warm and hearty meals without a ton of clean-up at the end of the evening!
  • Prep what you can at home ahead of time—since the days are shorter you’ll want meals to come together quickly.
  • Plan for meals to take a little longer than usual. The cold air and any wind will likely impact your cooking times.
  • It’s a good idea to bring a little extra fuel with you. We always find that we use more fuel whenever the weather is cold. 
  • Doubled walled insulated bottles, mugs, and bowls can make a huge difference when it’s cool outside. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee or steaming bowl of soup for much longer, even when it’s brisk out.
Overhead view of Megan holding a bowl of tortellini soup

Sausage and tortellini soup

Tender cheese-filled tortellini and spicy Italian sausage floating in a rich, luxurious broth, this quick and easy soup is one of the coziest meals we’ve ever made!

Two plates filled with panzanella salad next to a serving dish

Fall Panzanella Salad

This hearty Italian bread salad features toasted baguette chunks, peppery arugula, apples, pecans, cranberries, and goat cheese – with a maple vinaigrette.

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

Dutch Oven Red Beans and Rice

Smoky, spicy, and immensely satisfying, this camp-friendly adaptation of red beans and rice is sure to bring the heat.

Apple cobbler in an omnia oven

Omnia Oven Apple Cobbler

No Dutch oven required! You can make this delicious apple cobbler dessert right on your camp stove using an Omnia oven. 

Sweet potato and chorizo hash with an egg on a plate.

Chorizo and Sweet Potato Hash

Pan-fried sweet potatoes, crumbled chorizo sausage, and diced scallions, this one-skillet breakfast is a perfect way to greet a crisp autumn morning.

Megan holding a bowl of chili mac

One Pot Chili Mac

This one-pot chili mac hits the spot like no other. 50% spicy chili, 50% mac & cheese, 100% satisfying. 

Pumpkin french toast on a plate

Pumpkin French Toast

This year, go all-in on pumpkin flavor with this triple pumpkin french toast. Combining pumpkin puree, pumpkin butter, and pumpkin spice, this breakfast is loaded with fall flavor. 

Beef stroganoff and noodles in a skillet

One-Pot Beef Stroganoff

This is peak comfort food. Hearty stripes of steak, browned mushrooms, filling egg noodles, and creamy sauce, this Beef Stroganoff recipe was developed to be made using just a single cast iron skillet. 

Side view of two sausage and egg sandwiches with runny yolks.

Apple Maple Sausage Breakfast Sandwiches

An English muffin, fried egg, melted cheese, and a homemade apple maple sausage patty. This autumn-inspired breakfast sandwich pairs well with a hot cup of coffee and autumn’s crisp morning air!

Serving vegetarian chili cooked in a Dutch oven on the campfire

Dutch Oven Chili and Cornbread

Combining two of our favorite camping foods – chili and cornbread – into a single Dutch oven, this one-pot recipe does double duty while you sit back and enjoy the campfire. 

Megan holding a handful of homemade granola

Maple Glazed Trail Mix

This is one of the most delicious fall hiking trail snacks you will ever try! Maple glazed almonds, pecans, coconut chips, and chocolate chips. 

Blondie squares in a Dutch oven

Dutch Oven Blondies 

What could be better than freshly baked, chewy, chocolatey Dutch oven Blondies for dessert? 

A stack of pancakes with cinnamon apple topping on a blue camping plate.

Cinnamon Apple Pancakes

Make the most of the apple harvest with these cinnamon pancakes topped with a brown sugar apple compote. 

Beer brats simmering in beer and sauerkraut in a cast iron skillet

Grilled Beer Brats

Nothing captures the spirit of fall like an Oktoberfest-inspired campfire dinner. A beer in one hand, a sauerkraut-laden bratwurst in the other. Life doesn’t get much better than that.

A blue enamel mug next to a bottle of whiskey

Bourbon Spiked Apple Cider

Apples, mulling spices, and a dash of warming bourbon, this spiked apple cider recipe is a cold-weather classic. Snuggle up to the campfire with this autumn cocktail and you’ll be in a warm and fuzzy mood all night long.

Overhead view of apple and sweet potato hash with two fried eggs in a cast iron skillet over a campfire.

Apple Sweet Potato Hash

Bring a touch of fall to your morning with this sweet potato and apple breakfast hash. Combining sweet and savory, it’s a great autumn twist to a classic one-skillet breakfast.

Side view of banana bread in a cast iron dutch oven.

Dutch Oven Banana Bread

Start your day off right by combining a morning campfire with his hearty Dutch oven Banana Bread. This quick bread is super easy to prepare and is ready in no time. 

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 campfire favorites. 

A sweet potato and chili in foil on a blue plate

Foil Wrapped Baked Sweet Potatoes and Chili

Wrap a sweet potato in foil and toss it in the embers while you prepare a simple veggie chili. Combine the two together to create an iconic campfire classic. 

Michael pouring cider with ginger from a pot into a silver mug

Ginger Apple Cider

Warm and spicy ginger apple cider is a great way to keep warm on a chilly autumn evening. 

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

Apple Cheddar Burgers with Caramelized Onions

Shredded apples, caramelized onions, and sharp Vermont Cheddar, these fall-inspired hamburgers are a perfect way to capture the taste of autumn.

Chicken Marbella in a Dutch oven

Dutch Oven Chicken Marbella

Sweet, savory, crispy, and saucy, this Dutch oven recipe for Chicken Marbella delivers a “gourmet” campfire experience but with hardly any of the work. The entire marinate can be made ahead of time, so when you’re at camp you just need to add everything to the pot! 

A pot of mold wine with oranges and cinnamon sticks sitting on a campfire

Campfire Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is essentially the cold-weather version of sangria. Red wine, cinnamon sticks, ginger, maple syrup, and sliced oranges, simmered together over a campfire. Sounds lovely. 

Sweet potato peanut stew in a dutch oven with a wooden spoon

Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew

Fall is stew season. This one-pot sweet potato, chickpea, peanut stew will stick to your ribs and keep you warm all night long.

A plate filled with meatballs, brussels sprouts, and sweet potatoes on a table surrounded by serving dishes

Campsgiving

Interested in hosting a camping Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving? We can show you how! Check out our How to Host Campsgiving guide where we share our top tips and an entire Thanksgiving-themed menu!

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