Simple Campsite Recipes

Simple Campsite Recipes

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Cooking in the woods might understandably scare you to death, but luckily there are some really simple recipes you can use to make some comforting and healthy meals while you are out in the wild.

By no means do you need the best camping cookware sets, just buy a few essentials and we promise, you will be able to create some yummy, simple meals for your family and friends while you are camping out in nature!

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Warming Chili

If you want a simple one pot meal to satisfy the crowd, then say no more…


  • 500g Mince beef
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 chillies (pick whichever you prefer)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 200ml tomato purée or paste
  • 3 cans of chopped tomatoes (approx 400g each)
  • 8 Jalapeños slices plus a splash of the vinegar
  • 1 tin black beans
  • 1 tin kidney beans

First of all, chop your onion into small pieces and sweat them in the pan with a little oil. Add the mince and cook completely. Add all other ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes or so until boiling hot. Serve with rice or bread.


Skillet Pizza

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Pizza is one of the ultimate comfort foods, and here’s how you can make it on a campfire!


  • 1 ball pizza dough
  • Flour
  • Your favourite pizza sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella
  • Your favourite toppings
  • Olive oil

Roll out the dough to fit your pan, and coat the pan in olive oil. Place the dough into the pan and cook for 2 minutes, flip it over and then add your toppings. Cover with foil and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly, approximately 8-10 minutes.

Baked Potatoes

If you have some leftover chilli from the night before then this is the ideal way to use it!


  • 1 russet potato per person
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp salt
  • Your favourite topping (chilli, beans, tuna, cheese…)

Melt the butter in a pan and add the salt. Let cool and coat your potatoes in the mixture. Pearce holes in the potatoes to let steam out. Wrap in foil and bake for 40 minutes. For the last five minutes, crisp up the potatoes on a grill pan. Serve!

Chicken Curry

Why not spice things up on a cold night with this warming recipe?


  • 4 chicken breasts, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 red onion
  • Thumb Sized piece of ginger
  • 1 chilli
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tins of chopped tomatoes (400g each)
  • 3 tbsp tomato purée or paste
  • 2 tbsp natural yogurt or coconut milk
  • Rice to serve

First of all, coat your chicken in the spices (leave 1 tbsp curry powder) and leave for 30 minutes or so. Set aside. For the sauce, sweat the onion, garlic and ginger until fragrant and onion translucent. Add in your curry powder and cook for a minute. Add in the chicken and fry until crispy and browned. Add in your chilli, chopped tomatoes and tomato purée and simmer for 20 minutes. Add in the yogurt or coconut milk before serving with rice.

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Salmon and Sauteed Potatoes

If you fancy adding some fish into your diet for the week, cooking some salmon with potatoes and greens will be the perfect dish to make. You’ll be able to enjoy a fresh, healthy meal which is really simple to make and the whole family will enjoy!


  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 4 russet Potatoes
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 2 cups green beans
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Lemon
  • 4 tsp dill

First of all, chop your potatoes into small chunks and boil for 15 minutes. Once tender, set aside. Take your salmon fillets and cover with dill, salt and pepper. Place 1 quarter of a lemon on each fillet, wrap in foil and bake for 12-15 minutes. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a frying pan until foamy. Add potatoes, salt and pepper and cook until crispy. Boil your vegetables in a pan and then you are ready to serve everything up to the mob!



There’s no real camping trip without toasting some marshmallows by the fire, let’s take a look at how you can make this classic campsite dish.


  • Nutella
  • Graham crackers
  • Large marshmallows

Take two graham crackers and spread on some Nutella. With your marshmallow, place onto a skewer and toast over the first until blackening. When done, place on top of one cracker and sandwich the other on top, pulling the skewer out.

Which one of our Simple Campsite Recipes is your favorite? What is your favorite food to cook on a camping trip with your friends and family? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. I have cooked Boboli pizza any number of times backpacking. It’s brilliant. The dough is already cooked so you can’t mess it up and the sauce comes in a little plastic pouch. You don’t need a can opener (or heavy can) and you have no waste. You can even get pepperoni and Baby Bell cheese that don’t require any refrigeration. There are even backpacking ovens that are super light so you don’t need to carry the skillet. If you’re car camping though, a good skillet goes a long way.

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