Delicious Recipes and Cooking Hacks for Caravanners

Introduction to cooking on Campfires to Caravan Kitchen Cuisine:

As the allure of the open road beckons, more and more people are embracing the freedom and adventure of caravanning in the United Kingdom. Exploring picturesque landscapes, quaint villages, and historic sites, all while enjoying the comforts of home on wheels, has become a favourite pastime for many. However, one of the challenges of caravanning is maintaining a varied and satisfying diet while on the move. Fear not. We have compiled a collection of delicious recipes and cooking hacks tailored specifically for caravanners, ensuring that your culinary adventures are as memorable as your travels.

Caravan Touring Campfire Classics:

There’s something undeniably magical about cooking over an open flame, and no caravan trip is complete without indulging in some campfire classics. From hearty breakfasts to savoury dinners, these recipes will satisfy your appetite and evoke a sense of nostalgia.

1. English Breakfast Hash:

Traditional English Breakfast served in cooking pan
Traditional English Breakfast served in a cooking pan

Start your day off right with this hearty and satisfying breakfast dish. Chop up some potatoes, onions, and vegetables on hand, toss them in a skillet with some cooked sausages or bacon, and let them sizzle over the campfire until crispy and golden brown. Top with a fried egg for an extra protein boost, and enjoy with a steaming cup of tea or freshly brewed coffee.

2. BBQ Chicken Foil Packets:

Chicken legs with spice in foil.
Chicken legs with spice in foil

Try these BBQ chicken foil packets for a fuss-free dinner bursting with flavour. Season some chicken breasts with your favourite BBQ rub, then wrap them up with a medley of sliced vegetables, such as bell peppers, onions, and zucchini, in a double layer of aluminium foil. Place the packets on the grill or over the campfire, and let them cook for about 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Serve with a side of rice or crusty bread for a complete meal.

3. S’mores Dip:

Homemade Smores Dip with Graham Crackers Marshmallow and Chocolate

No camping trip would be complete without indulging in the classic campfire treat, s’mores. Put a twist on the traditional recipe by making a s’mores dip instead. Layer some chocolate chips and mini marshmallows in a cast iron skillet, then place it over the campfire until the chocolate is melted and the marshmallows are golden and gooey. Serve with graham crackers for dipping, and watch as your fellow caravanners devour every last bite.

Kitchen Hacks for Caravanners:

While cooking over a campfire can be a delightful experience, there are times when the weather may not cooperate, or you prefer the convenience of cooking indoors. Luckily, plenty of kitchen hacks can help you whip up delicious meals in your caravan kitchen with minimal fuss.

1. One-Pot Wonders:

Tasty and spicy hunters stew on a bonfire

When space is at a premium, one-pot meals are a lifesaver. Whether simmering a hearty stew or whipping up a quick pasta dish, using just one pot means less cleanup and more time to enjoy your surroundings. Invest in a sturdy, non-stick pot that can be used on the stove and the campfire, and experiment with different flavour combinations to keep things interesting.

2. Make-Ahead Meals:

Prepping ingredients can save you valuable time and effort on the road. Spend a quiet afternoon chopping vegetables, marinating meat, and portioning ingredients into reusable containers or zip-top bags. This way, when it’s time to cook, you must assemble the ingredients and get cooking. Plus, having pre-prepped meals on hand means you’ll always have something delicious to eat, even when you don’t like cooking.

3. Clever Storage Solutions:

Maximize the storage space in your caravan kitchen with clever storage solutions. Invest in stackable containers, collapsible silicone bowls, and magnetic spice racks to keep your pantry organized and tidy. Use vertical space by hanging hooks or shelves on the walls to store pots, pans, and cooking utensils, freeing up valuable counter space for meal prep. Don’t forget to use the space under the bed or seats to store more oversized items, such as coolers or camping stoves, when not in use.


Caravanning offers the perfect blend of adventure and comfort, allowing you to explore the beauty of the United Kingdom while enjoying the comforts of home on wheels. With these delicious recipes and cooking hacks in your arsenal, you’ll be well-equipped to whip up gourmet meals in even the most basic kitchens. So pack your bags, hit the road, and get ready to embark on a culinary adventure like no other. Happy caravanning and bon appétit!

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