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Introduction

A camping trip is a great way to spend time with your family and friends. Not only is it a fun way to get outside and enjoy nature, but it’s also a great opportunity to cook up some delicious food.

Camping food doesn’t have to be the same old thing. These 27 easy camping meals for family are sure to please everyone in your group. From grilled hot dogs to campfire quesadillas to foil packet meals, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

All of our meals here can be made on your campfire or on your flat top grill!

A few things we recommended are a  campfire cast iron dutch oven with a tripod for stabilizing, a pie iron, some marshmallow skewers, and a campfire pot.

Your whole family will love these delicious meals! And, who knows, maybe you’ll even come up with a new family favorite recipe on your next camping trip!

We hope you enjoy these easy camping meals!  We have sorted our list from breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Try one out on your next family camping trip. And don’t forget to have fun!

Happy cooking!

Breakfast Burritos:

Fill flour tortillas with scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, cheese, and diced potatoes. Roll them up and place on the griddle over your campfire or flat top grill until the tortillas are crispy and the cheese is melted. Serve with some salsa and sour cream.

Biscuits and gravy(skillet biscuits):

Purchase pillsbury can of biscuits (to keep the grocery list and dishes to a minimum) or you can use your own favorite scratch recipe. Gravy:  1 pound breakfast sausage, water & Wondra, whisk until desired consistency. I personally add a little Tabasco or your favorite hot sauce to give a little kick, but if my kids are eating too, I leave that out. I use a cast iron dutch oven for the biscuits and a campfire pot for the gravy.

French toast:

Your Favorite bread dipped in a mixture of eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon.  If you want the whole family involved, have them cook on the campfire in the pie irons or you can cook on a flat top grill. Serve with some butter and syrup…maybe even top with some whip cream!

Omelets:

Beat some eggs and add in your favorite omelet toppings. Best on a flat top grill or frying pan. Some camping meals just need to keep it simple. Serve with toast.

Pancakes:

A camping breakfast favorite. Mix up a batch of your favorite pancake batter and cook them on a griddle over your campfire or on a flat top grill. Serve with some butter and syrup.

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Campfire cinnamon rolls:

Unroll a can of pre-made cinnamon rolls and place them in your campfire dutch oven. Top with some butter, cinnamon, and sugar.  Place dutch oven on the grates over your campfire and cook for about 15 minutes. Carefully open and enjoy!  You can also cook in foil too!

Mountain Man:

Family recipe and Family favorite! Using the cast iron dutch oven and the tripod (for stabilizing, highly recommend). Cook 1lb breakfast sausage and set aside. Layer hashbrowns (with or without onions) on the bottom with oil, a dozen scrambled eggs, 1lb cooked sausage and then shredded cheese. Bake over the campfire until the eggs are set. About 30 minutes. Add in any of your favorite vegetables to change it up.  You will love it!

Easy Campfire Breakfast or Regular Pizza:

Build your campfire and get it going to a medium heat. Cut a thin layer off the top of your pre-made pizza dough round. Spread pizza sauce or barbecue sauce over the dough, and then add your favorite toppings. We like to keep it simple with just cheese and pepperoni, but feel free to get creative! For the breakfast pizza, top with scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, and cheese.  Place the pizza on a piece of aluminum foil, and then place it on the grates over your campfire. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted. Anytime of day is a good time of day for pizza right??

Fruit salad:

Mix together your favorite fruits. Serve with some yogurt or whipped cream. A healthy camping food option!

Yogurt parfaits:

Layer yogurt, granola, and fruit in a cup or jar. Healthy easy camping idea.

PB&J sandwiches:

A classic! Just make your sandwiches as you normally would and enjoy it in the great outdoors.

Campfire grilled cheese:

An easy camping meal and so delicious! This is a great choice to get the kids involved by using the pie iron and make their own right over the campfire.  Alternatively you can use the flat top grill.  Cook for about four minutes per side, or until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted.  Add any meats or veggies to give the grilled cheese a spin and lunch/dinner served! Simply make your grilled cheese

Campfire quesadillas:

Place a flour tortilla on a plate and top with shredded cheese, diced chicken or beef, and chopped veggies. Place another tortilla on top and then place on the grates over your campfire or flat top grill. Cook for about five minutes per side, or until the tortillas are crispy and the cheese is melted. Cut into wedges and enjoy!

Hot dogs/Bratwursts:

A camping food staple! Foil cook your hot dogs or brats on the grates over your campfire or grill. Serve with some ketchup, mustard, and relish. You can even add a side of baked beans that you warm up over the campfire. Who doesn’t love hot dogs when you’re camping??

Hamburgers:

A can’t miss when it comes to camping meals. Grill your burgers on the grates over your campfire or flat top grill. Serve with some cheese, lettuce, tomato, and pickles.

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Foil packet camping meals:

Create foil packet camping meals by placing your favorite ingredients on a piece of aluminum foil. Wrap it up tightly and then place on the grates over your campfire. Cook for about 30 minutes, or until the food is cooked through. Some great ideas are: steak & potatoes, chicken & veggies, sausage & peppers.

Kebabs:

So easy and so delicious! Simply skewer your favorite meats and veggies, brush with some olive oil, and then place on the grates over your campfire. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until the meat is cooked through.

Campfire chili:

Simply make your chili as you normally would and then cook it in your dutch oven or campfire pot on the grates over your campfire. Serve with some shredded cheese, diced onions, and sour cream.  Maybe even a little corn bread!

Campfire Tacos or Walking Tacos:

Fill soft tortillas with grilled chicken or beef, chopped lettuce, diced tomatoes, cheese, and salsa.  So easy on the flat top!  Roll them up and enjoy!  For the Walking Tacos, use your favorite individual bag of Doritos or Fritos, crumble the chips, and add all the taco toppings right into the individual bag of chips…our kids love this “walking taco”!

Lobster Boil:

Who says camping food has to be boring? Boil a large pot of water over your campfire. Add in some seasoning and salt to taste.  Add in corn on the cob, potatoes, sausage, and/or clams.  Allow to cook. Add in your  lobsters. Cook the lobsters for about eight minutes, or until they turn bright red.  Sure to impress and stay on your list of favorite camping meals!

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Campfire foil potatoes:

One of our favorite camping recipes. Cut potatoes into thin slices and mix with butter, garlic, salt & pepper. Place on a piece of aluminum foil and then wrap it up tightly. Place on the grates over your campfire and cook for 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Open up the foil and top with shredded cheese before serving. Enjoy!

S’mores:

This classic camping food is always a hit with kids and adults alike. All you need are some graham crackers, chocolate, marshmallows and marshmallow roasting skewers. Toast your marshmallows over the campfire cooking them until they’re nice and golden brown. Then, sandwich them between two graham crackers with a piece of chocolate in the middle. Yum!

Campfire banana boats:

Slit a banana lengthwise, being careful not to cut all the way through. Fill the slit with your favorite toppings – we like chocolate chips and mini marshmallows – and then wrap in foil.  Place on the grates over your campfire. Cook for about five minutes, or until the banana is soft and the toppings are melted.  Carefully open the foil and enjoy!

S’more Pies:

A twist on a camping food favorite. Preheat your campfire to medium heat. Place a pre-made graham cracker crust on a piece of aluminum foil. Fill the crust with chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and some chopped nuts (optional). Place the pie on the grates over your campfire and cook for about 15 minutes, or until the chocolate is melted and the marshmallows are golden brown. Let cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Pudgy Patties:

Kids favorite! Two slices of bread, buttered with cinnamon and sugar on one side each, fill the center with their favorite pie filling, place in the Pie Iron and cook directly over the fire for a few minutes – check for desired doneness (like a marshmallow).

Chocolate fondue:

Place chocolate chips in a campfire dutch oven or campfire pot. Heat over your campfire until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Serve with some fresh fruit, marshmallows, pretzels, and graham crackers for dipping. One of the best campfire cooking ideas!

Campfire Cobbler:

Simply mix together some Bisquick mix, sugar, milk, and melted butter. Pour into a campfire dutch oven or large cast iron frying pan and then top with canned pie filling (cherry is delicious!). Place the dish on the grates over your campfire and cook for about 20 minutes, or until the cobbler is golden brown and bubbly. Serve with a scoop of ice cream on top! Yum!

Conclusion

As you can see, there are endless possibilities when it comes to easy camping meals for family in the great outdoors. So get creative on your next camping trip and enjoy your camping meals! Happy camping!

Looking for some more easy camping desserts?  Check out our post of 5 Camping Desserts with 5 Ingredients or Less.

On the Keto Diet?  Check out our  easy Keto Camping Meals on your flat top grill.

What are some of your favorite easy camping meals for family? Share in the comments below!

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Peter's passion is the great outdoors. From hiking through the mountains, climbing up tall peaks, skiing down pristine slopes, camping in serene forests, and fishing in tranquil rivers – he's done it all! Nowadays, his mission is to share his passion for the great outdoors with everyone he meets. Click the links to the left to follow him and all our updates on social media!

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