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Easy Weekend Camping Menus

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Make your next camp out easy with this Simple Weekend Camping Menu. There are four easy meal plans within this post with a download link to all the menus at the bottom of the post.

collage with 6 recipes that are part of an easy weekend camping menu

We are members of several camping groups and forums. One topic we see touched on repeatedly is people wondering what to cook when they camp. Most mention that they are tired of hamburgers and hot dogs.

To help you out, we have put together four simple camping menus for a weekend of camping. These plans are focused on a camping trip that goes from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. If you will be going out longer, just mix and match the lists.

Easy Weekend Camping Menu

We usually take off for a weekend trip on Friday afternoon, so we will either prepare something at home to eat at the campsite or prep the ingredients so that cooking can be done quickly after arriving.

Easy is also the name of the game for Sunday lunch. We are usually packing up, so a quick bite is a must. 

All the camping cookware that we use out at the campground and within the menus can be found here.

Weekend Camping Meal Plans

Make your next camp trip easier with these four menu plans filled with easy camping recipes. Combine for a season full of happy camper tummies!

As you can see, there is a huge variety within these camping menus. With so many options, you can pick your favorite recipes. Add in Frugal Camping Meals and get even more options.

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Simple Weekend Camping Menu Plan #1

This first weekend trip menu includes campfire s’mores and cookies. To prepare all of these recipes, you will need a Dutch ovenpie irons, and foil pans.

Friday Dinner: Crab Salad

We make this refreshing Crab Salad ahead of time at home to take for our first night of camping. For a heartier meal, substitute spiral pasta for the coleslaw mix.

plate of crab salad

Friday Dessert: Nacho S’mores

If you are a fan of s’mores, you will love these S’more Nachos. They are baked over the campfire in a foil pan or on the grill in a cast-iron skillet. This must-make dessert is so yummy, so it is sure to be a hit with everyone!

foil pan filled with nacho s'mores

Saturday Breakfast: Mountain Man Breakfast

Make this hearty Mountain Man Breakfast Casserole in the Dutch oven with your choice of potatoes and meat. The easiest version is created with hash brown potatoes.

dutch oven filled with mountain man breakfast

Saturday Lunch: Campfire Pizza Sandwiches

Here is a unique way to get a pizza taste over the campfire. The kids will love making their own Pie Iron Pizza Sandwich.

plate with 2 campfire sandwiches

Saturday Snack: Ladybugs on a Log

You have heard of Ants on a Log, but what about Ladybugs on a Log? This might be a healthy snack, but your kids will get a kick out of eating the ‘ladybugs’!

celery with peanut butter and raspberries called ladybugs on a log

Saturday Dinner: Dutch Oven Chicken & Vegetables

This Camping Chicken & Veggies Recipe is one of our very favorite camping meals. There is a little bit of chopping of vegetables involved, but otherwise, you just dump it all into the Dutch oven and cook! Seasoning salt adds so much flavor to this filling dish.

dutch oven chicken over veggies

Saturday Dessert: Easy Chocolate Cake

Check out this amazing Dutch Oven Chocolate Cake. It is easy to make using a cake mix and a few other fun ingredients.

dutch oven chocolate cake

Sunday Breakfast: Breakfast in a Bag

Here is a fun cooking trick that really works with bacon & eggs. Just make sure to carefully follow the directions for this Breakfast in a Bag!

eggs and bacon made in a paper bag

Sunday Lunch: Rotisserie Chicken Salad

This is a yummy lunch that you make on Friday before going out to the campground. It is important that you keep this Rotisserie Chicken Salad very cold due to the poultry and mayonnaise.

lunch with a rotisserie chicken salad sandwich

Easy Camping Menu #2

This second menu plan features a fun spin on nachos and pizza. You will need a Dutch ovenpie ironsroasting forksheavy-duty foil, and foil pans for all of these recipes.

Friday Dinner: Grilled Nachos

These Campfire Nachos can be prepared with different ingredients, so it is easy to personalize for each person. This is bound to be a favorite for every camping trip!

2 pans of campfire nachos

Friday Dessert: Grilled Peach Crisp

This tasty dessert is cooked over the campfire, so you can grill it at the same time as the nachos. The family is sure to love this Campfire Peach Crisp Recipe.

pan of grilled peach crisp

Saturday Breakfast: French Toast Casserole

This yummy Dutch Oven French Toast Recipe is tastiest if you prep it the night before. Do not forget to pack the syrup!

french toast casserole in foil

Saturday Lunch: Frozen Pizza over the Campfire

Yes, you can make Frozen Pizza while Camping! This is sure to be another hit with the kids.

close up of a cheese pizza with onions

Saturday Snack: S’more Snack Mix

This simple S’mores Snack Mix can be made ahead of time or mixed up out at the campground. This post also contains some (free) camping-themed party decorations that you can download and print.

s'more snack mix

Saturday Dinner: Salisbury Steak

This hearty Dutch Oven Salisbury Steak is baked in a delicious mushroom gravy. Serve it with Campfire Rolls on a Stick.

camping salisbury steak

Saturday Dessert: Dutch Oven Brownies

Stack Dutch ovens and bake these Camping Brownies at the same time as the Salisbury Steak. If you just have one Dutch oven, use liners (buy here or make your own) for easy clean-up between bakes.

brownies made while camping

Sunday Breakfast: Campfire Breakfast Sandwiches

Make a Knock-off Sausage Egg McMuffin over the campfire.

camping egg mcmuffin sandwich

Sunday Lunch: Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

This huge Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich is made over the campfire. Look at all that cheese!

campfire philly cheesesteak sandwich

Weekend Camping Food #3

Variety is the name of the game with this third camping menu list. To prepare all these recipes, you will need a Dutch ovenpie ironscast-iron skilletroasting forks, and foil.

Friday Dinner: Kielbasa & Cabbage

This Kielbasa and Cabbage Recipe cooks quickly in a cast-iron skillet on a camp stove or over the campfire.

kielbasa and cabbage in a skillet over a campfire

Friday Dessert: Frosting S’mores

S’mores with Frosting is Diana’s favorite way to make a s’more. Pile the chocoloate on thick with this handheld treat.

hand holding a s'more made with chocolate frosting

Saturday Breakfast: Giant Cinnamon Roll

This HUGE Cinnamon Roll is so much fun to make in a Dutch oven!

giant cinnamon roll

Saturday Lunch: Bacon-Wrapped Cheese Dogs

This Camping Hot Dog Recipe is a tasty way to dress up a plain old hot dog!

cheese stuffed bacon wrapped hot dog with condiments

Saturday Snack: Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites

Make these tasty Protein Balls at home before you go to the campground.

Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites

Saturday Dinner: Roasted Chicken

This finger-licking Whole Chicken Cooked in the Campfire does NOT look pretty, but it tastes amazing!

whole chicken roasted in a campfire

Saturday Dessert: Classic Dump Cake

This Dutch Oven Dump Cake just like the classic recipe, only better! Pineapple and pecans are optional.

classic dump cake made in a dutch oven

Sunday Breakfast: Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Get the taste of a favorite dessert in this healthy camping breakfast recipe.

carrot cake oatmeal

Sunday Lunch: Sweet Texas Caviar

This delicious bean-based dip should be made ahead of camping. This Cowboy Caviar is perfect to eat with Scoops chips.

sweet texas caviar with corn tortilla chips

#4 Menu for Weekend Camping

For this final menu plan, you will need a Dutch ovenpie ironscast-iron skilletcast-iron griddle, and foil pans.

Friday Dinner: Green Chile Chicken

This tasty Chicken Foil Packet Meal can be prepped ahead of time at home if you want. It is great with a side of refried beans!

Green Chile Chicken foil packet

Friday Dessert: Campfire Cookies

Did you know that you can bake cookies while camping? These Campfire Cookies are so yummy!

3 cookies that were baked over a campfire

Saturday Breakfast: Griddle Breakfast Skillet

We like to cook this Classic Camping Breakfast on a cast-iron griddle over the fire, but you can also use a Blackstone.

camping breakfast made on a griddle

Saturday Lunch: Reuben Campfire Sandwiches

This yummy Reuben-Inspired Sandwich is toasted in a pie iron..

campfire reuben sandwich

Saturday Snack: Bacon-Wrapped Cheese Sticks

These Bacon-Wrapped Mozzarella Sticks are AMAZING! You will want them for EVERY camping trip!!

plate filled with bacon wrapped mozzerella sticks

Saturday Dinner: Walking Taco Nachos

You will want to sit down when you eat these Walking Taco Nachos. They are just as easy as the original to make.

pan of walking taco nachos

Saturday Dessert: Chocolate Cherry Lava Cake

Here is another dump and bake dessert made in the Dutch oven. This Cherry Chocolate Lava Cake is so gooey and delicious!

dutch oven cherry chocolate lava cake

Sunday Breakfast: Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

These refrigerated cinnamon rolls are enhanced with strips of bacon. Cook these Bacon Cinnamon Rolls over the fire in pie irons for a fun breakfast treat.

bacon cinnamon rolls

Sunday Lunch: Charcuterie Board

Build an epic Charcuterie Board using prepared ingredients.

overhead view of a charcuterie board on a picnic table

As you can see, there is a huge variety within these camping menus. With so many options, you will not be wondering what to cook any longer.

Click here to download the menu list. The download has links to each recipe and necessary cookware.

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