Five Easy Camping Dinner Ideas

Not only is camping the perfect socially-distanced activity, but it’s a great way to get out of the house and experiment with different recipes. Whether you’re looking to pitch a tent or treat yourself to a glamping experience, we have five easy camping dinner ideas for you to enjoy.

1. Hot Dogs With Quick Cast-Iron Beans

Beans in a cast iron pan over a campfire with hot dogs and buns next to it
Photo by Brian Woodcock via Country Living.

Nothing says camping more than cooking a hotdog over an open fire. This 30-minute meal requires under 15 ingredients and features a side of delicious cast-iron beans. Top your hotdogs with whatever you like, and you’ll be ready to enjoy this first easy dinner. 

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2. Perfect Grilled Burgers

Burgers on a tray
Photo by Country Living.

Coming in at number two on our list of campfire dinner ideas is another easy 30-minute meal. And, of course, we can’t have hotdogs on our list without including burgers, too. All you’ll need is a rack to place over your burning coals, a few basic ingredients, and you’re looking at a quick, tasty meal.

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3. Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets

Shrimp in foil packets
Photo by Damn Delicious.

Don’t get us wrong; we love hot dogs and burgers as much as the next person. But, if you’re looking to elevate your camping meals, check out these shrimp scampi foil packets. This recipe takes the same amount of time as the first two, so why not give it a try?

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4. Campfire Nachos

Nachos in a cast-iron skillet
Photo by Pip and Debby.

Next on our list are these hearty, ready-in-20-minute campfire nachos. If you’re looking for something everyone can share, this is the recipe for you. Much like hot dogs and burgers, you can customize your nachos, so have some fun with them!

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5. Campfire Pizza

Cheese pizza in a cast-iron skillet
Photo by The Kitchen Magpie.

Last, but certainly not least, on our list of campfire dinner ideas is pizza. Like shrimp scampi, pizza might not be the first thing that pops into your head when you think of camping, but this recipe will change your mind. Depending on your choice of toppings, this dinner requires only four ingredients and 20 minutes of your time.

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