Camping Recipes: Quick, Delicious & Budget Friendly


Planning a camping trip doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg! With these budget-friendly camping recipes, you can create delicious, healthy meals that won’t break the bank. Keep reading for 5 affordable camping recipes that are perfect for your next camping trip.

Campfire Burgers

Who doesn’t love a classic campfire burger? This budget-friendly dinner is easy to make and packed with flavour. To cook campfire burgers, you will need your ingredients, a camp stove or campfire, and cutlery. For your campfire burgers, you can use the ingredients in the recipe below or you can choose different ingredients based on your dietary requirements or preferences. If you have leftover salad and rolls, you can use them for lunch the next day.

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Grilled Cheese and Roasted Tomatoes

This classic combination is a go-to for campers looking for a savoury and delicious camping recipe. Gather thick slices of your favourite cheese, tomatoes, and a variety of herbs (like oregano, thyme, and rosemary). Grill over hot coals or the open flame of your campfire or camp stove for a few minutes until cheese is melted. Serve with toasted ciabatta or pita bread for an unbelievably addictive meal. Enjoy!

Tortilla Soup with Chicken and Beans

Enjoy a rich and flavourful soup without needing to lug lots of ingredients with you! All you need are some basic ingredients – chicken, beans, vegetable broth, canned tomatoes, tortillas, garlic, onion, and spices. You can also add in your favourite veggies for a bit of nutrition or throw in some other meat of your choice. Add all the ingredients to a pot and cook over your campfire or camp stove. Serve alongside chips and guacamole for a hearty camping meal.

Campfire Mac N Cheese

Make a classic camping meal with ingredients you probably already have in your cabinets. All you need is pasta, butter, milk, flour, cheese, paprika, pepper, and salt (optional). Cook the pasta over the flame until it is tender, then add butter, milk, flour, and seasonings. Place back over the fire and add some shredded cheddar cheese in layers until completely melted. Serve warm for an easy yet delicious recipe to enjoy around the campfire!

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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Sheet pan chicken fajitas are an easy and delicious campfire meal. All you need is a few chicken breasts, bell peppers and onions, some fajita seasoning, tortillas, and your favourite toppings such as sour cream, guacamole, tomatoes, and lettuce. Simply toss the vegetables with some oil and fajita seasoning until coated evenly. Then, place them on a baking sheet along with the chicken pieces and bake over the fire until cooked through – about 15-25 minutes. Serve with warmed tortillas or in a bowl for an easy camping meal!

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