One of the best seasons to camp is in the Fall. It’s becoming cool and crisp outside, the leaves are changing and the night skies seem brighter. It’s the perfect time of the year to bring out the fire pit and cook up your favorite Fall camping recipes. But, who really wants to do a lot of meal prep and cleanup? These incredibly quick and easy campfire meals are the just the ticket to enjoying it all without all the hassle.
With all of the recommendations we mentioned in our Campfire Cooking Gear and Grilling Tool Guide, you’ll have everything to impress your hungry campers with good campfire vittles. Cooking over the campfire rounds out the perfect camping experience. So grab the kids and and your camping buddies, load up the RV or camper, head to your favorite campground and let’s get the fire started! See what’s in store for our 10 Fall Camping Recipes!
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10 Quick and Easy Fall Camping Recipes
Easy Breakfast Bake
- 6 Large Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Whole or 2% Milk
- Kosher Salt
- Black Pepper
- 1 lb. Hash Brown Potatoes – thawed
- 1 Cup Ham – Finely Diced
- 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Fresh Chives – Fine chop
- NonStick Butter Flavored Cooking Spray
- Aluminum Foil Grill Bags
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 some aluminum foil bags with nonstick butter-flavored cooking spray. Divide mixture among foil bags. Fold tightly and seal.
Place foil pouches over 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. As you see, cleanup is a breeze with no dirty dishes!
Pepper Ring Sunny Eggs
Why not add a little sunshine with some colors of the rainbow for breakfast! This easy peasy breakfast will put instant smiles on your waking sleep head campers.
- Red Bell Pepper
- Orange Bell Pepper
- Green Bell Pepper
- 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
- Cast Iron Skillet
- Metal Spatula
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.
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.
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! And cleanup is a breeze!
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.
- 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
- Aluminum Foil Pouches
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 degrees for 30 minutes. Dinner is served! For more intense taste, add more Old Bay Seasoning after cooking. For easier handling, we put the cooked pouches in paper boats instead of paper plates.
For more campfire foil meals, xheck out our friends at The Dyrt who share their 11 Campfire Foil Recipes We Love for Convenient Meals
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.
- 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 – dice
- 1 Green Pepper – dice
- 1 Can Kidney Beans – rinse and drain
- 1 Can Diced Tomatoes – undrained
- 4 Cups Beef Broth
- 2 Cups Half and Half
- 1/4 Cup Butter
- 1 tsp Oregano
- ½ tsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Ground Cumin
- Large Disposable Coffee Cups
- Plastic Spoons
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 cups for easier handling.
HOT POCKETS and PUDGY PIES
Hot Pockets and Pudgy 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):
|Double Pie Iron||Round Pie Iron|
Spicy Texas Toast Ham and Cheese Pie
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.
- Texas Toast Bread Slices
- Pepper Jack Cheese Slices
- Deli Ham Slices
- Tomatoes – thin slices – optional
- Jar of Slice Jalapeños
- Softened Spreadable Butter
- NonStick Cooking Spray
- Pie Iron
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
- Soft Flour Tortillas
- American White Cheese Slices
- Shaved Beef – pre-cooked
- Mushrooms – Slice
- Onions – Dice
- Red Bell Pepper – Dice
- Cooking Spray
- Pie Iron
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
- Sourdough Bread Slices
- Canned Apple Pie Filling
- Mini Marshmallows
- Butter – room temperature
- Caramel Baking Chips
- Cooking Spray
- Pie Iron
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
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 aluminum foil; twist 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
These s’mores are so simple to make and even more fun to eat! Only two ingredients, there’s nothing to it! No chocolate bar to slip around.
- Large Marshmallows
- Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookies
Simply 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!
That’s a wrap!
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!