This collection of one pot camping recipes includes a delicious variety of simple meals that require few utensils and ingredients, but deliver BIG on flavor.
You'll find recipes for cooking over an open fire or on a small camp stove, as well as recipes designed for an RV kitchen.
- Most recipes in this list require a small number of fresh ingredients that will save space in small refrigerators or coolers.
- Many recipes in this list can be easily scaled up or down to fit the number of people you are cooking for.
- All the recipes in this list require just one pot or pan and just a few utensils so there's less mess and less to wash.
One Pot Recipes are an Essential Part of Camping
As full-time RVers, one pot meals are 100% essential whenever we are dry camping or boondocking. Here are just a few reasons why:
#1. Less dishes to wash. Unless you're camping at a campground with water and waste disposal, having less dishes to wash at the end of a meal is key to conserving your water supply.
Besides, who wants to spend all their time scrubbing pots and pans when there's campfires to enjoy???
#2. Ease of serving. One pot meals are easy to keep warm and do not require a separate serving dish. Even better, leftovers can be stored AND reheated within the same pot or pan that they were cooked in.
#3. They are easy to scale up or down: Nearly every recipe in this list can be scaled down to serve one or two people or scaled up to feed a hungry crowd. the only limitation is the size of your pot and, in some cases, the size of your oven or stove top.
Delicious Recipes for Indoor and Outdoor Cooking
Nearly all of the recipes below can be prepared on a camp stove, Blackstone griddle/ grill, over an open campfire, or in a typical RV propane oven and/or stovetop.
In addition, most can be easily adapted to your personal tastes, preferences, and diet requirements. A few include helpful instructions for pre-trip prep work and most leftover food can be stored in a refrigerator or cooler and then reheated later in the week.
So whether you live full time in an RV, camper or van, or are simply planning your next camping vacation, you're sure to find plenty of delicious meal options in this list of one-pot camping meals.