From Cocktails to Dinner: Five Recipes Perfect for Camping

Two people camping with their dog

If you’re heading out for an overnight or weekend camping trip, it’s important to plan your meals ahead of time. And while you might be anticipating eating nuts or fruit slices for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it is possible to pack meals with more flavor and substance. All you need is a bit of planning.

From breakfast to dinner, we’ve got you covered with camping recipes ranging from hearty granola to a whiskey cocktail that’s a perfect nightcap.

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Seeds of Power Granola

Start your morning off with this hearty mixture of sunflower seeds, almonds and more.

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Damper bread surrounded by coals with butter being spread
Damper on the coals / Photo by Meg Baggott, styling by Katherine Rosen
Damper, a Three-Ingredient Campfire Bread

All you need are three ingredients plus water to make a filling bread right over your campfire. Alternatively, you can bake it the oven ahead of time as well.

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Manhattan in a flask and a Manhattan in a glass
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Flask-Aged Manhattan

Nothing pairs with the outdoors quite like whiskey. You can make this cocktail two weeks ahead of time or the day of your camping excursion.

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Sacred Onion Soup
Photo by Morgan Ione Yeager / Food styling by Judy Haubert
Easy-to-Make Shallot Soup

Make this dish ahead of time and then freeze it. On the day of your camping trip pack it in a thermos and then defrost it over your campfire for a hearty meal.

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Farro and Roasted Red Pepper Salad
Photo by Noah Fecks / Illustration by Victoria Skovran / Food Styling by Barrett Washburne
Farro and Roasted Red Pepper Salad Recipe

To ensure your salad is as fresh as possible, be sure to make it and eat it the same day.

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Published on May 8, 2021