30 Best Camping Recipes – Easy Meals for Camping – The Pioneer Woman

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There’s nothing like cooking over an open fire! 🏕️
If you’re planning a camping trip this summer, you’re not alone! Memorial Day weekend isn’t just the unofficial start of grilling season, it’s also when families all over the country head out into the wilderness as a way to disconnect and explore nature. But before you set out on your camping adventure, don’t forget to stock up on camping essentials—like outdoor tents, coolers, and a portable grill. Of course, you’ll also want to be prepared with a menu of camping recipes to keep your family full and satisfied.
Here, you’ll find a list of campfire dinners, trail mixes, and hearty breakfasts cooked over an open fire. Plus, everything you need to prepare a camping feast that’s easier (and tastier) than ever, including make-ahead camping tips and time-saving ideas so you can get back to enjoying the great outdoors. When the Drummond kids were little, they used to go out camping along the creek every year. “They fish and play and build a fire, and they talk and lie back and look at the stars,” says Ree Drummond. They would also eat all the staple “campout grub”—like skillet cornbread and sausages. Read on to find those camping recipes and more, including foil-packet ideas, simple skewers, cast iron skillet recipes, and BBQ sides. Then, to give your camping trip the sweet ending it deserves, there are skillet cobblers and s’mores desserts—because it wouldn’t be camping with roasted marshmallows.
Flank steak is a long and thin cut of beef, so it doesn’t take forever to cook which means it’s perfect for camping. Grill the steak for 3 to 5 minutes per side and serve it up with a side of beans—it’s that easy!
Get the Simple Grilled Flank Steak recipe.
Don’t even bother with boiling these potatoes! Just toss them with the poblano peppers, butter, heavy cream, and spices, then tightly secure the foil packets and grill.
Get Ree’s Poblano-Potato Bundles recipe.
This is Ree’s “all-time favorite cornbread recipe.” Make one for your camping trip and one for a snack right now—you won’t regret it!
Get Ree’s Skillet Cornbread recipe.
Grilled hot dogs, barbecue sauce, and crunchy slaw is the perfect flavor combination. Prepare the slaw in advance for an easy camping meal.
Get Ree’s BBQ Hot Dogs with Cilantro Slaw recipe.
This trendy summer dessert combines traditional s’mores ingredients with ice cream cones for a mess-free treat that everyone in the family will love.
Get the Campfire Cones recipe.

You can make this marinade up to four days in advance and store in a mason jar so you can pack it up for your next camping trip. Just be sure to only marinade the chicken for up to four hours.
Get the Grilled Chicken Marinade recipe.
These handheld skewers make it easy for everyone to grill their own dinner. Serve it up with a side of pre-made orzo or your favorite pasta salad.
Get Ree’s Beef-Vegetable Kebabs recipe.
This method of grilling corn leaves some of the husk in place to help steam the corn, but exposes some of the kernels for that ultimate charred look.
Get the Grilled Corn on the Cob recipe.
Homemade burger patties will make your campout feel extra-special. Then, when it comes to the toppings, keep things simple with lettuce, tomato, and red onion.
Get the Classic Cheeseburger recipe.
You can find lemon-pepper seasoning at most supermarkets, but making your own is easier than you might think. Plus, you can prep it ahead and pack it up with your camping essentials to use on rib-eyes, chicken, or even veggies.
Get Ree’s Lemon-Pepper Grilled Rib-Eyes recipe.
Make this tangy pasta salad ahead and serve it up with your favorite mains—it goes with anything from hot dogs to steaks.
Get Ree’s Chipotle Pasta Salad recipe.
Shrimp might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to camping recipes. But this method for making them on skewers makes it easy to cook on an outdoor grill.
Get the Grilled Shrimp Skewers recipe.
Cast iron skillets are the perfect vessel for cooking over a campfire stove or open flame. They’re practically indestructible and they can hold an entire one-pan meal, like this beef taco skillet.
Get Ree’s Beef Taco Skillet recipe.
Just because your camping doesn’t mean you only have to eat canned beans and pre-packaged foods. Sometime a fresh salad is a welcome addition—especially when it’s as easy as this one!
Get Ree’s Wedge Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing recipe.
The only thing better than homemade chili kept warm over an open fire is that chili served over hot dogs with cheese and onions.
Get Ree’s Chipotle Chili Hot Dogs recipe.
You’ll want to make this healthy snack in advance and pack them up for your weekend outdoors. They’re perfect for curbing hunger and keeping you energized while you hike, fish, or simply relax under the stars.
Get the Granola Bars recipe.
A simple sandwich will be a hit for any camp-side lunch. To step things up a notch, add homemade pickles and lots of mayo.
Get Ree’s Ham Sandwiches with Quick Pickles recipe.
Sausage and peppers is such a versatile dish. You can serve it on a platter and let guests help themselves or make sandwiches using toasted rolls.
Get the Grilled Sausages and Peppers recipe.
This 20-minute meal can be transformed with a variety of toppings: Try the classic buffalo sauce and blue cheese or tomato sauce, mozzarella, and basil for pizza burgers.
Get the Homemade Chicken Burgers recipe.
Three ingredients and 10 minutes is all it takes to make this easy skillet dip. Serve it with tortilla chips or spread it into a wrap for an easy dinner.
Get the Sausage Dip recipe.
The pasta, broccoli, and sauce all get cooked in the same skillet for this easy dinner recipe. Its creamy, cheesy, and oh so delicious.
Get the One-Pot Broccoli Alfredo Pasta recipe.
Munch on this sweet and salty mix while you tell ghost stories under the stars. It also makes a great road trip snack for the car ride home.
Get Ree’s Mercantile Snack Mix recipe.
Transform store-bought glazed doughnuts into a campfire sensation with this easy grilling recipe. To make them extra-sweet, serve the doughnuts with strawberry sauce for dipping.
Get Ree’s Doughnut Hole Kebabs recipe.
This comforting mac and cheese is so easy prep and you don’t even need to heat it up. But if you want that gooey, melty cheese, just put it over hot coals until bubbling.
Get the Campfire Mac and Cheese recipe at Live Eat Learn.
Ranch seasoning mix is the key ingredient in this easy foil packet dinner. It gives the chicken and potatoes a ton of flavor. Plus, it pairs with with the crispy bacon on top!
Get the Bacon Ranch Chicken Foil Packet recipe at Dinner at the Zoo.
This twist on an apple crisp makes individual parcels filled with tender, cinnamon-spiced apples and crumbly topping. It’s so warm and cozy!
Get the Campfire Apple Crisp Foil Packet recipe at Recipes from a Pantry.
This addicting snack mix is covered in a spicy blend of seasonings. But the best part is—the healthy nuts are great for keeping you satisfied whether your hiking or fishing.
Get the Cajun Trail Mix recipe at Eating Bird Food.
You can’t go wrong with classic grilled s’mores, but for other fun ideas try swapping out the chocolate for Nutella or using Oreos instead of graham crackers.
Get the S’mores Four Ways recipe at Dinner Then Dessert.
Don’t forget about breakfast on your camping trip! They can be made ahead, wrapped in foil, and heated up in hot coals.
Get the Camping Breakfast Burrito recipe at Taste and Tell Blog.
These personal pizza pockets are made in a pie iron pan. It’s a fun and inexpensive grill tool that’s worth picking up if you do a lot of camping.
Get the Pie Iron Pizza recipe at Fresh Off the Grid.


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