The Best Winter Camping Recipes | Warm Camping Meals for Cold Weather

October 27, 2022

Chilly nights around the campfire call for hearty, warm-you-up dishes. This list features recipes perfect for making during the colder months. From tasty stews to flavorful desserts you’ll want to bookmark these cold weather camping recipes for use on your next camping trip.

Looking for Cold Weather Camping Recipes? Try 13 Favorite Winter Camping Recipes

1. Cast Iron Chili and Cornbread

This easy recipe lets you make hearty chili and deliciously cheesy cornbread all in one pot. It’s almost as easy as it is tasty!

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Mexican red pozole, hominy and pork stew, served with garnishes such as crispy tortillas, cilantro, lime and radish. Closeup.

2. Hatch Green Chile Stew

If you like spice, then this recipe is for you! Using your Dutch oven, this stew only gets better the more it simmers over the fire. You’ll love this warm meal on chilly nights.

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Closeup of a thick stew with beef, potatoes and vegetables.

3. Irish Stout Beef Stew

Whether you’re camping on St. Paddy’s day or not, this slow cooker recipe is easy to throw together. Full of hearty flavor that’s sure to keep you warm, this recipe will be a staple both on and off the campground.

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Large cast iron pot of spicy chili cooking over a campfire.

4. Campfire Chili Lasagna

A long-time KOA favorite, this recipe will warm you up and never let you down. Traditional chili gets a distinctive Italian twist that’s sure to surprise and delight your camping guests.

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Two bowls of shrimp and grits on a wooden table.

5. Red Eye Shrimp & Grits

For a stick-to-your-ribs meal, it’s hard to beat classic shrimp and grits. This tasty version features black coffee to add a distinctively gourmet twist to this old standby.

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Cheesesteak Pot Pie Video Recipe from KOA

6. Cheesesteak Pot Pie

If you love pot pie as much as we do, then you’ll definitely want to try this cheesily-delicious version. Flaky biscuit topping meats hearty steak and cheese in a meal that’s hard to beat!

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Homemade cheese soup in a crusty bread bowl.

7. Beer Cheese Soup

There are few things better than soup on a chilly day – except maybe cheese soup in a bread bowl! Make our tasty, crowd-pleasing beer cheese soup and you won’t regret it.

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Creamy mac and cheese in a blue enamel cast iron skillet.

8. Campfire Mac and Cheese

What can we say? We love cheese! This recipe shows you how to make super cheesy mac and cheese right over the campfire. Easy and delicious!

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9. Corned Beef & Hash Breakfast Skillet

Is there anything better than a hearty breakfast with all the staples? We don’t think so! Cook convenient skillet meals with these simple recipes.

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10. Gingerbread Pancakes

The warm and festive taste of gingerbread meets a breakfast classic in these yummy pancakes. This recipe is sure to be a favorite whether it’s the holidays or not.

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Breakfast egg scramble bowl with sausage potatoes mushrooms and cheddar cheese.

11. Slow Cooker Cajun Scramble

A breakfast that cooks while you sleep sounds easy to us! Spice up your everyday scramble with Cajun spice. This camping recipe is a must-try!

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Blueberry cobbler dessert in a cast iron skillet.

12. Skillet Blueberry Cobbler

Warm, grilled cobbler is a dessert that will heat you up from the inside out. Impress your camping friends with this easy camping dessert recipe.

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Easy Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread

13. Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread

Perfect for dessert or breakfast (or anytime for that matter), this ooey-gooey recipe is quick, easy and tasty.

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