Do campfire recipes really have to consist of burgers and corn on the cob every night? Not really. It's time to mix things up! Whether you will prepare your meals the night before your camping day or not, campfire foods are made easy for you to prepare and devour. Before planning your next camping trip, or bug out, be sure to check out these scrumptious campfire recipes.
Campfire Recipes to Enjoy in the Great Outdoors
1. Baked Beans and Bacon
Start with bacon and your favorite beans in your camping activity. You can be creative in placing the bacon on top of your baked beans to make the dish more fun and exciting to eat. But, don't limit to bacon and beans only because you can sweeten it up with brown sugar plus some apple slices.
2. Roasted Cinnamon Rolls
Make your outdoor morning filled with the sweet scent of cinnamon rolls. Just twist the spiral dough around the other end of your stick and pinch the ends to make sure it won't fall off when roasting. Finally, roast it over a fire just like roasting a marshmallow on a stick.
3. Banana S'mores
Of course, a s'mores recipe is always on your campfire recipes list. To make it more tempting, put a twist on the classic recipe by using bananas instead of graham crackers. Wrap them with aluminum foil, grill, and enjoy!
4. Cheesy Dutch Oven Potatoes
Do you love potatoes? You can have one of these dutch oven recipes in the woods and enhance these recipes by adding more cheese. Add some bacon to the dish and mix salt and pepper to taste. Have a blast!
5. Sunrise Breakfast Bowl
The only campfire cooking equipment you'll be using in this recipe is a muffin pan. Prepare some slices of whole-grain bread, eggs, bacon, and butter, then create a savory breakfast on your family camping trip. Your kids will surely love this egg-cellent campfire recipe.
6. Blueberry Orange Muffins
Your kids will love making this delightful campfire dessert. Do your part in mixing the blueberry muffin and instruct your kids to fill up the empty oranges, cut in half and flesh removed (only use the other half of each orange), with the blueberry mix. Cover the orange half with the other half and wrap them with aluminum foil, and these babies are ready for tossing over the fire.
7. Classic Campfire S'mores
You can always go back to making the traditional campfire s'mores. Gather all your ingredients, graham crackers, chocolate bars, and large marshmallows together for some yummy s'mores.
8. Biscuit Campfire Donuts
Campfire donuts are one of the easiest campfire recipes you can make. Prepare your biscuit dough and dip fry the donuts to golden brown perfection then sprinkle cinnamon sugar to make them more delicious.
9. Coconut Curry Soup
How about making a soup recipe in one of your camping meals? Sounds good! Before camping, separate cayenne, curry powder, bouillon, and coconut cream powder from your noodles and dehydrated veggies. Cook this dish and let your friends or family experience a comforting campfire meal.
Jazz up your potatoes with lots of cheese on your next outdoor trip. This savory campurritos won't allow you to miss eating potatoes even in camping. Don't forget to add some sausage and tortilla shells for a merrier campfire meal with everyone.
11. Campfire Paella
This campfire paella recipe is perfect to warm the whole family on a cold night. For this recipe, you need chorizo sausages, chicken thighs, prawns, and Arborio rice as your main ingredients. If you're a vegan, replace the meat with tofu cubes and it will be as tasty and satisfying.
12. Hot Whiskey
Complement your camping food with a hot whiskey. Pour some whiskey in a glass and mix it with hot water. Complete the recipe with lemon and honey to make it more relaxing. This method is also a natural mosquito repellent!
13. Curly Dogs
14. Grilled Potato Boat
Here's another potato recipe to add to your campfire menu This grilled potato boat will be more delightful when you add butter, cheddar cheese, and bacon strips. Pair it with some sour cream to taste an amazing camping meal.
15. Campfire Apple Crisp
Campfire Apple Crisp Breakfast Photo by Faring WellCreate a crispy twist with your apple recipe. The added oats, chopped almonds, hemp seeds, and maple syrup will make this apple crisp more enticing. Not only that, it's also a healthy meal which will inspire you to keep going for the day.
16. Sausage and Fennel Grilled Campfire Pizza
Pizza party while camping? Why not? Here's a recipe for you! This wood-fired pizza recipe creates a mouth-watering combination of a smoky and crispy crust. Top the pizza with fennel and sausages and make camping a pleasurable activity.
17. Mixed Mushroom Hobo Pack
Try this mixed mushroom hobo pack while camping. This recipe brings an earthy deliciousness which perfectly fits your outdoor activity. Just combine mushrooms, dill, and garlic together, wrapped with aluminum foil, and cook it over a campfire.
18. Dutch Oven Caramel Apple Pie
Dutch ovens are quite popular among campers and here's a dutch oven recipe you shouldn't miss. This apple pie recipe is made more tasty with some cinnamon rolls. Nothing's more exciting eating a warm apple pie while staring at the starry night sky.
19. Campfire Quesadilla
If you get tired of your camping activities and don't have the energy to cook food, this campfire quesadilla is your savior. Your key ingredients are mushrooms, corn, jack cheese, and tortillas to make this amazing recipe. Let it cool a bit and you're all set.
20. Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Time for a tropical dessert! Gather pineapple chunks, pound cake, butter, and cinnamon to create this awesome recipe. It's just easy to cook, even your kids can do it.
21. Hot Ham and Pineapple Sandwiches
This tin foil recipe is easy and simple to make with French rolls, deli sliced ham, pineapple rings, Dijon mustard, cheese, and honey. The crispy exterior of the sandwich will complement its soft inside.
22. Campfire Chicken Stew
A chicken recipe is always on the go for camping. This chicken stew creates an equally good flavor, great for warming your tummy on a cold night. Potatoes, sliced carrots, and mushroom soup make this recipe worth the wait.
23. Lamb Kebabs with Mint Pesto
Try something new with lamb kebabs. This brownish meat is made by mixing some flavorful spices, like coriander seeds, bell peppers, and red onion, to come up with the right flavor. Also, pesto is created with fresh mint leaves for a healthier and delicious dip.
24. Apple Pie On A Stick
Be creative with your apple pie! This apple pie placed on a stick has a filling made of butter, thinly sliced apples, lemon juice, and a caramel. It's filling is covered with a tasty crust you can't resist.
25. Campfire Cone
If you have a cone, it doesn't mean you need an ice cream to fill it in. This campfire cone is made even better with peanut butter, mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, and bananas. Enjoy this ice cream-like recipe without literally getting an ice cream!
26. Campfire Nachos
End your camping day with some cheesy nachos. You'll need tortilla chips, Mexican cheese blend, avocado, and lime. You have the option to mix some other fresh or canned ingredients and have it your way.
27. Mini Quiche
This only requires a few ingredients like Swiss cheese, spinach, your favorite filling, and pie crusts. You can combine bacon bits, mushrooms, and ham to make a toothsome filling. Enjoy your mini cheese quiches with the whole family during snack time or as late-night treats.
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Now go, master these campfire recipes and you'll be way ahead of the game in an emergency situation. These recipes are made easy and delicious to make the most out of your camping experience. You have a wide variety of different campfire recipes you can make in every camping activity you'll do in the future. And, being a campsite chef will make your homestead family love the outdoors even more!
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Editor's Note – This post was originally published on March 26, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.