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 dinners because they are SO easy! Ranging from breakfast to dinner, and even dessert, check them all out.

Breakfast Camping Recipes

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Camping Oatmeal

This Camping Oatmeal recipe is great because it’s healthy, balanced, portable and non-perishable. It’s basically the perfect camping recipe.
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Dutch Oven Sausage Breakfast Pinwheels

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!
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Dinner Hobo Meals and Camping Recipes

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BBQ Chicken Foil Packet Recipe

This BBQ Chicken Hobo Dinner is a great dinner option for families on the go. These chicken foil packets are packed full of flavor for a weeknight meal! 
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Franks and Beans (Beanie Weenies)

This Franks and Beans recipe is made with real beef hot dogs and less sugar than the canned version. Perfect as a quick and easy lunch or a classic camping food! 
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Campfire Stew

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!
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Mediterranean Salmon in Foil Packets

This Mediterranean Salmon is an amazing hobo dinner idea! Only 5 ingredients and full of delicious flavor.
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Campfire lasagna in a dutch oven

Campfire Lasagna

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.
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Campfire Potatoes

These Campfire Potatoes are a classic summertime side dish that pairs great with all types of meat. The perfect hobo meal for camping!
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Hot Mess 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!
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Cheesy chicken hobo meal in a foil pack

Cheesy Chicken Hobo Packs

Cheesy Chicken Hobo Packs – stuffing, chicken, broccoli, bacon, and cheese all layered and cooked in foil packets. Easiest camping dinner ever!
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Cowboy Homemade Baked Beans in a skillet with a spoon

Cowboy Homemade Baked Beans

Cowboy Homemade Baked Beans are smoky, spicy and sweet. The perfect side dish recipe for BBQ, potlucks and parties. An easy baked bean recipe with loads of flavor! 
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Camping Curry

This Camping Curry with Quinoa is made right over the campfire. A flavorful dish that is easy, too!
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Dutch Oven Stuffed Peppers

One of your favorite comfort foods made right over the open flame with these Dutch Oven Stuffed Peppers!
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How to Boil Hot Dogs

Boiling hot dogs is a fun and simple way to make a delicious meal for the family without having to fire up the grill. You won’t believe how flavorful they are!
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Snacks and Dessert Hobo Meals and Camping Recipes

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Monster Trail Mix

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. Make a large batch and snack for days!
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Cast Iron Orange Olive Oil Upside Down 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!
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Grilled Peach Crisp

Grilled Peach Crisp is a deliciously simple hobo meal that can be grilled on the barbecue or cooked over the coals of a campfire!
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Raspberry Nutella Pizza

Dessert is made on the grill with this Strawberry Nutella Pizza! It makes the perfect dessert for camping!
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S'mores Trail Mix uses just 5 ingredient to make a sweet, salty and crunchy snack that is perfect for on-the-go and anytime of day! #trailmixrecipes #smoresrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

S’Mores Trail Mix

S’mores Trail Mix uses just 5 ingredient to make a sweet, salty and crunchy snack that is perfect for on-the-go and anytime of day!
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Easy meals to cook while camping are essential-that's where hobo meals come in. These hobo dinner ideas and other camping recipes are the best camping meals! #hobodinnerrecipe #howtomakehobodinners #whatisahobodinner www.savoryexperiments.com


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

You don’t even need to go camping (or glamping) to try them out. They can all be prepared in the comfort of your backyard!

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About the Author

Chef Jessica Anne Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal, Mashed and more!

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Questions and Reviews

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

  2. 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