16 Surprising Recipes You Can Cook Over a Campfire

16 Surprising Recipes You Can Cook Over a Campfire 16 Surprising Recipes You Can Cook Over a Campfire
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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Flip the dough and add sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni slices.


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