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Our favourite recipes

Camping magazine Editor, Iain Duff, chooses his favourite recipes for cooking when you're camping.

Cooking while camping presents unique challenges but just because you are camping, it doesn't mean you cannot enjoy superb dishes that are tasty treats. No matter the occasion or your experience in cooking, you'll find a recipe perfect for you here!

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NEW RECIPE

This month's latest recipe

Here is our latest recipe this month for you to try next time you are out and about.

Minestrone soup
NEW RECIPE

Minestrone soup

This Italian-style dish is packed with flavour and makes a quick and easy campsite lunch with crusty bread.

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Quick campsite cooking recipes

Don't have time to spend in the kitchen? Try our tasty time-saving dishes.

Quick Garlic Bread
EDITOR'S FAVOURITE

Quick garlic bread

A simple take on a popular classic. This quick recipe is perfect for any occasion.

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Quesadillas

Quesadillas

Great as a snack or a starter and a quick no-fuss dish to make on the campsite. All of our family love these.

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Corned Beef Hash

Corned beef hash

This classic British dish is quick and simple to cook on a double-burner stove at the campsite.

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Tagliatelle With Mushroom, Leek And Fennel In A Creamy Sauce

Tagliatelle with mushroom, leek and fennel in a creamy sauce

This recipe takes only 15 minutes or so from start to finish, and if you use fresh pasta instead of dried, it takes even less time.

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Griddled Asparagus

Griddled asparagus

A delcious appetiser made using soft creamy cheese for all the family to enjoy.

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Goats’ Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Goats’ cheese stuffed mushrooms

A quick way to prepare a tasty snack or a delicious serving on the side for a main course.

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Smoked Tofu With Noodles And Black Bean Sauce

Smoked tofu with noodles and black bean sauce

Tofu doesn’t take very long at all to cook, so served up on a bed of fresh noodles, it makes for the perfect camping meal.

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Katsu Curry With Quorn
EDITOR'S FAVOURITE

Katsu curry with quorn

Use Quorn pieces instead of the traditional fried chicken, to create a vegetarian or vegan katsu curry.

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Everyday camping cooking recipes

Enjoy our everyday favourite recipes. No matter the occasion, you are sure to love them.

Tomato And Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Tomato and roasted red pepper soup

Perfect for those winter days, this dish is sure to warm you up even on the coldest of days.

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Sausage And Mash With Onion Gravy

Sausage and mash with onion gravy

This classic British dish is the perfect meal to cook any day of the week.

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Mushroom & Scalliwag soup

Mushroom & scalliwag soup

This mushroom and spring onion soup makes the most of the last couple of spring onions and the half-punnet of mushrooms hidden away in the veg drawer.

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Banh Mi

Banh mi

A fusion of French and Asian food culture, this spicy chicken sandwich on a baguette can be rustled up in half an hour.

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Basque Burgers With Raspberry And Beetroot Ketchup

Basque burgers with raspberry and beetroot ketchup

For a taste of the Basque country, serve your home-made burgers with Ossau-Iraty cheese and a spicy ketchup made from locally grown Espelette peppers.

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Grilled Pork With Warm Potato And Pepper Salad With Mustard Dressing

Grilled pork with warm potato and pepper salad with mustard dressing

The classic salad dressing ingredients, honey and mustard, bring out the full flavour of pork in this simple summer salad.

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Butter Beans & Chorizo In Fresh Tomato Sauce
EDITOR'S FAVOURITE

Butter beans & chorizo in fresh tomato sauce

A simple dish that tastes even better served up in the open country with friends and family sitting around a glowing campfire.

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Funny Face Fry-up

Funny face fry-up

A sneaky way to get some veggies into the kids at breakfast time. It would work with bacon instead of the spinach though if you really need a meat fix.

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Italian-style Sausage Pasta
READER'S FAVOURITE

Italian-style sausage pasta

This simple recipe is a firm camping favourite – use fresh tomatoes and good-quality Italian sausages from a local farm shop to give it an authentic taste.

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Peppered Mackerel Pilaf

Peppered mackerel pilaf

This recipe uses smoked peppered mackerel, which comes vacuum packed, giving it a little more longevity in the coolbox.

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Huevos Rancheros

Huevos rancheros

My kids call these crazy eggs. It’s a fry-up but Mexican style. If your little ones are not keen on spice then you can halve the paprika and chilli powder or leave it out altogether.

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Super Speedy Chilli

Super speedy chilli

Love chilli con carne but think it takes too long to make it on a camping trip? Well, give this speedy version a try.

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Jambalaya

Jambalaya

It’s a one-pot wonder - a camper’s best friend. My little boys love this, although there’s often a fight over who’s got the most prawns.

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Creamy Tagliatelle

Creamy tagliatelle

This is a quick and easy pasta dish but still tastes quite luxurious. Perfect for when you fancy some home comforts on the campsite.

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Tasty Thai Beef Stir-fry
READER'S FAVOURITE

Tasty Thai beef stir-fry

This is super easy and a big hit with my children. It could work with pork, chicken or just veg as an alternative.

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Pea & Ham Soup
READER'S FAVOURITE

Pea & ham soup

A traditional home-made soup that is tasty and will keep you warm on the campsite when the temperature drops.

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Pork And Apple Burgers

Pork and apple burgers

I think burgers are perfect for camping and they always taste better if you make them fresh. These tasty treats are a hit with grown-ups and kids alike. They go great with coleslaw and a nice salad.

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Grilled Trout With Easy Summer Salad

Grilled trout with easy summer salad

Seafood is always better when it’s just been landed so for this recipe try to get your main ingredient from a local fishmonger.

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Serious camping cooking recipes

For those wanting a challenging dish to tackle, these recipes will need your culinary expertise to prepare.

Greek lamb steaks with rosemary roasted potatoes
EDITOR'S FAVOURITE

Greek lamb steaks with rosemary roasted potatoes

Fresh salmon is pretty hard to beat, and a simple Cajun-inspired rub makes it fine camping fare..

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Spicy rubbed salmon fillets with potato salad

Spicy rubbed salmon fillets with potato salad

For a taste of the summer, grilled lamb steaks, cooked in a flavoursome Greek marinade, make a delicious but simple campsite dinner.

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Tandoori chicken
READER'S FAVOURITE

Tandoori chicken

Here is a really simple recipe for a tasty chicken dish with an Indian flavour that you can prepare on a barbecue or a gas or electric grill at your tent

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Oriental-style Sea Bass

Oriental-style sea bass

This is a quick meal when camping at the seaside where fresh fish should be readily available. It also works well with mackerel or salmon.

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Butterflied Leg Of Lamb

Butterflied leg of lamb

This recipe works best on a kettle barbecue with a lid, but can also be cooked on a standard griddle barbecue as long as the meat isn’t too thick.

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Beef kebabs

Beef kebabs

Quick to prepare, easy to cook, but packed with flavour, these kebabs are the perfect campsite cuisine.

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Chicken & Chorizo Casserole

Chicken & chorizo casserole

Prepare your tastebuds for a kick with this spicy but delcious chicken and chorizo dish.

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desserts

Desserts and sweets

Treat your tastebuds with these deliciously sweet camping cooking recipes.

Fruit And Marshmallow Kebabs

Fruit and marshmallow kebabs

This is the perfect snack to try at summer using delicious seasonal fruits.

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Ginger Beer

Ginger beer

Nothing quite beats the delicious taste of ginger beer, especially when home-made.

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Fried Bananas

Fried bananas

This is a kind of deconstructed banoffee pie. If you are lucky enough to have a freezer on your campsite then a nice blob of vanilla ice cream would go really well here.

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Fruit Pancakes

Fruit pancakes

A tasty dish to have for breakfast, dessert or just for a snack.

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