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17 Campfire Recipes For Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
You’ll want s’more of all of these.
July 12, 2021
If you’re have a dutch oven and a grill attachment for a fire pit you can make this hearty and flavorful
butternut squash chili
from Adventures In Cooking, perfect for warming up with on a chilly evening.
Adventures In Cooking
Breakfast just got a major upgrade thanks to this
campfire cinnamon blueberry bread
from Taste & Tell (that’s way more exciting than oatmeal). This is decadent but actually not too hard to make, just note it cooks over hot coals and not the fire itself.
Taste & Tell
A bowl of hot pasta with creamy sauce is always a hit for the whole family (and it’s an easy way to feed a crowd). The REI blog has a tasty camp recipe for
one skillet pasta primavera
, and it’s even quicker if you chop the veggies beforehand.
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Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or a side with dinner,
corned beef hash
from Sugar & Soul cooked over a campfire is guaranteed to be a treat. You’ll need a good cast iron skillet and ideally a grate for over the fire.
Sugar & Soul
You’ll feel like you’re on a glam version of
when you make this
from Adventures In Cooking. The prep is so worth the reward, plus you can customize the flavor profile by using whatever herbs are your favorite.
Adventures In Cooking
Paella is a fragrant and delicious medley of rice, shellfish, veggies, and meat, and it tastes amazing cooked over a smokey campfire. If you don’t have a paella pan, cook it in cast iron like this
campfire paella recipe
from Fresh Off The Grid.
Corn is a summer staple and it gets an even richer flavor when cooked over a campfire. This
grilled Mexican street corn recipe
from Fresh Off The Grid will show you how to cook it over a fire right in the husk.
Yep, you can make a whole chicken over a campfire (if you have a solid cast iron pan). This
za’atar-seasoned cast iron chicken
recipe is brimming with Middle Eastern flavors, and the campfire gives it a deep smokey taste.
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For a groovy, memorable twist on classic s’mores, make
DIY tie-dye marshmallows
from Studio DIY ahead of time for a fun after-dinner treat with a gooey, colorful pop.
Bring a taste of Cajun cuisine to your camping trip with this
shrimp boil in foil recipe
from 50 Campfires. It can be made on a bed of coals, and the foil helps all the flavors to mingle.
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Pizza is always a kid-friendly choice and cooking it over a fire gives it a similar flavor to a wood-fired oven. This
campfire pizza recipe
from The Kitchen Magpie shows you how to whip up a pie using a cast iron skillet (a trick you may want to replicate at home).
A breakfast burrito is a tasty, filling option any time of day. The key
campfire-style breakfast burritos
from Taste & Tell is to cook them ahead of time, then wrap tightly in foil and heat over the fire when you’re ready to feast.
Taste & Tell
campfire claypot chicken
dish from I Am A Food Blog is made in the Hong Kong style and includes rice, chicken, Chinese sausage and plenty of soy sauce, garlic, and green onions. Cooking in a pot over the fire lends a savory, smokey flavor.
I Am A Food Blog
Nachos make a perfect pre-dinner snack, and this
cast iron skillet nacho recipe
from Princess Pinky Girl is filled with flavor. Grilling in a cast iron over a fire helps the chips stay crispy and the cheese gooey and melty.
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chicken foil packets
from A Spicy Perspective take classic elements from a caprese salad (tomatoes and mozzarella) and turn them into an amazing dinner. You can assemble the packets ahead of time, then grill for a delicious meal with no cleanup.
A Spicy Perspective
You can’t forget dessert on a camping trip. Sure there are s’mores, but then there are these decadent
bananas stuffed with oatmeal chocolate cookies
from Half-Baked Harvest. They’re cooked inside the peel and in foil.
Elevate your s’mores game with these
grilled s’mores calzones
from Half-Baked Harvest (yes,
). You can make and stuff the dough before you set out, then all have you to do is roast them in foil over an open flame. You’re welcome.