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13 Best Camping Crockpot Recipes According to Fellow RVers

| Updated Nov 30, 2023

Need some camping crockpot recipes? Our RV Lifestyle FB community responded with DOZENS of crockpot camping recipes you can easily make in your RV. Here are some of the great recipes they recommended…

Recently, someone asked our RV Lifestyle Facebook group about crockpot dinners, and they got nearly 200 responses!

Katy posted: Would like to make crockpot dinners in the camper while we go to the beach and on day trips. What are your favorite crockpot meals while traveling?

We can’t ignore that very active Facebook post and wanted to share some of your fellow RVers’ favorite crockpot recipes. Plus, we wanted to share a few of our own favorite slow cooker recipes that are featured on our sister site,

Why Every RV Kitchen Should Have a Crockpot

Jennifer and I have a crockpot in our RV that gets a lot of use. As Katy alluded, crockpots are a great (& easy) way to prepare dinner while you go out and do what RVers do whether that’s going to the beach, on a hike, or on a day trip to town. 

13 Best Camping Crockpot Recipes According to Fellow RVers

family standing in front of RV with crockpot food

We’ve selected a handful of camping crockpot recipes that our Facebook members suggested. If you want even more options, you can read all of the camping crockpot recipes here (it has almost 200 comments!).

You can also check out Camping Food Recipes for more great ideas for your next camping meal plan!

#1 Crockpot French Toast Casserole Recipe

crockpot french toast casserole

Crockpot French toast casserole is the perfect way to start your camping day. Simply prep it the night before, refrigerate overnight, & pop it in the crockpot in the morning.

While many slow cooker french toast casserole recipes use brioche bread or white sandwich bread, this recipe lives up to its name by using French bread. It gives the perfect texture and absorbs the wet mix wonderfully.

This is a favorite recipe on our sister site, so be sure to check it out!

#2 Crockpot Chicken Tacos

tacos Camping Crockpot Recipes

Is it Tuesday yet? Because I’m ready for tacos! Well, with Dana’s favorite crockpot chicken taco recipe, you don’t have to wait until Tuesday to eat tacos. This recipe is easy to make any day of the week, and she says, “You can do so many different things with it.”

This recipe is on a website called “Spend with Pennies,” so you know it meets my favorite camping recipe criteria: affordable!

#3 Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken

Jen shared this All Recipe that’s as easy as combining salsa, taco seasoning mix, lime, cilantro, and chicken. She says, “We like to add sauteed peppers (or throw some in slow cooker too) and corn.”

It only takes about 4 hours to cook on high or 6-8 hours on low. Mmmm… I can't wait to try this one, Jenn!

#4 Mississippi Pot Roast

This recipe was mentioned a few times, so it must be good! Heather included the above link and the full title is actually: Mississippi Pot Roast (The BEST Pot Roast EVER).

I think Jennifer and I are going to move this one to the top of our dinner list. We love us some good pot roast! Make sure you click the link above to read the directions.

#5 Turkey Vegetable Stew

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Speaking of Jennifer, I want to share her favorite crockpot recipe, too. Trust me. I know from experience that this turkey vegetable stew is delightful! I’ve had to smell this delicious aroma while driving down plenty of highways. Let's just say I got to our destination faster than normal. 

As Jennifer says in her recipe post, “one of the neatest things about crockpot meals is you can cook them as you drive. We put the cooker in the galley sink so it does not slide off the counter as we are driving.”

#6 Dr. Pepper BBQ Ribs

I don’t have a link for this recipe because you don’t need one! It’s literally 3 ingredients: ribs, BBQ sauce, and Dr. Pepper. Yep, Dr. Pepper!

Here are Michele’s instructions: “Fit ribs into your slow cooker, cut if needed to fit. Pour 1 jar BBQ sauce and 1 cup Dr. Pepper. Cook on high 4 hours or low for 8.”

I’ve actually used the same recipe before with pork roast. It was delicious! So, I’m sure these BBQ ribs are just as tasty. And now I’m wondering what other kind of meat I can slather with BBQ and Dr. Pepper…

#7 Easy Taco Soup Slow Cooker Recipe

taco soup

Another favorite from, this easy taco soup recipe is a camping go-to. It’s an excellent healthy option for campers who don’t want to be weighed down by a heavy meal. And it’s very filling!

This hearty soup has everything you need: meat, veggies, fiber, and flavor that’ll make it a family favorite. Or, make it vegetarian! Simply omit the meat to enjoy vegetarian taco soup.

#8 Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore

Don’t let the fancy name fool you. This recipe is easy to make. Although, admittedly, it does require more ingredients than Michele’s Dr. Pepper ribs.

Still, the point is that it’s easy and delicious! Cheryle, who shared the recipe, suggests using boneless chicken with this recipe to shred for tacos or to put on top of a salad. 

#9 Slow Cooker Coq au Vin with Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Camping Crockpot Recipes

You had me at mashed potatoes, Sharon! With an even fancier name than the last recipe, this recipe teaches you how to make coq au vin the easy way. 

This does require more ingredients than most of the recipes on this list, but it gives you a complete meal in one pot. One crockpot, that is. And boy, does it look scrumptious!

#10 Chili Verde

This one doesn’t require a link to a recipe either because it’s just 3 ingredients! All you need to do is throw pork shoulder, green salsa, and green enchilada sauce into the crockpot, and voila!

Sabrina suggests eating it with tortillas or over eggs. She also says it’s “very forgiving!… no measurements needed!”

#11 Crack Chicken

The last time I ate something with “Crack” in the name was Amish Crack. And Amish Crack is worth driving out of the way for, so this suggestion caught my eye.

Turns out Crack Chicken is quite popular. You can google it, and a whole bunch of recipes pop up. The one I link to here is the most similar to the one Johnnie shared with the group. 

Ingredients you will need:
chicken breasts
ranch dressing mix
cream cheese
cooked crumbled bacon
shredded cheddar cheese
green onions

#12 Homemade Hot Dog Sauce

hot dog sauce

This homemade hot dog sauce recipe takes your camping hot dogs to the next level. Also known as coney sauce or chili dog sauce, you can make this sauce in a slow cooker, on your RV stovetop, or in a dutch oven over the campfire.

However you make it, you'll get to enjoy a tasty American classic wherever you camp. And speaking of classic American hot dogs, you should also check out this Classic Chicago Hot Dog Recipe and Classic New York Style Hot Dog Recipe.

#13 Crockpot Cube Steak With (or Without) Gravy

This is actually a 2-in-1 recipe as it includes a gravy and non-gravy version (the gravy version is shown above). Both versions use simple and affordable ingredients, which I think are the foundation of any great camping recipe. 

If you click on the link, you can see detailed instructions for both versions and easy-to-read recipe cards. Plus, they explain how to know when the steak is cooked through so you don’t end up with tough meat.

Speaking of steak, you may want to try this easy steak seasoning recipe next time you fire up the grill!

Share Your Favorite Camping Recipes!

If you have any other favorite camping meals, please SUBMIT YOUR RECIPES on our sister site so your fellow RVers can enjoy them, too! It's a great way to connect with the camping community and share in the joy of cooking wherever we camp!

Also, be sure to join our RV Lifestyle Facebook Group for more great tips, advice, and good ol’ fun. It’s an incredible resource for both new and veteran RVers!

Mike Wendland

Published on 2023-07-15

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

6 Responses to “13 Best Camping Crockpot Recipes According to Fellow RVers”

July 16, 2023at2:26 pm, Linda Richmond said:

#9 – has no parmesan mashed potatoes and is not one pot.


July 19, 2023at2:17 pm, Tracy Chaddon said:

Yes it is one pot. The potatoes are cooking on top of the chicken.


March 11, 2024at10:00 am, Linda Pries said:

Truly #9 is not one pan. It may finish cooking in the crockpot but you dirty a second pan in order to prep the ingredients.


July 16, 2023at10:06 am, Mark S said:

How do you power your crockpot while you drive?


July 23, 2022at9:26 am, Vicki Ho said:

looks like the links for #2 and #3 are the same


July 23, 2022at9:46 am, Team RV Lifestyle said:

Thank you, Vicki! We will fix that – Team RV Lifestyle


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