Recipes for Food to Take Camping

The best recipes for food to take camping are easy to prepare, easy to cook and easy to clean up. They help take some strain off the food portion of your camping trip, making your vacation all the more relaxing.

If you're looking for the height of taste and ease, try buying some freeze dried camping food. Most of these meals taste great and require only a tiny bit of preparation. However, they also tend to cost a pretty penny. If you prefer recipes to accommodate a cheap camping trip, try some yummy meals you can prepare at home to take with you camping.

Potato Pocket Recipe
Ingredients You Will Need

5 medium russet potatoes
1 large white onion
1 large green bell pepper
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic paste
1/2 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

Chop potatoes, onion, and bell pepper into bite size chunks. Place veggies in a bowl and stir in oil, garlic, pepper and salt. Tear off four sections of foil, one foot long each. Place 1/4 of the veggie mixture into a piece of foil. Fold the foil over to create a secure packet. Repeat process for the remaining three pieces of foil. Keep packet frozen until time to cook.

When it comes time to cook the packets, make sure to thaw them out if frozen. Once thawed, open a small hole in the foil to let steam escape. Place the packets, hole side up, on a grill, stove or next to a fire. Cook about 30 minutes, turning the packet every ten minutes. Make sure the hole side always faces up. Once veggies are steaming and tender, the meal is done. Makes four servings.

Southwest Chicken and Potato Pocket Recipe
Ingredients You Will Need

4 medium russet potatoes
4 medium skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cup salsa

Chop potatoes and chicken into bite size chunks. Place in a bowl and stir in oil and salsa. Tear off four sections of foil, one foot long each. Place 1/4 of the chicken mixture into a piece of foil. Fold the foil over to create a secure packet. Repeat process for the remaining three pieces of foil. Keep packet chilled or frozen until time to cook.

When it comes time to cook the packets, make sure to thaw them out if frozen. Once thawed, open a small hole in the foil to let steam escape. Place the packets, hole side up, on a grill, stove or next to a fire. Cook about 30 minutes, turning the packet every ten minutes. Make sure the hole side always faces up. Once potatoes are soft and chicken is cooked thoroughly, the meal is done. Makes four servings.

Homemade Cinnamon Raisin Granola Recipe
Ingredients You Will Need

1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup canola oil
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup brown sugar (lightly packed)
3/4 cup sunflower seeds
3/4 cup Peanuts
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Mix together the honey, oil, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl. Stir together the oats, sugar, sunflower seeds and peanuts in a large bowl. Slowly stir the honey mixture into the oats mixture. Spread mixtures across two to three cookie sheets. Place sheets in oven and bake for one hour, stirring every ten minutes.

Remove cookie sheets from oven and let granola cool. Pour granola into a large plastic bag with raisins. Seal bag and shake to mix. Makes six to eight servings.

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