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10 Easy Camping Meals to Make Camp Cooking a Breeze

When it comes to camping, one of the highlights is enjoying delicious meals in the great outdoors. However, cooking while camping doesn't have to be complicated or time-consuming. With the right recipes and preparation, you can create flavorful and satisfying meals that are easy to make. Whether you're a camping novice or an experienced outdoor enthusiast, these 10 easy camping meals will make camp cooking a breeze.

Our Best Easy Camping Meals To Make Camp Cooking A Breeze

Overhead view of nachos in a Dutch Oven over a campfire

1. Campfire Nachos

What could be easier than loading a Dutch oven full of tortilla chips, melty cheese, black beans, salsa, and all your favorite nacho toppings and calling it dinner?!


Rotisserie skewer

2. Chicken Tzatziki Skewers

These Greek-inspired grilled chicken skewers with tzatziki sauce can either be a quick grab-and-go appetizer or the centerpiece of a full dinner spread. Chop the veggies & chicken and make (or buy) the tzatziki sauce at home so all you have to do at the campsite is assemble & grill the skewers.


Woman holding a shrimp boil foil packet on a blue plate

3. Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

Shrimp, smoky sausage, buttery corn, and zesty lemon, this Shrimp Boil Foil Packet is one of our all-time summertime favorites. And, since the whole meal cooks in foil, there are NO DISHES to clean at the end of the night!


Chickpea curry over rice on a camping plate.

4. Easy Chickpea Curry

Packed with plant-based protein, completely filling, and loaded with flavor, this easy chickpea curry with coconut milk is sure to hit the spot!


A sausage egg and cheese breakfast sandwich on a plate

5. Sausage Breakfast Sandwiches

Make the sausage patties at home and store them in your cooler so you’ll have them ready to throw on the griddle first thing in the morning. Add in a fried egg and hot-honey sauce and you’ll have a tasty breakfast sandwich with minimal effort!


Two bowls of Pad thai and a wedge of lime next to a skillet on a wooden surface

6. Chicken Pad Thai

This chicken pad thai is easy to make on either a one or two-burner camping stove. Make the pad thai sauce at home before your trip, or use store-bought sauce to keep things simple!


Mac and cheese in a blue camping bowl next to a fire.

7. Dutch Oven Mac & Cheese

Using only 7 ingredients, this Mac & Cheese is a simple yet satisfying meal. Since it cooks in a Dutch Oven, it’s completely hands-off, too – just dump the ingredients in, set it over coals, and dinner’s ready in 10 minutes!


Pasta primavera in a cast iron skillet on a camping stove.

8. One Pot Pasta Primavera

This recipe features a ton of fresh veggies, pasta, and a creamy cheesy sauce that cooks in ONE skillet, so clean-up is a cinch.


Trail mix pouring out of a small bag.

9. Easy Trail Mix Recipes

Make these trail mix recipes at home before your trips so that you and your camping crew have lots of grab-and-go snack options throughout the day.


Sweet potatoes stuffed with chili in foil surrounded by toppings

10. Foil Wrapped Sweet Potatoes & Chili

This easy vegetarian chili comes together quickly and is perfect for stuffing coal-roasted sweet potatoes.