Campfire Recipes for Great Outdoor Campfire Cooking

by / Thursday, 18 October 2012 / Published in Blog

There’s nothing quite like campfire cooking. We gather around together, talking and laughing while the smells of our shared meal mingles with the woodsmoke.

Some of the best food I’ve ever eaten was cooked over a campfire. I don’t know if it was because the time leading up to the campfire is always full of appetite-inducing exercise or if it’s because of the camaraderie or if it’s just the hearty flavor that a campfire and the outdoors adds to food. Whatever the reason, if there’s some campfire cooking going on, I want to be there!

Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert or snacks – there’s always something great that can be cooked on the campfire. Here are some great recipes to try:

Campfire Breakfast

These “Campurritos” from Ninth and Bird are made at home, wrapped up and then taken with you on your camping trip to warm up for a quick morning meal

Campfire Breakfast Potatoes from Dirty Gourmet

Campfire Breakfast Toad in the Hole from Chow

Campfire Lunch

Grilled Ham and Cheese Pull Apart Sandwich Loaf from Tablespoon

Campfire Reubens from

Campfire Meat Pies (these are made ahead, wrapped in foil and then warmed in the campfire) from Christy Jordan’s Southern Plate

Campfire Appetizer

Boozey Campfire Cheese from Chow

Campfire Dinner

Sausage and Vegetable Foil Dinner with Garlic and Bonus list of essential tools for campfire cooking from Simple Bites

Chicken Dinner to Die For from Tablespoon

Campfire Trout Dinner for Two from Taste of Home

Osso Buco with Beer, Olives and Gremolata from Family Spice (note, this isn’t a recipe but a brief explanation of how she adapted her recipe, found here, to the campfire.)

Campfire Breads and Snacks

Campfire Popcorn Satchels

Campfire Bannock from Crazy Girl Eats

Bread on a Stick from The Family Kitchen

Campfire Desserts

Here are THREE great campfire dessert ideas from MomClicks

Campfire Orange Blueberry Muffins

Campfire Eclairs

Toasted Angel Food Cake with Berry Topping

And here’s a little idea from one of my Facebook Fans

Instead of the usual S’Mores, her family makes a S’mores Buffet! They have the usual graham crackers and marshmallows but then they add all kinds of different things. Great ideas include a variety of chocolate types (dark, white, with sea salt, etc.), peppermint patties, tuille crackers, ginger snaps, peanut butter cups, chocolate chip cookies. The possibilities are endless!

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What are your favorite things to cook on the campfire?