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It’s that time of year again – colder weather! Some like to camp during the warmer months so they can swim and view the beautiful green trees as they hike. Others, however, prefer camping when it’s cold, so they can sit by the campfire and bundle up while cooking some cold-weather recipes. We’ve put together a list of our favorite make-ahead recipes for long days out in the woods hiking or biking!

Make-Ahead Camping Recipes

Loaded Slow Cooker Chili

Chili is such a winter staple that has so many variations, so no matter which way you make it, it’s totally your recipe. This list of ingredients is, again, extensive, but most of it is spices. So, to make it easier, you can just add chili powder and call it a day. Or, you can add all the spices and have the smokiest, most flavorful chili ever.

Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Soup

We think most everyone agrees on the fact that good broccoli and cheddar soup is just the ticket to the end of a good day. It’s so creamy and hearty. Buy a baguette to soak up the soup with and you’ve got a delicious dinner! The best thing about this recipe is you can make it ahead and reheat it when you’re ready to eat.

BBQ Meatballs

Who said you can’t have delicious appetizers while camping? The best part? It’s only three ingredients!

Dutch Oven Jambalaya

Who says comfort food is out of the question when camping? Not us! Try making a shortened, streamlined version of jambalaya in this Dutch Oven Jambalaya recipe that is easy and can be made over a fire. Or, you can make it in advance to let the flavors develop.

Apple Crisp Foil Packets

The best part about these Apple Crisp Foil Packets is they only require five daily ingredients! They also only take about 20 minutes to cook, so in the time it takes to clean up from dinner, you’ll have a delicious and easy dessert that’s ready to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Dutch Oven Cheesy Garlic Bites

Making soup while camping is almost a given, but it’s time to get creative. You can make these Dutch Oven Cheesy Garlic Bites to dunk in your soup. It’s only five ingredients, two of which are seasoning. (Hopefully, you already have those in your RV pantry.) It also uses frozen dough to have them ready in under an hour before you head out!

Campfire Bean N’ Ham Soup

The taste alone will make you want to keep craving this Campfire Bean N’ Ham Soup, but line your Dutch oven for easy cleanup and you’ll never go back to your old ways of cooking. Serve hot off the grill to impress a crowd.

Do you have a go-to make-ahead recipe for RV trips? Let us know in the comments!

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