Summer is here and that means it finally camping season, and we’re raring to go- armed with lots of camping tips! But if you’re tired of the same old campfire meals (hot dogs, anyone?), you’re not alone. We’ve found 27 totally irresistible camping food ideas that you’ll love — everything from quick breakfasts to decadent desserts! Just be sure to keep the s’mores on the menu, or you’ll have some very unhappy campers.
Even if you’re not heading out to the wild outdoors, some of these camping menu ideas would work for those backyard adventures. From family gatherings to neighborhood BBQs, these foods are sure to be crowd pleasers!
Camping Food Ideas That’ll Impress Your Friends and Family
Make breakfast for a crowd easily with this scrumptious Campfire French Toast recipe.
via This Lil Piglet
Campfire Cinnamon Rollups would make a great breakfast or dessert.
via Almost Supermom
These Make Ahead Breakfast Tacos don’t need to be prepped at the campsite. Make them before your trip and warm them up over the fire. You can’t get much easier than that.
via Bowl of Delicious
Camping Mac and Cheese is divine. It gets a thin layer of crispy cheese on top, and the ooey, gooey, stretchy cheese will just make your day!
via Lauren’s Latest
It just isn’t summer camping without some hot dogs, but these Foil Packet Hot Dogs pack a lot more flavor than simple hot dogs on a bun.
via Growing Up Gabel
Grilled Pineapple Chicken tastes like a gourmet meal from the comfort of your campfire. Just look at those juicy pineapple chunks and pepper pieces!
via Le Creme de la Crumb
Marinate pieces of steak and fresh veggies the day before to prep these amazing Steak Kabobs. They’re real crowd pleasers.
via Just a Pinch
Grilled corn is the perfect accompaniment to any campfire dinner.
via The Classy Chapter
Kids and adults alike love super cheesy recipes. Try these Cheesy Ham and Pineapple Sandwiches on your next camping trip!
via Well Plated
Santa Fe Chicken Packets pack lots of veggies and cheese into one yummy dish that the whole family will love. Plus, it’s a really affordable meal!
via Spend With Pennies
Campfire Chili Cheese Fries are even better than the version you’ll get at a restaurant. Yum.
via The Kitchen Magpie
Or how about some Grilled Foil-Pack Cheesy Fries with bacon and green onions? Serve them with sour cream or ranch… yum!
Wings make a great campfire food, and these Jerk Chicken Wings are super easy and ready in 25 minutes.
via Food Network
Enjoy an appetizer around the campfire with crusty bread and a big batch of Campfire Spinach Dip.
via Twin Dragonfly Designs
If you prefer lighter fare, Whole Wheat Pasta in Foil Packets may be right up your alley. You can cook the pasta at home to make meal prep even easier.
via Cookin Canuck
For something sweet (and at least kind of healthy), make banana boats. Bananas stuffed with chocolate and marshmallows… what could be better?
via Spaceships and Laser Beams
Or how about a Fruit & S’more Cone packed with some yummy strawberries and bananas?
via Kids Activities Blog
A simple skillet dessert will make campfire cooking so much easier. Try these Skillet S’more Brownies on for size. You’ll make them again and again!
via Satori Designs
Take your S’mores to the next level by adding strawberry slices.
via Almost Supermom
Even More Tasty Camping Menu Ideas
I am a huge fan of monkey bread, but to make it while camping takes a new technique. Try this campfire monkey bread that is perfect and easy for cooking while you are roughing it outdoors.
If you own a dutch oven this is a must make, it is a dutch oven dutch baby. This dutch baby is smothered in berries and will be devoured as soon as the family smells the delicious fragrance. If you are not aware a dutch baby is also called a german pancake. They are very delicious and offer a certain amount of sweetness and the berries on top make this a home run.
Another great breakfast option is this campfire blueberry peach french toast. You use chunks of diced up bread and create a casserole style french toast that will wow your entire family, and make the whole campground dreaming they were eating breakfast with you guys.
This skillet campfire dinner is very hearty and filling. You have the rich smoked sausage, cubed potatoes, seasonings, veggies and more to create a one-pot dish to please the whole family. These are great to make because you can make this whole dish in one single pan, which is perfect when you are out camping.
You can’t go camping without some campfire nachos! You have the tortilla chips topped with tons of ooey gooey cheese, beans, and you can’t forget the delicious toppings. Each cheap will be smothered in toppings, and they are finger licking good.
Growing up when we camped we always had cinnamon buns, here is a classic camping breakfast option that makes it easy to serve up to your family. You can make cinnamon buns in an orange peel, not only will it amaze the kids, but the orange gives the buns a little hint of citrus.
Ditch those hot dog buns and make these hot dogs on a stick. They are convenient, tasty, and finger licking good. I love doing quick meals like this that are less messy and easy to make.
Dump cakes are not only great to make when you are at home. They are the perfect camping food idea. This blueberry dump cake is perfection, you have the rich blueberries with the perfect cake topping. I highly recommend this recipe for your next camping trip.
Everyone loves camp food. But a change of pace from time to time is nice. What’s even more amazing is there are ways to eat camp food and still be healthy!! Which recipes are you excited to try?