Recipe Roundup: Camping Classics

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Recipe Roundup: Camping Classics

Enjoy the great outdoors this summer with a weekend camping trip! Gather friends and family for a getaway full of hiking, swimming, and great food enjoyed in the open air. To help you get started planning, we’re sharing some of our favorite camp-friendly dishes — grill them on-site (you can use a portable grill), cook them over a fire (where permitted!), or make them ahead and pack in the cooler. Happy camping!


Breakfast Hash with Bell Pepper and Swiss ChardBreakfast Hash with Bell Pepper and Swiss Chard
This hash is easy to make in a cast-iron pan — just top with fried eggs and bacon for a complete meal.
Farmers’ Market ScrambleFarmers’ Market Scramble
A scramble makes quick work of breakfast for a crowd. Fill it with any of your favorite peak-season ingredients.
Biscuit Breakfast SandwichesBiscuit Breakfast Sandwiches
Pack biscuits and fillings separately, then scramble eggs and fry bacon on the spot. Let everyone assemble their own sandwiches, and serve!
Muesli with Almonds, Coconut and Dried FruitMuesli with Almonds, Coconut and Dried Fruit
Muesli is ideal for camping, whether for breakfast or an on-the-go hiking snack. Make a big batch ahead to share.
Chicago-Style Hot DogsChicago-Style Hot Dogs
Cook hot dogs right over the fire, then bring toppings and condiments along to take these hot dogs to the next level.
Like hot dogs, burger patties can be wrapped in foil and cooked over a fire even if you don’t have a grill at your campsite. Add veggie burgers to please everyone in the group.
Mole-Style Chili with Black Beans and Andouille

Mole-Style Chili with Black Beans and Andouille

A big pot of chili is great for a camping trip — you can even make it ahead and reheat on site, or simmer it on a portable stove.

Grilled Pork Chops with Caramelized Peaches and BasilGrilled Pork Chops with Caramelized Peaches and Basil
For a meal that feels special, grill pork chops and peaches with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar — it’s a simple meal that comes together quickly.
Buttermilk ColeslawButtermilk Coleslaw
The best sides for camping are the ones that can be made ahead and stored in your cooler. This slaw is rich and tangy, enlivened with fresh herbs and raisins.
Farro SaladFarro Salad
Grain salads like this one are hearty and filling, great for an active adventure. Use this recipe as a template to showcase your favorite vegetables.
Pasta Salad with Summer Beans and HerbsPasta Salad with Summer Beans and Herbs
Make this pasta salad ahead, then dress it with the vinaigrette and herbs just before serving. It makes a wonderful side to grilled meats or burgers.
Chewy Fruit & Nut BarsChewy Fruit & Nut Bars
These no-bake bars are delicious as snacks and desserts. Filled with nuts and dried fruits, they also pack a nutritional punch.
Dark Chocolate Oatmeal BarsDark Chocolate Oatmeal Bars
Both rolled oats and whole-wheat flour give a rustic texture to these chocolate-studded dessert bars. Just store them in an airtight container to take on the go.  
S'mores with Homemade Graham CrackersS’mores with Homemade Graham Crackers
Feel like taking on a project? Here, we upgrade classic s’mores with homemade graham crackers.


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