Best Meals to Make While Camping

With Summer approaching, people are getting out and enjoy the outdoors. Here are some of the best camping meals to make while camping. We love meals that don’t require a ton of preparation or clean-up, but still taste delicious!

Here is our list of the best meals to make while camping outdoors!

Camping Friendly Meals

#1 Beef and Chicken Skewers with Rice

Cut your favorite veggies and meats into squares and pierce them through a skewer. Keep them chilled and grill whenever it’s lunch or dinner time.

#2 Tin Foil Salmon with Parmesan and Basil Pesto

foil salmon topped with parmesan and basil pesto

This is one of our favorite meals to make! Place a large slab of salmon (with skin on) into a large sheet of foil. Top the non-skin side with basil pesto and parmesan. Close the foil tightly and then cook on a grill for 20 minutes. Serve with salad, rice or both!

You can also go to the blog post Baked Foil Salmon recipe to read the details of this delicious dish.

#3 Tacos

Tacos are a super easy meal and the beauty of them is that you can basically make a taco out of every meat, which makes it a versatile option.

We prefer to chop meat beforehand and then grill them on a skillet. Top your tortillas with meat, veggies, sour cream, guacamole, shredded Mexican cheese blend, hot sauce, lime and enjoy!

Our recipe on how to make carne asada tacos will become your favorite one!

delicious and healthy steak tacos

#4 Burgers with Chips or Salad

Burgers are an easy meal to prepare for lunch or dinner. Dress your burgers with lettuce, red onions, mustard, mayo, ketchup, pickles and you’ve got yourself a delicious portable delicacy. Have your burgers with chips and if you’re feeling ambitious, try frying some potatoes and make french fries on your camp grill,

#5 Tin Foil Shrimp Scampi with Rice and Salad

Here is another great way to elevate your camping meals with aluminum foil. Add shrimp, garlic, butter, olive oil, and dry white wine into a large foil envelope, close it and cook it over a grill. Within minutes, you have a delicious shrimp scampi that can be eaten with rice and salad

#6 Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

We are fans of the famous Los Angeles (LA) bacon wrapped street hot dogs. Simply wrap each hot dog in bacon, skewer them and grill them with sliced onions and bell peppers. Within 15 minutes, you should have a delicious handheld delight.

Don’t forget to to with mayo, ketchup, mustard and hot sauce. We highly recommend using Tapatio or Sriracha hot sauce.

#7 Breakfast Scramble

We love making a good breakfast scramble in a skillet. Cut your potato into small squares and cook them in oil. Add protein (chicken or beef), bell peppers, onions, shredded cheese and a fried egg on top. You’ll be full for hours and it’s so easy and delicious.

#8 Mexican Corn on the Cob AKA Elotes

We like grilling corn on the cob and topping it with mayo, parmesan cheese and chili powder on top. Add some lemon and hot sauce to make it a tangy treat.

#9 Avocado and Egg Breakfast Croissant Sandwiches

We love buying large quantities of croissants from Costco to make delicious avocado, egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches. Add tomatoes, sliced red onions, and condiments to your sandwich to complete the experience. So good and easy to make!

#10 BBQ Meats with Rice and Veggies

marinated Korean bbq ribs with rice and cucumbers

Another great and easy meal is to marinate bbq meats and eat them with rice, veggies, or in between bread. You can use any type of marinated meat or sausages you want. Add sliced cucumber to make the dish healthy and refreshing.

We also like to find meats with out bones so that it’s easier to eat while camping outdoors.

#11 Pancakes with Maple Syrup

Pancakes are super easy to make! You can buy a pre-made batter and simply add water and cook it on your grill for a few minutes. Complete your meal with some delicious bacon, sausage and eggs on the side.

pancakes with maple syrup

#12 S’Mores

camping treat chocolate and marshmallow smores

And finally, we have campfire s’mores!

S’mores are an easy and delicious treat that the whole family can enjoy. Get graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate (we like Hershey’s bars) and multiple wire hangers to create these easy treats over a campfire.

Place the marshmallow on an undone wire hanger and toast it over a fire for a few minutes. Make sure you turn it so that it gets hot both inside and outside. Smash the warm marshmallow between two graham crackers with a square of chocolate and voila, you’ve got yourself a warm yummy treat.

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