Here are some quick and easy camping meals for family, with fewer ingredients and easy prep including the recipe. Delicious meals will make your family camping experience a whole. What more can you get than unlimited joy and
happiness by being with your family, cooking together, and enjoying your tasty meals together?
Planning your camping meals before going camping is a smart idea as you cannot carry everything. Your food has to be light weighted and portable. Therefore plan what meals you’re going to prepare for your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Then choose the amount of food you need accordingly. You can also add some snacks if you have more room.
Here we have listed 15 easy camping meals for family that need fewer equipment and ingredients. You will find tasty and easy camping meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Decide what meals you’re going to prepare and make your own meal plan.
Easy Camping Meals for Breakfast
01. Banana Bread Pancakes
Banana Bread Pancakes are easy camping meals that are delicious and very easy to make. All are light weighted ingredients that are easy to carry. You’ll need the following ingredients to make this easy camping meal.
- 1 banana
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- butter, coconut oil or ghee
Put the banana into a medium-sized bowl and mash it with a fork. Once it is smoothed, add in the whole milk and the egg into the bowl. Now beat the mixture all together until it gets smooth.
Then add flour, baking powder, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt into the bowl and mix well. Mix until there are no lumps in the pancake mixture.
Heat the pan or the skillet to medium heat and add ghee, coconut oil, or butter. Now pour small portions of the mixture into the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes. You can add some chopped nuts on top of the pancake if you prefer.
Do the same to the remaining mixture and you’re done. Enjoy your sweet banana bread pancakes with your family.
02. Grilled Halloumi Cheese Sandwich
Another tasty variation for our easy camping meals for family list is this perfect halloumi cheese sandwich filled with grilled cheese and eggs. You’ll need the following ingredients to make this tasty sandwich.
- 2 oz. sliced halloumi cheese
- 1 Hawaiian sweet roll/sandwich buns
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon sriracha
- 3 tablespoons of mayo
- 1 sliced scallion
- salt and pepper
Start by toasting the sandwich buns in a skillet or a grill and set aside. Heat the skillet in medium heat and put some butter.
Once the butter is melted add the halloumi cheese and fry both sides until golden brown spots appear and set aside.
Add some butter into the skillet and heat in medium heat. When the butter is melted, add the egg and cook for 4 minutes or as long as you want.
Take a bowl and mix mayo and sriracha together and make the spicy mayo.
Finally, take the buns and spread some spicy mayo on each bun and layer the cheese, egg, scallions and add some salt and pepper to taste.
03. Chickpea Hash
Chickpea hashes are healthy and easy to prep. We added this to our easy camping meals for family list as they are a protein-packed healthy camping meal. You’ll need the following ingredients to make this appetizing meal.
- 1 can (15 oz) drained chickpeas
- 1 sliced bell pepper
- 1 sliced summer squash/ zucchini
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon of oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon of coriander
- 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
Add some oil into a skillet and heat on medium-high heat. Then add the peppers, onions, and zucchini and cook for 5 minutes until they begin to soften.
Now put the drained chickpeas and the spices into the skillet and cook for 10 minutes until the chickpeas start to get brown spots.
After the veggies are done, make a well in the middle of the skillet (add some oil if necessary) and crack the eggs into the middle and cook as you like. And the chickpea hash is ready to serve.
04. Apple Seed Oatmeal
Oatmeal is another popular one of easy camping meals for family that is economic and easy to make. Adding some fresh fruits with spices to oatmeal can make it delicious. Given below are the ingredients that you’ll need for this camping meal.
- 1 cup oats
- 2 cups of water
- 1 sliced medium apple
- 2 tablespoons of hemp, flax, or chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon of allspice
- pinch of salt
Pour water into a pot and add salt. Heat the pot until the water starts to boil. Then add the oats and steam for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally until the oats become soft. Now add the apple, maple syrup, and the spices. Enjoy this each camping meal with your family.
05. French Toast
Listed as the last breakfast camping meal in our easy camping meals for family list is a classic, all-time favorite French toast. You’ll need the following ingredients to make a perfect French toast.
- 1/2 lb loaf of bread
- 1 cup of milk
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg (optional)
- Maple syrup and some berries
Take a large bowl and beat the eggs and add milk, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and sugar to it. Cut the bread into thick slices.
Put the butter into a skillet and heat over medium heat. Take a slice of bread and soak each side in the egg mixture for 10 seconds. Sprinkle some sugar on each side of the bread and fry it for 3 minutes until it turns crispy into a golden brown color.
Serve this camping meal with some maple syrup or fresh fruits and enjoy it with your family.
Easy Camping Meals for Lunch
06. Campfire Nachos
Next on our easy camping meals for family list is easy campfire nachos. Given below are the ingredients you’ll need for this irresistible camping meal recipe.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 sliced jalapeno pepper
- 1 bag of tortilla chips
- 1 thinly sliced green onion
- 1 chopped tomato
- 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups of chopped iceberg lettuce
- salsa or taco sauce
Put ground beef into a skillet and cook over medium heat. After they are no longer pink, create a well in the center and add pepper and green onions. Stir frequently and cook for 3-4 minutes.
Then move the mixture to a bowl and layer the bottom of the skillet with chips. After that spread the beef mixture over the chips and top it with cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, and sauce. Campfire nachos are ready to be served.
07. Campfire Pizza
Doesn’t it sound like a must in our easy camping meals for family list? Scroll down to see the ingredients you’ll need for this easy camping meal.
- 1 frozen pizza dough
- 1 cup of pizza sauce
- 2 cups of mozzarella cheese
- toppings as you like (mushrooms, vegetables, pepperoni)
Oil a pan and spread the frozen pizza dough in the pan. Place the pan on fire and cook until the bottom turns brown. Remove the pan from fire and toss the crust in the pan.
Add a layer of pizza sauce. Place your favorite toppings and cover with cheese.
Put it back on the fire and cook until the toppings and the crust are done. Dig into this camping meal with your family.
08. Campfire Cheesesteak Sandwich
Up next in our easy camping meals for family list is this warm and delicious cheesesteak sandwich that looks like a mess but definitely worth it. See below to find the ingredients that you’ll need for this recipe.
- 1 large loaf of bread
- 600g sliced roast beef
- 500g provolone or mozzarella cheese
- 2 cups of cooked, sliced pepper and onion
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 1/4 cup of oyster sauce
- Aluminium foil
Cut the bread into 1.5-inch slices and butter the insides of the slices. Then put a layer of pepper and onion in each cut.
Top those layers with cheese and roasted beef. Add extra cheese on top.
Next, take the Aluminium foil and apply some cooking spray to the inside of the foil. Now wrap the loaf of bread with that Aluminium foil and place it on your grill or hot coals.
After 30 minutes, your cheesesteak sandwich will be ready to serve. Enjoy!
09. Shrimp Scampi
This is one of healthy, easy camping meals for family that is probably the easiest that you will ever make. The following ingredients are needed for this camping meal.
- 1 1 /2 pounds peeled medium shrimp
- 1/2 cup unsalted melted butter
- 2 tablespoons of dry white wine
- 4 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh thyme leaves
- 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley leaves
- Zest of 1 lemon
- salt and black pepper to taste
Preheat the grill in high heat. Put shrimp, wine, butter, rosemary, garlic, thyme, lemon zest, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes into a large bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Take four 12 inches long sheets of foil and divide the mixture into four.
Fold the foil packets and seal them closed.
Place them on the grill and cook about 10-12 minutes. Enjoy this easy camping meal with your family.
10. Apple and Bacon Grilled Cheese
Don’t forget to try this apple and bacon grilled cheese recipe as it is very delicious and easy to make. Being the last lunch recipe in our easy camping meals list, here’s what you need for this camping meal.
- 4 slices of bread
- 2 slices of bacon
- 4 oz of sharp white cheddar cheese
- ½ thinly sliced apple
First, heat the skillet over medium heat and add the bacon. Flip the bacon while cooking. Then take a paper towel and place the cooked bacon on it.
Add two slices of bread and increase the heat to medium. Add a layer of cheese, bacon, and apples on each piece. When the bottom of the sandwich turns into a golden brown color, flip over and cook the other side. And it is that easy!
Easy Camping Meals for Dinner
11. Campfire Mac n’ Cheese
This is one of the best easy camping meals for family as they can be prepared at home and you just have to heat it whenever they are ready to cook. Follow the instructions to make this delicious, cheesy mac n’ cheese.
- 1 1/2 cups of elbow macaroni
- 8 oz of prepared Alfredo sauce
- 1/2 cup of grated cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 – 1/2 whole milk
- salt and pepper
First cook the pasta as usual and then drain it and rinse with cold water.
Add alfredo sauce, cheeses, and milk to the pasta and then add salt and pepper to taste.
You can divide the mixture into mini aluminium pie tins or you can use one large one. Make sure to spray some cooking oil to the bottom of the aluminium tins.
Take an aluminium foil and spray some cooking oil to it as well. Then seal the aluminium tins with the aluminium foil facing down the oil sprayed side.
Store them and when it is time to cook take them out and place them on hot coals and let burn. After 8-10 minutes your campfire mac n’ cheese will be ready to serve.
12. Camping Hot Dogs
These camping hot dogs are extremely easy to make and these are worth trying. You’ll only need a few ingredients to make this recipe in our easy camping meals for family list.
- hot dogs
- crescent rolls
- ketchup or mustard for serving
Take the hot dogs and place a skewer inside them.
Then take the crescent rolls and wrap around the hot dogs and then wrap the hot dogs in a loose aluminium foil.
Roast over a grill for 15-20 minutes and serve the hot dogs with some ketchup or mustard.
13. Grilled Sausage and Asparagus
This is another fabulous dinner camping meal recipe in our easy camping meals for family list. Here’s what you need for this recipe.
- 8 sausages
- 1 bundle of asparagus
- ½ sliced purple onion
- 4 tablespoons of minced garlic
- 8 tablespoons of olive oil
- lemon, salt, and pepper to taste
Heat the grill (approx 400 degrees) and place 4 wide sheets of foil.
Wash the asparagus and cut off any dry ends. Divide the asparagus into four and place them on the foil.
Then place 2 sausages on top and add onion rings on each. After that add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to each with some garlic, salt, and pepper to taste.
Tightly fold the foil together and place them on the grill and after 20-30 minutes your camping meal will be ready. Enjoy it with some fresh lemon squeezed on top.
14. BBQ Chicken Foil Packs
Aren’t you thrilled to have some BBQ chicken, while camping out there in the wilderness? Well, this camping meal in our easy camping meals for family list is for you. You’ll need the following.
- 4 chicken breasts (boneless & skinless) cut in 1-inch pieces
- 2 cups of barbecue sauce
- 2 cups of drained pineapple tidbits
- 1 diced red bell pepper
- 1 diced red onion
Heat the grill (approx 375°F) and place 4 wide sheets of foil.
In a bowl add the chicken breasts and the barbecue sauce and mix well. Divide the mixture into four equal portions and place evenly on the foils. layer the pineapple, red bell pepper, and red onion on top of the mixture.
Tightly fold the foil together and place them on the grill and after 35-40 minutes your camping meal will be ready. Enjoy!
15. Grilled Chicken Skewers with Veggies
When you are back to your camp after a long day, you’ll need a quick and easy yet delicious meal for your dinner. These grilled chicken skewers with veggies will cheer you out for sure. We saved best for the last in our easy camping meals for family list. You’ll need,
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken (thighs) cut in 1-inch pieces
- 8 oz whole mushrooms with stems removed
- 8 oz of cherry tomatoes
- 2-3 diced green onions
- ¼ cup of olive oil
- ¼ cup of chopped basil
- ¼ cup of chopped parsley
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon of salt
Add olive oil, chopped basil, parsley, garlic, lemon, and salt to a bowl and mix well. Then add the chicken pieces to the mixture and coat thoroughly.
Cover the bowl and let it marinate for 1/2-2 hours.
Cook these kebabs on medium to high heat in the grill. Put in the kebabs and veggies onto the skewers.
After 10 minutes you can remove them from the grill and serve!
That’s all for this “easy camping meals for family” list. Give these easy camping meals a try next time you’re camping. You’ll camp just for the food.