10 recipe ideas for a gourmet camping trip

Just because you go camping, it doesn't mean you need to only eat fast food. Here are 10 recipes you should try for a mini gourmet trip.


Whether you’re travelling for a week in a European region or hiking in a Quebec park, car camping allows you to eat, sleep and live like a king or queen. Because you have minimal weight constraints and generally only carry your food, sleeping and accommodation equipment, car camping allows you to go where you want, taking only the bare minimum with you to stay as comfortable as possible.

It is important, however, not to neglect the pleasures of your palate for a camping trip. Good food can bring an infinite number of possibilities to your gastronomic pleasure. Spices and herbs can intensify a meal and can easily be packed the day before a camping trip. Here are 10 recipes to concoct for your future camping trip!

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1. Biscuits and sauce

You can buy a box of premade savoury biscuits in a grocery store close by or you can make some at home in advance or during your trip. Add some sausage sauce!

2. Fresh fruit, granola and milk or yogurt

This recipe is self-explanatory and needs the bare minimum. You can also pack a cereal box for the kids.

3. Premade breakfast sandwiches

If you want to save on cooking time during your trip, this recipe is made for you! You can easily make these sandwiches in the comfort of your kitchen at night before you leave for your trip and put them in the cooler.

Some suggestions for toppings: sausage, bacon, ham, egg, cheese, or for vegetarians, vegetables and cheese.


4. Quesadillas

This is a delicious meal, whether you are at home or camping! This recipe is super easy to make: cut veggies at home, place them in Tupperware containers, grate your cheese in advance and prepare or buy guacamole and salsa.

5. Pasta


Pasta with stir-fry veggies and/or meat sauce is delicious after a long day of hiking, biking or climbing. Sprinkle some fresh oregano, basil or parsley and tons of parmesan!

6. Paella

The Daring Gourmet

Have you ever been to Spain? Why not bring a bit of exoticism to your outdoor experience? This is a ridiculously easy recipe to make.

7. Chili


Plan it in advance and cook a delicious chili or a soup in your stovetop. Pour it into a Tupperware and freeze it. You can also cook some cornbread in the oven.

8. Tacos

Sweet potato and black bean tacos are simply delicious. Heat a tortilla, fill it with fried black beans and heat some veggies and your favourite meat. Garnish the tortilla with cilantro, parsley, lettuce, salsa and goat cheese.

9. Grilled cheese

Serious Eats

This is a classic! Put two slices of bread and add your favourite cheese in the middle. Wrap the sandwich in aluminum paper and put it on the grill. Turn it frequently.

10. Burritos

RecipeTin Eats

Open a can of fried black bean. With the help of a butter knife, cook the beans on a tortilla – add cheese and other garnishes. Heat the burrito on the flame or on the grill for around 10 minutes, while turning it frequently so it doesn’t burn.