What to cook when camping?
Who loves camping? Camping and spending time in the great outdoors gives a feeling that you can’t get anywhere else. Finding peace with nature and stepping back to a more simple time is the perfect way to lift your soul.
One of the most satisfying activities while camping is cooking your meals over a fire. BUT one of the most common worries is, what do we eat when camping. It’s pretty tough to put a meal on the table for the whole family when you’re not at home.
Luckily, there’s just something about cooking in the wilderness, “caveman style”, that really brings the flavor out of food, making it just EXTRA delicious!
What do you do to make your life very easy?
- Foil packet meals!
- Foil pack recipes!
- Foil packet dinners!
- Foil packet, foil packet, FOIL PACKETSSS!
Not only is it kid-friendly, but you can easily have the foil packets premade, ready to toss on the fire when dinner time rolls around – but it’s fun! Let the kids join in the preparations!
6 Foil Pack Camping Meal Ideas
Here are the six best make ahead camping meals to consider when planning out your weekend camping trip.
- Campfire Tex Mex White Bean Chicken Foil Packets
- Beef and Potato Hobo Dinner
- Cajun-Style Shrimp
- Barbecue Chicken and Vegetables
- Italian Eggplant and Zucchini
- Pork Chops and Sweet Potato
Mmmm, this one from The Kitchen Magpie is an absolute winner! The flavors and spice come together so well with this foil pack its ridiculous! For a little something extra, pack a few tortilla shells or chips to go with it 🙂 It’s easy, and taste super delicious when cooked on the campfire.
Yep, a classic Hobo dinner from Brittany’s Pantry. This is a simple and easy dinner with great flavor. You can also get creative with spices or extra add-ins to customize it to your liking for an assortment of new flavors 🙂 There’s nothing better than this for camping.
Cajun is one of my favorite cuisines. Nothing makes food taste quite as good as it does with that unique combination of herbs and spices. Seafood recipes and camping isn’t usually the first thing that pops into your head, but trust me. Combining this scrumptious shrimp camping dinner from Favorite Family Recipes with the sound of a nearby stream and a crackling campfire is out of this world.
Barbecue chicken and the outdoors go together like… well, barbecue chicken and the outdoors, ha! This juicy sauced up chicken breast pairs extremely well with the vegetables, its a perfect healthy meal for camping. Thanks Diethood for the awesome foil pack recipe ideas!
Here is one for the vegetarians of the camping world. This foil packet dinner recipe from Ready Set Eat is healthy and meat free! The instructions calls for using a gas grill, but applying the heat from a wood burning camp fire will get you the same great results.
Couldn’t forget to have a tasty pork foil packet campfire dinner on the list. The combination of Sloppy Joe mix and spicy brown mustard in this recipe a mouth watering delight!
If you saved some room after your meal, pull this apple pie foil packet off the fire and enjoy a warm sweet dessert to finish off the night! Don’t be scared to make this camping dessert recipe ahead of time, and save yourself a lot of effort.