20 campfire recipes

Do campfire recipes really have to consist of burgers and corn on the cob every night? We don’t think so. These easy recipes are guaranteed to amp up your next camping trip.

20 Quick, Easy and Savory Campfire Recipes

Don’t just settle for burgers and hot dogs! We like to mix things up and try out exciting and unconventional recipes. Whether you prepare your meals beforehand or start from scratch on site, camping and survival food no longer have to be lame. These are easy campfire meals that are sure to please on your next camping trip. Plus, if you can master cooking while camping, you’ll have an invaluable skill to use when the SHTF.

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Before you plan your next camping trip, or bug out, be sure to check out these easy recipes. You’ll be glad you have these camping trip meal ideas when you’re in the outdoors.

Here are 20 of our favorite recipes for everything from simple dinner meals, to sweet desserts, to things to snack on in-between meals. To see the full recipe, simply click the blue “via” link under the photo.

1. Bacon Baked Beans
Bacon Baked Beans Campfire Recipes

What more do you need when camping besides bacon and baked beans to make a delicious meal? Add some BBQ sauce and this dish will be a crowd-pleaser. Find out how to get started via Year Zero Survival.

2. Roasted Cinnamon Rolls
Roasted Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

All you need is a tube of cinnamon rolls, a stick and a campfire to enjoy this easy recipe. It’s great for breakfast, brunch or dessert. Mix it up and use biscuits or rolls for a dinner side dish. Check out the instructions via Whimsy Love.

3. Cheesy Dutch Oven Potatoes
Easy Campfire Recipes | Cheesy Dutch Oven Potatoes

Grab some potatoes, bacon, cheese and onions, and soon you’ll be salivating over this dish. Make sure to bring your dutch oven, too. If that’s not convenient, try making it in some tin foil over the fire. Find the details via One Sweet Appetite.

4. Sunrise Breakfast Bowl
Sunrise Baked Bowls

Take the hassle out of campfire cooking with this easy breakfast dish. Put together bread, eggs, bacon and butter, and this breakfast bowl is complete. Get started via Tony Spilsbury.

Homemade Recipe

5. Blueberry Orange Muffins

Get ready to transform a normal orange into a tasty treat that will surprise the whole family. What appears to be just a simple orange, is actually a blueberry orange muffin after some time in tin foil over the fire. Follow the instructions via Apron Springs.

6. Biscuit Campfire Donuts
Biscuit Donuts Recipe

Turn your favorite biscuit dough into a sweet and satisfying donut. In just a few simple steps, this dish can be your breakfast on any camping trip. Find out how to make them via The Touring Camper.

7. Coconut Curry Soup
Coconut Curry Soup Camping

Prepare this meal before your camping trip, and throw it in your backpack. When you’re ready to eat, just add water and boil. It’s a simple recipe that’ll taste like a home-cooked meal. Get the ingredients via Dirty Gourmet.

8. Campurritos
Campurritos burritos

You can make this dish before you head out into the woods or prepare it once you’ve picked your camping spot. Either way, the campurritos make for a heart dish that leave you satisfied. Follow the instructions via Copy Me That.

9. Campfire Paella
Paella While Camping

With one pan you can create this flavorful dish while camping outdoors. Use your favorite protein and add your favorite spices for the best paella dish. Check out the details via Y Travel.

10. Hot Whiskey
Hot Whiskey Campfire

For cold nights out camping, you need a drink recipe that will warm you up. This simple recipe requires only some whiskey, boiled water, lemon and clover. Add honey if you want to add some sweetness. Find the step-by-step instructions via Y Travel.

11. Curly Dogs
Recipes For Camping | Curly Dogs

It isn’t a true camping trip without hot dogs roasted over the fire. Mix it up a bit by wrapping your hot dogs in dinner rolls to create fire-roasted pigs on a blanket. Find out how via Rhodes Bread.

12. Sausage and Fennel Grilled Campfire Pizza
Sausage and Fennel Grilled Pizza Over Campfire

Pizza might not be the most common camping food, but with the right ingredients, it can be done. You just need dough, sauce, cheese and your favorite toppings. Cook it over the fire in a skillet. Get this simple recipe via The Bald Gourmet.

13. Mixed Mushroom Hobo Pack
Mixed Hobo Pack

Easy foil campfire recipes are great for your outdoor trips. With parchment paper and foil, you can cook just about anything over a fire. This delicious mixed mushroom recipe will complement your stay in the great outdoors. Find out what you need via Martha Stewart.

14. Dutch Oven Caramel Apple Pie
Dutch Oven | Caramel Apple Pie

Don’t forget to bring the right ingredients for dessert. If you want to go all out, give this caramel apple pie a try. It’ll be a tasty treat the whole family enjoys around the campfire. Get the recipe via Rhodes Bread.

15. Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Grilled Pineapple In Foil Over Fire

Use tin foil to make this pineapple upside down cake after dinner. This recipe requires just a few ingredients and bakes quickly. Get the instructions via Echoes of Laughter.

16. Poundcake S’mores

It’s not a true camping experience without s’mores. Mix it up with this poundcake s’mores recipe. Check out the recipe via JS Online.

17. Campfire Chicken Stew
Chicken Stew Over Fire

You don’t have to leave all the comforts of home behind when you go camping. With this recipe, you can have a bowl of warm chicken stew that’s made over the fire. It just might be the best food for camping trips. Get the instructions via Taste of Home.

18. Lamb Kebabs with Mint Pesto
Lamb Kebabs

Looking for a unique recipe to make on your next trek into the woods? Give this lamb kebabs recipe a try. Follow the step-by-step instructions via Bon Appetit.

19. Apple Pie On A Stick
Apple Pie

You don’t always need to use the proper utensils when camping. With this apple pie on a stick, you can leave the fork and knife behind. Get the recipe via KOA.

20. Campfire Cone
Kids Cone Camping

Combine some of your camping favorites in one dessert recipe. Add a little marshmallow, chocolate and even peanut butter to create this tasty treat. Get the recipe via Come Together Kids.

Master these quick campfire recipes and you’ll be way ahead of the game in an emergency survival situation! Being a campsite chef will make you your family’s SHTF VIP.

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