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Bookmark Our Top 25 RV Camping Meals (Breakfast Thru Dessert)

| Updated Oct 14, 2023

Looking for easy RV camping meals? We've got you covered from breakfast through dessert…

Are you ready for some new meal ideas for your next camping trip? We've got you covered from breakfast to dessert with these easy and delicious recipes.

As RVers, we have the luxury of cooking with a full kitchen, throwing open the doors for your camping menu. But we also like to cook outdoors!

So, we've compiled a list of some of our favorites from our sister website, It includes easy recipes for the grill, slow cooker, stovetop, oven, and campfire!

Whether you're starting your camping day off right or enjoying a sweet treat at the end of the day, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

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Breakfast RV Camping Meals

Start your day off right with delicious and easy RV breakfast meals. Whether you're hitting the road or enjoying a leisurely morning at the campground, these recipes are perfect for fueling your adventures.

From French toast to coffee, there's something to please even the pickiest of eaters.

1. Crockpot French Toast Casserole

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Indulge in the mouthwatering delight of this crockpot French toast casserole, the ultimate way to kickstart your camping day. With just a few minutes of prep the night before, this easy recipe guarantees a delicious breakfast that will leave your taste buds craving for more.

While other recipes may call for brioche or white sandwich bread, ours stays true to its name by using French bread, giving it the perfect texture and authentic flavor.

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2. Homemade Sweet Cream Pancakes

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Why settle for “okay” pancakes with the just-add-water pancake mix? Sure the ready-made mix is convenient, but you can make your own pancake mix to take camping with you.

By keeping a few essential wet ingredients in your RV fridge, you can effortlessly whip up a batch of these delicious sweet cream pancakes. Say good-bye to okay and hello to Mmm-Mmm!

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3. Grilled Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich

While this can be categorized under lunch, we really enjoy grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches for breakfast. It's a sweet, protein-filled way to start your day.

You can use a pie iron, grill, or skillet to make these ultra-satisfying sandwiches.

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4. Campfire Coffee

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Whether you want to enjoy coffee with your breakfast or as your breakfast, there's no shortage of ways to brew coffee while camping. Our sister website breaks down 7 easy ways to do so, from making cowboy coffee to using a French press.

Plus, learn some helpful tips and a new way to make “instant” coffee with Wildland Coffee‘s fresh, ground coffee bags. (Use discount RVLIFE15 to save 15%!)

How to Make Campfire Coffee (7 Easy Ways + Tips)

Lunch RV Camping Meals

Refuel during your RV travel day with quick and easy lunch ideas. These crowd-pleasing meals are perfect for both on-the-go bites and relaxing picnic stops.

Enjoy a tasty sandwich or hot dog with your favorite fixings. Lunchtime on your RV adventure has never tasted so good!

5. Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Apples

Impress your fellow campers on your next camping trip with the delightful combination of sweet and savory. This a recipe so simple and delicious it's bound to become a camping favorite among your group.

With just a pie iron and a campfire or grill, you can effortlessly create this café-worthy sandwich wherever you camp.

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6. Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich

This ain't your basic ham and cheese sandwich! With the right cheese and the right bread, you can turn this basic sandwich into a camping favorite.

Like the other grilled sandwiches on this list, you can toast it in a skillet, on the grill, or over a campfire with a pie iron. Whichever way you choose, you'll be glad to have made this sandwich!

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7. Grilled Cheese & Tomato Sandwich

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We have one more grilled cheese sandwich for you. This one uses a couple of extra ingredients to take your basic grilled cheese to the next level.

PLUS, I should mention that all of these grilled sandwiches for lunch have overlapping ingredients. So, it's easy to make a different sandwich each day without overloading your RV pantry!

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8. Homemade Uncrustables

A kid favorite! Make your kids and your wallet happy by making frozen PB&J in advance. You can enjoy the convenience of Smuckers Uncrustables without the big price tag! 

All you need is a cheap, lightweight sandwich cutter & sealer to do the job. Plus, a couple tips on how to perfectly cut, seal, store, and thaw these handy treats.

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9. Fruit Salad with Sweet Fruit Dip

It's always a great idea to take a big fruit salad camping with you. You can snack off it the entire trip, add it to your pancakes, French toast, or dessert!

The recipe we love to use includes a sweet fruit dip that is so good, even picky eaters will chow down on the fruit.

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10. Classic Chicago Hot Dog

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Do as Chicagoans do and “drag your hot dog through the garden” with this Chicago-style hot dog recipe. The crunch of the pickles with fresh tomatoes balances out every savory bite.

With just a couple extra ingredients, you can make a boring camping hot dog into the highlight of your camping menu!

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11. Classic New York-Style Hot Dog

If Chicago dogs aren't your thing, then maybe New York-Style hot dogs are. You don't have to rely on NYC hot dog carts to dish up a “hot wiener.”

With this recipe, you can enjoy a hot dog covered with onion sauce, homemade sauerkraut, and spicy brown mustard!

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12. Hot Dog Sauce (Chili Sauce)

Also known as coney sauce or chili dog sauce, this homemade hot dog sauce recipe can be made on your RV stovetop, in a slow cooker, or in a dutch oven over the campfire.

It’s sure to get rave reviews from all your camping companions!

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Dinner RV Camping Meals

After a day of exploring, the last thing you want is a complicated dinner. Luckily, these easy RV dinner ideas are here to save the day.

Whether you prefer using your RV stove, slow cooker, or cast iron pan, there's a recipe for everyone. From foil packets to a hearty soup, you'll find the perfect easy camping meal to satisfy your taste buds. 

13. Tuna Noodle Casserole

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Considered a comfort food by many, this easy tuna noodle casserole can be made ahead of time. Refrigerate or freeze it in one of the best freezer meal containers for your upcoming camping trip.

If you don't like tuna, don't worry! You can substitute the tuna for chicken or more veggies. The recipe explains how.

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14. Super Easy Campfire Chili

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Homemade chili recipes usually require A LOT of ingredients. A bit of this and a bit of that adds up quick and doesn't fit into your RV pantry!

This super easy campfire chili recipe minimizes ingredients while maximizing flavor. It includes a spicy option, as well!

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15. Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken Kabobs (w/ easy marinade)

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Most Hawaiian recipes require making a complex marinade. But who has room (or time) for that while camping?!

That's why we love this Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken Kabob recipe. It uses a very popular store-bought Hawaiian marinade instead of having you make your own.

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16. Loaded Campfire Nachos

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Enjoy this Happy Hour favorite wherever you camp! Gather around the campfire and eat straight from the pan while enjoying and ice-cold drink next to the fire.

This recipe is all about layering. You can customize it or make it as-is to enjoy delicious loaded campfire nachos.

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17. Extra Easy Shrimp & Asparagus Foil Packets

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Foil packets are a favorite among campers since they make it so easy to whip up a meal. But, this recipe makes it even easier!

In place of a few ingredients, this recipe uses a very popular herb butter to flavor the shrimp and asparagus. It's a win-win of convenience and deliciousness!

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18. Taco Soup (Slow Cooker or Stovetop)

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This recipe was shared by a fellow RVer. On the Camping Food Recipes website, you can Submit Your Favorite Camping Recipe, which is exactly what Lorraine did.

Friends are always asking her for her recipe because it's so good yet so easy to make. It's a perfect addition to your camping menu as a healthy, energy-packed meal.

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19. Squash Casserole

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This squash casserole can be served as a side or a complete meal. Simply add some cooked chicken or grab a rotisserie chicken from the market on your way out.

The easy recipe uses cream of chicken soup to create the perfect combo of fresh squash and stuffing mix. Or, use cream of mushroom to make it vegetarian.

It refrigerates and reheats well! You can even freeze it in advance.

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20. Grilled Turkey Burger

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Try this grilled turkey burger recipe for a healthier alternative to the traditional camping burger. It uses simple ingredients and a few cooking tricks to give you juicy results. (No more dry turkey burgers!)

You can make the patties in advance before your camping trip. Simply store them in an airtight container, separating each patty with wax paper. Keep in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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21. Simple Burger Recipe (No Breadcrumbs)

The classics are classics for a reason, and that goes for go-to burgers. There are endless possibilities for burgers, but it all comes down to a SECRET to make every burger turn out juicy and flavorful.

This recipe shares that secret and some tips to cook the perfect burger every time. It proves that simple can be delicious!

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22. Leftover Hamburger Patties Casserole

Who doesn't love tater tots? This tater tot casserole puts your leftover hamburger patties to good use.

So, if you plan to make either of the above burgers, be sure to plan this casserole into your menu! It reheat great, so you can eat off it for however many meals it lasts.

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Dessert! Dessert!

No RV camping trip is complete without a sweet ending. Treat yourself to mouthwatering desserts that are quick and easy to make.

From chocolate chip skillet cookies to s'mores dip, these recipes are sure to become instant favorites with minimal effort. So, gather around the campfire and indulge in the best RV camping food ideas. 

23. Doctored Cake Mix with Pudding

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Attention cake-lovers! Here's a recipe that makes boxed cake mix taste like it's made from scratch.

We know it sounds too good to be true, but you'll be pleasantly surprised by the results. Our favorite version is chocolate cake mix with chocolate pudding and some chocolate chips thrown in!

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24. S'mores Dip

What's a camping trip without s'mores? This family-style twist on s'mores can be made over a campfire, on the grill, or in your RV oven.

Plus, you can experiment with different dippers beyond graham crackers. Yum yum yum!

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25. Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Last but not least, we have a giant cookie! Yep, this skillet cookie is big enough to feed your entire camping party.

Simply make the delicious cookie dough in advance, and freeze or refrigerate it for your trip. Then thaw and bake it as described in the recipe.

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Submit Your Favorite Camping Recipe

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In the above video, Jenn shares one of her favorite camping recipes: Turkey Vegetable Stew! It's a lovely mix of vegetables, spices and turkey that's easily made in a crockpot. adds new recipes every week, and your favorite recipe can be one of them! Simply click Submit a Recipe and share your go-to camping meals with your fellow RVers.

We can't wait to try your recipes and hope you enjoy trying all the recipes we've shared with you.

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2023-08-26

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.

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