10 Easy Camping Recipes

10 Easy Camping Recipes

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Kelli Foster
Jun 14, 2018
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There's a lot to love about pitching a tent, stoking a campfire, and spending a few days in the great outdoors. While meals are more simplified without a stocked kitchen, they should be no less delicious. Whether you'll be working with a camp stove, grill, open fire, or prefer some simple no-cook meals, there's something here that's just right for you.

1. Cheesy Grilled Potato Packets

This is the simple, crowd-pleasing side every camping weekend needs — and one of the very best reasons to pack that roll of foil.

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2. How To Make DIY Instant Oatmeal Cups

These are like those store-bought oatmeal packets, but so much better! Prep and pack the containers before you leave home, and when you're ready for breakfast all that's left to do is add boiling water.

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3. Easy Jalapeño Grilled Chicken

Get a head start by adding the chicken to the marinade at home before sticking it in the cooler. Then, fire up the grill at your campsite or cook the chicken in a cast iron skillet.

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4. How To Make a Sandwich for a Crowd

You simply cannot go wrong with sandwiches when camping. This shows you how to make one sandwich that feeds the whole family. The leftovers are outstanding the next day.

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5. Pesto and Egg Baguette Sandwich

I always think it's easiest to boil the eggs before leaving and stash them in the cooler. If you're up for it, make a batch of homemade pesto at home; otherwise a jar of your favorite store-bought stuff works just as well.

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6. Summer Farro Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers & Basil

If you have a camp stove, bring a pot and cook the farro at your site; otherwise prep it at home and then toss the salad together later.

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7. Fried Potatoes and Sausage Skillet

Whether you make it for breakfast or dinner, this simple skillet meal is always a win.

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8. Tomato and Feta White Bean Salad

There's no cooking involved with this summery salad, and it gets better with time.

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9. Balsamic Glazed Veggie Kebabs

If you're not bringing a small pot along, prep the glaze at home and keep it in your cooler until you're ready to make the kebabs. It's also delicious slathered on chicken, steak, fish, and tofu.

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10. Campfire Banana Boat S'mores

No camping trip is complete without s'mores! This riff the classic swaps the stick for a banana and tastes just like banoffee pie.

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