One Pot Camping Meals

One Pot Camping

By Megan Darmody

A camping trip is one of the best ways to unwind and destress from the craziness of our daily lives. As a woman, you likely wear many hats, whether it’s mom, wife, business owner, employee or friend. When you immerse yourself in the wilderness and unplug from all devices, you can reset and return to your busy schedule and loved ones with a whole new perspective.

Depending on the length and location of your camping trip, as well as the size of your group, prepping for your trip can require some planning. Especially, when it comes to food, the most important element! While camping at your campground, you’ll likely have a fire pit or grill, but it can be helpful to bring one of your own.

You’ll need hearty meals to fuel your energy, particularly if you are hiking and exploring all day long. One pot camping meals are a simple and easy solution. Use the same pot or skillet to prep your ingredients, cook and clean up your meal. The visuals below include one pot camping meal ideas that everyone will enjoy. They’re broken up by breakfast, dinner and dessert to give you some inspiration when it comes time to plan your camp meals.

 

One Pot Camping meals:

For breakfast, 2 ingredient egg and banana pancakes are super simple and quick to make. They’re also gluten and dairy free! All you do is mush 2 ripe bananas and whisk 2 medium eggs together and fry in your pan with a little heated oil or butter.

 

 

Another camping favorite for lunch (or dinner) is toasty mac and cheese. Simply boil your water, add the pasta (brown rice, gluten free or regular depending on your preferences) and cook until tender. Add the cheese of your choice and any protein add-ins you like. As far as dessert, you can’t really wrong! Make a delicious s’mores dip in your cast-iron skillet or pot by layering graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow a few times.

 

 

 

These are easy classics that just about anyone can throw together. You don’t have to be a chef to eat delicious meals in the great outdoors. One pot meals will satisfy a big group and best of all, you can spend more time enjoying your trip or sharing stories over the campfire, and not dealing with clean-up.

If you don’t have much experience cooking outdoors, it can be challenging, if you don’t know where to begin! There are many helpful tips and tricks you can use while camp cooking to save you time and a headache. Particularly, if you are camping with a large group, you’ll want to ensure you have enough food, dishes, and wood, coals or lighter fluid depending on what you cook on.

 

Some tips for camp cooking are:

  • Pre-chop and pre-measure your ingredients then pack them in labeled ziplock bags.
  • Freeze meat before putting it in the cooler, so it lasts longer and helps keeps other food cold.
  • Put whatever ingredients you can (such as oil or dressing) into squeeze bottles to save you utensils and time.

 

Similarly, there are helpful tips when it comes to using your grill while cooking:

  • Apply oil to your grill to keep food from sticking to your camp grill.
  • For steady heat with little smoke, cook directly on or right over the coals.
  • Use a durable cast-iron pot or skillet for even cooking on your grill.

 

Utilizing some of these tips will help save you time when it comes time to start cooking. You can avoid any unnecessary stresses on the trip with a little preparation and knowledge. That’s the number one goal, right? View the full post from Wayfair on one pot camping meal ideas and enjoy!

 

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Megan's work role is as a Content Marketing Specialist, where she is most passionate about building relationships with clients, while creating and promoting unique content that drives their growth.

Outside of the office, you can find her obsessing over any dog she sees, hanging in her hammock, seeking out the next camping spot or consuming way too much coffee.

19 thoughts on “One Pot Camping Meals

  • March 23, 2020 at 7:36 am
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    Enter one-pot camping meals! They are a lifesaver while camping. And, this one-pot beef stroganoff is GREAT.

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  • July 16, 2018 at 1:18 pm
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    Yeah, going for a camping is really fun and the food should be as well. My kids love it very much. They have a valuable adventurous experience in open nature…

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  • July 14, 2018 at 7:28 pm
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    You have some incredible recipes in one pot here! We love going camping so I think next time we will try the egg and banana pancakes!

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  • July 14, 2018 at 5:11 pm
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    This is amazing! I’ll definitely use these tips when I go camping this summer!!! Good food only makes camping better?

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  • July 12, 2018 at 5:09 pm
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    I really miss doing the camping. And these are such great ideas for one pot meals. I will have to remember this the next time my daughter goes with me camping.

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  • July 12, 2018 at 12:53 am
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    Yes so helpful tips! I’m quite familiar with some of them here especially putting some foods in the ziplock to keep the food fresh! And I agree, preparing necessary things when camping would surely save the day! The no bake granola and peaches does absolutely win my stomach!

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  • July 11, 2018 at 7:25 pm
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    these are some great list of tips and recipes to use when you are camping or hiking, it is quite handy and convenient

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  • July 11, 2018 at 4:11 pm
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    A camping trip is a great way to relax and the food is a big part of that. The kids have been talking about going camping for some time now. This will definitely be helpful, thank you.

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  • July 11, 2018 at 7:15 am
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    This is a very helpful post! Camping trips always have me worried on food front, whether the meal will be balanced one or not. Not a lover of fast food so these recipes will help.

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  • July 10, 2018 at 10:50 pm
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    We just got an RV so this is perfect for us! I’ll be saving these ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  • July 10, 2018 at 9:45 pm
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    Oh this is so helpful! We will be going camping this summer and one pot camping recipes are so useful for the six of us. I like an easy life!

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  • July 10, 2018 at 8:58 pm
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    This is a great post. It is so handy to have these one pot meals for camping, thanks for sharing these with us.

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  • July 10, 2018 at 8:22 pm
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    I love camping! All your recipes sound amazing and I’ll be sure to try them next time. Thank you for all the meal planning tips!

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  • July 10, 2018 at 1:59 pm
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    I love this guide, it’s so handy, and something I’ll try even indoors! The egg and banana pancakes sound delicious, and very easy to make too. Great tips on keeping everything in labelled ziplock bags, and preparing everything in advance – it makes it much easier to cook. I have to say, that although I’m more glamper than camper, I really appreciate this post, as it gives the incentive to really trying camping again, if only to make these one pot camping meals!

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  • July 10, 2018 at 7:04 am
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    Scrambled egg with bacon would probably my first option if I got a chance to go for 2D1N camping, other than that… The other options look great too, thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  • July 10, 2018 at 5:27 am
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    I used to do lots of camping when I did Duke of Edinburgh but this food sounds so much nicer than anything I ever had. We used to just lots of packet pasta x

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  • July 10, 2018 at 2:34 am
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    Wow, this is such a great post and those are really delicious camping recipes and I would love to try to make these even if I am not in a camping or hiking.

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  • July 9, 2018 at 10:16 pm
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    Ooo, all of these recipes look delicious . . . especially the smores dip! Your tips of pre-chopping and measuring is so smart. The less work you have to do while you’re relaxing in the forest, the better!

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  • July 9, 2018 at 8:17 pm
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    I feel like meal planning when camping is one of the most difficult things! these are awesome tips and recipes thanks for sharing! xo – Kam

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