5 Irresistible Cooking Ideas

5 Irresistible Cooking Ideas on a Camping Adventure 1

By Judy Robinson

5 Irresistible Cooking Ideas on a Camping Adventure

Those who love outdoor adventures such as bonfires, picnics, and camping, know the stress of satisfying food cravings. The tiresome journeys trigger hunger but unlike other luxury getaways, arranging food at campsites is difficult. The most significant limitation of preparing food for camp outings is to keep it smooth and simple without compromising on taste and menu. You cannot live on a pack of instant noodles or nachos throughout your camping trip.

Good food is not only an energy booster, but it also helps enhance your travel or outing experience. If you have a creative menu and a well-planned preparation system, you can use food preparation as a fun activity while on your camping adventure. With some advance preparation, your food plan won’t blow your budget out of proportion.

Here are five food ideas that will ensure that your camping meal plan is scrumptious and easy to prepare.

 

Mac n Cheese

5 Irresistible Cooking Ideas on a Camping Adventure 2One of the easiest, tastiest and the most pocket-friendly camping meal is Mac n Cheese. It is one of those meals that you will primarily prepare in advance at home. This means that you only need to heat it on an outdoor grill for a few minutes and it will be all ready to eat.

You need to get a few pie tins from a local grocery store and spray them with a non-stick cooking spray. This will keep your food from sticking to the container. Now prep up your macaroni and boil them with Soy sauce, Chili Garlic Sauce, Alfredo Sauce, Parmesan Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Cheddar Cheese and salt and pepper to taste. If you have a thing for spices, add pepper, red chili flakes and Oregano too. Add milk to keep the macaroni from sticking together. Once boiled, drain your macaroni and let it cool down. Dish out your Mac n Cheese in portions in separate pie containers and seal them with an aluminum foil. It is recommended to spray the foil with the non-stick spray too.

Let the coals burn at your camping site. Place a cooling rack or a grill over the coals and let them heat the pie tins for 8 to 10 minutes. Make sure you do not overheat or burn them. Serve immediately.

 

Campfire Potatoes

5 Irresistible Cooking Ideas on a Camping Adventure 3Anything potatoes make the most exciting snack for camping and weekend getaways. Nothing is more satisfying than a filling potatoes snack after a swim in the lake or a long hike in the mountains. You will require aluminum foil, sliced potatoes, diced onions, parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, butter or margarine and salt and pepper to taste.

Layer the ingredients over a sheet of aluminum foil and wrap the foil properly. Spray the foil with a nonstick cooking spray. Now heat the campfire and place a grill on top. Cook for about 35 to 40 minutes or until the potatoes get soft.

 

Cornmeal Pancakes For Breakfast

Pancakes can make a wholesome filling breakfast on your camping trip. As a bonus, they are super easy to cook if you prepare the pancake mix beforehand.

You will need cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Put all the dry ingredients in a container such as a mason jar and shake well. At the campsite, take a mixing bowl, add two eggs and whisk them well.

In a separate bowl, combine milk, your dry ingredient mix, whisked egg and butter and mix them well. Place a griddle over the campfire and grease it with butter. Once the griddle is heated, pour the mix on the griddle and make pancakes until you run out of the mix.

 

Cheesy Nachos

Nachos and cheese are delicious snacks that you can add in your meal plan if you are on a family camping trip. To prepare cheesy nachos, mix chopped chili and pepper with salsa. You can buy salsa off the rack and use that too. Place a Dutch oven over your campfire and add nachos, salsa and stir it well. Throw in some cheese on top. Cook for a few minutes and serve.

 

Campfire BreadSticks

You can use this super simple recipe for breakfast or a snack. The best thing is that it needs no fancy preparations. Just buy a ready dough from the grocery store. Toll it flat and cut it into strips. Wrap the dough strips around a wooden stick and cook it over a campfire. Your breadsticks are ready. Prepare a mayo dip, a ranch sauce or any sauce to your liking and enjoy the snack.

 

If you are looking for a romantic vibe in your canvas bell tent, take a camping stove along. These stoves are available in different sizes to meet your specific needs.

 

So there you have 5 Irresistible Cooking Ideas – thank you for reading!

Guest Author

Judy Robinson is a passionate health and lifestyle blogger. She loves to write on healthy lifestyle, travel, fitness 101 and DIY related topics. Follow @judyrobinson for more updates

28 thoughts on “5 Irresistible Cooking Ideas

  • August 5, 2018 at 7:14 am
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    Some great tips on one of the basics of camping. How to get some food quick n easy. Like most of the posts this one again is very helpful. My favourite would be Mac n cheese. Great going

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  • August 1, 2018 at 3:18 am
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    I agree with the nachos and the rest. But mac and cheese? Naaaa…I would rather prepare it at home. hahaha Honestly, when there’s travelling, I avoid cooking. So I might as well go to a place where I can just buy something or bring something along. I love to cook but it can also tire me out. I would rather rest and relax in a trip. 😀

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  • July 31, 2018 at 11:32 pm
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    I once saw an underground cooking of potatoes by putting it under the soil in the bonfire site and by morning, its the perfect breakfast. Have you tried that?

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  • July 31, 2018 at 5:39 pm
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    Omg! Everything here looks so incredibly delicious! Thanks for keeping us updated with these dishes! Nice post.

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  • July 31, 2018 at 11:50 am
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    I have tried making campfire potatoes while camping on the banks of a river. They tasted yummy just the potatoes, pepper and salt. Never tried making any other of these but they sound very quick and tasty. Will surely try out the breadsticks – cool ideas.

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  • July 31, 2018 at 6:27 am
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    These look so yummy. I’m just not sure which one to try first on our next trip!

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  • July 31, 2018 at 6:06 am
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    My favorite one is the cheesy nachos! Yum!

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  • July 31, 2018 at 3:18 am
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    Wow all 5 are cool ideas. I will try out those campfire breads and potatoes.
    Seems very easy to make and quite filling too.

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  • July 31, 2018 at 2:15 am
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    I love these suggestions!! And mac and cheese? I love that anytime, anywhere. It would be SO fun to eat it while camping. Great list!!

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  • July 31, 2018 at 1:56 am
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    Campfire potatoes are a regular meal in our household (even when we’re not camping!) I’ll have to try the mac n’ cheese and nachos though!! Right up my alley!

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  • July 30, 2018 at 3:00 pm
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    Great List, my favorite one is definitely going to be the cheesy nachos. I love nachos and can’t live without them. Great food is an energy booster and helps you keep going longer than usual.

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  • July 30, 2018 at 4:47 am
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    These are really irresistible cooking ideas for any camping adventure. I would love to have campfire potatoes, cheese, and nachos with other dips and breadsticks. Thanks for sharing all recipes!

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  • July 29, 2018 at 9:53 pm
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    Those potatoes look amazing. I went camping quite a bit when I was younger. Though I honestly don’t have much memory of what I ate. All these are fabulous ideas.

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  • July 29, 2018 at 7:21 pm
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    Can I just have the campfire food without the actual camping? I’m an outdoor girl, more than a camping girl but I love cooking over an open fire!

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  • July 29, 2018 at 1:45 pm
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    These are fantastic suggestions!! We have a group camping trip where each adult is responsible for one meal – cooking and cleaning up – so the rest of the time you get all your meals cooked for you! It’s a great system but sometimes I struggle to think of tasty options when it’s my turn! Can’t wait to try one of these! Charlie xo

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  • July 29, 2018 at 8:44 am
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    Thanks for those amazing ideas. We have been thinking of camping trips. Especially liked the suggestions of Campfire Potatoes. Easy to make and carry too. This one time we took boiled salted chic peas. That was also good.. energising and easy to eat without too many carry on utensils.

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  • July 29, 2018 at 7:21 am
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    Heading out for a camping trip. These ideas will definitely be of great help. Thank you so much.

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  • July 29, 2018 at 6:22 am
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    Mac n Cheese might be the easiest dish, since you prepare it beforehand and only need to heat it but my favourite from the list are the campfire potatoes! So yummy and definitely a great snack after a swim or hike. Even the campfire bread sticks sound pretty cool.

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  • July 29, 2018 at 4:01 am
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    While I do like the outdoors, I am not that big on camping but all this food looks amazing! Would have never guessed you can cook all that while camping!

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  • July 28, 2018 at 10:22 pm
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    I haven’t been camping since I was a teenager, but these are great ideas. I love the fact that you can cook more than just hot dogs or roast marshmallows when camping. Nachos around a campfire sounds like a perfect combination. And like commenter Bob my family used to make fruit pies with our pie maker (we called it a bush pie), but we also did savoury sandwiches (like a panini with meat, cheese, veggies) in the bush pie maker too.

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  • July 28, 2018 at 9:29 pm
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    This makes me want to go camping so bad! Pancakes are a must for my family while camping, but I’ve never thought of breadstick or mac and cheese! How cool!

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  • July 28, 2018 at 4:14 pm
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    This is timely since we’re going camping next week and I was not really sure what to prepare. The campfire potatoes look promising since my kids love potatoes so much.

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  • July 28, 2018 at 12:09 pm
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    These are some great ideas and what I like is they are all quite convenient to make at a campsite and are also healthy. My favourite here would be potatoes and Mac N Cheese. Tempted to head out for camping with this food ready to cook on a campfire.

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  • July 28, 2018 at 4:04 am
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    Such easy ideas! I used to go camping with my sons when they were Scouts. We loved making omelettes boiled in a bag!

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  • July 28, 2018 at 12:21 am
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    These recipes are unlike anything I’ve ever cooked whilst camping. As a carb lover the potatoes sound heavenly to me- there’s no way I can’t not try them now!

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  • July 27, 2018 at 10:34 pm
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    such great ideas for camping 😉 recently we spent a great time with our friends on a beach and we ate 50 oysters! it was so much fun 🙂 thanks for the ideas for our next weekends!

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  • July 27, 2018 at 4:44 pm
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    I am a vegetarian (not vegan), so most of these ideas work with me. Not only are these easy to make and low cost but are also delicious. I am particularly fond of potatoes, nachos and macaroni with cheese. I prefer readymade salsa. I am surely going to try these on my next outdoor adventure. Cool tips!

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  • July 27, 2018 at 4:23 pm
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    My family used to go camping when I was a kid all the time. One of the best treats we had was a fried fruit pie. We had a cast iron “pie maker’ where you put in a little butter, bread and then filled one piece of bread with pie filling. You then closed it and cooked it over the campfire. It was delicious.

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