Camping Faves

Camping Faves

Camping Faves

Posted by Jane N. on 06.22.2021

Whether you like camping, glamping, or just backyard scamping … food just tastes better when it’s cooked outside. My family and I used to be campers, but now we’re pretty much “glampers” – which means we have ditched our tents for a (very) small camper/trailer. We now have many creature comforts like electricity, water, and refrigeration.

However, we do cook outside almost exclusively, and my husband and I have spent quite a few years learning different ways to apply heat in the wild.

Here are a few of our go-to camping recipes:

Simply Salsa Egg Bake 

·         Method – camp Dutch Oven

Dutch Oven

·         Modifications – instead of making egg cups, we make it as an egg bake.

·         Saute everything in step 1 right in the Dutch oven; pour the egg mixture over and bake at 350°F for about 15-17 minutes. Remove coals; keep the lid on and let the residual heat from the cast iron finish the cooking. Test it by insterting a knife in the middle; when it comes out clean, it’s done.

·         Notes: feel free to substitute regular milk for the nutmilk, and it’s easy to vary the meats and veggies in this recipe.

·         Pro tip: use this temperature guide to set your Dutch oven temp with charcoal.

temperature guide

Easy Pad Thai

·         Method – Blackstone Griddle

blackstone griddle

·         Make as directed on your Blackstone instead of in a skillet.

·         Sounds fancy, but so easy and delicious! Rice noodles are simply soaked, not boiled, so they are perfect for camping.

·         Pro tip: turn the heat to medium when you add the sauce so it doesn’t burn.

Mai Tai Pies

·         Method – pie irons

pie irons

·         Recipe – butter the outsides of 2 slices of bread; sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar. Open pie iron; place bread butter side down. Add a dollop of prepared Mai Tai Cheese Ball and a large marshmallow. Place second slice of bread on top (butter side out) and roast over campfire until toasty.

·         Pro tip: Hold the iron near the embers (not in the flames) and rotate frequently.

Whether you camp or not, I hope these recipes will inspire you to do some outdoor cooking.



PS: Check out our adorable Happy Camper Sampler! 4 camper-sized seasonings for any well-stocked pantry.

happy camper sampler