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12 Meals Perfect for Cooking While Camping

12 Meals Perfect for Cooking While Camping

12 Meals Perfect for Cooking While Camping

What can be better than enjoying a vacation in the great outdoors? As fun as it is, it is all too easy to run out of meal ideas and cook the same things over and over. You don’t want to spend too much vacation time slaving over a stove, so choosing easy recipes is a must, and not having to clean up too much mess afterward is certainly a bonus, too. Here are 12 perfect meals for cooking while camping.

One-Pan Breakfast

One-Pan Breakfast

There is something about the great outdoors that makes you feel hungrier than usual, so a hearty breakfast certainly goes down well. Cook up eggs, bacon and potatoes in one pan and serve. This will save a lot of cleaning up. It can also be served as a dinner option.

Vegetable Pasta

Pasta can be cooked in one pan as well, especially if it is vegetarian. Boil up some pasta on your camping stove, such as this Butane or Propane Backpacking Stove, and throw in whatever veggies you want to eat with it. Once it is cooked, add some pasta sauce and it is ready to serve right away. Experimenting with different sauces and vegetables will give you several different menu options.

Chicken Noodles

Noodles are a great food option for camping because they are so filling. Boil up some noodles on your camping stove and use your barbecue to cook chargrilled chicken. Make sure the chicken is thoroughly cooked before serving, then add to the noodles. Stir in some soy sauce to add flavor and give it a more authentic taste of China.

Sausages and Beans

Marine Kettle Charcoal Grill

This is another great choice for either breakfast or dinner. Use a grill, such as this Marine Kettle Charcoal Grill, to cook sausages. This should take around 20 minutes. Accompanying veggies such as tomatoes and mushrooms taste great on the barbecue, too. Once the sausages are almost cooked, you can use your camping stove to heat up some beans to go with it.


Nothing beats the smell of barbecued meat in the summer, especially hamburgers. All you need to add are some onions, which can be cooked on the stove in about five minutes, and some buns. If you are feeling adventurous, you can also use the camping stove to make French fries to go with it.

Corn on The Cob

Corn on the cob tastes amazing on a barbecue and is really healthy. All you need to do is wrap it in some foil and turn it occasionally until it is soft and ready to eat. You can do this while you are reading a book or enjoying a glass of wine. As long as you check on it every so often, it pretty much just cooks itself. Serve with salad for a healthy camping meal.

Baked Potatoes

Baked Potatoes

Baked potatoes are easy to put on the barbecue. The procedure is similar to that of corn on the cob in the sense that all you need to do is wrap them in foil and turn them occasionally. However, they can take about an hour and a half, so you do need to stay close to your tent while you are cooking. Cook some beans and grate some cheese to go with them.


For a taste of something different, how about barbecued salmon? This can be wrapped in foil and baked until ready. It will taste even better if you have caught it yourself.

Herby Lamb Chops

Lamb chops make for a filling meal. Sprinkle with herbs before you grill. Rosemary is particularly good for this. Use your camping stove to boil up some small potatoes to go with it, or serve with baked potatoes if you prefer.

Spare Ribs

Spare ribs taste amazing in the great outdoors, and they are easy to make. Add some barbecue sauce to them before you start cooking. Serve with some stove-cooked French fries and a side salad.


Burrito filling can be cooked easily in one pot on your camping stove. Brown some ground beef and add whatever vegetables you like to it. Warm up your burritos and add some cheese and a side salad. It will be ready to eat in about 20 minutes with very little effort.


Kebabs are fun for the whole family to make, and even the children can get involved. Partly cook the meat you are going to use and then chop it into small pieces. Skewer it with peppers, onions and mushrooms and finish cooking it on the barbecue. This recipe is both healthy and delicious.