10 Great Camping Recipes

Easy and Delicious Camping Meal and Recipe Ideas

June 30, 2021
Camping Food

Isn’t cooking on the open fire one of the best parts of camping? Here are 10 of our favorite camping recipes—from campfire meals in foil to Dutch oven recipes. Some of these recipes are great for the outdoor patio campfire, too. Go beyond the hot dog!

10 Great Camping Recipes

1. Campfire Fish Recipe

Cook fish over the campfire in foil or leaf packets for an easy, tasty meal. (Best for smelt or other small fish.) See our campfire fish recipe.

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2. Baby Back Ribs With Coffee Spice Rub

These ribs are made with a unique coffee rub mixture that features a hint of cocoa. See our coffee-spice rubbed ribs recipe.

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3. Beer Can Chicken With Memphis Rub

Beer Can Chicken may look a little startling, but grilling a chicken upright over an open can of beer results in the moistest, most succulent, and most flavorful chicken you’ve ever tasted. See our beer can chicken recipe.


4. Grilled Corn, Latin Style

Grilled Corn is so easy. The creamy chili-lime sauce brings out the crunchy, grilled flavor. See our grilled corn recipe.


5. Hobo Packs

Hobo Packs are great for camping and just a fun way to cook (with little clean-up!). Cooking in foil combines the freshness of steaming with the intense flavor of grilling, since the high heat caramelizes the food on the bottom of the pack. See our hobo pack recipe.


6. Grilled Summer Vegetables

This camping favorite works well with any live fire or can just as easily go into a hot oven. See our grilled vegetables recipe.

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7. Grilled French Onion

Grilled onion is an easy, delicious recipe for the campfire or just grilling outdoors. Always a big hit! See our grilled onion recipes.


8. S’more Crackers and Combinations

S’mores are a campfire favorite! Here’s a recipe for homemade graham crackers and fun s’more combinations!


9. Make-Ahead Banana Bread

This banana bread wasn’t made on a campfire, but it’s a tasty camp food to bring along. Eat for a quick breakfast with peanut butter!

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10. Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

Campfire dump cake is one of our favorite camping desserts. See the Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake recipe.


Plus: Dutch Oven Recipes

Find 10 more Dutch Oven recipes and learn more about this delicious way to cook outdoors!


What’s your favorite camping food or recipe? Share in the comments below!

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Trail Crew Dutch Oven Treat

1 cup self rising flour, 1cup sugar, 1 cup any fruit to be found (wild huckleberries best!), 1cup water/milk/powdered milk. Prepare for good pile of hot coals, grease or pam dutch oven, after heating it up to slightly smoking, dump in ingredients and whisk with lots of air just until mixed, some clumps are ok, cover, stick in the coals, when pleasing smells start cover the lid with live coals and only check that the top crust is browning up. Get out of the way when presented to the hungry trail crew hands.