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.
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.
Simple Weekend Camping Menu Plan #1
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.
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!
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.
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.
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’!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Easy Camping Menu #2
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Saturday Dinner: Salisbury Steak
Saturday Dessert: Dutch Oven Brownies
Sunday Breakfast: Campfire Breakfast Sandwiches
Make a Knock-off Sausage Egg McMuffin over the campfire.
Sunday Lunch: Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches
This huge Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich is made over the campfire. Look at all that cheese!
Weekend Camping Food #3
Friday Dinner: Kielbasa & Cabbage
This Kielbasa and Cabbage Recipe cooks quickly in a cast-iron skillet on a camp stove or over the 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.
Saturday Breakfast: Giant Cinnamon Roll
This HUGE Cinnamon Roll is so much fun to make in a Dutch oven!
Saturday Lunch: Bacon-Wrapped Cheese Dogs
This Camping Hot Dog Recipe is a tasty way to dress up a plain old hot dog!
Saturday Snack: Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites
Make these tasty Protein Balls at home before you go to the campground.
Saturday Dinner: Roasted Chicken
This finger-licking Whole Chicken Cooked in the Campfire does NOT look pretty, but it tastes amazing!
Saturday Dessert: Classic Dump Cake
This Dutch Oven Dump Cake just like the classic recipe, only better! Pineapple and pecans are optional.
Sunday Breakfast: Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Get the taste of a favorite dessert in this healthy camping breakfast recipe.
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.
#4 Menu for Weekend Camping
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!
Friday Dessert: Campfire Cookies
Did you know that you can bake cookies while camping? These Campfire Cookies are so yummy!
Saturday Breakfast: Griddle Breakfast Skillet
Saturday Lunch: Reuben Campfire Sandwiches
This yummy Reuben-Inspired Sandwich is toasted in a pie iron..
Saturday Snack: Bacon-Wrapped Cheese Sticks
These Bacon-Wrapped Mozzarella Sticks are AMAZING! You will want them for EVERY camping trip!!
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.
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!
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.
Sunday Lunch: Goober Sandwiches
If you have never had a Goober sandwich, you are in for a treat! Kids of all ages love it.
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.