Roasting food over a fire not only makes it taste great, but it’s fun too! There are so many different foods you can make over a campfire. Whether you’re tent camping, taking an RV, or doing something a little more glam, there are few better ways to enjoy the beautiful weather than by spending as much time as you can outside. Use this list to inspire your campfire food choices during your upcoming camping trips, beach outings, or wherever else you’ll be sitting around a campfire this summer!
Hot Dogs With Quick Cast-Iron Beans
After a long day of exploring the great outdoors, you’re going to be craving a hearty dinner that can be cooked quickly. This meal is easy to throw together—thanks to a grill and a cast-iron skillet—and will keep you full for hours.
Chilaquiles is an easy camping breakfast – crispy tortillas simmered in a spicy tomato sauce and topped with a few eggs. It takes less than 30 minutes to make, and it’s vegetarian, too! Fried tortillas, cheese, and poached eggs all cooked together in a skillet of spicy salsa. This breakfast is simple to make, yet promises to engage your every sense. It’s a perfect food for the more relaxed itinerary of a day outdoors.
Banana Coconut French Toast
French Toast is one of everyone’s favorite camping breakfasts. It requires only a handful of ingredients, it is simple enough to make on a half cup of coffee and has a fancy brunch special occasion feel to it. Optional but encouraged, top with coconut flakes, fresh berries, and a liberal amount of maple syrup.
Apple & Bacon Grilled Cheese
Upgrade your grilled cheese game with this apple bacon grilled cheese sandwich! Stuffed with white cheddar, sweet seasonal apples, and crispy bacon, this is the quick and easy lunch idea you’ve been waiting for. They’re simple, easy to make, and open to a lot of individual customization. They’re also a great answer to the eternal question of what to make for lunch- especially if you’re burnt out on cold cuts and prefer a warm meal instead.
Campfire Grilled Fish Tacos
Grilling fish over a campfire is great, but turning it into fish tacos is even better. Fried fish is great, but the flour, egg wash, panko, and pan full of scalding hot oil does require a level of bullish commitment we just don’t possess this late in the season. For maximum flavor with minimum effort, grilled fish is definitely where it’s at.
Grilled Gyro Kebabs
Delivering bright Mediterranean flavor on a stick, these Greek-style grilled gyro kebabs are a quick and easy meal to enjoy while camping. Combine them with some tangy yogurt sauce and toasted flatbread and you’ve got the makings of a delicious campfire meal. Some cuts of meat can dry out fast when cooked over high heat, but the marinated lamb we used held up really well.
It’s always wonderful to swap stories with your family or friends as you all gaze up at the wide-open sky. There are plenty of things to do and items to pack to ensure your trip goes according to plan. Choose several options above to make that preparation easier with those giant lists of campfire recipes.