Camping is my all-time favorite outdoor activity with my family, especially in the summer. But I was very stressed about camping food in the beginning as I’m not good at cooking things. Especially for breakfast. Because, when you are camping with your family, everyone wakes up in the morning looking for energetic and delicious food. So, I did some experiments and discovered the following great camping food ideas to try not only for breakfast but also for lunch and dinner.
And trust me, everyone will love them.
On the other hand, they do not need more materials, equipment, cookery skills, and time. So, you can make them very easily. If you are also a person who is looking for easy and delicious camping food ideas, do not miss the following 27 awesome recipes.
Camping Food Ideas to Try for Breakfast
Camping Food Ideas: Banana Bread Pancakes
Everybody likes to eat pancakes. Especially when you are camping, suppose if you can make an easy banana bread pancake for your camping breakfast, it will be a small celebration. And also it is delicious and energetic. So, I will tell you how to make it.
2 or 3 well ripe bananas, One and a half cup of whole milk, 2 eggs with 2 cup of flour, brown sugar 1/4 (according to your taste), 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and 1 cup of chopped walnuts with coconut oil/ghee/butter to the oil pan.
A non-stick skillet or a griddle, a camp stove, a big bowl to mix the ingredients, a spoon or a fork to chop things, silicon/plastic/metal spatula.
Just put bananas into the ball and mash them using the folk. When you get a smooth banana mixture, add two eggs, sugar, and milk. And then beat all of them with the folk until you get a fine smooth. (if the mixture looks dry, add some more milk)
After that, start to add dry ingredients starting from flour and baking powder. Keep in mind adding them slowly to the mixture while beating. Then, it will help to combine the dry with wet things. After mixing the flour, add the other small things like cinnamon powder and salt.
Once you make the batter, heat your skillet and add some butter/ghee/coconut. Then, pour 1/3 cup of your batter to a nice shape into the middle of the skillet. And add those chopped walnuts on top as a decoration.
When you cook it for around 3 minutes, you will see the top starts to make bubbles, and the sides seem well cooked. That is the time to turn it into the other side by using the spatula. After that, let it cook until the surface shows a golden brown color.
Like that, just continue the process until finish the batter. I suggest you add more butter or ghee to the pan when you make another one from the batter.
If you can bring a combination of flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon powder, and salt in a sealed container from home, it will make you easy.
If you like to watch how to make banana pancakes, just click this link.
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Camping Food Ideas: Halloumi Breakfast Sandwich
A grilled halloumi sandwich is an effortless camping food ideal for breakfast. As it contains grilled halloumi cheese, fried eggs, sweet Hawaiian rolls, and spicy mayo, it is very delicious as well.
Rather than making a typical sandwich for your camping breakfast, just try this kind of unique one. Well, let’s dive into the cooking process.
You need a very minimal number of things to cook this camping breakfast, like sandwich buns or a large Hawaiian sweet roll, one tablespoon of butter or coconut oil, 50g of halloumi cheese, 3 tablespoons of mayo, one egg, 1 tablespoon of Sriracha sauce (Sriracha or whatever you like), 1 scallion, salt, and pepper.
You only need a camp stove, skillet, bowl, knife, spatula, and a serving plate.
First, you must toast the sandwich bun on the skillet and keep it aside. Then put some butter/oil into the heated skillet and keep it under medium heat until it melts.
When the butter melts, you have to add cheese slices into it. And let them fry until it shows golden brown color spots. It will take around 3 minutes. Then, keep them aside. (If you have a grill, then you can directly keep cheese on the grill)
After that, add the remaining butter and heat them. Add the egg into the skillet and let it fry for 4 minutes. While the egg is frying, you have to make the sauce mixture. For that, just add mayo and Sriracha into the bowl and mix them well.
And do not forget to cut some scallions.
Now, the final step. That means you have to assemble all the things. For that, cut the toasted bun and spread the spicy mayo sauce mixture on each cut surface. Then, keep the fried halloumi cheese slices, fried egg, scallions. And to finish the process, add some salt and pepper as your preference.
Now you can eat one of the delicious camping foods in the world, the Grilled halloumi sandwich.
Camping Food Ideas: French Toast
We all know that French toast is a camp classic. But, here I will tell you an exceptionally easy way to make them. And, I’m sure you will add it to your camp food ideas list.
Many campers claim that they went wrong when making French toasts. So, I suggest you read the following recipe. It won’t disappoint you. (Strictly follow the amounts of ingredients mentioned below).
1/2 lb of bread, 3 eggs, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 4 tablespoons of butter, 1 cup of milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, berries, or Maple Syrup for topping of French fries.
A non-stick skillet, a silicon spatula, a camp stove.
Before diving into the recipe, just consider the following tips to achieve delicious French toasts.
Take a fresh loaf of bread and slice it yourself as the previously sliced bread is too thin for making French toasts. So, slice by yourself thickly.
The ideal mixture ratio is 3 eggs and 1 cup of milk.
More the time you soak up bread in the egg mixture, it will result in more crispy and quality toasts. And the ideal dipping time is 10 seconds on both sides. But, do not let it totally saturate.
Add more butter to the pan and let it heat evenly. From 4 tablespoons of butter, you can fry 8 slices of bread from it.
First, as I said to you earlier, cut the bread by yourself into 3/4″- 1″ thick slices. Then, beat the eggs thoroughly in a sufficiently large bowl and add milk and nutmeg, cinnamon powder, vanilla, and sugar. And make sure everything is mixed well.
The next step is to let heat butter on the pan under medium heat. While heating butter, you can soak bread in the egg mixture. (10 seconds each side)
After soaking the bread slices, you can sprinkle some sugar on each side to get an additional golden brown color with a crispy layer. Then, fry the soaked bread slices in the buttered skillet until it shows a golden brown color. It will take around 3 minutes per side.
Finally, continue the process for the whole loaf of bread. Before serving these delicious French toasts, you can add fresh fruits, maple syrup, and a cup of hot tea. You will have a great camping day after this amazing camping breakfast idea. (camping food ideas)
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Camping Food Ideas: Veggie Frittata
Do you love Frittata? I love it as it is delicious and nutritious food that is ideal for breakfast. Now I’m going to present to you one of the best camping food ideas for breakfast. Yes, it is a veggie frittata.
Normally, in the house, frittata bakes in an oven. But don’t worry, I’ll give you a good option to make it very easy and quick.
8 eggs, half a cup of milk, half a teaspoon of salt, a little bit of ground pepper, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, thinly sliced shallot, cherry tomatoes, chopped cup basils, and 1/2 cup of shredded gruyere cheese.
Cast iron skillet, camp stove, a chimney starter
First, you need to prepare a campfire/charcoal. While letting it heats, you have to thoroughly beat the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in a bowl. And keep them aside.
Then, keep the skillet on medium heat and put 1 tablespoon of olive oil into it. When oil heats, add shallots and fry for around 10 minutes until it shows a brown color. Once you see the color, just reduce the heat or move the skillet towards a low heat place.
After that, add sliced tomatoes, egg mixture, cheese, and basil into the skillet and cover it with a lid. And scatter some hot coals on the lid and let it cook for around 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, just open the lid and check whether the eggs are set, and the frittata looks fine. If everything looks great, just serve your veggie frittata with more cheese and basil.
I must say that this is one of the most nutritional camping food ideas on the list.
Camping Food Ideas: Chickpea Flour Scramble
This is a unique camping food idea that guides you through preparing an easy and healthy camping breakfast. Without any further explanation, let’s discover the recipe, ingredients, and cooking method.
First, I will mention the ingredients that need to make the chickpea flour dough.
1 cup of chickpea flour, 3 tablespoons of aquafaba (the liquid that exists in the chickpeas can), 1 cup of water, 3 tablespoons of nutritional yeast, 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin, 1/2 tablespoon of chili powder, a little bit of salt, and black pepper.
Now, veggies are diced onion, 1 clove of garlic, 1 small tomato, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
Camp stove, skillet, knife, fork, and a bowl
Here are the simple instructions for making a delicious chickpea flour scramble.
First of all, you have to make the chickpea dough. For that, just mix all the dough ingredients and stir well until it gives an even dough without any lumps. Once you achieved it, keep the dough aside for set.
Heat the oil on the skillet under medium heat and add garlic and onions into it. Then, let them turn into a golden brown color. Do not stop stirring as it can be burnt. The process will take around 2 minutes.
After 2 minutes, just add pepper while continuously stirring. Again after another 3 minutes, just add tomatoes and stir for only one minute. Next, you have to put the chickpea flour onto the veggies and keep it for around 3 minutes under medium heat.
When the edges come to dry out, just scramble the mixture well. Then, let it be for around 2 minutes and start scrambling for another 4 minutes until it gives a dry finish.
As the last step, off the stove and just keep the pan for 2 minutes and cut into several parts to serve.
Trust me; you will love it. So, just try it for your next camping breakfast. (camping food ideas)
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Camping Food Ideas: Chilaquiles
Chilaquiles is a spicy, delicious, and easy camping food idea ideal for breakfast. It takes around 25 minutes to cook. And I’m sure your whole family will love it.
1/3 cup of vegetable oil, 6 corn tortillas, 1/2 diced red onions, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 cup of tomato sauce, chili peppers, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 4 eggs. If you need some more nutrients, add a topping with avocado, cilantro, grated cheese, fresh lime, and onions.
Non-stick skillet, camp stove, cutting board, knife, and a bowl.
The first step is to fry tortilla triangles over a high-heat skillet. For that, you need to heat the skillet and add some oil to it. Once the oil gets heat under high heat, add tortillas into the skillet as one layer. Let them fry until they show a golden brown color.
After frying, set aside on a paper towel to drain. Then, repeat the process until complete all tortilla triangles.
Reduce the heat to medium and use the remaining oil to fry red onions first. When the onions begin to soften, add garlic and let them fry for 30 seconds. Then that add tomato, salt into it. Now, just splash some water into the skillet.
When it starts to bubble, just add the tortilla triangles into the skillet and stir. After a few minutes, you have to move tortillas to the skillet’s outside edges and create a small well in the middle.
Yes, you guessed correct. You are going to add the eggs to the well. So, as the last step, just drop the eggs in the middle and cook them according to your preference. (Let them cook well, or scramble with sauce and tortillas)
Now you are ready to eat the delicious chilaquiles.
Camping Food Ideas: Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
Pumpkin spice is a great spice mixture in the USA. Imagine if you can prepare pancakes by deliciously adding pumpkin spices, it will be impressive, especially when you are camping. So, pumpkin spice pancake is such a delicious, easy, and nutritional food to have for your camping breakfast.
Here’s the recipe.
1 cup of flour, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, pumpkin spice, baking powder, a little bit of salt, 1 cup of milk, 1 egg, and butter/ghee/oil.
To make the special spicy maple syrup: You need 1/4 of maple syrup, 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice.
Non-stick skillet, camp stove, spatula, fork, and a bowl.
First, you have to make the pancake dough. For that, you have to mix flour, sugar, pumpkin spice, salt, and baking powder. And add milk and mix them all by using a fork. (Do not over mix like other pancake doughs)
After making the dough, heat the skillet over medium heat. Then add some butter/ghee/coconut oil onto the skillet and let it heat. Add some dough to the buttered skillet and make pancakes. After cooking for around 3 minutes, you may see the bubbles on the pancake, then just turn it around by using a spatula. Let it there until it shows a golden brown color. Then, take it off.
Now you are in the final stage. That means making the spicy maple syrup. For that, you have to mix pumpkin spice and maple syrup and heat gently over a pan. (only until the syrup gets heat and mixes well with the spices)
Finally, you can taste the delicious pumpkin spice pancakes with spicy maple syrup. (camping food ideas)
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Camping Food Ideas: Banana Coconut French Toast
Since I’m a huge fan of French toasts, here’s another great recipe to add to your camping foods list. It is a delicious Banana Coconut French Toast. Here’s the quick and easy recipe.
1 crusty French bread, 1 ripe banana, coconut oil, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder and vanilla extract, a little bit of salt, and 1 can of coconut milk.
Also maple syrup, some fresh blueberries, and shredded coconut flakes.
Camp stove, non-stick skillet, fork, and a large bowl
Mash the banana in the large bowl and add coconut milk along with vanilla, cinnamon, and salt into the bowl. Combine them all until you get a smooth batter.
Now let the skillet heat, and while it is heating, you have to slice the bread yourself. Once you sliced it, just soak the slices for a few seconds (both sides).
Let the excess batter drip off and fry the bread slices on the skillet until it turns golden brown. (around 3 minutes each side)
And repeat the process with all the slices and serve the Banana French Fries with blueberries, shredded coconut, and syrup.
Sausage Egg and Cheese Sandwiches
This is one of my favorite camping food ideas on the list. And also it gives a good start to your day. On the other hand, it takes only 5 minutes to prepare. So, you can save your time as well.
Here’re the instructions to make it.
To make sausage patties, you need ground pork (1 pond), 2 teaspoons of dried herbs (like sage, rosemary, and thyme), a little bit of salt.
To make sandwich assembly, you need 6 eggs and 6 slices of cheese, and 6 English muffins.
To make Sriracha honey sauce, you need half a cup of honey and 2 tablespoons of sriracha.
A non-stick skillet, camp stove, bowl, and a spatula.
First, you need to prepare sausages. For that, thoroughly mix the ground pork, herbs, and salt in the bowl. Once it seems combined, make around 6 patties. Then, heat the skillet over the camp stove and let it get hot. After that, keep the sausages on it. Let them cook for around 3 minutes on each side.
While cooking the sausages, simultaneously prepare the eggs as well. Just drop the eggs on the skillet separately (if you have more space on the skillet). Then, you have to toast English muffins.
The next step is to prepare the sauce. For that, just combine honey and sriracha in the bowl and mix them well.
Now you are done. Isn’t it so easy?
Just spread the sauce mixture on muffins and keep layers of a sausage patty, an egg, and a slice of cheese and serve it as the camping breakfast.
Appleseed oatmeal is the fastest camping food idea in here. Yes, it is ideal when you are in a hurry to travel. You can easily prepare this breakfast. Here’s the simple recipe for that.
1 cup of rolled oats, 2 cups of water, a little bit of salt, 2 cups of water, one apple, half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder, 1/4 of ground nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon of Allspice or Jamaica pepper, 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves, 1 tablespoon of equally mixture flax, hemp, and chia seed
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
Camp stove, saucepan, knife, spoon
First, boil the water in the saucepan and add salt to it. After that, add oats and let it makes bubbles for around 10 minutes (until oats get tender). Do not forget to stir well. When the oats get tender, add the sliced apple, spices, and maple syrup. Keep for a while, and mix them well.
Now you are done. Just try this one in your next camping experience.
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Camping Food Ideas: Chickpea Breakfast hash
If you want to gain some extra proteins, Chickpea Hash is ideal for your camping breakfast. It basically contains chickpeas, eggs, and vegetables. And, it is not only nutritional but also delicious.
Let’s get to know the instructions to prepare it.
1 tablespoon of oil, 1 sliced zucchini, saute 1 red onion, 1 bell pepper, 1 can of chickpeas, spices (1 teaspoon of cumin, a little bit of coriander, and cinnamon), a little bit of salt, and 2 eggs.
Non-stick skillet, camp stove/grill, knife, cutting board, and spoon/spatula.
First, you have to heat the skillet over medium heat and add some oil to it. Once the oil gets heat, add onions, zucchini, saute, and pepper, and keep for around 5 minutes. Now, this is the time to add drained chickpeas along with all the spices into the skillet.
You have to wait until the vegetables and chickpeas are cooked well (for around 10 minutes). After that, you have to move them onto the skillet’s edges and make a well in the middle. Then, add some oil and drop the eggs into the well. Cook them according to your preference. (camping food ideas)
That is it. Isn’t it super easy and quick?
Camping Food Ideas: Grilled Peach and Pecan Pancakes
Do you like peaches? Well, I’m a huge fan of peach. Especially when it uses for pancake toppings. Now, I’m going to give you a special recipe for your camping breakfast called Grilled Peach and Pecan Pancakes. Just follow the guidelines.
For the pancakes’ preparation: 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of milk (or powdered milk), 1 cup of water, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 egg, a little bit of salt, 6 teaspoons of butter/ghee/oil.
For the preparation of grilled peaches: 2 ripe and sliced peaches, pecans, maple syrup.
A Skillet, a bowl, fork/spoon, a camp stove/grill, spatula, and knife.
First, mix flour, milk, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. (Actually, if you use milk powder, you can do this part at home and bring it to the campsite. It will save more time).
Then, add eggs and water (add water only if you used milk powder) into the dry mixture and mix all. Just make sure that everything is combined well. But, do not over mix.
Then, heat the skillet over medium heat and add ghee/oil/or butter into it. Once butter heat, you can add a little portion of pancake batter onto the skillet. Keep each side of the pancake around 3 minutes until it gives a golden brown color. Continue the process with the rest of the batter.
While the pancakes are heating on the skillet, you can place the sliced peach on the skillet just for caramelizing a little bit. Once you notice the color, just take them off.
Now, you are ready to serve the pancakes with peach, maple syrup, and chopped pecans.
Enjoy your camping breakfast with these camping food ideas.
Camping Food Ideas to Try for Lunch and Dinner
Now, we must think about a delicious lunch and dinner. Don’t worry; I’ll help you with the following camping food ideas to try for lunch and dinner.
Camping Food Ideas: Rolls with Almond Butter Satay
Rolls with Almond Butter Satay is a great camp food idea to try in any climate. On the other hand, this is not a very difficult one to cook (almost a vegetable wrap). And as it is a very healthy, colorful, and tasty food, I thought to mention the recipe. Here it is.
small pan, camp stove/campfire, knife, cutting board, bowl
I will split the ingredients list into two parts. They are Rolls and Satay sauce.
Satay Sauce: a little bit of salt and apple cider vinegar, almond butter, lemon juice of a half lemon, chopped garlic and ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil, fish sauce, chili flakes, and pepper powder.
Rolls: Medium-sized rice paper wraps, sesame seeds, peanuts/cashew/almonds, carrot, mango, small cucumber, red cabbage, chopped garlic cloves, and pickled ginger.
First, you have to prepare the rolls. Before that, just add the sesame seeds and nuts into the pan and let it heat until it gets brown. Off the stove and keep them to cool.
Then, slice vegetables and fruits on the cutting board very thinly. After that, soak the rice paper wraps (one at a time) in lukewarm water until they get soft. And spread it on the cutting board. Keep all the sliced veggies, fruits, seeds, peanuts, garlic, and pickled ginger on the wrap and roll it slowly but tightly. Cover the edges as well.
Now, the rolls are done. Next, let’s make the delicious Satay Sauce. Don’t worry; it is very easy. Mix all the above-mentioned ingredients and serve it with rolls.
Camping Food Ideas: Sweet Potatoes with Chili Wrap
This is also a very easy recipe to try when you are camping. Since this is a vegetarian one, anyone can eat it. Also, it is very healthy, warm, and quick. So, let’s get the recipe for that.
Camp stove /campfire, cutting board, sharp knife, aluminum foil, pot/saucepan, bowl, wooden spoon
Sweet potatoes, onion, olive oil, tomato sauce, kidney beans, beer, chili powder, cumin powder, salt, cheese, avocado, green Green onions.
First, you have to cook sweet potatoes. For that, just wrap them with heavy aluminum foil and keep them in the campfire. Do not forget to turn around the side so often until the potatoes get cooked well.
In the middle of the process, you need to heat the pot over medium heat to prepare the filling. Once the pot heats, add some olive oil to it. Then, add half of the diced onions into it. Once they get the golden brown color, just add tomato paste, beans, beer, and all the spices into the pot. Mix them and keep on the campfire/stove for about 20 minutes until you get a nice paste.
Take the potatoes out and check whether they cooked or not. If they are cooked, just unwrap to cut a slit on them. After that, add the filling and other toppings to it (onions, green chili, or any other you like.
Trust me; this is one of the best camping food ideas to try for camping lunch/dinner.
Camping Food Ideas: Apple Bacon Cheddar with Grilled Cheese
Apple Bacon Cheddar with Grilled Cheese is an upgraded version of grilled cheese. And when it is stuffed with sweet seasonal apple, white cheddar, and crispy bacon, it gives you an awesome taste. Also, it can be prepared very quickly for lunch.
Everyone loves grilled cheese. But, when the climate is so cold, it may difficult to prepare it. So, first, you have to concern about the climate condition. And here’s the recipe for Apple Bacon Cheddar with Grilled Cheese.
Skillet, Camp stove, spatula, sharp knife
Sliced Bread, slices of bacon, sharp white cheddar cheese, and thinly sliced apple.
First, you have to set the skillet and heat it over medium heat. Then put bacon into it for cooking. Cook it until you get the preferred level and take it off to place on a paper towel to remove the fat.
After preparing the bacon, you have to keep the slices of bread on the skillet. Then you have to keep a cheese layer, bacon, sliced apples, and the other slice of the bread. Let it cook until the cheese melts and the bread turns into golden brown color. After that, turn around to the other side of the sandwich.
You can serve this delicious dish with potato chips, French fries, or whatever you like.
Camping Food Ideas: Lemon Broccoli and Pasta Mix
Lemon Broccoli and Pasta mix is a highly nutritional and healthy camping food idea you can have for lunch. I’m sure most of you make this kind of healthy dish at home. Yes, it is very easy and quick. So here’s the recipe.
Cutting board, sharp knife, spoon, cup/bowl, camp stove, and nonstick pan.
1/2 pounds of gluten-free pasta, broccoli, 1/4 cup of basils, small head broccoli, 2 cloves of garlic, one lemon, 1 teaspoon of chili flakes, salt, pepper powder, and 1/4 cup of olive oil.
The first thing you have to do is to cook pasta and broccoli. For that boil water and put some salt into it. Once the water gets to boil, add pasta into it and cook for the recommended time mentioned on the label.
In the middle of cooking pasta, you have to add broccoli into the pot. Keep for a while, and filter the water out of the pot. If you like, you can retain a little bit of pasta water as well.
Again turn on the stove to low heat and keep the pasta/broccoli pot on it. Let it heat, and add olive oil, garlic, and chili flakes into it. Mix them well and keep for around a few minutes. (until you get the garlic fragrant)
After that, turn off the stove and add salt, pepper, and lemon juice to this nutritional dish. That is the last step. Now you can serve this delicious lemon broccoli and pasta mix to your camp members. (camping food ideas)
Camping Food Ideas: Bacon and Date Iron Cast Pizza
Is there anyone in this world who doesn’t like pizza?? I hope not. I think it is one of the best food discoveries in the world. So, why are you not trying when camping? Let’s try. Here’s the recipe to prepare Bacon and Date Iron Cast Pizza.
(Do not expect the exact pizza quality, but it is very delicious)
iron skillet, campfire grill/camp stove, sharp knife, cutting board, spatula
Chopped strips bacon, pizza dough, pizza sauce, dates, mozzarella cheese/gorgonzola cheese, and Arugula/cabbage.
First, you need to prepare bacon. For that, just heat the skillet over the camp stove/campfire grill and fry chopped strips of bacon for around 4 minutes until the fat renders out. Once the bacon fried, take them off from the skillet.
Again heat the skillet to prepare the pizza dough. (You need to bring this from home). Keep the first portion of the dough on the skillet and cook for a few minutes until the bottom starts to turn a golden brown color. After that, take the skillet off the camp stove.
Add pizza sauce, cheese, bacon, and dates on the top of the pizza and keep it on the camp stove. Heat it for a few minutes until cheese melts and combine other things.
Finally, off the camp stove and top with Arugula/cabbage. Now you are ready to eat Bacon and Date Iron Cast Pizza.
Camping Food Ideas: Grilled Fish and Tacos
Do you love fishing when you travel? Some travelers love to discover various fish tastes when traveling around the world. Grilled Fish and Tacos is an ideal camping food idea to try when you catch such fish. Ok, let’s try the following recipe.
Campfire grill, spatula/wire grill basket, plate/bowl, sharp knife, and cutting board.
I have divided the ingredients into three sections. They are as follows:
To prepare the Spicy Corn Salsa: 2 ears of corn on the cob, small red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, lime, and salt.
To prepare Grilled Fish: fish fillets, olive oil, lime, cumin, salt, and chili powder.
To prepare Tacos and serve: tortillas, hot sauce, and potato chips.
First, you need to marinate the fish. For that, cut the fish into thin fillets and add lime, salt, olive oil, and other spices. Keep it for a while until marinate.
Next, set the campfire and keep the grill on it. Let it heat well. After heating the grill, first, place corn and jalapeno pepper on the grill for around 10 minutes. Do not forget to turn it around very often. After that, take them off and keep them aside.
Now, it is time to grill the marinated fish. Place the fish fillets on the wire grill basket and grill for around 5 minutes on each side. Once you see the grilled color on the fillets, take them off the fire.
Now you can make delicious salsa. It is a very healthy addition to this recipe. Take the cutting board to cut corn off the cob, peel the jalapeno’s black skin, chop the onion, and cut cilantro. Put all the things into one ball. Then, add some salt and squeeze lime juice and mix well.
Now you are on the last step of making tacos. For that, just warm tortillas and fill the salsa into it. Next, cut the grilled fish into several pieces and add them as well. Finally, add some sauce to it.
Yeah, it is ready to serve with some potato chips. (camping food ideas)
Camping Food Ideas: Simple Grilled Kebabs (Gyro and Chorizo)
I really like kebabs. But, this one is a very unique and different recipe. It is a delicious Argentinian recipe that you can prepare for the camping dinner very easily. Take the following recipe.
small bowl, sharp knife, cutting board, cooking skewers, campfire grill.
Chorizo, cherry tomato, bell pepper, small onion, baguette, and olive oil.
To prepare Chimichurri: parsley leaves, dried oregano, garlic clove, red pepper flakes, salt, olive oil, and red wine vinegar.
I recommend you to prepare Chimichurri at home as it needs a food processor. Put all the ingredients into the food processor and pulse for few times. And you can add any kind of your favorite spices to Chimichurri. Preparing it at home will save you time.
At the campsite, you only have to prepare the kebabs. Actually, this recipe is ideal for a celebration at your camp.
So, first, just fire up the grill. Then, take the cutting board and slice chorizos, bell pepper, and onions into biteable sizes. After that, insert them into the skewers as you like and add olive oil and salt to those skewers.
Once the grill reaches its medium heat, place all the skewers on the grill. Do not forget to turn them in very often. Grill them until you can see the grill marks (will take around 10 minutes).
While making the kebabs, you can grill baguettes as well. Before keeping them on the grill, just cut them and brush them with olive oil. Then, place on the grill for around 5 minutes until they show grill marks on each side.
Once everything is grilled well, you can serve this wonderful camping food to your camp members, along with the delicious chimichurri sauce.
Camping Food Ideas: Brats with Pepper and Onions
Fried brats with caramelized onions and pepper is a great summer camping food idea. Yes, it is really tasty and easy to cook. So, here’s the recipe for it.
Cast iron skillet, sharp knife, cutting board, tong or spatula, camp stove/campfire.
Olive oil, red bell pepper, yellow onion, poblano pepper, salt, sausage/bratwurst, buns/sandwich rolls, any vegetable you like (beans like green vegetables), mustard.
Here’s the method of preparing this delicious food. First, you need to heat the skillet over medium heat. Then, add olive oil, onions, peppers, and salt. Once they get soft, you can add sausages/bratwurst and vegetables into the skillet. Mix them well and cook for a few minutes.
Do not forget to occasionally turn the brats and vegetables and make sure they are cooked well. At the end of 15 to 20 minutes, you can take off the skillet. (camping food ideas)
Now you can cut the bun/sandwich roll and fill it with the fried mixture. Before serving the dish, you can top the buns with mustard cream. Yes, that’s the recipe. Isn’t it look so delicious?
Grilled Chicken Skewers
Do you like Thai food recipes? I like them so much. This Grilled Chicken Skewers recipe is also a Thai recipe. So, let’s dive into the recipe.
sealable containers to put sauce, campfire grill, cutting board, sharp knife, skewers, and tong.
Skinless/boneless chicken, red onion, red pepper, cooking oil/neutral oil, and salt.
And to marinade, you need soy sauce, lime, toasted sesame oil, and red curry paste.
To prepare the peanut dipping sauce, you need natural peanut butter, water soy sauce, rice vinegar, chili garlic paste, and sesame oil.
This is the Thai recipe for grilled chicken skewers. You need to bring some prepared items from home. They are as follows.
Things to bring from home:
Put the cut chicken in a sealable container. You can even completely cover Chicken pieces with the marinade mixture for around 2 hours and put it into the container. After that, seal it well.
Cut vegetables and put them in another container, and seal them. Then, keep both chicken and veggies in a cooler.
Take another container to add peanut dipping sauce. For that, just mix all the ingredients (natural peanut butter, water soy sauce, rice vinegar, chili garlic paste, and sesame oil) and add them into the bag.
Things to do at the campsite:
First, you need to heat the grill. While heating it, you need to prepare skewers. For that, get the cut onions, peppers, and veggies from the container and build the skewers. Brush them with oil and place them on the grill. Do not forget to turn the skewers so often. Keep these veggie skewers for around 7 minutes.
Next, you have to prepare chicken skewers. For that, take the marinated chicken from the container and add some salt. After seasoning, build the skewers and brush with oil.
Place all chicken skewers on the grill as well. And grill them on medium heat. Continuously turn them around until you see the grill marks. It will take around 10 minutes.
Now you can serve both delicious veggie and chicken skewers along with the peanut dipping sauce.
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Grilled Halloumi Tacos
Yes, I’m a tacos lover. That’s why I have mentioned a tacos recipe above. Now I’m going to give you another tacos recipe as well. It is Grilled Halloumi Tacos. Try this camping food idea when you are camping next time. I’m sure you will continue it in every camping experience.
Grill/camp stove, skillet, sharp knife, cutting board, tongs, plates.
halloumi cheese, corn tortillas, red onion, pepper, olive oil, chopped cilantro, salsa, sliced avocado, corn, beans, rice, lime wedges.
First, you need to pre-heat the camp stove/grill. Then cut the onions into quarters. Just place onions, pepper, corn, rice, and beans on the heated grill. Continuously turn them until you get dark spots and let them be on the grill until they get soft. Then take them off.
Next, you need to grill halloumi cheese. For that, get the sliced halloumi cheese and brush with olive oil to prevent sticking on the grill. And keep them on the grill. Let them be for around 3 minutes on each side and take them off.
Then, heat the tacos by keeping them on the grill for around 15-30 seconds on each side. Now, it is time to build tacos. For that, just fill the tacos with halloumi cheese slices, onions, pepper, corn, rice, beans, chopped cilantro, salsa, and avocado.
Finally, squeeze some lime on the tacos and serve it. (camping food ideas)
Protein Pasta is one of the easiest one-pot camping food ideas on the list. And also, it offers a higher amount of protein for your lunch/dinner. If you are a vegetarian, then this is ideal for you as well.
Camp stove, skillet, cutting board, knife, measuring cup, spoon, and spatula
Garlic cloves, head kale, salt, red pepper flakes, olive oil, tomato sauce, lentil pasta, and cheese.
The first thing you have to do is to cook the kale. For that, heat some olive oil over medium heat on a skillet and add pepper flakes. After the oil gets heat, add garlic, kale, and salt into it. Keep it for a while and let them tender. Now, keep the kale mixture aside.
The next task is to cook pasta. So, add some water and the tomato sauce to the skillet and simmer it. Then, just add pasta to it to cook for the recommended time. Do not forget to stir it frequently to cook all pasta evenly.
Once the pasta and sauce mixture is ready, add cooked kale into it. Then, mix it with a spoon and take it off from the skillet. If you like, you can top the dish with some cheese. But, that is optional.
Now, you are ready to serve this delicious Protein Pasta vegetarian dish to campers. (camping food ideas)
Sweet Potato Been Burger
Sweet Potato Bean Burger is a very healthy camping food idea that contains southwestern spices. So, it is definitely a delicious one. When you are camping in the southwest, just try this recipe for lunch/dinner.
Campfire grill/camp stove, skillet, small grater, cutting board, knife, spoon, and plate.
Sweet potato, burger buns, small white beans, beaten egg, panko, New Mexico Chili powder, cumin powder, garlic powder, coriander, salt, oil, avocado, onions, and spicy mayo.
The first thing to do is to grate sweet potato with the hand grater. Once it is grated, just add small white beans into it and mash with a spoon/fork. Try to achieve a smooth dough with it.
After that, add the beaten egg, all the spices, and panko into the dough. Mix all together and keep for around 10 minutes.
(This whole step can be even done at home and bring to the campsite. Yes, it will save your time)
Once the dough is ready, you need to prepare patties with it. Divide the dough into equal parts and make balls from it. Then, flatten them with your fingers and prepare around 3/4 inch thick patties.
Now you are going to cook the patties. To that, heat the skillet and add some oil to it. While continuing a medium heat, just place the patties on the skillet. Cook them for around 5 minutes on each side (until you see the crispy look).
Once the patties are done, you have to assemble the burger. For that, cut the bun into 2 halves, place a patty, a slice of avocado, red onion rings, cheese slice, and spicy mayo. Finally, keep the other half of the bun and serve the Sweet Potato Bean Burger.
What do you think? Can we make lasagna at a camp? Of course. You can prepare a delicious cheesy camp lasagna by using a Dutch oven. Let’s discover a Dutch oven and the recipe to prepare this delicious camp lasagna.
Olive oil, pasta sauce, lasagna noodles, fresh baby spinach, dried oregano/basil, shredded cheese.
First, you need to pre-heat the oven. For that, fire up the campfire with 8 coals (by using a chimney starter). Then, assemble the lasagna.
When assembling the camp lasagna, the first step is coating the Dutch oven’s bottom with olive oil (to prevent sticking the mixture). After that, evenly spread the pasta sauce on the oven pan. Then, add some fresh lasagna noodles to the sauce layer. It is the base layer of your Dutch Camp Lasagna.
Once you assemble the base, you need to add some sauce, baby spinach, and cheese. Again you need to repeat the same process by adding sauce, lasagna noodles, spinach, and cheese. Then, continue the process around 2 more times. Finally, just sprinkle some oregano on the top of the lasagna.
Now, it is the baking step. You have to do it by using 8 coals (as I said to you earlier). So, create the baking bed with 8 coals and keep the Dutch oven on it. Then, cover the oven top with a lid and place some other coals (around 15) on that lid.
Now cook it for around 30 minutes until the cheese melts and noodles soften. Yes, that is it. You can remove the lid carefully and cut the camp lasagna into some pieces. Then, share this delicious food with all campers.
Another taco? Yes, but this one is a unique recipe. Cauliflower tacos are really delicious. And this one is specifically beer simmered cauliflower tacos topped with various veggies. Ok, let’s discover the recipe.
Sharp knife, cutting board, camp stove, skillet, cups, spoons, and a small bowl.
Chopped cauliflower, 1/2 cup of beer/lager, cumin powder, dried oregano, salt, cayenne pepper powder, olive oil, clove garlic, corn tortillas, red onions, limes, hot sauce, avocado, and cilantro.
First, you need to prepare pickled onions. For that, cut the onions into half onion rings and put them into the bowl. Then, cut limes and squeeze them into the onion ball. Add some salt and mix well. Keep it aside for around 15 minutes. Do not forget to mix them every 5 min.
While pickling onions, you can cook the cauliflower. For that, chop the cauliflower head and put them into the skillet along with beer, cumin, dried oregano, salt, cayenne pepper powder, and garlic. Now, light the camp stove and achieve a quick simmer. Let all the liquids evaporate.
Once all the liquid evaporated, add olive oil and fry it until you can see some brown patches.
The next step is to prepare tortillas. For that, just warm them by keep on the stove burner/campfire one at a time. Keep each side for around 15 seconds until they get toasty.
Now, it is time to assemble everything. Take each tortilla and fill them with a beer-cauliflower mixture and pickled onions. You can top them with avocado pieces, cilantro, hot sauce, or any other likable thing.
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Sweet Potato & Peanut Stew
Sweet potato & peanut stew is a very nutritional camping food idea to try for lunch/dinner. As you can prepare it within around 30 minutes, this is ideal for any camping situation.
Skillet, camp stove/grill, 2 small bowls, knife, cutting board, and a wooden spoon.
oil, diced onions, garlic cloves, chopped sweet potato, broth, diced tomatoes, peanut butter, chili powder, salt, drained chickpeas, chopped leaf cabbage/kale.
Keep the skillet on the camp stove/grill and heat it. Add some oil into it and continue heating over medium heat. Once the oil heat, add diced onions and saute until they get brown color (for around 5 minutes). After that, you have to add garlic and saute until t gives a nice smell (for around 1 min).
Next, you have to add chopped sweet potato, diced tomato, peanut butter, chili powder, salt, and all the spices you have. Then, mix them well until you can see no clumps. And let the skillet simmer for around 15 minutes. Check whether sweet potatoes are cooked well.
Once sweet potatoes are cooked, just add chickpeas and into the skillet. Stir well while heating and let it be on the stove for few minutes until kale and chickpeas are cooked.
Now, your sweet potato and peanut stew are ready to serve.
Chicken Marbella is another delicious Dutch oven recipe to try when you are camping. Although it takes around one hour to cook, it is really worth trying. So, let’s dive into the recipe.
Dutch oven, campfire grill, tongs, and plates
chopped prunes, pitted olives, dry white wine, capers, red wine vinegar, garlic cloves, dried oregano, bay leaves, skinned chicken thighs, salt, olive oil, and brown sugar.
The first step is to marinate chicken by adding all the ingredients I mentioned above except oil and brown sugar. Keep it for around 24 hours. That means you need to get ready to prepare this a day before. And keep in your camping icebox.
Next, you need coals or wood embers to prepare the campfire. Once the campfire is ready, just place the oven on it and add some oil to it. Let it heat. Now take the marinated chicken outside and add some brown sugar to it.
Then, keep each piece in the oven and let them be until you can see a deep golden brown color. It will take around 8 mins. And do not forget to turn around the other side as well.
Once the chickens are ok, take the Dutch oven outside of the campfire and add all the marinade that rest. That means the chopped prunes, pitted olives, dry white wine, capers, and all the others. Then, cover the oven with the lid, place around 15 coals evenly on the lid, and keep on the campfire grill. Let it bake for around 35 mins. (camping food ideas)
Take it off and serve this delicious lunch/dinner topped with some sauce.
Enjoy your camping tour with these camping food ideas !!!
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