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34 Simple Crockpot Camping Meals (Quick and Delicious)

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If moving into an RV has taught me anything, it’s how to make things easy on myself. Making crockpot camping meals is my favorite way to cook.  It’s simple to use, there is little food preparation and you get a delicious meal every time. 

It is easy to fall into the old “cheese burgers” rut, so we always look for more interesting recipes to keep things lively when planning our camping meals. We also look for recipes that have few ingredients, minimum prep work, and that taste great. 

What is better than dumping ingredients into a slow cooker, pressing a button and coming back 4 hours later and dinner is done.  I’ll take that any day of the week.

Sounds good right? A quick and easy dinner recipe for your slow cookers, that the family loves, and saves you a ton of time. 

Before we get started pulling out your crockpot, did you know these slow cooker liners existed?  I didn’t for the longest time!  These will save you so much time on clean up.  I always buy 2 so I never run out. 

This is the crockpot I have, it fits in a cupboard by the stove, you can lock it and take it with you.  I have done this on several occasions when the RV campground hosts a holiday party.  

A lot of you are probably using the Instantpot – I failed that class.  I read all the reviews and listened to other RVers who raved about it, we even went so far as to buy one but there were too many instructions and directions and I got so confused.

With the crockpot, you press a temperature HIGH/LOW, decide how long it needs and that’s it.

I like being able to remove the lid and find out if the meal is done or not.  The Instapot seems way more complicated than that.  You have to let it cool down before opening in case you come in contact with white hot steam, blistering and scarring you for life!

Seriously, no thanks, I’ll stick with my slow cooker camping recipes all the same.

35 Insanely Delicious Crockpot Camping Meals

We like to get up early and get out before the crowds and before the heat.  This means we are home sometimes by lunchtime.  These are the days when I will get dinner in the crockpot so I can relax outside with the family. Here are some of my favorite slow cooker meals.

1. Meatloaf Casserole

Crock pot meatloaf

Meatloaf Casserole

Every time I shop at Sams and pick up some turkey mince, I cook a meatloaf.  I make a big batch and freeze some for later. One of those great super easy RV camping recipes that gives you leftovers for days!

2. Lentil Curry

Lentil Curry

Lentil Curry

I love anything to do with curry, so I always have these ingredients in the rig.  I usually prefer meat in my meals, but this recipe is surprisingly good sans meat. A delicious slow cooker recipe for some nice comfort food on a cold day.

3. Ravioli Casserole

Ravioli Casserole

Ravioli Casserole

This looks so good, it’s on my list to try out this week.  I’m always looking for meals that will fill my 10 year old and this is one!

4. Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef

This recipe may not have the usual suspects in your pantry,  but if you like spicy foods you should have most of them.  I only had to pick up some apricot jam. Its super easy and makes a delicious and satisfying meal.

5. Baked Ziti

Crockpot camping meals baked ziti

Baked Ziti

I like to make this the day before travel day so then I have some for leftovers and I know everyone will eat them. A complete meal in one pot and sure to become a family favorite. We like to substitute some sausage for spice and maybe a few chopped bell peppers for color. A wonderful stick to your ribs pasta dish!

6. Shredded Chicken Salsa

Shredded Chicken Salsa

Shredded Chicken Salsa

 I make up a batch of shredded crockpot chicken that we can eat on tacos over rice with veggies. Plus you can make so many delicious meals from the leftovers. 

Slow cooker chicken recipes are some of our favorites, It is so easy to drop in some chicken breasts or thighs with other ingredients and come back later to a completed meal. The best!

7. Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham

Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham

Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham

This dish works perfectly around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Crockpot camping at it’s finest!

8. Balsamic Chicken

Balsamic Chicken

Balsamic Chicken

Anything paired with balsamic chicken and I’m in, this dish is no exception and it’s so easy to make. It is so easy that it is sure to be one of your favorite crockpot recipes.

9. Pineapple Pork Loin

plate of pineapple pork tenderloin

Pineapple Pork Loin

This recipe consists of 5 ingredients, all of which you throw in the crock pot and let them cook together. Come back later to find a delicious meal waiting for you. One of my favorite camping crockpot meals! Leftovers are great for wraps or rice dishes or, of course, pulled pork sandwiches.

10. BBQ Pork Ribs

BBQ Pork Ribs

BBQ Pork Ribs

This is perfect for one of those lazy days when you are hanging around the campsite chillaxing. One of the absolute best slow cooker recipes we have found. Whip up some mashed potatoes and you are ready! Here’s a great tip: After the ribs are fully cooked, I like to give them a quick finish on the grill for that crispy outside.

11. Beef Chili

Beef Chili

Beef Chili

You will see that they mention browning the meat in a saucepan first.  I am lazy and don’t always follow directions so I just throw everything into the crockpot and close the lid, plus I don’t want another pot to clean.

12. Salsa Chicken

Salsa Chicken

Salsa Chicken

This recipe is so stinking easy to make, it’s almost embarrassing!  The prep time takes about 5 minutes, come back in 3 hours and everything is ready! THAT makes me super happy! It is one of our easiest camping crockpot recipes.

13. Spaghetti Bolognese

crock pot spaghetti

Spaghetti Bolognese

I am constantly making up a batch of spaghetti bolognese.  It’s handy to have some in the freezer so if we end up coming home later than we thought, I can pull one out and heat it up easy enough.

14. Tuscan Garlic Chicken

Tuscan Garlic Chicken

Tuscan Garlic Chicken

You and everyone in your family will love this recipe, it’s full of goodness and wonderful flavors. Your family will think they are eating at a fine restaurant!

15. Beef Barley Soup

Beef Barley Soup

Beef Barley Soup

With the fall season in full swing and winter soon approaching, what’s better than a hot bowl of beef barley soup to warm you up? Slow-cooker beef barley soup is an easy-to-make meal perfect for cool days. This delightful soup is loaded with beef chunks and vegetables that give it a unique flavor.

It’s so easy to make, toss all of the necessary ingredients into your slow cooker and let it do its magic. Plus, once it’s finished cooking, you’ll have two quarts of delicious beefy broth to enjoy!

16. Slow-Cooker Cheese Dip

Slow-Cooker Cheese Dip

Slow-Cooker Cheese Dip

A Slow Cooker Cheese Dip with 15 minutes of prep time? Sounds like a winner! This cheese dip is sure to be a hit at any get-together!

If you’re looking for an easy, foolproof appetizer that doesn’t require last-minute prep or stress, this slow-cooker cheese dip is it. A combination of cheese, pork sausage, and green chilies make this a unique twist on the traditional cheese dip. Serve with chips or tortilla scoops for a delicious snack everyone will love.

Or, try it with cucumber sticks or slices of red pepper!

17. Crockpot Chili

crockpot camping meals chili

Crockpot Chili

Crockpot Chili is a delicious, satisfying meal that’s surprisingly easy to make! Start by adding beef, beans, tomatoes, and other seasonings of your choice into the crock pot. Setting the crock pot up in the morning lets the flavors come together all day to create something extraordinary – a warm and hearty bowl of chili.

This crockpot chili recipe is perfect for game day get-togethers or just an evening dinner with friends. It’s guaranteed to be loved by all!

18. Thai Chicken Soup

Thai Chicken Soup

Thai Chicken Soup

Crock Pot Thai Chicken Soup is the perfect fit for busy cooks – it’s a lightened-up version of the classic Thai chicken curry, plus it’s one of the few crockpot camping recipes that takes 8–10 hours!  Easy-to-find ingredients allow you to prepare everything before leaving in the morning and enjoy a flavorful Thai meal without any hassles when you come home. Enjoy this dish with a bed of light, fluffy rice vermicelli noodles or try it over some healthier quinoa or zucchini noodles to keep the recipe paleo-friendly.

19. Crockpot Shrimp and Crab Bisque

Crockpot Shrimp and Crab Bisque

Crockpot Shrimp and Crab Bisque

Slow-cooker shrimp and crab bisque is a tasty and hearty dish that can be enjoyed year-round. This delicious soup is perfect for busy days when time is limited, as it only takes two hours on high heat or four on low heat to cook in your slow cooker. The Slow Cooker Shrimp and Crab Bisque will please the whole family with a well-balanced combination of seafood, cheese, and cream flavors.

Enjoy this fantastic meal within an hour or two, depending on your desired setting.

20. Lightened-Up Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken

Lightened-Up Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken

Lightened-Up Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken

Skinny Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken is a delicious way to switch up your regular meals while cutting calories and skipping takeout. This meal delivers an authentic flavor, coating chicken in a sweet and spicy sauce accompanied by fresh vegetables and cashews. Not only can you feel healthier by eating it, but unsuspecting family members and friends will look at you with new appreciation after tasting how good this dish tastes.

Skinny Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken is a great way to stay on track with healthy eating without compromising taste or time!

21. Skinny Veggie Crockpot Lasagna

crockpot lasagne

Skinny Veggie Crockpot Lasagna

If you’re looking for an easy, veggie-packed meal that will make everyone in your household happy, look no further than veggie crockpot lasagna. With a handful of simple ingredients, this recipe is surprisingly quick and easy to make while still being loaded with vegetables. This make-ahead meal can be cooked and reheated when needed – perfect for busy weeknights!

Serve it alongside your favorite salad or side dish to complete your veggie-filled meal.

22. Slow Cooker Pesto Mozzarella Pasta

Slow Cooker Pesto Mozzarella Pasta

Slow Cooker Pesto Mozzarella Pasta

Slow Cooker Pesto Mozzarella Chicken Pasta is the perfect hassle-free dinner recipe. This dish is ideal if you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious meal that won’t take hours to prepare. Assemble all the ingredients in a few minutes, and let your slow cooker do most of the work so you can get on with other activities while dinner cooks itself.

23. Crockpot Turkey Stuffed Shells with Spinach

Crockpot Turkey Stuffed Shells with Spinach

Crockpot Turkey Stuffed Shells with Spinach

Easy Crock Pot Turkey Stuffed Shells with Spinach is an excellent make-ahead dish for busy families looking for an easy and delicious meal to whip up! With minimal effort and preparation, you can have a warm, comforting meal that will please the entire family. Make your next family dinner for an ultimate hassle-free experience!

24. Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore creates a flavor explosion of savory Italian goodness. Skinless chicken thighs add richness to the sauce as it simmers all day. Best of all, this dish is perfect for busy cooks since all the flavors come together with little effort – assemble the ingredients in your slow cooker and let it go!

Serve with a bowl of hot pasta for an easy and delicious weeknight or weekend meal that your family and guests will just simply love.

25. Crockpot Fire Roasted Shrimp Tacos

plate of shrimp tacos

Crockpot Fire Roasted Shrimp Tacos

Crock Pot Fire Roasted Tomato Shrimp Tacos are quick and nutritious to make! With minimal prep and hassle, you can expect tender and flavorful tacos filled with delicious spice. Pair your tacos with delicious low-carb tortillas to ensure everyone will enjoy the meal.

Even the pickiest eaters will be asking for seconds!

26. Slow Cooker Baked Spaghetti {Million Dollar Spaghetti}

Slow Cooker Baked Spaghetti {Million Dollar Spaghetti}

Slow Cooker Baked Spaghetti {Million Dollar Spaghetti}

Slow Cooker Baked Spaghetti is a crowd-pleaser and a must-try for anyone with an appetite for Italian cuisine. Starting off with a flavorful beef sauce, layers of pasta come next, followed by rich cream cheese and melted mozzarella. This decadent dish is known by many names, including Million Dollar Spaghetti – whatever you choose to call it, Slow Cooker Baked Spaghetti certainly lives up to its delicious reputation.

27. Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie is a delicious and easy-to-prepare meal for busy weeknights. You can easily tackle this classic dish with minimal effort and the help of a crockpot. By carefully following the recipe, you can enjoy well-baked chicken pot pie in just a few simple steps with 30 minutes of prep time. If you’re looking for something extra hearty, switch up the usual white meat and opt instead for some juicy chicken thighs in your pot pie.

Go boneless to ensure even cooking!

28. Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken

Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken

Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken is the perfect dinner for busy families. This flavorful dish can be put together in less than 10 minutes and requires minimal preparation! You can serve Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken over rice or noodles to make a balanced meal that tastes better than takeout – all without the hassle of waiting in long lines at the restaurant!

29. Crockpot Coconut Lentil Curry

Crockpot Coconut Lentil Curry

Crockpot Coconut Lentil Curry

If you’re looking for a comforting, flavorful vegetarian meal that’s easy to whip up, then Crockpot Coconut Lentil Curry is an ideal choice! This delicious dish combines lentils cooked in the crockpot with fragrant spices such as turmeric, cumin, and rich coconut milk for a luscious finish. Not only is it packed full of flavor, but it also happens to be vegan-friendly!

30. Crockpot Paleo Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili

Crockpot Paleo Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili

Crockpot Paleo Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili is the perfect meal for any occasion! Whether you’re looking for a family-pleasing weeknight dinner or a tasty option to take to a potluck, this chili is sure to be a hit. Plus, it’s paleo and whole30 friendly – meaning you won’t have to sacrifice taste for nutrition!

31. Slow Cooker Chili Mac

slow cooker chili mac

Slow Cooker Chili Mac

Slow Cooker Chili Mac is an easy, tasty way to feed a crowd with minimal effort! With just a few pantry staple ingredients like beans, diced tomatoes, macaroni, and spices, you can throw this filling comfort food dish together in minutes. Slow-cooked over low heat, the flavors combine to create a savory and satisfying meal.

32. Slow Cooker Beef Ragu with Pappardelle

Slow Cooker Beef Ragu with Pappardelle

Slow Cooker Beef Ragu with Pappardelle

Slow Cooker Beef Ragu With Pappardelle is a comfort food dish with simple ingredients that come together for a delicious, hearty meal. The slow cooking method ensures maximum flavor as steak is braised for hours in the crockpot, along with yummy vegetables. Softer cuts of beef will give you the most succulent pieces of tenderness.

This Slow Cooker Beef Ragu with Pappardelle is perfect for busy weeknight dinners or to share with family on the weekend.

33. Crockpot Hot Chocolate

crock pot hot chocolate

Crockpot Hot Chocolate

Crock-Pot Hot Chocolate is a tasty and convenient way to get your winter chocolate fix! This recipe leaves out the stovetop entirely and simplifies making a nice big batch of warm, velvety hot chocolate. Plus, it keeps your hot chocolate warm for hours after, so you don’t have to worry about cold cocoa after making it.

Whether you’re having a party or snuggling up on a chilly day, Crock-Pot Hot Chocolate is the perfect solution to all your winter cocoa needs!

34. Creamy Ham and Potato Chowder

Creamy Ham and Potato Chowder

Creamy Ham and Potato Chowder

Tired of the same meals at dinnertime for your busy family? This Slow Cooker Creamy Ham and Potato Chowder is the perfect solution. Not only will it keep your family full and satisfied, but it comes from the new cookbook Better Homes and Gardens Skinny Slow Cooker.

Perfect for nights when you don’t have a lot of time yet still want an enjoyable meal, this Slow Cooker Creamy Ham and Potato Chowder is sure to be a hit! With easy instructions, all you have to do is add in the ingredients while you get ready for the day – sit back and relax as everything cooks itself in no time! Enjoy a warm cozy meal that doesn’t sacrifice healthiness or taste.

So that’s it folks, these easy camping crockpot meals should help to cut down the amount if time you spend in your RV kitchen, and get you outside chilling and hanging with your family. Try one or two on your next camping trip- you will definitely be a happy camper!

If you need more RV recipe ideas, check these out for more helpful tips: 

Here Are My Top 5 Reasons For Cooking With a Crockpot.

  1. There is only one pot to clean and using slow cooker liners, the clean up is ridiculously easy. Meal planning is a breeze. 
  2. I can do other stuff while it is cooking, like riding my bike around the campground with the kids.
  3. The food turns out really well. 
  4. It fills the RV with really good smells.
  5. It is SO easy to use – put food in, press a button, close the lid and walk away.

Do you have a favorite recipe to share with us?

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Grainne Foley

Grainne Foley grew up in Ireland and spent summers caravanning around Europe with her family. Now, as a wife and mother of 2, she spent 5 years traveling the USA as a full time RVing family. She is passionate about travel, and helping others who are considering the RV lifestyle. She has created dozens of helpful RVing checklists which are available throughout the website, and has curated hundreds of simple, flavorful meals for families on the go.

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  1. Just had to say I love the family name! I’m a Foley and on the hunt for recipes for our 3 week camping trip to Utah and your page was perfect!

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