Camping Foods

We love the great outdoors, but spending a weekend in the wilderness can come with unusual cooking conditions. Try our camping-proof recipes for dishes that are easy to prepare and store, but taste just as delicious as any made in your home kitchen.

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Stone Fruit Pouches

Don’t have kitchen supplies? Try cooking with foil pouches. Throw fresh fruit slices in foil with gingersnaps, lime juice and sugar. Cook it over the fire and top with ice cream, creme fraiche or whipped cream for a fruity spin on campfire treats.

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Apricot-Dark Chocolate Trail Mix

Before you head out for your weekend camping trip, mix together some crunchy, sweet and salty snack foods to make a hearty trail mix perfect for a hiking break.

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Classic Macaroni Salad

Mayo, Dijon mustard and sherry vinaigrette make a light, herby dressing that mixes best if refrigerated for a few days before eaten. Prepare at home, pack in the cooler and enjoy as a refreshing lunch or zesty side dish.

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Campfire Skillet Cornbread

Tiffani Thiessen adds nutty flavor, from brown butter, and a touch of sweetness with maple syrup to her crumbly cornbread.

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Parmigiano Chips

Rather than buying chips from the store, make your own,  specialized with your choice of spices and flavors. Eat them for a crunchy midday snack, or pair with burgers as an alternative to french fries.

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Dark Chocolate and Banana S'mores

It’s not a true camping trip without s’mores! Bake graham crackers ahead of time for a lower-calorie option, and then indulge with an extra marshmallow in the middle or layer the cracker with peanut butter and bananas.

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Classic Burgers

Camping and grilling go hand in hand. Slap a patty on the charcoal grill and top with the usual fixins: pickles, cheese, tomatoes and onions. Add bacon or chipotle ranch for more flavor.

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The Five-Minute Salad: Goat Cheese, Herb and White Bean

Don't waste time cooking; enjoy the outdoors! Ellie Krieger's Five-Minute Salad combines white beans, greens, tomatoes and goat cheese for a light, fresh side, and (you guessed it) takes less than five minutes to prepare.

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Fresh and Fruity Hot Dog Skewers

Hot dogs are cheap, are easy to store and stay fresh in a portable cooler. Slice and skewer them with some fruits and veggies for a healthy and filling meal cooked over the fire or on a charcoal grill.

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Cakey Buttermilk Pancakes

Thick, fluffy pancakes smothered in tart, juicy blueberries and sticky blueberry-maple syrup provide a sweet, much-needed morning wake-up call after a slept-on-the-hard-lumpy-ground-and-was-eaten-by-mosquitoes kind of night.

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Campfire S'mores with Homemade Marshmallows

Create a s'mores bar with strawberries, peanut butter and jelly, peanut butter cups, bananas and other fixins to sandwich between graham crackers. Don't forget the homemade marshmallows!

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