Camping Recipes

Gear up for your trip with these easy camping recipes and tips. Whether you’re cooking with a Dutch oven, camp stove or right over an open fire, we’ve got you covered.

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    Steak and Potato Foil Packs

    As a park ranger, I've cooked a lot of meals outdoors. I often assemble a steak and potato foil pack and toss it into my backpack with some ice. Then when I set up camp, it's easy to cook over a campfire. If I'm at home, I use my grill, and the food is just as good. —Ralph Jones, San Diego, California

    Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

    I had to figure out how to make Hawaiian Macaroni Salad at home because my husband was getting tired of...



    Sourdough Bread Bowl Sandwich

    I created this recipe for when my husband and I go to the lake. I don’t like to spend a...


    Chicken Parmesan Burgers

    A restaurant-quality burger that's topped with marinara and loaded with cheese—what's not to love? Fresh basil adds even more flavor....

    Parmesan-Ranch Snack Mix

    This is a quick, easy and delicious snack, especially for kids. No one I've made it for can have just...


    Barbecued Burgers

    I can't take all the credit for these winning burgers. My husband's uncle passed down the special barbecue sauce recipe....

    Cupcake Brownies

    "These no-mess brownies travel well," says Nila Towler of Baird, Texas. "The pecans make them extra special."


    Nacho Popcorn

    My husband and I like to munch on this while watching TV. The nacho flavoring is a zesty alternative to...


    Stuffed Bacon Burgers

    Everyone comes running when they hear the sizzle-and smell the wonderful aroma-of these burgers on the grill. Nothing else captures...


    Tortilla Burgers

    With pork instead of ground beef and tortillas in place of buns, these Southwestern-style burgers stand out from all others.—Katie...

    Asian Pork Burgers

    My home state of Iowa is a leader in pork production. This recipe is a truly delicious and nutritious way...


    French Onion Burgers

    "I created French Onion Burgers one day when I needed to stretch a pound of hamburger," recalls Beth Johnson of...


    Zippy Burgers

    Our Test Kitchen concocted this easy recipe, enhancing lean ground beef with onion powder, chili powder and red pepper flakes....


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    Poppy Seed Cheese Bread

    This easy-to-make bread goes well with a salad luncheon or a casserole dinner. But I especially like to serve it...


    Grilled Seasoned Bratwurst

    Whether you're hosting a picnic at home or at a park, cook these bratwurst on the stovetop first. Then you...

    Trail Mix

    With nuts, raisins, M&M's and coconut, this is a super snack. In small gingham bags, it made wonderful party favors...


    Southwest Burger

    We love burgers and have them every Saturday in summer. We also have a favorite burrito recipe. One day,...


    Mixed Grill Kabobs

    These hearty kabobs combine beef and sausage, two of my favorite foods. Both the meat and vegetables are marinated before...


    Provolone Burgers

    Grilled hamburgers that are seasoned with garlic, onion and herbs and topped with melted cheese are a summertime staple for...


    Grilled Hamburgers

    Even when I know we won't be eating all eight burgers, I make the whole recipe and freeze the leftovers...


    Campfire Potatoes

    We like grilling because it's a no-fuss way to make a meal. This pleasing potato recipe is one we use...


    Grilled Beef Burgers

    I rely on a few common ingredients to put a new twist on a backyard barbecue staple. To make handling...

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    Jalapeno Bean Dip

    This is the snack my family usually requests. We especially like to make this zippy dip on camping trips because...


    Pita Burgers

    I serve this tasty variation on the traditional hamburger at backyard get-togethers. Similar to Greek gyros, the herbed ground beef...


    Chunky Blond Brownies

    Every bite of these chewy blondies is packed with chunks of white and semisweet chocolate and macadamia nuts. It's a...


    Pineapple-Stuffed Burgers

    "I really enjoy making these special burgers with a surprise inside," writes Ann Couch of Halifax, North Carolina. The homemade...


    Beef Pizza Burgers

    The home economists in our Test Kitchen came up with this tasty switch from the usual burger. Italian-seasoned ground beef...


    Deluxe Cheeseburgers

    Kathleen Vashro perks up ground beef with tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, chopped onion and Parmesan and cheddar cheeses. "We love...