Indoor Camping Food: Easy Family "Campfire Recipes"

No camping adventure is complete without the traditional round-the-campfire tummy fillers! But what if your campsite is indoors for fall and winter, all outfitted with a makeshift indoor tent and a clever faux campfire? No worries. Those hearty potluck camping dishes can wait for outdoor camping next summer.

For now, delight your junior campers with finger foods, snacks and goodies that are easy to whip up in the kitchen just a few steps away—then serve while playing camping games or snuggling up in the tent before bedtime! Just click on the links for the recipes.

Simple Campfire Staples with a Twist for Serving Indoors

These recipes offer fun variations on well-loved campfire grub and goodies. Plus they’re ideal for kid-size servings in individual bowls, cups, or mini plates. So, less risk of spills and easier clean-up!

Easy Indoor Camping Food from Snacks to Drinks

We did mention tummy-fillers at the start, right? So here are two sure winners in that category. These Hotdogs and Beans (1) from My Food and Family combine two campfire faves right in one recipe. While bowls of Double Cheddar Mac n’ Cheese (2) from Ragu.com will be extra special "out on the camping trail"!

For energy snacks, sneak in healthier choices like these crunchy Oven-baked Pumpkin Fries (3)  from Prairie Oils and some Campfire Cracker Snacks (4) from Inspiration for Moms (featured on Skip to My Lou) made with fresh grapes, pretzel sticks, and cheese slices.

Okay, the little campers deserve some sweet treats, too! So go for a campfire must-have, but with a surprise spin—S’mores Pizza (5) from Hallmark Channel. Or perfect-for-fall Gluten-free Apple Cider Donuts (6) from Bob’s Red Mill that are baked instead of fried, and topped with a cinnamon-sugar mixture.

And just the thing for a chilly fall or winter evening, mugs of Homemade Hot Cocoa from Bellenza (7) would complete this happy family memory. Set up your own hot cocoa bar for something fun!


For more recipe ideas, try these other related posts:

Fall Doughnuts that are Baked
Easy Recipes with Black Beans
Fall Nut Mix Recipes