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Camping Recipes for Large Families and Big Groups



If your next camping trip is all about gathering with friends and family, this article will help you plan every meal with simple camping recipes for large groups that need little work and resources. Because, while the cuisine must be nice, it should not take up too much of your time and energy.

Not every minute of your camping vacation will be spent with everyone staying together as a group. Some people get tired more quickly, while others plan activities or continue to react to their workplaces on their day off. However, the meal or dinner times bring everyone together. Similarly, the camping crew is frequently divided into tasks. Some people may be responsible for putting up the camps, while others may be in charge of the fire and other equipment. You may also be in charge of enticing taste senses and ensuring that everyone has a fulfilling supper.

However, with tremendous power comes great responsibility. So, here’s all you need to know about camping food and how to prepare fast camping dinners.

Camping recipes for large families

Breakfast Camping Ideas

French Toast Skewers

Food on a stick is always an enjoyable way to eat! These Gluten-Free Grilled French Toast Skewers make a great kid-friendly breakfast or snack! These French toast skewers are vegan, allergy-friendly, and ideal for camping or a summer party! This quick and easy dish is perfect for finicky eaters and dipping without the mess or sticky fingers!

Camping Breakfast Skillet

This breakfast skillet will keep you filled for an entire day of exploration while camping! Perfect for big gatherings and may be customized to every individual’s preferences.

Breakfast Quesadilla

We always bring flour tortillas when we go camping because they travel well and can be used instead of bread. Sausage and Egg morning Quesadilla is one of our favorite morning camping dishes.


Crispy bacon is a crowd favorite; a breakfast of freshly cooked bacon will be an instant hit with the entire party. The scent of cooked bacon will put your friends and family in a good mood, and you can reuse the bacon grease in several different morning recipes. After you’ve cooked the bacon, use the same pan and grease to fry a skillet of robust eggs or toss in some hashbrowns for an extra delicious taste.

Scrambled eggs and breakfast sausages

Begin by unwrapping the sausages. It’s up to you whether you want to slice them into bite-sized portions or leave them intact. Cook in a pan with butter or olive oil. Make scrambled eggs in the same pan. Grill to your liking. Once finished, set it aside.

Lunch Camping ideas

Pasta salad

For this recipe, boil the pasta. That’s the only difficult task in this one. Grill the julienned zucchini, bell peppers, shallots, carrots, corn, and broccoli with salt and pepper. Grill each veggie until just soft enough to bite. Mix the pasta and vegetables. Add a bunch of cilantro and lime and serve hot or cold!

Camping dessert

Campfire s’mores, pancake mix cooked on a griddle, cookie dough, and tiramisu are all quick and easy dessert options that may be prepared ahead of time and served later. But, if you truly want to accomplish something unique and unforgettable, invite everyone to join you. Try bonfire banana boats with s’mores, grilled peaches and watermelon skewers, or simple make-your-own ice cream sandwiches. Keep things simple and share the joy of cooking with everyone in your family.

Camping dinner recipes for large parties

Campfire pizza or sandwiches

Roast is not the only food you can cook over a campfire. But you already knew that. Campfire pizza is a delicacy. You only need refrigerated pizza dough, marinara sauce, and your favorite toppings. It is simple, enjoyable, and can be adjusted to your liking. Once you’ve determined what you’ll put on top of your pizza, move on to step 2. This is preparing your fire. Create a small ring of hot coals around your fire. Place a cast iron skillet or pizza pan on top, then add the foundation, sauce, toppings, and cheese. Allow the heat to cook the crust to a light golden color. The cheese should appear melted and bubbling. Add more herb seasoning over top for added scent, and you’re finished!

Cook your meat or try a cold cut, then pile it on toasted bread with cream cheese spread, mayo, and other toppings. Easy, adaptable, and quite full

Roast chicken

Always marinade your chicken entire, including the skin, a few hours before cooking. Marinating it in advance saves time, of course. However, it also helps to break down the chicken’s fat and interior structure, allowing it to cook more quickly. If you wish to roast the chicken directly on the flame, make sure the heat is not too high. Too much heat will burn it or make the roast mushy and dry. You do not want that. Instead, use a grill, or cook it in a pot or over the grill. Remember to use little droplets of water to keep the meat from adhering to the base. Serve with sauces or roasted vegetables on the side. Such a crowd-pleaser!

Grilled chicken

This is a versatile item that you cannot go wrong with. Select your preferred spice combination or spices, coat chicken fillets or meat on the bone, and cook until soft and golden brown. For the greatest results, use an open grill, such as this one.


Barbecue is a simple camping dinner that can be done as a community activity, with everyone gathering around the fire to cook or converse. You can grill some patties, get a pack of buns, and make wonderful hamburgers. One of the most enjoyable aspects of group camping is the opportunity to have a nice dinner together.


Sure, you want to improve your outdoor abilities, but when camping in the vast outdoors, sometimes it’s preferable to relax.

Don’t stress over it.

Enjoy every stage of this procedure and don’t worry about the work required to prepare the dish. Everyone on the tour will want to assist you out, and the food will always be wonderful. So there’s no need to worry about it.

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