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    25 Easy Backyard Campfire Recipes

    Camping season is upon us! Whether you’re camping at a state park or in your backyard, cooking over a campfire is fun. My kids love to cook dinner over the campfire, so we’ve found a variety of easy backyard campfire recipes.

    There is way more you can cook over a campfire than just hot dogs. Leave the hotdogs behind! You can cook full, delicious meals that leave everyone satisfied yet shocked that you cooked it over an open fire.

    Here are some backyard campfire recipes that your family will love. The most important thing about each of these is that they’re easy. We wanted to make sure that all of them are kid-friendly. 

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    Breakfast Recipes

    Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Camping Burritos

    Bacon Egg and Cheese Camping Burritos

    Make these ahead of time, and when you wake up in the morning, you’ll have an easy and filling breakfast ready to cook over the fire. 

    Here's the recipe.

    Campfire Cinnamon Rolls

    Campfire Cinnamon Rolls

    What kid doesn’t love cinnamon rolls? They all do! All you need is cinnamon rolls and some campfire forks to roast them over the fire.

    Here's the recipe.

    Campfire Egg Cups with Ham

    Campfire Egg Cups with Ham

    Grab an aluminum muffin pan and make egg cups! Kids can do this and add their favorite things, like extra cheese or veggies. 

    Here's the recipe.

    Cast-Iron Frittata

    Not only is this one delicious, it's super healthy thanks to the kale, spinach, garlic, tomatoes, and other vegetables. It takes about 25 minutes to cook but it's worth the wait.

    Here's the recipe.

    Egg Bake Breakfast Foil Packet 

    Egg Bake Breakfast Foil Packet

    Foil packets are the best thing for campfire cooking. With this recipe, you mix everything and cook in packets over the fire. 

    Here's the recipe.

    No-Mess Omelettes In A Bag

    No-Mess Omelette

    These are easy to make, and each person, kids included, can customize their omelet with their favorite addition.

    Here's the recipe.

    Lunch Recipes

    Campfire Grilled Nachos

    Campfire Grilled Nachos

    Are you craving nachos? You can customize what you add into the nachos, and they’re cooked in an aluminum pan over the fire. These would be a delicious lunch as well as the perfect snack around the fire. 

    Here's the recipe.

    Campfire Hawaiian Pizza

    Campfire Hawaiian Pizza

    Here is a simple campfire pizza recipe that only uses five ingredients. It's fast and easy, perfect for a relaxed lunch while camping at the lake. 

    Here's the recipe.

    Campfire Hot Dog and Potato Packets

    Campfire Hot Dog and Potato Packets

    Kick the standard hot dogs over the campfire out the window. You can also use any precooked meat in this recipe, such as cooked sausage or ham.

    Here's the recipe.

    Cast-Iron Quesadillas

    Cast-Iron Quesadillas

    What makes these quesadillas so good is the three types of cheese along with a little sour cream. Other than the flour tortillas, the rest of the ingredients are up to you.

    Here's the recipe.

    Chicken Street Tacos

    Chicken Street Tacos

    These are delicious, easy to make, and you can customize them however you like. The smoky flavor from the grill makes them far tastier than ones you'd make in your home kitchen.

    Here's the recipe.

    Pie Iron Pizza

    Pie Iron Pizza

    Do you have pie irons? If so, this no-prep recipe is the perfect campfire lunch for adults and kids. Plus, it’s so easy to make. 

    Here's the recipe.

    Dinner Recipes

    Campfire French Bread Pizza

    Campfire Easy French Bread Pizza

    This is an easy recipe for camping because you make it ahead of time. It works as an excellent backyard campfire recipe or as a make-ahead recipe for a weekend trip. 

    Here's the recipe.

    Campfire Macaroni and Cheese

    Campfire Macaroni and Cheese

    Nothing screams comfort food like macaroni and cheese. This recipe is easy and brings comfort food into your backyard or on your camping trip.

    Here's the recipe.

    Campfire Taco in a Bag

    Campfire Taco in a Bag

    Whether you call them taco in a bag or walking tacos, kids and adults love these. What a perfect dinner when you’re hanging with your family!

    Here's the recipe.

    Cheesy Campfire Potatoes

    Cheesy Campfire Potatoes

    Who doesn’t love cheesy, creamy, garlic potatoes? This can go alongside those hamburgers you’re cooking for a delicious dinner recipe. 

    Here's the recipe.

    Hamburger Pizza

    Hamburger Pizza

    Everyone is familiar with cooking hamburgers on your grill or campfire, but what about hamburger pizza?  

    Here's the recipe.

    Shrimp Boil Foil Packs

    Shrimp Boil Foil Packs

    These are great because you get a complete meal in an easy-to-handle package. All you do is wrap the ingredients in foil and cook them over the fire until they're done.

    Here's the recipe.

    Dessert Recipes

    Campfire Blueberry Crisp

    Campfire Blueberry Crisp

    Need a dessert for when you’re sitting around a campfire with your friends or family? Instead of S’mores, try making this blueberry crisp that everyone loves.

    Here's the recipe.

    Campfire Cherry Hand Pies

    Campfire Cherry Hand Pies

    Can you say YUM? Cooked with refrigerated or homemade pie crust in a heavy skillet, these are a fantastic alternative to whoopie pies that many make on campfires. Kids love this recipe as well.

    Here's the recipe.

    Campfire Cones

    Campfire Cones

    Without a doubt, these are my kids’ favorite campfire desserts. We’ve even made them over the grill when we aren’t camping. You can customize these cones with whatever you want. Our favorites are mini Reese’s Cups and crushed up Butterfinger Bars. 

    Here's the recipe.

    Campfire Donuts

    Campfire Donuts

    Have you got refrigerated biscuit dough and oil for frying? Then, you can make some homemade donuts over the fire.

    Here's the recipe.

    Campfire Monkey Bread 

    Campfire Monkey Bread 

    Your kids can make this by themselves and cook it over the fire. It’s that simple and delicious!

    Here's the recipe.

    Campfire Peach Crisp

    Campfire Peach Crisp

    This recipe is unique, using graham crackers and instant oatmeal. When you’re camping and cooking, you have to get creative, and this recipe looks delicious!  

    Here's the recipe.

    Dutch Oven Apple Pie

    Dutch Oven Apple Pie

    If you have a Dutch oven, you can cook pretty much anything over a fire, and that includes apple pie. To make it easier, pre-measure the dry ingredients ahead of time and put them in a Ziploc bag.

    Here's the recipe.

    Final Thoughts

    Summer is the perfect time for camping. Whether you’re setting a tent up in the backyard with your kids or hitting the local lake campgrounds, these recipes are so easy that kids and adults can make them with ease. 

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