Great Camping Recipes for The Festive Season

Are you looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the festive season and going off into the wilderness? If so, check out some of our delicious recipes below.

Camping at Christmas can be a truly refreshing change, and if you’re creative with your camping cooking you can still enjoy a good Christmas meal too.

Please read below as we share with you some of our favourite recipes that are perfect for camping during the festive season.

Christmas Camping Recipes For Treats on The Go

You don’t need a lot of expensive gear to make some fun festive food.

It’s amazing what you can accomplish with a camping stove, some pots and pans, and the ever-versatile roll of aluminium foil.

Festive Pigs in Blankets

– Puff pastry (1 sheet per four sausages)
– Turkey sausages (1 per serving)
– Bacon rashers (1 per serving)
– Cranberry sauce

Cut up the puff-pastry sheets into quarters and spread a light layer of cranberry sauce over the ‘inside’.

Lay a bacon rasher on the inside, then put your turkey sausage onto the pastry sheet. Roll the pastry to wrap the sausage in it.

Place the rolled sausage onto a wire rack or a frying pan over the cooking stove, and cook for 15 minutes, or until the pastry has turned golden brown.

French Dip Sandwiches

When you’re camping, you usually don’t do sit-down meals, but you’ll want something hearty, filling and comforting for your festive dinner.

A foil pack french dip sandwich is easy to cook, but ticks all the boxes, with roast meat and warming, satisfying cheese.

Add some of your favourite condiments for the season and it will be perfection!

– 1 small baguette per person
– 1/2 cup unsalted butter
– Gravy mix
– Onion powder
– Minced garlic
– Worcestershire source
– Meat of your choice (deli roast beef or sliced turkey works well)
– Pre-sliced cheese (enough to fill the baguettes you are using – gouda, edam, or provolone works well)
– Aluminium foil

Mix the butter, gravy mix, Worcestershire sauce, a pinch of onion powder and a pinch of minced garlic into a bowl. Stir thoroughly.

Partially slice each baguette, cutting 3/4 of the way through the bread. Make sure that you make an odd number of cuts.

This will produce an even number of slices so that the pull-apart roll produces complete sandwiches each time.

Use half of the butter mixture to ‘butter’ each section of bread.

Stuff a portion of cheese and a piece of meat into each sandwich section. Make sure that each section is generously stuffed.

Wrap the baguette in foil, and then let it roast or grill. If you were preparing this at home, it would take about 10 minutes but may take slightly longer over a campfire.

Turn the baguette frequently to ensure it cooks evenly.

Use the camping stove to prepare au jus gravy sauce using the remaining butter mix, water, and au jus mixture. Whisk thoroughly and warm over the stove.

Remove the foil packs from the grill, open them (carefully, they will produce a lot of steam!) and pull apart the sandwiches. Dip in the sauce, and enjoy!

Cook Out Fondue

Marshmallows are an essential part of any camping trip. Add chocolate and you’ve got a great festive treat.

– Chocolate
– Marshmallows
– Fruit
– Milk

Melt two large blocks of chocolate in a saucepan over your campfire. Remember that chocolate doesn’t need a lot of heat to melt it, so keep a close eye on it and stir vigorously.

Mix in a small amount of milk as you stir, gradually adding more until you get the consistency you want.

Put your marshmallows on forks or skewers and dip them into the chocolate. For an extra treat, dip in-season fruits too.

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