We all love a great campfire! Especially the savory camping food that comes along with it. Campfires are an amazing time for family and friends. There’s nothing better than eating your favorite camping recipes (or new recipes) over a warm fire. Roasted, marshmallows, s’mores, hot dogs, burgers — you name it! I will be listing 30+ camping recipes for your next outdoor adventure! Planning a successful campfire outing may be a hassle, but I’ve got the entire menu covered for you! Before I dive into the following recipes, I’d like to share some facts with you about camping.
Facts about Camping
- Crickets are capable of calculating the temperature. A gadget for the temperature comes in handy, but crickets have it all under control!
- Raccoons may sound like cats; however, it would be a good idea not to cuddle them. Raccoons can purr like kittens, but they carry lots of infectious diseases. Which means that they’re not the safest animals to play with.
- Your campfire could/may be a hazard if you’re not careful. Campfires that have been burning for hours can exceed their normal temperature. This could potentially result in a fire hazard to yourself, animals, and insects.
- Camping can relieve heavy loads of stress. Camping is a great activity for your physical health, but it’s even better for your mental and emotional health. Getting outdoors, enjoying nature, and spending time with those you care about will lift that load a bit.
- Over 42 million Americans, 14% of the United States population go camping each year.
- Millennials are more likely to go camping than any other age group.
I hope you enjoyed the facts that are listed above. Now prepare yourself to be blown away by the following camping food ideas:
Cast Iron Grilled Pizza Dip Recipe
The Cast Iron Grilled Pizza Dip is phenomenal for chips, crackers, pizza — anything basically! It’s also a savory treat for vegans. Veggie ingredients would also be great for the Cast Iron Grilled Pizza Dip.
The default s’mores with graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate can be a bit boring. Thriftyjinxy.com spiced their s’more recipe up for us. Instead of making the s’more into a sandwich, they made it identical to an ice cream cone! Pretty nifty, right? You have to try these S’mores Cones.
Cheese, Bacon, & Potato Breakfast Casserole
If you’re a camper, then you know that breakfast is one of the best parts! No more basic scrambled eggs and bacon when you can make this way. The Cheese, Bacon, & Potato Breakfast Casserole is made with cheese, bacon, and potatoes. Feel free to throw in some more breakfast ingredients.
4 Ways Campfire Stew
Soups and stews are very popular items on the campfire menu. Recipesfromapantry.com provided us with 4 ways to make them! They gave us an instant pot recipe, a slow cooker recipe, an oven recipe, and last but not least, a campfire recipe! Click this link, 4 Ways Campfire Stew, for their awesome recipes.
Shrimp Foil Packets
If you’re looking for a new way to cook seafood for a campfire, then these Shrimp Foil Packets would be a great choice for you. The packets are made with shrimp, zucchini, and your choice of peppers. The Shrimp Foil Packets are also Keto friendly, gluten-free, low cab, and paleo!
BBQ Chicken & Veggie Packets
Thriftyjinxy.com also gave us some BBQ Chicken & Veggie Packets. They’re made with BBQ chicken and your choice of veggies! When I came across this recipe, I thought to myself, “This would be great with some rice as well!”
Cheesy Ham and Egg Sandwich
These are fun little sandwich sliders to make! They’re kid-friendly as well. The Cheesy Ham and Egg Sandwich is great as a breakfast or lunch option.
Seafood on the Beach Recipe
If you enjoy camping on the beach, then you may want to lean towards the Seafood on the Beach Recipe. I’ve always wanted camp on the beach! Andhereweare.net will show you how to prepare seafood on the beach for your upcoming campfire.
Whos said that you can’t grill vegetables? Grilled veggies are actually pretty great. I personally love them. Some of my favorite grilled veggies are cabbage, green tomatoes, and bell peppers. Tikkido.com has a Fire-Grilled Corn recipe. You should go and check it out.
Birthday Cake S’mores
Here’s another way to customize your s’mores! Fusing together s’mores and a birthday cake batter sounds really amazing. Birthday Cake S’mores are fun recipes for camping outings. Don’t miss out on these!
Vegan Camping Food Ideas
Kitchentreaty.com gave us some vegan options for camping! They also gave a recipe for PB&J and Overnight Oats. The PB&J recipe is very handy because it’s not a sandwich. It comes inside of a jar instead.
Granola and Banana Boats
I want to provide you guys with as many breakfast recipes as possible. Granola and Banana Boats are a convenient way to make “granola bars”. This is a good option if you’d like to explore your creative side!
Dutch Oven Monkey Bread
I’ve always loved monkey bread (mainly because of the name)! This Dutch Oven Monkey Bread is sweet and great for any campfire outing. After making the dessert, place it over your fire to keep it warm and enjoy!
Candied Nuts (Vegan Option)
There are many sweets at campfires, which means that a lot of things will be made out of animal products. Another vegan option for camping recipes would be Candied Nuts (Vegan Option). These candied nuts are vegan/vegetarian friendly!
Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows
Many chocolate flavored marshmallows can be found in stores. No more visiting the store when you can make them all on your own! Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows taste great when they’re eaten alone or with s’mores.
Venison Jerky Recipe
Not everyone knows how to make beef jerky from scratch. Realfoodrn.com has taken care of that for you. As a matter of fact, the Venison Jerky Recipe is perfect for camping. You have the woods and if you’re lucky, there may be animals around!
Vegan Buddha Bowl
Buddha bowls are great vegan/vegetarian dishes. They’d also be great for a camping trip. The Vegan Buddha Bowl that Hedgecombers.com created is made with avocado, cashews, leafy greens, peas, quinoa, and other veggies. It’s also topped with a spicy peanut dressing!
One-Pot Veggie Pasta
Camping isn’t all about the food. It’s also about fun activities (i.e. zip lining, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, etc.). The One Pot Veggie Pasta is a great option if you’re on a tight schedule. Visit Hedgecombers.com to learn how to make their recipe!
The Banana S’mores is just a boat-like version of regular s’mores. It’s made with chocolate, banana, and your choice of flavored marshmallows.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge
Cookie dough is great to enjoy while camping outdoors! Fortheloveoffoodblog.com made their own cookie dough recipe for this fun adventure. Their Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge would taste even better with powdered sugar!
These nachos aren’t basic like the others. Letscampsmore.com grilled their nachos. I’d love to try these one day! They’re made with nachos, beans, guacamole, beef crumbs, tomatoes, and so much more.
If you’re looking for a way to top off your camping adventure, a nice sangria will get the job done. The Camping Sangria from Mightymrs.com is a drink that I know you’d love!
Keto Chicken Shish Kabob
Keto-friendly diets are one of the biggest diets. If you’ve never been introduced to Keto shish kabob, then here it is! Lowcarbyum.com gave us a shish kabob recipe. It’s made with chicken and bell peppers.
5-Layer Dutch Oven Breakfast Recipe
Maybe you’re looking for a breakfast casserole sort of like the Cheese, Bacon, & Potato Breakfast Casserole. The 5-Layer Dutch Oven Breakfast Recipe. The 5-layer Dutch Oven Breakfast Recipe is made with ground sausage, hash browns, eggs, and cheese.
Mac’ & Cheese
The Mac’ & Cheese from Laurenslatest.com is a very quick and easy recipe. It’s also a very handy way to make mac’ and cheese as well. The macaroni and cheese is served in aluminum bowls.
Fiery Campfire Veggies
For all of my vegetable lovers out there, this one’s for you! Fiery Campfire Veggies are very spicy and full of flavor. I’m very eager to make this veggie recipe. These would also be great if you threw them on the grill!
Grilled Hot Pastrami Sandwich
Speaking of grilled food, Kleinworthco.com has the recipe for a Grilled Hot Pastrami Sandwich. This sandwich would be a great lunch option. It’s easy, affordable, and can be eaten with anything!
Dutch Oven Cheesy Bites
Are you searching for a new way to make garlic bread? No more Texas Toast when you can make these Dutch Oven Cheesy Bites. They’re little balls of bread smothered in garlic sauce!
The Camping Quesadillas from Cupcakdiariesblog.com has a recipe for the easiest quesadillas! You just fill the soft taco wraps with cheese, place them together, and put them on the grill.
You can never go wrong with making a campfire pizza! They’re simple, fast, and affordable. The Campfire Pizza that Thekitchenmagpie.com made consists of a thin pizza crust, your pizza sauce, cheddar cheese, and mozzarella cheese!
Foil Pack French Dip Sandwiches
The Foil Pack French Dip Sandwiches are very neat! They’re basically French dip sandwiches (roast beef sandwiches) packed in aluminum foil. This sandwich would pair very well with a French onion soup.
Easy Grilled Banana
The Easy Grilled Banana isn’t grilled all the way through. Instead, it’s grilled just enough to give it a nice smoky taste. The grilled banana is filled with your choice of marshmallows, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and coconut flakes!
The holidays are coming up and they’re going to be cold. These 35 camping recipes have given me tons of ideas. I can’t wait until I go camping and try them out! 35+ Camping Recipes are great for any outdoor adventure. I really do hope you enjoyed them!
Camping Food FAQ:
Can you cook these campfire foods in your BBQ grill as well?
Many of these recipes can actually be cooked in your BBQ Camping Grill as well if you’re camping somewhere that there isn’t a campfire ring. Just make certain that you keep a close eye on the food that you’re cooking to ensure that you’re not letting it get too hot or burn.
What do you use to light your campfire when cooking over it?
Great question! You want to be certain that you’re using items that are safe to cook over and eat. If you’re lighting your campfire with chemicals, think about the possibility of that being in the air around your campfire and your food. There are firestarters that are “food-safe” that you can purchase if you need something to help you start your campfire. Otherwise, using firewood or even charcoal are all great ways to light your campfire to then use for cooking.
There you have it! Therese campfire recipes are some of the best and most unique recipes that you’ll find! Not only are they all different, but they are all delicious as well.
Light up that campfire the moment that you arrive and get ready to treat yourself to some glorious tastes of food while camping!
Do you have a favorite campfire food to take and cook when camping?