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  • Writer's pictureMary Van Meter

Campfire Recipes That Will Keep You Warm All Winter!

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A cold winter can spell misery for us. When the mercury starts to drop, we can’t help but get cabin fever and spend more time indoors, which means less time outdoors. And who can blame us? The thought of being cooped up for endless amounts of time is enough to make us reach for our sweaters, scarves, blankets, and mugs of hot cocoa. But if you’re looking for some ways to beat the cold without spending all your money on blankets and hot drinks this winter, read on! You can tuck into a hearty meal at the campsite without breaking the bank or resorting to fast food — just check out these camping recipes that will keep you warm all winter!

The classic campfire meal

The best part about camping is the meals that come with it. Nobody likes having to eat on a timer, and who wants to bring a packed lunch, either? Camping is an excuse to cook outside, and you can use your camping recipes to feed both your camping crew and your camping guests! If you’re camping with just the two of you, try preparing a hearty meal like pizza, enchiladas, or baked stuffed peppers. If you’re camping with a larger group, try preparing a large, one-pot meal like one-pot stew, one-pot pasta bake, or one-pot chili. For even more fun, try preparing a meal that involves marshmallows or s’mores, like s’mores cobbler or s’mores pizza.

One-pot stews

These hearty, one-pot stew recipes are perfect for chilly evenings. You can prepare them in a pot or a Dutch oven, and they’ll hold up well for several days in the freezer. The ease of making one-pot stews makes them a great choice for camping. You won’t have to do any cooking outside and you can even bring a pot of these stews to the campsite so everyone can enjoy a hot meal without having to lug their own pots and utensils. Many of these one-pot stews can also be made in a slow cooker, so if you only have a small stovetop, you can still cook these hearty meals.

Hash brown casserole

This beefy hash brown casserole is perfect for cozy dinners around the campfire. It’s easy to make, and it can easily be made ahead of time so it’s ready to go when you are. Baked hash browns are a great addition to any camping meal. They are inexpensive, filling, and easy to prepare. You can add hash browns to almost any meal for a boost of carbs. You can use them as a side with almost any entrée or you can use them as the main dish themselves. You can even mix hash browns with various vegetables to make a hash.

Baked egg casserole

Baked eggs are an excellent choice for a camping meal. You can use them in almost any way you would use scrambled eggs. You can scramble them and then add them to wraps, tacos, or even make an egg salad sandwich. They can also be used as a topping for casserole recipes like this baked egg casserole. You can use baked eggs to make almost any camping meal more filling and protein-packed. Baked eggs are a great way to ensure that you are getting enough protein while you are camping.

Bottom line

These camping recipes are perfect for chilly evenings around the campfire. They are easy to prepare, affordable, and filling. You can add potatoes to almost any recipe, so potato casserole, potato soup, or baked potato make great camping recipes. Potatoes are also filling, cheap, and easy to store, so you can easily keep them on hand for when you are camping. You can also use any other vegetables that you have on hand and that are in season - mushrooms, peppers, onions, and more have lots of flavor and texture that potatoes don't have and make a great addition to any of these recipes.


Camping is all about enjoying nature, and one of the best ways to do that is to prepare some hearty meals and bring them to the campsite. These recipes are perfect for chilly evenings around the campfire. They are easy to prepare, inexpensive, and filling, and they can be made ahead of time so they’re ready to go when you are. You can even bring a pot of them to the campsite so everyone can enjoy a hot meal without having to lug their own pots and utensils. These recipes are sure to keep you warm and full throughout the winter months.

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