camping recipes

Camping Recipes

Coming up with camping recipes can offer some challenges, but it can also be very rewarding. Many people stick to hotdogs and hamburgers at camp. But it is easy and fun to get a little more creative. So here are some recipes to put in your camping cookbook.

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Breakfast Camping Recipes

mountain man breakfast

Mountain Man Breakfast Casserole

Mountain Man Breakfast Casserole is a hearty breakfast recipe with meat, eggs, and hashbrowns. This recipe includes instructions for cooking outdoors with charcoal and indoors in an oven.

Camp McMuffins Recipe

One of the challenges of camp cooking is the amount of time it takes. Camp McMuffins recipe to the rescue! Here is an easy and quick recipe for a breakfast at camp. It doesn’t require a lot of preparation or…

Easy Scrambled Eggs at Camp

Scrambled eggs make a great camp breakfast. They are easy, quick, and provide a substantial meal for Scouts preparing for a busy day. But getting the eggs to camp is not always so easy.

Campfire Cinnamon Rolls

Campfire Cinnamon Rolls

The campfire cinnamon rolls recipe is another easy idea for camping. Basically you are making cinnamon rolls over a campfire.

Camping Recipes for Lunch and Snacks

pizza quesadillas

Pizza Quesadillas

Pizza Quesadillas is an easy and quick lunch for a campout. You can cook the quesadillas on a piece of foil on the grill or on a cast iron griddle.

Easy Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken quesadillas was one of their favorite recipes. They all made their own quesadillas, and so our vegetarian just didn’t put chicken in his. Everyone was well fed and happy.

walking tacos recipe

Walking Tacos Recipe

Here is a fun recipe for a hearty camp snack. If the taco meat is cooked beforehand, they can put this together pretty quickly.

Main Dish Camping Recipes

Camp Spaghetti Dinner

Camp Spaghetti Dinner

This is always a hit for an easy meal at camp. Webelos can make this pretty independently. Serve it with fruit, salad, and garlic bread. You can also watch a video version of this recipe.

Camp Chicken and Stuffing

LC earned his cooking merit badge at summer camp one year. Meals at this camp were served in a dining hall, but the counselor brought lots of ingredients and they cooked something every afternoon. So at about 3 or 4PM we would get invited over to the campsite to sample dishes for an afternoon snack. Camp Chicken and Stuffing was LC’s favorite.

Green Chili Stew

The Sweet Corn Bread recipe I posted below got me thinking about Green Chili Stew. Serve a nice green salad with it and you have a meal!

Hearty Minestrone Recipe

Hearty Minestrone

Although this recipe has “minestrone” in the name, it is more like a stew than a soup. So if you are looking for a traditional minestrone recipe, keep searching. If you are looking for an easy to put together camp meal, then try this.

Ham and Sweet Potato Foil Packs

Don’t get stuck in a rut when making foil packets. This variation of the hobo meal features ham and sweet potatoes. Perfect for a fall campout!

Camp Chicken and Dumplings

A little modification to a basic chicken and dumplings recipe combined with some preparation beforehand at home makes this an easy camp meal.

Quick Jambalaya

Quick Jambalaya

This jambalaya recipe is not very authentic, but it is easy enough to prepare at camp.

Hawaiian Chicken and Rice

Hawaiian Chicken and Rice Foil Packs

Foil packs are great for camp, but sometimes we get tired of having burger, potatoes, and carrots every time. Hawaiian Chicken and Rice Foil Pack is a different twist on the hobo dinner.

Stew and Mashed Potatoes

Easy Stew Topped Mashed Potatoes

This recipe is a good recipe for when you have time to let a stew simmer. Serve some fruit on the side and maybe some bread and you have a full meal.

Grilled Honey Lime Pork Chops Recipe

Grilled Honey Lime Pork Chops

This is a really easy camping recipe. Do a little preparation before you leave for camp and you will have delicious grilled honey lime pork chops with almost no cleanup.

Camping Recipes for Side Dishes

campsite honey apples

Campsite Honey Apples

These Campsite Honey Apples are an easy snack recipe for camp or for a den meeting. No cooking required!

Loaded Campfire Potatoes

Loaded campfire potatoes variation of campfire potatoes which is hearty enough to serve as a main dish.

Sweet Corn Bread Recipe

This is a very sweet corn bread. In some areas, this would be called corn cake. The sweetness of the bread goes well with spicy foods like chili or ham and beans with lots of hot pepper sauce.

Herb Casserole Bread Recipe

Herb Casserole Bread

Fresh baked bread tastes wonderful when you are out on a chilly campout. This is a casserole bread which is pretty easy to make.

Camping Recipes for Desserts

Lemon Berry Dutch Oven Cobbler

Lemon Berry Dutch Oven Cobbler

This cobbler recipe is lighter than some of the other ones I make which have a lot of butter. It got rave reviews from the Scouts and Scouters. The Dutch oven was empty pretty quickly.

Ding Dong Cherry Cobbler

This recipe is a twist on the Dutch oven cobbler. My sons like making this just because of the novelty of the ding dongs in the cobbler. It is pretty easy to make. Most patrols with at least one experienced…

Smacos (S’Mores Tacos)

If your Scouts need a chocolate marshmallow fix, but you don’t have a fire for some reason, you can fix smacos on a camp stove with a griddle.

black forest dump cake

Black Forest Dump Cake

There are lots of different dump cake combinations out there. Chocolate and cherries is one of my favorites.

Banana Boats

Banana boats are a classic camp favorite. They are easy to make and don’t require many ingredients. Enjoy some while spending an evening around a campfire.

Toasted Peeps Campfire Treats

When perfectly toasted, the sugar coating on the Peep caramelizes. And the marshmallow insides becomes really gooey, just like in a regular toasted marshmallow

Pumpkin Crunch

This is one of our favorite Dutch oven recipes. DS made this at a Troop meeting where the Scouts BSA showed off their cooking skills. This recipe also won first prize at a Camporee cooking contest, so I guess…

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One response to “Camping Recipes”

  1. Heather Avatar

    There aren’t any recipes actually shared here?

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