Just because you are camping doesn’t mean you can’t eat well. This guide on camp cooking shows how to cook delicious meals while camping.

Every year, 77 million American households hit the open road and go camping.

But that doesn’t mean they’re all eating junk food for dinner.



From tools and tips to awesome recipes, we’ve got the low down on camp cooking delicious meals on your next trip.

Camp Cooking: How to Cook Delicious Meals While Camping 


The secret to camping is to have all the things you need. Here’s a quick list of the essentials.

  • A cooler
  • Matches
  • Kindling and logs if you’re not near any woods or trees
  • A few pots and pans of different sizes
  • Aluminum foil
  • A grate to put over an open fire or even a portable BBQ
  • A bowl for washing up
  • A sheet to dry with
  • And of course, some bags to put your rubbish in!

All these supplies will help you cook delicious meals.

Camp Cooking: How to Cook Delicious Meals While Camping 


There are lots of things you can do to turn the headache of camping cooking into a breeze.

  • Plan Ahead

If you plan what you’re going to cook ahead of time, you can just take what you need and cut down on packing weight.

Use Tupperware boxes to keep your weighed out ingredients separate and reusable squeezy bottles for your liquids.   If you’re really organized you could even prepare things before you go; like chopping vegetables.


  • Use Your Freezer

If you freeze things you would usually keep in the fridge, it will make them last longer while you’re out and about.


  • Oil It Up

A little oil goes a long way and will stop foods from sticking to your grill, pan, or foil.


  • Heat While You Eat

If you heat some water while you’re eating your meal, you’ll be ready to clean up right after!


  • Double Up

If you can mix and cook in the same pan, you’ll cut down on washing up and how much you have to pack.

Camp Cooking: How to Cook Delicious Meals While Camping 

Camp Cooking Recipes

There really is no end to the possibilities of how to cook when camping. With the right know how you can be dishing up gourmet dinners in no time.

  • Hot Water Cornbread

Quick, simple, and loved by everyone, is a great travel staple.


  • Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are packed with protein, fiber, and antioxidants, keeping you full and ready for the day.

You can put almost anything in your overnight oats and they’ll be ready for breakfast in the morning. From your favorite fruits to the tastiest of toppings, there’s something for everyone.


  • Foil Packets

From grilled summer veggies to mushrooms and rice, you can pop all kinds of things in a foil packet. Add some vegetable broth or your favorite vegan spread, season, and pop on the grill until it’s soft, juicy, and delicious.


  • One-pot Wonders

Not only is it super simple to pop all your ingredients into one pt to cook, but it saves on washing up too.

From soups and stews to chillis and curries, which one-pot recipe will you choose?

Camp Cooking: How to Cook Delicious Meals While Camping 

When’s Your Next Trip?

We all deserve some us time and camping is the perfect way to get away and see some nature.  It needn’t be stressful and you won’t go hungry with all these great tips for camp cooking.

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