Easy Camp Meals for Solo RV Travelers

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What’s the best part about camp cooking? – It requires little to no cleanup and doesn’t produce leftovers that need to be stored. Plus, with new cooking tools and gadgets, cooking camp meals is more fun than ever. As a full-time solo RV traveler who loves campfire cooking, adding the wolf ‘em stick, the cast iron pie iron, and a quality folding table to my arsenal of camp tools has been a game changer.

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Having these tools on hand has absolutely elevated my solo-campfire dining experience and, hopefully, you can find something here that helps you do the same! One of my favorite things about the recipes below is that all of them can be modified to suit a vegan lifestyle or vegetarian diet with a few simple substitutions.

Breakfast Camp Meal Recipes

First, we’ll tackle breakfast. After all, it’s often called the most important meal of the day. If you’re an early riser or morning fire person, (or if you’re a breakfast-for-dinner kind of person) these are for you. 

Campfire Pie Iron Strudel

Pie Iron Breakfast
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Ingredients:

  • Refrigerated dough (pie, biscuit, pizza, or croissant)
  • Cheese
  • Eggs (cook before adding)
  • Breakfast protein of choice (cook before adding)
  • butter or oil for greasing the iron. If your iron is already seasoned, you may not need this. Learn how to season your cast iron!

Instructions:

  1. Prepare eggs (or egg substitute) and breakfast protein to your preference. 
  2. Grease the iron and fit dough to seasoned pie iron and assemble toppings.
  3. Cover toppings with more dough.
  4. Hold over a fire for 2-3 minutes before carefully unlatching it to check for doneness.
  5. Flip when the dough reaches the desired color and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!

Breakfast Cups

Make a biscuit cup first using the Wolf’em Stick. Then, fill it with toppings to your heart’s content.

Ingredients:

  • Biscuit dough
  • Eggs (cook ahead)
  • Vegetables of choice
  • Protein (cook before adding)
  • Cheese

Instructions:

  1. Flatten biscuit dough and form it onto the wolf ’em stick. 
  2. Hold the wolf ’em stick over a flame for 3-5 minutes until the dough is golden brown. This is your biscuit cup.
  3. Remove from flame and fill with toppings.
  4. Serve with your favorite cup of coffee and enjoy!

Lunch Camp Meal Recipes

Ahh, lunch. A midday moment to refuel and recharge. Make it quick and make it yummy with the following recipes.

Campfire Grilled Sandwich

Make this rustic panini PB&J with your pie iron.

Campfire Sandwich
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Ingredients:

  • Bread
  • Butter
  • Peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • Second topping (jelly, fruit, honey, etc.)

Instructions:

  1. Butter bread and lay flat into seasoned pie iron.
  2. Assemble toppings. This process works for lunch meat and cheese, but can also be elevated with different toppings like pesto, prosciutto, and mozzarella. The possibilities are endless. It’s all up to you! 
  3. Cook over a fire for 2-3 minutes before carefully checking for doneness.
  4. Flip and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!

Wolf ‘em Sandwich Cups

Fill a flakey biscuit cup made with your Wolf’em stick with savory lunch ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • Biscuit dough
  • Sandwich toppings (peanut butter, jelly, sandwich meat, cheese, etc.)

Instructions:

  1. Sautee mushrooms, onions, and other vegetables (if using) to your preference and set aside. (This step can be done at the RV or on a camp stove.) 
  2. Flatten the dough and mold it to fit the stick. 
  3. Hold over a flame for 3-5 minutes, rotating continuously.
  4. Remove from flame and carefully fill with sandwich toppings of choice, let cool for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Enjoy! 

*Pro Tip — If using cheese, start with that when filling so the heat from the wolf’em cup can melt it.

Dinner Camp Meal Recipes

Usually one of the heartiest meals of the day, these dinner campfire recipes are sure to fill you up after a long day of outdoor exploring. Try these Italian flavors in your pie iron. 

Campfire Calzone

Calzone
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Ingredients:

  • Pizza or biscuit dough
  • Marinara sauce
  • Cheese (or cheese substitute)
  • Pizza toppings of choice 

Instructions:

  • Assemble the dough in the seasoned pie iron. If you’re using pizza dough, the overhang is okay because you’re eventually going to want to fold the dough over the top to create a pocket. 
  • Add your ingredients and close the pocket. If using biscuits, add flattened biscuit dough to the top iron mold.
  • Close the pie iron and set it on the fire to cook. 
  • Cook over the fire for 3-5 minutes. Check for doneness before flipping to the other side for another 3-5 minutes. 
  • Carefully unlatch the pie iron and allow it to cool before digging in. The cheese and sauce will be HOT! 

Campfire Cheeseburger Cups

Burgers can be messy. Keep those classic ingredients tidy in a hot-off-the-fire biscuit cup made with your Wolf’em stick.

Ingredients:

  • Biscuit dough
  • Cheese
  • Ground beef or veggie-friendly substitute (cook before adding)
  • Onions
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Tomatoes

Instructions:

  • Prepare ground beef (or substitute). 
  • Flatten the dough and form it to fit the wolf ’em stick. Hold over a flame for 3-5 minutes rotating continuously.
  • Carefully remove the cup from the stick and fill it with ingredients.
  • Enjoy!

Dessert Camp Meal Recipes

End your day of solo RV travels with a little something sweet using these recipes. They’re also excellent as snacks! 

Pie Iron S’more

S'more Ingredients
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Ingredients:

  • Graham crackers
  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate of choice

Instructions:

  1. Spray the iron with non-stick spray and line it with graham crackers.
  2. Assemble the s’more inside.  
  3. Set over fire and rotate after 2-3 minutes.
  4. Cook the second side then remove it from the flame.
  5. Enjoy!

*Pro Tip — Use a Hershey’s S’mores Caddy to keep all of your ingredients organized.

Fruit & Cream Cups

Use whatever berries or fruit are in season to make this recipe change with the weather.

Ingredients:

  • Biscuit dough
  • Fresh chopped berries
  • Sugar
  • Whipped cream

Instructions:

  • Mix berries and sugar then set aside. 
  • Flatten the dough and form it to cover the wolf ’em stick. Hold over the fire for 3-5 minutes rotating continuously.
  • Remove from fire when the cup is golden brown.
  • Fill with fruit and top with cream. Enjoy! 

Bon Appetit Solo RV Travelers

With these recipes, your next solo RV excursion will be your tastiest one yet. Check out the posts below for additional camp cooking ideas.

What are some of your favorite recipes to cook up at the campsite? Spill the beans in the comments below!

Bio: Jupiter is a 20-something wanderer who has traveled the US full time in a Class C RV since 2019. They are accompanied by their two dogs, and enjoy hiking, writing, reading, seeking out the best food on the road and finding new Black & LGBTQ+ friendly places to explore.

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