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10 camping recipes perfect for fall RV trips

One of the perks of RVing is having a kitchen wherever you go. Even if you have dining options nearby, you may wish to cook most of your meals to save money and make memories. 

There’s no time like the fall to do some cozy RV cooking, so we’ve rounded up ten of our favorite camping recipes. Whether you like cooking inside your RV or out on the campfire, we have meals and snacks that will get you in the mood for falling leaves, cool weather, and beautiful days. 

1. Barbecue Chicken Kabobs with Pineapple and Bacon

Perfect for any RVers who love to grill, this is a simple and delicious recipe. The largest part of the prep here is marinating your chicken in barbecue sauce for a few hours and letting your wooden skewers soak in water for an hour, which you can avoid by using metal skewers. Either way, this recipe mainly consists of preparing some bacon, applying barbecue sauce to the chicken, and grilling the whole skewer. What’s in store for you is a delightful fall treat perfect for the meat lovers out there.

2. Campfire Baked Apples

It’s hard to get a better fall treat while out RVing than by baking some apples right by your campfire. This recipe will take a bit of prep work, but we promise it’ll all be worth it once you bite into this amazing sweet snack. One of the best parts of this recipe is that after you’ve cored the apples, it’s really up to you what you put inside them before baking. A mixture of fruits, spices, and nuts is recommended, but you can get creative with your apple stuffing.


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3. Easy Chicken Marinara

For those RVers that love to make use of their Crockpot, this chicken marinara recipe is divine. This is mainly a prep-it-and-forget-it type of meal, since you cook the chicken in the Crockpot for three on high or six hours on low, throw in some other classic Italian ingredients like marinara sauce, cheese, and spices, and cook it all for another half hour, and you’re done! The finished product is sure to satisfy your Italian food cravings while out on the road this fall.

4. Sheet Pan Nachos

One of the easiest methods of RV cooking that’s sure to produce a delicious meal is tossing some ingredients onto a sheet pan and letting the oven do the rest. The largest part of this recipe just involves arranging some nachos onto the sheet pan with your favorite toppings and cooking it in the oven. You can spice it up by lightly cooking ground beef or any other preferred meat in a skillet and adding it on top of the nachos as well. 


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5. Sausage and Rice Stuffed Pumpkin

If you’re really looking to dive into the fall festivities with your cooking, it’s hard to get much more relevant to the time of the year than with a stuffed pumpkin meal. It’s not too hard to make, either, as you just have to cook the filling together in a skillet, stuff the pumpkin, and further cook the pumpkin until everything is perfect. 

As an added bonus, you can cook this in your RV’s oven or the campfire! If you go for the latter option, simply wrap your pumpkins in foil and place the foil in the hot coal and cook for 30 to 40 minutes, checking every 15 minutes. 

6. Grilled Parmesan Asparagus

Vegetarian RVers out there will love this grilled parmesan asparagus recipe. It’s a super easy, quick, and delicious meal that you can cook up on an outdoor grill. All you have to do here is place the seasonings and parmesan cheese over the asparagus and grill it for seven to ten minutes. The result is a wonderfully tender and savory delight!

7. Cast Iron Skillet Patty Melts

This recipe takes a bit more work than some of the other entries on this list, but it’ll taste absolutely incredible when it all comes together. For anyone with a cast iron skillet and some free time on their hands, assembling this sandwich will be one of the best ideas you’ve ever had. These patty melts certainly aren’t healthy by any means, but they’ll make your fall RV trip delectable.


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8. Instant Pot Chicken Curry

If you’re a fan of using an Instant Pot in your RV to make some great home-cooked meals, you’ll love this chicken curry recipe. Your main priority here will be sauteing each ingredient (mostly different spices, as well as onion and the chicken itself, of course), and then pressure cooking. Throw in some potatoes and you’ve got a delicious curry on your hands. An excellent perk to this recipe is that you can make it as spicy as you want, so it’ll satisfy anyone from spice fanatics to the spice intolerant.

9. Campfire Breakfast Burger

Your fall RV trip will be propelled to the next level if you make these breakfast burgers over the campfire. This recipe involves whipping up a nice breakfast biscuit mix and throwing it into a cast iron pan, which you’ll place over the campfire through the use of a grill sheet. Adding on some sausage and eggs make this a top quality breakfast dish you can make anywhere that you have access to a campfire.

10. Campfire S’mores

C’mon, you know we couldn’t complete this list without including s’mores! The ultimate fall camping recipe probably doesn’t even need to be explained, but it’s worth talking about because of just how ubiquitous it is. You just need marshmallows, chocolate squares, and graham crackers along with a campfire to create this delicious treat. It’s great to get creative with it too and spice things up with some cinnamon, honey, or any other sweet ingredient you can think of.

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