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50 Of The Best Easy Camping Meals (For A Large Group)

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We love camping because it gives us time to relax with family and friends. Of course one of the best parts of camping is the food, but feeding large groups of people can be difficult!  As much fun as camp cooking is, we simply don’t want to spend ALL of our time doing it. So easy camping meals for large groups are really necessary. 

The best camping meals for large groups are meals that serve a lot, but are also simple to make, or are an event in themselves so that everyone can be involved. With a little prep work beforehand, you can make things pretty easy on yourselves and have a great time at meal time. Many of these camping recipes can be prepared prior to travel so that prep at the campsite is simple. 

Meal Planning for Group Camping

As with any meals, it is all in the planning. Setting up your meals ahead of time allows you to also plan for the ingredients you will need so that you can shop efficiently. Just sign up below and get our FREE Camping Menu Planner and Shopping List to help you along. Then look through the easy camping meal ideas below to find the ones that your camping crew will love! 

Breakfast Camping Meals For Groups

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,  especially if the day involves hiking, fishing, geocaching, or any of a number of strenuous activities. So get your crowd going the right way with these easy to make breakfast recipes for large groups. Way more fun than scrambled eggs!

  • Cinnamon Roll Ups from Almost Super Mom
  • No better way to start the day for some hungry campers!
  • Campfire French Toast from This Lil Piglet
  • Yummy French toast for the masses! Serve with some fresh fruit.
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Camping Lunches for Crowds

After a morning of wilderness fun, there is nothing like coming back to the campsite for a hearty lunch. An easy camping meal will help you get everyone fed, with a minimum of effort. Many can be pre-made as a grab-n-go (like fresh veggies), or laid out for a “do it yourself” (like sandwiches.) Makes life easier. 

  • Cobb Salad Subs from Taste of Home
  • A sandwich take on cobb salad! Use whole French bread loaves for large crowds! 
  • Curly Dogs from Rhodes Bake N Serve
  • A super fun new “twist” for good old hot dogs!
  • Salads to Go from The Chic Site
  • Great little grab-n-go lunch idea. Supplement with hard boiled eggs, or deli meat to increase protein! An easy way to feed large families.
  • Foil Packet Nachos from The Cookie Rookie
  • Foil packet meals are so easy and fun for everyone!
  • Walking Tacos from Skip to my Lou
  • Walking tacos are a family favorite!

The best camping meals for large groups are meals that serve a lot, but are simple to make, or are an even in themselves so that everyone can be involved.

Easy Dinner Recipes for Large Groups

After a long day of wilderness fun, your group will be ravenous. The best dinner recipes will not only please your campers, but will also be easy to prepare. 

As you look through our list, think about what items on the camp menu can be prepared beforehand, so that you will have more time in activities or chilling. Here are some of the best campsite recipes to feed a hungry crowd. 

Try doing your own meal in the slow cooker or instant pot, or pre prepping as much as possible to save you time at camp. 

  • One Pot Protein Pasta from Fresh Off The Grid
  • An easy dish for the cast iron skillet! A quick meal and a real crowd pleaser.
  • Camping Quesadillas from Cupcake Diaries
  • Another great recipe to substitute whatever is in the fridge. Instead of flour tortillas try spinach, or sun dried tomato.  Try different types of meat, chopped up sausage links, black olives, corn, various types of cheese. Fun “make your own” option for your large family or group.
  • Grilled Nachos from Simply Recipes
  • Super pleasing meal for the whole family when camping. Try substituting green onions for red onions, ground beef for chicken, add sour cream, etc. Loads of variations possible! These cook right on the fire or grill, so use heavy duty foil.
group of kids with camping food at fire

Easy Desserts for Large Groups

After a delicious meal you can’t skip a yummy dessert. The best group desserts tend to be either make it yourself over the fire, or large dutch oven recipes. Check out these favorites, gathered from all over the web. Your crowd will love you for it. 

Other Recipes You Might Enjoy On Your Next Camping Trip

Easy Camping Meals For Large Groups

Camping with a group can be so much fun. Sharing the great outdoors with family and friends around the outdoor grill or camping stove will create great memories!  

Always check with your guests before your trip to see if there are any food allergies that you need to consider. 

Try a few on your next large scale camping holiday. 

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