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Planning a camping trip and looking for inspiration to make some easy camping meals? We have 25 camping lunch ideas that are perfect for your next camping adventure. These simple recipes make cooking at the campsite easy. And with little prep and mess, you can spend more time enjoying the great outdoors over working in the camp kitchen.
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So check out these great recipes and find a few of your favorites. You will find everything from vegetarian to bacon, cold meals, hot meals and prep ahead of time meals. And many meals to make at the campsite. So get your grocery list together and lets make some delicious meals.
Before we get started there are a few kitchen items that will make cooking easier. Our suggestions are below and you can get them via the link on Amazon. Such as cutting boards, grill grate, cast iron skillet, dutch oven, grilling basket and pie iron. And remember to pack the heavy duty aluminum foil for all the foil pack meals.
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Everyone loves bacon, well almost. This classic sandwich is a family favorite and makes an easy meal. To reduce the prep time, you can cook the crispy bacon ahead of time. Take it to the next level and add avocado slices and make a B.L.A.T. or add a fried egg and make a brunch sandwich. Either way it will be delicious. Dense bread is key to a making this great sandwich. Serve it with pasta salad, fresh fruits or just by itself.
These make ahead breakfast burritos will have you satisfied for breakfast and lunch! With no dishes to clean an all the prep done ahead of time, these make a great camping recipe. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. So you can make a big batch and have them ready for the camping season.
With this delicious campfire recipe everything cooks at the same time. So you have a perfect one-pot meal. It makes a great summer recipe with fresh seasonal sweet corn instead of potatoes. Make sure to finish with a squeeze of fresh cut lemons over the seafood and you have the perfect lunch. COOKING TIP: Make sure to use heavy duty foil, as it holds up better.
This makes a great lunch or breakfast sandwich. And makes meal planning easy with simple ingredients you may already have in your refrigerator. Instead of slices of bread try a pretzel bun. Give it a try, this may become one fo your favorite easy camping recipes.
All you need is flour tortillas, cheese, olive oil and then add your favorite ingredients. Quesadillas are one of those meals the whole family loves. With melty cheese and other fresh ingredients, it's a great way to make a meal with little planning or prep.
When lunch turns into brunch. With this french toast bake, you don't have to cook one piece of bread at a time. It all cooks together. On your next camping trip try this foil packet version of french toast and let it slow cook on the open fire. Then add your favorite toppings like berries, cinnamon, whipped cream and maple syrup.
Do you have a pie iron? Pie irons are an easy way to do campfire cooking. With this easy recipe you can turn caprese salad to sandwich in no time. It's all the same fresh ingredients, just add bread. With the pie iron, you have lots of options for creating sandwiches and especially campfire desserts.
For a simple but hearty breakfast that turns into lunch, try this campfire skillet breakfast. Its a pan of potato cheesy goodness with eggs cooked on top. You can also add caramelized onions, peppers, bacon and other tasty ingredients. Its the perfect one pan meal.
Loaded with black beans, this burrito bowl is a favorite way to enjoy some Mexican flavors while camping. If you prefer meat, just add some seasoned ground beef or chicken. It has a creamy chipotle sauce instead of sour cream and makes a delicious easy to make meal.
If you need a snack more than a meal for lunch, try these no bake granola bars. Perfect while enjoying outdoor activities for lunch on the go. Make these ahead of time, so they are ready to grab and go. Mix it up and add some of your favorite ingredients.
Hot dogs and camping just go together. So while camping on your next trip, give these hot dog foil packs a try. They are an easy to make meal with little to no clean up. And who does't love a campfire hotdog?
These grilled fish tacos are healthy and satisfying. And make a great lunch or dinner option. The recipe uses snapper, but you can select your favorite white fish. It helps to have a broiler basket when coking the fish so it doesn't fall into the fire. And the baskets are great for grilling vegetables too!
Grab your cast iron skillet and lets make some pizza. This recipe calls for all veggies but you can add your favorite toppings to make it your own. Grab your favorite pizza sauce and some store bought dough and you will be eating campfire pizza in no time!
Some of the best camping recipes are the easiest ones. This delicious meal has little prep and almost no clean up. That's why I love the aluminum foil pack meals! With 5 simple ingredients, you can prep this ahead of time or put it together at the campsite.
This might be the ultimate in comfort and camping food combined. A warm ham and gooey mess of cheddar cheese sandwich, topped with dijon mustard and pineapple slices. Its summertime wrapped up in a sandwich. And this recipe is so easy, you can make it on the campfire or at home in the oven.
I love this lunch idea. It's fun, creative and can be as simple or elaborate as you like. You can add your favorite meats, cheese, fruit, vegetables, nuts, olives, condiments ,crackers, bread and so much more! And display them in a creative way where they look too good to eat. This also makes a great holiday or celebration lunch idea where you can add a theme to your food display.
This make ahead of time mac and cheese meal will have you coming back for more! Loaded with alfredo sauce and three types of cheeses. It's a meal by itself. However you can add other ingredients like bacon, sausage, jalapenos and hot sauce for more flavor. Mac and Cheese is one of those easy recipes that everybody loves.
For a healthy lunch option, try one of these mason jar salads. Loaded with fresh, colorful ingredients, you know you will feel fabulous after this meal. The key to keeping your greens from getting soggy is the way you pack it. So be sure to layer your ingredients keeping the lettuce away from the dressing.
The classic grilled cheese sandwich is both comforting and satisfying. It's easy and delicious and can be modified easily to please everyone in the group. Try it with Texas toast and you wont be disappointed. You can add other ingredients like bacon, ham, turkey, tomatoes or jalapenos for more variety. Serve it with chips, tomoatoe soup or just by itself.
Another light lunch option is a pasta salad. Perfect for summertime, picnics, camping and warm days. This make ahead recipe can be mixed together at the campsite or at home. And with so many substitute options you can really make this salad standout with all your favorite flavors. So serve up and enjoy!
This recipe calls for a dutch oven. But if you don't have one, that's ok, because there are other ways to make it too. You can use aluminum foil packs, tin pan or cask iron skillet. Just layer your tortilla chips, refried beans, onions, green chili peppers, fire roasted tomatoes, cheddar cheese and black olives in the available cooking utensil and bake as recommended. Top with sour cream, guacamole, jalapenos, cilantro and lime.
If you like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, give this grilled version a try. It's warm, sweet and gooey and can almost be a dessert. I like to use jams instead of jelly and mix up my fruit flavors. So its the adult version of PB& J.
Another super easy, no mess camping meal! These loaded baked potatoes are a hit in many ways. There are easy, fun and filling. Load them up with butter, sour cream, chives, cheese, bacon, broccoli or chili. It's the perfect meal for your camping adventures.
And for the meat lovers, give this sandwich a try. Whats better than a warm roast beef sandwich cooked on the campfire. Loaded with provalone cheese and dipped in au jus sauce. Its a satisfying lunch or dinner made in minutes. Make it a meal and serve with potato chips, coleslaw, soup or salad.
A pot of chili is great anytime of day. Its healthy and hearty and can be served a variety of ways. Serve over rice, on a baked potato, over a hot dog or with crackers. Its best when topped with lots of goodies like cheese, onions, sour cream, fritos and hot sauce. With this recipe liquid smoke is the secret ingredient that has made this chili award winning.
With this great list of easy camping lunch ideas, you have so many delicious options to make on one of your next family camping trips.
I hope you enjoy the list and please leave a comment about your favorite recipe! And share with a friend who loves camping and cooking too.