Get ready for your next family camping trip with these camping recipes that take your campfire cooking way beyond s’mores. With foil packet meals, grilled chicken recipes, camping breakfasts and even the infamous walking taco, your family will be singing your praises and going to sleep with full bellies. Get the campfire ready!
Campfire Breakfast Burritos
We know you've got a big day ahead and the monkeys are a little slow on their feet, so try this on-the-go breakfast from Alaska from Scratch. While they call for prep-work at home, all you'll need to do the morning of is heat all the ingredients together, wrap it up in foil and cook it on the fire for a toasty, melty burrito that will fuel your day.
Campfire Skillet Potatoes and Eggs
There's nothing better to start a day on the right foot than a camping breakfast. Think a big skillet of potatoes, eggs and cheese cooked over the campfire. This recipe from Over the Fire Cooking combines breakfast sausage, potatoes and onions that get topped with eggs for the perfect runny-yolk goodness.
This sweet recipe from Almost Supermom will get everyone in on the action. All you need is a tube of crescent rolls, cinnamon sugar and a frosting drizzle if you like. Using s'mores skewers, roll the crescent dough around the skewer and roll in the cinnamon sugar. Cook over a campfire for about five minutes, rotating frequently. Top with a drizzle of frosting.
Chorizo Stuffed Bell Pepper
Get veggies into the kids early in the day with this easy recipe from Over the Fire Cooking. After cooking chorizo with onions, add the filling to bell peppers and top with an egg. Cook until the egg is done to your preference. YUM.
Campfire Blueberry Crisp
Using your cast iron skillet or a foil baking dish, top blueberries with a crisp topping that's made by combining oats, cinnamon, sugar and spices. Dab with butter, cover with foil and bake away! Mommy Hates Cooking says that you can use any fresh fruit that you have or even canned fruit in place of the blueberries. Top it with vanilla ice cream that you can make in a bag and HEAVEN. Bonus: leftovers are perfect for breakfast.
Leftover Campfire Hash
Use up leftover steak from last night's dinner in this delicious hash from Campfireskillz. Sauté cubed sweet potato, leftover steak, onions and spinach in olive oil. Top with eggs for runny-delicious goodness.
Mediterranean Salmon in Foil Packets
This five-ingredient recipe from The Seasoned Mom will have a flavorful dinner on the picnic table in no time. Top fresh salmon with pesto, tomatoes, onions and feta and seal those babies up in heavy-duty foil. Cook over indirect campfire heat until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
Pineapple Upside-Down Bonfire Cake
This brilliantly-easy dessert (or breakfast?) from The Starving Chef uses store-bought individual shortcakes, canned pineapple rings, brown sugar and maraschino cherries to create this kid-favorite treat over the campfire.
You just might incorporate the deliciousness of walking tacos into your at-home life after you've tried them while camping. Cook ground meat in a skillet and add your preferred taco seasoning. Using individual bags of chips like Fritos or Doritos, split the bag down the side and open it wide over a bowl. Top with taco meat, cheese, sour cream and whatever other toppings you like.
BBQ Chicken & Veggies Foil Packets
Thrifty Jinxy offers up this chicken and veggie foil packet recipe that is kid approved. Using small chunks of chicken or thin-sliced chicken breasts, add your favorite veggies and a dollop of BBQ sauce to your foil packet and seal them up nice and tight. Cook over the campfire for a few minutes until the chicken is cooked through and enjoy!
Molten Lava Campfire Brownie in an Orange Cup
This recipe from Tablespoon is super easy and fun as it cooks the brownie right inside an orange peel! Use your favorite boxed brownie mix and get these puppies baking over the fire in no time.
This classic option requires very little prep work and can be modified with whatever veggies and proteins you like. Start by marinating your cubed protein in your favorite teriyaki sauce and popping those babies in the freezer at home. Let them defrost at the campsite and skewer them up with your favorite veggies like peppers and mushrooms, or even fruits like pineapple. Grill them over a fire until you reach the desired doneness.
For this delicious campfire treat, start by peeling a portion of the banana and splitting the banana down the middle length-wise. You can stuff it with whatever you'd like including chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, Teddy Grahams and trail mix. Wrap each banana in foil and roast over the fire. Let these guys cool off before you enjoy them as the banana will be hot!
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