If you want to shake up the typical boring camping meals, these yummy make ahead camping meals will do the trick! Enjoy some sweet and savory breakfast ideas, lunch and camping dinner ideas, as well as some sweet camping dessert recipes too! All of these easy make ahead camping meals pack well in coolers and have easy cleanup so you can spend more time enjoying the great outdoors.
The best part of these make-ahead camping meals is that you don’t have to only make your favorites on camp outs. Your backyard fire pit will work just as well. Planning an outdoor party? These make ahead options take the stress of party planning to actually enjoying your party.
I hope this epic list of easy make ahead camping meals inspires you to get outdoors and try some of these tasty recipes for your next camping trip! Your little picky eaters will be begging for more!
Make Ahead Camping Meals - Breakfast Ideas
Crock Pot Oatmeal Recipe With Apples
This healthy and easy make ahead camping breakfast idea is perfect to heat up over a campfire.
Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos
These Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos are perfect for a family camping trip. No prep, no dishes, no clean up, just heat and eat.
Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Oatmeal Bars
A 3 ingredients banana oatmeal breakfast bar recipe that is super healthy yet delicious. They are perfect as an on-the-go breakfast or an easy snack!
Breakfast Hobo Packs with Hash Brown Potatoes, Sausage, and Scallions
Start your day off right with a hearty make ahead Breakfast Hobo packs.
Two Ways to Make Campfire Cinnamon Rolls
These make ahead cinnamon rolls can be made two ways, grilled or cooked over the campfire. Easy and yummy camping breakfast ideas.
Freezer Meal Breakfast Sandwiches
Easy grab and go make ahead breakfast idea for your next camping trip.
Make-Ahead Fruit & Yogurt Breakfast Parfaits
Our make ahead camping meals list wouldn't be complete without a healthy gluten-free fruit and yogurt breakfast parfaits stored in mason jars for easy packing.
Loaded Breakfast Biscuits
These savory loaded breakfast biscuits are packed full of bacon, eggs, and cheese. Perfect for your next camping breakfast.
Cheesy Western Skillet with Hash Browns and Ham Breakfast Casserole
This make ahead breakfast casserole should be on your camping menu for a large gathering/group camping trip.
Easy Camping Breakfast: Boil In Bag Omelets
These boil in a bag omelets are the perfect introduction to freezer ziploc bag cooking in just 15 minutes.
French Toast Foil Packet
Easy french toast foil packet with cinnamon, strawberry, and walnuts. This can be cooked in the oven, on a grill or even over the campfire!
Easy One Bowl Banana Bread Recipe
This simple and delicious banana bread recipe can make a tasty breakfast or dessert treat for the whole family.
Make Ahead Camping Meals - Lunch & Dinner Ideas
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
This Mediterranean chickpea salad is the perfect summer salad side dish that you’ll be making over and over again. It makes a healthy, filling, and delicious lunch and the leftovers on the next day are so flavorful!
Make Ahead Campfire Stew
Campfire Stew is a hearty, flavourful and meaty stew that can be easily made on a campfire or in an Instant Pot, slow cooker, or oven. Learn how to make Campfire Stew 4 ways in this post.
Shrimp Boil Foil Packet
Use aluminum foil to create a steam packet full of shrimp and sausage with a cajun flair that can be grilled to perfection for an easy shrimp boil. Make-ahead and store in the foil until you are ready to cook on a grill or open fire.
Chicken Pineapple Kabobs
Make ahead camping meals, fan favorite chicken skewers! Just chop ingredients into chunks, skewer with a stick, and cook over the camp fire.
Tater Tot Meatball Foil Packets
These tater tot meatball foil packet meals are a hit with my boys.
Perfect for lunch or dinner, just premake and warm up in foil next to a camp fire.
Campfire Paella Foil Packet
If you like your food to be full of spicy flavor, then try this delicious paella foil packet meal.
This meal is perfect way to use what you already have in the fridge. Just add cheese and you will have a tasty meal for lunch or dinner.
Easy Cheesy Campfire Taters
If you love potatoes and cheese, than you will love these potato slices tossed with sweet onion and sprinkled with cheese.
Hobo Dinner Foil Packets (Hamburger & Potato)
Hamburger hobo foil packs always makes it into my family's camping menu at least once a year. It's delicious and always requested by the kids.
Chicken Pot Pie Turnovers
Turn your traditional chicken pot pie dinner into a handheld camping friendly meal.
Bacon Ranch Chicken Foil Packets
Bacon ranch chicken foil packets are flavorful and easy meal prep that can be easily be cooked on a campfire.
Easy Granola Recipe
Once you bake a batch of this easy granola, no store-bought granola will ever be good enough! Plus 10 ways to use granola recipe meal ideas. It's sweetened just enough to make you reach for the next bite but not so much that you give back all of the benefits of that last hike - and it's gluten-free without even trying, so everyone can enjoy!
Cheesy Bacon Hot Dogs Recipes
Beef hot dogs, melted string cheese and bacon; grab your tinfoil because it's time for a campfire!
Mac n Cheese Recipe for Camping
This mac n cheese recipe is the easiest and cheesiest make ahead camping meal. Prep at home, warm up over a campfire.
Shrimp Foil Packets With Zucchini
Shrimp with zucchini foil packets are flavorful and easy meal prep that can be easily be cooked on a campfire.
Easiest TO GO Sandwiches For Your Cooler!
Whether is a weekend camping or a day at the beach, these sliders are so good for any make ahead meal.
Campfire Spinach Dip Tinfoil Packet Recipe
This creamy spinach dip is an easy make ahead recipe that will be a new favorite on your camping menu.
Garlic Butter Steak and Potato Foil Packets
Garlic butter steak and potato foil packets are flavorful and easy meal prep that can be easily be cooked on a campfire.
Foil-Pack Baked Nachos Recipe
Easy meal prep, tin foil pack nachos recipe. Loaded with spicy beef, cheese and all the fixings atop crunchy tortilla chips or corn chips.
Barbecue Chicken Dinner Foil Packets
Barbecue chicken dinner foil packets are flavorful and easy meal prep that can be easily be cooked over a campfire.
Herb Marinated BBQ Vegetables
These herb marinated veggie kabobs will pair well with any of these make ahead camping meals.
These campfire pizzas are fast and easy to put together and pack well for your big camp out.
Steak Fajita Skewers with Cilantro Chimichurri
These steak fajita skewers are absolutely mouth-watering not to mention a creamy cilantro chimichurri sauce to dip it in.
Margaritas. Alright, it's not a meal, but does pair well with many of these delicious and easy make ahead camping meals.
Cheeseburger Foil Packets
A seasoned beef patty cooked on a mound of potatoes, mushrooms and onions wrapped in foil over a campfire. Is there anything about this that doesn’t scream a fun camp out in progress?
Turkey Club Wraps
These classic turkey club wraps is great way to make those long hike worth it!
Easy Potato Salad
Super easy make-ahead creamy potato salad will go great for a picnic or camping trip.
Shredded Chicken Tacos
These delicious and simple 4 ingredient healthy shredded chicken tacos can be prepared in an instant pot before your camp out. This is a great option for fun family buffet style meal.
Grilled Meatball Subs
Perfect for that busy week or for a family favorite camping meal.
Chicken Salad Sandwich
One of my favorite easy camping meal ideas is the classic chicken salad sandwiches. It's for sure a crowd pleasurer.
Make Ahead Camping Meals - Desserts
Campfire Apple Crisp Foil Packets
There's nothing like a warm apple crisp cooked on a campfire.
Easy S’mores Kabobs on Skewers
A new twist on the classic smores.
Easy Grilled Banana Dessert
This make ahead camping dessert is simple and delicious, just heat the foil wrapped banana next to the campfire.
Perfect campfire dessert when your little ones are on the go!
Easy Camp Cooker Cookies for Camping
Have you ever had fresh baked chocolate chip cookies cooked over a campfire?
Campfire Whiskey Peach Cobbler
Perfect dessert for a cold winter night to warm your belly.
Pie Iron Recipes for Camping
This easy plan ahead dessert bar is a delicious way for everyone to dig in and make their own pie iron dessert.
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