Pre-made Camping Meals For Easy Weekend Trips

One of the few ways to unwind from the chaos of traffic, work, errands, bills, and the city’s noise is to go camping with close friends or family. It is an opportunity to exchange the busy and noisy days with a few days with nature, quite and calming.

However, getting set for your trip to the woods is not as easy as you may think; sometimes, it could be hectic, especially when you do not know what to do or how to prepare the rest of the family for camping. One of the essentials is what to eat; there are premade camping meals for you to prepare at home and reheat on a campfire with your loved ones.

Besides, when you keep serving ramen in camps, you and your loved ones might get bored. So, stick around, keep reading to know the best-premade meals for easy weekend trips.

Campfire potatoes

Potatoes are one of the easy meals you can pre-make to camp, especially when you add the right ingredients. As you and your loved ones enjoy the serene view of what Mother Nature has to offer, you help yourself with homemade delicious campfire potatoes with dashes of garlic and herbs.

All you need for campfire potatoes include

  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • Six unpeeled large garlic cloves smashed
  • Three tablespoons kosher salt
  • Two tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • One teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • Lastly, 16 medium Yukon Gold potatoes

Mac N’ Cheese

As unbelievable as this may sound, Mac-n-cheese is a great camping meal, but you have to preserve it away from the melting ice water. What you need is your elbow macaroni, alfredo sauce, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, salt, and pepper.

Furthermore, get mini aluminum pie tins and nonstick cooking spray to avoid getting the goodies sticking to the tin foils. Also, explained it perfectly well.

Pasta salad

Another delicious meal you can add to your camping menu is pasta salad; it can serve as a filling camp lunch or side dish. It depends on your lifestyle.

Also, you can choose any pasta for this meal. Other ingredients include sun-dried tomatoes in oil drained, sliced olives, diced red bell pepper, a cup of spinach, grated parmesan cheese, and chopped basil. You can get the complete recipe from

Rustic Tomato Galette

Rustic tomato galette is a great camping meal for you and your loved ones to enjoy while spending time with nature. The ingredients you need to make this tasty camping meal include heirloom tomatoes, kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, coarsely grated cheddar, eggs, and thyme. Visit for more information.

Sweet roasted plantain and grilled fish

One of my all-time favorite camping meals is plantain and barbeque fish. Lunch or dinner, this delicious Nigerian food can satisfy you and your friends any time of the day. You need sweet plantains, any fresh fish of your choice, salt, pepper, olive oil (or any cooking oil), and tin foil.

Wash your plantain, and then neatly peel them.

Gently slit them to bake fast.

Spray the pan with the oil; you don’t want your plantain to get sticky on your pan.

Place them on the rack and back for 20 to 30 minutes at 400 degrees.

You’ll know you’ve done a great job when your sweet plantain comes out golden brown.

Next is to grill your fish.

What you need is chopped onions, black pepper, basil, thyme, garlic powder, salt, seasoning, paprika, cayenne pepper, ginger, and curry powder.

Blend these ingredients without adding water, and add your preferred oil to the mixture.

Fillet your fish, clean, and dap dry.

Slit your fish, just the way you did your plantain, and generously rob the blended ingredient all over your fish, including inside the fish if you can. Marinate for two hours, and then grill for 12 minutes on each side at 200 degrees.

Serve with any cold drink of your choice. These five camping meals will get you and your loved ones psyched for the next camping trip.

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Camp David

Camp David is the country retreat for the president of the United States. It is located in the wooded hills of Catoctin Mountain Park, in Frederick County, Maryland, near the towns of Thurmont, and Emmitsburg, about 62 miles north-northwest of the national capital city of Washington, D.C.