Gourmet Food You Can Cook In Your RV

By joanne lemna | March 2, 2017

Whether you’re going camping with the family or heading out with a group of friends hot dogs and cereal can get old pretty quickly. It’s tough cooking while camping – healthy and tasty is hard with only a campfire or RV kitchen. And who wants to haul around a ton of kitchen hardware or spend all your time preparing food? Here are some camping recipes that will impress the palate while keeping things simple and relatively easy for the chef.

Breakfast Recipes

The Idaho Sunrise recipe takes baked potatoes and makes them a breakfast food – just add eggs and bacon! This is a filling dish that you can adapt really easily – add vegetables use different kinds of cheese or change up regular bacon for some delicious turkey bacon. It’s easy to make this recipe vegetarian as well or even create different types of “idaho sunrises” in one meal if you’ve got dietary restrictions or picky eaters. Check out the recipe here .

One pan means less cleaning – a huge plus when you’re in an RV! This is just one reason the one pan english breakfast recipe is so amazing. You can customize it to your tastes by changing the veggies or amounts of ingredients. Simple but tasty. Click here for the recipe.

If you’re planning an early morning hike the last thing you want to do is get up even earlier to make a big breakfast. Try these instant oatmeal jars for those early or busy mornings. You can easily make many different types and all you have to do is add water. This recipe will keep you full while making your taste buds happy! This is also one you can make before you leave making this meal prepless while you’re travelling.

Lunch/Dinner Recipes

For a more relaxed dinner try making these no-oven pizzas . You cook these tasty pizzas from scratch using just a frying pan! You can make it as sophisticated or as simple as you want – and it’s easy to adapt for everyone’s tastes. We recommend trying a few types of cheeses instead of just mozzarella and adding lots of vegetables like peppers mushrooms zucchini broccoli and onions. Try bacon or ham instead of pepperoni too!

Pineapple Coconut Chicken is a delicious meal that won’t fail to impress. With minimal clean-up it’s perfect for a gourmet camping dinner. While the recipe calls for an oven it’s just as easy to cook this over a campfire! Check out the recipe here .

A quick but fancy meal is Mushroom Stroganoff on Toast . Ready in about ten minutes this recipe looks good and tastes even better. Actually mushrooms in general really help add flavour to a meal and can be easily cooked to impress. Check out this recipe for campfire mushrooms. Or if you’re feeling like some spice or have vegetarian guests check out this One Pot Mushroom and Potato Curry recipe. Clean up is easy and it only takes half-an-hour to prepare. Plus it’s easy to add chicken if someone is a meat-lover!

Grilled Ratatouille is a perfect choice for your gourmet camping meal. It’s tasty and healthy – even the kids will like it. Plus if you add a bit of cheese it gets even better. This recipe takes about 45 minutes and serves 8!

For the colder nights or rainy days try Mimi’s Smoked Salmon Chowder . This delicious recipe is sure to warm you up and impress your taste buds. You can also try Cajun Shrimp Gumbo  which can be made from fresh or canned ingredients. Either one is a great meal in cooler weather.


Of course if you’re camping you’re sure to have a few nights around the campfire craving something sweet! While smores are traditional (and tasty) try these Smores Campfire Cones to jazz up your dessert. The best part – you can make them if you can’t have an open flame!

Another traditional campfire dessert is roasted marshmallows. How can we make this ‘gourmet’? By adding some fruit and caramel drizzle! Check out this recipe for Marshmallow and Strawberry Kebabs .

For something a little bit different try making Banana Boats . These stuffed bananas taste amazing and look pretty fancy! Plus they’re easy to prepare and it’s harder to drop them in the fire.

One Final Tip

If you want gourmet food but you don’t want to spend time slaving over a big meal or are worried about rain dampening your campfire cooking it’s always good to have a pre-made meal to grab from the freezer. Check out slow cooker recipes for soups or chili. For example this Spanish Beans with Chicken and Chorizo looks delicious as does this Chunky Minestrone Soup . These are both great to have on hand even if your freezer is small. You can quickly heat it up in a microwave or a pot over the fire. Alternatively you can pull these out of your home freezer and store them in a cooler so they can thaw out and be ready for your weekend camping trip. Minimal effort for great food.