Nothing says summer like sitting outside your tent roasting hot dogs and marshmallows over an open fire. But even if you can't (or don't want to) go camping, you can still enjoy some delicious campfire cooking—hot dogs and marshmallows optional!
You’d be surprised how many yummy things you can cook over a bonfire in your own backyard. Get out of the kitchen and get into nature with these 16 tasty recipes you can cook over your own backyard campfire.
1. Campfire Pizza Cone
Who doesn't love pizza? These pizza cones
are a whole new take on a cheesy favorite.
2. Bread on a Stick
Can you imagine how amazing this warm, freshly made bread
would be on a campout? You’ll be eating 5-star restaurant food while roughin’ it in the wild.
3. Campfire Stew
This hearty stew
is sure to fill hungry bellies during your outdoor adventure. And it’s especially perfect for a chilly night.
4. Chorizo Zucchini Chili
This filling and spicy chili
is perfect for a cool night by the campfire.
5. Campfire Nachos
I would have never thought nachos
could be a campfire food, but this recipe is sure to become a family favorite.
6. Campfire Sliders
These yummy sliders
are perfect for little hands. And even better, it’s easy to personalize them so everyone gets the fillings and toppings they enjoy.
7. Foil Packet Chicken Dinner
Juicy and seasoned to perfection, this foil-wrapped chicken dinner
is a real winner!
8. Grilled Shrimp
Who knew you could enjoy something as high-end as seafood while cooking over a campfire? But this shrimp dish
, seasoned with a yummy garlic butter, cooks perfectly over an open flame.
9. Grilled Hot Pastrami Sandwich
Simply assemble the sandwich and wrap it in foil, and you’ll have delicious, grilled pastrami sandwiches.
10. Hot Mess Skillet
Made in a skillet over an open fire, this browned kielbasa sausage
is combined with
fresh vegetables in this filling meal.
11. Campfire Brownies
Don't let the fact that you are cooking outdoors keep you from enjoying these scrumptious brownies
12. Dessert Cones
Fill these cones
with a variety of goodies like chocolate, nuts, fruit and roasted marshmallows for a special campfire treat.
13. Campfire Cherry Pie
Life is short—have some warm cherry pie
for breakfast. After all, you just slept outside on the ground. Indulge a little.
14. Campfire Cinnamon Rolls
These cinnamon rolls on a stick
can be made for breakfast, but the sweet icing makes them perfect for dessert. Made with canned crescent rolls, there’s little prep involved.
15. Campfire Eclairs
Filled with pudding and topped with chocolate frosting, these eclairs
make a perfect ending to your night outdoors. Can you say “Yum?!”
16. Grilled Pepperoni Pizza Flatbread
My all-time favorite campfire cooking recipe, this heavenly grilled pepperoni flatbread, is not your ordinary pizza. Here’s the recipe:
- Pizza Dough
- Pizza Sauce
- Shredded Mozzarella
- Pepperoni Slices
- Stretch your dough to your preferred thickness. The thicker the dough, the longer it will need to cook. The great thing about flatbread is it doesn't need to be perfectly round like a pizza. Any kind of oblong shape will do.
- This flatbread cooks best over small, gentle flames. Place the dough on your campfire rack or grill and cook until the bottom is nice and crispy, about 5 minutes.
- Flip the dough and add sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni slices.