Perfect Your Campfire Cooking With These 19 Tasty Treats!

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Campfire cooking has never tasted better!

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Make your campout stand out with these tasty treats! 🏕

Want happy campers? Make them a meal they won’t forget! Campfire cooking doesn’t have to be difficult to be delicious. We’re sharing some of the best cooking hacks to help you become the campfire chef of the year. From main meals to desserts, these easy recipes will take your camping trip to the next level!

These 19 campfire cooking recipes will have you craving more:

1. Campfire Cinnamon Roll-Ups

campfire cooking - cinnamon rolls on a stick
Image credit: Almost Supermom

Start the day with a breakfast favorite! Make cinnamon rolls on a stick using a can of crescent rolls. This recipe from Almost Supermom takes just 5 minutes!

If you’re willing to cook a little longer, you can also use a can of cinnamon roll dough.

2. Easy Fire Roasted Tomatoes

fire roasted tomato kabobs by campspot
Image credit: Campspot

With just olive oil, a skewer, and a pinch of salt and pepper, you can make fire-roasted tomatoes over a small campfire. Use this method by Campspot, and if you’re up for the challenge, try their whole recipe for Campfire Roasted Tomato Pasta.

Two other easy ways to cook campfire fire-roasted tomatoes are by using a dutch oven or cooking in foil. Check out these tips from Get Out With The Kids.

3. Fire Roasted Corn

Fire Roasted Corn - Campfire Cooking Recipe Garlic butter corn
Image credit: Eating Well

Jazz up corn on the cob with this tasty garlic butter and chive spread. It’s so easy to make! Drizzle over corn, wrap the ears in tin foil, and pop on the campfire grill. You’ll be eating in just 15 minutes.

4. Campfire Banana Boats

Here’s a hack from Lina you might not have heard about! Kids and adults love these yummy banana boats that can be customized to their tastes. Add marshmallows, chocolate chips, and any of your other favorite toppings. Cook in foil and in 8 minutes you’ll have a gooey treat to remember!

5. Seven Ingredient Pasta

Camfire Cooking - 7 ingredient pasta
Image credit: Hashtag Colorado Life

Who knew pasta was an easy campfire dish? In just 10 minutes you can have a mouth-watering meal that tastes right out of Mom’s kitchen. The trick to this yummy recipe is to save the starchy water you cooked the pasta in and use it to thicken the sauce.

6. Easy Skillet Nachos

top view of skillet nachos on the bbq grill

Who needs a microwave or oven? Set a grill rack over your campfire and use a skillet to make these highly-rated and crave-worthy nachos. Perfect for sharing, this crowd-pleasing dish will become an instant family favorite!

7. Easy Sausage & Veggie Dinner

Tin foil is an excellent way to cook delicious foods at a campout and avoid having a lot of clean-up. This sausage and veggie dinner recipe is not only simple, but it’s scrumptious too! Just cut up your favorite veggies and meat and coat with some olive oil. We love that you can customize the recipe and even make it vegetarian!

8. Blueberry Orange Muffins

Campfire cooking - blueberry orange muffins by one good thing by jillee
Image credit: One Good Thing by Jillee

Did you know hollowed-out orange peels can double as muffin cups? We learned this neat trick from One Good Thing by Jillee and it is one of our favorite campfire cooking hacks! Just fill the peels with a prepared blueberry muffin mix, wrap them in foil, and cook on the campfire grill rack. You’ll be eating breakfast in just 8 minutes!

9. Keto Onion Burger Bombs

camping recipes - keto onion burger bombs by Hip2Keto
Going camping while on a keto diet? This fantastic keto-friendly recipe has you use an onion to hold meat, cheese, and spices. Wrap in aluminum foil and grill over the fire. The result is a super flavorful and mouth-watering dish that’s low in carbs!

10. Easy Breakfast Skillet

Campfire Cooking - breakfast skillet by Real Life With Dad
Image credit: Real Life With Dad

A cast-iron skillet can make more than just dinner. It’s great to use for breakfast too! You’ll be ready for a day of activities after eating this hearty breakfast skillet by Real Life With Dad. Using just 7 ingredients, this meal is restaurant-worthy!

11. Berry Crisp Foil Packets

making a berry crisp in tin foil

Celebrate camping season with summer berries! This light and delicious berry crisp is a hit with campers of all ages. It can be served as breakfast OR dessert! Plus, parents will love the easy prep and clean-up. Tin foil for the win, again!

12. Gnocchi

campfire cooking - pumpkin gnocchi camper mate recipe
Image credit: Camper Mate

Gnocchi probably isn’t one of the first foods you think of when you hear the word “camping,” but it turns out that it’s super easy to prepare. You can grill gnocchi on skewers, inside of tin foil packets, or in your cast-iron skillet. If you’re looking for something versatile and unique to serve at your next campout, gnocchi might be the dish for you!

13. Loaded Campfire Brownies

campfire cooking - loaded brownies
Image credit: Kids Activities Blog

Use a dutch oven to make ooey-gooey campfire brownies! All you need is one box of brownie mix, tin foil, non-stick cooking spray, and whatever toppings you’d like to add. This recipe is sure to get the kids excited!

14. Brie With Wine

glamping recipes - brie and wine
Image credit: French Country Cottage

Calling all glampers! If you like the finer things in life, you’ll love this neat trick to make brie over a campfire. Use your cast-iron skillet to cook a wheel of brie and add your customized toppings! Your fancy campfire cooking will be the talk of the campsite!

15. Keto Walking Tacos

Keto Walking Tacos - camping recipes

Walking tacos are one of the most popular camping meals and it’s easy to see why. They are tasty, filling, quick to make, and easy to clean up. We created our own spin on this idea that’s keto-friendly. Get all the taste but less of the carbs!

For a sweet variation, try our walking banana pudding dessert recipe. It’s not keto-friendly, but it might be worth the cheat!

16. Campfire French Toast

campfire french toast from snowdogscooking
Image credit: Snow Dogs Cooking

This campfire cooking hack for french toast makes feeding the whole family easy! Simply make a bread boat by curling aluminum foil and parchment paper around a loaf of bread. Then, pour your egg and milk mixture directly over the loaf, wrap the bread in the foil, and start cooking! Visit Snow Dogs Cooking to see the whole recipe.

17. Dutch Oven Pizza

dutch oven pizza recipe from campfire foodie
Image credit: Campfire Foodie

If you have a dutch oven, you’re in luck! You can use it to create a yummy handmade pizza made right on the campfire. This great recipe from Campfire Foodie is perfect to try with the kids. Your family will have fun cooking together and will make a new memory while doing it!

18. Ham and Cheese Pull-Apart Sandwiches

tailgaiting and camping recipes - ham and cheese sandwiches

We love this camping hack that is great for tailgating too! This simple recipe has you take a loaf of bread and stick cuts of ham and cheese between the slices. Wrap in foil and place on the campfire grill for 20 minutes. These sandwiches are so scrumptious! Best of all, they can feed a group at an affordable price!

19. Campfire S’mores In A Bag

eating a diy s'mores in a bag while camping
Craving a camping dessert? Your children will love this sweet idea! In just 5 minutes and with only 3 ingredients, you can surprise the kids with these super simple s’mores in a bag. You’ll love that the sticky marshmallow stays in the packet and not all over their hands and face.

Try more great grilling & camping ideas, like our campfire cones recipe!

About the writer:

Kara is a writer and photographer from the Midwest. Her creative work has appeared in various publications over the past decade. With a background in finance, she loves to be money-savvy.

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  1. BobbyAnn34

    I really want to try the nachos next time we camp!! Thanks

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      You bet! Hope you love them, BobbyAnn34! ❤️

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