24 Quick and Easy Camping Food Ideas Delighting Your Tastebuds During the Adventure

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Camping is not just about treating yourself with a good dose of thrill and adventure, but also step a little into the serenity of nature, away from the hustle and bustle of your city life. But, this also comes with a challenge to find good meal options that you can carry along, or simply prepare over the campfire. If you could crack the code to putting together delicious treats at the camp by taking these 24 Camping Food recipes as the inspiration, you would agree that campfire food is perhaps, one of the most awesome kind of yummies out there!

Quick and Easy Camping Food Ideas

1. Campfire Cones : Fun and Easy Summer Dessert

Campfire Cones : Fun and Easy Summer Dessert

Keep those sugar cravings satisfied while you are out for camping with a super handy dessert that packs a bundle of sweet treats in a yummy and crispy waffle ice cream cone. Lots of utterly gooey marshmallows stuffed inside the cone are a great twist to regular S’mores desserts, while opening a whole world of possibilities when it comes to other topping ingredients or accompaniments. This inspiration by Hip2Save adds loads of Reese’s peanut butter cups, some Rolos, a handful of chocolate chips, pieces of chocolate bars, butterscotch chips, some bananas, and lastly, juicy raspberries and strawberries to the campfire cone, but you can go for just about any treat that suits your whims and tastes. To savour the cones, all you need to do is stuff them with the toppings and marshmallows, cover with a sheet of foil and heat them over campfire for a few minutes.

Idea Details : hip2save

2. Campfire Ham and Cheese Bread

Campfire Ham and Cheese Bread

Kickstart your day at the camp with a downright delicious meal option that will leave everyone feeling warm and satisfied – a bread loaded with ham and cheese, versatile enough of being the chief part of your breakfast, lunch and even dinner. Speaking of the ingredients, you are going to need a loaf of French or Italian bread, some softened butter, mustard, some Swiss cheese slices, and a few slices of deli ham to get going with this super simple camping food recipe. The key is to make 10-12 cuts in the loaf of bread without cutting all the way to the bottom, further stuffing it with the remaining ingredients and wrap the loaf in a sheet of greased oil. Simply let it cook on barbecue or campfire for about 25 minutes, turning the sandwich in between, and voila! Your pull-apart sandwich is all serve-ready.

Idea Details : mommykatandkids

3. Kid’s Favorite Camping Food : Campfire Donuts

Kid's Favorite Camping Food : Campfire Donuts

Sheer scrumptiousness is the word for these campfire donuts that are surely going to be the favorite of the kiddos, but won’t fail to win over the grown ups as well. And yes, the recipe for the donuts is such an easy to put together deal that even the kids can help you out with some camp cooking, specially with shaping the donuts using their fingers by poking a hole in the very middle of the dough balls. The recipe doesn’t call for more than 3 ingredients, including lots of biscuit dough, some vegetable oil and some cinnamon sugar, while a single cookware, that’s a cast iron pan does all the magic. Once you place the pan on the grate over the fire and heat oil in it, you just have to fry the donuts until they turn golden brown. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top and eat them after allowing the treat to cool for some time.

Idea Details : musthavemom

4. Campfire Pizza Nachos Recipe

Campfire Pizza Nachos Recipe

Prepared in a cast iron skillet, nachos and pizza combined together in an all-new recipe can be a wonderful preparation for catering to that quick hunger craving at the camp. After all, how can you go wrong with loads of tortilla chips smothered in a homemade garlic cream sauce, adorned with a rich vegetable topping and cheese? The garlic sauce is actually a blend of unsalted butter, some olive oil, a few garlic cloves, heavy cream, some milk, Parmesan cheese, a little salt, pepper and red pepper flakes heated over a saucepan until it thickens. How the chips turn into a pizza is about drizzling the sauce all over them, and layering the topping of onions, olives, pepperoni, bell pepper, and colby jack cheese between chips. The cheese would turn all bubbly and veggies look crispy after you cook it on fire for a few minutes.

Idea Details : cookingwithjanica

5. Camping Hot Dog Recipe

Camping Hot Dog Recipe

A campfire treat to die for comes to life when you have got loads of crescent rolls on hand and some pre-made hot dogs from the store. The decadent recipe features a hot dog with a chewy blanket of mouth-watering roasted crescent roll dough, having a long skewer placed in the ends of the hot dogs. The steps of preparation are nothing complicated, but a simple opening of your crescent rolls and wrapping long pre-cut triangles around each of the hot dogs is the key to getting it all done. Once you wrap your crescent covered hot dogs in a sheet of aluminum foil, all you need to do is roast them over the campfire while turning the stick in between. Cooking them for a maximum of 20 minutes will do, and you can savor them warm after removing the foil. The meal reaches all new heights of awesomeness when you pair the hot dogs with some ketchup or mustard.

Idea Details : frugalcouponliving

6. Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs

Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs

Chicken loaded kebabs as gorgeous to look at as they are toothsome to eat are nothing short of a complete crowd pleaser. Combining a wholesome dose of protein, veggies and unbeatable flavours of rightly sweet pineapple and chicken of course, these island-inspired Hawaiian chicken kebabs are going to create a truly fulfilling meal, while also being quite easy to put together. The super tender chicken is all credits to letting them marinate in a mixture of some ketchup, olive oil, brown sugar, soy sauce, pineapple juice, rice vinegar, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, a little pepper and salt. Apart from pineapple, you have got yummy veggies, including bell pepper and red onion threaded into the skewers along with the pieces of chicken. The preparation is grilled for some time, coating it with another brushing of the remaining marinade, finally serving it warm.

Idea Details : cookingclassy

7. Cajun Style Grill Foil Packets

Cajun Style Grill Foil Packets

Tossing a few ever-successful yummies together in a clever fashion ends up in one breathtakingly tasty foil dinner, that not only comes handy at the camp, but is also surprisingly easy to prepare. Once you throw the food in, you simply fold the grill foil packets up and put them over a grill, or in an oven, or the campfire, and the no-mess dish comes to life. What’s great about the recipe is that you can assemble the packets ahead of time and just let them cook on the fire when you are at the camp. For these cajun style grill foil packets, you go for some pieces of corn on the cob, some washed and cubed red potatoes, uncooked shrimp, smoked sausage cut into chunks, melted butter, some chicken broth, a little Cajun/Creole seasoning, salt and pepper. You can always bring some tweaks to the contents of the foil packet, according to the preferred food choices of each of the family members.

Idea Details : favfamilyrecipes

8. Campfire Orange Cinnamon Rolls

Campfire Orange Cinnamon Rolls

Try irresistible individual treats that are showered by the goodness of cinnamon and the tangy element of oranges, disguised as these wonderful campfire orange cinnamon rolls. Apart from the oranges, you are going to need pre-made cinnamon rolls and some aluminium foil to get started with the simple camping food recipe. Scoop out the contents of the oranges using a spoon after you cut a 2 inch circle from the top, followed by placing one cinnamon roll in each of the oranges, putting the lid back on, and wrapping them in foil. Allow the treats to bake in the coals for a few minutes and add a glorious drizzle of frosting on top of the roll while they are still hot to make them moist and tender. Undoubtedly, the simple 2-ingredient deal makes for a great camping breakfast.

Idea Details : oleanderandpalm

9. Camping Quesadillas

Camping Quesadillas

You must whip up these delectable quesadillas before you and your family camp out – and that’s all because of the sheer deliciousness they come up with, that too with a truly easy-to-follow recipe. The hot and cheesy camping quesadillas prepared on the grate right over your campfire are going to establish themselves as your year-round favorite once you give them a try. The folded flour tortilla bread has got yummy grilled and sliced chicken breasts as its main portion, enchanted by a spread of Tostitos salsa con queso at the bottom, along with a topping of black beans and lots of shredded Mexican blend cheese. The quesadillas are placed on a piece of tin foil to get them ready for the grate. Allow the tortilla to turn crispy and the cheese to melt, finally eating them right from the foil.

Idea Details : cupcakediariesblog

10. Campfire Cinnamon Roll-Ups

Campfire Cinnamon Roll-Ups

Crescent rolls have been quite a camping staple for years, but this version to the treat is just out of this world. Not at all overly sweet, the cinnamon rollups are put together using no more than 3 ingredients that are easy to carry along, including some crescent rolls, some sugar, and cinnamon. Also, you are going to need some wooden skewers and just a matter of 5 minutes to get the roll-ups all set and done. You begin with combining cinnamon and sugar in a bowl, separating the crescent rolls and wrapping them around the skewers. The rolls become oh so rich when they are wrapped in the cinnamon sugar mixture and cooked over campfire, while rotating several times in between. Add the much needed gloss with a drizzle of powdered sugar and water. The author suggests to serve the roll-ups with some campfire scrambled eggs and orange juice to make an amazing camping breakfast.

Idea Details : almostsupermom

11. Campfire Mexican Street Corn

Campfire Mexican Street Corn

You wouldn’t regret making a batch of Mexican street corn that comes to your rescue at those brunch hours at the camp. Bursting with authentic Mexican flavours the moment you take a bit into it, this corn grills although, takes a little time to get properly cooked, the end results are surely worth the effort. Grill the corn over the campfire and coat it with lots of mayo and cilantro while it’s still hot. A sprinkling of lime, chilli powder and Parmesan cheese once it cools down adds more charm to it. Not creating the need for any utensils to serve, corn-on-the-cob surely establishes itself as one of the top choices in the list of easy-to-make handheld camping food. You’ll have the corn ready in just a few minutes, if you forge this recipe by Saving Money Camping in a step-by-step fashion.

Idea Details : savingmoneycamping

12. Campfire Bacon

Campfire Bacon

How can you ever miss bacon when talking about the most flavorful options for some quick-to-make camping food? And yes, this one is a surprising, single-ingredient recipe that only comes to life with loads and loads of bacon strips doing the fabulousness. Weaving strips of bacon one by one onto a skewer while leaving a little gap between the weaves is the key to achieving super cherishing, crispy bacons strips. Of course, the campfire does all the work here, but to get evenly cooked brown strips, make sure you rotate the skewers every 5 minutes. Just a matter of 30 minutes is all it takes to get the meal savour-ready. Isn’t it a marvellous way to treat the campers with the tender yet crispy delight of bacon?

Idea Details : zestuous.stfi

13. Grilled Fruit Skewers with Easy Yogurt Dip

Grilled Fruit Skewers with Easy Yogurt Dip

One just can’t get enough of a juicy-turned-crispy goodness like these grilled fruit skewers that get a dash of extra flavour with a super easy to make yogurt dip. That sweet cinnamon glaze that coats the fruits goes miraculously well with the dip that combines some fat-free Greek vanilla yogurt, some Truvia nectar or honey, a little ground cinnamon, some vanilla extract, cinnamon, and Truvia baking blend together. The chopped fruit combo here packs loads of nectarines, peaches and pineapple, but it’s totally up to you to customize the same. The slices threaded onto the skewers cook perfect in just about 5 minutes and should be served once they cool down. Kiddos who trouble you by running away from fresh chopped fruit are surely going to fall head over heels in love with this take on the thing, asking for more every single time!

Idea Details : yummyhealthyeasy

14. Campfire Banana Boats Recipe!

Campfire Banana Boats Recipe

A super sweet snack that’s easy to pack up for that much-needed energy boost between the meals to let you make the most of your camping adventures! And it’s great how everyone can have their own individual packets housing this 4-ingredient choco-licious dessert that blends in creamy bananas with ooey gooey marshmallows, coconut flakes and lots of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. Once you grab a banana and make a careful lengthwise cut down the center of the fruit, you are all set to stuff it with the aforesaid sweet goodies to make it work up so many different textures on your taste buds. Wrap the fruit in a sheet of aluminium foil and allow it to cool over campfire coals or a grill on barbecue for about 10-15 minutes. How the ingredients melt into each other forming one heck of a dessert is just splendorous.

Idea Details : diythrill

15. Hot Ham and Swiss Croissants

Hot Ham and Swiss Croissants

How rich and capable of satisfying full-time meal cravings these croissants are makes it seem too good to be true that they are equally quick and effortless to whip up. The hot sandwich is actually a super buttery croissant that gets that extra relishing flavour from the honey mustard sauce that is spread on the split sandwich to achieve ultimate perfection. But, the most satisfying and melty element about the croissant in a filling of warm ham and gooey cheese piled on both sides of the split croissant. What’s even more amazing is that you can whip up the sandwich ahead of time and stash it in the fridge until you need to serve it to the campers whenever they get food cravings! Just set the sandwich in the refrigerator, packed in a foil and let it bake for a few minutes before serving.

Idea Details : lifewiththecrustcutoff

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