13 Easy One Pot Meals For Camping

People love doing things together while camping. The same is applicable to cooking meals as well. Here are few easy one pot meals that you can indulge in while camping with friends and family.

Cooking a satisfying meal is not an easy task especially while you are camping. This is because you do not have too many utensils to use at the site. This is when one pot meals can be of great help. All you need to do is get the ingredients ready before reaching the campsite.

Follow the instructions and you will have a nice meal to gorge on with friends and family. These one pot meals would offer you plenty of time to indulge in swimming, hiking and spending quality time outdoors.

1. Sausage, pepper and onion

Sausage, pepper and onion

Do you have leftover sausages from barbecue or campfire?

Here is your chance to cook something delicious which would be comforting and quick to stew.

Place the sausages in a Dutch oven and add water.

Add a tablespoon of olive oil and bring the mixture to boil.

Let the sausage cook.

Add choppers onions, tomatoes garlic and pepper.

Cook for fifteen minutes.

Season with salt and serve with crusty bread.

2. Chili with butternut squash

Chili with butternut squash

Add olive oil to a Dutch oven.

Add onions, peppers and butternut squash.

Stir occasionally.

Cook until the onions turn translucent.

Add chili powder, garlic, cinnamon and cumin.

Stir constantly.

Add tomatoes and black beans.

Let it cook until the squash is tender.

Serve with tortilla chips.

3. One pot miracle

One pot miracle

Add olive oil to a pan and brown chicken.

Season on both sides with pepper, salt and wait until the color turns brown.

Add red peppers.

Sauté till they soften.

Add rice and sundried tomatoes.

Add chicken stock and bring the mixture to boil.

Cook until the rice is done.

This would take 25 minutes.

Stir occasionally.

Garnish with cracked pepper and fresh parsley.

4. Shakshuka


If you are looking for something delicious and spicy, then you should try this recipe while camping.

Heat butter in a pot.

Add peppers and onion.

Cook until the onions turn translucent.

Add paprika, cumin, garlic and cook.

Add tomatoes and let the mixture cook until it thickens.

Crack eggs and let it cook.

Within 5 to 7 minutes, the yolk would develop consistency.

Season and serve immediately.

You can consider topping with cheese.

5. One pot pasta

One pot pasta

Heat olive oil in the oven.

Sauté onions until they turn translucent.

Add garlic, tomatoes, basil, broth, Italian seasoning along with the pasta.

Stir the contents of the pot.

Heat until the pasta is cooked properly.

This would require 15 to 20 minutes.

Serve with grated cheese.

6. Stir Fry

Stir Fry

You can cut vegetables at home for this dish and store in a zip lock for carrying to the camping site.

This would make the entire process a lot simpler.

You can also fry meat at home and store in zip bags.

Marinate in soy sauce, ginger and garlic if you are using red meat.

Take some olive oil into a pot.

Fry onion and garlic.

Add tofu or meat.

Cook for a couple of minutes.

Transfer all your chopped vegetables from the zip bag.

Add soy sauce.

Cook for a couple of minutes.

Add stir-fry noodles.

Add pepper, salt and serve.

7. Steak stew

Steak stew

Chop the veggies at home and brown the meat so that the recipe would prove to be quick at the camping site.

Add oil in a pan.

Fry potatoes until tender.

This would require five minutes.

Add garlic, celery and onions.

Fry for five minutes.

Add two cups of water and transfer other ingredients.

Cover the pot and let the contents simmer for thirty minutes.

8. Black bean chili

Black bean chili

Chop vegetables of your choice and store in zip bags.

Heat oil and add garlic, carrots and onions.

Once the onions turn translucent, add tomatoes, sweet peppers and black beans.

Add water.

Cover the pot and simmer the mixture until the carrots turn tender. 

9. Creamy macaroni and cheese

Creamy macaroni and cheese

Add water in a large pot and bring it to boil.

Add macaroni and cook for above five to eight minutes.

Add cayenne, cream cheese, cheddar cheese and stir the contents.

Add salt for taste.

10. Creamy tomato barley risotto

Creamy tomato barley risotto

Add oil to a pot. Stir basil and oregano.

Add barley and heat until it starts sizzling.

Add minced garlic and cook.

Add milk, water, tomatoes, salt and yeast.

Stir well and bring the contents of the pot to boil.

Cover and cook for a couple of minutes.

Stir occasionally.

Serve once the mixture turns creamy.

11. Peanut broccoli cooked with rice

Peanut broccoli cooked with rice

In a large pot add rice and water.

Add chopped vegetables and let the contents of the pot cook.

Add tofu and olive oil.

Add reserved marinade and bring the mixture to boil.

Do not forget to add salt and pepper for the taste.

Let the mixture thicken.

Sprinkle chopped peanuts.

12. One pot pasta with tomato basil sauce

One pot pasta with tomato basil sauce

Take a pot and add pasta of your choice.

Add water, diced tomatoes, onions, garlic cloves, dried oregano, basil leaves, kosher salt, olive oil, crushed pepper powder.

Let the mixture boil over medium heat.

Cook for ten to fifteen minutes until the pasta becomes tender.

Remove from heat.

Stir baby spinach and cover the pot for ten minutes.

Serve with grated parmesan cheese.

13. One pot spaghetti

One pot spaghetti

If you are looking for something satisfying to cook for dinner while camping, then this dish is ideal for you.

Add spaghetti, tomato paste, garlic, basil, red pepper flakes and oil.

Add one teaspoon salt in the pot.

Add three to four cups of water and bring the contents to boil.

Stir the contents of the pot regularly.

Stirring is essential to prevent the formation of lumps.

Once the sauce has thickened, cook for eight to ten minutes.

Add grated parmesan cheese and season with salt.

Garnish with basil leaves and parmesan cheese.


1 comment

  • Never tried (or heard of) Shakshuka but it looks great. It seems like a simple recipe and since I like paprika, onions and peppers, I will give it a go very soon.


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