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Crowd-Pleasing Summer Camping Recipes


Cooking for a crowd can be a feat in itself. How about cooking for a crowd while enjoying the scenic beauty and sweet calm of the great outdoors? Here’s a roundup of some of our favourite, crowd-pleasing summer camping recipes for your next road trip. And, if you love cooking meals over a campfire or in the comforts of your RV kitchen, our new Wildhood Recipe Club on Facebook is a great community to join!

Tex Mex Dip

The summertime heat calls for a tasty spread of dips and chips. This Tex Mex Dip is a crowd pleaser you can make in one barbeque-safe pan. Heat cream cheese, canned chili and your favourite shredded cheese for 5 minutes on the grill. That’s all! Time to dip.

If yummy recipes like this are your thing, we compiled a handy collection of Ooey-Gooey Camping Recipes Galore – check it out!

One-Pot Macaroni & Cheese

Who doesn’t love mac ‘n cheese for a hearty lunch at the campsite? One-pot macaroni and cheese is even better in our books! It’s a quick recipe and meal, so you can get back to playing and finding your Wildhood. A teaspoon of dijon mustard and a dash of paprika are the secret ingredients for that extra punch of flavour. The kids will come back for seconds and it only takes about 20 minutes to make.

If no-fuss meals are your family’s go-to, here are 6 Fuss-Free RV Camping Meal Ideas to bookmark for your next RV trek!

Campfire Banana Boats

Chances are, you’ll be up for a sweet treat after dinner to enjoy around the campfire! These campfire banana boats sure hit the spot, plus they are quick and easy to make for a crowd. The basic idea is to top your bananas with something sweet, something crunchy and something melty to hold it all together.

Craving more sweet treats like this? Here’s one of our favourites from our friends Dirk and Eelke at Living Tiny: Dutch Spiced Skillet Cookie with Raspberry Sorbetto. Yum!

BBQ Carrot Dogs

You already know that cooking food on a stick is good in our books. Fuss-free and healthy is even better! This recipe for BBQ carrot dogs is super easy and a fantastic alternative to hot dogs for the vegan folks in your crew. Yes, please!

Take our word for it, eating healthy on the road doesn’t have to be hard. Want more healthy options? Here are some more simple camping meals to bookmark:
Tortilla Wraps with Spicy Mango Bean Salad
Polenta Grilled Salmon Burgers
Go Fish! 10 Seafood Camping Recipes to Feed a Crowd

No-Cook Southwest Camping Salad
Nothing says summer like fresh salads. No cooking necessary and light, yet filling! This southwest camping salad recipe looks so tasty. Start with super simple ingredients: corn, red onion, black beans, cheese and cilantro with spicy lime dressing. It’s intended to be a side dish, but we think it would also be great topped with a grilled protein, too!

There’s still plenty of summer left to enjoy. If you’re looking ahead to the upcoming fall season, here are 7 Cozy Autumn One-Pot Camping Recipes to keep in mind!

What are your favourite crowd-pleasing meals to cook while camping? Feel free to chime in and join our Facebook group: Wildhood Recipe Club!

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