15 Mouthwatering Campfire Recipes for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

We can probably all agree that after a long day of driving, hiking, and exploring, there’s no better feeling than kicking back by the campfire…

We can probably all agree that after a long day of driving, hiking, and exploring, there’s no better feeling than kicking back by the campfire with family and friends. However, we can enhance the experience with some delicious campfire cooking.

The possibilities are endless, from quick snacks like hot dogs and side dishes like corn on the cob to hearty main meals like enchiladas. With so many choices, it can take time to decide what to cook! 

Luckily, we’re here to help. This article contains 15 mouthwatering campfire recipes, perfect for your next outdoor adventure.

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1. Dutch Oven Lasagna

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Perfect for large groups of families and friends, this Dutch Oven Lasagna recipe is guaranteed to impress. Super satisfying and extremely cheesy, this dish is surprisingly easy to make. It only calls for ten ingredients and requires 10 minutes of prep and 30 minutes of cooking.

Some key ingredients for this recipe include sausage, ricotta cheese, lasagna sheets, and pasta sauce. Other than that, most of the ingredients you need are herbs and spices to give the lasagna more flavor.

2. Dutch Oven Enchiladas

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Another quick, easy, and super cheesy campfire dinner you can make in your Dutch oven is these delicious Dutch Oven Enchiladas. Ready to eat in less than 30 minutes, this enchilada recipe is packed with spicy flavors, fresh veggies, and cheesy goodness.

Again, this recipe only requires ten ingredients, all of which can be found at a local grocery store. If you love spicy food, you could take this dish to a new level by throwing in some chiles. If you don’t like spicy food, just go easy on the jalapenos. 

3. Campfire Pepperoni Pizza

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With the help of a pizza stone, you can easily make a pizza from scratch over your campfire. Cooking a pizza over a campfire might seem strange, but the smoky flavors the wood adds to the pizza will make a believer out of you!

This Campfire Pepperoni Pizza recipe only calls for four ingredients: pepperoni, pizza dough, pizza sauce, and mozzarella cheese. The advantage of this recipe is that you can add any other toppings you like.

However, we better not catch you putting pineapple on your pizza!

(Kidding–please don’t come for us!)

4. S’mores

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No camping trip is complete without the marshmallowy chocolatey goodness that is S’mores. An absolute classic, S’mores are a great snack or dessert you can make over a campfire to get the whole family involved.

This S’mores recipe shows you how to make them in five minutes. All you need to make S’mores is Graham Crackers, milk or dark chocolate, and marshmallows. Then, it’s simply a case of roasting the marshmallows and putting everything together. 

5. Garlic Butter Campfire Corn

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This flavorful Garlic Butter Campfire Corn couldn’t be easier to prepare. Just coat the ears of corn in garlic-and-chive-flavored butter, wrap them in foil, and throw them on the campfire. 

Once on the fire, the corn only takes 15 minutes to cook. When you bite into the corn, you’ll be hit with a buttery, sweet, smoky burst of incredibly delicious flavor. The only ingredients needed for garlic butter corn on the campfire are corn, butter, garlic, chives, salt, and pepper.

6. Spicy Grilled Salmon

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With the right ingredients and some tin foil, you can effortlessly make fancy meals on a campfire. This Spicy Grilled Salmon recipe is the perfect example. To make this tasty dish, you only need salmon, red pepper, cauliflower, hoisin sauce, peanuts, cilantro, and oil.

When you have all the ingredients, wrap everything in foil, season the dish, and cook it on your campfire. The result is melt-in-your-mouth perfect salmon with lovely smoky flavors. 

Best of all? This recipe only takes 20 minutes to make!

7. Shrimp And Garlicky Tomatoes With Kale Couscous

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Another beautiful fish dish you can make over a campfire is this divine Shrimp and Garlicky Tomatoes with Kale Couscous recipe, which only requires eight ingredients and takes 25 minutes to make from scratch.

The main ingredients in this recipe are shrimp, garlic, Campari tomatoes, and olive oil. Like the spicy grilled salmon recipe, you wrap everything in foil and place it on your campfire. The result is a flavorful dish packed with Mediterranean flavors.

8. Banana Bread Flapjacks

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This Banana Bread Flapjacks recipe is perfect for upping your campfire breakfast game or making a quick and easy dessert. It requires more than ten ingredients, but the results are worth the effort.

You don’t have to use the toppings the recipe calls for. You can mix things up and use other toppings, too. I recommend drizzling some honey on the flapjacks. The recipe creates a unique banana bread-like pancake, so calling it a flapjack might be a stretch, but they’re super tasty, so why does it matter?

9. Grilled Peaches

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Grilled Peaches are a delicious treat you can make over a campfire grill in 10 minutes or less. The only ingredients are peaches, maple syrup, butter, and pecans. Grilling the peaches brings out their juicy and sweet flavors and gives their surface a glossy caramelization. 

The flavor combination of sweet peaches and syrup and toasted pecans is to die for, and you can serve them with ice cream, Greek yogurt, or salad. What’s not to love about that?

10. Chicken And Black Bean Nachos

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This Chicken and Black Bean Nachos recipe is a tasty Mexican side dish you’ll have trouble sharing. It’s perfect for a Mexican-themed campfire dinner. Made in a foil pack, you can enjoy these nachos anywhere, whether at the campsite or in your backyard. 

This recipe uses shredded chicken, enchilada sauce, corn, black beans, and pepper-jack cheese, but you could easily change the ingredients to include different types of meat, beans, and cheese. Throw in some jalapenos for an extra kick.

11. Campfire Hot Dogs With Peppers And Onions

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Is there anything more iconic to cook over a campfire than hot dogs? Okay, maybe S’mores is up there, but hot dogs are the true king. We’ve all spent many an evening cooking hot dogs over a fire, so why change tradition now?

This Campfire Hot Dogs recipe shows you how to make hot dogs with peppers and onions. You can use your favorite meat or plant-based sausages, which should be ready in less than 20 minutes. Don’t forget the ketchup and mustard!

12. Grilled Vegetable Skewers

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Bring color to your campfire cookout by making these healthy Grilled Vegetable Skewers. This recipe is quick, easy, and nutrient-rich, and you can use the vegetables you like best. For instance, if you don’t want to use zucchini, don’t worry—just substitute it with something else you like! 

This recipe calls for mushrooms, zucchini, bell peppers, and tomatoes and also teaches you how to make a tasty herb marinade to go with your kebabs.

Pro tip: keep pre-marinated veggies in your cooler box to speed things up.

13. Campfire Baked Sweet Potatoes And Chili

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This hearty baked potato recipe combines the subtle sweetness of sweet potato with a slightly spicy vegetarian chili. Campfire Baked Sweet Potatoes and Chili is an excellent dish for staying warm on chilly nights.

It takes just 35 minutes to make and only requires nine ingredients and your choice of garnishes. If you like things spicy, we recommend adding some jalapenos. This recipe requires sweet potato, kidney beans, chili powder, and tomato paste.

14. Grilled Everything Burger

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Grilled Everything Burger is ideal for campfire lovers who love the smokey flavors a roaring fire imparts. This recipe is called the grilled everything burger because, quite simply, everything is grilled. 

Every ingredient in the recipe is imparted with smoky goodness, from the burger and onions to the buns and tomatoes. The burgers are ready to eat in 15 minutes and require tomatoes, ground beef, onions, romaine lettuce, hamburger buns, cheddar cheese, and various seasonings.

15. Maple Chorizo Breakfast Skillet

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This Maple Chorizo Breakfast Skillet will fill your belly ahead of a busy day of exploring. Perfect for family breakfasts, this simple recipe involves throwing all the ingredients in one skillet over a campfire.

It includes eggs, Spanish chorizo, potatoes, peppers, and onions, and only takes 30 minutes to make. Adding maple syrup is a masterstroke, as the combination of sweet, smoky, and meaty flavors is phenomenal. Our mouths are already watering just at the thought of making this dish–how about yours?

Now that you have these tasty recipes at your fingertips, you should be ready to take your campfire cooking to the next level. So, what are you going to make first? We look forward to finding out!

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