Easy Camping Recipes - Family Grilling

Cooking food over an open flame adds a unique flavor to food.

Grilling while camping lets you enjoy nature and delicious meals at the same time.

Here are some easy camping recipes for the whole family:

1. Campfire Classics: Hot Dogs and Marshmallow Skewers

Hotdog cooking over a campfire grill

Grilling hot dogs over an open flame is a timeless camping tradition. Add a twist by making marshmallow skewers for a sweet treat after dinner.

Kids adore the simplicity of roasting hot dogs over the open flame, creating an interactive and fun experience.

The added bonus of marshmallow skewers for a sweet ending will leave them smiling.


2. Pan Wonders: Foil Packet Meals

Meat and veggies in a foil pack ready for campfire grilling

Create a fuss-free feast by preparing foil packet meals. Combine your favorite meat, veggies, and seasonings, seal them in foil, and cook them on the grill for a tasty and easy cleanup dinner.

Children love the surprise element of foil packet meals. It's like unwrapping a present filled with tasty surprises – meat, veggies, and all their favorite flavors cooked together.


3. Grilled Veggie Medley

Grilled Vegetable Medley on a Plate

For a healthy and flavorful option, toss your favorite veggies in olive oil, sprinkle with some salt and pepper, then grill until they're tender and slightly charred.

Transforming veggies into a colorful, charred masterpiece on the grill not only makes them visually appealing but also enhances their flavors.

It's a sneaky way to make veggies exciting and delicious for the little ones.


4. Portable Pizza Pockets

Campfire Grilled Pizza Pockets

Bring the pizzeria to your campsite by using tortillas as pizza crusts. Add sauce, cheese, and your preferred toppings, then grill for a few minutes for a quick and tasty pizza pocket.

Kids can get creative with their pizza toppings, turning the grilling experience into a personalized pizza-making adventure.

The ease of using tortillas makes it a hands-on and enjoyable process for them.


5. Savory Skewers: Chicken or Veggie Kabobs

Chicken and Veggie Kabob Skewers on a Plate

Thread marinated chicken or a mix of colorful veggies onto skewers for a convenient and tasty grilling option. It's a great way to get a variety of flavors in each bite.

The idea of food on a stick is always a hit with kids.

They can assemble their own skewers with a variety of ingredients, making mealtime engaging and allowing them to tailor their skewers to their liking.


6. Campsite Quesadillas

Campfire Quesadillas

Crafting quesadillas on the grill is a breeze. Fill tortillas with cheese, beans, and any other desired ingredients, then grill until the cheese melts and the tortillas turn golden brown.

Quesadillas offer a comforting familiarity with a campsite twist. Kids love the gooey melted cheese, and the customizable fillings allow them to have a say in what goes inside.


7. Sweet Campfire Cones

Sweet Campfire Cones

Indulge your sweet tooth with these delightful campfire cones. Fill waffle cones with mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, and sliced bananas.

Wrap them in foil and let them heat on the grill for a gooey and satisfying dessert. Note: We like to prop ours up against a rock to keep them upright on the grill.

What child can resist the allure of a sweet treat? Campfire cones provide a delightful combination of chocolate, marshmallows, and bananas, all wrapped up in a cone.

It's a dessert adventure waiting to happen.

Grilling Tips:

  • Safety First: Always follow safety guidelines for open flames and grilling in designated areas.
  • Prep Ahead: Chop veggies, marinate meats, and assemble foil packets at home for a smoother camping cooking experience.
  • Portable Grill: Invest in a portable grill for convenient and controlled cooking.

Table: Quick Guide to Grilling Times

Food Item Approximate Grilling Time
Hot Dogs 5-7 minutes
Foil Packet Meals 15-20 minutes
Grilled Veggie Medley 10-15 minutes
Chicken or Veggie Kabobs 12-15 minutes
Quesadillas 5-8 minutes