10 Easy Campfire Recipes to Try This Summer

Get great campfire recipes to try this summer, including unique takes on s’mores, hot dogs and other popular fireside food ideas

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Whether you’re away at the campground or settling in for a fun staycation, one of the best things about camping is slowing down and doing a little campfire cooking. Campfire meals look different to everyone. Maybe that means whittling your own roasting sticks for marshmallows and hot dogs. Or maybe you prefer a more elaborate setup with a grill and a cast iron skillet. Either way, it’s all about enjoying the outdoors while sitting by the campfire.

If you’re ready to try some new camping recipes to make over the open fire, we’re here to help! In this post you’ll find campfire meals made using super easy foil packets, the trusty cast iron skillet and traditional grilling on a grate. Summer campfire cooking has never been so easy or tasted so good!

1. S’mores Three Ways

3 S'mores stacked
Source: Country Living

Ready for the s’mores remix album? You’ll find great tracks such as Strawberry S’mores, Chocolate S’mores 2.0 and Peanut Butter S’mores. All destined to be on your Top 40 Campfire Recipes for summers to come.

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2. Hot Dogs with Quick Cast-Iron Beans

Hot dogs with quick beans cooked on a cast iron skillet
Source: Country Living

After a day of activities—be it hiking, biking or swimming, or taking a chance to relax—you’ll be ready to eat. This is among the easiest camping meals to prepare.

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3. Chicken and Black Bean Nachos

Chicken and black bean nachos
Source: Country Living

The trusty foil packet makes yet another easy and delicious camper casserole in a neat aluminum foil pouch. This time nachos get the treatment.

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4. Marinated Chicken and Onion Kebabs

Marinated chicken and onion kebabs
Source: Country Living

Marinade is a game changer, as you probably know. This chicken breast and onion skewer combo team up with fire-grilled flatbread to take your campsite supper to the next level.

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5. Cast Iron Skillet S’mores

Cast iron skillet s'mores
Source: Country Living

S’mores by any other name, in any other shape, will taste as awesome. Plus, mini cast iron skillets! The cute factor alone makes it a must-try.

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6. Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets

Shrimp Scampi foil packets
Source: Damn Delicious

Easy to prepare ahead of time, this foil packet recipe is sure to earn a permanent place on the campfire recipe roster. Make sure to keep the shrimp chilled and transported in a cooler, of course, unless you’re prepping and heading right over to slip it on the barbie. 

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7. Campfire Breakfast Burger

Campfire breakfast. burger
Source: Jelly Toast

Just because breakfast is in the name doesn’t mean you can only eat it in the morning. This will taste great any time! 

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8. Beer-Braised Chicken

Beer braised chicken
Source: Country Living

Everyone loves beer and everyone loves chicken. As a result, everyone double-loves this recipe. Can’t argue with math. 

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9. Fiery Campfire Veggies

Fiery campfire veggies
Source: Bless Her Heart Y’all

We’re bringin’ the heat now. Drizzle and sizzle with olive oil, sriracha and dusting of crushed red pepper flakes. And let everything commingle in the cast iron skillet for a bit.

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10. Hawaiian BBQ Pork Walking Taco

Hawaiian BBQ pork walking taco
Source: The Gunny Sack

Hello, flavor explosion! Involuntary mouth watering has just commenced.

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If you’re looking for more great camping recipes, check out these grilling ideas and even some of these brunch ideas!

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