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No More Hot Dogs! Campfire Recipes the Whole Family Will Enjoy

Camping is a great way to spend quality time together, but eating hot dogs all summer long can get a little tiresome. Add a little variety to your meals with these delicious campfire recipes.


Campfire French Toast

Does French toast sound too fancy for a camping trip? Guess again!  This Lil Piglet explains how to make this delicious breakfast over a campfire.


Blueberry Orange Muffins

These quick and easy muffins are baked inside orange halves and eaten with a spoon. Apron Strings has the details.

Campfire breakfast burger

Breakfast Burger

If you’d prefer something heartier to start your day, this breakfast burger made with homemade black pepper biscuit mix is the perfect choice.  Jelly Toast has the recipe.

Breakfast burritos

Breakfast Burritos

Packed with protein and easy to eat on the go, these breakfast burritos will give you the energy you need to power through a day of family fun. Head over to The Camp Gal for the recipe.

Pizza nachos

Pizza Nachos

If you’re sick of hot dogs, pizza nachos are a quick and easy meal alternative. Inspired Dreamer has the recipe.

Cheesy fries

Grilled Foil Cheesy Fries

Packed with cheese and bacon, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite.  Tablespoon has the details.

Mushroom corn quesadilla

Campfire Quesadillas

Quesadillas are a good choice for your meal if you have lots of picky eaters. The recipe from Dirty Gourmet is for mushroom and corn quesadillas, but you can add bell peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, cheese, pinto beans, or whatever else strikes your fancy.

Camp tacos

Tangy Chicken Tacos

This recipe requires some at home prep work, but is fairly easy to assemble at the campsite. The Camping Kitchen has the details.

Trout dinner

Trout Dinner

If you spent the day fishing, this recipe from Taste of Home is a dinner that’s sure to please. A simple lemon treatment keeps the fish nice and moist, while cooked carrots serve as the perfect side dish.

Pasta with tomatoes and goat cheese

Whole Wheat Pasta with Goat Cheese and Tomatoes

Precooked pasta makes this campfire meal a snap to prepare, giving you more time to focus on other activities.  Cookin’ Canuck explains.

Stuffed peppers

Stuffed Peppers

Cook stuffed peppers in a Dutch oven for a meal that will have everyone asking for seconds. Dirty Gourmet has the recipe.


Campfire Chili

When you need to feed a crowd, chili is a budget-friendly choice.  Serious Eats explains how to make it in a Dutch oven.

Vegan camping recipes tofu vegetable kebabs

Tofu Vegetable Kebabs

If you’re vegan, traditional camping recipes are often problematic. However, Inhabitots has a roundup of delicious ideas that even your meat eating friends will enjoy. For example, these tofu vegetable kabobs feature a delicious peanut dipping sauce.

Campfire cone

Campfire Cones

These campfire cones are a less messy alternative to s’mores. The addition of peanut butter gives them a slightly different flavor, but you could simply omit the peanut butter if you wish. Come Together Kids has the recipe.

Pineapple upside down cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Made in a tin foil packet, this quick and easy version of pineapple upside down cake is a delicious way to end your meal. Echoes of Laughter has the recipe.

Campfire pies

Campfire Pies

Invest in a sandwich iron and you’ll be able to enjoy these pies on every camping trip.  Andrea’s Recipes explains.


Campfire Popcorn Satchels

If you’re planning an outdoor movie night, you’ll need some popcorn. Real Simple has an easy way to pop some up over the campfire.

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