Incredible: The Best Meals to Enjoy When Camping

7 Delicious Best Meals When Camping

Camping trips can be the ultimate outdoors experience, and nothing beats cooking over the fire and enjoying great food around the campfire. Whether you are a family just starting out camping, experienced backpackers, or a casual camper looking for something new, there are many delicious, nutritious, and easy-to-cook meals that are perfect for camping. Being a father of three kids and an experienced camper, I know how important it is to have good and tasty meals when outdoors. In this article, I am going to share some of my top picks of the best meals when camping.

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1. Spaghetti

Spaghetti is one of the simplest and most popular dishes for camping, as it’s quick to prepare. All you need to do is boil some water, cook the spaghetti, and add your favorite sauce. You can even prepare the sauce ahead of time, and just add it after the pasta is cooked, or you can make a tasty pasta salad with vegetables, cheese, olives, and some herbs and spices.

meatballs on a bowl of spaghetti

2. Hamburgers and Veggie Burgers

Grilling burgers can become a fun and sociable activity at your campsite. Burgers are a great choice since they are quick to cook and everyone loves them. If you are looking to add some more variety, you can also make a variety of veggie burgers such as veggie patties with different toppings like mushrooms, onions, and peppers. You can even create your own veggie patty recipes with ingredients like mashed beans, oats, and other vegetables.

three burger patties on a bun

3. Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese sandwiches are ideal when camping since they’re so easy to make. All you need to do is spread some butter on one side of some bread slices, add some cheese, and place the other slice of buttered bread on top. Then you just grill the sandwich and your meal is ready. You can also add some veggies or bacon to make it more filling and flavorful.

grilled cheese sandwich with veggies

4. Chili

Chili is one of the best options for a complete and nutritious meal when camping. You can make a variety of different chilis with different combinations of beans, spices, and vegetables, and they can all be cooked in one pot. You can also adjust the cooking time depending on how many people you are feeding and how much time you have.

5. Tacos

Tacos are another fun and tasty option for your camping meals. They’re easy to make and can be customized with all sorts of toppings such as cheese, guacamole, lettuce, and tomatoes. All you need to do is prepare the fillings ahead of time and then warm up the tortillas on the grill. You can even make your own custom tacos with different flavors and textures with the leftover ingredients.

6. Omelettes

Omelettes are the perfect camping breakfast because they’re fast to prepare and you can add whatever ingredients you like. All you need to do is chop up your ingredients, mix them with some eggs, and cook it in a non-stick pan. You can also make a veggie omelette with lots of different vegetables.

7. Kebabs

Kebabs are an easy and delicious meal that can be cooked on the open fire. All you need to do is prepare the ingredients ahead of time, then thread them onto skewers, and cook them over the campfire. For a vegetarian version, you can make veggie kebabs with your favorite veggies like bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions.

With these meal ideas for camping, you’ll soon be able to create delicious and nutritious meals that your whole group will love. Here’s an inspirational video of some simple camping meals you can make at your next camping trip: