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Campsite cooking: Mouthwatering recipes for your camping trips

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  Campsite cooking: the complete guide

With the right stove and set-up, a few essential pieces of kit and a basic selection of condiments, herbs and spices, you really can create some delicious meals on the campsite

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Create delicious campsite meals

When it comes to feeding the family on a camping holiday, it’s tempting to take the easy road and stick to traditional camping fare like fry-ups and tinned meat.

And you don't have to be Jamie Oliver or Nigella Lawson to treat your family to something more interesting.

Our recipes are easy to follow and don't need a huge amount of skill - but they will bring a new dimension to your outdoor cooking.


Minestrone soup

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Campsite soup recipes

Home-made soup is a surprisingly easy dish to create on the campsite. Soup can make a great lunch with a hunk of crusty bread or a filling evening meal accompanied with a sandwich.

In colder months, a bowl of soup is a fantastic way to warm you up at the tent. You can fill a flask and take it with you on a walk in the hills.

Soup recipes  


greek lamb steaks

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Recipes for meat dishes

Whether you're looking for a simple-to-cook dish on a single-burner stove or want to try something more adventurous on a double-burner or barbecue grill, you'll find it here.

We’ve got a selection of easy-to-cook, meat-based recipes you could put together for lunch, dinner or even a hearty breakfast.

Meat-based dishes   


Salmon

Photo by Iain Duff

Tasty fish and seafood recipes

One of the joys of campsite cooking is being able to buy local ingredients to cook at your tent and when you're camping by the coast that means picking up fresh fish and seafood.

Also at the seaside, look out for fresh mackerel and sardines, which are just divine cooked simply on the barbecue.

Fish and seafood recipes   


katsu curry

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Vegetarian and vegan meals

Our meat-free recipes are brilliant for vegetarian and vegan campers - but are a tasty alternative for anyone.

You can rustle up one of our flavour-packed veggie meals in no time. We've got curry, pasta, noodles and more.

Veggie meals   


funny face fry-up

Photo by Iain Duff

10 easy recipes for family camping

Cooking outdoors can be a lot of fun and it's a well-known fact that everything tastes better outside. So why not give these simple, family-friendly camp cooking meals a try?

The recipes are all for a family of four, so just adjust the ingredients for a bigger or smaller brood.

Family recipes  


Pea and ham soup

Photo by Iain Duff

Eat like the Famous Five

As well as their appetite for adventure, the Famous Five had an appetite for a picnic and a jolly good feed.

On their adventures, they managed to chomp their way through an array of pies, cakes, salads and 'lashings' of ginger beer.

Here we've hand-picked five feasts that you, too, could rustle up on a Dorset campsite.

Famous Five feasts   


BBQ recipes for summer

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Summer barbecue recipes

With a little creativity, the barbecue menu can extend to more interesting fare than traditional bangers and burgers.

We've put together some of our favourite barbecue recipes, including delicious snacks, tasty dinners and sweet desserts.

You don't need a lot of cooking skills to create these dishes... they are simple to cook and easy to prepare but will taste amazing.

Barbecue recipes   

 

Watch our 'Camping With Gas' video guide

A video guide to using gas safely

Camping magazine Editor, Iain Duff, presents a complete guide to using camping gas safely on the campsite. From choosing the right cooker and the right type of gas to fitting a regulator on a gas cylinder.

Finished reading?

Looking for more advice on campsite cooking?

Have a look at our article on setting up your dream camping kitchen.

How to set up your dream kitchen  


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