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30 Easy Camping Recipes – Best Camping Food

Last Updated: July 1, 2019

Camping food doesn’t need to be complicated or boring!

These tasty camping food ideas will make trip planning easy and will keep you looking forward to every meal.

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Camping Recipes

Sweet potato burger on a blue camping plate.

Sweet Potato Bean Burger

We set out to make a better veggie burger, and this sweet potato and white bean burger checked all the right boxes! Get the recipe here.

Dutch oven lasagna on a wooden camping table.

Dutch Oven Lasagna

This lasagna cooks in a Dutch oven over your campfire and is loaded with cheesy goodness. Get the recipe here.

Three cauliflower tacos on a white camping plate.

Cauliflower Tacos

Cauliflower simmered with beer and spices, wrapped up in warm tortillas topped with tangy, crunchy pickled red onions – this taco recipe is full of flavor and simple to make! Get the recipe here.

Sweet potato peanut stew in a blue camping bowl in front of a campfire.

Sweet Potato Peanut Stew

This hearty stew is loaded with flavor and will warm you from the inside out – perfect for early or late-season camping trips! Get the recipe here.

5 ca chili in a red and white camping bowl next to a Dutch oven.

5 Can Chili

This chili is the ultimate pantry meal, using canned ingredients so it comes together quickly while still being full of flavor. Get the recipe here.

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

Apple Cheddar Burgers with Caramelized Onions

These burgers feature apples and white cheddar, inspired by cozy autumn-in-New-England vibes. Get the recipe here.

Caramelized bananas and bright blueberries transform a camping breakfast classic.

Blueberry Banana Pancakes

Combining two classic pancake recipes into one, these blueberry banana pancakes are a warm and fluffy way to start your morning. Get the recipe here.

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A twist on a classic breakfast hash. Using chickpeas instead of potatoes adds protein and staying power, keeping you full until lunch! An easy vegetarian + gluten free breakfast to cook while camping or at home.

Chickpea Hash

A protein packed update to breakfast hash, this chickpea and vegetable breakfast skillet is a healthy way to jumpstart your morning. Get the recipe here!

An easy one pan camping recipe: Asparagus Pancetta Skillet Hash topped with a fried egg!

Asparagus Pancetta Skillet Hash

Colorful asparagus, hearty potatoes, and savory pancetta form this delicious spring inspired breakfast skillet hash. Get the recipe here!

Chilaquiles is an easy camping breakfast idea - crispy tortillas simmered in a spicy tomato sauce and topped with eggs. It takes less than 30 minutes to make, and it's vegetarian, too!


Crispy tortillas simmered in a spicy tomato sauce and topped with a few eggs. Camp stove chilaquiles takes less than 30 minutes to make, and it’s vegetarian, too! Get the recipe here!

Campfire Nachos made in a Dutch oven are a simple, fast, and easy camping meal that the whole family will enjoy.

Campfire Nachos

A beloved happy hour classic, now being served at a campground near you. What better way to end the day outside than with a cold beer, warm campfire, and a big pot full of cheesy nachos? Get the recipe here!

You'll never believe how easy it is to make this gourmet camping meal! Dutch Oven Chicken Marbella is perfect for cooking over the campfire.

Dutch Oven Chicken Marbella 

Sweet, savory, crispy and saucy, this Dutch oven recipe for Chicken Marbella delivers a “gourmet” campfire experience but without any of the work. Get the recipe here!

A plant-based approach to a classic camping recipe: Make these easy one-pot Red Lentil Sloppy Joes on your next campout

Red Lentil Sloppy Joes 

A plant-based twist on a summer classic, these red lentil sloppy joes pack in just as much flavor (and protein) as the original – but without all the funky extras. Get the recipe here!

This one pot pasta is an easy camping meal that delivers a big vegetarian protein punch. One pot, 20 minutes, and fewer than 10 ingredients.

One Pot Protein Pasta

Combining red lentil pasta with garlicky sauteed kale, this super easy one pot camping meal delivers a ton of protein while still being completely vegetarian. Get the recipe here!

This camping beef stroganoff requires only one pan, 30 minutes, and 10 ingredients!

One Pot Beef Stroganoff

This one one beef stroganoff will warm your heart and fill your stomach. Get the recipe here!

Hearty, healthy, and satisfying - this #vegan Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew is a perfect meal to make over the campfire.

Sweet Potato Peanut Stew

If you’re looking for something hearty, comforting, AND healthy the next time you’re out camping, you need to try this vegan sweet potato peanut stew. Get the recipe here!

A super simple one pot pasta for camping

Cheesy Asparagus One Pot Orzo

Quick cooking orzo and lots of vegetables, this is a quick and easy meal that never fails to please. Get the recipe here!

Skillet Cornbread

Cornbread is one of our favorite comfort foods and one of our favorite camp foods. A perfect combination. Get the recipe here!

Paella might be the ultimate one pot camping meal - you can easily scale it up for groups and change the ingredients to whatever sounds tasty to you!

Cast Iron Paella

While it might seem fancy, paella is one of the most versatile rice dishes you can learn to make over an open fire. Get the recipe here!

The secret to making lasagna over a campfire? A dutch oven and fresh pasta! Learn how with this recipe for vegetarian spinach & cheese campfire lasagna.

Dutch Oven Campfire Lasagna 

Layers of baked pasta, crunchy edges of melted cheese, flavorful tomato sauce, and fragrant Italian seasonings. Can anything come close to the mouthwatering perfection that is lasagna? Get the recipe here!

No-Bake Apple Bourbon Crisp 

This No Bake Apple Bourbon Crisp is designed to be an afterthought of a dessert. Something so simple that you’ll be hard pressed to come up with a reason not to make it. Get the recipe here!

Dutch oven apple cobbler

Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler

Soft cinnamon spiced apples, crumbly topping, and a sweet syrupy sauce, all baked to golden brown perfection inside a Dutch oven, this apple cobbler is a great dessert to enjoy around the campfire. Get the recipe here!

Holding a halloumi breakfast sandwich

Halloumi Breakfast Sandwich

Three words: FRIED CHEESE & EGGS. This is one of our favorite camping breakfasts! Get the recipe here.

Banana Bread Pancakes stacked on a yellow plate.

Banana Bread Pancakes

Who would settle for regular old pancakes when you could start your morning with Banana Bread Pancakes?! Just add walnuts, banana, and a scoop of brown sugar and you’ll start the day with a real treat. Get the recipe here.

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Veggie Campfire Frittata in a cast iron skillet on a wooden camp table.

Veggie Frittata

This campfire breakfast can be endlessly adapted to whatever you have in your cooler. Just sauté some veggies, add some eggs, top with cheese, and you’ll have a filling, protein-packed meal to start your day off right. Get the recipe here.

French Toast in a cast iron skillet on a camping stove.

French Toast

French toast is a camp classic. We break down the basics for perfect French toast, every time! Get the recipe here.

Blueberry and banana pancakes stacked on a camping plate.

Blueberry Banana Pancakes

Two classic pancake recipes in one, these blueberry banana pancakes are bursting with flavor. Get the recipe here.

Chickpea breakfast hash with eggs in a cast iron skillet on a campfire.

Chickpea Breakfast Hash

For an extra protein punch, we swapped out traditional potatoes with chickpeas in this simple breakfast hash recipe. Get the recipe here.

Grilled peach and pecan pancakes stacked on a blue camping plate.

Grilled Peach & Pecan Pancakes

Peaches are one of our favorite pancake toppings. We like to grill them over the campfire while we whip up these pecan pancakes! Get the recipe here.

These tasty camping food ideas will make trip planning easy and will keep you looking forward to every meal.

What are your favorite camping foods and recipes? We want to know! Share them with us in the comments section below.

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