Camping Food Ideas You'll Love

By GirlCarnivore

Getting outside doesn't mean giving up on flavor. These recipes are made for campfire cooking. Whether you are cooking on a Coleman, over a live fire, or on a portable grill, from cast iron garlic shrimp to breakfast burritos these recipes are loaded with easy tips and tricks to ensure you're next adventure is filled  with great food!

Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos

Whether you are prepping for a camping trip or just want to stock the freezer with an easy grab and go breakfast, these make-ahead breakfast burritos are individually wrapped favorites every time!

Campfire Grilled Tomahawk Steak

There are few things better than the flavor of perfectly marbled, juicy, beefy steaks cooked over an open fire. This grilled Tomahawk Steak Recipe gets a kiss of smoke from the flame that puts it over the top! Easier to make than you might think, so light that campfire and make this thick-cut steak today!

Dutch Oven Mac and Cheese

When it comes to comfort food, it doesn’t get much better than creamy macaroni and cheese. This easy Dutch oven mac and cheese is incredibly creamy but also loaded with rich umami flavors for a more adult spin on everyone’s favorite side dish. Made in cast iron, with pasta boiled ahead of time,  it’s a perfect recipe for a camping trip or just because.

Easy Garlic Butter Shrimp

This garlic butter shrimp recipe is delicious, quick, and easy! Just a few ingredients are all you need for this incredibly simple but crazy delicious recipe. Serve these buttery garlicky shrimp as a standalone dish with crusty bread (to sop up all the goodness), as a topping for steak, or folded into pasta for scampi.

Dutch Oven White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili is a perfect hearty dish begging to be simmered in a cast-iron Dutch oven. With a thick creamy base, beans, and peppers it’s a mild blend of spice and pulled chicken to feed the family over the campfire or at home. This version has charred corn and sliced jalapenos for a little extra pop that everyone loves!

Cast Iron Chorizo O'Brien Hash

This easy camping breakfast is a favorite. A chorizo O’Brien hash, made with quick O’Brien potatoes sauteed in cast iron and mixed with spicy sausage before cracking eggs on top and letting it all come together. The bonus avocado crema takes boring camp meals to a whole new level.

Garlic Steak and Potato Foil Packs

This is one of those crafty little foil packs that you toss right onto the fire while camping. Loaded with yellow potatoes, onions, mushrooms, and of course, garlicky buttery beef, it’s a classic steak and potatoes combo that everyone loves!

Campfire Grilled Chicken Panini

Forget boring campfire food and canned crap. Let’s start making cooking over the open fire fun again – and damned delicious. Try this Campfire Grilled Chicken Panini Recipe

Grilled Chicken Chilaquiles Verdes

Chicken chilaquiles verde use up leftover chicken and crispy tortilla chips, all tossed in a comforting green salsa and cooked on the grill. Perfect as a 20-minute camping recipe or just because you want to cook breakfast al fresco.

Meat Lovers Skillet Frittata

A skillet frittata is my favorite way to use up leftovers and create a hearty breakfast all in one skillet and without baking – but totally on the cooktop or camp stove while camping! Oh, and did I mention it’s for the carnivores, this Meat Lovers Frittata!

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