We all know the essentials to bring with us on every RV trip: first aid kit, lanterns, sleeping bags, tents, and so much more. When it comes to food, though, do you want the same meals every single time?
We don’t either!
Whether you’re out camping every weekend or you only go every now and then, it’s fun to switch up your food game. With this in mind, we’ve collected a few quick and easy RV meals you can make for you and your family with little to no prep or cleanup.
One tip before we get started – use the campfire if you have it! You’ll get some serious flavor from the fire rather than the stove, and it’s more rustic. There’s also usually just a small amount of prep to do beforehand. Many RV parks and campgrounds have grills, so you might not even need to bring your own. You also have many more options when you choose fire. You can do steaks, hamburgers and hotdogs, chicken and vegetable skewers, and so much more.
To start the day off right, prepare lots of Egg and Sausage Breakfast Roll-ups. They’re easy to eat and great to pack in foil for a mid-morning snack during your hike.
For another breakfast twist, make a few Campfire Breakfast Burgers for a hearty start to keep you full till lunch. You can even make the biscuits ahead of time and just heat them up over the fire to save time.
In addition to this recipe being quick and easy, it’s also heart-healthy! Try these Foil-Pack Chicken Fajitas for a delicious Mexican-style dinner that’s easy on the cleanup crew.
Or, if pan frying is more your style, try this One Pan 5-Ingredient Chicken Skillet that’s ready in just 30 minutes.
For a true camping classic, Hot Dogs and Beans will surely hit the spot. This recipe adds sautéed onion, garlic, molasses, and a few tomatoes for some extra flavor. The best part? Barely any cleanup, and it’s ready in under 30 minutes.
For a light dinner or vegetarian option, Cheese Garlic Fries in Foil are the easiest, cheesiest fries you’ll ever make. Put the ingredients in foil and put them in the oven or on the fire for a few minutes and dinner is ready!
For cheese lovers, we found this amazing recipe for mac and cheese that’s chock full of veggies and sausage for a heartier option. It takes about 45 minutes to make, and you might be thinking you can’t make it without a stove or oven. Alas, this is a one-pot recipe. Click here for this carb-filled, cheesy, indulgent recipe.
Just because you’re out camping doesn’t mean dessert is of limits. Check out this awesome Quick and Easy Campfire Apple Crisp. What’s even better is that it only calls for ¼ cup of brown sugar!
For a fresh but still sweet dessert, why not make fruit kabobs? Pick up your favorite fruits, pop them on a skewer, drizzle with melted honey. Done! Click here for directions.
The main thing to remember about campfire and RV cooking is to keep it simple. You’re there to enjoy the great outdoors, not to stand over an oven all day! If you have any favorite RV meals that are quick and easy, let us know down in the comments. Happy cooking!