Whether you’re heading off on a big family camping trip, or you just want to give the kids a taste of adventure in the backyard you’re going to need some quick and easy camping recipes to fill those hungry tummies. And we’ve got 12 super simple ideas right here for you!
Cooking Supplies for Camping
If you are allowed an open fire then the kids will love a pie iron (like this one) because there is nothing quite like a sandwich that has been toasted over a fire right? Give them some Marshmallow Sticks loaded with marshmallows and graham crackers and they’ll be in seventh heaven.
Oh and here’s a tip for you. If you can’t get started in the morning without a cup of coffee you need to put one of these in with your camping cooking supplies!
Quick and Easy Camping Recipes
“A few years ago, as a new Girl Scout leader, I did my outdoor camp training which included a workshop on campfire cooking. At the workshop, we made foil packet meals for dinner based on a smorgasboard of meat, veggie, and sauce options. The results were amazing! I’ve been dying to share my camp cooking experience with my kids.” – A Life in Balance
“These sweets treats are made with just 3 easy to pack ingredients and only take about five minutes to cook over an open flame. These make a fabulous camping breakfast, especially combined with some campfire scrambled eggs and orange juice. Seriously, yum! Doesn’t that sound amazing?!” – Almost Supermom
“We reached the last day of our whirlwind road trip and realized we hadn’t managed to enjoy a staple camping food – s’mores, so we decided to have s’mores pancakes. Chocolate, marshmallows, and pancakes. Does it get any better than that? No. Not really.” – Real: The Kitchen and Beyond
4. Banana Boats
“My camping friends have been raving about these campfire bananas. You stuff a whole banana with chocolate and marshmallows and wrap it in aluminum foil. It cooks over the embers of an open fire. Inside is melty, gooey chocolate and marshmallows and soft banana you need to eat with a spoon. The banana peel acts as your “bowl” to hold it all together. It all sounds quite decadent and delicious.” – Simply Stacie
“Finding meals to cook over the campfire can be fun but also challenging. One of our camping dinner favorites is a hot and cheesy Camping Quesadilla. They’re easy to make and taste so yummy! Just put the quesadillas together, place on tin foil and cover them up, and place them on the grate right over your campfire. And just like that dinner is done!” – Cupcake Diaries
“We’re looking forward to some fun camping weekends this summer. And my favorite part of camping has always been the food; the homemade treats packed by my grandma, mountain pies of every filling, and of course… smores! But s’mores have come a long way since I was a kid. Here are some fun versions to try with your kids this summer whether you’re camping or not.” – B-Inspired Mama
“We’re always looking for easy recipes – with few ingredients, little to no dishes – that we can cook on the grill or over a fire while we’re camping. And foil packet recipes are perfect for that!” – B-Inspired Mama
“How about surprising your family with pizza while camping? I used a pre-made pizza crust that comes in a tube. When going camping, that is a lot easier than taking flour and the other ingredients to make pizza dough. Remember, any type of pizza that you can make at home, you can make in a Dutch Oven!” – What’s Cooking America?
“Forget the bagels and the cereal – you can have a hot breakfast even when mornings are crazy when you are camping with these make-ahead breakfast burritos!” – Taste and Tell Blog
“He may not like camping, but my husband has a sweet tooth and he came up with the idea of making frozen s’mores at home. (The man will stop at nothing to get out of sleeping in a tent.) It was a great idea – these s’mores are made using the broiler so you can make them any time of year, but because they’re frozen, they make an especially good treat for a hot summer day.” – Reading Confetti
“Other than my kids catching their first fish (I think they trained the fish at that campground to come when they see a fishing pole – we caught 5 in half an hour!), the highlight of our trip were campfire cones that we made. These “Smore Cones” were so yummy and are super easy to make!” – Kid’s Activities Blog
~Clare, currently pinning to Kid Friendly Recipes