Eating While Off Grid: 14 Delicious Camping Meals Campers Swear By

Whether you’re staying in a five-star lodge and picking at buffets or camping in the woods and eating campfire meals, food is always one of the most anticipated events when you’re on vacation.

These campfire meals will keep the crew happy and satisfied.

1. Corn on the Cob

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Remove the husk and cook the corn directly on the grill. Although you might think the corn needs to be soaked or steamed first, many campers say it tastes better not to.

2. Cup of Ramen

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A cup of ramen is easy, tasty, and filling (for some). Pour boiling water into your cup of dry noodles, let it sit for a few minutes, and enjoy a warm noodle meal or snack.

3. Spaghetti

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There’s nothing better than a hearty pasta dish enjoyed while you’re enjoying nature. Add your pasta to boiling water, let it cook, pour out the water, and add a spaghetti sauce (either pre-cooked or bought from a store). Some campers even add pre-cooked meatballs to their sauce for a heartier meal.

4. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

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Warm yourself up by heating tomato soup over the campfire. Cook your grilled cheese sandwiches in cast iron pie irons and dip them into your soup for a delicious camp meal.

5. Fajitas

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Heat pre-cooked chicken with cheese and your choice of veggies. Enjoy the fajitas in a taco shell or wrapped in a tortilla if you want to add a carb.

6. Pancakes

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Start your morning the right way with some delectable pancakes for breakfast. Make the pancake batter before leaving home, then cook them over the campfire while camping. Add syrup, honey, cinnamon sugar, or whatever else you love to your pancakes.

7. Stew

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Stew is another tummy warmer that’s easy to make while camping. Add onions, garlic, potatoes, carrots, and protein in a pot over the campfire. For the broth, stir in oil, salt, pepper, tomato paste, hot sauce, and some sugar.

8. Breakfast Burrito

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Cook eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, or chorizo in a pan and add to a flour tortilla with queso fresco, avocado, and salsa for a tasty breakfast burrito.

9. Dutch Oven Chicken Enchiladas

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Make layers of tortillas, canned chicken, cheese, and an enchilada sauce. Cook the enchiladas in a Dutch oven or pan over the campfire until the cheese melts.

10. Chicken and Vegetables

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There’s nothing more comforting than chicken and vegetables. Keep pre-seasoned chicken breasts in vacuum-sealed bags until you’re ready to cook them. Pre-chop and season vegetables and potatoes and wrap them in tinfoil. Throw everything on the grill or campfire until it is cooked.

11. Calzones

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Wrap pizza dough around cooked Italian sausage or pepperoni and cook over the fire. Dip the pastries in a marinara or pizza sauce for a quick and tasty camp meal.

12. Burritos

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Cook bell peppers, mushrooms, and zucchini seasoned with cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper in a cast-iron pot. Add all the ingredients to a tortilla with beans, salsa, and guacamole, and toast the burrito in the pan. It may not be absolutely necessary to grill it all, but it elevates the flavor.

13. Cooked Bananas

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One delicious dessert or sweet breakfast idea is to place a peeled banana on a piece of tinfoil and sprinkle chocolate chips, sliced strawberries, raspberries, shredded coconut, and chopped walnuts over it. Place another piece of foil over the banana and seal the edges. Cook it for 15 minutes while the fruit softens and the chocolate melts.

15. French Toast

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This breakfast idea is simple and easy. Dip your bread slice in egg and fry it on a pan over the campfire. Eat the toast with whatever toppings you prefer.

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