What are Good Camping Meals? Delicious Ideas for Your Next Trip!
Camping is a time to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and truly relax. But it’s also a time to enjoy great food with friends and family! With a little creativity, you can make your camping meals more exquisite than ever. So, what are some of the best camping meals around? Let’s find out!
Classic Campfire Eats
For many campers, nothing beats having a cozy campfire in the evening and gathering around with friends to enjoy a delicious meal. Some classic campfire meal staples are solid go-to’s, such as s’mores, hot dogs, or a simple hot-dog-and-bean combo.
You can also add some sophistication to campfire meals by grilling kabobs made of various vegetables and meats, or dicing vegetables and onions to make a campfire hash. You can even whip up campfire pizza using ready-made dough and bottled sauce and cheese.
Breakfast is an important meal of the day – even when camping! Start your day off with a filling and energizing meal so that you have the strength and energy for a full day of outdoor activities. Traditional camping breakfasts usually consist of easy-prep dishes like pancakes or bacon and eggs.
If you’re looking for something a bit more unique, you can also make dishes like camping-friendly cinnamon french toast. You can also make campfire biscuits with some pre-packaged baking mix. Simply mix the ingredients, drop spoonfuls on some tinfoil, and voila! Crispy and delicious campfire biscuits.
Lunch & Dinner Ideas
For lunch and dinner, you can find a variety of hearty and easy to prepare meals. Sandwiches are usually an easy go-to meal, but if you want something a bit more exciting you can have fun experimenting with recipes!
One of my favorite camping recipes is the Campfire Two-Bean Burrito. You can easily prepare it in a large skillet. Just add some cooked or canned beans, diced onions, bell pepper, and some spices like chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder. Throw the mix in a tortilla, and you’re ready to enjoy some warm and delicious burritos!
If you’ve got an oven available, you can also whip up a campfire lasagna with pre-made creamy ricotta cheese, marinara, and some noodles. If you camp a lot and want to stock up on freezer meals, you can make several batches of entrées like this ahead of time and freeze them for future camping trips.
Instant Renewal Meals
Finally, if you’re too tired after a long day of camping activities, you can make simple and easy instant meals. There are a lot of instant meals out there that are specifically designed for camping. You can find instant meals like boiled eggs, oatmeal, and macaroni and cheese. They require minimal preparation and you can enjoy your meal in no time!
Camping meals can be as simple or as elaborate as you want them to be. With a little bit of imagination and creativity, you can create delicious and satisfying meals for yourself and your family—all while exploring the great outdoors. To learn how to prepare some of these meals yourself, check out my YouTube video below.
When it comes to preparing delicious camping meals, the sky is the limit! So, get your camping gear ready, grab those ingredients, and get cooking. Bon appetite!