Camping is all about the experience, from exploring nature with your family to eating delicious meals around the campfire. Meal planning for your camping trip may seem a little tricky at first. After all, you want to find something delicious to snack on that’s accessible outdoors!
While some campfire staples include hotdogs, there are a variety of easy RV meals to try out as well. To give you some food for thought, we’ve put together some of the best dishes for RV camping below. Check out these easy RV recipes to discover what tasty ingredients you’ll need in your RV rental!
Expand Your Food Horizons with These Easy RV Meals!
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Easy Huevos Rancheros
Impress your family and friends, and give your breakfast life with easy huevos rancheros! Heat up the stove and get cooking with Cruise America’s huevos rancheros recipe.
Pack the following ingredients, to make this delicious breakfast meal:
- 4 eggs
- 4 corn tortillas
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
- 1 lime, juiced
- Fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 handful of cherry tomatoes
- White onion, minced
- Salsa verde
- Cooking oil
- Salt and pepper
To prep the meal, make the zesty pico de gallo. Chop the cherry tomatoes, white onion, and cilantro, and mix the ingredients in a small bowl. Squeeze the juice of one lime over the mixture and salt and pepper to taste. Set the pico de gallo aside and move on to the next step.
Heat some cooking oil in a pan, preferably cast iron, on your RV stovetop, over a grill, or over your campfire. Once the oil is hot, cook the tortillas one at a time, cooking each side for a minute or to your liking.
Next, coat your pan with oil if needed and crack your eggs into the pan and cook the eggs sunny side up. Once the edges of the egg are nicely browned, the eggs are ready.
To assemble the huevos rancheros, place an egg on a tortilla and spread the salsa verde and pico de gallo on top. Add your favorite toppings like avocado and cheese to complete this delicious and easy RV cooking meal.
Simple Breakfast Omelette
There’s a reason that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Starting the day off right with an amazing breakfast can make an awesome day even better!
With Jamie Oliver’s quick omelet recipe, you get to enjoy a delicious meal without any hassle.
To make the basic omelet, you’ll need these ingredients:
- 2 large eggs
- Salt and pepper
- Unsalted butter
The rest of the ingredients, like grated cheddar or cherry tomatoes, are optional but can spice up your breakfast!
To start this easy RV meal, crack your eggs into a bowl and whisk them with a pinch of salt and pepper. At the same time, heat a frying pan on the stove with a pat of butter.
Once the pan is hot, pour your egg mixture into the pan. After, all that’s left is to move the eggs around until they firm up to your liking. If you’re adding extra ingredients, make sure to add them after you’ve poured the mixture into your pan. When the eggs are ready, fold the omelet over and serve it!
Egg and Sausage Breakfast Taquitos
Tastes Better from Scratch has mouthwatering breakfast options that you’ll want to add to your list of easy RV recipes. Egg and sausage breakfast taquitos are one of these many breakfast meals.
Before you hit the road, stock up on:
- Corn flour tortillas
- Sausage links
- Scrambled eggs
- Shredded cheddar cheese
To make this easy RV meal, you’ll need a cast iron pan. Start by cooking your sausage and scrambling your eggs. From there, sprinkle a generous layer of cheese onto your flour tortilla — don’t be shy here. Spread your pan-hot eggs and sausage on the flour tortilla, letting the filling melt the cheese.
Roll your tortillas up — making a taquito — and place them seam-side down on a cast iron pan. Cover with foil and let toast for a few minutes over a campfire or until they are a beautiful golden brown.
As your camping trip comes to a close, you may end up with a variety of ingredients left over from your other RV meals. That’s the inspiration behind this Campanda Magazine meal!
The in-a-pinch pizza uses leftover ingredients with a few other must-have camping foods. To make this mod-podge meal, you’ll need:
- Mini pizza crusts
- 1 Tbsp of tomato paste
- 1 Tsp of Italian seasoning
- Your choice of meat (hot dogs work great!)
- Your choice of veggies (Campanda recommends yellow peppers and mushrooms!)
Making this pizza requires a microwave or a frying pan over the fire. Spread the tomato paste across your crust, add your chosen topics, and heat up your pizza. Seems simple enough, right? We can’t wait to see what kinds of pizza creations your family comes up with!
This easy-to-make RV meal is ideal for families who want different flavors in their lunches. Keep it simple with chicken and vegetables or add a bit of spice with a chicken fajita dish.
What you’ll need:
- Boneless, skinless chicken
- Olive oil
- Vegetables of choice
- Seasoning (Italian, Lowry’s, etc.)
This meal can be a bit trickier to manage as each camper needs to make their own and foil should be labeled so each person gets the correct meal. However, the assembly of this easy RV meal is relatively simple.
First, you’ll want to pre-cook your chicken just a little bit to make sure it’s fully cooked after toppings are added. As your chicken heats up, chop up any vegetables and prepare additional toppings that you’ve chosen. For the fajita chicken, you’ll need white rice, taco seasoning, green and red peppers, salsa, and cheese.
Once your chicken is about ready to eat, it’s time to put your meals together. Open your foil packets, layer the bottom with a small amount of olive oil, and place your mostly-cooked chicken over top. Add in all of the toppings you want and wrap the mixture up tightly. You’ll want to grill these over the fire (or on a portable grill) and cook until ready to eat!
Meat and Potatoes
The next item on our list of easy RV meals is a great way to enjoy time around the campfire while also making a scrumptious meal!
Using tin foil to create parcels of yummy food is an easy and no-hassle technique for cooking food in the great outdoors, and KOA recipe for meat and potatoes is no different!
The ingredients to make this dinner meal are:
- Potatoes, peeled and sliced
- Chicken, pork chops, fresh sausage, or your choice of meat, cut up
- Bacon, cooked
- Salt and pepper
- Garlic powder
For cookware, you’ll need fire-safe bakeware and non-stick foil.
To prepare your ingredients, peel, and slice your potatoes. Cut your meat of choice in bite-size pieces, and pre-cook your bacon on your RV’s stovetop.
Quick Tip: Save the potato skins to make crispy potato skins for a late-night snack under the stars.
Next, line your bakeware with foil, layer your potatoes at the bottom of the dish, and season with salt and pepper. On top of the potatoes, add your meat, which you’ll also season to taste with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Finally, top with bacon, cover the dish with foil and poke holes in the top. Let the dish cook over the campfire for about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on your preference. Once the meat is thoroughly cooked, serve up this delicious meal with confidence.
Up next on our list of easy RV recipes is the turkey tacos that Campanda Magazine swears by! You can spice this dinner option up with additional ingredients or keep it simple for an easy meal.
To make this delicious dinner option, you’ll need:
- 1 lb of ground turkey
- Your choice of tortillas
- 2 diced tomatoes
- 1 bunch of cilantro
- ½ sliced onion
- 1 tablespoon of Mexican spice mix
Add cheese, sour cream, guacamole, shredded lettuce, or any other toppings you’d like!
Cooking this dinner is as easy as 1-2-3. Simply cook the ground turkey in a frying pan, dice up the tomato and onions, and serve with all your favorite ingredients.
What better way to end your day out on the lake than by cooking up your catch? This bacon-wrapped trout is an easy way to feel like you’re enjoying a luxury meal around the campire.
To make this flavorsome meal, you’ll need:
- Rainbow trout
- 1 Tbsp of Four Seasons Blend
- ½ lb of bacon
- 1 bunch of thyme
- 1 bunch of parsley
The first step in creating this masterpiece of an RV meal is to wrap your trout — or whatever the catch of the day is — in bacon and coat in Four Seasons Blend. Grill this combination of savory foods together, carefully rotating to avoid flare-ups. Once the fish and bacon are both thoroughly cooked, sprinkle your thyme and parsley over time for garnish and serve!
What better way to end the day than with a traditional dessert like pie? If you’ve ever craved a slice of home on your RV trip, then this campfire pie recipe is perfect for you!
You can easily make this treat with the following ingredients and tools:
- 1 can of your choice of flavored pie filling
- Cooking oil spray
- 1 can of crescent rolls
- 1 set of camp pie irons
Once you’re ready to make your dessert, grab your ingredients and camp irons to get started!
First, make sure your camp irons are sprayed with cooking oil, so your pie doesn’t stick to them. Then, roll out some crescent roll dough to make two squares that are roughly the size of your camp iron’s clamps.
Put one of the two dough squares on your open camp iron clamps. Then, add about 2 tablespoons of your pie filling. Next, cover your filling with the other dough square. Now, close the camp irons and cook your pie over your campfire for about 15 minutes! You’ll be having an amazing baked treat in no time.
Simple Berry Shortcake
What could be more refreshing after an adventure-filled day than fresh berries? This simple berry shortcake KOA recipe makes for an easy RV recipe at the end of a long day.
Making this yummy dessert requires:
- 3 cups blackberries
- 3 cups raspberries
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 loaf prepared butter pound cake
- 1 can of whipped cream
Preparing your berries is the first step. In a bowl (or ziplock bag), rinse off your berries and drain excess water. Don’t fully dry them off — the water will help the sugar coating stick. Carefully sprinkle sugar over the berries and set them aside for 15 minutes or longer.
Once your berries are sweet enough, cut your pound cake and cover in berries and whipped cream! Voilà — delicious dessert made easy!
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