Great Campfire Recipes: Cast Iron Skillet, Dutch Oven, And More

Last Updated on February 8, 2022 by Christina

A family of four is sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows.
There are so many tasty recipes to enjoy around the campfire.

Nothing tastes better than a meal cooked over a campfire! One of the best things about camping is the variety of food and delicious treats you can make in the great outdoors. If you’re looking for quick meals or recipes for the whole family, we’ve gathered a list of 35 campfire recipes to enjoy from breakfast to dinner and everything in between.

Campfire Breakfast Recipes

Start your morning off right with these campfire breakfast recipes that are sure to wake you up and keep you satisfied. These are classic breakfast essentials with a campfire twist that you and your family will love.

Easy Foil Packet Recipes for Camping & RVing

The Egg Bake Breakfast Foil Packet cooked and ready to eat.
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This Egg Bake Breakfast Foil Packet recipe is the quick campfire version of a breakfast casserole. Easy to make and simple to wrap, this breakfast is the perfect meal to cook on lazy mornings. 

  • Ingredients: Shredded hash browns, shredded cheddar cheese, diced ham, salt, pepper, eggs, milk
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
Freshly baked Campfire French Toast with strawberries and syrup on top.
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Campfire French Toast is an easy foil packet recipe for the whole family. Add maple syrup, strawberries, powdered sugar, or other breakfast topping favorites.

  • Ingredients: loaf of bread, butter, eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, salt
  • Cook time: 40 minutes

Quick Cast Iron Skillet Recipes

The Campfire Breakfast Skillet being cooked over a griddle.
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There is nothing better than a tasty Campfire Skillet Breakfast in the morning. Just grab your favorite cast iron skillet for this filling breakfast that any camper will love.

  • Ingredients: Bacon, potatoes, onion, eggs, and shredded cheddar cheese
  • Cook time: 17 minutes

Delicious Dutch Oven Recipes for Campers

A freshly served Apple Pie Quinoa Porridge on a table.
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To warm up on those chilly camping mornings, try this Apple Pie Quinoa Porridge. This recipe is vegan and delicious for an easy breakfast meal over the campfire. Add coconut flakes, jam, or your favorite toppings.

  • Ingredients: quinoa, apple, coconut milk, water, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup, and walnuts.
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
A freshly baked Campfire Raspberry Double Dutch Baby in a Dutch Oven.
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For a fun twist on pancakes, try this Campfire Raspberry Double Dutch Baby. This recipe is easy to make in your Dutch oven and fun to pair with sweet or savory toppings.

  • Ingredients: eggs, flour, milk, salt, sugar, butter, raspberries, syrup
  • Cook time: 25 minutes

Quick Breakfast Recipe On A Skewer

Campfire Cinnamon Rolls sitting on a table with icing on top of one.
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This Campfire Cinnamon Roll breakfast recipe is quick and fun to make with the kids. You just need a skewer or roasting stick for these delicious breakfast treats.

  • Ingredients: Cinnamon rolls, icing
  • Cook time: 15 minutes

Unique Breakfast Recipe In A Muffin Tin

A child enjoying an Egg Cup with Ham with blueberries and veggies on a plate.
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If you have a muffin tin in your RV, try these Campfire Egg Cups with Ham! This recipe is a simple breakfast to make over the campfire. You can also customize each egg cup with ingredients like bacon, spinach, or cheese to feed a crowd easily.

  • Ingredients: eggs, ham, salt, pepper, oil or butter
  • Cook time: 15 minutes

Campfire Lunch Recipes

Whether you’re looking for quick recipes or great meals during your lazy camping day, these lunch recipes are sure to make your mouth water.

Yummy Lunches In A Tinfoil Packet

Four Honey Garlic Chicken Foil Packets being prepped on a baking tray with a bag of potatoes near it.
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Lunches are made to be quick and hearty and this Honey Garlic Chicken Foil Packet recipe does not disappoint. This meal is the right amount of sweet and savory for any camper.

  • Ingredients: chicken breasts, honey, soy sauce, corn starch, garlic, apple cider vinegar, potatoes, green beans, salt, and pepper
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
A woman using tongs to turn the Cheesy Camping Hot Dogs over the campfire.
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For a simple lunch that kids of all ages can enjoy, try these Cheesy Camping Hot Dogs! Use your favorite hot dog toppings for a tasty lunch.

  • Ingredients: hot dogs, cheese, pizza dough
  • Cook time: 20 minutes

Lunch Recipes For A Cast Iron Skillet

A woman enjoying Brats with Peppers and Onions near a campfire.
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Brats with Peppers and Onions are always a classic camping favorite. This recipe is a great and simple meal that will keep you full. You can also use different types of peppers for more or less heat in your meal.

  • Ingredients: olive oil, onion, bell pepper, poblano pepper, salt, bratwurst, buns
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
Cooked Grilled Sweet Potatoes, veggies, and tortillas are on a table to be assembled into fajitas.
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Grilled Sweet Potato Fajitas are a delicious and healthy lunch. Save prep time and create a more flavorful meal by cutting and marinating the sweet potatoes the day before.

  • Ingredients: sweet potatoes, oil, liquid aminos or soy sauce, chili powder, peppers, onion, garlic, cumin, salt, lime, tortillas
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
BBQ Chicken Quesadillas being cooked in a cask iron skillet.
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These BBQ Chicken Quesadillas are a great lunch that friends and family will enjoy. If you don’t have time to pickle the onion, you can always skip this step or buy pickled onions from the grocery store.

  • Ingredients: onion, lime, salt, oil, chicken thighs, barbecue sauce, cilantro, cheese, tortillas, butter
  • Cook time: 25 minutes

Dutch Oven Lunch Recipes

Finished Pho Ramen in a pot filled with all the tasty ingredients.
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This Pho Ramen recipe is an instant hit for campfire lunches on chilly days while camping. This recipe only requires a pot and only takes a few minutes to prepare.

  • Ingredients: oil, red onion, beef jerky, water, beef flavored instant ramen, lime, leafy green vegetables
  • Cook time: 5 minutes
Hot Italian Sausage Soup is being cooked over a campfire.
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This Hot Italian Sausage Soup is a great one pot recipe for large family lunches. This recipe is hearty and hot for those chilly camping days.

  • Ingredients: hot Italian sausage, bacon, onion, garlic, chicken broth, potatoes, heavy cream, spinach
  • Cook time: 50 minutes

Best Campfire Dinner Recipes

These dinner recipes are sure to win the hearts of every camper. Wind down and indulge in some awesome meals that are easy to make and even easier to enjoy.

Dinner Recipes In A Tinfoil Packet

A close up of the finished Campfire Buffalo Chicken Foil Dinner with ranch and hot sauce drizzled on top.
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These Campfire Buffalo Chicken Foil Dinners are great for the whole family. Add cheese, bacon, green onion, and ranch for some tasty toppings!

  • Ingredients: potatoes, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, olive oil, chicken, buffalo wing sauce, salt, pepper
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
A Grilled Campfire Trout Dinner being prepped in a foil packet.
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This Grilled Campfire Trout Dinner  is a simple foil packet meal that anyone can make. Whether you caught the fish yourself or bought it from the store, this recipe is a great healthy meal for any camping occasion.

  • Ingredients: Trout, bacon, lemon, onion, salt, pepper, carrots, butter
  • Cook time: 20 minutes

Cast Iron Skillet Dinner Recipes

A man holding the freshly made Artichoke and Poblano Campfire Paella.
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For a healthy meal, this Artichoke and Poblano Campfire Paella is packed full of flavor. You can easily turn this meal into a vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free meal by swapping some ingredients.

  • Ingredients: oil, sausages, Poblano peppers, green onions, shallot, garlic, rice, tempranillo, broth, salt, saffron, artichoke hearts
  • Cook time: 40 minutes
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Campfire Pizza is a classic camping meal for the whole family to enjoy on lazy dinner nights. This recipe is simple to make and you can easily add your favorite toppings!

  • Ingredients: pizza dough, pizza sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, yellow onion, mushrooms, green bell pepper, oil
  • Cook time: 10 minutes

Delicious Dinners in a Dutch Oven

Freshly baked Campfire Dutch Oven Italian Stuffed Peppers sitting on a wood table.
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These Campfire Dutch Oven Italian Stuffed Peppers can be made two ways. Sauté it like a cast iron skillet or bake it with the lid on for ease of cooking.

  • Ingredients: bell peppers, quinoa, olive oil, onion, garlic, beef, Italian sausage, oregano, basil, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, tomatoes, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese.
  • Cook time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Freshly made Campfire Nachos in a Dutch oven waiting to be served.
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For a quick and lazy dinner, try these Campfire Nachos in a Dutch oven! The secret to these mouthwatering nachos is to layer the ingredients so every bite is cooked evenly and full of flavor.

  • Ingredients: oil, tortilla chips, tomato sauce, Mexican Cheese, black beans, avocado, onion, cilantro, lime
  • Cook time: 10 minutes

An Easy Dinner Recipe On A Skewer

Cooked Steak and Chicken Kabobs and veggies on a plate.
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Steak and Chicken Kabobs are an easy recipe to make for the whole family. Marinate the chicken and steak overnight for deliciously tender meat.

  • Ingredients: steak, chicken, tomatoes, peppers, onion, Dale sauce or your favorite sauce and seasoning
  • Cook time: 20 minutes

Campfire Dessert Recipes

Upgrade your campfire dessert menu with these tasty treats. These campfire recipes are simple to make and are sure to be a delicious hit at the campsite with family and friends.

Easy Tinfoil Packet Dessert Recipes

A cooked Campfire Banana Split with melted chocolate and marshmallows.
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These Campfire Banana Splits are easy to make in a foil packet. Add your favorite sundae toppings for a fantastic treat!

  • Ingredients: bananas, chocolate chips, miniature marshmallows, your favorite toppings
  • Cook time: 8 minutes
Foil wrapped Apples are sitting on the edge of a campfire cooking.
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For a tasty treat, try Apples by the Fire. This recipe is easy to make with any type of apple, but Granny Smith apples will add a bit of tartness to your dessert.

  • Ingredients: Granny Smith apple, brown sugar, cinnamon
  • Cook time: 5-10 minutes
Three campfire cones with various toppings are laying on a table.
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If you are hungry for s’mores but don’t want the mess, try these Campfire Cones! This is a simple foil packet dessert that is easy for adults and kids to make.

  • Ingredients: waffle cones, mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, graham cracker, your favorite toppings
  • Cook time: 7 minutes
Four sliced peaches are sitting on a plate with a bag of brown sugar and butter mixture.
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These Campfire Peaches are a simple treat that everyone will love. You can top with some granola, mascarpone, or vanilla ice cream for an even sweeter treat.

  • Ingredients: peaches, brown sugar, butter
  • Cook time: 15 minutes

Easy Dessert Recipes In A Cast Iron Skillet

A Pound Cake and Berry Campfire Skillet is over a campfire starting to be cooked.
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A Pound Cake and Berry Campfire Skillet Dessert is a deliciously simple treat to make around the campfire. Nothing beats cake, fruit, and chocolate for dessert.

  • Ingredients: fresh berries, sugar, butter, pound cake, Rolo candy bars
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
Someone dipping a graham cracker into the finished Campfire S'mores Dip. A variety of crackers and strawberries are laid around the skillet.
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If you are considering a dessert for the whole family, try Campfire S’mores Dip. This recipe is a less messy alternative to traditional s’mores that is quick and simple to make around the campfire.

  • Ingredients: marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers or strawberries for dipping
  • Cook time: 10 minutes

Dessert Recipe On A Skewer

A finished Campfire Eclair with chocolate drizzled on top.
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Impress your friends and family with Campfire Eclairs. All you need is a skewer and some tinfoil for this delicious dessert.

  • Ingredients:  Butter, crescent rolls, vanilla pudding, Nutella or frosting
  • Cook time: 5 minutes

Campfire Snack Recipes

These snacks are easy to make at the campsite and perfect to serve as appetizers! Just because you’re camping doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice homemade snacks throughout your trip!

A Quick Tinfoil Packet Recipe

Cooked Cheesy Fries with chives on top still in the Tinfoil packet.
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These Tinfoil Packet Cheesy Fries are an awesome snack that is easy to make over the campfire. You can drizzle with your favorite dipping sauce or add toppings to make them even tastier.

  • Ingredient: French fries, cheddar cheese, chives or green onions
  • Cook time: 15 minutes

Tasty Cast Iron Skillet Recipes

Campfire Queso ready to eat on a table with chips near it.
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If you’re looking for a quick snack or appetizer that can be enjoyed throughout the day, try this Campfire Queso. This cast iron skillet recipe is easy to make and delicious for any occasion.

  • Ingredient: hot Italian sausage, beer, Velveeta cheese, pepper jack cheese, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeño
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
A piece of bread being dipped into the Beer Cheese Dip.
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Nothing beats chips and dip to snack on at the campground and this Beer Cheese Dip is one that can’t be beat. Serve with bread, baguettes, pretzels, or crackers for a great snack.

  • Ingredient: cheddar cheese, cream cheese, garlic, lager beer, chives, salt, cayenne pepper
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
Chestnuts being cooked over a campfire.
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We all know the song, but a lot of people don’t know how yummy Roasted Chestnuts Over an Open Fire actually are! Roasted Chestnuts are a simple and great snack for any camping occasion.

  • Ingredient: chestnuts, salt
  • Cook time: 15 minutes

Dutch Oven Recipes For Snacks

Freshly popped Smokey Spiced Paprika Popcorn in a pot on a table.
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This Smokey Spiced Paprika Popcorn recipe is the perfect blend of spice, cheese, and smoke for any popcorn lover. This is a quick recipe that is a perfect snack around the campfire.

  • Ingredients: popcorn kernels, nutritional yeast, smoked paprika, garlic salt, red chili flakes, salt, pepper, oil
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
Hot Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip ready to eat in a Dutch oven with crackers and bread near it.
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This Awesome Hot Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe is easy to prepare at the campsite and enjoy for days as a great family snack. Pair with your favorite crackers or some French baguettes.

  • Ingredient: spinach, artichoke hearts, garlic, mayonnaise, cream cheese, parmesan cheese
  • Cook time: 40 minutes

An Easy Recipe Over A Campfire Griddle

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For a quick and healthy snack, try this Strawberry Basil Bruschetta campfire recipe! This is a great snack as well as appetizer for company at the campground.

  • Ingredient: balsamic vinegar, olive oil, sugar, salt, pepper, strawberries, basil, goat cheese, Italian bread
  • Cook time: 6 minutes

Hungry for more recipes? Check out these Tasty Pie Iron Breakfast Recipes or Pie Iron Recipes for Lunch & Dinner. If you have a sweet tooth, check out these Pie Iron Dessert Recipes!