Campfire Recipes For Delicious Meals Outdoors

These simple campfire recipes are guaranteed to add power to your next camping trip!

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Campfire recipes to make nature feel at home

1. Baked beans with bacon

Do you want some bacon and baked means? Were in! Here is a classic campfire dish that is sure to be a crowd puller.

This is one of those slow cooker recipes where you just add BBQ sauce and let it do it all.

2. Roasted cinnamon buns

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All you need is a tube of cinnamon buns, a pole, and a campfire to enjoy this easy toasted cinnamon bun recipe.

It is great for breakfast, brunch or dessert. Mix it up by using cookies or buns for a dinner side dish.

3. Cheesy Dutch baked potatoes

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Grab some potatoes, bacon, cheese, and onions and in no time you will be salivating from this dish. Bring your cast iron casserole too.

If that’s not convenient, you can also cook these cheese potatoes in aluminum foil over the campfire.

4. Sunrise Breakfast Bowl

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Save yourself the campfire cooking with this simple breakfast dish. Bring bread, eggs, bacon and butter together and this breakfast bowl is complete.

5. Campfire Muffins & Cinnamon Rolls in Oranges


Get ready to turn an orange into a tasty treat that will surprise the whole family. In this magic trick, you bake a blueberry and orange muffin in an orange after it has been wrapped in aluminum foil over the fire.

6. Cookie campfire donuts

Turn your favorite cookie dough into sweet and filling campfire donuts. In just a few simple steps, this dish will become your favorite breakfast on every camping trip.

7. Coconut curry soup

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Prepare this meal before your camping trip and toss it in a ziplock bag. When you’re ready to eat, just add water and cook.

It’s a simple recipe for a main course that tastes like a homemade meal.

8. Campurritos

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You can prepare this dish before you go out into the woods or prepare it after you have chosen your campsite. Either way, this campurritos recipe is a hearty dish that will satisfy everyone.

What are campurritos? It is the combination of the words “camping” and “burritos”.

9. Campfire paella

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You can use a pan to prepare this tasty dish while camping outdoors. Use your favorite protein and condiments for the best paella dish around the campfire.

Satisfy your outdoor appetite with this one-dish menu for lunch or dinner.

10. Hot whiskey

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For cold camping nights, we recommend a drink recipe that warms your insides. This simple recipe for hot whiskey from Jamie Oliver is just perfect for cold nights outdoors.

It requires whiskey, boiled water, lemon and clover. Add honey if you want to add sweetness.

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11. Curly dogs

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It’s no real camping trip without everyone’s favorite quick campfire recipes – hot dogs roasted over the fire.

Mix it up a bit by wrapping your hot dogs in buns to create fire roast pigs on a blanket. Your little campers will love this delicacy!

12. Pizza with sausage and fennel from the grill on the campfire


Pizza may not be the most common camping food, but it can be made. You will need dough, sauce, cheese and your favorite toppings.

Cook a delicious pizza over the fire in a cast iron pan and enjoy something better than delivery pizza.

13. Hobo pack with mixed mushrooms


Quick campfire recipes are great for outdoor outings. You can cook almost anything over the fire with parchment paper and foil.

This delicious mixed mushroom recipe will complement any night in the great outdoors.

14. Dutch Oven Caramel Apple Pie


If you want to go all out, give this caramel apple pie a try. It will be a treat that the whole family can enjoy around the campfire.

15. Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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Use aluminum foil to turn this pineapple cake upside down after dinner. This recipe requires only a few ingredients and is quickly baked in aluminum foil!

You can also add a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

16. Poundcake S’mores

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There is no camping experience without the manners of the campfire. Mix it up with this pound cake s’mores recipe.

These simple camping meals will definitely put your campers at ease after a long hike!

17. Campfire Chicken Stew

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Even when camping, you don’t have to forego the comforts of home. You can use this chicken recipe to heat a bowl of warm chicken stew over the fire.

It is becoming a crowd-pleaser for dinner on your camping trips.

18. Lamb kebabs with mint pesto


Are you looking for a unique recipe for your next hike in the woods? Try this lamb kebab recipe.

It’s a camping skewer recipe that you can’t skip.

19. Apple pie on a stick

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With this apple pie on a stick, you can leave your fork and knife behind for a simple campfire dessert or snack.

20. Campfire cones

Add a little marshmallow, chocolate, and even peanut butter to create this yummy campfire cone indulgence, a fun take on the classic s’more. No camper can turn down this chic outdoor snack.

21. How to make campfire nachos

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Nachos are the ultimate camping convenience food. It is quick and easy to prepare and can be served at any time of the day.

If you’re in the mood for some good old Tex-Mex food, follow this recipe for campfire nachos!

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Campfire recipes don’t have to be limited to burgers and corn on the cob every evening. We obviously like to mix things up and try out exciting campfire recipes.

These are simple campfire meals that are sure to delight on your next camping trip. If you have mastered cooking while camping, you will have an invaluable skill at SHTF.

Master these quick and easy campfire recipes and you are sure to become the designated camping chef.

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