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20 Easy Backyard Campfire Recipes

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20 Easy Backyard Campfire RecipesCamping 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.

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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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

Dinner Recipes

Hamburger Pizza

Hamburger Pizza

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

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.

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!

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. 

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. 

Dessert Recipes

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.

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. 

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!  

Campfire Donuts

Campfire Donuts

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

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!

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.

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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