- Looking for the best camping recipes for dinner to make on your next camping trip? Check out these 4 recipes to see how quick and easy it can be to make your dinner while camping outdoors!
Camping dinners should not be limited to just hot dogs and hamburgers. And we all know food tastes better while sitting under the stars and watching the glow of the campfire.
Check out our top 4 camping recipes for dinner that you can try at the campsite. These camping dinner ideas are easy, cheap, and perfect for the family to enjoy while spending quality time together without stress.
So, let’s dive in and discover your next camping dinner meal!
Campers don’t realize that having this yummy breakfast biscuit for dinner while you are car camping is the best idea of all time. Whip up the biscuit dough, cook them on your campfire, and serve with sausage and eggs while enjoying the stars. Yummy any time of the day too!
- 2 cups flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 6 tbsp dry milk powder
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 4 tbsp canola oil
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup water
- 12 sausage patties
- 12 eggs
1. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, dry milk powder, black pepper, and canola oil into a medium-sized bowl, and mix well.
Note: This recipe can be cut in half, and the rest of the dry mixture can be stored in an airtight container for two weeks.
2. Slowly add ½ cup of water into the bowl, keep mixing until it turns into a sticky dough. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese evenly.
3. Set your campfire/camp stove and add 4 tablespoons of oil into a cast-iron pan over medium heat.
4. Using your spoon, scoop a small amount of dough onto the pan. Let the bottom side cook until golden brown and flip once.
5. Once both sides turn golden brown, remove from the pan and let it cool.
6. Add thawed sausages into the pan and cook over medium-high heat. Cook thoroughly for a few minutes, and set aside.
7. Cook eggs however you like them. It can be sunny-side up, poached, or scrambled.
8. For extra yumminess, enjoy your breakfast biscuits with salads, ketchup, or hot sauce if desired.
Another top camping dinner recipe goes to campfire burritos! These amazing delicious burritos are easy to make while camping. Mix the ingredients, wrap up, and then cook over the campfire. You can also mix up leftover ingredients and use that as the filling.
- 16 eggs
- 1 lb sausage
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 yellow onion
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 6 medium-sized potatoes, chopped
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- 4 green onions, chopped
- 1 bunch of parsley, chopped
- 8 or 9 tortilla wraps
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Aluminum foil for wrapping
- Optional: salsa and/or hot sauce
1. Prepare your campfire and bring water to a boil.
2. Boil the small cubed potatoes for 10-15 minutes until soft. You can leave the skin on or peel depending on personal preference. Drain the potatoes and set them aside.
3. In a skillet, crack 16 eggs and make scrambled eggs over low heat. Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly. Once done, remove from the pan and set aside.
4. Add olive oil into the skillet. Cook the sliced yellow onions and minced garlic over medium-low heat until they caramelize. Then, add sausage and cook all the way through.
5. Combine the sausage, caramelized onions, scrambled eggs, potatoes, cheese, chopped green onions, parsley, and salt pepper into a large bowl and mix them evenly. Scoop the fillings into the center of a tortilla wrap and wrap in a burrito style.
Ways to wrap a burrito: Fold in the two ends over the filling and press lightly using fingers. Fold in the top and bottom to completely cover the fillings up. And flip carefully. Use aluminum foil to wrap the burrito tightly.
6. Place them on the fire. Cook until the cheese melted and hot throughout.
7. Set aside and enjoy your campfire burritos with your favorite salsa sauce!
Grilled Brussel Sprouts
These tasty and juicy Brussel sprouts are perfect for the large groups of campers and go with a whole load of other grilled foods like hot dogs and hamburgers! They are super easy to make for dinner and taste great when done over the campfire. You can even drizzle these with honey and crushed garlic for something gourmet!
- 1 lb Brussel sprouts
- 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Salt & pepper to taste
1. Set up the campfire. Fill up a large pot with water and let it boil.
2. Add the Brussel Sprouts into the boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes until crispy tender. Drain and set them aside in cold water for a minute or so.
3. Once done, dry them off. Remove the outer leaves and cut the bottom stems of the sprouts.
4. In a small bowl, mix the sprouts with mustard sauce, olive oil, salt, and pepper, and allow marinating for 30 minutes.
5. Once sprouts have been marinated, prepare them for grilling. You can directly place them on the grill if they are large enough or use the skewers. However, be careful when skewering. The sprouts are still hard on the inside since they aren’t cooked all the way through yet.
You can do this at home and then wrap them and take them out from the cooler for cooking when you arrive at the campsite.
6. Grill for 3 to 5 minutes for each side and turn once. Brush with mustard sauce and serve!
Vegetarian Tofu and Eggplant Bundles
This recipe is a healthy camping dinner recipe that is perfect for vegetarians! And it will give you loads of energy for the next day. You can prepare most of the ingredients at home and then just put it all together at the campsite. The following recipe serves four, but you can double up if you need to feed extra mouths!
Tofu and eggplant:
- 20 oz firm tofu, cut into 16 chunks
- 12 oz Asian eggplant, quartered lengthwise and cut into chunks
- 2 tbsp minced ginger
- 2 tbsp minced garlic
- 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 5 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 15 oz Realime 100% Lime Juice
- 1 English cucumber, halved and cut into chunks
- 1 cup cilantro leaves
- 1 cup whole dill sprigs
- 1 red jalapeño chile, halved and sliced
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- Cooked rice and soy sauce
Tofu and eggplant:
1. Prepare the ingredients, and pack them all in the same reusable bag. Place in the fridge or the cooler for at least 1 hour.
2. Heat the grill to high. The way to check the temperature is by holding your hand 5 inches above the grill, and if you only can stand for 2 to 4 seconds, it means the grill is ready.
3. Divide the mixture into 4 separate aluminum foil and wrap tightly. Place on the fire and grill for 10 minutes on each side, turning once.
Salad and serving:
1. In a big bowl, mix all ingredients except rice and soy sauce.
2. Enjoy the tofu and eggplant with rice and soy sauce, and salad on the side.
Best Camping Dinner Recipes – Tried and Tested
So, there you have it. Our top four camping dinner recipes are perfect for camping outdoors by yourself or with your families. We have tried and tested all these recipes at the campsite, and they work perfectly. Kids will love eating out of foil wraps, and adults will love chewing Brussel sprouts off a skewer!
Try something interesting for your next camping trip! Don’t forget that we want to make your camping trip as enjoyable and as easy as possible. So, check out our other posts on meals that can be prepared in advance and our list of meals to make for the week!
Related article: Easy Food To Make For Camping Trips
Don’t forget to come back and check out our next post – cocktails to make when at the campsite!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What should I make for dinner camping?
We have listed our favorite four simple recipes for dinner when camping in this article. You can also check on our Easy Food to Make For Camping Trips article to know more about other meals to make on the go at the campsite.
2. What do you use to cook when camping?
Check out our extra tips on what to bring and pack and some safety measures when cooking at the campsite in our Easy Food to Make For Camping Trips article!
3. How can I make an easy camping meal for my family on camping trips?
Our dinner recipe listed can actually be used throughout the day. They are easy to make and take only a little time. Especially when you want to spend most of the quality time with your family. And most importantly, the kids are going to love them!
4. What can I cook on a tight budget?
In this article, we only provide dinner recipes that use limited and cheap ingredients, to consider that we have limited sources when camping, especially at night. However, you need to make a meal plan ahead of time, bring food that is already available at your home, and don’t have to buy any foodstuff along the way.
5. Is cast-iron good for camping?
Cast-iron is an excellent choice in camping cooking because of its ability to distribute heat, durability to high temperatures, and it is non-stick. Cast-iron is perfect for any type of cooking while camping, such as stir-frying, grilling, cooking, and simmering. We recommend Lodge 10.5 inch Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Grill Pan With Assist Handle Black Color.
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