JUL 25 2022    
Top 10 Campfire Recipes for Summer
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Top 10 Campfire Recipes for Summer

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One of the most amazing parts of the summer season is gathering around a campfire. Tired of the same old recipes and ready for something new? We’ve got you covered! Keep reading in order to find out the top ten recipes that you can create while camping. From savory to sweet, there are recipes for every taste! 

Lemon-Basil Chicken Breast Foil Packets

Credit: Johnny Autry; Prop and Food Styling: Charlotte L. Autry; Southern Living 

One of the most versatile ways to cook on an open fire is to utilize foil packets. Foil packets trap steam and heat inside of the packet, causing the meat inside to remain moist and delicious. Before cooking, make sure you are using heavy-duty aluminum foil, as cheap aluminum foil can tear and cause a huge mess. In this recipe, a gas grill is used, which is common near campgrounds. If you don’t have a gas grill, you can always adjust the recipe accordingly and create the same result in an oven, or a charcoal grill. The cleanup from foil packet recipes is so simple! Just eat directly out of the foil pack, and then throw away when you are finished. 

Grilled Peach Cobbler

Credit: Greg Dupree; Southern Living

Peaches are one of the most delicious fruits that the summer has to offer! Make use of those peaches with a grilled peach cobbler. This recipe requires a grill, but if you had a grill plate that you could place over an open campfire, you could experiment with the heat in order to get the same results. The heat from the grill carmelizes the peaches, and the sweet flavors meld together in an unforgettable way. 

Sweet and Salty Snack Mix

Credit: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Katie Jacobs; Southern Living

When you’re gathered around the campfire, you may be hit with the urge to start snacking on some treats. Prepare this portable mix beforehand at home, and bring it to your next campfire gathering. The sweet and salty mixture of this mix makes it a popular hit for all ages, and instead of having to do dishes, just place the snack mix in a waffle cone! Easy presentation and no waste! 

S’mores Three Ways

Credit: Brian Woodcock; Country Living

Everyone knows that a campfire just isn’t a campfire without a s’more or two. Take your s’mores game to the next level and try one of these three recipes- strawberry s’mores, chocolate s’mores 2.0, or peanut butter s’mores. Each one has a delightful flavor that will please everyone around the campfire! 

Grilled Corn with Mexican “Street Style” Topping

Credit: Hector M. Sanchez; Country Living 

 Make the best of your summer harvest of corn, and grill it with a scrumptious Mexican topping! You can use any sort of grill for this, and with some minor changes, you can grill this over a campfire as well. This recipe takes minimal prep with very few ingredients, making it easy and portable. The topping will make the flavor of the corn out of this world! 

Mason Jar Watermelon Frosé


Credit: Arnold Finkelstein; Country Living

Sometimes, camp goers just want a frosty adult beverage on a balmy summer night. This frosé recipe is easy to follow, and exactly as refreshing as a slice of cold watermelon. Try substituting different types of alcohol for your own twist.  

Camping Quesadillas

Credit: Alli from Cupcake Diaries 

Put the grate over your campfire to work with this delicious camping quesadillas recipe! This recipe is simple and very straightforward- arrange the ingredients inside the quesadilla, place in aluminum foil, wrap it up, and place on the grate above your campfire. The heat from the fire will slowly melt the ingredients, resulting in a gooey, cheesy quesadilla of perfection. 

Foil Pack French Dip Sandwiches

Credit: Chelsea from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Want something a little more fancy for your next campfire gathering? Try these exquisite Foil Pack French Dip Sandwiches. Just stuff the bread accordingly before you leave your home for the campground, wrap in foil, and when you arrive, place the foil packets on the grill, or experiment with an oven or open flame until the ingredients are fully cooked and melted. 

Hot Dog on a Stick

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Instead of regular hot dogs, why not try this fun twist? This is one of the most simple campfire recipes in the world! Just wrap the hot dog with canned crescent roll dough, and place on the grill. You can directly roast the hot dogs and dough in the fire, or over a grill plate on the fire. 

Ham-Stuffed Biscuits with Mustard Butter

Credit: Tina Cornett; Southern Living

Need to feed a large amount of people fast with quick prep? Look no further! This recipe is perfect to share around a campfire. Just slice ready-made rolls, stuff with ingredients, and bake! If you don’t have an oven at your campsite, feel free to make these at home before camping, and bring them along with you to warm them up over the fire. 

Now that you’ve been introduced to the top 10 campfire recipes, we hope you will give them a shot! Every campfire attendee is worthy of delicious, wholesome food. Try out the recipe that speaks to you the most on this list, and enjoy!

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