Summer isn’t complete without a camping trip in the books. The best days are sunny ones filled with outdoor recreation and evenings spent huddled around a campfire telling spooky stories and devouring S’mores.
But getting all the gear together for a short weekend away can be time-consuming — not to mention, you also need to pack for meals. That’s where we step in.
Simplify your camping and meal prep by packing some good old tin foil and fresh, wholesome ingredients. Then give these easy tin-foil campfire recipes a try on your next camping trip.
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Breakfast Sausage Hash
A day of adventure starts with a filling and flavorful breakfast.This versatile recipe works with a variety of spices and veggies. Get creative and mix it up!
1 16-ounce package of ground Italian sausage
1 20-ounce package of shredded hashbrowns
1 sweet onion
1 sweet bell peppers
Salt and pepper (for an extra kick of flavor, add garlic pepper or salt)
Dice the onion and peppers into small pieces. Cut four pieces of foil. Divide the sausage into four and place on the bottom of the tin foil. Add the hashbrowns, onion and pepper on top of the sausage. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Wrap foil tightly and set each foil pack near coals. Cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Top with a fried egg.
Italian Chicken and Veggie Foil Packs
This colorful and nutritious campfire dinner is packed with flavor. Plus, the easy prep and clean up means you’ll spend less time in your outdoor kitchen. Just save room for dessert!
2 chicken breasts
2 sweet bell peppers
1 sweet onion
2 medium zucchini
1 16 ounce bottle Italian dressing
Cut the chicken and vegetables into bite-sized pieces and add to resealable bag. Pour the bottle of Italian dressing into the bag and massage into the chicken and veggies. Let marinate for 4 hours. Remove chicken and veggies from marinade and distribute evenly onto four large pieces of foil. Wrap foil tightly and set each foil pack near coals. Cook until tender, about 20 minutes.
Campfire S’mores Bananas
Enjoy an ooey, gooey spin on the traditional campfire treat with these creamy roasted S’mores bananas. You don’t have to stick to the traditional S’more flavors either – try adding some peanut butter, jelly or crunchy cereal!
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup mini marshmallows
1/2 cup crushed graham crackers
Cut a slit lengthwise on the curved side of each banana peel. Open the slit carefully and form a pocket in the banana (be careful not to open the entire peel). Add ½ cup of each: chocolate chips, mini marshmallows and graham crackers. Wrap the banana securely in tin foil, with the opening at the top. Set bananas on top of campfire grate or near coals and cook for 8-10 minutes.