We are taking a trip out to California in a couple weeks & are planning a beach camp out for one of the nights. Of course, we are going to need to eat, but I've grown tired of the classic 'smores and hot dogs routine.
If you have too, scroll down and, trust me, you will be pleasantly surprised with these creative takes on camping food.
(Don't forget to click on the pictures to check out the full recipe)
1. Campfire Bacon from zestuous.com
With bacon, the possibilities are endless! You can have it with your eggs, put it in an omelet, on a burger, on a pizza or even just eat it plain. With all this versatility, no wonder it's everyone's favorite!
Well no worries! You don't have to go without any longer! Zestuous.com has come up with an ingenious way to roast bacon easily, safely, and deliciously via skewer. So load up that bacon & let's go camping!
2. Three Cheese Grilled Potatoes from stockpilingmoms.com
What would a campfire be without a cheesy potatoes recipe? Take a look at the ingredient list and you will agree that these potatoes are packed with flavor! And it's made in a foil packet! Which means easy clean up! I don't know about you, but I could definitely see myself enjoying this alongside some delicious grilled steak!
3. Campfire Pizza from myrecipes.com
Who doesn't love pizza? And the best part--it's completely customizeable! Pick whatever toppings you want! That means no having to compromise on a pizza that you're not totally in love with! And if you've checked out my post on my summer bucket list, you know making a pizza is something I need to do this summer so that made it an easy choice for our camp out.
4. Pizza Nachos from tastykitchen.com
I saw this recipe and I just couldn't resist. Nachos? Over the campfire? I never would've imagined! Now, the original recipe has these cooked in the oven, but seriously, take that skillet on the road and you've got an great, incredibly unique campfire meal! I just recommend doing all the dicing beforehand and putting the ingredients in a ziplock bag until you're ready to cook it.
5. Fire Roasted Marshmallow Covered Strawberries from survivallife.com
This is a great twist on the classic roasted 'smores. Also, with it being strawberry season, any recipe featuring this delectable fruit is a must!
6. Campfire Cheesecake Dip from echoesoflaughter.ca
Like I said before, anything with strawberries is a winner, but this? Imagine dipping those strawberries into a cheesecake dip. Now what do you have? Strawberry chocolate cheesecake! At a camp out! Plus it's completely customize-able; any fruit will work! So pack up your favorites and enjoy this decadent treat while you sit next to the campfire with friends and family.
7. Campfire Pizookie from leximichelleblog.com
Through all the research I've done gathering the best campfire recipes, it has come to my attention that if you can cook it in an oven, you can definitely cook it over a fire. So why not get creative with your desserts? A pizookie is definitely the way to go. And, if you're not wanting to mess up your cake pan, they make disposable cake pans that would be perfect!
Why stop with a cookie? Why not try campfire brownies? or campfire baked apples slices? The possibilities are really endless, so please make the most of your next camp out and try not to get stuck in a rut of the same old meals. I don't know about you, but I've really had enough burgers & hot dogs for awhile...
Here is a link to one of my favorite camp out essentials: The Texsport Heavy Duty Camp Grill
I actually have 2 of these and we've had them probably about 3 years now. I love this because it's affordable, and really just makes it easier to cook just about anything over a fire.
I hope you all have a great cook out! Comment below some of your favorite campfire meals! I'd love to hear them!