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Delicious Camping Dinner Ideas for Large Groups

Nothing beats camping with close friends and family! No matter how picturesque your destination is, no camping trip is complete without lip-smacking food! Regarding camping with a large group, meal planning is essential! It will ensure that every person at the camp has enough food. It will also save you enough money and time!

However, one should make sure that they select the easy recipes and everyone’s favorite! If you want to make meal planning for your group feasts easier, try opting for recipes that are not too complex or do not involve many ingredients.

Usually, one-pot recipes are very famous, and go to camping dinners! They are not only easy to prepare, but they can feed many people. However, if you are looking for something creative, it is advisable to look for something creative, such as kebabs.

During group camping, you should also ensure everyone’s dietary needs are met! You can involve or ask the camping members to chip in to make the meal an enjoyable experience.

Following are some of the quintessential camping dinner ideas for large groups of people:

Mountain skillet

This classic camping dinner is often referred to as ‘Mountain Dinner’. This unique dish is a cross between potato hash and a cheesy frittata.

Mountain skillet
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The ingredients are golden potato, bell pepper, onion, garlic, and cheddar cheesy eggs.

To prepare this dish, you need a large cast iron skillet. First, you must cut the veggies and then continue with the oil and potatoes.

After the potatoes appear a little brown, add pepper and onion and the sausages. Beat the eggs thoroughly, and before adding the egg mix, reduce the heat, turn the veggies, add some oil in the middle, and then pour the mixture in!

Let it cook for 10-15 minutes, and your skillet is ready to be served!

Beef and bean chili recipe

This is one of the recipes that is easy to cook and is enough to feed large groups of people! It is slow-cooked to perfection in a pot, and this recipe is enough to warm you up on the coldest nights!

Beef and bean chili recipe
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The ingredients required for this recipe are ground beef, onions, garlic, tomatoes, diced green chilies, pepper, salt and ground cumin.

Add ground beef with garlic and onions in a small amount of oil. After sautéing them in the pan, add tomatoes, chilies, jalapeno, and water.

After boiling the mixture, reduce the heat to low and cook for around 4-5 minutes. Keep stirring occasionally! Add some more seasonings if necessary.

You have the food hot in bowls and grated cheese and chopped onions!

Spaghetti pasta salad

The spaghetti pasta salad recipe is full of crunchy vegetables and parmesan cheese. These delicious veggies and cheese are all tossed together in symphony to prepare the famous Italian dressing! This gastronomic delight mesmerized everyone, and a single morsel sweeps you off your feet!

Spaghetti pasta salad
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The ingredients required for this salad are spaghetti noodles, red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, olives, parsley, cheese, salt and black pepper.

You should start off with placing the dressing ingredients in a jar and shaking them so that all the flavors perfectly blend in together!

After that, you must cook the spaghetti properly and place it in a large bowl along with the dressing. Add salt and some pepper as desired and then grated some cheese and then serve!

Pancakes with grilled peaches

Pancakes are a staple food of the American camp cooking tradition. They involve eggs, milk, flour, sugar and peaches!

Pancakes with grilled peaches
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First, add a little butter to the pan. Take some eggs, mix them together well. After that, add some flour and sugar to the mixture.

Make sure that these two ingredients blend with each other well! Then add some milk and mix everything well!

Make a round shape, and after one side is cooked, flip it over and cook the other side of the pancake.

After the pancake is ready, add slices of grilled peaches as a topping and your dinner is ready to be served!

Catfish stew

A dish commonly found on South Carolina, Catfish stew consists of catfish fillets, crushed tomatoes, onions, potatoes, and onions.

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This recipe also has hot sauce and Tabasco sauce. This stew is versatile, and to prepare it, one has to heat olive oil in a pot over medium-high heat.

After that, one must add onion, and after sautéing it for three minutes, add garlic and parsley. Furthermore, one also must add tomatoes and cook them for 10 minutes.

After it starts exuding a mesmerizing aroma, add clam juice and catfish in the stew. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it simmer until the fish is fully cooked. After it gets cooked, add some seasonings such as salt, pepper, and oregano!

Chicken and vegetable stir fry

Looking for a quick and easy dinner which is packed with flavors and veggies? Try the chicken and vegetable stir fry.

Chicken and vegetable stir fry
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The ingredients required for this recipe are chicken, fresh veggies, soy sauce, sesame oil and salt to taste. All you must do is take some oil in a pan, add some pieces of chicken, and cook the chicken until it is tender and soft.

After that, add the veggies of your choice. You can use carrots, peppers, onions, garlic, and broccoli. Shallow fry these veggies and toss them in the pan until they are cooked!

The chicken pieces should perfectly blend in with these veggies. Add some salt, paprika, soy sauce, red pepper flakes and parsley! Your dinner is ready to be served!

Final words

Many people think that the hardest part of outdoor cooking is satisfying every person’s taste buds. However, that’s the easiest part! The real challenge is the prep time and feeding a group of friends and families!

While cooking any dish, you should be mindful that spur-of-the-moment cooking does not come well into the picture for you, especially when it comes to feeding a gigantic group of people! Hence, you should make sure that you plan every aspect of meal well in advance.

It is better to be early than hurry at the end moment. When you are cooking for a massive group of people, it is advisable that you start early!

Written by Emma Parker

Hi, I'm Emma Parker, a passionate outdoors enthusiast and blogger. I love nothing more than exploring the great outdoors and sharing my experiences with others.

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