Amazingly Easy Things to Cook When Camping: A Complete Guide

Simple and Delicious Meals to Cook While Camping

As both an experienced camper and a father of three, I understand how finding tasty and easy meals to cook on camping trips can be a challenge. It can be a daunting task to try and plan out meals that are simple to prepare yet delicious enough to satisfy the pickiest of eaters. Thankfully, there are hundreds of easy recipes to choose from that are sure to make your next camping trip a lot tastier. In this blog post, we will look at some of the easiest and most enjoyable meals to cook while camping. So grab your camping cookware, grab your ingredients, and let’s get cooking!

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Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast burritos are a classic favourite for camping trips, with their ability to easily accommodate the perfect combination of protein, carbs, and fats. Utilizing an already cooked protein such as bacon or sausage and combining it with scrambled eggs and cheese is a guaranteed hit among the campers. To add a burst of flavor, pairing it with a spicy tomato salsa, green onions, and avocados also makes the meal more enjoyable. All of these ingredients can be stored easily and won’t spoil quickly. To make the burritos, simply layer the ingredients together and then wrap them up in a tortilla. This can easily be cooked using a skillet, foil, or over a campfire.

Breakfast burrito

Campfire Spanish Rice

With their creamy texture and delicious flavor, Spanish Rice is another great option for campers. It is easy to prepare with rice, canned tomatoes, onion, garlic, oregano, cumin, and even some shredded chicken (optional). To make this meal even easier to prepare, you can pre-mix all of the ingredients at home in advance. Then, when getting close to dinnertime all you have to do is just throw it all into a Dutch oven over a campfire or cook it in a big skillet. If your camping trip lasts a few days, you can have the leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day.

Shrimp spanish rice

Campfire Saucy Hot Dogs

For those of us who are fans of hot dogs, you can’t go wrong with cooking them over a campfire. Hot dogs are one of the most popular meal firm camping sites around the country, but to make them even better, you can prepare some saucy hot dogs. Simply wrap the hot dog in some bacon, top it with some fried onions and BBQ sauce, and cook in a skillet or on a foil over a campfire. Serve it up with some buns, and you have one of the best treats on your camping trip.

Saucy hot dogs

Grilled Fish and Veggies

Adding grilled fish and vegetables to your camping menu is a great way to incorporate some of those essential vitamins and minerals into your diet. While not everyone may be a fan of sea food, adding a few of your favorite vegetables to the fish will go a long way in terms of making it more enjoyable. Start by adding garlic, olives, and tomato paste to the fish and then wrap it tightly in a foil. This can be cooked on a campfire or a grill for a tasty meal that doesn’t overly complicate your camping efforts.

No Hands Pizza

This last recipe may take a little longer to prepare, but it’s worth it. It is a delicious way to make ‘pizza’ while camping without having to knead the dough or use any standard cooking appliances. All you need is a Dutch oven, a few basic ingredients, and some help from your fellow campers. Start by rolling the dough into a flat circle, and then layer with slices of salami, mozzarella, and olives before adding the tomato sauce. Place the lid on the Dutch oven, and bake the pizza before serving with some freshly chopped salad. For a step-by-step guide, take a look at this Youtube video.

With the right ingredients, preparation, and handy camping cookware, you can turn any camping trip into an enjoyable culinary experience with these easy meals to cook while camping. Whether it’s hot dogs or hot pizza, you’re sure to bring something delicious to the table. So the next time you’re faced with the challenge of creating tasty meals for the campsite, you know exactly what to do!