The last thing you want to do on your camping getaway? Clean dishes. Make the most of your time off by cooking up these quick and easy one-pot recipes like campfire nachos, a skillet pizza and even 15-minute mac and cheese. No matter which of these simple (and seriously delicious) meals you choose, they’ll leave you plenty more time to hike, swim and enjoy the great outdoors.
One-Pot Campfire Mac and Cheese
Your favourite comfort foods can be enjoyed anywhere you set up camp, thanks to this easy, one-pot recipe. If you’ve brought little campers along, try roasting hot dogs over the fire and add them to your creamy dish for a retro combo everyone will love.
Trail mix is great, but you don’t need to leave your favourite late-night snacks at home, just because you’re deep in the woods. Make campfire nachos, layering on all the classic toppings, and don’t forget to go heavy on the cheese, which will taste even better once melted over a smoky fire.
Easy Campfire Pizza
No, the pizza man won’t deliver to your tent, but trust us, this homemade campfire pie is just as good as your favourite pizzeria. Make the dough at the campsite or ahead of time and take along with you – just don’t forget your cast-iron pan. It’ll ensure you get a perfectly crispy bottom.
Simple One-Pot Campfire Power Breakfast
If you have a full day of camping activities planned, your body needs fuel to get through the day! That’s where this one-pot power meal comes in – combining eggs, veggies and unbeatable flavours to create a healthy high-protein breakfast that’s as easy to make as it is delicious.
Pesto Chicken Skillet Supper
Feel like whipping up a quick campfire meal in 16 minutes flat? The Pioneer Woman has you covered. This sautéed chicken skillet stars zucchini, summer squash, kale, tomatoes, corn and fresh Parm for an ultra-satisfying summer supper.
Chicken Fajita Pasta
This 30-minute meal belongs in your weekly repertoire, whether camping or otherwise. It’s cheesy, hearty and addictively delicious.
Skillet Chicken Lasagna
Ree Drummond serves up this one-pot meal that’s easy to make and even easier to clean up, full of robust flavours. Try it and you may never go back to traditional baked lasagna again.
Skillet Corn Casserole
A fresh corn recipe that boasts four simple ingredients and will be devoured, no matter how many people you’re serving (this recipe is enough helpings for 12).
Healthy Grilled Chicken-and-Rice Foil Packs
Whether you’re cooking over your grill or a campfire, these rice bowls filled with chicken and black beans will be a hit. They are a healthy alternative to the barbecue classic of burgers and hot dogs — but without compromising on flavour.
Hearty Vegetarian Chili with Butternut Squash
Pre-measure your spices and chop your veggies ahead of time, so all you have to do is drop them in a pot for a hearty, spicy chili that will warm from the inside out. Serve with a big handful of tortilla chips for added crunch.
Lighter Taco Skillet
Have you ever hosted a taco party while sitting fireside? We think you ought to start now. While organizing all the taco toppings in separate containers will lead to one giant mess, this meal hack let’s you enjoy all the vibrant flavours without any of the clean-up.
Anna Olson’s Beef Stroganoff
This simple and classic beef dish only takes one pan (and one pasta pot) to make, and comes together in just 30 minutes.
One-Pot Bucatini Bolognese
Clocking in at just under an hour, this sped-up version of an Italian favourite still satisfies, but on a faster timeline. Cooking the bucatini in the sauce as it simmers means it soaks up all the fresh flavours, leaving you with a full belly, and next to no dishes.
One-Skillet Trout with Green Beans
Whether you hooked it yourself or bought it at the grocery store, you’ll be equally satisfied with this simple and flavourful trout dinner with fresh, seasonal green beans.