15 Camping Recipes Your Campers Will Love

Cyd Converse

Each year in August our family heads to camp for a week of swimming, boating and experimenting with new camping recipes we've been wanting to try.

My six year old refers to the island where we camp as her "favorite place" because there's nothing like listening to the loons and the sizzle of the grill.

We bring our A game when it comes to camp cooking. While a good burger is great, we keep a stash of unique, delicious camping recipes at the ready.

To make things easier, I generally prep a few things in advance like chopping and parboiling potatoes for savory breakfast potatoes made in a cast iron skillet.

A bit of prep makes cooking our favorite camping recipes simpler when we're working over an open fire or using a charcoal grill for the bulk of our meals.

Planning a big camping trip this summer? Check out these 15 camping recipes that all of your campers will love!

1. Buffalo Chicken Hash Recipe

When we're at camp, my favorite camping recipes are the ones I can make in a cast iron skillet over a nice bed of coals leftover from the campfire the night before. A bed of sweet potatoes, grilled onions and red bell peppers are tossed with chicken sausage and eggs then sprinkled with cheese and scallions for the tastiest camp dinner or breakfast.

2. Pizza Quesadilla Recipe

Quesadillas are so simple to make that you can make them virtually anywhere, perfect for snacking or any meal of the day. These pizza quesadillas are particularly tasty and so fun for your next camping adventure. They're stuffed with pepperoni and mozzarella and served with marinara on the side for dipping.

3. Green Chile Egg Taquitos Recipe

These green chile egg taquitos make the perfect breakfast while camping. As camping recipes go, this one is an ace. You can make them in advance, freeze them and tuck them in a freezer bag in the cooler then just pull them out and warm them up on the grill for the quickest, tastiest camp breakfast of your life.

4. S'mores Brownies Recipe

These s'mores brownies are the best dessert to make while camping! A thick layer of gooey brownies topped with marshmallows and graham crackers are piled into a skillet and baked over the grill or the campfire. These s'mores brownies scream summer and you'll be the hit of the campground.

5. Grilled Cilantro Lime Beef Skewers Recipe

Grilled skewers are a camping essential. So easy to prep, bursting with flavor and guaranteed to be a total hit with your crew of campers. The tangy fresh flavor of the rich, cilantro lime marinated beef paired with the cool, jalapeño avocado dipping sauce is a summery combination no one can resist.

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