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Campfire Skillet S'mores

Campfire Skillet S'mores


  • One 14.5-ounce package graham crackers, crushed
  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 Cup sweetened condensed milk
  • Three 1.5-ounce milk chocolate bars, broken into pieces
  • 2 Cups mini marshmallows (if using regular size, enough to cover skillet)


Line a skillet with aluminum foil. Add crushed graham crackers and butter and mix to combine. Press lightly in bottom of skillet. Pour condensed milk over cracker crumbs, add the chocolate pieces, and cover with marshmallows. Place on grill and cover. Cook until marshmallows are nicely browned and chocolate is melted, about 10 minutes.

Nutritional Facts


Calories Per Serving508

Folate equivalent (total)76µg19%

Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg14.6%

Campfire Cookies

Create Campfire Cookies in pie irons over the fire when camping.

While S&rsquomores are our favorite camping dessert, we like to try out other sweets at the campsite.

The last time we camp with our friends Peggy and Paul, we baked campfire cookies in pie irons.

This dessert was actually Peggy&rsquos idea. We have featured Peggy several times on our blog. Her Rhubarb Crunch is one of our favorites and her Apple Crumble is great for potlucks!

Peggy made up a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough ahead of time at home before coming out to the campground.

She created cookie dough with a little less flour in it. Peggy used a cookie scoop to form balls of dough, which she then froze.

She defrosted the dough for about 30 minutes before we made the cookies.

Summer is the season of stone fruit, which never fails to excite both our healthy and more indulgent cravings. This recipe definitely falls in the latter category. The spiced crust paired with the sweet, fruity filling (and topped with basil blossoms) makes our dessert dreams come true.

It’s no secret that breakfast hash is a hangover cure… But this recipe is something else. It features both Gruyere and Gouda cheese, Yukon potatoes, and smoked chorizo or andouille sausage.

Skillet S'mores

Lightly form 80/20 ground beef into 1/4 pound balls. Do not hard pack the meatball. Set aside and keep cool.

Cut onion into rings or strings. Set aside.

Mix together mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard. Set aside.

Mix together salt, pepper, and pinch of garlic powder. Set aside.

Once griddle is hot, place small amount of butter on the griddle and add onions. Sauté onions until translucent and golden brown. Add salt a pinch of salt.

While the onions are cooking, lightly toast the buns on the griddle. Remove when done.

Once onions are close to finished, butter the remaining space of the griddle. Place meatball on the griddle, and using a large, sturdy spatula, press down on the meatball until the patty is smashed thin on the griddle.

Once the edges are brown and grease is coming out of the meat, flip the hamburger. Add a pinch of salt/pepper/garlic powder, and top with cheese.

To build the cheeseburger, start with a spoonful of hamburger sauce on bottom bun, add a cheeseburger patty or two. Top with onions, pickles, and top half of the bun.


2.5 pounds boneless short rib
1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
½ cup rice vinegar
4 onions, cut into 1 inch cubes
1.5 Tbs. tamarind paste rehydrated in 2 cups of warm water
12 cloves of garlic
1 inch of peeled ginger sliced thin
Fire roasted tomatoes, 2x 14.5 oz can
1 seeded jalapeno, sliced thin
½ cup brown sugar
2 Tbs. salt
1 Tbs. mustard powder
1 ¼ Tbs. smoked paprika
1 ½ Tbs. cardamom
1 tsp black pepper
½ tsp clove
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp curry powder
4 bay leaves
2 cups of water

Cut the short ribs into manageable pieces (roughly 2 inches by 2 inches.)

Add all ingredients except the ribs into a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Once mixed add in the rib chunks you just cut. Transfer everything into a dutch oven braising with a tight fitting lid.

Braise in the pellet grill at 300 degree heat for roughly 2.5-3 hours until the beef is soft and shreddable with a spoon.

Try this beef over a jasmine or basmati rice with naan bread (recipe coming soon), or for taco night like shown here. Traditionally with tortillas/naan/flatbread for a more Mediterranean feel. We served this Short Rib Vindaloo with pickled red onion, green onions, and avocado slices for a fresh dinner option.

Fun Camp Activities To Try In Spring

5 Tips For Camping To Try This Spring

There is certainly no better time to go camping than during spring. Nature comes to life again, the wood smells amazing, the birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, animals come back from hibernation, the sky is blue and the landscapes are breathtaking. However, just like any other season, spring does have some particularities that you should take into consideration if you want to go on a camping trip. So, today we'll present 5 important camping tips you should know before camping this spring. Let's dive in.

Best Camp Equipment To Use In Spring

If you're searching for a fun spring outdoors activity for this spring break, camping could be the option you're looking for. A camping trip is the best thing to do when you want to have a little escape from reality. Certainly, spring is the best time of the year to go camping. Nature comes back to life again and it presents the most beautiful and breathtaking views. Camping also gives you time to bond with your family members, friends and even spend some time alone with yourself. But, before you actually go camping, you need the right equipment. So, let's find out crucial camp gear you need to take with you this spring.

5 Essential Equipments You Need For Hiking

How To Purify Water When Camping

Water is an essential resource you always need to have around. When you go camping you must stay hydrated at all times, especially if you want to do energy-draining activities, such as hiking, for example. You might encounter natural sources of water during your camping trip, however, just because the water looks clean doesn't matter you can drink it. In fact, untreated water contains bacteria, parasites, viruses, in simple words, a bunch of bad things that if you consume, it could cause terrible damage to your health. That's when water purification comes in.

Just like the name suggests, water purification is purifying the water and cleaning it from all the harmful elements so it's safe to drink. You might accidentally run out of drinking water, if you are in a remote destination, away from society, then you might as well be in trouble, only if you don't know how to purify water by yourself. Luckily for you, today I'll show you the best and easiest ways to clean your water and make it safe to drink, so you would never have to go through a bad experience.

Chicken Velvet Soup

  • 1.5 pounds of shredded smoked or grilled chicken
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 quarts of chicken stock
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sage
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional Garnishes: Tabasco sauce roasted chilis, cayenne

In a Dutch oven on medium-high heat, melt butter until it starts to foam. Slowly add flour, turn down heat to medium if needed. Slowly stir and incorporate flour and continue to brown and has a nutty fragrance.

Slowly add chicken stock, stirring rapidly until all stock has been added, continue cooking until stock thickens. You may need to increase heat back to medium-high heat.

Add chicken, milk, cream, sage and cumin. Bring back to a simmer, do not let it boil. It will separate. Soup will continue to thicken as it cooks, cook until desired thickness.

Add pepper and salt to taste. Add lemon.

NOTE: Salting is the key to this soup. Use a good quality sea or Kosher salt, slowly salt in increments and be amazed how it changes flavors. If you do over salt, add a little lime or lemon.

Campfire S’mores Skillet

Keep the cozy winter vibes going all season long with this scrumptious 3-ingredient s’mores skillet recipe! Here’s what you need to make this campfire classic.


-24 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips

-Large Marshmallows, cut in half

Suggested Dippers

-Graham Crackers – honey, chocolate, or cinnamon

Wine Pairing


In a saucepan on low heat, add the chocolate chips and half and half. Slowly whisk until the chocolate is melted and creamy.

Remove from heat and pour directly into a 10-inch cast iron skillet or pie dish. Set in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes (or overnight if you are preparing for the next day.)

When ready, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cut your marshmallows in half and place on top of chocolate mixture. Bake in the oven for approximately 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Dip your favorite graham crackers into the skillet and enjoy!

For more delicious recipes and wine pairings, visit our Hope at Home Winter 2020 catalog here .

Simple and Fun S’mores Recipes

Below are four recipes that offer a twist on classic s’mores.

Campfire Cones

Avid campers know this recipe by heart, but for those new to this mess-free treat, here’s what to do.


  • Chocolate chips
  • Waffle cones
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Toppings of your choice


  1. Fill cone with marshmallows and chocolate chips.
  2. Wrap the cone in tin foil and place it on the edge of the campfire (or on a grill).
  3. Let marshmallows and chocolate melt for 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Unwrap, add toppings, and enjoy with a spoon.

S’mores Nachos

Break out the cast iron skillet for this one.


  • Graham crackers
  • Jumbo marshmallows
  • Chocolate bars or chips
  • Extra toppings or candy of your choice
  • Chocolate sauce


  1. Break up graham crackers and layer in an aluminum or cast iron pan.
  2. Add marshmallows, chocolate, and toppings.
  3. Place on a campfire using a grate or directly on the grill.
  4. Cook for about 10 minutes or until chocolate is melted and marshmallows are golden brown. Top with your favorite sauce and candy extras.

Liquid S’mores

Did you know you can drink your s’mores? As an added bonus, you can make this recipe boozy.


  • Milk
  • Hot cocoa mix
  • Instant chocolate pudding
  • Chocolate chips
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Graham cracker squares
  • Marshmallows or fluff
  • Bailey’s or other liqueur (optional)


  1. Heat milk, cocoa mix, and instant pudding over medium heat until steaming hot. Whisk so there are no clumps.
  2. Fill a mug with the liquid and add optional alcohol.
  3. Top with roasted marshmallows (or fluff), chocolate chips, sauce, and a side of graham crackers.

Walking S’mores

These s’mores are ideal for kids and super easy to make.



  1. Open snack packs and add chocolate.
  2. Melt or broil marshmallows until golden brown (about 1 minute).
  3. Add marshmallows to the snack pack and shake to coat. Serve with forks.

41 Campfire Recipes so Delicious You’ll Want to Go Camping Right Away

Jennifer is a full-time homesteader who started her journey in the foothills of North Carolina in 2010. Currently, she spends her days gardening, caring for her orchard and vineyard, raising chickens, ducks, goats, and bees. Jennifer is an avid canner who provides almost all food for her family needs. She enjoys working on DIY remodeling projects to bring beauty to her homestead in her spare times.

Raise your hand if you know food is an integral part of any camping expedition. Realize that I’m raising both my hands because I’m a complete foodie.

If the food is great, I’ll camp practically anywhere. The next time you go camping, you need to try out some of these amazing camping recipes.

Not only will it keep your crew full, but it might also encourage more camping trips. If you’re running low on campfire recipes, don’t worry. We have you covered.

Here are some of the internet’s best campfire recipes in one convenient location:

1. Campfire Coffee

Don’t talk to me in the morning unless I’ve been caffeinated. It’s a simple house rule my crew has learned well.

Well, the same rule applies at camp sites. Therefore, it’s important to know how to brew delicious coffee over an open fire.

2. Dutch Oven Baked Ziti

Would you ever guess I’m not a huge pasta person anymore? Many people are discovering they have gluten issues which ruin this for them.

But if you’re one of the lucky few who hasn’t developed stomach troubles from pasta, you need to try this recipe. It’s cheesy, delicious, and is made over an open fire in a cast iron Dutch oven.

3. Fudge Striped S’mores

When you go camping, S’mores aren’t only a thing you eat. They’re an absolute must-have. But I love making different varieties of S’mores.

In this case, you use fudge striped cookies in the place of graham crackers. They require fewer ingredients because the chocolate is already on the cookies. Slap a roasted marshmallow on there, and you’re good to go.

4. Campfire Tarts

These tarts require a special roasting stick to be able to hold them over the fire. Once you have this, you fold canned biscuits around the cup of the stick and roast.

From there, you fill the cups with fruit and whipped cream. It’s genuinely this simple to have a delicious campfire dessert.

5. Campfire Pies

Did you know you could bake a pie over an open fire? Maybe not the pie you’re thinking of, but these pies are delicious and easy to make.

You’ll need a cast iron toaster for bread. You place the bread on the cast iron, fill with fruit pie filling, and place another piece of bread on top. You toast the bread and have warm hand pies when done.

6. Campfire Cherry Hand Pies

These hand pies are closer to traditional hand pies and look delicious. You use store bought canned pie crust and cut out small circles.

Fill the circles with pie filling and close with another circular pie crust. Wrap in foil and place in a cast iron pan on hot coals until finished.

7. Campfire S’mores Nacho Grill Packet

What an easy and delicious way to make S’mores without much fuss. You fill a foil packet full of peanut butter, chocolate chips, graham crackers, and mini marshmallows.

Place the packet on the grill until everything has fused together. Open the package and top with whipped cream for a complete dessert.

8. Easy Campfire Ham and Cheese Bread

Another simple campfire recipe. You slice a French loaf into 12 slices. Between each slice, you apply mustard, ham, and cheese.

Wrap the bread in foil and place over an open fire until the bread is toasted and the cheese has melted.

9. Blueberry Cinnamon Campfire Bread

This is a simplified way of making delicious French toast. Place cinnamon raisin bread in a foil packet. Pour an egg, vanilla, and milk mixture over the bread and add fruit.

Close the packet and place over an open fire until the bread is cooked fully. A great way to start the morning when camping.

10. Shrimp Foil Packets

Foil packets are an excellent way to make a meal any time of the day. It’s no surprise they come to the rescue yet again for lunch and supper time.

Again, fill the foil packets with shrimp, smoked sausage, corn, and spices. Place over a fire until everything is cooked.

11. Campfire Apple Dump Cake

Dump cakes are some of the easiest yet tastiest desserts around. This apple dump cake is no exception. Simply dump the ingredients in a foil-lined Dutch oven in the specified order.

Place the Dutch oven over hot coals and allow the cake to bake. You’ll have a delicious dessert in no time flat.

12. Sugar and Spice Campfire Doughnuts

Who doesn’t love doughnuts? Who wouldn’t like fresh doughnuts made over a campfire? This recipe walks you through the entire process.

In short, you mix the batter and cook the doughnuts in a cast iron skillet over a campfire. If you’re looking for a tasty way to start the day camping, these doughnuts could be it.

13. Campfire Garlic Fries

Fries are a delicious addition to any meal, any time. When you add garlic and cheese to the mix, it’s a home run.

Again, these fries are made in a foil packet. Fill the packet with frozen fries, garlic, cheese, and a few other spices. Cook over the fire until done.

14. Apple Pie in a Can

When you camp, you do all kinds of things you probably wouldn’t do any other time. Baking an apple pie in a can is one of these things.

It would be wise to pre-make these pies. Then you could easily cook them over a fire and not have to mess with as much prep work.

15. Campfire Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls are another easy breakfast idea when camping. You use canned cinnamon rolls and place them on a skewer.

From there, place the skewer near the fire and bake until the cinnamon rolls are done. From there, you sit back and enjoy

16. Campfire Potatoes

Most people enjoy hearty food when they’re out camping because you burn a great deal of energy while in nature.

These campfire potatoes are what you and those you’re camping with require to replenish your energy and stay full.

17. Pound Cake and Berry Campfire Skillet Dessert

Though there’s no formal recipe for this dessert, it seems pretty self-explanatory. You cut up a pound cake into cubes and place in a cast iron pan over the campfire.

Be sure to top the pound cake with fresh berries and chocolate chips. Wait for the chocolate and berries to melt together, and you’ll have a delicious dessert.

18. Campfire Eclairs

These eclairs seem to be easy enough to make in a camp setting. Place the canned crescent rolls on a skewer and hold over the campfire until the rolls are complete.

Fill them with vanilla cream and drizzle Nutella over the eclairs to finish the dessert off.

19. Campfire Peachies

This is a neat way to make a healthier version of a S’more. Cut a ripe peach in half and remove the seed. Place cinnamon, brown sugar, and a giant marshmallow in the center.

Wrap the peach in aluminum foil and roast over the campfire until everything is heated. Serve the warmed peach with vanilla ice cream.

20. Chili Campfire Bake

When camping, you want delicious food but simple food as well. This campfire bake appears to meet both criteria.

This bake consists of macaroni noodles, a can of chili, corn chips, and cheese all baked together to form a delicious dinner.

21. Campfire Nachos

Nachos are a wonderful camping food. You can get all of your food groups in a one-pot meal. It also lends to less clean-up.

These nachos have beef, corn chips, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos, onions, and taco sauce. It sounds like a delicious way to end a day of camping.

22. Campfire French Toast

I love French toast. It’s probably one of my favorite breakfast foods. Which is why I must share this recipe for making it over a campfire.

You mix up your wet ingredients and pour over a loaf of bread which has been wrapped tightly in parchment paper. You also can add fruit and nuts. Wrap the whole thing in foil and place over a campfire for approximately 40-45 minutes.

23. Campfire Cornbread

It’s common for campers to enjoy pinto beans which have been cooked over a campfire with seasonings and country ham.

But what’s pinto beans without cornbread? Well, you won’t have to miss the cornbread thanks to this recipe.

24. Blackberry Campfire Cobbler

I’m a cobbler fanatic. Didn’t I warn you I’m a foodie? This recipe is similar to a dump cake being baked in a Dutch oven.

The main difference is this recipe calls for blackberry flavored ginger ale. It gives the cobbler more flavor with ease.

25. Campfire Beans and Weenies

Beans and weenies have been around for many generations. It’s a typical camping food. If you’d like a great recipe for this old favorite, you’ve found it.

You mix beans, beer, barbecue sauce, onions, peppers, and your choice of sausage or hot dog in a pot and let it stew together.

26. Campfire Bread in a Coffee Can

Would you like to have freshly baked bread even when camping? Well, you can with this method I’m about to share with you.

You’ll need to prep the bread dough before your camping trip. Grease a coffee can and place the dough inside the coffee can. Bake for approximately 40 minutes.

27. Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

I’m a lover of Philly cheesesteaks. There’s no better sandwich in my opinion. The fact they can now be made while camping is fantastic.

But what’s even better is how easy it is. You slice a loaf of bread and fill it with all of the cheesesteak ingredients. Wrap it in foil and cook over the fire. How easy, right?

28. Campfire Strawberries

What if you don’t like S’mores? I was one of those folks for quite some time. I went through this weird stage where I didn’t like chocolate. (Thank goodness it ended!)

But if you don’t like S’mores, you can make these campfire strawberries. They’re strawberries with a roasted marshmallow around them. They look great!

29. Omelets in a Bag

Omelletes in a bag is a great recipe which can be used for camping or even for making omelets easier when at home.

Either way, prep the bags with eggs and omelet filling. From there, drop them in boiling water until fully cooked.

30. Campfire Monkey Bread

Monkey bread is a delicious dessert bread, snack, or even a breakfast choice. Would you be astonished if I told you it could be made fresh at a campsite?

Well, thanks to this recipe you can. When you wake up and crave something gooey, sweet, and delicious – pull out this recipe and make it fresh over a campfire.

31. Campfire Breakfast Scrambler

Breakfasts casseroles are the best. It’s a wonderful way to get everything you want for breakfast in one easy dish.

You’ll mix hash browns, eggs, ham, onions, cheese, and diced tomatoes with a few other ingredients in an aluminum pan and bake over an open fire.

32. S’more Banana Boats

Are you looking for a fun way to still get your kids to eat some fruit while out on the camping trail? Try these banana boats.

Slice the bananas open and fill them with chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers. Wrap in foil and toast over the campfire.

33. Foil Wrapped Camping Hot Dogs

Everybody loves a delicious hot dog while camping, but what about a pig-in-a-blanket? They were my favorite growing up.

Well, you can have them over the campfire now. You place the hot dog on a skewer, wrap the dog in a canned crescent roll, wrap it in foil, and roast over the campfire.

34. Camping Mac-n-Cheese

Who doesn’t love mac-n-cheese? I have gluten issues and will still indulge in macaroni and cheese on occasion. It’s a delicious comfort food loved by people of all ages.

Which is why it should be included on your next camping trip. This recipe allows you to bake the mac-n-cheese in an aluminum container over a campfire and have a gooey, cheesy side dish to your campfire dinner.

35. Campfire Cones

The first time I saw these cones, I knew they had to be included on every camping trip I took from then on.

If you’re looking for a delicious campfire dessert, try these cones which are filled with chocolate, marshmallows, and fruit. They’re finished by being wrapped in foil and toasted over a campfire.

36. Camping Quesadillas

My youngest child loves quesadillas. He’s an extremely picky eater and there for a while, quesadillas is all he would eat.

Which is why I knew this campfire recipe was worth sharing. Quesadillas can be made with many variations making them both adult and kid-friendly.

37. Campfire Beer Cheese Dip

When you go camping, food is part of the process. You sit around a campfire, talking, and eating. It’s the way it is.

But you need to have good food to keep the conversation going. When you need a good camping snack, try this beer cheese dip and pair it with pretzel bread.

38. Campfire Baked Apples

Baked apples can be a delicious and simple dessert to enjoy when camping. You hollow out the inside of the apple and fill with anything of your choice.

This particular recipe shows the apples filled with dried fruit and nuts. However, you could fill it with caramels and chocolates on top of the nuts or fruit as well.

39. Campfire Spinach Dip

Spinach dip is amazing. When I was younger, I wasn’t a huge fan of it. But one day, something clicked. The mixture of the spinach and the delicious cheese was enough to get me hooked.

Since I now love it, you can imagine I’m over the moon knowing it can be prepared in a foil packet at the campsite. The next time you camp, give it a try.

40. Campfire Popcorn

Popcorn and camping are almost as commonplace as S’mores and camping. Yet, there’s an art to popping popcorn over an open fire.

This tutorial will walk you through the process. Once you get the hang of it, you have an inexpensive snack you can munch on as you sit around a campfire.

41. Campfire Whiskey BBQ Chicken

Making sure you get enough protein on a regular basis is important. But when you’re camping, protein is even more important. It keeps you fueled longer.

Which is why this recipe for Whiskey BBQ chicken is something every camper should know about and learn how to make. It’s a delicious way to stay fueled and full while out camping.

Now you have 41 different recipes to choose from for your next camping trip. These foods should keep you full while you’re making memories with those closest to you.

It should also be a delicious way to spend your camping vacation. I’m sure everyone in your family will find a new favorite somewhere on this list.

10 Easy Campfire Recipes to Try This Summer

Whether you’re away at the campground or settling in for a fun staycation, one of the best things about camping is slowing down and doing a little campfire cooking. Campfire meals look different to everyone. Maybe that means whittling your own roasting sticks for marshmallows and hot dogs. Or maybe you prefer a more elaborate setup with a grill and a cast iron skillet. Either way, it’s all about enjoying the outdoors while sitting by the campfire.

If you’re ready to try some new camping recipes to make over the open fire, we’re here to help! In this post you’ll find campfire meals made using super easy foil packets, the trusty cast iron skillet and traditional grilling on a grate. Summer campfire cooking has never been so easy or tasted so good!

1. S’mores Three Ways

Ready for the s’mores remix album? You’ll find great tracks such as Strawberry S’mores, Chocolate S’mores 2.0 and Peanut Butter S’mores. All destined to be on your Top 40 Campfire Recipes for summers to come.

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2. Hot Dogs with Quick Cast-Iron Beans

Source: Country Living

After a day of activities—be it hiking, biking or swimming, or taking a chance to relax—you’ll be ready to eat. This is among the easiest camping meals to prepare.

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3. Chicken and Black Bean Nachos

Source: Country Living

The trusty foil packet makes yet another easy and delicious camper casserole in a neat aluminum foil pouch. This time nachos get the treatment.

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4. Marinated Chicken and Onion Kebabs

Source: Country Living

Marinade is a game changer, as you probably know. This chicken breast and onion skewer combo team up with fire-grilled flatbread to take your campsite supper to the next level.

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5. Cast Iron Skillet S’mores

Source: Country Living

S’mores by any other name, in any other shape, will taste as awesome. Plus, mini cast iron skillets! The cute factor alone makes it a must-try.

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6. Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets

Source: Damn Delicious

Easy to prepare ahead of time, this foil packet recipe is sure to earn a permanent place on the campfire recipe roster. Make sure to keep the shrimp chilled and transported in a cooler, of course, unless you’re prepping and heading right over to slip it on the barbie.

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7. Campfire Breakfast Burger

Source: Jelly Toast

Just because breakfast is in the name doesn’t mean you can only eat it in the morning. This will taste great any time!

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8. Beer-Braised Chicken

Source: Country Living

Everyone loves beer and everyone loves chicken. As a result, everyone double-loves this recipe. Can’t argue with math.

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9. Fiery Campfire Veggies

Source: Bless Her Heart Y’all

We’re bringin’ the heat now. Drizzle and sizzle with olive oil, sriracha and dusting of crushed red pepper flakes. And let everything commingle in the cast iron skillet for a bit.

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10. Hawaiian BBQ Pork Walking Taco

Source: The Gunny Sack

Hello, flavor explosion! Involuntary mouth watering has just commenced.

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If you’re looking for more great camping recipes, check out these grilling ideas and even some of these brunch ideas!


12. Cornbread

You will find a few different breads in this list – bread is so versatile as it can be eaten with spicy food, sweetened with maple syrup, or served with cheese, pickles, and other relishes.

This cornbread is even more versatile… you can find out how to make it here. The recipe requires eggs and milk – take along long-life milk for camping and eggs will last out of the refrigerator for a couple of weeks.

13. French Toast on the Campfire

This one was so delicious we just had to include it. It does use whole milk and eggs, but if the fresh strawberry garnish is going to be a problem no one is going to complain if you bring along some strawberry preserve or simply use a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar.

I love the fact that is uses a whole loaf of bread so there will be enough for seconds for a fairly good bunch of people round the campfire. Learn how to do it here.

14. Campfire Potatoes

What is so good about this recipe is that the potatoes are sliced up before being wrapped in the foil with all the yummy ingredients. For anyone who has spent time trying to bake a whole potato on the fire and ended up with a charred outside and just a bit of edible potato in the middle this one will make everyone much happier.

The onion, parsley, cheese and Worcestershire sauce all add to the flavor. See how to make them here. They can be done on their own as a vegetarian lunch or as an accompaniment to grilled meat for dinner.

15. Vegetarian Casserole

After a morning hike that started early to watch the sunrise from a vantage point it’s always good to get back to camp and have a hearty casserole that will be ready within an hour – 10 minutes preparation time and 40 minutes cook time.

Most of the ingredients for this recipe are canned but you’ll need some red and yellow peppers, carrots, and courgettes which may need transporting in a cooler box, and it uses plenty of herbs and spices which can be transported dry – no need for fresh.

Make this vegetable casserole in a Dutch oven or in a heavy skillet over the fire.

16. Dutch Oven Frito Pie

Fritos form the base then you add the chilli and beans and onion then the cheese gets melted all over for this super delicious meal over the fire. If you don’t have time used canned chilli, but this recipe does advocate making the chilli from scratch – whatever you have time for!

This is how to make your Frito pie.

17. Fiery Campfire Veggies

If you take along fresh corn on the cob, sweet peppers, zucchini and other veggies like sweet potato and butternut you can use this recipe but change it out with other veggies.

They are quick and easy to make and so wholesome and good, you won’t even miss meat at this lunchtime meal. In the evening you may want to add a little grilled meat.

The cast iron skillet is what IMHO gives this its special taste, plus of course the spices. For kids you may want to go easy on the spices.

18. Butternut Soup

Butternut soup is always a favorite, and this recipe is suited to camping as you don’t need cream – instead the added flavor comes from a can of chicken stock.

Personally, I’d leave out the celery as it can go limp quickly if not in a cooler, but the potatoes, onion, butternut and carrot all travel and last well. The only ingredient you need to keep cool is the butter.

You can find the recipe here. Serve it with Dutch Oven bread – see the next recipe

19. Dutch Oven Bread

Dutch oven bread brings campers together over the deliciously warm slices slathered with butter and maybe some homemade jam you have brought along. Serve as a side with soup, or to soak up all the delicious juices from a hearty stew – see recipe #32.

Here’s one way to make Dutch Oven Bread and all it needs is 4 ingredients – bread flour, active dry yeast, kosher salt and water.

20. Native American Fry Bread

Some flour, baking powder, salt, and water are all you need for the bread, plus some oil for frying – easy standard ingredients to take camping that require no refrigeration.

Serve the frybreads for breakfast with scrambled egg or bacon, for lunch with beans or soup… or whatever your imagination conjures up. I do notice people crave something sweet on camping trips so a homemade jar of blackberry or strawberry jam would go down well with these hot from the pan.

21. Red Beans and Rice

The beans will need pre-soaking – do this the night before or in the morning before heading out for a hike or other adventure. The beans will require some time to cook – around 1 ½ to 2 hours, so get the beans going early before the evening hunger pangs set in.

This is a vegetarian recipe but you can easily throw some sausages on the grill, slice them up and add to the beans if campers require meat! The bell pepper may need to be kept in a cooler box but otherwise the ingredients are all pretty much dry ones – even the stock cubes.

Make in a Dutch oven and cook over a slow fire. Cook the rice up just before you are ready to serve so it is warm and fluffy. See how to cook red beans and rice here.

22. Dutch Oven Banana Bread

If you follow the instructions given in this recipe you’ll have delicious slices of banana bread to enjoy with coffee while the fire crackles. What makes it easy is they suggest mixing the dry ingredients at home and putting in a container.

Then all you have to do at camp is add the bananas, eggs, and butter – the bourbon they say is optional!

23. Bobotie – A Cape Malay Recipe

A South African dish with roots in Cape Malay culture Bobotie is made from beef mince and has Indonesian/ Malaysian spices, and fruit to create a dish you’ll be coming back for.

It’s all pretty easy to put together in your Dutch oven, and then you leave it to cook slowly so all the spices permeate the meat, once you have sprinkled the beaten egg and milk over the mince mix. Be adventurous and try it!

Serve with white rice and lentils, or rice cooked with a little turmeric to give it the traditional yellow color. See the steps to making bobotie here.

24. Halloumi Burgers (Vegetarian)

For this lunch recipe you’ll need some fresh stuff like a tomato and lettuce as well as hummus and halloumi cheese to put on the brioche buns – probably a good one to do on the first day of camping before the lettuce starts wilting and the buns go stale. See how easy it is to do here.

S’mores Skillet

Take your s'mores experience to a whole new level with this s'mores skillet! What's better on a summer night than chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers?



Place the EVOO in an 8-inch cast-iron skillet and put it in the oven while it preheats.

Alternately, you can place it on your grill or over a grate on a campfire.

After about 5 minutes and using oven mitts, remove the skillet from the oven. Add the 1 tbsp Colavita olive oil and swirl to coat the bottom and sides of the pan.

Add chocolate chips in an even layer on the bottom of the skillet. Arrange marshmallows over the surface of the chocolate chips, covering the chocolate completely. Return to oven (or grill/campfire) and bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until marshmallows are toasted.

Remove from oven and let it rest for 5 minutes. Serve warm with graham crackers for dipping.