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Easy Camping Meals

Meal times can often be limited whilst camping if you only have one gas stove or BBQ and not a lot of space for pots & pans.
We’ve put together a list of meals, snacks and desserts that are easily made, not very messy and don’t need an entire kitchen!

Chilli con Carne – Serves 4

This is a perfect dish to keep you warm whilst camping especially if the weathers bad. Easy to make and all in one pan; ideal camping dish.


  • 500g minced beef
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 large onion/ready-diced onions
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 400g chopped tomato


How to make:

Place your pan over the gas hob on a medium heat, add the tablespoon of cooking oil and leave to heat for 1-2 minutes. Dice your large onion or use your readily chopped onions and add to the pan, stir for 5-minutes. Add the chili, cumin and paprika powder and stir for 5 mins. Next add the mince, turning the heat up slightly to make sure the mince fries and does not stew. Break the mince apart using a spoon or spatula and brown evenly ensuring there are no pink bits. Add water and a beet stock cube and pour in the chopped tinned tomatoes. Bring to the boil and let simmer for 20 mins. Check and stir occasionally making the sure the sauce does not stick to the pan or dry up. If the sauce drys up add a couple of tablespoons of water.

*Serve with rice or crusty bread. Add grated cheese and dip in tortilla crisps.*


Tuna Pasta – Serves 4

A great simple dish that is easy to make 🙂 . You can make it using just three ingredients; tuna, pasta & sweetcorn.


  • Bunch of Spring onions
  • 2 x 120g Tuna in sunflower oil
  • 400g tin of sweetcorn
  • 400g Pasta
  • 2 tbsp mayonaise
  • 1/2 lemon

How to make:

Finely slice the spring onions and set aside until later. Fill a saucepan 3/4 way with water and leave to boil, add salt to taste. Once boiling, place the pasta in the water and leave to cook until soft. Carefully drain the pasta with a colander. Put the pasta back into the saucepan, drain the tuna and sweetcorn tins and add to the pasta along with the chopped spring onions. Add the mayonnaise and mix it all together. Squeeze the juice out of half a lemon over the pasta and stir. Ready to eat!


Hotdogs are a fantastic snack to have when camping. They’re cheap and easy to store, there’s little worry about keeping them refrigerated when buying tinned hotdogs and they are super fast to cook! You can boil them using your stove, grill them on a BBQ or simply put them on a skewer over a fire! Don’t forget your hotdog buns and tomato sauce 🙂 .

Strawberry & Marshmallow Skewer

Got a sweet tooth? Try a strawberry & marshmallow skewer after your BBQ!


  • Bag of Marshmallows
  • Tub of Strawberries
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Chocolate sprinkles

How to make:

Super Easy! Get a kebab skewers and put on marshmallows and strawberries alternatively, as many as you like 🙂 . Hold your skewer over the BBQ or camping stove, rotate slowly until the marshmallows are nice and golden. Drizzle some caramel sauce on top and add some chocolate sprinkles.
*Please wait for marshmallows to cool, insides get very hot!*

BBQ Banana

The BBQ’d banana is one of our favorite treats!


  • Bananas
  • Chocolate Buttons
  • Golden Syrup
  • Baileys Irish Cream (18+)

Place your banana, still in its skin, onto your BBQ grill and leave there until its blackened. Once ready carefully cut the banana down the middle. Insert chocolate buttons, golden syrups, sprinkles; anything you like! The adults can add a dash of Baileys, Enjoy 😀

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