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    23 Easy And Delicious Camping Recipes For Your Summer Adventure

    Light up the campfire and get cooking.

    You probably don't associate rustic camping with gourmet meals, but with a little inspiration you can whip up some shockingly delicious meals over a fire. Here are some simple yet tasty recipes to make on your next camping trip or right in your backyard.

    1. Campfire Cinnamon Blueberry Bread

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    Start with a loaf of sliced cinnamon bread wrapped in aluminum foil, drizzled in a mixture of eggs, cream, maple syrup, vanilla, and blueberries. Cook it on the grill until the egg is cooked through, and you'll end up with a seriously gourmet camping breakfast. Get the recipe for campfire cinnamon blueberry bread here.

    2. Hot Ham and Swiss Croissants

    Ham, cheese, and honey mustard on a picnic bench, alongside two pre-made croissant sandwiches.
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    You can prepare these breakfast sandwiches ahead of time and toast them in foil over the grill whenever you're ready to eat. Get the recipe for hot ham and cheese croissants here.

    3. Foil Packet Nachos

    Nachos topped with ground meat, black beans, tomato, herbs, and cheese in foil packets.
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    Rather than dirty up a cast-iron skillet, make nachos directly in aluminum foil packets for a delicious meal that you can clean up in seconds. Just layer tortilla chips with any of your favorite nacho toppings from cheese and black beans to avocado and ground beef. Get the recipe for foil packet nachos here.

    4. Camping Breakfast Sandwiches

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    This recipe calls for leftover pulled pork, but you can fill your sandwich with anything you have on hand like bacon, sausage, or sliced deli meat. Get the recipe for camping breakfast sandwiches here.

    5. Bacon Ranch Chicken Foil Packets

    A chicken breast covered in cheese and topped with bacon, surrounded by potato wedges in an aluminum foil pouch.
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    There are no fancy ingredients necessary to whip up this quick campfire dinner. You'll need chicken breast, bacon, ranch dressing, and potatoes. Get the recipe for bacon ranch chicken foil packets here.

    6. Campfire Meatball Subs

    A hand holding a cheesy meatball sub on a roll.
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    Get the recipe for campfire meatball subs here.

    7. Make-Ahead Breakfast Tacos

    A breakfast taco filled with cheese, egg, bacon, avocado, and cilantro.
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    Place scrambled eggs and any of your favorite toppings like bacon, cheese, or avocado in tortillas. Wrap them in foil and place on the grill until melted. Get the recipe for make-ahead breakfast tacos here.

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    Cut sirloin steak into small cubes, chop up some potatoes, and toss everything in olive oil, garlic, and mixed herbs. Wrap it all up in foil packets and grill until cooked through. Get the recipe for garlic herb steak and potato foil packets here.

    9. Spinach and Cheese Campfire Lasagna

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    All you need for this comforting meal are five ingredients: lasagna noodles, marinara sauce, shredded cheese, baby spinach, and olive oil. Doctor it up with herbs like basil or oregano, or forget them all together. Get the recipe for spinach and cheese campfire lasagna here.

    10. Campfire Pizza

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    Instead of dealing with pizza dough, you can make campfire pizzas using store bought flatbread or naan. Just load it up with your favorite ingredients and cook the pizza directly on a grate until the cheese is melty and crust is slightly charred. Get the recipe for campfire pizza here.

    11. Campfire Peach Cobbler

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    You can substitute just about any canned fruit from blueberries to strawberries for the filling. Just pour your fruit filling into a cast iron skillet, top it with butter and crumble toppings and cook over a fire until the crumble turns golden-brown. Get the recipe for campfire peach cobbler here.

    12. Campfire Mac 'n' Cheese

    A foil tin with creamy, cheesy mac 'n' cheese.
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    Cook the pasta in advance and store it in foil tins with store-bought Alfredo sauce, half and half, and your favorite cheeses. Store the pre-made mac in a cooler or keep refrigerated until you're ready to cook it over the campfire. Get the recipe for campfire mac 'n' cheese here.

    13. Campfire Chili Cheese Fries

    A tin foil packet full of french fries topped with beef chili and melted cheese.
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    A true three-ingredient meal, all you need to whip up this delectable dish are frozen fries, canned chili, and a whole lot of your favorite cheese. Get the recipe for chili cheese fries here.

    14. Campfire Ramen

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    Warm up on chilly summer nights with this upgraded instant ramen soup. You can use whatever ingredients you have on hand, even beef jerky. Get the recipe for campfire ramen here.

    15. Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets

    A foil packet filled with shrimp tossed in lemon, butter, garlic, fresh herbs, and red pepper flakes.
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    Turn camping into glamping with this seemingly fancy yet incredibly easy shrimp, which is tossed in white wine, lemon, butter, garlic, and herbs and cooked in foil. Get the recipe for shrimp scampi foil packets here.

    16. Grilled Mexican Street Corn

    Someone brushing grilled corn with a spicy mayo and chili powder mixture to make Mexican street corn.
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    Few things scream summer like corn on the cob and campfires. Jazz things up a bit with this elote-style corn, made with mayo, Cotija cheese, chili powder, lime juice, and cilantro. Get the recipe for grilled Mexican street corn here.

    17. Cheeseburger Foil Packets

    A cheeseburger on top of cooked potatoes and carrots in a foil pack.
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    Season hamburger meat with egg and spices and place it over a bed of carrots and potatoes. Wrap everything in tin foil and grill over a flame until the veggies and fork-tender and the burgers are cooked through. Get the recipe for cheeseburger foil packets here.

    18. Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs

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    Get the recipe for grilled bacon-wrapped hot dogs here.

    19. Campfire Pull-Apart Garlic Bread

    Hands reaching into a cast iron skillet full of pull-apart garlic bread.
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    Imagine monkey bread and garlic bread combined into one cast-iron skillet dish.'re going to want some of this in your life. Get the recipe for pull-apart garlic bread here.

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    Along with pretzels and peanut butter, white miso paste gives these cookies an extra kick of umami that makes them irresistible. If you don't have miso, don't worry. They'll still taste pretty spectacular. Get the recipe for peanut butter stuffed chocolate chip skillet cookies here.

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    Cook the ingredients for your burrito β€” eggs, bacon, etc... β€” in a cast-iron skillet Then fold it all up in tortillas, wrap the tortillas in foil, and place them directly on the coals of a campfire or a grill to cook. Get the recipe for bacon, egg, and cheese camping breakfast burritos here.

    22. Peanut Butter S'more Campfire Cones

    Five sugar cones filled with melted chocolate, peanut butter, and marshmallow.
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    What's better than the classic combo of chocolate and marshmallows? Add salty-sweet peanut butter, of course. Get the recipe for peanut butter cup s'more campfire cones here.

    23. Campfire Cinnamon Roll-Ups

    Half a dozen cinnamon bread roll-ups drizzled with vanilla icing on a serving platter.
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    Calling for just three ingredients (plus store-bought ice cream if you choose to use it), these cinnamon roll sticks are as easy and tasty as dessert gets. Get the recipe for campfire cinnamon roll-ups here.