One of camping’s many delights is campfire cooking. Whether you’re spending the weekend in a tent or choosing to experiment outside the RV kitchen, cooking over a campfire can be a fun option. Enjoying roasted eggplant or breakfast bacon and eggs with the family is a great way to bond, not to mention a lot of fun! To help you get inspired to try your hand at fire-roasted dinner plans, we recommend these easy campfire dinners.
One of the most popular campfire dinner methods are foil packs. This method of camp cooking usually involves meat and vegetables wrapped in tin foil and roasted on the fire. This savory meal includes a mixture of healthy veggies topped with your preferred type of meatloaf. Replace the grill instructions with about 40 minutes carefully watched by the campfire and you’ve got the perfect healthy camp dinner.
Every good day at the campground starts with a great breakfast. This nutritious breakfast is made with bacon, potatoes, egg, cheese and any other breakfast additions your family prefers. Simply toss your ingredients into a cast iron skillet and let them cook over the slow burning coals for a warm, delicious homemade breakfast.
If meat isn’t your desired dish, try this flavorful charred eggplant campfire dinner. Place your eggplant directly on the coals, which should be glowing red, and turn occasionally until the skins are blackened. Remove the skins, let them stand for about 30 minutes, then drizzle with olive oil and salt. Now you’re ready to tuck in!
A fun new take on pizza, this sandwich dish is a delicious campfire dinner option. Toss your favorite pizza ingredients between two slices of buttered bread and roast them on a sandwich iron for roughly ten minutes. Once the cheese is melted and the bread is golden brown, you’re ready to dig in.
Slow-roasted dessert over the campfire doesn’t have to stop at s’mores – although no one is complaining when the marshmallows and graham crackers are brought out. If you’re itching to try something a bit more flavorful, we recommend these apple pie packets. Using the foil packet grilling method, mix apples, sugar, cornstarch, butter, cinnamon and lemon juice to create personal apple pie dishes. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the perfect dessert. Yes, we know this isn’t dinner, but it’s so good we had to include it anyway.
Be the talk of the campground with this campsite jambalaya. Cooked in a large pot or wok over a grill or campfire with a grate, this deliciously filling dish is a sure hit. Mix the recommended jambalaya ingredients, or stick to your favorite family recipe, and let it cook over the campfire until the rice is tender and the shrimp is perfectly pink.
Warming hot dogs over the campfire is a well-loved tradition for campers everywhere. But if you’re looking to spice things up a bit, try grilling brats and veggies on a cast iron skillet. Caramelize onions and warm your preferred variety of peppers on a cast iron skillet for a more flavorful version of fire-roasted hot dogs.
These easy campfire dinners are perfect for anyone looking to mix things up when it comes to camp cooking. Try making your meals over the campfire and let us know how it goes. If you’re in need of a new RV to take you camping this season, Juniata Valley RV is here to supply you with towable trailers, motorhomes, truck campers and compact units. Visit our site to see what we have in stock or call 1 (877) 714-0415 to speak with our friendly sales staff.