5 Camping Meals For Large Families That Taste Even Better In The Woods

It's time for a vacay! Pack up your tent and our list of camping meals for large families, then enjoy hiking and relaxing with the fam. Ahhh!

Finding delicious camping meals for large families isn’t always simple. Absolutely, you should grill hotdogs and marshmallows, but with a large family or group, you might want to have a couple of other options available. I used to go camping quite a bit with some of my friends and their families, and here are some of our favorite group meals. Yum!

5 Camping Meals For Large Families

Pizza Pockets


With a large family comes lots of different opinions. One way to make almost everyone happy is to do a build-your-own style meal, which is where these foil wrapped Pizza Pockets are perfect. Grab your favorite pizza toppings, tomato sauce, cheese, and thin pizza crusts (I like to use pita bread!). Make your pizza, and then either use the pie makers as described in the link OR simply wrap in foil. I like to fold a pita bread in half with the ingredients inside, wrapped in foil  Place your pizza on the hot coals to heat, and then unwrap and enjoy gooey pizza. Yum!

Dutch Oven Potatoes


Via busycreatingmemories.com

My family cooked a lot of meat on sticks when camping, but a hearty side was always the problem. Skip the chips and dip this time and make these delicious Dutch Oven Potatoes. Theses loaded potatoes are warm and gooey, perfect for a chilly night camping. You can also skip the bacon and just make the recipe vegetarian. Make a big batch of these potatoes and watch them disappear!

Chicken Fajita Foil Packets


Via growingupgabel.com

I absolutely love Mexican food, so my ears perked up when I saw this yummy Chicken Fajita Foil Packet meal for camping. This is another great build your own option. Let each person fill their own foil packet, and then choose toppings such as cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes. These fajitas look delicious!

Quick Instant Oatmeal


Let’s not forget breakfast! I like to send my family off hiking and exploring with a healthy breakfast in their tummies. Skip the instant oatmeal packs and throw together a container of this super easy homemade Instant oatmeal. Then while you’re camping all you have to do is boil some water and tah-dah! Breakfast is served! Plus you will have no fighting over the last apple cinnamon pack. Cheap and yummy!

BBQ Chili


Via ihearteating.com

Chili is a super easy meal to make around the campfire and tastes delicious! Check out this BBQ Chili that uses BBQ sauce as the base which makes it even more super easy to make! Chili is one of my favorite camping meals for large families or large groups, as the pot always seems to stretch endlessly and it cooks up quickly so you can spend your time exploring. Delicious!

Do you have any camping meals for large families or large groups? Tell me about your camping adventures in the comments!

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2 thoughts on “5 Camping Meals For Large Families That Taste Even Better In The Woods”

  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    I’m going to pass these recipes on to my son and daughter, who both go camping often with their families. I think they are fantastic and no doubt they will too. 🙂

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