12. What are good meals for camping?

I don’t really want to cook that much when I’m camping: all I want to bring is a camp stove, a skillet, and a small pot, and it better be ready in around 20 minutes or less. I more want to assemble things together and still have something nice to eat. The food also had to be able to be cooked if there is a fire ban and fires aren’t allowed, and it’s preferable to not use a cooler as much as possible.

  • Breakfast:
    • Pancakes
    • Scrambled eggs
    • French toast
    • Precooked sausage and bacon
    • Hash browns
    • Breakfast burritos
    • Instant oatmeal
    • Cereal
    • Bagels
  • Lunch:
    • Pack lunch meat, cheese, veggies, fruit, crackers, chips, bread, tortillas, peanut butter & jelly, etc., and then assemble them together in different ways to eat lunch. So you can have salad, sandwiches, wraps, lunchables, etc.
  • Dinner:
    • Hot dogs and beans
    • Asian chicken salad (cabbage, canned chicken, mandarin oranges, crunch noodles)
    • Nachos (with canned cheese sauce)
    • Chili and chips
    • Soup from a can (beef stew, whatever)
    • Tacos and taco salad (meat made ahead or just use canned chili)
    • Chili in a bag of chips with toppings
    • Spaghetti
    • Macaroni and cheese
    • Ramen noodles and frozen veggies (with eggs if you would like)
    • Tuna sandwiches/tuna salad
    • Pasta salad
    • Black bean salad
  • Dessert:
    • S’mores (cook marshmallow on stove if fire isn’t available)
    • Baked goods and snake cakes made in advance

What other ideas do you have?

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