13 Campfire Recipes to Kick Off Your Summer
1. Egg cups
This is a healthy breakfast option that lets you mix your favourite toppings into what are essentially bite-sized omelettes (or you can keep the yolk intact and turn them into mini breakfast burgers). This is the only recipe that requires you to bring along some equipment, but you can use muffin tins for a variety of bite-sized treats cooked over the fire.
2. Campfire grilled cheese (or anything in a pie iron)
Grilled cheese have got to be one of my favourite foods, and every time I go camping I thank the inventor of the pie iron. All you have to do is throw in a (buttered!) piece of bread, some cheese, another piece of bread, and hold it over the fire. Plus there are endless variations—try tacos or hobo pies. You can basically put anything into a pie iron and it will be delicious.
3. Cinnamon rolls
Everything seems extra fun and delicious when you get to cook it over a campfire. Bring along a can of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls (or crescent rolls), wrap them around your trusty roasting stick, hold over the fire and enjoy.
4. Campfire bacon
Now try the same thing as above but this time with bacon. We all know that smoked, crispy bacon is super delicious. Or just wrap anything in bacon and throw it on a grill over the fire.
5. Campfire cones
This twist takes the classic s’mores staple to the next level. Instead of wrestling with messy mallows and having sticky hands that will inevitably become covered in dirt, throw your favourite toppings into a sugar cone, wrap in tin foil and throw into the fire.
6. Idaho sunrise
Everyone knows that throwing a potato to bake on some nice hot burning coals is campfire magic. If you want to step it up, after you cook the potatoes, hollow them and throw in your favourite toppings (cheese, bacon, chives, an egg, etc.) and throw back on the fire.
7. Taco bags
Okay, so this doesn’t require a campfire, but it’s still fun. A summer camp staple, these are an easy and fun (and less messy!) twist on tacos that use a bag of Doritos to house all the yummy taco goodness. Just throw your taco meat, veggies and sauces into a Doritos bag, give it a good shake and enjoy!
8. Stuffed peppers
The same idea applies as if you would cook these at home. Hollow out the peppers, fill with veggies and cooked rice, wrap in foil and throw into the coals.
9. Stuffed onions
Now try the same concept as above with onions.
10. Orange brownies
Whoever made these first is a genius. Hollow out an orange, fill with brownie batter and set to cook over the fire.
11. Banana boats
Another classic campfire dessert, banana boats are simple and delicious. Slice a banana, fill it with chocolate chips, marshmallows, coconut or whatever you’d like and toss it in to cook.
12. Pull apart bread
I’m a big fan of cutting things up and putting other things inside of them. Grab a nice loaf of Italian or French bread, cut into slices and fill with garlic spread and cheese, or whatever fillings you desire.
13. Chili cheese fries
This takes a fair amount of prep (you’ll have to pre-cook the fries and chili) but it’s the ultimate indulgence and perfect for a post-hike camping sort of day.
What are your favourite things to cook over the fire?