15 Make Ahead Camping Meals for a Stress-Free Trip

These easy recipes will make everyone a happy camper.

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Sweet summertime is here, y’all. You’re probably dreaming of all the outdoor adventures to be had in the next few months. As you start organizing your road trip or camping trip, one of the first orders of business is figuring out your food supply. But thanks to these make ahead camping meals, outdoor recipes have never been easier (or tastier). These campfire dishes are all prepped ahead of time (and some are even completely done) for the simplest meals—oh, and dessert too, of course. Arranging a hiking trip takes a lot of work, but these make ahead meals will take a little stress out of the planning process. Now you can spend more time enjoying nature, spending time with your family, and relaxing in the great outdoors. Happy camping!

make ahead camping meals parfaits
Iowa Girl Eats
Make Ahead Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Parfaits

The possibilities are endless when it comes to these Mason jars. Fill each container with your favorite fruit and yogurt flavor. A sprinkle of granola or a drizzle of nut butter would be a delicious finish.

Get the recipe at Iowa Girl Eats.

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make ahead camping meals philly cheesesteak
Chelsea's Messy Apron
Foil Pack Philly Cheesesteak

These loaded packets can be heated up over the grill or the campfire for a hearty dinner. Serve with a side of crusty bread so campers can assemble their own sandwiches.

Get the recipe at Chelsea's Messy Apron.

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make ahead camping meals sausage potatoes
Damn Delicious
Sausage, Potato, and Green Bean Foil Packets

You can't go wrong with a classic meat and potatoes dinner. This make ahead camping meal will energize all your outdoor adventures.

Get the recipe at Damn Delicious.

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make ahead camping meals burrito
The Adventure Bite
Camping Breakfast Burrito

Your group will be up and out of their tents when they get a whiff of these loaded burritos. Filled with sausage, eggs, potatoes, and cheese, this breakfast recipe will satisfy even the biggest appetites.

Get the recipe at The Adventure Bite.

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make ahead camping meals smores
The Gunny Sack
S’mores Hand Pies

It's not a proper camping trip without s'mores! This upgraded version is charred to perfection in mere minutes.

Get the recipe at The Gunny Sack.

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make ahead camping meals shrimp
Cooking Classy
Shrimp and Summer Veggie Foil Packs

Summer doesn't last forever, so you enjoy all the wonderful produce of the season while you still can. This fresh dish features zucchini, yellow squash, green bell pepper, and sweet corn.

Get the recipe at Cooking Classy.

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make ahead camping recipes cinnamon rolls
Adventures of Mel
Campfire Cinnamon Rolls

Nothing beats a plateful of ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls in the morning. Don't forget to pack extra icing!

Get the recipe at Adventures of Mel.

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make ahead camping meals mac cheese
Lauren's Latest
Make Ahead Mac and Cheese

This decadent pasta features sharp cheddar, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese. You'll savor every single forkful.

Get the recipe at Lauren's Latest.

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make ahead camping recipes french toast
This Lil' Piglet
Campfire French Toast

Sweeten up everyone's morning and top this loaf with your favorite fruit and a hearty drizzle of maple syrup.

Get the recipe at This Lil' Piglet.

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make ahead camping recipes potatoes
Bless Her Heart Y'all
Campfire Taters

A hint of paprika adds a slight kick to this cheesy recipe. To really bring the heat, add a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes.

Get the recipe at Bless Her Heart Y'all.

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make ahead camping recipes breakfast sandwiches
Tastes Better From Scratch
Breakfast Sandwiches

Prepare these handhelds using your favorite meat and cheese combination. This blogger opted for sausage, bacon, and Canadian bacon all paired with cheddar cheese. Yum!

Get the recipe at Tastes Better From Scratch.

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make ahead camping recipes
The Big Man's World
No-Bake Protein Bars

Forget the pricey store-bought protein snacks—you can whip up your own in just five minutes. Use your favorite nut butter and chocolate of choice for these delicious bars.

Get the recipe at The Big Man's World.

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make ahead campfire meals buffalo chicken
Carlsbad Cravings
Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Foil Packets

A homemade ranch crema makes this easy chicken dinner mouthwatering. The sauce is so good you'll definitely want to make a double batch.

Get the recipe at Carlsbad Cravings.

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make ahead camping recipes croissants
Life With the Crust Cut Off
Hot Ham and Swiss Croissants

An easy sauce featuring Dijon mustard, honey, and brown sugar adds a sweet note to these sandwiches. They make a great meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Get the recipe at Life With the Crust Cut Off.

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make ahead camping recipes pancakes
Chez Us
Cornmeal Pancakes

Skip the boxed stuff and prepare your own pancake mix. You'll be able to taste the delicious difference from the very first bite.

Get the recipe at Chez Us.

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