Super Simple Campfire Meals & Treats for Summer Camping

Camping is a great way to get outside and enjoy nature. It's also a fun way to spend time with family and friends. If you're looking for some easy campfire meals that are both delicious and nutritious, you've come to the right place! In this blog post, we will share some of our favorite recipes that are simple to prepare and perfect for a camping trip. So, whether you're looking for something sweet or savory, we have you covered!

Dutch Oven Mac & Cheese

Dutch Oven Mac & Cheese

Dutch oven mac and cheese is a great dish for summer camping trips. It is easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time, so you don't have to spend all day cooking over a hot campfire. Plus, it's a hearty dish that will fill you up after a long day of hiking or swimming.

The best part about dutch oven mac and cheese is that it can be customized to your liking. You can add in different types of cheese, meats, or vegetables to make it your own. So if you're looking for a delicious and easy-to-make camping meal, dutch oven mac and cheese is the way to go.

What You'll Need:

  • A box of elbow macaroni
  • A jar of alfredo sauce
  • Two varieties of shredded cheese
  • Milk
  • Optional: Your favorite potato chips

How to Prepare:

  • Prepare the elbow macaroni according to the package directions.
  • Mix the entire jar of alfredo sauce with the pasta.
  • Pour in the milk and stir to combine.
  • Add half of each bag of shredded cheese to the pot and stir.
  • Pro Tip: Add half at a time to make it easier to get it evenly combined.
  • Optional: Cover the mixed macaroni with crushed potato chips.

Campfire Apple Crisp

Campfire Apple Crisp

How about adding a little sweetness to the evening with a campfire apple crisp? This classic dessert is easy to make and only requires a few ingredients, so it’s perfect for camping trips. The apples provide a refreshing sweetness, while the cinnamon and sugar give the dish a warm, comforting flavor.

Best of all, the entire recipe can be cooked over the campfire, so you don’t have to worry about packing an extra pot or pan. So next time you’re planning a camping trip, try out this campfire apple crisp recipe. It’s sure to be a hit with everyone around the campfire!

What You'll Need:

  • Apples
  • Oil or butter
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Ground cloves
  • Brown Sugar
  • Granola
  • Optional: Bourbon

How To Prepare:

  • In a cast iron skillet, over medium heat, saute the sliced apples in a bit of oil or butter until beginning to soften, roughly 5 minutes.
  • Add the spices and sugar, then stir to combine.
  • Continue cooking until the sauce thickens and the apples are tender (5-10 minutes).
  • Remove from the heat and sprinkle the granola evenly across the top.
  • Enjoy straight from the skillet or serve in individual bowls!

Avocado Toast Breakfast Sandwich

Avocado Toast Breakfast Sandwich

Campfire avocado toast breakfast sandwiches are a great way to start your day when you're camping in the summer. They're quick and easy to make, and they're packed with nutrients that will help you stay energized all day long. Avocados are a good source of healthy fats, which will help you feel fuller longer. They're also a good source of fiber, which will help keep your digestive system running smoothly.

They're a great source of antioxidants, which can help protect your cells from damage. Toast your bread over the campfire for an extra smoky flavor, then top with avocado and your favorite toppings. Delicious and nutritious, these sandwiches are sure to become a camping staple in your household.

What You'll Need:

  • Olive oil
  • Large eggs
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • Butter, softened
  • Italian bread
  • Swiss cheese, sliced
  • Cheddar cheese, sliced
  • Ripe avocado, sliced

How To Prepare:

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Crack eggs into skillet and cook (1 to 2 minutes).
  • Flip and cook the egg until done (2 to 5 minutes more).
  • Transfer eggs to a plate and season with salt and pepper.
  • Spread butter onto 1 side of each bread slice.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat.
  • Lay bread slices in the hot skillet, butter-side down.
  • Quickly layer Swiss cheese, 1 fried egg, Cheddar cheese, 1 fried egg, avocado, and remaining bread slice, butter-side up.
  • Carefully flip the sandwich to grill another side until golden brown (3 to 4 minutes).
  • Remove from skillet and cut in half.

Roasted Cinnamon Rolls

Roasted Cinnamon Rolls

Roasted cinnamon rolls are one of the best things to have while camping during summer. Not only are they easy to make, but they are also delicious and filling. The best part about having roasted cinnamon rolls while camping is that they can be made ahead of time and then reheated over the campfire. This means that you can enjoy a hot, freshly-made treat without having to spend hours preparing it.

Cinnamon rolls are also a great option for camping because they are relatively mess-free. Unlike other desserts, such as pie or cake, there is no need to worry about packing extra plates or utensils. Roasted cinnamon rolls can be enjoyed straight from the foil wrapper, making them the perfect summer camping treat.

What You'll Need:

  • Biscuit Mix
  • Milk
  • Salted butter
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Pie Iron

How To Prepare:

It's helpful to start this recipe by preparing a couple of things before you leave for camp:

  • Start by mixing the biscuit mix and milk together until you have a sticky dough.
  • Spread a little flour out on a clean surface, and knead your dough just enough so it's not sticky anymore.
  • Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Brush on the melted butter and then sprinkle it with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • Roll the dough tightly into a log and then cut it into 1-inch slices.
  • Place each slice on a foil pie plate. Once it's full, just cover with plastic wrap, and then place the whole pie plate down in a gallon bag, seal it, and then put it in your cooler.

When you are cooking at your campsite, you can do so in multiple ways. We recommend using a pie iron though, as it's easiest.

  • Spray the inside of your pie iron with cooking spray.
  • Place 2 or more cinnamon rolls inside, close it up, and hold it over the grill or fire.
  • Cook the cinnamon rolls for around 10 minutes. Just check them frequently to make sure they don't burn.

Pie Iron Pizzas

Pie Iron Pizzas

The great thing about pie iron pizzas is that they are so versatile. You can use any combination of toppings that you like, and they cook quickly and easily over a campfire. Plus, they are a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy. To make a pie iron pizza, simply place your favorite pizza dough and toppings in a pie iron and cook for a few minutes over hot coals.

The result is a delicious, personal-sized pizza that is perfect for enjoying around the campfire. So next time you are planning a summer camping trip, be sure to pack your pie iron and some pizza ingredients—you'll be glad you did!

What You'll Need:

  • Pre-made refrigerated pizza crust
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Pepperoni
  • Butter
  • Square pie iron

How To Prepare:

  • Pre-heat your pie irons before you start assembling the pizzas.
  • Lay out your pizza dough and cut it into squares slightly larger than the inside of your pie irons.
  • Add fillings; mozzarella cheese, sauce, and pepperoni
  • Place other pieces of dough and put them on top
  • Use a fork or your fingers to push down the edges to seal the fillings in your pizza dough
  • Take your hot pie irons and open them up on a heat-resistant surface.
  • Add a bit of butter to each side so the dough doesn’t stick.
  • Place your assembled pizzas in your pie irons and close them up
  • Cook for approximately 3 minutes on each side
  • Once fully cooked, take your pie irons out of the fire and flip the pizzas out onto a wood cutting board.

Last But Not Least, Enjoy!

We hope you enjoyed some of these super simple campfire recipes! If you're a novice camper make sure you check out our article on campfire cooking tips.

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