19 Best Hobo Meals and Camping Recipes

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  • It’s summer time which, for a lot of people, means camping season! Hobo meals make the perfect camping recipes because they are SO easy! Ranging from breakfast to dinner, and even dessert, these really are the best camping recipes!

    Easy meals to cook while camping are essential! These hobo dinner ideas and other camping recipes are the best camping meals out there!

    What is a hobo dinner?

    Hobo meals are just another name for foil pack meals. Some sort of protein (usually chicken or steak) is wrapped up in a piece of foil along with vegetables and seasoning. The whole pack is cooked right in the oven or over a fire for a meal that has minimal clean up. Perfect for camping!

    Breakfast Hobo Meals and Camping Recipes

    Two bowls of oatmeal on a piece of wood

    This Camping Oatmeal recipe is great because it’s healthy, balanced, portable and non-perishable. It’s basically the perfect camping recipe! You can find the recipe here.

    Two grilled avocados on a white plate

    Fresh avocados grilled to perfection and filled with a protein-packed egg. This energizing grilled breakfast will fill you with energy to take on the day while camping! You can find the recipe here.

    Close up of breakfast pinwheels in a dutch oven

    Tender bread is filled with sausage and cheese and baked in a Dutch oven. These Dutch Oven Sausage Breakfast Pinwheels were designed for camping out! You can find the recipe here.

    Dinner Hobo Meals and Camping Recipes

    Hobo chicken dinner on foil

    Chicken, bacon, sweet potatoes, and onions all smothered in BBQ sauce and honey, and then wrapped up in foil to make this BBQ Chicken Hobo Dinner amazing! You can find the recipe here.

    Franks and beans in a skillet

    Franks and Beans are a homemade beanie weenies recipe made with real beef hot dogs and less sugar than the canned version. A quick and easy lunch or a classic camping food, it is sure to please! You can find the recipe here.

    Campfire stew in a white pot

    Campfire Stew is a hearty, flavorful and meaty stew that can be easily made on a campfire or in an Instant Pot, slow cooker, or oven! You can find the recipe here.

     

    Bean burrito on a white plate

    These easy Bean Burritos with Chipotle Peppers are flavorful, protein-packed, and are ready start-to-finish in about 10 minutes! Camping meals don’t get easier than this.  You can find the recipe here.

    Foil pack salmon on a blue plate

    This Mediterranean Salmon is an amazing hobo dinner idea! Only 5 ingredients and full of delicious flavor. You can find the recipe here. 

    Campfire lasagna in a dutch oven

    This Campfire Dutch Oven Recipe is a Vegetarian Dutch Oven Lasagna!  It’s cooked in a cast iron Dutch oven over a fire, and is perfect for camping and campfire dinners at home. You can find the recipe here.

    Campfire pizza on white granite

    This easy Campfire Pizza with Veggies is cooked in a cast iron pan over a fire, and is an easy and delicious vegetarian pizza that’s perfect for camping, cookouts, and bonfires! You can find the recipe here.

    Close up of campfire potatoes in a foil pack

    These Campfire Potatoes are a classic summertime side dish that pairs great with all types of meat. The perfect hobo meal for camping! You can find the recipe here.

    Hot mess skillet in a cast iron skillet

    This Hot Mess Skillet is full of browned kielbasa sausage with fresh vegetables and seasonings. It’s the perfect mixture of all of your favorites, made right over the open fire! You can find the recipe here.

    Cheesy chicken hobo meal in a foil pack

    Cheesy Chicken Hobo Packs – stuffing, chicken, broccoli, bacon, and cheese all layered and cooked in foil packets. Easiest camping dinner ever! You can find the recipe here.

    Camping curry in a pan on a rock

    This Camping Curry with Quinoa is made right over the campfire. A flavorful dish that is easy, too! You can find the recipe here.

    Stuffed peppers in a dutch oven

    One of your favorite comfort foods made right over the open flame with these Dutch Oven Stuffed Peppers! You can find the recipe here.

    Snacks and Dessert Hobo Meals and Camping Recipes

    Trail mix in a glass cup

    When you’re camping, it’s nice to have something to snack on. Monster Trail Mix is an easy trail mix of nuts, M&Ms, raisins and chips. The perfect snack for camping, hiking or an afternoon by the pool! You can find the recipe here.

    Close up of upside down orange cake

    This Orange Olive Oil Upside Down Cake is made in a cast iron skillet, which makes it the perfect dessert to make while camping! You can find the recipe here.

    Grilled peach crisp wrapped in foil

    Grilled Peach Crisp is a deliciously simple hobo meal that can be grilled on the barbecue or cooked over the coals of a campfire! You can find the recipe here.

    Close up of raspberry nutella pizza

    Dessert is made on the grill with this Strawberry Nutella Pizza! It makes the perfect dessert for camping! You can find the recipe here.

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