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Camping Foods – Creative Ideas for Easy Campfire Meals

These camping foods ideas will give you some inspiration for meals to enjoy on your next camping trip, and all are easy and fun to do.

It is getting close to that time of the year again.  We’ll be hitting the roads for some fun summer vacations.

Camping is one of the great ways to share the outdoors with family members and campfire meals are a great part of the experience.

Keep reading for some easy ideas for campfire foods that the whole family will enjoy.

These easy campfire recipes will delight your family. Most come together quickly and are very easy to do.

These camping foods ideas are easy and tasty

Having the right food for a camping trip is not just about bringing along some hot dogs and marshmallows. There are lots of other foods that can be cooked over a campfire to make your camping trip a great one.campfirecooking

All you will need is a campground location, a roaring fire and a bit of enthusiasm to turn these delicious camping food ideas into reality.

Camping snacks

S'mores for a crowd

One of the highlights of any camping trip is making s’mores.

If you have a large crowd you can toast the marshmallows in a large cast iron frying pan and then just let everyone add the toasted marshmallows to their own graham crackers and chocolate squares.

It is a fun family activity and easy peasy!

camping foods

There is nothing quite like sitting around the campfire listening to ghost stories while snacking on some popcorn.

You can always just bring along a store bought bag of course, but you’ll miss out on the fun of hearing it popping on the campfire. Pop your own instead!

This easy campfire popcorn uses the old style Jiffy Pop containers. The kids will love this one.

camping foodsWhat would a camping trip be without some campfire s’mores?  Here is an elevated take on the traditional campfire delight.

This recipe uses just two ingredients: Keebler fudge stripe cookies and marshmallows. Combine them together easy s’mores recipe that couldn’t be easier to make.

Camping lunch ideas

Sandwiches are a great choice for a lunch time meal but that can mean bringing along a lot of tools and ingredients to make them.

Not so with this idea, though!

salad in a jar

This healthy campfire lunch idea is a complete layered salad in a mason jar.  The dressing goes in first so that the other ingredients stay fresh and don’t get watered down.

It’s another make ahead idea that will help you keep an eye on calories during your camping trip in a tasty way. Great idea!

Campfire Philly cheesesteak

The guys will love this idea!

Just a few ingredients wrapped in foil and 30 minutes on a campfire and you’ve got a campfire Philly cheese steak sandwich. YUM!

Camping dinners

Dinners around the campfire don’t have to be boring. With a bit of forward planning, you’ll be amazed at what you can serve.

Fish cooked over a campfireFish cooked in foil on a campfire turns out so moist and tender. Add the lemons and onions right in the packet and Steam the packets over the campfire coals!

Your family will have a meal similar to a restaurant fish recipe and will love that it’s cooked on the campfire.

Camping breakfast ideas

Breakfast is one of the easiest meals to prepare on a camping trip. As long as you have a cast iron pan, you can cook pancakes, bacon and eggs or even omelettes just as though you are home in your own kitchen.

Looking for carbs for breakfast? Here is a tasty idea!

Campfire cinnamon roll ups

These campfire cinnamon roll ups are easy to make, easy to eat and perfect for a fun filled camping morning.

Serve them on their own or with a batch of ham and eggs. The family will thank you for it.

South west scrambled eggs

Or perhaps you prefer a more traditional breakfast with an international flare.

These southwest scrambled eggs are easy to make over a campfire and super tasty.

Camping food for dessert

camping foodsLooking for a tasty and substantial dessert?  These campfire eclairs looks amazing!  Bet the kids will love these!

More fun camping ideasIndoor Camping Party

If it’s raining and the kids still wish they could go camping, try having an indoor camping party at home!  The kids will think they are having the real deal!

save space in RVs by using square and rectangular containers instead of round ones.Here is a super tip for saving space in RVs when camping.  Use square and rectangular Tupperware containers instead of round ones.

This DIY essential oil mosquito repellent works wonders on bugs on the patio.

No camping trip would be complete without a homemade mosquito repellent. This one uses essential oils and is very easy to make.

What are your favorite easy camping foods ideas?  Please leave your comments below.

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Thursday 23rd of July 2015

Space in our RV is always at a premium. We found that the 3 cup rectangular, clear storage containers will store our leftovers (sometimes have to use several), and can be used as storage for many other items throughout the RV. They stack on top of each other, and are easily arranged in the refrigerator. The trick we have found is to keep all of the containers exactly the same size and brand. There's no need to look for a lid, and they all nest together in a very compact space while not being used.


Thursday 23rd of July 2015

Hi Robbie. Great tips! Thanks for sharing them. Carol

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