10 Quick & Easy Fall Camping Recipes for Campfires or Grills

The best season to camp is Fall because the outside temperatures are perfect for campfires and campfire cooking! It’s also the perfect time of the year to bring out the fire pit and cook up your favorite Fall camping recipes. But these camping meals and campfire treats are different!

There’s not a whole lot of meal prep and cleanup. These incredibly quick and easy campfire meals are the just the ticket to a great camping experience without all the hassle, pre-planning and mess. We’ve taken all the guesswork of your camping meal planning out so you can enjoy the season. All of these meals can be cooked over a campfire, on the grill or even in your oven!

So grab the kids and all of your camping buddies! Pack your tent and camping supplies, load up camper, and head to your favorite camping spot! Let’s get this party started with these fun and easy-to-make Fall camping recipes!

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Quick & Easy Fall Camping Recipes for Campfires or Grills

BREAKFAST FALL CAMPING MEAL IDEAS

Campfire Breakfast Bake

INGREDIENTS:

        • Plastic Zipper Bags
        • NonStick Butter Flavored Cooking Spray
        • Foil Grill Bags
        • 6 Large Eggs
        • 1/2 Cup Whole or 2% Milk
        • Kosher Salt
        • Black Pepper
        • 1 lb. Hash Brown Potatoes – Thaw & Drain
        • 1 Cup Ham – fine dice
        • 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
        • Fresh Chives – Fine Chop

PREPARATION & COOKING:

First, crack all of the 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 the foil bags with the butter-flavored cooking spray. Divide mixture among foil bags. Fold tightly to seal.

Place foil pouches over campfire or on top of a hot bed of coals. You can also put them on your grill. Cook until eggs are cooked and hash browns tender and crispy, about 10 minutes. Garnish with freshly chopped chives, salt and pepper to personal taste and serve. Dig in using your camp silverware.

Pepper Ring Sunny Eggs

Fall Camping Recipes - Pepper Ring Sunny Eggs

Why not add a little sunshine on dreary mornings with a fun colors of the rainbow! This easy-peasy campfire breakfast idea will put instant smiles on your waking sleep head campers.

For tools, all you’re going to need is a large cast iron skillet or cast iron griddle and long-handle metal spatula so you don’t burn your hands.

INGREDIENTS:

        • 1 Red Bell Pepper
        • 1 Orange Bell Pepper
        • 1 Green Bell Pepper
        • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper
        • Large or Jumbo Eggs
        • 1 Stick of Butter
        • Salt and Pepper
        • Ham Slices – optional
        • Cheese Slices – optional
        • Toast or Bread Slices – optional

PREPARATION & COOKING:

Remove seed core from all of the peppers. Then, slice into 1/2″ rings. Allow 1/2 stick of butter to melt in cast iron skillet over hot fire. Arrange pepper rings  and break 1 egg into each ring. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top. Cook until egg doneness preference. Flip if you wish (or not). Serve alone or between bread or toast with a slice of cheese or ham.

PRO TIP: Never cooked with cast iron? Check out our Why Cast Iron Cooking on Campfires is a GOOD thing! *Myth Buster*.

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LUNCH FALL CAMPING MEAL IDEAS

Walking Tacos

Fall Camping Recipes - Walking Tacos

The kids will absolutely go crazy over these because they’re fun to build and easy to eat. And you’ll love them because there’s no dishes to wash except your cast iron skillet! The rest, you can use paper boats and disposable serving utensils.

INGREDIENTS:

PREPARATION & COOKING:

Brown your ground meat in a cast iron skillet and mix in taco seasoning over the campfire fire pit or your grill. Set out on a trivet on the table along with all of the other ingredients.

Before opening each bag of corn chips, gently squish bag to break into smaller pieces. Carefully open bag and let your campers spoon in their chosen ingredients and VOILA! Dinner is served! For those who want to add a little spunk, dash in a few drops of Cholula sauceThe best part? Cleanup is a breeze!

PRO TIP: If there’s a fire ban, you still can make all of these Fall camping recipes in your oven or on the grill! Check out our Top 10 PORTABLE GRILLS for RVs & Camping.

DINNER FALL CAMPING RECIPES

Cajun Foil Dinner Bake

These are super delicious and easy campfire foil pouch dinners that you can literally throw onto your campfire or grill and be done with it. Cleanup is as easy as wadding up the foil and tossing in the trash!

The ingredients listed below are for one foil dinner. So, depending on how many campers you’ll be feeding will determine how much you’ll need to provide to build your foil dinners. All you need for tools are foil grilling bags.

INGREDIENTS:

        • 6 Large Shrimp – cleaned and deveined
        • 1 Corn Cob – shucked and cut into 3-4 pieces
        • 6 Kielbasa – cut into 1″ slices
        • 4 Small Red Bliss Potatoes – cut into quarters
        • 2-4 Tablespoons Butter
        • Old Bay Seasoning

PREPARATION & COOKING:

Prepare all the ingredients and spoon each into foil pouch and fold foil until sealed in a pouch. Place on the campfire grill top for 30 minutes. Or, on rainy nights, you can bake them in your RV oven on 400°F for 30 minutes. Dinner is served! For more intense taste, sprinkle on more Old Bay Seasoning after cooking. For easier handling, we put the cooked pouches in paper boats instead of paper plates.

PRO TIP: For more campfire foil meal ideas, check out our 20 Quick & Easy Foil Packet Camping Meals

Cream of Sausage, Potato and Kale Soup

cream of sausage potato and kale soup

Warm your campers’ bellies on cool crisp days with this hearty cream of sausage, potato and kale soup! And make plenty because your campsite neighbors will be smelling it while it’s cooking in your cast iron dutch oven over the campfire.

INGREDIENTS:

        • 12 Red Bliss Baby Potatoes – cut into quarters
        • 2 Pkgs Kielbasa Sausage – cut 1/2″ slices 
        • 1 Pkg Kale – wash and chop into small pieces
        • ¼ Onion – rough dice
        • 1 Green Pepper – rough dice
        • 1 Can Kidney Beans – rinse and drain
        • 1 Can Diced Tomatoes – do not drain
        • 4 Cups Beef Broth
        • 2 Cups Half and Half
        • 1/4 Cup Butter
        • 1 tsp Oregano
        • ½ tsp Sugar
        • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
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PREPARATION & COOKING:

Prepare all ingredients and toss everything into Dutch Oven except the half and half. Bring to a gentle boil and then let simmer for 45 minutes or until potatoes are soft. Slowly stir in Half and Half. Allow to simmer another 15 minutes. Stir often to keep it from scalding. Spoon into large disposable soup bowls or soup cups for easier handling.

PRO TIP: Check out this great campfire meal on cold days: Sausage, Spinach & Tortellini Soup

HOT POCKETS & PUDGY PIES

Hot Pockets & Pudgie Pies are so easy to make and fun for the whole family! All you need is a campfire pie maker, hot mitts, nonstick cooking spray and a few ingredients to make delicious hot pockets and pudgy pies.

But cheap out and buy just any pie maker at your big box store. We highly recommend Rome Industries cast iron campfire pie makers. In our Pie Iron Recipes for Camping and BBQs article, we talked about everything you need to know about how to season, care for and cook in your pie iron. It’s one of the best campfire cooking tools you’ll ever own.

These are our three favorite Rome pie irons (click each for details):

Spicy Texas Toast Ham & Cheese Pie

Pie Iron Sandwich

You’re going to make your hot campfire pie just as you would if you were making a toasted cheese sandwich. But instead of cooking them in a skillet, you’re going to cook them over a bed of coals using your pie iron.  

INGREDIENTS:

        • Texas Toast Bread Slices
        • Pepper Jack Cheese Slices
        • Deli Ham Slices
        • Tomatoes – thin slices – optional
        • Jar of Slice Jalapeños 
        • Softened Spreadable Butter

PREPARATION & COOKING:

Butter only one side of bread slices. Spray both inside halves of your pie iron with nonstick cooking spray. Place buttered sides of bread down into the two halves of the pie iron. Then, layer ham, cheese, tomato slices, and jalapeño slices. Close pie iron and latch. Place in campfire coals for about 7-10 minutes; flip over for another 5 minutes. Remove from pie iron and allow to cool. Cut in half or quarters.

Loaded Cheese Steak Hot Pocket

Fall Camping Recipes - Loaded Cheese Steak Hot Pocket

INGREDIENTS:

        • Soft Flour Tortillas
        • American White Cheese Slices
        • Shaved Beef – pre-cooked
        • Mushrooms – Slice
        • Onions – Dice
        • Red Bell Pepper – Dice
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        • Cooking Spray
        • Pie Iron

PREPARATION & COOKING:

Spray each side of your pie iron with your nonstick cooking spray. Place tortillas into the two halves of the pie iron. Then, layer shaved beef, cheese slice, mushrooms, onions and peppers. Close, latch and place pie maker on campfire coals for about 5 minutes. Flip and cook for another 3 minutes. Remove from pie iron and allow to cool. Cut in half or quarters and enjoy! You can substitute the beef for chicken or any other meat if you’d rather.

Sourdough Apple Pie Delight

Fall Camping Recipes - Apple Pudgy Pie

INGREDIENTS:

        • Sourdough Bread Slices
        • Canned Apple Pie Filling
        • Mini Marshmallows
        • Butter – Room Temperature
        • Cinnamon Powder
        • Caramel Baking Chips

PREPARATION & COOKING:

Spray each side of your pie iron with nonstick cooking spray. Butter one side of each slice of bread and place each slice of bread, butter side down, into the two halves of the pie iron. Spoon about 1/2 cup of apple pie filling into one half and spread around. Sprinkle Cinnamon. Add about 10-12 mini marshmallows and caramel baking chips if you’d like a little more pizazz.

Close and latch. Place in your campfire coals for about 5 minutes for each side. Remove your apple tart from pie iron and allow to cool. Cut in half and enjoy! These also taste magnificent with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream…or both!

Read more:  Pie Iron Recipes for Camping and BBQs

CAMPFIRE SWEET SNACKS

S’mores Banana Boats

S'mores Banana Boat

INGREDIENTS:

PREPARATION & COOKING:

Slit entire banana lengthwise. But do not slice all the way through to the bottom. Gently pull apart to form a boat. Stuff your banana boat with chocolate chips, mini marshmallows and cereal. Push together and wrap tightly in a foil wrapper. Then, twist the foil ends shut.

Set your banana boat pouch on hot campfire grate above fire. Cook for about 5-7 minutes; turning frequently using long campfire tongs or campfire cooking mitts. Remove from fire or grill and set aside. Open carefully allowing steam to escape. Allow to cool for a couple minutes before eating.

Keebler Fudge Stripe Simple S’mores

Fall Camping Recipes - Keebler Cookie S'mores

These s’mores are so simple to make and more fun to eat! Because you only need just two ingredients, No searching around for Hershey chocolate bars. All you need for tools is a good bed of campfire coals and your  marshmallow roasting forks.

INGREDIENTS:

        • Large Marshmallows
        • Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookies
  • PREPARATION & COOKING:

Roast your marshmallow just the way you like it. Then sandwich the roasted marshmallow between the cookies with the chocolate sides touching the marshmallows! Absolutely delightful even an elf would love!

PRO TIP: Do you love s’mores? You’ll definitely want to check out our How to Make Perfect S’mores on Your Camping Trip.

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Instead of serving your Fall camping meals in cheap paper products that leach chemicals, not only into our landfills but also our bodies, think about using environmentally friendly, compostable food serving supplies instead of using plastic.

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Wrapping up these amazing quick and easy Fall camping recipes

So, how is that for a few recipes for your Autumn campfire fun? Camping is supposed to be fun for the whole family; including the chief, cook and bottle washer. These simple Fall camping recipes have few ingredients which means less packing and less preparing and more time left for enjoying the campfire instead of stressing over what to feed your campers, big and small. Happy Camping Ya’ll and Bon Appetit!

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