As fall is upon us, many campers are still getting in their last legs of outdoor refuge. Before we are all confined back in our homes, away from the snow, waiting for the RVing season to start again.
Colder nights start to creep in. Cozy sweaters are broken out of storage. Chairs slowly inch closer to the campfire. And there is that oh so familiar autumn musk in the air leaving you craving hearty meals to warm your soul.
Most may not want to waste what time they have left in the camping season making arduous spreads for the family. And why would you? Vacation is almost over. Soon the sun will be setting before your even home from work. Every minute spent cooking is a minute not relaxing.
But not all meals have to be a time exhausting task. There are lots of comfort foods that you can make with little effort, so that you’re back to enjoying what you love the most. Camping.
So with some searching around, asking staff, and meeting fellow RVers, we compiled our favourite fall season comfort foods to cook while camping. Making sure that they are low on prep, easy to cook, and they fill you up.
Some of these recipes do require a crock pot. So if you don’t already have one for the road, you might want to think about making a purchase. Instant Pots are very popular for their multi-functionality, but a simple one purpose slow cooker can get the job done. Not only can you leave them to do the cooking all day, if you’re fortunate enough to own a motorhome, you can even make a meal while driving! Just make sure you secure the lid before setting off on the road. Some crock pots even have clamps built on to ensure this doesn’t happen.
So here is our list of RV camping-friendly foods. Bon Appetite!
This absolutely succulent chicken recipe is a slow cooker favourite. With an ingredient list you can count on one hand, you will be throwing this together in no time. Just put on the lid and leave it for the whole day.
For the Barbeque sauce, we recommend choosing something to compliment the sweet apple and bright citrusy lemon juice. Anything with honey or hints of smoke will be perfect!
Also, leftovers make the perfect sandwich ingredient. But we’re not too sure it will make it until tomorrow.
Another recipe to add to the slow cooker arsenal. This pork shoulder will be falling apart even before you open the lid. With a lot of optional or substitutable ingredients, you will be tweaking this recipe for years to come. Changes could include apple cider vinegar for coffee. Switching the type of BBQ sauce. Swap shallots for onions. Make it yours!
This meal gives you options. Everyone loves their own style of nachos. Fully-loaded. Ultra-spicy. It’s up to you! But not only can you shake up the recipe, this blog gives you tips on how to cook this meal on pretty much every spot of your campsite. Fire? Pfft, easy. Oven? Got it. Embers? Perfect!
Plus if you’re going to be around the campfire already, may as well throw on this pub favourite. We won’t tell anyone if you add extra cheese.
Looking for a breakfast to hit home? This deliciously filling French toast casserole will be hitting the spot and giving you the warm and fuzzy feelings.
A non-traditional take to French toast, this recipe comes together as a pile of caramelization and sweet buttery goodness. Comfort food at its finest. Serve with just a dollop of Nutella, OR since we’re Canadian, pile that maple syrup on heavy! We promise that this meal will be made again and again.
Can’t forget the quintessential breakfast. Martha Stewart knocks it out of the park with this incredibly simple and homey recipe. With tips to help you keep this cooking in one pan, you will have the easiest time cleaning up. Just another solution to get you back to the camping relaxation you need.
Stew. The cornerstone of comforting meals. How it warms your heart and stomach every time it is made. We can’t think of a better pairing with fall camping.
Made in a slow cooker, you can leave this on all day and let the flavours meld together to create a filling and hearty meal to last for days. If you’re camping without power, you can even prepare this recipe before you leave, freeze it, and use it to keep your cooler cold.
Here is an interesting take on a classic meal to try out. From Tasty Kitchen, this takes delicious pastas on the road. An easy RV recipe for sure, it just requires a bit of noodle prep before heading out to nature.
Pre-cook some noodles at home and store them in a Ziploc bag. Once you’re set up at your campsite, just whip your favourite pasta ingredients together into some tinfoil, add the pre-cooked pasta, and throw on the grill to enjoy. Personal pizzas are a thing, why not personal pastas?
Well hopefully these easy RV recipes will get you all settled in for some Fall camping. Let us know if there were any favourites that we missed. We are always up for trying new things, and changing up the menu from time to time.