The weather might be turning colder, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to pack away your camping gear. Even during winter, camping is still one of the most fun and rewarding outdoors activity there is.
But before you head out on your next adventure, make sure you’ve got your meal plans ready. Good thing there are many of these easy to make and yummy campfire meals you and your company can enjoy.
Let’s dig into these 10 delicious campfire treats.
1. Campfire Pizzas
All you need are some mozzarella cheese, pizza dough, tomato sauce, and toppings of your choice. Place the dough flat in a pan and add sauce as well as toppings of your choice!
Cook in the campfire for five minutes, turn, cook for another five minutes, and you’re done! Another option is to use puff pastry and add in your favorite breakfast ingredients to create a delicious (and flaky) egg and sausage breakfast pizza.
2. Grilled Cheese Sandwich in Toasty Bread
Take your favorite rustic loaf of bread, throw it in a pan, spray it with some olive oil spray, place cheese inside, throw it on the fire for a few minutes to warm up your bread.
You will soon be craving for a bite of the crispy bread and creamy melted cheese.
3. Cinnamon Rolls
Make your own cinnamon rolls with a tube of premade cinnamon rolls, a stick, and a warm, toasty campfire. When you are ready, you can twist and cook the rolls over the campfire.
These cinnamon rolls are great for breakfast, but also for anytime of the day, really.
4. Campfire Bacon Mac-n-Cheese
Mac and cheese box packs are perfect for your camping trip. They’re easy to make and flavorful as it is. All you have to do is bring your pot of water to a boil before pouring the macaroni noodles in.
Once they’re tender, drain the water, and then add the cheese flavoring that comes with the pack. You can also sprinkle in your own shredded cheese mix if you want.
Cut up some bacon strips and sprinkle it on top for some added crunch.
5. Campfire Donuts
Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Then add cinnamon and sugar to taste. Form the mixture into small balls with your hands and place them on a pan that will fit into your campfire.
When all of the donuts are cooked, brush them with melted butter and enjoy!
6. Campfire S’mores
These s’mores require very little preparation time so you can enjoy them as soon as you strike a fire.
Simply take graham crackers or whole wheat pita bread, spread peanut butter on them, and set them in front of the campfire for 30 seconds on each side. Soon they will be crunchy and gooey delicious!
7. Campfire Breakfast Burritos
Instead of adding traditional meat, you can pack a bowl of hash browns and cheese instead for a cheesy breakfast burrito. Add a side of ketchup or salsa, or any other condiment of your choice.
8. Campfire Omelets
Take your eggs and break them into a bowl. Pour in half of the milk, stir with a fork, and pour the mixture back into the pan. Add salt and pepper to taste, cover, and cook over the fire for 5-6 minutes.
After you are done cooking, put your eggs on an edible plate or plastic bag. You can now enjoy your meal with a side of toast or tortilla chips.
9. Campfire Apple Pie
With a little bit of effort, you can make an apple pie that tastes as good as it does in the store, even while in the middle of the wilderness!
Take a pie dish, coat the bottom with oil and packing peanuts, and place apple slices on top. Pour in your favorite pie filling and cook over the campfire for 10-15 minutes.
Add cinnamon and sugar for taste along with brown sugar and butter for a more traditional flavor.
10. Campfire Nachos
Take some tortilla chips, cut them in half, and throw them in your pan. Add some cooked bacon on top of your chips, followed by shredded cheese (and maybe some jalapenos).
Cook for 5 minutes on each side to get the crisp texture you love so much. With only a few ingredients and simple preparation time, these nachos are perfect for any cold camping trip.
There are many great campfire meals out there, and you can even create your own using some basic ingredients and some creativity. I hope that this blog post has inspired you to try some of these meals for yourself or for your next camping trip.