10 Simple Camping Crockpot Meals (Slow Cooker Camping Recipes)

If you are wondering if you can use a slow cooker camping, the answer is YES. The slow cooker or crock pot is my favorite option for cooking when I go camping, I can leave food cooking and know that it will cook evenly and it is easy to clean and transport, so I can focus on enjoying nature and relaxing.

However, not all meals that can be made in the slow cooker are good things to cook when camping, so this list has the 10 easiest recipes to make in the slow cooker for camping.

We bring you 10 easy Crockpot recipes for camping for 2024.

Here’s what we’ll cover in this article:

1. Banana Bread

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Banana Bread made in your crock pot is a great option for breakfast or dessert while camping, when I go camping I love to pair it with coffee or chocolate, this combination is perfect for cold and hot climates.

As for the preparation, the slow cooking process of your slow cooker is perfect for making banana bread, which will make your bread perfectly moist and delicious.

What I like most about this recipe is that the ingredients are very easy to find and don’t take up a lot of space to transport.

2. Blueberry French Toast

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A breakfast I love and make when I go camping is Blueberry French Toast, it’s classic, it’s simple, and the blueberries contrast super well with the toast and add a fresh touch to the dish.

Since I learned to make this breakfast in the crockpot it’s a must on my crockpot breakfast list.

You can leave it making it the night before and you won’t have to spend a lot of time in the morning cooking on the campfire.

So if you’re looking for breakfast options or why not desserts made in the crockpot that you can make when you go camping, save this recipe.

3. Beef Vegetable Noodle Soup

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Moving on to a heartier dish, for a crockpot lunch or camping dinner we have Beef Vegetable Noodle Soup this dish combines the carbs, veggies, and protein you need to keep you active and warm and I have to say, it’s delicious.

The main advantage of using the crock pot for this dish is that you don’t need another pot, and depending on the size of the pot you have you can make a super complete soup for you and everyone camping with you.

I recommend Beef Vegetable Noodle Soup for cold climates, it’s full of flavor, it’s nutritionally complete and you can basically throw all the ingredients in the slow cooker and let it do its thing while you do other activities or relax in your tent.

4. Four Cheese Mac And Cheese

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Following in the line of camping lunches made in the crockpot, we bring a classic that could not be left out of our list, so we bring you how to make a Four-Cheese Mac and Cheese in your slow cooker that will leave everyone satisfied and wanting more.

Mac and cheese is a dish that for me goes great for all types of weather so it’s a perfect recipe for camping especially because of how easy it is to make in the slow cooker.

This recipe takes the creamy and flavorful texture of traditional mac and cheese to the next level by adding Cheddar cheese, American cheese, Cream cheese, and Parmesan cheese.

If you love camping and cheese this recipe is definitely for you.

5. Loaded Potatoes

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Another easy camping lunch we can make in the slow cooker is Loaded Potatoes.

Crockpot Loaded Potatoes is an incredibly easy camping recipe that is full of flavor, the crispy outside and tender inside of the potatoes, and the rich flavor and dominance of the bacon make for a delicious and comforting recipe.

Incredible as it may seem this recipe will be ready in 2 hours and you only need 9 ingredients, I know you may think, well, 9 ingredients are a lot, but I assure you they are very easy to get and transport.

6. Pizza

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Did you know that you can make Pizza in the slow cooker? Today I share with you this recipe so you can make Pizza practically and easily when you go camping.

As you have noticed this list is of easy recipes to make in your crockpot for when you go camping and pizza is one of the easiest and most versatile dishes you can make.

The ingredients are basically, the dough base that you can buy in your supermarket and the rest depends on the type of pizza you want to make.

In the crock pot you can make pepperoi pizza, margherita, four cheeses, prosciutto…. You can choose and make the one you like the most for a family lunch or with friends at the campsite.

7. Cauliflower Soup

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I must say that Cauliflower Soup is one of my favorites, I really like to make it in the slow cooker because it leaves a super creamy texture and a very concentrated flavor.

I highly recommend soups for lunches or dinners when camping in cold places because they are very comforting and keep you warm.

This recipe only has 5 main ingredients which are: cauliflower, chicken broth, heavy cream, bacon, green onion sliced bacon, the rest are mostly seasonings so it won’t take up much space in terms of transporting the ingredients.

If you choose this recipe for a camping dinner you can start making it at noon and by 6 pm it will be waiting for you hot and ready to serve.

8. Spanish Rice

If you want a lunch with a homemade flavor for camping, this Spanish Rice made in the crock pot is what you were looking for.

This recipe is perfect if you are cooking for a large group.

This is one of my favorite methods for making rice in the crockpot, especially Spanish Rice has a very concentrated flavor and stays hot in the pot, it is very easy to make and always remains moist, fluffy, and tasty.

I assure you that it will be the lunch that everyone at camp talks about.

9. Crockpot Candy

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And since you can never miss a good dessert, I bring you the alternative to the classic roasted marshmallow, Crockpot Candy is a delicious dessert that you can make in the slow cooker and that will give a sweet touch to the camp.

You just need to put all the ingredients in the crock pot, cook for about two hours, mix, make small balls using a spoon, or simply spread it on a tray or plate and then cut the portions of the size you prefer and put them to cool in a cabin or outdoors if you are in a cold climate.

That’s how easy and quick a delicious dessert for camping and made in your slow cooker.

10. Chocolate Pudding Cake

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Ideal as a dessert or for a picnic in the mountains, the Chocolate Pudding Cake made in the slow cooker will surprise you with how delicious it is and how easy it is to prepare.

You can accompany it with the syrup you like the most, chantilly cream or ice cream.

This dessert made in the crockpot is the perfect reward after a day of activities in the countryside or the mountains. I must admit that it has served as a reward and motivation for those who do extra activities at camp.

For camping, for a picnic, or on a Sunday afternoon, Chocolate Pudding Cake is without a doubt one of my favorite desserts to make in the crock pot.

Camping Crockpot Meals

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Recipe by Ney Course: MainDifficulty: Medium

Cooking at the campsite can be much easier using a Crock Pot or Slow Cooker, all you have to do is choose at least one recipe and follow the instructions, this list has 10 simple recipes that you can make in your slow cooker with ingredients that are easy to get, transport and have at your campsite.

Ingredients

  • Banana Bread

  • Blueberry French Toast

  • Beef Vegetable Noodle Soup

  • Four Cheese Mac And Cheese

  • Loaded Potatoes

  • Pizza

  • Cauliflower Soup

  • Spanish Rice

  • Crockpot Candy

  • Chocolate Pudding Cake

Directions

  • Choose the recipe you like the most
  • Gather all the ingredients for the recipe
  • Use your slow cooker to prepare your chosen recipe and enjoy your cooking experience at the campsite.

Equipment

  • Crock Pot – Slow cooker

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