Abby is the co-founder of the RV Miles Network, and along with Jason Epperson produces the weekly podcasts See America, America's National Parks, and RV Miles. Partner, mom and national parks lover, Abby travels full-time with Jason and their three boys and blogs about life on the road at OurWanderingFamily.com.
Is there anything more camp cooking perfect than a cast iron skillet meal? Whether you use an actual campfire or your RV stove, cast iron skillets are the perfect vehicle for hearty, filling and just down right perfect tasting meals.
If you’ve perused our camp recipes section, you know that we are all about the easy. Easy one-pot meals, easy instant pot meals, basically, we believe that you don’t have to spend hours cooking to make a delicious meal at the campground. So, with that in mind, we’ve rounded up 10 cast iron skillet recipes that are oh-so-easy and taste oh-so-good.
Red Potato, Bell Pepper, and Spinach Breakfast Hash:
Let’s start with breakfast. I love a good hash and this one from Neighbor Food Blog is right up my alley. It’s easy, it’s hearty and it’s perfect for an early morning breakfast with coffee or a late morning brunch with Bloody Marys. Keep it vegetarian, or add in some chicken sausage for a little extra protein.
Our kids would eat donuts every day if Jason and I would let them, and honestly, so would Jason and I. These camping donuts from Create Kids Club are so easy and take no time to put together. If you don’t want donuts to be the only thing for breakfast, I think these would go great with a little yogurt topped with granola and fruit.
Honestly, a frittata is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner and can be made with just about anything you have on hand. Check out this recipe from The Year in Food for inspiration on how to transfer it from your oven to your campfire.
Featured in our “5 Easy One-Pot Meals” this campfire nachos recipes from Fresh Off The Grid is a one-pot Dutch Oven meal that will have you reaching for a cold beer and wondering why you didn’t try this sooner. Nachos are one of my favorite meals, and this creative and easy recipe is about as easy a dinner as it gets.
Another great recipe from Fresh Off The Grid, this time featuring the dinner time classic – Beef Stroganoff. A perfect meal for feeding a large group on a budget, you can sub in various cuts of meat and really tailor this meal to be what you remember growing up.
Dutch Oven Roast Chicken:
This recipe from Self Proclaimed Foodie is so easy, and if you prep the chicken before you get to the campground it’s even easier. Chicken, potatoes, onions, and carrots. Done.
Cast Iron Pizza
If you follow the RV Miles Podcast, then you know our family loves pizza, and I mean looooooves pizza, so it’s only natural there should be a pizza recipe in this article. Versatile and perfect for all tastes, you can make a veggie like this one, or pepperoni, sausage or good ol’ cheese. Whatever your heart desires.
If you’re like us, and you like to step outside the traditional s’ mores box, then this s’mores dip from is the perfect campground desert for you. So gooey, and so yummy. Sub out the oven part of this recipe and go straight for the campfire. Just place the cast iron skillet off to the side, away from direct heat, and cook for the same amount of time, being mindful you don’t burn the bottom.
I love cobbler. It reminds me of childhood, and I absolutely love a cobbler made in a cast iron in the easiest way possible. Use whatever fruit you’d like, I’m a huge fan of peach, and this recipe from Delish.com is pretty easy and you can even use the Bisquick for pancakes the next morning.
Easy Camping Brownies
Brownies. They are just the best thing ever and they make a perfect cast iron desert. Check out this recipe and do whatever you’d like to put a spin on your campfire brownies, like adding in a good handful of Reese’s peanut butter chips (you can thank me later).
What do you make in the cast iron? Let me know your favorite recipe, or if you try one of the above out, come back and let me know what you thought of it. Happy camp cooking!
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