Cooking while camping doesn’t have to mean sticking to the basics. Hot dogs and hamburgers are tasty and all, but there are more flavours under the sun!
However, don’t be alarmed by a slightly longer list of ingredients. It’s actually pretty easy! The trick to making great meals around the campfire is to prep as much as possible beforehand.
Here are 10 delicious recipes that we think you’ll love.
No-Boil Spaghetti and Meatballs
Who wouldn’t want no-boil spaghetti and meatballs after a long day of exploring?
First, no-boil makes this recipe easier than if you were cooking at home! Second, who doesn’t love good ol’ spaghetti and meatballs? We love it, and we can guarantee your kids will love it too!
Campfire Apple Crisp
You can’t skip dessert! Especially if it’s yummy campfire apple crisp and all you need is a cast iron skillet. Toast the oats a little before tossing in the apples. This recipe uses maple syrup instead of sugar – indulge a little extra around the campfire.
Peanut Butter Cookie S’mores
Who wants seconds? Yes, please! Who says that graham crackers are the only cookies worthy of a s’more? Peanut butter cookie s’mores deserve a chance, too!
Cheesy Bacon and Egg Breakfast Hash
Do we really need to explain this one? Anything with cheese and bacon is bound to taste good.
Technically this recipe isn’t meant for only the campfire – you can whip a meal together on a skillet in 30 minutes just about anywhere! Prep your ingredients ahead of time, place the skillet over the campfire, and crack a few eggs on top when you’re almost finished.
Mason Jar Pancakes
Breakfast outdoors just got a whole lot better. Tired of the same old camping breakfasts: cereal or grits? Take your pick! Cheers to something a little tastier to start the day off right…
Mason jar pancakes are exactly what they sound like. Pre-mix your wet and dry ingredients in separate jars, add butter to your pan and shake them all together. Pour, flip, repeat.
This is another recipe that is technically meant for the oven, but s’mores are meant for the campfire, no matter how you cook them! S’mores dip is an even better twist on the traditional.
Layer chocolate and marshmallows, add some heat, and dip your cookie of choice into the ooey-gooey treat. This recipe suggests graham crackers, but we already decided that other cookies need a chance too, right?
Bacon Hash Brown Breakfast Sandwiches
Bacon and hash browns sandwiched between two slices of bread? Sounds glorious. These breakfast sandwiches are nutritious and delicious! Optional: add eggs, avocado, cheese—any toppings you want! Simple and easy to fry up over the fire while outside, or even bring the recipe to your stovetop.
Campfire French Toast
This one is probably our favourite recipes on the list. Fresh campfire French toast cooked over the campfire.
You’ll need a full loaf of bread for this recipe—preferably not sliced so you can create a fan yourself between the slices. Wrap the loaf in parchment paper and tinfoil, pour over your egg mixture, and add toppings. Leave the whole bundle over a low flame for a little while, and voila!
You’ll need your well-used cast iron skillet again for these tasty campfire nachos! It’s a relatively easy recipe to tackle if you prep as much as possible ahead of time. Then, it’s just a matter of layering all the delicious ingredients until the cheese is nice and gooey!
Campfire Mac n’ Cheese
First, we should mention that this mac n’ cheese only uses one pot. They aren’t your average noodles either. Sharp cheddar, diced chilies, tomatoes, and crushed corn chips for crunch. S’more, please!
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