We talk a lot about RV and camp cooking on this site because we love to eat. Today I want to share 10 amazing camping cast iron skillet recipes that you can have fun making on your next camping trip.
If you are new to cooking with a cast iron skillet, let’s go over a few things. If you are unsure why you should think about purchasing a cast iron skillet, here is why we love ours.
My number one reason for cooking with a cast iron skillet is because it cooks the food evenly throughout. As full-time RVers, we know what an issue this can be. RV stove top cooking is not the best for cooking food evenly.
I end up pushing food around the pan trying to get everything fully cooked so I can feed it to my now starving kids! It is also really nice to be able to go right from the stove top into the oven.
Many people avoid cast iron because they fear the clean-up. I can tell you that with proper care, cleaning is super easy, and the benefits are well worth it.
Here are some of our favorite cast iron skillet recipes, the only problem you will have is deciding which one to cook first!
Best Breakfast Skillet Recipes
There is nothing like a delicious breakfast to start a day of hiking, fishing, or other camping fun. The nice thing is- all the ingredients go into one pan! Try these yummy breakfasts on your next trip!
“As a mom, I have a great appreciation for one-pan meals, especially ones that are full of healthy proteins and lots of veggies” – Allergy Free Alaska
“Whenever I serve this fruity pancake, people think I’ve slaved for hours. They’re surprised that such an attractive, scrumptious dish could be so easy” – Carol
“Thankfully this recipe is the best of both worlds — it rolls everyone’s beloved breakfast flavors into one easy-to-assemble, easy-to-serve dish” – The Kitchn
“It’s hearty and delicious but not overly fussy: Just tasty food that is easy to make and fun to eat.” Culinary Hill
“Luckily this super easy Southwest Steak And Eggs Skillet is perfect for mornings when you have all the desire to eat, but with very little adulting required.” Thyme for Cocktails
“Bake and ice as soon as it comes out of the oven; you want that icing to get into all the little nooks and crannies. Cool slightly and cut like you would a cake or pie. I’d like to say we had leftovers…” Well Floured
“This is my favorite “breakfast for dinner” meal — and it’s pretty darn good for breakfast too! It can be made in less than 30 minutes, and it’s perfect for company or lazy weekend brunches.” – Feasting at Home
Best Cast Iron Camping Recipes
Here are some cast iron recipes for dinner that will please any crowd! These savory dishes can be served to your family as an easy meal that will not be forgotten! Campfire cooking will never be the same.
“Featuring lightly cooked vegetables, goat cheese and a squeeze of tart sunshiny lemon, this dish has a wonderfully bright flavor that perfectly complements the season” – Fresh Off The Grid
“Quick, easy, and involving a single skillet and everyday ingredients, they’re perfect for those who haven’t yet learned their way around a thigh. Serve with your favorite veggies, and you’ve got four meals’ worth of crispy, finger-lickin’ deliciousness” BritCo
“This basil-laced potato and vegetable frittata makes a satisfying lunch” – Saveur
The great thing about this Honey Lime Chicken is that I had all of the ingredients on hand. And it only takes a few ingredients to make the flavor of this chicken amazing! – The Recipe Critic
“My mom had a couple of cast iron cornbread stick pans and would make individual servings that were so perfectly crisp and wonderful.” – The Pioneer Woman
“It takes very little prep and only 15 minutes to cook! It’s healthy, bright, and packed with fresh Mediterranean flavors” – The Mediterranean Dish
“It’s a simple and fun one pan dinner that everyone will ask for again and again. This cheese ravioli recipe is sure to please the entire family!” – The Cookie Rookie
“These shrimp fajitas are tender Mexican seasoned shrimp cooked in a skillet with plenty of peppers and onions. An easy dinner that’s just as good as what you’d get at a restaurant!” – Dinner at the zoo
“Skillet Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole is a quick, easy, family-pleasing weeknight dinner recipe that’s made in just one pan!” – Five Heart Home
“Only 7 ingredients in this quick and easy unstuffed bell pepper skillet dinner! It will feed an entire family in about 30 minutes – no problem! It’s plate-lickin’ good and will satisfy your comfort food hunger big time!” Kim’s Cravings
“Just 20 minutes and one skillet is all you’ll need to get this delish Skillet Tuscan Tortellini on the table. Everything, including the tortellini, gets cooked up in one big pan.” – Chew Out Loud
“But let’s talk about my recipe for a bit because the best compliment a cook gets is when the food is gone quickly and that’s what happened when we made this. It was gone within minutes” – Jo Cooks
“Chicken and vegetables cooked between buttery pie pastry couldn’t be anything other than a downhome skillet meal that screams comfort.” – Melissa Southern Style Kitchen
“These easy campfire nachos are just the camping treat you were looking for! Broaden your horizons with a hearty Mexican-inspired dinner with this cheesy cast-iron skillet favorite cooked in the great outdoors.” – Spaceships and Laser Beams
“One of my favorite things in the whole world is the woodsy, smoky scent of a campfire” -Champagne Tastes
Campfire pizza with melty cheese is a yummy kid pleaser- try any other pizza toppings for variety.
“If you happen to be an Italian American, there is an undeniable dose of nostalgia served alongside a stuffed peppers recipe. If you’re not, it’s just some tasty stuff inside a pepper.” -Alex Delaney- BonAppetite.com
Bell peppers in cast iron skillets? Oh man, what a campfire meal! You can do these in the Dutch oven as well.
The Best Cast Iron Skillet Camping Recipes Ever!
So there you have our favorite cast iron skillet recipes, we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Here are some other RV meal ideas you might be interested in:
- Tired of cooking? Check out these no-cook camping meals
- Our favorite crockpot meals
- Sheet Pan recipes the whole family will love
- The Fab Five
- Delicious S’more recipes for the campfire
Please share your favorite recipe with us in the comments below.
Cast Iron Camping Skillet Recipes
We hope you enjoy these cast iron skillet camping recipes. They are some of the most delicious meals that you can find for cast iron pans. Try them out at the campsite next time you are enjoying the great outdoors.
Over the open fire, or warm coals, an easy one pot meal will never do you wrong!