Easy Camping Meals for Families

Nothing says summer like a camping trip!

If you’re planning a camping trip with your family, you might be wondering what to cook. After all, cooking over a campfire is not the same as cooking in your kitchen at home. But don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. In this blog post, we’ll share some easy camping meals that the whole family will love.

So whether you’re new to camping or an experienced camper, read on for some great ideas.

One-Pot Wonders
One-pot wonders are perfect for camping because they’re easy to make and clean up. Just throw everything into one pot and let it cook! Here are some of our favorite one-pot meal ideas:

-Campfire chili: This classic chili recipe can be made in a Dutch oven or cast iron pot. Just add all of your ingredients to the pot and let it cook over the fire. Top with shredded cheese, sour cream, and diced onions for a delicious meal.

-Foil packet dinners: Foil packet dinners are a great way to make individualized meals. Just put whatever ingredients you like into a foil packet, seal it up, and cook it over the fire. Some of our favorite things to put in foil packets are potatoes, carrots, sausage, and chicken. Just add some seasonings and you’re good to go!

-Campfire nachos: Nachos are always a hit, no matter where you are! For campfire nachos, just layer tortilla chips, cheese, beans, meat (if desired), and salsa in a Dutch oven or cast iron pot. Cook over the fire until the cheese is melted and enjoy! Don’t forget the guacamole and sour cream on top.

EASY Breakfast Ideas
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so start your day off right with a good meal. These easy breakfast ideas will surely please everyone in your family.

-Pancakes: Pancakes are a classic breakfast food that can be easily made over a campfire. Just mix up your pancake batter at home before you leave (or use a store-bought mix), and pour it onto a griddle or skillet that’s placed over the fire. Top with butter and syrup for a delicious breakfast that will fill everyone up until lunchtime.

-Omelets: Omelets are another great option for breakfast. You can make them as simple or complex as you like – just add whatever ingredients you desire (ham, cheese, peppers, onions, etc.) to beaten eggs and cook them in a skillet over the fire until they’re firm. Voila – breakfast is served!

Camp Classics

Steak Fajita Packets: These steak fajita packets make for a hearty yet tasty meal that everyone will love. Simply season your steak strips with fajita seasoning before adding them to a foil packet along with some peppers and onions (if desired). Then, cook over indirect heat on your campfire or camp stove until the steak is cooked to your liking—we recommend medium rare for optimal flavor. Once everything is cooked through, let everyone build their own fajitas by adding their steak strips to a tortilla along with their favorite toppings (sour cream, cheese, salsa, etc.). Enjoy!

Tortilla Toppers
Tortillas are incredibly versatile and make for an easy meal that can be customized to each camper’s liking. For this meal, simply pack along some tortillas, protein (cooked sausage or pre-made chicken strips work well), cheese, and your favorite veggies (sliced peppers or shredded lettuce are both good options). Then, when it’s time to eat, have everyone build their own tortilla toppings according to their preferences. These tortilla toppings can then be cooked on a camp stove or grilled over an open fire for a delicious meal that won’t take long to prepare.


Camping is a great way to bond with your family and create lasting memories. Dont let cooking put a damper on your camping trip by having to cook complicated meals over a campfire. We’ve got you covered with three easy camping meals that your whole family will love! With these easy camping meals in your back pocket, you’re sure to have a fun and stress-free trip. So round up the kids, pack up the car, and head out for some quality time in nature. Bon appetit!

About the author
Daisy is a writer, mom, and expert on all things toddler-related. As a parent of three young children, she's experienced the highs and lows of parenthood firsthand, and she's passionate about sharing her insights with others. Through her website, The Toddler Life, Daisy offers practical advice and tips on everything from potty training to picky eaters. She's not afraid to get real about the challenges of parenting, and her honest and relatable writing style has earned her a loyal following of readers.