One Pot Camping Meals Your Family Will Love

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Whether it’s lunch or dinner time on your next camping trip, you want something easy to prepare, right? Wouldn’t it be even better if that meal had as little clean-up afterward as possible?

Plus, when you’re out in the wild, you likely won’t have a full roster of kitchen utensils at your dispense. That’s where meals where you just need one pot come in handy.

If this sounds appealing to you, read on for several one pot camping recipes. These meals only need a single pot (ok, and maybe a ladle!) to prepare, making clean up and preparation a cinch.

Turkey and Rice Taco Skillet

Opting for healthy doesn’t necessarily have to mean compromising on easy. This delicious taco recipe only needs one cast iron and is super easy to prepare, since it uses Minute rice. Feel free to swap out the turkey for another meat you have on hand! Recipe is right here.

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One Pot Beef Stroganoff 

When you’ve got a hungry crew to feed, nothing will beat this delicious stroganoff recipe from Fresh Off the Grid. It’s got protein and carbohydrates campers need after a busy day of adventuring. All you need is strip steak (or ground beef if you’re on a budget!), egg noodles, mushrooms, and a few other ingredients to whip up this hearty meal.

One Pot Spaghetti

Ok, ok, we know what you’re thinking: Another pasta recipe? But if you’re active on your camping trip, a restful sleep in your Elk Mountain canvas tent is not all you need to recharge your batteries (though it certainly helps). Pasta combined with meat and veggies is a great way to make sure you and any little ones are getting everything you need in your meal. Find the recipe here.

Mississippi Pot Roast

While this recipe uses a pressure cooker, you can plan to cook it longer if you don’t have one (or don’t have one you can bring along). Roast beef gets a kick with added pepperoncinis and dry ranch mix in this delicious recipe.

Five Can Chili (in One Pot!)

Ok, so maybe you’re absolutely exhausted and need something extra easy to prepare at the end of a long day of camping out. That’s where this meal comes in. While it’s not the most elaborate chili recipe, it hits the spot— and you can’t beat the ease of preparation.

If how easy it was to make leaves you feeling guilty, consider making this simple campfire cornbread recipe to go along with it.

Happy camping (and cooking) !