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5 Easy Camping Meals For Kids

Written By: happycamper

Summer is here, and it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors. On your next camping trip, try one of these easy camping meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Your kids will love these easy campfire meals and can even help with the cooking (with adult supervision). 

 

Enjoy these 5 easy camping meals for kids.

Breakfast

Grilled Waffles Treats

You will need: Foil, frozen waffles, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows and any other toppings you may want. 

How to make: Put one waffle on a greased piece of foil. Add some marshmallows and chocolate chips, then top with another waffle. Fold the foil around the waffle stack, and seal. Grill over medium heat until the chocolate is melted, roughly about 10 minutes. Be careful when opening the foil! There may be steam.

 

Grilled Banana Boats

You will need: Bananas, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, graham cracker crumbles, and any other toppings you may want. 

How to make: Take a banana with its peel on and cut it down the middle longways, not all the way through, but until it touches the peel on the other side. Pull the peel and banana slightly apart. Add marshmallows, graham cracker crumbles, chocolate chips and other toppings in between the two slices, almost like a banana split. Wrap the foil around the banana. Cook for about 10 minutes, and remove it from the campfire with a pair of tongs. Enjoy!

 

Lunch or Dinner

Pigs In A  Blankethot dogs

You will need: A can of crescent rolls, hot dogs or sausage and a roasting stick.

How to make: Wrap each hot dog or sausage in the triangle of a crescent roll. Put the hot dog on a roasting stick and heat over the fire for 10 minutes or until the dough is lightly browned. You can also just cook hot dogs over the fire if you don’t want the rolls. Grilled hot dogs are always a favorite! 

 

Potato Boats

You will need: Potatoes, butter, foil, cheese, ham or bacon bits, sour cream, and any other toppings you may want. 

How to make: Slice baked potatoes every few inches, but not all the way through. This will create “notches” in the potato. Put cheese slices and bacon or ham in each notch. Put a little dab of button on top of each section of potato. Add salt and pepper. Wrap the baked potato in foil, and cook over the campfire for about 20 minutes until the potato is warm and the cheese is melted. Top with sour cream or any other toppings you may have brought. Be careful when opening the foil! There may be steam.

 

Campfire Nachoscampfire nachos

You will need: A foil pan or cast iron skillet, foil, tortilla chips, taco meat and seasoning, cheese, tomatoes, onion, salsa and any other nacho toppings you may want. 

How to make: Prepare the taco meat to your liking with seasoning. You can do this in a pan over the fire or on a camping grill. Chop all the toppings. Layer tortilla chips in the foil pan or in the cast iron skillet, then top with cheese, cooked taco meat, tomatoes, onions and other toppings. Top with another layer of cheese. Cover the pan with foil, and place on a grate over a campfire or grill. Cook for 15-30 minutes depending on the temperature of the grill or fire. You can check for doneness by pulling back a corner of the foil and seeing if the cheese is melted. 

We hope you enjoy these easy camping recipes for families! Check out our Cooking Camp for more fun recipes.

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