19 Best Hobo Meals and Camping Recipes

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.

If you enjoyed these hobo meals, you will also love these easy recipes:

Hobo Meals collage

Comments

Lisa Bryan

Such a great assortment of camping meals. Can’t wait to get outside myself and explore this summer!

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    Have a great summer!

Tisha

We are getting ready to go camping so this is perfect!!! Love all these ideas!!

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    Woohoo! Let us know which ones you try!

Danielle howard

IM going camping soon, so this is peRfect!

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    Swing back through to let us know which ones you liked!

Claudia Lamascolo

I absoultly love hobo meals. My favorite are the sausage and potato ones. nothing easier to make in the summer time and more fun than there great ideas

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    Me too- the way the sausage flavors the potato. Just heaven!

Jenni LeBaron

These all look so great. I’m especially digging the camping oatmeal!

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    The perfect way to start an outdoorsy morning!

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