Must Try Camp Recipes for Fall

Must Try Camp Recipes




Campfire Pizza

getting a slice of cheesy Campfire Pizza from a flat pan

Recipe and Photo Credit: KitchenMagPie


  •  1 tube of refrigerated pizza dough or frozen pizza dough
  •  1 jar of pizza sauce
  •  2 cups of mozzarella cheese
  •  your choice of pepperoni mushrooms, vegetables, whatever toppings you want!


  1. Oil a cast iron pan ( or baking sheet, pizza stone etc.)
  2. Take the refrigerated dough and spread in the pan.
  3. Place on the fire or the BBQ. Cook until the bottom has browned.
  4. Remove from the fire and flip the crust in the pan.
  5. Brush with pizza sauce, place your toppings on and then cover in cheese.
  6. Return to the heat and cook until the crust is done underneath and the toppings are warm
  7. Remove and enjoy!

Walking Tacos

Lay out all the taco toppings, including ground taco meat with several bags of chips and let everyone assemble their own walking taco!

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  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 oniondiced
  • 2 1/2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 6 chips
  • lettucediced tomato, shredded cheese, sliced black olives, diced avocado, salsa, etc.


  • Brown the hamburger in a large skillet, along with the onion, until fully cooked and crumbled. Drain any fat and return skillet to stove top. Add the taco seasoning and 1/4 cup of water. Stir until moistened and fully seasoned.
  • Serve the taco meat with the bags of chips and all the taco toppings. Let everyone assemble their own tacos by layering the ingredients inside the bag. Enjoy!
To bulk up the meat mixture, add in 1 (15 oz) can of chili beans along with the taco seasoning. This will increase serving size to 8 people.
Pumpkin Walnut Chili
Instant pot chili in a bowl with a spoon.
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Pumpkin Chili Ingredients:

  • 1 28-ounce can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • half an onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 poblano peppers, chopped
  • 23 chipotle peppers, chopped
  • 2 cups walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 cup bulgur
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 6 cups water or broth (refill the tomato can about 2x)

Add at the end:

  • 1 14-ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 2 or 3 14-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained


  1. To Start: Place all the chili ingredients in the Instant Pot (affiliate link) and set to soup mode (30 minutes).
  2. To Finish: Release the steam, stir in the pumpkin and black beans, and season with more salt, more spice, etc. Serve with avocado, lime wedges, cilantro, tortilla chips, rice, cornbread… whatever you like with your chili! If it’s too thick, you can always thin it out with additional water or broth.

Campfire Mac n’ Cheese

Campfire Mac n’ Cheese


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Campfire Mac n’ Cheese

This Mac n Cheese recipe is the easiest and cheesiest make ahead meal! Get ready for the best camping dinner experience you’ve ever had.


  • 1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 8 oz prepared Alfredo sauce just over half a jar
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4-1/2 cup half and half or whole milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Stir Alfredo sauce into the cooked pasta with the three cheeses and enough milk to keep things loosey goosey. {This is so your mac and cheese doesn’t dry out while it’s staying cool.} Stir in salt and pepper to taste.
  • Divide between four mini aluminum pie tins {or one big one}, sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Spray one side of aluminum foil with more nonstick cooking spray and cover each individual mac and cheese portion, sprayed side down, facing the food. Seal well. Store in a large plastic food storage bag in a cooler until ready to cook.
  • Prepare a fire and let it burn down to the coals. Place a cooking rack over top that would be 2-3 inches above. Place each pie tin over the hot coals and cook 8-10 minutes or until hot. Remove from fire and serve immediately.
  • **SHORTCUT MAC AND CHEESE DIRECTIONS**You can also just bake these at home in a glass or ceramic baking dish at 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until hot and melted. Easy peasy!

Campfire Breakfast

Campfire Breakfast

Camp Breakfast

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Ingredient Checklist

  • Directions

    Instructions Checklist
    • Cook and stir bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crispy, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain, discarding most of the grease.

    • Return skillet to the stove and add olive oil; heat over medium heat. Add potatoes, salt, and pepper; cook and stir until browned and somewhat crispy, about 10 minutes.

    • Mix onion into potatoes and cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Return bacon to the skillet; cook and stir until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.

    • Pour eggs over potato mixture; cook and stir until eggs are set, 5 to 6 minutes.