One Pot Camping Meals: Easy And Delicious Recipes

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When you go on a multi-day backpacking trip in the wilderness, you’ll mostly have to satisfy yourself with dehydrated backpacker meals and energy bars. There’s nothing wrong with these really, as they’ve become a sort of staple among many backpackers. However, if you’re going on a car camping trip for the weekend or an overnight glamping adventure, then you don’t have to settle for those ‘just-add-water’ type of camping meals because it is possible to enjoy a full and wholesome dish while you’re outdoors. That said, we’ve scoured the online world for some of the best one pot camping meals for you and your camping buddies. Easy to prepare and cook, these tasty dishes will make camping cooking stress-free and enjoyable.

Chicken and Vegetable Stew

Making a pot of stew seems more appropriate for a winter camping expedition, but it’s actually a great meal all year round. You will need some wine for this recipe though (be sure to have one in your picnic basket), but every other ingredient is pretty much the same as the ones found in a regular stew.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 300 g pumpkin (squash), diced
  • 800 g chicken thigh or breast fillets, cut into large pieces
  • 200 ml white wine
  • 400 ml water
  • 12 small potatoes, quartered
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a pan, then add onion and garlic. Cook until garlic turns light brown and onion starts to caramelize.
  2. Add carrots and pumpkin and cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add chicken and cook until it starts to brown.
  4. Add the wine and bring to a boil for 1 minute.
  5. Add 400 ml of water, then throw in the potato. Cover and bring to a boil until the chicken is cooked. If you’re using a dutch oven or any other cast iron pot that you don’t mind getting dirty, you can transfer the pot over the coals to save on camping stove

Sweet Potato Pasta

Here’s a healthy and yummy twist to ordinary pasta dishes. Get your multi-purpose camping knife sharpened and ready since you’ll be doing a lot of chopping and slicing with this recipe. You can also prepare the ingredients at home so you can delve right into cooking when you reach the campsite.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 stick celery, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 400g diced tomatoes
  • 5 liters water
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 1/2 cups macaroni
  • cheese and parsley

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in the pot.
  2. Add garlic, onions, carrots and celery and cook.
  3. Add tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and water. Cover and cook until sweet potatoes are almost tender.
  4. Add pasta and cook until al dente.
  5. Remove from heat, add seasonings, parsley and cheese and serve.

One Pan English Breakfast

Looking for a great breakfast recipe to start your day at the camp? We’ve got one here right for you. So get that camping coffee maker set up so you can pair this hearty breakfast with a steaming cup-of-joe.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 4 pork chipolatas
  • 4 rashers smoked back bacon
  • 140g button mushroom
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • grated cheese
  • 1 tbsp. snipped chives

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add the pork chipolatas. Fry for about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the bacon and fry until it starts to crisp.
  3. Add the mushroom and cook for at least 3 minutes more.
  4. Stir and spread the ingredients evenly on the pan.
  5. Pour eggs into the pan and swirl until all the spaces filled. Cook until the egg sets.
  6. Top with tomatoes, cheese and chives then continue cooking for 2 more minutes.

Chicken Noodle Soup

If you’re ever been camping during the cold and rainy weather, for sure you’ve found yourself craving for a hot and steaming bowl of soup. So gather the following ingredients, bring out that large pot, light up the campfire and let’s get cooking!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large chicken, shredded
  • 2 packs chicken noodle soup
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2 packs instant noodles
  • 1 lb. frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley

Cooking Directions:

  1. Pour water into a large pot, along with all the other ingredients and bring to a boil.
  2. Add parsley and simmer for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from fire and serve in soup bowls or large camping mugs.

Chickpea, Chorizo and Spinach Stew

This is one healthy and hearty meal that everybody is sure to enjoy. With all the flavorful ingredients found in this recipe, every spoonful out of their sporks will make your camping buddies keep asking for more.

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 tbsp. oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 celery stick, diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 garlic clove, chopped
  • 200g chorizo, diced
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp hot smoked paprika
  • 2 cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1-2 tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 bag spinach leaves, washed and drained

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a pot.
  2. Fry onions until it becomes translucent.
  3. Add carrot, celery, and bay leaves and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add garlic, chorizo, cinnamon and smoked paprika. Continue cooking until chorizo starts to crisp.
  5. Stir in the chickpeas, vinegar, and water and bring to a boil.
  6. Add spinach and let it cook until it wilts.
  7. Remove from heat, season to taste, and serve.

Campfire Stew

This is perhaps as basic as stew can get. Requiring no more than 3 ingredients and only 3 steps to cook, this is a great camping meal idea if you’re already too tired to cook anything after a long day of hiking in the wilderness.

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg mince (ground beef)
  • 4 cans beef vegetable soup concentrate
  • 2 soup cans of water

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook mince in pot and drain off any fat.
  2. Add soup and water and bring to a boil.
  3. Remove from fire and serve with bread and butter.

Cheesy Asparagus One Pot Orzo

Looking for something to cook in your camping mess kit that will make your kids want to eat their asparagus? Try this recipe and watch your kids devour their greens without any grumbling.

Ingredients:

  • ½ lb. asparagus cut to one inch length
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup orzo
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup shredded cheese
  • ¼ cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • salt & pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Add water to the pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Add asparagus, oil, orzo and other spices.
  3. Once cooked, add cheese, sun dried tomatoes, and pine nuts. Stir until the cheese has melted.
  4. Remove from heat, season to taste and serve.

Sausage Gnocchi

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One of the quickest camping meals to prepare using a campfire cooking staple: sausages. Not only does it taste great, but it’s also one of the easiest and quickest camping meals to prepare.

Ingredients:

  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Four Bean Mix
  • Passata or tomato sauce
  • Gnocchi
  • Paprika
  • Sausage

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a pot.
  2. Fry onion, garlic, and sausage until cooked.
  3. Drain the water from the four bean mix and add to the pot.
  4. Add the passata and parika.
  5. Add gnocchi and cook until soft. Serve.

Sausage and Bean Casserole

Sausages are one of the camping food staples. But if you’re looking for another way of cooking sausages aside from grilling them in your camping grill, then you can try this one pot dish.

Ingredients:

  • Sausages
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Passata or tomato sauce
  • Four Bean Mix
  • Peppers
  • Chorizo

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a pot.
  2. Add sausages and fry together with onions and garlic.
  3. Add chorizo and peppers. Stir until cooked.
  4. Add passata or tomato sauce, paprika and four bean mix.
  5. Serve in bowls and enjoy with some crusty bread.

Goulash

Make your own version of the all-time favorite goulash with this easy to cook camping recipe. It’s perfect for a chilly night of camping or packs a lot of flavor in one pot. So prep your camping kitchen and let’s get started.

Ingredients:

  • 500g Beef
  • Onion
  • Olive Oil
  • Passata
  • Peppers
  • Red Wine

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a pot.
  2. Fry beef until brown.
  3. Add onion and peppers. Stir until cooked.
  4. Add passata and red wine.
  5. Serve in a bowl with crusty bread.

Crispy Fried Salmon

One of the best parts of a fishing trip is cooking and indulging on freshly caught fish. Sure, gutting a fish in the wild may not sound like fun, but all the hard work will definitely be worth it once you’re dining on your catch. If you’re looking for a way to cook your freshly caught salmon, here’s one easy recipe that you can try.

Ingredients:

  • Salmon
  • 1/8 cup oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons mustard
  • A dozen buttery crackers, smashed into crumbs

Cooking Directions:

  1. Coat the salmon with olive oil, salt and pepper and then rub the mustard all over it. Make sure that the fish is completely covered in mustard.
  2. Roll the coated salmon in the broken cracker crumbs. Make sure that the fish is evenly coated. Shake off excess crumbs.
  3. Heat the oil in your pot or pan and fry the fish one side at a time. Don’t overcook the salmon to keep it juicy and tender.

One Skillet Trout with Green Beans

If you happen to land a nice, fat trout during your fishing camping trip and are wondering how to cook it, here’s one way of doing so. You’ll have to clean and prepare the trout first though, so better get your fillet knife ready.

Ingredients:

  • Trout, cleaned and fillet
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp. butter, divided
  • ¾ lb. green beans,
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • ½ cup white wine

Cooking Directions:

  1. Season the trout fillet with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat half the butter in the pan or skillet.
  3. Once the butter is hot enough, fry the fish starting with the skin side first followed by the other side. Once cooked, transfer the fish into a plate.
  4. Using the same pan, cook green beans. When done, remove from pan and top onto the trout.
  5. Again on the same pan, add the lemon juice and wine and the remaining butter. Stir until it starts to thicken, then remove from heat and pour it over the beans and trout.
  6. Add salt and pepper for seasoning.

Dutch Oven Beer and Sausage Recipe

Another sausage recipe that you and your camping buddies will love. Note that this recipe contains a little bit or alcohol, so you may want to check the other recipes if you’re camping with your kids. If you’re camping with your mates though, you may want to keep some extra beers in the lunch cooler.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 8 pcs. of any sausage of your choice
  • 1 lb. baby potatoes
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 10 to 15 assorted sweet peppers, stems removed
  • 5 leaves fresh sage leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup dark beer of your choice
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Prepare your dutch oven and heat the oil.
  2. Add sausages and cook until they turn brown.
  3. Add the potatoes, sliced onions, chopped garlic, sweet peppers, and sage. Stir gently until onions are cooked.
  4. Add beer. Let it cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to low let simmer for 45 minutes. Check liquid level occasionally and add additional beer if necessary.
  6. Remove from heat and add fresh basil, salt, and pepper; gently stir all the ingredients until they’re well distributed and serve.

BBQ Dutch Oven Chicken and Potatoes Recipe

If you’re looking for an awesome meal for the whole family, then this is one you should consider preparing. Packed with crispy fried bacon and barbeque chicken, everybody will be asking for a second or third serving (perhaps more).

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 large chicken breasts
  • 1 pack of bacon
  • 5 small potatoes, sliced
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 lb. butter
  • 1 bottle barbeque sauce

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat dutch oven.
  2. Place the bacon in the dutch oven and let it cook.
  3. Add onions, potatoes, chicken breasts, onion, butter, and BBQ sauce.
  4. Cover with lid and place coals on top.
  5. Cook until the chicken is done, then serve.

One Pot Campfire Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is one of the better comfort foods out there and a great dish to prepare when you go camping with your kids. Who wouldn’t fall in love with perfectly cooked pasta drowning in creamy and gooey cheese? It’s also easy to prepare, even when you’re out in the wilderness and using even the most basic of camping cookware sets.

Ingredients:

  • 2½ cups milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups macaroni
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 2½ cups cheese, grated
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Mix milk and water in a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Add macaroni.
  3. Once the pasta is cooked, remove from heat and stir in the butter, grated cheese, mustard powder, salt and pepper. Mix well to evenly distribute the ingredients and seasonings and serve.

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There are tons of great camping meals out there, but these ones are perhaps some of the tastiest and easiest to prepare. Also, since you’ll only be using one pot for these dishes, you’ll be making your camping cooking and cleaning your camping utensils much easier, so you can go ahead and spend more time doing what you came to do in the wilderness in the first place.

More Camping Reviews:

Sources

  1. 10 One Pot Camping Recipes to Make on Your Camp Stove, Broken Head Holiday Park
  2. Quick, Cheap, & Easy One Pot Camping Meals, Faramagan
  3. 30 One-pot Campfire Recipe, Food Network Canada
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