Camping food and recipes


Camping trips offer a welcome respite from our daily routines, and what’s more exciting than the opportunity to cook up delightful meals with whatever ingredients are available. Even a simple meal becomes special when you’re on holiday. You don’t have to rely on the usual baked beans or vegemite on toast for sustenance; we’ve compiled a list of camping dinners that are guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds.

Make sure you do a little pre-planning when it comes to camping meals so you know you have all the right ingredients. You may be nowhere near any shops and it can be a little challenging if you’ve left behind an essential part.



When it comes to camping, you will need to make sure you pre-plan your meals as well as your cooking utensils so you have everything you need to cook your meals.


Plan the meals you want to cook and what ingredients, utensils and condiments you need

Downsize ingredients & condiments into ziplock bags or smaller bottles

Chop, slice or grate whatever you can and place into ziplock bags

Bring aluminium foil for making foil packets for cooking food

Always have emergency tins of baked beans and soup



French toast

French Toast

Delicious doesn’t have to mean complicated. But if you want something a bit more involved than just Weetbix and milk for a camping breakfast, French Toast should do the trick.



  • 2 eggs
  • 1⁄2 cup milk
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon sugar
  • 6 slices bread/rolls – if large, can slice into fingers



  1. Beat eggs in a shallow bowl. Add milk, vanilla, and cinnamon sugar, and beat until frothy.
  2. Soak each slice of bread in the egg mixture, first on one side, then the other.
  3. Cook both sides on a preheated hotplate/frypan until golden. If needed you can season the hotplate/frypan with a knob of butter before toasting the bread.
  4. Serve with maple syrup drizzled over bread, or cinnamon sugar sprinkled lightly. Adding bacon on the side makes it that extra bit yummy!



  • Change the bread for croissants
  • Top with Greek yoghurt and berries
  • Top with bananas and honey
  • Top with lemon curd and cream cheese
  • Use tinned fruit instead of fresh fruit



Grilled Barbecue Chicken and Vegetable Foil Packs

Grilled BBQ Chicken

Grilled Barbecue Chicken and Vegetables in Foil – Tender, flavorful chicken covered in sweet barbecue sauce and cooked on the grill inside foil packs with zucchini, capsicum and asparagus.

Remember the foil we told you to bring? This is where you get to use it. Just make sure you leave some for dessert.



  • 8 aluminium foil sheets large enough to wrap around one chicken breast
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2-cup barbecue sauce (use your favourite)
  • 1 zucchini sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 red, green or yellow capsicum cut into thin strips
  • 8 asparagus spears
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil



  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. For each foil pack, prepare two sheets of aluminium foil; place the sheets one on top of the other for durability.
  3. Place one chicken breast on each stacked pair of foil sheets; season with salt and fresh ground pepper.
  4. Brush each chicken breast with 1 to 2 tablespoons of barbecue sauce.
  5. Divide equally and arrange vegetables around each chicken breast; season with salt and pepper.
  6. Drizzle chicken and vegetables with a little olive oil.
  7. Fold the sides of the foil over the chicken, covering completely; seal the packets closed.
  8. Transfer foil packets to the preheated grill rack and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, or until done, turning once.
  9. Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes, and serve.




BBQ Banoffee Splits

BBQ Banoffee splits


  • 40g Butter, softened
  • 50g light brown soft sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 6 small ripe bananas, unpeeled
  • Chopped nuts (Whatever you prefer) to serve
  • Ice Cream, yogurt or whipped cream to serve



  1. Mix butter, sugar and vanilla extract.
  2. Split the inside curve of each banana with a knife, being careful not to cut all the way through. Spread a spoonful of the butter mixture into each split, then put the bananas, split-side up, onto individual sheets of foil – they should be large enough to encase the bananas completely
  3. Crimp the edges of the foil to seal the parcels. These can be prepared the day before – just chill until you’re ready to cook.
  4. Heat a barbecue to low or until a thin layer of coals has turned grey. Cook the parcels for 15 mins, turning once.
  5. Carefully unwrap the parcels, reserving any sauce that’s inside. 
  6. Transfer to plates, then scatter over the chopped nuts and drizzle over any sauce reserved from the base of the parcels. Serve with a scoop of ice cream, whipped cream or yogurt.




Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets

Shrimp scampi foil pockets


  • 700g medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, or more, to taste
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves



  1. Preheat a gas or charcoal grill over high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine shrimp, butter, wine, garlic, rosemary, thyme, lemon juice, lemon zest and red pepper flakes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Cut four sheets of foil, about 12-inches long. Divide shrimp mixture into 4 equal portions and add to the center of each foil in a single layer.
  4. Fold up all 4 sides of each foil packet over the shrimp, covering completely and sealing the packets closed.
  5. Place foil packets on the grill and cook until just cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.




Chicken and Sweet Potato Kebabs

Chicken and sweet potato kebabs


  • Canola oil, for grill grates
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest plus 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 500g boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 small sweet potatoes, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper



  1. Set up your grill for direct cooking and heat to medium. Once hot, clean and lightly oil grates with canola oil. 
  2. Whisk together lime zest and juice, olive oil, and maple syrup in a bowl; transfer half to a small bowl and reserve for basting.
  3. Add chicken and sweet potatoes to the remaining marinade and toss to coat; let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Thread chicken and sweet potatoes onto skewers; discard marinade.
  5. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Grill, covered, turning occasionally, and brushing twice with marinade, until chicken is cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes.




S’Mores 3 Ways



Strawberry S’mores

  • Chips Ahoy! cookies
  • Toasted marshmallows
  • Sliced strawberries

Chocolate S’mores 2.0

  • Chocolate wafer cookies
  • Cinnamon-dusted toasted marshmallows
  • Milk chocolate squares

Peanut Butter S’mores

  • Graham crackers
  • Dark chocolate squares
  • Toasted marshmallows
  • Sliced bananas
  • Creamy peanut butter



  1. Assemble your s’mores and enjoy.
  2. To achieve the perfect golden brown, hold skewered marshmallows about 12 inches from the heat and rotate continuously for 3 to 5 minutes. 




When it comes to camping with family, make sure you pack enough snacks to keep everyone occupied between activities, so we’ve made a list of easy-to-store snacks for everyone to share.

  1. Chips and Dip (Make sure to pack a variety of chips and dips, from ready-salted to honey soy chicken to keep everyone happy)
  2. Beef Jerky 
  3. Trail Mix (Make sure no one is allergic)
  4. Cookies
  5. Hard Boiled Eggs (Just remember to store in a cooler to keep them fresh and safe to eat)
  6. Fruit Skewers (Make a range including apples, pears, grapes, orange slices, kiwifruit, berries, bananas and maybe even mango)
  7. Dried Fruits
  8. Cheese Platter (including smoked gouda, cheddar, colby, pepper jack and manchego) Also add crackers to make it a ‘fancy’ snack

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