Easy Camping Recipes The Whole Family Will Love To Make (And Eat)

Loaded Nachos and Cheese Fries

Book your stay in a cabin or campsite at Colorado Springs KOA Holiday this season, and enjoy cooking outdoor meals around your grill or campfire with the whole family. Try one of the following easy camping recipes–Loaded Nachos and Cheese Fries–simple enough for everyone to help prepare (and eat up)!

Both Easy Camping Recipes:

● Can be cooked over a grill or campfire using a grate.

● Get the kids involved. These dishes are effortless to prepare. The ingredients can vary depending on what everyone in the family likes. All that’s required is adding everything into a pan.

● Require minimal cooking supplies–aluminum foil pans and foil paper. Of course, the use of heat-resistant campfire mittens is a given.

● Are made with ingredients that can be prepared at home. Cook your preferred meats, chop up all required ingredients and store in individual ziplock bags or reusable containers for quick preparation at camp.

● Take little time to cook. While the cooking time for these recipes depends on the thickness of your layers and how hot the fire is, it should easily take less than 20-30 minutes to complete.

● Make cleanup simple. Utensils are not needed. Once the dish has cooled down sufficiently, everyone can dig into these finger foods.

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Easy Camping Recipes For The Whole Family

Loaded Nachos
Ingredients (will vary):
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Your choice of pre-cooked meat: ground beef, steak, rotisserie chicken, ground turkey, plant-based
  • Beans: pinto, refried, black
  • Toppings: onion, tomato, avocado, green chiles, jalapeños
  • Lots of cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
Directions:
1. Prepare and package all of the ingredients at home.
2. At camp, assemble the nachos by placing a layer of tortilla chips in the bottom of your foil pan. 
3. Then add a layer of your toppings, including cheese. 
4. Repeat this layering of chips and toppings until the pan is full. 
5. Top off with even more cheese. 
6. Cover and seal the pan with foil. 
7. Heat on a grill or campfire using a grate until the cheese is melted and toppings are cooked and tender. 
8. Remove from heat, let cool down, and enjoy. 
9. Serve with sour cream and salsa. 
 
Cheese Fries
Ingredients: 
  • Frozen french fries
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Your choice of shredded cheese
  • Bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Sliced green onions
Directions: 
1. Prepare and package all of the ingredients at home.
2. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle fries with salt and pepper in an aluminum pan before coving and sealing with foil.
3. Toss fries in the pan occasionally and cook until golden.
4. Open the foil and sprinkle withcheese, bacon, and onions. Return the dish to heat until the cheese is melted.
5. Serve with sour cream
 
Have you tried one of these dishes before? What are other easy camping recipes you and the family like to cook during your camping getaway at Colorado Springs KOA Holiday?
 
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