These are 35 of the best one-pot camping meals including, breakfast and dessert. Using only one piece of cookware means less packing and fewer dirty dishes to clean.
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We are a big camping family. My summer vacations growing up were always camping and I have so many fond memories of it that I wanted to make sure I passed that down to my son. The only thing I don’t like about camping though is the dishes. In most of the places we camp, there is no hot water if there is water at all. And having to boil water to clean multiple pots and pans is no fun so I like to bring only one or 2 cast iron pans and use them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.
Why we love one-pot camping meals
- You only need to bring 1 pan which means less to pack
- One-pot camping meals mean fewer dishes to clean and faster clean up. Hallelujah!
- Most one-pot meals are easy to throw together because all the ingredients go in one pot and are pretty hands-off.
Favorite camping cooking supplies
- Dutch Oven– This Deep Dish Dutch Oven is the most versatile piece of camping cookware you can own since you can cook anything in it. Not only can you cook in it directly in the fire but you can also bake with it.
- Cast Iron Pan– A 10-inch Cast Iron Pan is the perfect size to make all your means and will last generations.
- Lid Lifter– Cast iron gets extremely hot especially if you’re cooking directly in the fire so Dutch Oven Lid Lifter is a must-have.
- Gloves– These heat-resistant gloves are extremely versatile while camping and cooking with fire.
- Tripod– If you’re going to be cooking over the campfire a tripod is a must-have so you can adjust the height and get the perfect temperature.
Camping Breakfast Meal Ideas
This easy breakfast skillet from My Kitchen Love comes together in under 30 minutes and will keep you full all morning long.
This french toast casserole from Fresh Off The Grid is quick, easy, and can feed a bunch of people.
This homemade instant oatmeal with 4 different variations from Take Them Outside is the perfect one-pot camping meal for breakfast.
Banana Cinnamon Overnight Oats
This banana cinnamon overnight oats recipe from Savor the Spoon taste just like banana bread but is vegan, dairy-free, and easily made gluten-free. These are the perfect make-ahead breakfast to throw in a cooler.
What’s better than no dirty dishes when camping? This french toast foil packet from Little Sunny Kitchen is delicious and easy to make over the grill or fire.
This Mexican-inspired breakfast from Casual Epicure is the perfect way to use leftover taco ingredients from the night before.
These make-ahead-and-cook-at-camp cinnamon rolls from Fresh Off the Grid are the perfect pairing to a hot cup of coffee.
This delicious fresh-baked banana bread from Fresh Off the Grid is perfectly moist and full of banana flavor.
Champagne Tastes’ toasted muesli cereal is a great alternative to oatmeal.
One-pot Camping Meal Ideas
This vegan Dutch Oven Stew from Fresh Off The Grid is loaded with mushrooms and other vegetables. It’s the perfect one-opt hearty meal to keep you warm on a cold night.
Who doesn’t love tacos? This taco skillet from Homemade Heather is a family favorite for adults and kids.
Chicken And Squash Dutch Oven Casserole
Chicken and squash casserole from Reuse Grow Enjoy is a great recipe to make over the campfire.
Cod, Chorizo, and Potato Foil Packets
This mess-free Cod, Chorizo, and Potato foil packet recipe from My Kitchen Love is another super easy and healthy dish-free meal.
Chili Mac is an All-American classic and this recipe from Fresh Off The Grid brings it to you all in one pot.
This budget-friendly spin on traditional Hawaiian Loco Moco from Balance with Jess is super easy and will save you space in your cooler.
These chicken Fajitas from Foodess are another great addition to any camping menu.
This one-pot Italian Sausage Pasta from Belle of the Kitchen is the perfect one-pot pasta dish.
This hearty winter chili from me, Kristina Oxford, that is made ahead in the slow cooker is the perfect meal to keep you warm on a cold camping night.
Even More One-pot Camping Meals
My husband loves soup when we’re camping so this hearty vegan minestrone soup from Happy Kitchen will do the trick.
This is a Morrocan-inspired chicken and potatoes recipe from This Noshtalgic Life is hands-off and will feed a lot of people.
These pie iron quesadillas from This DIY Life are the fun camping take on traditional quesadillas.
This vegan lentil curry from Our Plant Based World is packed with sweet potatoes and spices.
Camping and pizza sound like the best of both worlds to me. Champagne Tastes shows us how to make pizza over a campfire.
Cajun Shrimp Boil Foil Packets
These cajun shrimp boil packets from The Soccer Mom Blog are another mess-free, no-dish meal.
This hearty and meaty campfire stew from Recipes from a Pantry will keep you full and warm on a cold camping night.
These salmon foil packets from Dinner at the Zoo are a delicious and healthy meal perfect for summer camping.
Campfire Pasta with Vodka Cream Sauce
This vodka sauce pasta from Champagne Tastes is truly a one-pot pasta with no need to boil the pasta.
What’s a better camping dessert than S’mores Nachos? This recipe from Budget Delicious is perfect on the campfire or grill.
Dutch Oven Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
This chocolate peanut butter cake from Let’s Camp S’more is made right in your dutch oven and cooked over the campfire.
A delicious bread pudding topped with blueberries from This Noshtalgic Life is the perfect warm dessert on a cold night camping.
These apple spice donuts from Stef’s Eats and Sweets would be a fun treat on any fall camping trip.
Campfire Whiskey Peach Cobbler
This whiskey peach cobbler from Stef’s Eats and Sweets is the perfect dessert to make when peaches are in season.
These vegan skillet brownies from Vegan on Board are fudgy in the middle and cakey on the outside.
This delicious and gooey dip from Fantabulosity will hit the s’mores cravings without the mess.
This 2 ingredient blueberry cobbler from Campfire Foodie is an easy and delicious camping dessert.
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Tiffany McCoy says
These are such easy meals for camping season!
Tiffany McCoy says
These are such easy ideas for Camping season!
Saving this for later! I can’t wait to take my baby boys camping! And any time I have ever camped… it’s always hot dogs… so I appreciate the ideas!
I’ve been thinking of planning a camping trip this summer and not sure which of these 35 recipes I will try! They all sound good and love the one pot. Lugging camping gear around is no fun, less items the better. Thanks!
Absolutely LOVE one-pot meals! And always looking for new meals to make while camping. Can’t wait to try some of these out!
Brad MacAonghais says
Still waiting after over a year since we ordered our family van with towing capabilities…hoping then to get a pop up for camping. Camping was always a norm for my family growing up. Part of the experience was also eating barely tolerable food so my kids growing up eating actually delicious food while camping would be a welcome change in tradition. S’mores nachos is some thing I would never of even fathomed and I might go ahead and make that even when I’m not camping, ha ha. The tripod also is a very cool accessory that I had not heard of, due to the aforementioned barely tolerable meals.
These are such great ideas for camping. I don’t go camping, but my cousin does, I will have to share this with her.