Have you booked a camping trip for this summer yet? Well you should! Camping is an amazing way to get outside, try some activities you’ve never tried before, fill your lungs with fresh crisp air, and bond with friends. Better yet, invite a large group of friends to go camping and book a big group camping site for a mini-retreat. If you’re wondering what to make for breakfast, lunch and dinner, camping meals can be just as creative as your home meals! We’ve compiled a list of delicious, filling campfire meals that will please any crowd of friends, and ensure that you won’t be eating hot dogs and s’mores for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

1. Pizza

This is basically going to be the best pizza you are ever going to make. When you light that fire, slice those toppings and watch it bake, the pizza just tastes so much better! Make a few different pizzas with different toppings to keep it interesting.


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2. Nachos

Fill up your iron skillet with your favorite nacho chips and pile on those toppings – nachos and a beer is an amazing way to end a busy day outdoors.

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3. BBQ Chicken

Missing some white meat in your burger and hot dog heavy trip? We have you covered! This chicken recipe is super easy to cook over the fire and can be filled with any fruit or veggies you like. Pineapples are absolutely delicious over a fire!

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4. Egg Bake

Rise and shine to this incredible morning dish that will fill your belly and your body up with protein. Do all your high energy activities in the morning for a change and you’ll be set until lunch!

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5. French Toast

It’s beautiful, sweet and oh so filling! This delicious breakfast or brunch loaf will make you look for reasons to camp so you can share (or not share) this amazing meal. Add some in-season fruit to make it extra sweet!

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6. Hot Ham And Pineapple Sandwiches

Lunch time! Sandwiches can get old very quickly when you’re camping. This time around, head back to the campsite and create an incredible warm lunch filled with ham, cheese and unexpected pineapple!

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7. Lasagna

After a long hike or a day filled with water sports, you and your friends are going to be looking for a hearty supper. Fill up on a lasagna that is fire friendly and is packed with ooey gooey cheese.

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8. Ramen Noodles

EASY. SO. EASY. Too exhausted for anything fancy for supper? Rethinking the whole “hot dogs for every meal” idea? Stop. We have you covered! These ramen noodles will hit the spot and get you in bed before 10.

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9. Foil Packet Kielbasa

Make sure you get your colorful veggies in! It’s like a stir fry in a foil package with delicious Kielbassa meat. Create your own twist on this dish by adding fruits, veggies, cheeses and different meats as well. You can serve on it’s own or, if you’re feeling extra camp gourmet, over rice!

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10. Breakfast Burritos

Make a bunch of these burritos for you and your family to start your morning off with a little Mexican kick! Add guac, salsa and even sour cream to make this meal come to life.

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11. Sweet Potato Fajitas

This looks absolutely crave-worthy, insta-gram worthy and super healthy. We are loving this vegan fajita recipe that will please all your friends and family on the camping trip who have dietary restrictions and will send everyone back for more.

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12. Hot Dogs

Yes, we know we said we were providing meals that were an alternative to hot dogs. But we just had to! You’re camping – give yourself a break and have these gourmet, pastry-wrapped hotdogs right before you create the perfect s’more.

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13. BBQ Burger

No they aren’t normal burgers, they’re home made burgers filled with real meat and a whole lot of love. Throw out those pre-made burgers for these REAL burgers that will fill your body with ingredients you can pronounce.

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14. Macaroni and Cheese

Your guilty pleasure has made it’s way to the camp site. And we know you’re excited! With an easy cracker crumble topping, it will be easy to prep on a busy camp site.

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15. Quesadillas

Another hot lunch option that is super filling and is ready in enough time to get back to the beach. Fill with spinach, peppers, tomato, meat and cheese to ensure you get lots of produce in your camping diet.

Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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