33 Amazing Campfire Dinner Recipes
Camping season is all about taking to the great outdoors, enjoying the fresh air, and oohing over the star-studded night sky. It's certainly not about serving gourmet meals, but that doesn’t mean hot dogs on a stick and lukewarm beans in the can are the only option. We’ve collected over 30 easy—and delicious!—campfire dinner recipes that will turn even the most outdoor-averse into happy campers. Use your campfire to whip up these cast-iron skillet suppers, foil packet dinners, and classic camp food recipes like juicy burgers and cowboy steak—and you'll never go back. (Just wait until you see the s’mores dip…) These campfire dinners are ready to take on a hungry camp of Southerners, no sweat.
Quick-Fix Cheesy BBQ Sloppy Joes
Recipe: Cheesy BBQ Sloppy Joes
These hearty open-faced sandwiches are the Texas barbecue cousin of classic sloppy joes.
Cast-Iron Cowboy Steak
Recipe: Cast-Iron Cowboy Steak
You can't beat the cast-iron crust that this recipe gives to tender steak. It's the ultimate camping meal.
Skillet Creamed Corn
Recipe: Skillet Creamed Corn
Because that cowboy-worthy steak deserves a tasty side dish, don't you think?
Recipe: Potato-Bacon Hash
This side will always be welcome around our campfire. The skillet is packed with russet potatoes, bell peppers, onions, and thick-cut bacon.
Sloppy Joe Carolina-Style Burgers
This recipe combines two camp meal favorites: Sloppy Joes and burgers. And the crowd will go wild.
Grilled Peach Cobbler
Recipe: Grilled Peach Cobbler
We prefer not to give up our favorite summer cobbler, even for the camping weekend. Turns out, the cast-iron skillet might make it better.
Top-Shelf Chicken Under a Brick
Recipe: Top-Shelf Chicken Under a Brick
This juicy brick chicken recipe will win the camp crowd over, easy. Crispy chicken and cast-iron skillet potatoes work together in perfect harmony.
Skillet Charred Beans
Recipe: Skillet Charred Beans
These soup beans feel wonderfully nostalgic as is, but we really kicked up the flavor with jalapeño chiles and thick-cut bacon.
Sunny Skillet Breakfast
Recipe: Sunny Skillet Breakfast
Consider your hashbrown casserole transformed for outdoor eating.
Recipe: Steak-and-Potato Kebabs
Steak and potatoes—it's as no-fuss as it gets. These kebabs go from backyard barbecue to campfire grill without missing a beat.
Recipe: Frito Pie
Any Texan knows that this recipe will feel right at home on the campgrounds. The corn chip-laden dish will be even easier to serve if the chili is made ahead, then reheated and assembled into its frito pie form over the fire.
Skillet S'mores Dip
Recipe: Skillet S'mores Dip
Turn a classic campfire dessert into a decadent cast-iron skillet dip with this simple recipe.
Skillet Enchiladas Suizas
Recipe: Skillet Enchiladas Suizas
These will be your easiest enchiladas ever—the recipe calls for no filling and no rolling. And it's all done in your skillet.
Cast-Iron Blistered Brussels Sprouts
Here's one thing a campfire will do: Make sure your Brussels sprouts get oh-so crispy and caramelized. It's got the heat!
Brined Grilled Chicken with Dipping Sauces
This grilled chicken gets a ton of flavor from the brine, made with herbs, garlic, brown sugar, and chiles.
Foil Pack French Dip Sandwiches
Recipe: Foil Pack French Dip Sandwiches
Part pull-apart bread, part French dip, this camping recipe is anything but boring.
King Ranch Chicken Mac and Cheese
Here's a tip: Prepare this macaroni and cheese beforehand in your cast-iron skillet, and then warm it up over the campfire until it's bubbling.
Ham and Dijon Grilled Cheese
Recipe: Ham and Dijon Grilled Cheese
No one will turn down a hearty grilled cheese with ham and Dijon mustard after a full day of outdoor activities.
Recipe: Shrimp-Okra-and-Sausage Kebabs
Sprinkled with a Cajun seasoning blend and brushed with a mixture of lemon juice, hot sauce, and melted butter, these kebabs don't mess around.
Grilled Pizza with Summer Veggies and Smoked Chicken
You'll definitely get points for creativity when breaking out this campfire-ready recipe.
Ranch Turkey Burgers
Recipe: Ranch Turkey Burgers
Something about ranch just feels like summertime. And these burgers definitely master the ranch-flavored zing.
Grilled Clambake Foil Packets with Herb Butter
Camping on the coast? We've got you covered. Mesh bags are traditionally used at clambakes, but we're making it even more outdoor fire-friendly by using foil packets.
Ham-Stuffed Biscuits With Mustard Butter
These mini sandwiches are simple but wonderfully tasty. Instead of baking, wrap them in tin foil and throw them over the fire.
Smoked Trout-Apple Hash
Recipe: Smoked Trout-Apple Hash
This hash is easy and delicious—and you can trade in your daily catch, if desired.
Grilled Pork Meatball Kebabs
Recipe: Grilled Pork Meatball Kebabs
These easy grilled kebabs master a balance of sweet and heat, just how we like it.
No-Bake Granola Bars
Recipe: No-Bake Granola Bars
These bars will double as a post-hike snack and post-dinner sweet.
Grilled Shrimp Boil Packets
Recipe: Grilled Shrimp Boil Packets
Everyone loves a shrimp boil, and this recipe makes it campfire-friendly.
Steak Fajita Foil Packets
Recipe: Steak Fajita Foil Packets
Bell peppers, onion, and a tasty array of spices make these packs burst with flavor.
Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Bacon
Bacon makes everything better—and we mean everything.
Recipe: Tater Nachos
These nachos will be voted the favorite snack of the weekend, guaranteed.
Chicken Thighs and BBQ Beans
Recipe: Chicken Thighs and BBQ Beans
Let these barbecue beans simmer into deliciousness, with tender chicken thighs making it all the more flavorful.
Lemon-Herb Chicken Kebabs
Recipe: Lemon-Herb Chicken Kebabs
Just look at that char, folks. Using chicken thighs will make sure these kebabs don't dry out as quickly.