10 Easy Camping Meals Perfect For Your Next Trip

10 EASY CAMPING MEALS PERFECT FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP

Nothing beats sharing a meal in the great outdoors with people you love, so we've prepared a list of 10 easy camping meals you can enjoy on your next trip.

Here at Boreas Campers, we design off grid campers that are perfect for getting out and carrying us to new, exciting places. We love spending the night around a fire with those we love, and nothing beats campfire meals with our friends and family. 

Here is a collection of some of our favorite easy camping meals you can make on your next adventure.

1. Egg & Potato Scramble

This is the perfect way to fuel up before a day on the trails and an easy camping meal to keep in your back pocket, as it only takes one pan and will feed up to 4 people.

Serves: 4

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 eggs (whisked/stirred)
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 chopped peppers
  • 2 diced medium potatoes

Preparation:

  1. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter into your pan over the fire.
  2. Add potatoes, onions and peppers. Cook until tender, ~20 minutes.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the mixture. When melted, add stirred eggs. 
  4. Cover pan & set to the side for ~5 minutes, or until eggs have fully cooked.

2. Campfire Granola

One of our favorite quick meals, Campfire Granola also makes for an excellent vegan campfire meal.

Serves: 4

Ingredients: 

  • 6 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups pecans/almonds
  • ½ cup vegetable oil 
  • ½ to 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Preparation:

  1. Get your pan hot and add your choice of nuts. Roll nuts around in a pan, holding over heat occasionally (but careful not to burn them) until fragrant.
  2. Add rolled oats and cook over fire (hold the pan high enough over flame so as not to burn the nuts) until brown and nutty
  3. Remove pan from heat and add vegetable oil and maple syrup.
  4. Serve warm with dried cranberries.

3. New School Dog

An insanely easy campfire meal, the New School Dog has the hot dog taste kids love and is an easy camping meal for the whole family.

Serves: 8

Ingredients: 

  • 8 hot dogs, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 8 ounces chili
  • 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 12 hot dog buns

Preparation:

  1. Take all ingredients except for hot dog buns and mix together in a large bowl
  2. Place hot dog buns each in individual foil wrappings and fill with mixed ingredients
  3. Seal each bun and cook over the fire for ~20 minutes or place in hot coals for ~15 minutes. The goal here is just to make sure the hot dogs have cooked all the way.

4. Dutchie Pizza

The Dutchie Pizza is a fan favorite and a creative food recipe that brings everyone’s favorite food to the frontcountry.

Special Equipment Needed: Dutch oven

Serves: 4

Ingredients: 

  • 1 pizza crust
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 20 slices of pepperoni

Preparation:

  1. Place the pizza crust on the bottom of your Dutch oven
  2. Spread sauce on pizza crust
  3. Layer cheese and pepperoni on pizza
  4. Top pizza with mozzarella
  5. Put lid on Dutch oven and place on coals, adding 5-6 coals on top of the lid 
  6. Let pizza cook for ~10 minutes

5. BBQ Jackfruit Slider W/ Slaw

If you haven’t heard of jackfruit, it’s a tropical fruit that has inspired countless new food ideas and recipes by substituting it for meat in traditional dishes. The BBQ Jackfruit Slider in particular makes for an excellent vegan camping meal.

Serves: 4

Ingredients: 

Jackfruit

  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon oil 
  • 20oz can green jackfruit, drained
  • Salt & pepper
  • 4 buns

Slaw

  • 1/4 head cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 small carrot, shredded
  • 1 handful of cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mayo (if vegan, elect vegan mayo)

BBQ Sauce

Preparation:

  1. Prepare slaw by adding cabbage, cilantro & carrot to a bowl, tossing with mayo. Set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in skillet over fire
  3. Add onion, and saute until soft
  4. Add jackfruit & 2 pinches of salt
  5. Cook until jackfruit browns on edges, occasionally using spoon/spatula to break jackfruit up 
  6. Remove from heat, add BBQ sauce to skillet and stir to evenly coat

6. Soy Glazed Salmon

This easy campfire meal is a delicious one-skillet wonder. While slightly more complicated than other campfire meals, this is well-worth it, and a great romantic camping meal for 2. 

Serves: 2

Ingredients: 

  • 2 (6oz) salmon fillets
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 4 oz mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 
  • 2 tablespoons oil, divided into single tablespoons
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 4 oz baby bok choy, stems removed and sliced, leaves roughly chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup honey

Preparation:

  1. Stir soy sauce, honey, toasted sesame oil, minced garlic, and minced ginger in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet. 
  3. Add mushrooms and the bok choy stems, saute 5 minutes until the mushrooms just begin to brown. 
  4. Add the bok choy leaves and cook until barely wilted, ~30 seconds. Move the vegetables to the outside edges of the skillet
  5. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the skillet 
  6. Place the salmon fillets on a skillet, skin-side down. Brush top with some of the glaze made in step 1. 
  7. Cook 3-4 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  8. Remove the salmon and veggies from the skillet and set aside.
  9. Pour in soy-honey mixture to skillet, cook until sauce is thickened, keeping skillet above flames.
  10. Drizzle sauce over salmon and enjoy!

7. One-Skillet Pasta Primavera

Nothing hits the spot after a day of adventuring like carbs. This easy campfire meal is jam-packed with carbs to help you recover and get back out there the next day.

Serves: 2

Ingredients: 

  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 yellow summer squash
  • 8-10 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 4 oz. pasta
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 oz. goat cheese
  • Lemon juice

Preparation:

  1. Slice the zucchini and squash into ¼-inch rounds, cut the cherry tomatoes in half and mince garlic.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet and saute vegetables until soft, for ~8-10 minutes. Set vegetables aside.
  3. Add the dry pasta and salt to the skillet with just enough water to cover pasta.
  4. Cook pasta until water boils and pasta is tender, usually 10-15 minutes (this time may vary depending on the pasta you use), stirring frequently. If water boils off before pasta is tender, just add a little more.
  5. Once the pasta is cooked, remove the skillet from the heat (don’t drain extra water in the pan).
  6. Stir in goat cheese to coat pasta and then stir in vegetables.
  7. Top off by squeezing fresh lemon over pasta

8. Backcountry Shrimp Boil Pockets

This easy campfire recipe is perfect if you want a seafood fix while camping, and is a great way to refuel after a long day.

Serves: 2

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ear of corn, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced thick
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lb uncooked shrimp
  • 2 andouille sausage
  • 1 teaspoon old bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Fresh parsley, chopped

Preparation:

  1. Each shrimp pocket will need about ~18” piece of foil; layer the foil on top of an equal-sized parchment paper.
  2. Mix all ingredients (except for parsley) together in a bowl
  3. Divide bowl contents between pockets
  4. Seal pockets in foil and place in campfire coals for 8-10 minutes, flipping once halfway through
  5. Set aside and let cool for several minutes, open with caution.
  6. Top with parsley and enjoy!

9. Bacon Apple Grilled Cheese

Yep, they’re as delicious as they sound. This easy campfire recipe is quick, delicious, and fills you up after a long day.

Serves: 2

Ingredients: 

  • 4 slices bread
  • 2 slices bacon, cut in half
  • 4 oz. sharp white cheddar cheese, sliced
  • ½ apple, thinly sliced

Preparation:

  1. Add bacon to skillet and cook slowly over fire. Remove and place on a paper towel-lined plate.
  2. In the same skillet, add two slices of bread. On each slice of bread, layer half the cheese, apples, and bacon, and then top with the second slices of bread.
  3. Cook until the bottom of the sandwich is golden brown and the cheese begins to melt, then flip to cook the other side.

10. The Campfire Banana Split

You worked hard today: reward yourself! This is an incredibly easy campfire meal that is the perfect end to a long day spent outside.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 banana
  • 3 tbsp of toppings of your choice (chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter cups, mini marshmallows, crunchy cereal, etc.)
  • Optional: whipped cream

Preparation:

  1. Slice the banana lengthwise; make sure not to cut through the top or bottom closure of the peel. 
  2. Open the middle portion of the banana and stuff it with the toppings of your choice- be careful not to smash the inside of the banana.. 
  3. Wrap the banana in tin foil and place it on the campfire coals for ~10 minutes.
  4. If topping with whipped cream, top and enjoy!

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