Whether you're camping for a weekend or just out for an afternoon, it's always nice to have some easy, kid-friendly recipes in your back pocket. These 10 recipes are perfect for camping – they're simple to make and all the ingredients can be easily packed up and taken with you. Plus, they're all sure to please even picky eaters! So gather your supplies and get ready to cook up some deliciousness in the great outdoors. Here are 10 friendly recipes for your camping meals with kids. Enjoy!
Chili Mac and Cheese
- ½ pound elbow macaroni
- One 15-ounce can chili with beans
- One 12-ounce can evaporated milk
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- Two cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
Instructions: Cook the macaroni according to the package directions. Drain and set aside. In a large pot, combine the chili and evaporated milk.
Butter Beans and Bacon
- One pound fresh butter beans, shelled
- Six slices bacon, diced
- One small onion, diced
- ¼ cup water
Instructions: In a large pot, combine the butter beans, bacon, onion, and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the beans are tender.
- Two cups diced fresh fruit (strawberries, grapes, apples, bananas, etc.)
- ¼ cup sugar
- Two tablespoons lemon juice
Instructions: In a large bowl, combine the fruit, sugar, and lemon juice. Stir until the fruit is coated with the sugar and lemon juice. Serve immediately or refrigerate for later.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
- Peanut butter
Instructions: Spread the bread with peanut butter and jelly. Cut into squares or triangles. Serve immediately or wrap in foil for later.
- Hot dogs
Instructions: Grill or cook the hot dogs according to the package directions. Serve on buns with your favorite toppings.
- Graham crackers
- Chocolate bars
Instructions: Toast the marshmallows over the fire. Place the marshmallows and chocolate between two graham crackers. Serve immediately.
- One pound pizza dough
- One cup pizza sauce
- Two cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Your favorite pizza toppings
Instructions: Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface. Spread with the pizza sauce and top with the cheese and your favorite toppings. Place the pizza on a greased baking sheet and bake in a 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- One cup all-purpose flour
- Two tablespoons sugar
- One teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- One egg, beaten
- ¾ cup milk
Instructions: In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
Cook the pancakes on a griddle or in a frying pan over medium heat. Serve with butter and syrup.
Campfire French Toast
- Six slices bread
- Two eggs, beaten
- ¼ cup milk
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions: In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and cinnamon. Dip the bread in the egg mixture and cook on a griddle or in a frying pan over medium heat until golden brown. Serve with butter and syrup.
- One pound ground beef
- One small onion, diced
- Three potatoes, peeled and diced
- Two carrots, peeled and diced
- One can corn, drained
- One can green beans, drained
Instructions: In a large pot, brown the ground beef and onion. Add the potatoes, carrots, corn, green beans, and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Serve with biscuits or rolls.
There you have it! Ten easy recipes for your camping meals with kids. Enjoy your time outdoors! And don't forget the s'mores!
What are some of your favorite camping recipes? Share in the comments below! Happy camping!