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5 (And A Half!) Fun & Simple Camping Recipes

5 (And A Half!) Fun & Simple Camping Recipes

Camping is a delightful outdoor activity that allows us to disconnect from the stresses of everyday life and reconnect with nature. One of the highlights of any camping trip is enjoying delicious meals under the open sky. If you’re RV camping, you have the added advantage of a kitchenette to prepare scrumptious dishes. In this blog post, we will share five (and a half) fun and simple camping recipes that you can easily make while RV camping. From a classic camping breakfast to a rustic evening cocktail, we’ve got your whole day covered!

Campers cooking dinner around the campfire.

1. Classic Camping Breakfast: Campfire Pancakes

Start your day with a classic breakfast of fluffy campfire pancakes. To make these delicious pancakes, you’ll need:

  • Pancake mix (pre-made or homemade)
  • Milk or water
  • Cooking oil or butter
  • Eggs (if you’re using homemade mix)


  1. Prepare the pancake mix as per the instructions on the package, using milk or water.
  2. Heat a griddle or skillet over the campfire or on your RV stove.
  3. Grease the cooking surface with cooking oil or butter.
  4. Pour small portions of the pancake batter onto the griddle or skillet.
  5. Cook until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook until golden brown on both sides.
  6. Serve with maple syrup, fresh fruits, or your favourite toppings (cue the bacon).

Delicious quesadillas made while camping, on a wooden serving block.

2. Easy and Satisfying Lunch: Campfire Quesadillas

For a quick and satisfying lunch that will keep you energized for outdoor activities, try these delicious campfire quesadillas. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Tortillas
  • Shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or a blend)
  • Cooked chicken, sliced (or whatever protein you’d like. Refried beans make for a mean vegetarian version)
  • Sliced bell peppers and onions
  • Salsa, sour cream, or guacamole for dipping (optional)


  1. Lay a tortilla flat and sprinkle shredded cheese on one half.
  2. Add cooked chicken, sliced bell peppers, onions, or any other desired fillings.
  3. Fold the tortilla in half, creating a half-moon shape.
  4. Wrap the filled tortilla in aluminum foil.
  5. Place the foil-wrapped quesadilla on the campfire grill or over medium heat on your RV stove.
  6. Cook for a few minutes on each side until the cheese melts and the tortilla turns golden brown.
  7. Remove from heat, unwrap, and let cool for a minute.
  8. Serve with salsa, sour cream, or guacamole for dipping.

Campfire chili in a bright red bowl.

3. Dinner Option 1: Campfire Chili

Nothing beats a hearty chili for dinner while camping. This campfire chili is easy to prepare and packed with flavour. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Ground beef or turkey (exclude or replace with a plant-based alternative if you want to go vegetarian)
  • Onion, diced
  • Bell peppers, diced
  • Canned diced tomatoes
  • Canned kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • Chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper (to taste)
  • Shredded cheese and chopped green onions for garnish (optional)


  1. In a skillet or pan, brown the ground beef or turkey with diced onions and bell peppers.
  2. Drain excess fat, if any, and transfer the cooked meat and vegetables to a pot.
  3. Add canned diced tomatoes, kidney beans, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper to the bowl.
  4. Mix everything well to combine.
  5. Cook (stovetop or over the campfire) for 15-20 minutes, or until the chili is hot and flavours have melded together.
  6. garnish with shredded cheese and chopped green onions if desired, and enjoy!


This can also be made in a foil packet over the campfire:

  • Tear off a large piece of aluminum foil and place a portion of the chili mixture in the center.
  • Fold the foil to create a sealed packet, leaving some room for steam to circulate.
  • Place the foil packet on the campfire grill or over medium heat on your RV stove.

Grilled fish over a camping BBQ in foil with roasted vegetables.

4. Dinner Option 2: Campfire Grilled Fish with Lemon and Herbs


If you’re near a lake or river, try this simple and flavorful campfire grilled fish, to enjoy your catch to the fullest. Whether you catch dinner yourself or pack fish from the supermarket, here’s what you’ll need to make the perfect grilled fish:

  • Whole fish (trout, bass, or any firm-fleshed fish)
  • Fresh herbs (such as thyme, rosemary, or dill)
  • Lemon slices
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Aluminum foil


  1. Clean and gut the fish, removing scales and fins if desired.
  2. Place a few sprigs of fresh herbs and lemon slices inside the fish cavity.
  3. Season the fish generously with salt and pepper, both inside and outside.
  4. Wrap the seasoned fish tightly in aluminum foil.
  5. Place the foil-wrapped fish directly on the campfire grill or over medium heat on your RV stove.
  6. Cook for about 10-15 minutes per side, or until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  7. Carefully unwrap the foil, transfer the fish to a plate, and serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

Banana boat s'mores around the campfire.

5. Dessert: Campfire Banana Boats


Indulge your sweet tooth with these delectable campfire banana boats. They are easy to make and require only a few ingredients:

  • Ripe bananas, unpeeled
  • Chocolate chips
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Slice the banana lengthwise, leaving the peel intact.
  2. Stuff the sliced banana with chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and chopped nuts if desired.
  3. Wrap the filled banana tightly in aluminum foil.
  4. Place the foil-wrapped banana on the campfire grill or over medium heat on your RV stove.
  5. Cook for about 5-7 minutes, or until the chocolate and marshmallows melt and the banana becomes soft.
  6. Remove from heat, unwrap, and let cool for a minute.
  7. Enjoy the gooey deliciousness straight from the peel with a spoon!

Warm hot toddies with cinnamon and lemon wedges. Perfect camping drink recipe.

1/2. Rustic Camping Cocktail: Campfire Hot Toddy


Once the kids are tucked in, it’s time for the adults to unwind with a warming campfire hot toddy. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Whiskey or bourbon
  • Hot water
  • Honey or maple syrup
  • Lemon wedge
  • Cinnamon stick


  1. In a mug, combine a shot of whiskey or bourbon with hot water.
  2. Stir in honey or maple syrup to taste, squeezing in some lemon juice from the wedge.
  3. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
  4. Sit back, relax, and savour the soothing flavours of this rustic camping cocktail.


Which recipe are you most excited to try?

These five-and-a-half fun, simple camping recipes are perfect for RVing. From a classic camping breakfast to satisfying lunches, hearty dinners, delicious desserts, and a warming after-dark cocktail, these easy and delicious recipes will make your next camping trip one to remember. So pack your RV, stock up on ingredients, and get ready to create delicious memories around the campfire!

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