Easy Camping Recipes

Are you prepping for your next camping adventure? Well, we’ve collated some camping recipes to help take the ‘prep work’ out of planning your next meal! And recipes that are easy to prepare on the road or over a campfire.

RECIPE 1: Thai Chicken Curry

Prep: 10min

Cook: 15-20min

Makes: 4 servings


  • A dash of olive oil
  • 500g chicken, cut into small strips or chunks
  • 1 tablespoon of curry paste – red or green (prepared mix)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 400g can coconut milk
  • 1 cup sliced green beans, peas, or broccoli


  • Heat oil in fry pan, add diced onion and cook until soft.
  • Stir in curry paste and fry for a minute until fragrant.
  • Add the chopped chicken and quickly stir fry for a minute or two.
  • Add the can of coconut milk and reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Simmer until chicken is cooked through, then add green beans or peas and cook until just tender (don’t overcook).
  • Serve with boiled jasmine rice.

RECIPE 2: Campfire Hash

Photo Credit: Taste of Home

This recipe was shared by Janet Danilow on Taste of Home.

Prep: 15min

Cook: 40min

Makes: 5/6 servings


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 1 kg)
  • 500 grams smoked Polish sausage or chorizo, halved and sliced
  • 100 grams chopped green chili peppers (mild chilis)
  • 1 can (500 grams) whole kernel corn, drained

(Different vegetables can be added/replaced, sausage can be replaced by meat of your choice).


  • In a large ovenproof skillet (or fry pan) over medium heat, cook and stir onion in oil until tender.
  • Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Add potatoes. Cook, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add sausage (or meat of your choice); cook and stir until meat and potatoes are tender and browned, 10-15 minutes.
  • Stir in chiles and corn; heat through and serve.

RECIPE 3: Easy Macaroni

Photo Credit: Melanie Grevis-James

Prep: 15min

Cook: 15min

Makes: 4 servings


  • 1 cup macaroni pasta, cooked
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1½ cups milk
  • ¾ cup grated tasty cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs


  • Melt butter in frying pan.
  • Add flour and stir until mixture bubbles.
  • Remove from heat and gradually stir in milk until well mixed.
  • Return pan to heat and stir until mixture boils and thickens.
  • Add cheese and stir until melted.
  • Add macaroni and herbs and gently stir until well mixed.

RECIPE 4: Damper

Photo Credit: Snowys

This recipe was shared by Mick Viller on Snowys. As Mick points out, there are many damper recipes on the web, but he has spent some time working on what he believes is the best damper version that also works the best in a camp oven. He also answers some damper FAQs.

Prep: 5min

Cook: 25-30min

Makes: 4/6 servings


  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • Water


  • In a bowl, add 2 cups of self-raising flour and a pinch of salt.
  • Slowly add water until the ingredients start to combine and form a dough.
  • This is the most important step as you don’t want to actually knead the dough – you just want to leave it as it is. Using your hands, cup it and slowly work the dough until you get a nice round damper shape.
  • Place the damper onto a lightly floured trivet covered with foil and put the lid on the camp oven.
  • Cook for about 20–25 minutes. Tip from Mick – don’t cook over an open flame. Just let the hot coals, or head beads, do the work.
  • When it’s ready, your damper will sound hollow when tapped, then you’re ready to serve it up with your favourite spreads.

Have a recipe to share?

If you have a recipe you enjoy cooking whilst camping, please share it with us via our Facebook page or email to marketing@planetmarketing.com.au – make sure to include the ingredients, method, and a photo!

Feel free to contact us direct at Winjana RV for any van or service/repair questions you may have.

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Contact: Andrew Brennen on (07) 4638 3576

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