There’s nothing like enjoying a tasty campfire meal with views of the Moab desert. From skillet recipes, foil packets, and refreshing drinks, your camping meals can be both easy and mouth-wateringly delicious. Upgrade your campfire cooking with some of our favorite recipes from breakfast to dessert. Under Canvas Moab has grills, firepits, and picnic areas where you can prepare and enjoy the perfect outdoor dining experience.
Camp Breakfast Recipes
1. Campfire Breakfast Casserole
Fuel up for an adventure-filled day with crispy bacon, hash browns, and egg casserole covered with melted cheese. You’ll only need a handful of ingredients and one large skillet to prepare this delicious, protein-packed meal. Chop the bacon and onion and cook it to your liking. Drain the grease from the pan. Mix in hashbrowns and cook, uncovered, for about 10 minutes before turning the hash. Crack the eggs into small hollows in the hash mixture. Sprinkle it with salt and pepper. Cook, covered, on low until the eggs are set. Add cheese and let it melt before digging in.
- Shredded hash browns
- Salt and pepper
- Shredded cheese
2. Cinnamon Rolls
This cinnamon roll camping recipe is super simple and one you’ll want to repeat at home. All you need is one large skillet, non-stick cooking spray, refrigerated cinnamon roll dough, and of course, frosting to top it off! Cook the cinnamon rolls for 11 to 16 minutes, turning them every few minutes or rotating the pan to cook evenly. Once they’re a nice golden brown, remove them from the fire, top with frosting, and voilà!
- Can of refrigerated cinnamon roll dough
- Cream cheese frosting
- Camp Lunch and Dinner Recipes
3. Pizza Mountain Pies
This roasty, toasty campfire meal is a crowd-pleaser. You’ll need a sandwich iron or pudgie pie maker for roasting over the fire. Start by spreading butter over two bread slices, then place one slice in a sandwich iron, buttered side down. Then add pizza sauce, shredded cheese, and your favorite pizza toppings. Add more cheese before topping it with the second bread slice, buttered side up. Close the iron and cook it over the campfire until it’s a nice golden brown, for about 3-6 minutes, turning it occasionally.
- Sliced bread
- Pizza sauce
- Shredded cheese
- Pizza toppings: pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, olives, green pepper, etc.
4. Hot Dogs and Burgers
Think outside the hot dog bun, or don’t! Grilled hot dogs and burgers are quintessential camp eats for good reason. But have you tried adding avocado and bacon? Yum! There are so many creative toppings you can add to this classic camp meal. Don’t forget, adding butter to the buns before grilling is key for delicious flavor!
- Hot dogs and/or burgers
- Condiments: ketchup, mustard, mayo, relish
- Creative add-ons: avocado, bacon, egg, tomato, grilled onion
Camping Snack Recipes
5. Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Grilled Bread
Take your campfire snacks up a notch with this delicious dip recipe. It requires a few minutes of prep beforehand but it will be well worth it. Simply combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl, stir, then transfer the dip to a freezer-safe container to be stored in a cooler. When you’re ready to enjoy it, simply pour the dip into a skillet over the fire and cover it with foil. It takes anywhere from 30-50 minutes to turn into melty goodness. It’s ready to eat when it is fully warmed and bubbling at the edges. Pair with fire-roasted bread for a perfect combo.
- Softened brick of cream cheese
- Chopped artichoke hearts
- Spinach (chopped, drained, and squeezed)
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Crumbled feta cheese
- Shredded parmesan cheese
- Garlic powder
- Onion salt
6. Campfire Queso
Who doesn’t love melty, cheesy queso? It’s even better with sausage and beer. For this dish, you need a large cast-iron skillet over a campfire to cook the sausage, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until it’s no longer pink. Pour some beer over it and deglaze the skillet. Reduce for three minutes, then add Velveeta cheese, pepper jack, diced tomatoes, and stir until melted together. Top it off with cilantro and jalapeño before promptly enjoying it in the great outdoors.
- Hot Italian sausage
- Beer (such as a pale ale)
- Block of American cheese
- Shredded pepper jack cheese
- Diced tomatoes
- Toppings: freshly chopped cilantro, jalapeño
- Tortilla chips
7. Banana Boats
Picture s’more meets banana split. You’ll need three essential ingredients to indulge in this dessert: bananas, chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows. Lay out three pieces of heavy-duty foil for prepping and cooking the bananas. Make a shallow slice through the center of the banana (leave the skin on) and fill the split with the fillings you want. Add your favorite flavor combos like peanut butter and jelly or strawberry and Nutella for an extra sweet treat. Wrap the bananas in foil and place them on the fire grate just until they are warm and melty.
- Chocolate chips
- Other fillings: peanut butter & jelly, strawberry & Nutella
When you gather around a campfire, it’s natural to crave a s’more or two! It’s hands down one of the best campfire recipes ever created. That’s why Under Canvas provides a full fireside s’more set up nightly at every camp from roasting sticks to classic ingredients. If you’re feeling fancy, dress up your s’more with an Oreo cookie, Reese’s peanut butter cup, or a layer of Nutella for a one-of-a-kind treat.
- Graham crackers
- Optional fillings: Oreo, Reese’s, Nutella, etc.
Camp Cocktail Recipes
9. Mason Jar Lemonade
This summer sipper is ultra refreshing after a day of exploring around Moab. All you need are just a few ingredients for this classic lemonade recipe. Roll the lemons on a flat surface before halving them and squeezing the juice into a mason jar. Pour water and sugar into a small pot over the campfire until the sugar dissolves. Then pour the sugar-water mixture into the mason jar with ice and stir. Shake up this classic recipe by adding muddled berries or fresh herbs.
- Cold water, divided, or to taste
- White sugar
- Ice cubes
- Optional spike with gin, vodka, or bourbon
10. Red Wine Spritzer
Unwind beneath a starry desert sky with this refreshing sipper. All you’ll need to enjoy this summery cocktail is red wine, Sprite, ice, and about 5 minutes or less to make it. It tastes primarily of red wine, though you’ll get a bubbly, zesty twist after adding the Sprite. It’s such a cool, refreshing drink that you’ll want to make it again and again.
- Red wine
Enjoy upscale, glamping experience just outside Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Moab. Sleep under the desert stars in your canvas tent with plush linens, ensuite bathrooms, and more! This location offers communal grills and convenient grab-and-go snacks for fueling your adventures.