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Frugal Campfire Recipes

Easy Recipes to Make on Your Next Camping Trip

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Everything tastes better when you're camping, and these frugal dishes are no exception. Give one or all of them a try, and you're sure to earn rave reviews from your fellow campers.

1. Frittata

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Photo © Erin Huffstetler
Frittatas cook up quickly and easily over the campfire or on a camp stove. Bring a cast iron pan and a few ingredients, and you'll have all the makings for a tasty breakfast or dinner.

2. Vegetarian Chili

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Photo © Erin Huffstetler
Chili is the guaranteed winner when it comes to filling up hungry campers on the cheap. Just toss all of the ingredients into a Dutch oven, and relax while the fire cooks your dinner to frugal perfection.

3. Stuffed Peppers

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Photo © Erin Huffstetler
Stuffed peppers are another great option if you're looking to satisfy your campers after a long day of hiking and other camp activities. For a truly easy dinner, just cut and seed the peppers, and declare it a Stuff-Your-Own Pepper Night.

4. Pudding in a Bag

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Photo © Erin Huffstetler
Turn dessert over to the kids with this pudding recipe that mixes up in a plastic storage bag. It'll mean fun for the kids and no dishes for you – a real win-win for tired campers.

5. Banana Boats

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Photo © Erin Huffstetler
Camp desserts always taste best when smothered with melted marshmallows and chocolate. Try banana boats for a fun alternative to s'mores, and watch the smiles form on your little campers' faces.

6. Chocolate Éclairs

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Photo © Erin Huffstetler
Éclairs are fun to eat, and even more fun to cook over a campfire. Treat your crew to an ooey gooey dessert that goes beyond the typical camp fare.

7. Kettle Corn

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Photo © Erin Huffstetler
Kettle corn is the perfect sweet and salty treat. Add a kettle to your camp list, and you can make up a batch in minutes.
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