These easy Camping Meals are perfect for on-the-go, over the fire and making ahead! Foil pack dinners, campfire meals and cast iron recipes to bring on your next camping trip!
Camping season is here and our whole family is excited!
While we’re not really into roughing it, we’re not driving around a luxury 40 foot long RV either 😉
We have a comfortable camper trailer that we love to take out and explore new campgrounds and spend some good quality family time together outdoors.
For this reason, I’ve been stocking up on all kinds of camping meals to take along with us — from campfire treats, cast iron cooking, make ahead meals and everything in between!
What are the essentials for great camping meals?
Easy: Camping is supposed to be fun, family time, and I don’t want to spend a lot of time cooking! Who does? These recipes are easy to make on the go, or they check some of my other all-important boxes down below.
Portable: No one wants to lug around a bunch of ingredients, pans and utensils. These camping meals are simple to bring along and won’t take up a lot of valuable space.
Quick prep or prep ahead: If I’m going to make something for camping that has multiple components (a homemade sauce, chopped veggies, etc.) you better believe I’m making some of it at home. If I have to have 3 or 4 pots or pans going at once when I’m camping, it’s likely not going to happen.
Not use a lot of dishes: Again, who likes doing dishes when they’re camping? I don’t cook in foil a lot, but it’s great for saving on dishes when you’re out in the middle of nowhere (and want to enjoy your time in the middle of nowhere 😉 )
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3 Day Camping Menu Plan — includes a shopping list and storage tips!
Foil Pack Camping Meals
Honey Garlic Chicken Foil Packets – simple homemade honey garlic sauce with potatoes and green beans
Chicken Fajita Foil Packets Recipe – Enjoy them straight out of the packet, in a tortilla or on a bed of rice!
Chicken Cordon Bleu Foil Packets – camping comfort food right here! Chicken, ham, potatoes in a simple seasoning and covered in cheese!
Cabbage and Sausage Foil Packets – a classic combination for a reason, made camping style!
Cheesy Grilled Potatoes with Bacon – an easy, prep ahead camping side dish that everyone loves!
Hobo Dinner Hamburger Foil Packs – forget the grill! Throw some burgers in a packet with all the fixings and a side of potatoes.
Easy Monterey Chicken Foil Packets – chicken breasts marinated in a honey balsamic marinade, topped with bbq sauce, cheddar cheese, bacon, tomatoes and green onions.
Chicken Parmesan Foil Packets with Veggies – your favorite comfort food turned easy camping meal!
Sweet Chili Chicken Foil Packets – a little sweet, a little spicy, loaded with veggies!
Grilled Foil Packet Hawaiian Chicken – pineapple, peppers, chicken and a sweet and tangy Hawaiian sauce!
Campfire Potatoes – sliced potatoes, onions and the perfect amount of seasoning!
Vegetable Foil Packs – taking your roasted veggies up a notch by cooking them over the fire in a foil packet!
Cod, Chorizo and Potato Foil Packets – an incredibly flavorful meal, cooked in one convenient package!
Tater Tot Meatball Foil Packets – pure campground comfort food! The kids love this one!
Foil Packet French Toast — the ultimate camping breakfast! This French Toast cooks entirely in a foil packet.
Apple Crisp Foil Packets — don’t forget dessert! These apple crisp packs are even better over the fire.
Cast Iron Cooking
Skillet Philly Cheesesteak Potato Wedges – cheesy potato wedges with thinly sliced beef, peppers and onions.
Skillet Apple Pie Biscuits – an easy but decadent and delicious dessert or breakfast!
Banana Split S’mores Dip – for your late night camping snack needs!
Over the Fire
Caramel Peanut Butter S’mores: graham crackers layered with peanut butter, thick caramel spread, chopped peanuts and of course chocolate! Filled with a toasty marshmallow.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Boats – a camping dessert must have!
Campfire Cinnamon Rolls – yes, this is real! You can cook cinnamon rolls on a stick over the fire!
Cherry Mountain Pie – grab your pie irons and make this easy treat!
Campfire Cones – because what’s a camping trip without s’mores?!
Cold Salads and Sides
Creamy Ranch Bowtie Pasta Salad — easy to prep ahead and bring along!
Easy Potato Salad – this potato salad recipe goes with any of your camping meals!
Tuna Macaroni Salad – a boost of protein from tuna easily makes this a completely make ahead meal!
BLT Egg Salad Jars – cute and totally functional! Prep ahead and enjoy an easy lunch at the campsite.
Homemade Coleslaw Recipe – the perfect side for all of your campground grilling
BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Zucchini & Corn – A fun twist on summer pasta salad!
Cucumber Melon Salad – so fresh and light for a hot day camping!
Caprese Pasta Salad – easy to throw together and travels well in a cooler!