Must-Try Summer Camping Recipes

By: South Thompson Motors & RV   |   30 Jul 2023

Along with scenic views and long nights, one of the best parts about summer camping trips is all the fun, camp-fire friendly recipes you get to try. Whether you’re whipping up breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a simple, tasty treat, South Thompson RV is here to provide a little inspo with our list of must-try summer camping recipes that also happen to be super easy to make!

Easy Breakfast Bake

There’s nothing quite like waking up in the wilderness and getting things cracking (pun intended) with a hearty campfire breakfast. Simply crack your eggs in a large resealable plastic bag. Then, add milk and season with salt and pepper. Seal and squish all together until mixed. Open and dump in the hash browns, ham, and cheese. Seal again and squish it all together to blend. Then, spray the inside of some aluminum foil bags with nonstick butter-flavoured cooking spray. Divide the mixture among the foil bags and fold tightly to seal. Place foil pouches over the campfire, or you can also put them on your grill. Cook until eggs are cooked and hash browns tender and crispy, about 10 minutes. Garnish with chives and serve. The best part? Cleanup is a breeze with no dirty dishes!

Grilled Corn with Mexican "Street Style" Topping

This simple yet delicious meal is perfect for a camping trip, especially since no plates or utensils are necessary. Simply set up your grill for direct cooking and heat to medium-high. Once hot, clean and lightly oil the grates with olive or vegetable oil. Grill your shucked corn cobs, turning occasionally, until charred for 6 to 8 minutes. Then combine sour cream, lime zest, and lime juice in a bowl. Brush on the cobs and top with chilli powder, cotija cheese, and fresh cilantro, then take a bug juicy bite.


Walking Tacos

Walking Tacos are a fan-favourite among campers – especially the little ones. If you’re camping with the family, this is a quick and easy recipe that requires minimal cleanup. Start by browning ground meat in a cast iron skillet and mix in taco seasoning over the campfire fire pit or your grill. Before opening each bag of corn chips, gently squish the bag to break them up into smaller pieces. Set up a small station for condiments and toppings. Carefully open the bag and let your campers spoon in the tacos meat and their chosen ingredients. Dinner is served! 

S'Mores Three Ways

We couldn’t end this list without adding a sweet treat to the mix. While there's absolutely nothing wrong with regular ol’ s'more, consider giving the classic recipe some decadent upgrades by bringing along some extra ingredients. In addition to the graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows, give your family the option of adding freshly sliced strawberries, peanut butter, chocolate wafer cookies, sliced peaches, and whatever else you might like. Assemble your s'mores as usual, sprinkle on some cinnamon dust, and enjoy!

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