Easy Camping Meals are perfect for feeding large groups of campers. In fact, a potluck dinner is often a great way to get everyone involved in the meal planning, preparation, and clean up.
Planning the perfect camping potluck dinner is a fun and rewarding experience that brings family and friends together.
Before the dinner, it’s important to plan ahead with adequate supplies and food, as well as playing an active role in clean-up and taking time to enjoy the outdoors.
Also, be sure to consider any allergies or dietary restrictions to accommodate your guests.
Camping Potluck Dinner Ideas
If you need inspiration for recipes for your meal, there are plenty of delicious recipes out there ranging from vegetarian dishes to delicious desserts that all ages can enjoy. So, take some time out this season and get creative in the kitchen.
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Easy Camping Meals Recipes for Large Groups
Find some great camping recipes ideas for your next dinner so you can make lasting memories with those around you.
Easy Beef Teriyaki Noodle Bowls
The beef gives it a nice protein punch while the sauce provides all the flavor. Fry the ground beef in a cast iron skillet. Boil the noodles in a kettle by the fire and you have a delicious and quick campfire meal for the whole family.
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Cast Iron Taco Bake
Make this over the campfire and finish with fresh toppings. One package of refrigerator biscuits, a pound of hamburger, and a bit of taco seasoning come together nicely in this dinner.
Smoked Pork Chops
A simple recipe that takes less than 15 minutes of cooking time! These mouth-watering smoked pork chops are perfect for a laid back camping dinner.
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Crispy & Tender Fried Chicken
This crispy and tender fried chicken has a light and delicious coating that is crunchy, yet the chicken itself is juicy and tender. You can do this with just a few tablespoons of oil and a skillet.
It’s usually an individual complete meal for one in a foil pack cooked in a campfire, oven or barbecue grill. If you bring your slow cooker along with you camping when you use your camper. Make this hobo dinner in a slow cooker or Dutch oven.
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Southern Ham with Red Eye Gravy Recipe
Make this as a quick and easy recipe for camping. It is easy to make and all it takes is making a bit more to feed a crowd. If you have a campfire and a cast iron skillet, you can make this recipe. Simple and quick.
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Beanies and Weenies
Just two ingredients and a crockpot, cast iron skillet, or Dutch oven. A complete meal that is nostalgic. Beanies and Weenies are great for camping or a family dinner at home.
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Grilled Chili Lime Chicken
Easy and healthy entrée for your next BBQ or cookout. When it comes to great flavorful grilled chicken, it’s all about the marinade. This one combines a whole lot of fresh lime juice, chili power, and some other yummy spices that complete this chili lime flavor profile.
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Yummy Skillet Taco Camping Recipe
If you love Taco Tuesday, why not make camping tacos? This skillet taco recipe is absolutely delicious and super easy to make! I love creating one pot style meals while camping because it makes cooking and clean up easy.
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Campfire Pizza Bake Recipe
Beyond easy to make and a total crowd pleaser, especially with the kids. You are going to want to add it to your camping meal planning asap.
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Campfire lasagna is cooked in a cast-iron Dutch oven, and is perfect for camping meals and cookouts. With a little planning and preparation, you can find yourself chowing down on a delicious camping meal.
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Dutch Oven Chili
This recipe uses lean ground beef and poblano peppers for a flavorful chili that is perfect for football season or your next camping trip.
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Dutch Oven Chicken Breast and Vegetables
It’s easy, creamy, and all made in one pot. Carrots and mushrooms in a creamy sauce, with juicy chicken breasts nestled in as well. This is a 30-minute dinner perfect for campfire cooking.
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Easy Chicken Fajita Foil Packets
Minimal prep dinner that can be made on the grill or in the oven. Cooks in 25 minutes and serves up as a complete meal. A little effort and 5 ingredients later and dinner is done.
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Easy Tandoori Tangdi Kabab Indian Style Chicken Drumsticks
Made with tandoori masala marinade and served with some yogurt mint chutney. Make this for your next potluck, weekend dinner, game night, or easy weeknight meal.
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Easy Baked Afghani Chicken Kebab
An Easy yogurt marinated chicken kebab with simple ingredients. Just marinate and cook. Making it kid friendly too.
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Camping Meal Side Dish Recipes
Homemade Potato Chips Recipe
Making your own potato chips from scratch does take time and it is much easier to just open a bag. However, if you have the time, it is worth it.
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Party Baked Beans
Party beans are cooked to perfection with just the right amount of brown sugar and bacon. Whether you are cooking for a crowd or your family, they will all be happy you took a few minutes to make these. Easy to make in a slow cooker or Dutch oven.
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Old-Fashioned Pickled Beets
Enjoy anytime of the year. We like to serve all kinds of things that we have made like this at picnics, Holiday dinners, or anytime we are entertaining family and friends or at a potluck.
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Dutch Oven Mac and Cheese
Imagine enjoying one of America’s favorite foods while camping. This Campfire Mac and Cheese recipe is designed for a hungry family of 6-8, so you will need a large Dutch oven.
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Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles
This quick and easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles Recipe can be ready in 24 hours. No canning skills needed. Simply place cucumbers in brine adding a bit of onion and fresh dill.
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Italian Pasta Salad
This Italian pasta salad is loaded with meat, cheese and vegetables, all tossed together with noodles in a homemade Italian dressing. A quick and easy side dish that’s perfect for feeding a crowd at a potluck.
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Make this easy pizza using sliced potatoes as the base. Ooey and gooey cheese with lots of pizza flavor. Perfect camping meal for a crowd.
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Camping Potluck Dessert Recipes
4 Ingredient Mini Elephant Ears
Make this fair food favorite sweet snack at your next camping adventure. Heat some oil in a skillet add biscuit dough and roll in cinnamon and sugar. If you have fruit pie toppings and whipped cream, it takes this easy dessert recipe over the top.
Chocolate Crinkle Cake Mix Cookies
Make these cake mix cookies ahead of time for quick and easy snacking. Perfect for break time on a hiking adventure. Try different flavors for a wide variety of cookies to serve at a camping potluck dinner.
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French Toast Foil Packet
French toast foil packet with cinnamon, strawberries, and walnuts. Cook in the oven, on a grill, or over the campfire. It’s a great camping and grilling recipe that can be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert.
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