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Easy & Delicious Camping Recipes

Camping is one of my most favourite things in the world to do!  There is something so wonderful about spending time with loved ones outdoors with no distractions.  Just time together as a family, out of the regular routine, under the stars experiencing the outdoors!  Love love it!  I have so many great memories of camping trips with my family when I was young, so we are making sure our kids get the chance to create their own fond memories of camping!

Even though the thought of camping can be daunting, it really is worth the effort!  Trust me when I say I know camping is hard work, especially with little ones in tow.  Oh do I know.  After our last trip I swear I could have slept for 5 days straight.  But the trips are worth it!

The food alone is worth it.  I mean, is there any better way to create and enjoy food than over a fire in the outdoors?!  Everything always tastes better cooked over a campfire and eaten in the fresh air!  Yum.

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Sometimes the hardest part of camping is just figuring out what to serve out there!  So to help you out, like a true foodie, I took some pictures of our meals from our last camping trip!  (I had to laugh at myself getting all food stylin’ in the campground! haha)  😉

Easy & Delicious Camping Recipes

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Let’s get this scrumptious camping party started!

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Camping Breakfast Sandwiches

English Muffins  |  Scrambled Eggs  | Bacon  | Cheddar Cheese  |  Fresh Cut Tomatoes

Scramble the eggs first, then assemble your sandwich.  If you want your sandwich warm, with the cheese melted, first wrap it in tin foil and heat on the grill over the fire for a few minutes.  Careful not to burn!

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Campfire Sausage & Pepper Skillet

6 Mild Italian Sausages  |  2 Small Zucchini  |  1 Red Pepper  |  1 Onion Sliced  |  Salt & Pepper

Cook the sausages first, then add the vegetables and seasonings.  We also like to add and cook a piece of bacon in the skillet for a little extra flavour.

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Campfire Chili

I like to make this ahead of time, and bring it along on our camping trips all ready to go.
Just heat over the campfire and serve!

You can find my recipe here.

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Campfire Nachos

Ground Beef pre-cooked with my homemade taco seasoning (prepare the meat at home ahead of time)
Chopped Red & Yellow Peppers  |  Chopped Fresh Tomatoes  |  Grated Cheddar Cheese  |  Tacos

Assemble the nachos in a tin pan.  Then cover the nachos with tin foil, and heat over the campfire & serve.  Careful not to burn!  Only cook long enough for the cheese to melt!

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Sausage Breakfast Skillet

Breakfast Sausages  |  2 pieces of Bacon for flavour  |  1 Chopped Onion
4 Chopped Baked Potatoes (bake these ahead of time at home)  |  1 Chopped Orange Pepper

Add everything to a skillet and cook on the grill over the fire.

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Campfire Roasted Bacon Wrapped Corn-on-the-Cob

Corn  |  Bacon

Just wrap the corn in 1 or 2 pieces of bacon, then wrap in tin foil and roast on the grill over the fire for about 20 minutes.

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I hope these recipes will make you and your family happy (and full) campers!  😉

Have a delicious day!

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For even more easy camping recipes, see my other post here.

Easy Camping Recipes {A Pretty Life}

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    Jenni
    July 23, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    May I go camping with you the next time 🙂 ? This all sounds great. My family and I used to go camping a lot when we were younger. We live in Germany and camping is really famous here.

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    Sarah [NurseLovesFarmer.com]
    July 24, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Yummy! One day when my kids are old enough to not stress me completely out…I’ll take them camping and make them delicious food!

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    Ali
    July 24, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Great ideas! We do the campfire nachos and they are my absolute favorite meal while camping. We go camping ever year and I love it so much!

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    Diana Rambles
    July 30, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Great collection!

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    Elaine
    August 22, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    We love to camp too! These recipes look delicious! I am definately going to try the bacon wrapped corn this weekend on our camping trip! Another favorite thing that I like to cook while camping is omelettes in a bag for breakfast. The kids enjoy making their own and sqishing it up. Check out the recipe at my site http://69.89.31.214/~cookinan/2013/03/18/camping-omelets/

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      Jo-Anna
      August 22, 2013 at 6:50 PM

      Thank you Elaine! Have a great weekend camping…and enjoy that yummy corn! Off to check out your recipe now!

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    Thanks for sharing these wonderful, delicious camping dishes. I can’t wait to try them all!

    Also, I hope you won’t mind me sharing a recipe or two on my website. I’m curating numerous camping recipes to share to my visitors, so they too can prep and cook tasty meals such as yours. Will definitely credit any recipe and/or image back to their original owners.

    Please let me know if this is alright with you.

    best regards,
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