Five Kid-Friendly Camping Recipes

June 24, 2016

Camping RecipesWith the right, kid-friendly recipes that are as easy to make as they are tasty, making dinner together can be half the fun of camping as a family in the great outdoors. These simple recipes with flavors kids love will make you the hero around the campfire.

Campfire Crescent Dogs

These are just like pigs-in-a-blanket, but even more fun since they’re roasted over an open fire. Kids can help make these, just be sure to keep an eye on them so no one gets too close to the fire.

What You’ll Need:

1 can of refrigerated crescent rolls

1 package of hot dogs

Roasting sticks


Unroll the dough from the tube and cut into triangles. Place a hot dog at the widest end of the triangle and roll up. Press the dough together at the end to seal. Place the roasting stick through the length of the hot dog. Roast over a fire, turning side-to-side, until golden brown.

Omelettes in a Bag

These omelettes are great for a quick, no clean-up breakfast on the morning you need to break camp. Kids will love them because they can choose their own add-ins and flavors they love.

What You’ll Need:

1 dozen eggs

Zip-N-Steam Ziploc Bags

Mix-in ideas – Ham, cheese, onion, mushroom, green pepper

Pot of water


Bring a pot of water to boil over the campfire. Break two eggs into a Zip-N-Steam Ziploc Bag. Add mix-ins of your choice. Whisk all the ingredients together. Seal bag pressing out as much air a possible. Boil for 13 minutes. You can cook multiple bags at a time.

Campfire Cones

S’mores are always delicious, but if you’re looking for a fun new alternative, try these campfire cones. Even the youngest child can help make these by filling the cones.

What You’ll Need:

Sugar Cones

Mini Marshmallows

Chocolate Chips

Tin Foil


Fill cone with marshmallows and chocolate chips. Wrap in tin foil and heat over the campfire three to five minutes, turning occasionally.

Pie Iron Pizzas

What kid doesn’t like pizza. Maybe you can’t order delivery at the campfire, you can still enjoy the same flavors.

What You’ll Need:

Sandwich Bread

Pizza Sauce

Shredded Mozzarella Cheese


Pie Iron


Generously butter one side of two pieces of bread.  Place one piece of bread, butter side down, on one side of the pie iron. Spread sauce on one piece of bread and top with pepperoni and mozzarella. Cover with the other piece of bread, butter side up, then close the pie iron. Cook over hot coals for three minutes, flip and cook on other side for four minutes.

Taco Salad a Bag

This is another simple meal with little clean-up that kids will enjoy.

What You’ll Need:


1 cup of Taco Cheese

Taco Meat

Shredded Lettuce



Make up the taco meat at home with your favorite recipe. At the campsite, open a bag of Doritos and crush chips. Pour in the taco cheese, meat, shredded lettuce and shake to mix up. Serve in bowls and garnish with tomatoes.


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