Camping food can be a lot of fun or a pain in the behind.
Sure if you’re camping by yourself you can make whatever you want but if you’re taking your family or friends - you’re going to want to impress them with some amazing campfire cooking recipes.
Outdoor cooking is something that takes time to master but with the right campfire recipes, you can work wonders out there.
So with camping season on the horizon, I’m giving you my 8 favorite campfire cooking recipes for you to use this season!
I know what you’re thinking - this isn’t camping food. Oh but it is and this is one of the sweetest campfire recipes you can make!
This campfire recipe is a great alternative to roasting marshmallows on a stick.
All you need to do is go to the store and get a can of prepped cinnamon roll dough.
Then simply wrap it around the stick.
The dough will gently roast over the flames and make an amazingly delicious treat for you and your campmates and show off your campfire cooking skills.
Time to show off your gourmet campfire recipes! Technically, any fatty fish that provides a thick filet can be used in this simple recipe.
As a bonus, cook some of our Sweet and Sour Asian Rice to make this a complete meal.
This campfire cooking recipe has a very Asian flavor to it already which our rice will just enhance the flavor of one of the most amazing campfire cooking recipes.
Pro Tip - When cooking camping food, combine long term food storage supplies with fresh ingredients for the best of both worlds.
This is easiest prepared in a cast-iron Dutch Over so make sure you have that handy with your other camping food supplies.
While beef stew isn’t the most flashy of the campfire recipes, this will fill all of your needs and then some.
Next on the list of my favorite campfire recipes is green beans and bacon.
I love bacon, I could eat for hours and odds are everyone you’re camping with will too!
This a relatively easy camping food recipe that you can make in less than 25 minutes!
This hearty meal is high in protein and high in flavor and is sure to show off your cooking abilities and become one of your favorites campfire recipes.
For experienced campers, foraging edible plants can also lead to some wonderful campfire food.
Remember not every wild meal has to come from game or fish!
Wild Asparagus isn’t really wild; it was introduced to the US a few hundred years ago and has spread throughout the country on its own.
Lucky for us, the spread of asparagus has been large and gives you and me another great option for camping food.
You can add some freeze dried meat to this recipe as well and cook it with it.
My favorite is to pair freeze dried sausage with this recipe as the flavors complement each other really well.
This is one of my favorite campfire recipes and it’s always been a surprise to my friends I have cooked it for!
This is one of the campfire recipes that takes a little bit of prepping before you’re out in the wild but, it’s so worth it on a cold night when you’re looking for something warm and hearty.
If you want to take this recipe to the next level, you can try getting edible wild mushrooms and using them instead of ones gotten at the grocery store.
If you want to use this, be extremely careful - some wild mushrooms are extremely poisonous and can lead to serious injury.
None of these campfire recipes are worth risking your life - when in doubt, practice safe cooking of your camping food.
This is a twist on an old-school camping food classic - weenies on a stick. This is probably one of the easiest campfire cooking recipes on this list making it a perfect camping food recipe for you to use.
This camping food will surprise your fellow campers and allow you to be the hero of campfire recipes.
Just remember - with great power, comes great responsibility.
Now for the ultimate camping food experience - Campfire Pizza.
You might be thinking this is the one campfire recipe that is too good to be true. But, you’re wrong! I’ve used it myself and I have been asked by tons of my outdoor friends how I have perfected this recipe.
What makes this one of the trickiest campfire recipes to cook is the dough.
The worst thing you’d want to happen is for the dough to be mushy and uncooked under the pizza and you wouldn’t know until you take a bite.
This is why it’s critical to cook the dough first and flip it without the toppings.
Trust me - I’ve tested this more than all of the other campfire recipes and it works.
Just be very careful not to burn the dough (unless you like your curst on the crispier side).
Camping food doesn’t have to be scary or boring.
These campfire recipes are proof that you don’t have to just cook the same old hot dogs and marshmallows on a stick.
Another great benefit of these campfire recipes is that it will make more of your fiends want to go camping if they’re not into it.
I had a few buddies that didn’t want to go but as soon as I showed them the amazing camping food I was eating, they were hooked and wanted to come on my next trip.
From full dinners to individual meats, vegetables and fruits, we have everything you need to cook the best camping food possible!
On top of that, all of our food lasts for 25 years so you’ll never have to worry about not being able to make one of these campfire cooking recipes because you’ll always have the essentials.