10 Easy Make Ahead Camping Recipes

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10 Easy Make Ahead Camping Recipes coming your way as we enjoy the last few weeks of summer!

Recently Thomas asked me if I wanted to go camping and the FIRST thing that crossed my mind was not where, not with who, not what kind of sleeping arrangements will there be.... No. The first thing that crossed my mind was what kind of food can I bring?! Ha. Predictable right? So here we are. I rounded up what I think is the perfect group of camping recipes that you can prep ahead and take with you! Let's go!

Loaded BBQ Potatoes. Obviously.

Loaded BBQ Potatoes from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)


Make a batch of this addictive roasted onion dip before you leave the house and grab some chips and snack time is gonna be perfect!

Everything Hummus is also a perfect snack for every hour of every day!

Everything Hummus from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Chicken Shish Kebabs can be entirely prepped and marinated ahead of time and then just grill them on site!

Chicken Shish Kabobs from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Or if you're feeling a little more meaty - this Grilled Flank Steak is for you! You can bring the rub, prep the salsa ahead of time and then just grill on site!

Grilled Flank Steak with Poblano Pico from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

I don't know about you, but eating skillet nachos around the campfire sounds like an ideal evening to me!

For a little dessert action you def need these S'mores Bars!

White Chocolate Marshmallow S'more Chex Bars from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Or some Blueberry Skillet Cobbler that can be made 100% ahead of time - just forgo the ice cream and instead dollop some whipped cream or creme fraiche on top if you don't have a freezer at your campsite! 🙂

Blueberry Skillet Cobbler with Ice Cream from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Start your day with Coconut Granola!! Just bring some yogurt and breakfast is handled!

Or if you want more a savory breakfast - BREAKFAST BURRITOS!

There ya have it!! Camping here we come.


  1. My favorite thing to make while camping is a jambalaya. If you prep everything out at home all you basically have to do is boil things together and you have a good hearty meal.

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