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You are going to love having all of the BEST camping recipes in one spot! We have everything from Breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner and unique campfire desserts. These recipes include easy camping meal ideas for families and camping food hacks!

Breakfast Camping Recipes:

Using your griddle or Campchef while outdoors in the morning sipping on your coffee, just relaxes your soul thinking about it. I think everything tastes better while camping but Breakfast is out of the world when camping! Add these delicious new breakfast ideas to your camping menu next time you fire up your griddle.

This Boy Scout Campout Bacon Hash Brown Breakfast Sandwich recipe from Call Me PC is a big, bad breakfast sandwich with all your favorite breakfast foods in one convenient, hand-held package!

Boy Scout Campout Bacon Hash Brown Breakfast Sandwich

Wanting a the Perfect Camping Griddle Breakfast Skillet? Cook Eat Go has you covered!

If you are looking for a Paleo and gluten-free option Strength and Sunshine‘s Roasted Skillet Breakfast Potatoes With Peppers & Onions would be the perfect way to start your day!

If you are like my husband he usually fasts in the morning and then enjoys his breakfast mid-morning/early afternoon. When the time comes to eat he’s usually got a creative idea incorporating breakfast and dinner foods. This Chili, SPAM & Eggs from Fab Food 4 All is right up Cody’s alley.

Chili SPAM & Eggs for a great breakfast skillet for camping!

Appetizer for camping:

I know I’m not alone that when I think if packing for camping I think of snacks & if I’m feeling fancy appetizers to share with our friends! When we head outdoors with friends, we usually know we’ll be swapping snacks & appetizers as we prep our meal or hang by the fire. Something about camping just says snackin’ and these are the best appetizers for Camping!

Eating Richly won me over with these Campfire or Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms. This has to be one of the BEST and unique recipes I’ve seen for the campfire. I can ensure, we will be making these this weekend! I’ll leave the kids to roasting their sweets, while I roast these!

Campfire or Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms for a camping appetizer.

Hot Tip:

When packing your food for camping snacks are important! However, too many processed foods are easy to grab & go. While balance is everything in a diet, don’t forget to pack fruits & veggies! These help ensure you get your fiber, vitamins and minerals. They will help you stay full longer, energized and not so sluggish. That way you can enjoy your treats guilt-free!

If you’ve been to BLC before, you know we live for a good Chacuterie Board, any day, any occasion and camping isn’t excluded. Chacuterie items are easy to store/use for other recipes (Camping 101, use ingredients for several camping recipes=less packing/items/more room). Everyone can chip in on bringing something and it’s fun how it rustically comes together. In my opinion my more and tasty than chips out of a bag.

Speaking of Chips, I am a sucker for nachos! These Grilled Nachos from Let’s Camp Smore are a great way to serve up your favorite appetizer making it easy for everyone to dive in. These include some fresh ingredients and even a sweet potato option!

Grilled Nachos for Camping.

Camping Hack!

See those aluminum pans used for Nachos? If are going to be reheating items in your stove or doing large quantities over the open fire, these are perfect! My favorite way to use them is to prep meals ahead of time. Put them in the aluminum pan with the lids, store and reheat! Less cook time, less cleanup, less water used and more time spent enjoying camping!

A classic and favorite around these parts is Cowboy Caviar, if you are going to dip into something or use it for a salad this is just the thing. Tasty Galaxy shares the perfect Cowboy Caviar recipe for camp, how to use it and what exactly it is!

Lunch Recipes for camping:

Lunch always seems to be super chill and just roll with the day at our camp. My boys love to keep it simple as we enjoy nature and we usually just revert back to sandwiches or wraps. Here are a few of our favorite lunch ideas for when you are camping.

Lunch ideas for when you are camping with this Giant Sandwich.

This Giant Backpackers Sandwich from Eating Richly is the best sandwich for a day outside with layer upon layer of meat, cheese, tomatoes, onions, and condiments, stacked several inches high in a bread shell. Making it perfect to pack around and fill up on.

Into an open face sandwich? Try their Campfire Sausage Sandwich with Roasted Red Peppers!

Needing a gluten-free camping lunch option? This Big, Buff and Cheesy Gluten-Free Sandwich from This Vivacious Life is your ticket to a rustic and filling lunch. I’ve personally had This Vivacious Life’s homemade sandwiches and let me tell you, she knows how to make a meaty delicious sandwich.

Camping food packing tip:

Loose the bread and bring romaine lettuce or your favorite tortilla/wraps. This saves on bulky packing, smashed bread and adds extra fiber + gives you the option to make breakfast burritos as well.

Make ahead recipes for camping:

One of my favorite things to do when going camping is to make things ahead of time to just warm up/finish up when we get to camp. This saves me on time, gas, etc. Plus it just gives me more quality time with my family than in the kitchen. I’m all about relaxing while out in the woods. Try making these recipes ahead of time for your next camping trip. These get better as they sit a day or two allowing the flavors to be robust.

How to Make Elk Venison Chili

Our Elk/Venison Slow Cooker Chili is the perfect recipe for camping. Make it ahead of time, put it in a container and reheat. The flavors are unreal as they have combined. Pair it with your favorite fixings or my kids favorite way is to have Walking Tacos!

How to make Walking Tacos:

Take your favorite individual/snack size chips, crunch chips in bag, open, add into bag on top of chips cheese, chili, sour cream and combine. Give them a fork and let them enjoy their fun camping dinner out of a bag! Works great with your favorite meat seasoned with taco seasoning and adding in lettuce and salsa!

Recipe This has a great Instant Pot Baked Ziti With Homemade Ragu it is easy to make and provides you with the ultimate creamy sauce for your baked ziti. Loaded with cheese and vegetables it would be great to make ahead of time and pair with some campfire garlic toast. The best part, if you don’t make it ahead of time, it only takes 17 minutes!

VEGAN POTATO CAKES WITH CARROT AND RICE

These Vegan Potato Cakes with Carrot and Rice from Little Sunny Kitchen are perfect to make ahead of time with your left over potato! Plus the kids love these, and we are always looking for a toddler friendly recipe.

Delicious side recipes for camping:

These are some delicious side recipes to make while you are camping. They are even so incredible you could just use these as your main course.

When I think of camping and dinners, I honestly think of foil packet or Hobo Dinners (what we called them growing up) Anyone else? You can do so many insanely flavorful dishes with them. When in doubt dump what you got in some aluminum foil and throw it on the coals!

These easy Campfire Potato Foil Packs are flavorful, loaded potatoes cooked inside foil packs, then topped with melty cheese and bacon. This quick, delicious, and nourishing side dish recipe is great while camping or in the oven for any occasion! No pans to wash afterward makes the cook happy too!

Call Me PC’s Campfire Potato Foil Packs are flavorful, loaded potatoes cooked inside foil packs, then topped with melty cheese and bacon.  These scream my childhood camping trips and still to date one of my families favorite thing to add to our foil packets.

Mexican Air Fryer Corn on The Cob.

You can never go wrong in the warmer months with corn on the cob. It’s a grilling summer classic and perfect for camping. Recipes from a Pantry’s Mexican Air Fryer Corn On The Cob + Grill Version is just what you need to add to your next camping menu!

Ever had Grilled Pineapple? If not, you are missing out on life!! I picked up the simple ingredients for this recipe by Dancing Through The Rain today so that I can enjoy this in just a few short days. Honestly, wow your camp with this unique healthy side.

Easy caprese pasta Salad for cmaping

Masala Herb’s Easy Caprese Pasta Salad is the perfect summer salad classic with a twist! It’s easy to make, refreshing and light. You also don’t want to forget to add their Easy Crab Salad Recipe for all your seafood lovers!

Dinner recipes for camping:

These are the best Dinner recipe ideas for camping. We have everything from surf to turf. Foil Packets, skillets and grilling. If you are looking to plan your dinner menu for your next camping trip, look no further. You are sure to wow your camp with these meals!

Who Needs a Cape has this quick and simple Cheesy Potato & Sausage Foil Packets!

Shrimp Foil Packets With Zucchini {Keto, Low Carb, Paleo, Gluten-Free}

These Shrimp Foil Packets With Zucchini from Recipes from a Pantry are a new favorite at our camp! They are fresh, healthy and low carb. Perfect for both mama counting her macros and my kids just wanting something healthy and scrumptious!

Fodal has amazing healthy grilling options with these Grilled Balsamic Lamb Kabobs and their Sweet and Tangy Honey Lime Chicken Skewers!

If you are looking for some insanely delicious low carb options for the grill try Low Carb Yum’s Low Carb Chicken Fajitas on Skewers and Pinchos Puerto Rico Marinated Grilled Chicken Kebabs!

Recipes from a Panty’s Campfire stew is simple & delicious. Perfect for the cooler months up on the mountain.

Veggie Desserts Lentil Tomato Stew is not only delicious, nutritious and filling but all made in one pot!

If you have a hard time making the perfect hamburger, than you definitely need to check out Healthy Christian Home’s Tips and recipe for the Perfect Every Time Classic Burger. What’s firing up the grill without a hamburger?

Dessert recipe ideas for camping:

It’s hard to think of sitting by the open fire without enjoying dessert. Specifically s’mores but we have some more unique dessert recipe ideas for you for your next camping trip from s’more dips to cookies and fruit!

If you love s’mores you are sure to The Flying Couponer’s Ultimate Campfire Smores Dip. It is made with delicious mini marshmallows, Hershey chocolate bars and crispy Honey Graham sticks.

Let’s Camp S’more has Campfire S’mores Nachos that look out of this world and something the kiddos would love to not only eat but help make!

If you are looking for a healthier alternative to the classic s’mores Home Cooking Memories has the perfect idea for dessert with this Easy Grilled Banana Dessert Bar!

I love all the s’more flared desserts without actually having to roast them on the stick. Even better when you can reach in without getting sticky and enjoy the flavor with a crunch with Pink Fortitude’s S’Mores Muddy Buddies that are Gluten Free & Allergy Free!

S’Mores Muddy Buddies – Gluten Free, Vegan & Allergy Friendly

Pulling Curls 7 Layer Brownies in the Dutch Oven look out of this world and something fun and new to try. I love the idea of the salty and sweet in this dessert!

 layer brownies in the dutch oven for camping.

The dutch oven is a classic when camping. Another fantastic and classic dutch oven dessert is the Dutch Oven Dump Cake! Let’s Camp S’more shares this classic recipe that’s a must try if you’ve never experienced a Dutch Oven dump Cake.

If you love the grilled pineapple than you are going to salivate for this Grilled Watermelon. Pink Fortitude share’s their secret for the perfect Grilled Watermelon and just how make it! This is my kind of dessert! Healthy but packed full of flavor you never knew existed!

The Secret to Perfectly Delicious Grilled Watermelon

I hope these recipes and idea for your next camping trip help inspire you and make up some of your menu! I’d love to hear what is a classic camping recipe that yo make? Have you taken any classics and given them your own flare?

I also love a good hack making life easier, especially when it comes to camping: Share your best Camping hack below!

xx, Brittney

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