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With these easy camping recipes, you'll be able to plan, pack and prepare delicious camping meals that your family will love.

What makes a good camping recipe?

  • It is quick and easy.
  • Some of the prep work can be done at home.
  • It uses simple, healthy ingredients.
  • It needs few pots or utensils.
  • It makes a delicious and satisfying meal that the whole family will enjoy.
  • It can be cooked over a campfire or on a camp stove.

camping stove

You want to spend your holiday enjoying yourself, not fussing with meals - and with these easy camping recipes, you'll be able to do just that!

Taco Salad

Taco Salad

Lentil Barley Salad

Lentil Salad

Mandarin Black Bean Salad

Mandarin Salad

Coconut Chicken

Coconut Chicken

One-Pot Macaroni with Tuna and Veggies

Mac and Cheese

Balsamic Black Beans

Balsamic Beans

Balsamic-Maple Pork Chops

Easy Pork Chops

Lentil Skillet Supper

Lentil Supper

Mexican Skillet Supper

Mexican Skillet

Easy Beef Supper

Easy Beef Supper

Ham and Cheese Gratin

Ham and Cheese

Pasta with Marinated Artichokes


Easy Baked Beans

Fancy Baked Beans

Backpacking Chili

Backpacking Chili

Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties

I am always testing new recipes for easy camping meals, so bookmark this page and check back often!

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Some of my favorite easy camping recipes.

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As your mother probably told you, breakfast is the most important meal of the day - and that's even more true when you are camping. You need lots of food to fuel your day's adventures!

pancakes and bacon on camping stove

  • Oatmeal is the perfect camping breakfast. It's simple, nutritious, filling - and tasty! You might be surprised to discover how easy it is to cook oatmeal from scratch. Once you've tried the real thing, you won't go back to the prepared sugary packets.


Many of these easy camping recipes for lunch work well for supper, too.

family at picnic table

  • Mandarin Black Bean Salad is an attractive and healthy camping recipe. Served with a handful of crackers or a piece of pita bread, it is a complete meal. As well as being a great camping meal, it's a perfect dish to take to potluck suppers. Here's how to make it.


At the end of a full day at camp, you need a filling meal - but you don't want to spend a lot of time or energy making it.

father and son at picnic table

These easy camping recipes for tasty suppers are perfect.

I like to double these recipes and have the leftovers for the next day's lunch!

  • Balsamic Black Beans is easy camping food. It uses just a few ingredients and makes a meal that is pleasing both to the eye and the palate.
  • Pasta with Marinated Artichoke Hearts is a delicious easy camping meal. It's much fancier than just pouring a jar of pasta sauce over some cooked spaghetti, but it doesn't take much more work.

Cooking on a Campfire

Cooking on a campfire is a wonderful camping experience. Of course, you can roast marshmallows and hot dogs on a stick over the coals. You might also want to try these classic campfire foods.

tin foil dinners in the coals

  • Make Tinfoil Dinners at home, and keep them cold in your cooler. Enjoy them for supper on your first full day at camp.

Dessert Recipes

So many recipes...

How to choose which ones to use on your next trip? Here is how I decide.

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