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3 Campfire Recipes To Make Right Now

October 18, 2022


Lauren Farver

As the leaves are starting to change from greens to reds, that can only mean one thing [aside from football season] – campfire season! Lauren here from the LIY Team! I can be found sipping wine around the campfire on any given Saturday night this time of year, and while we’re sipping we’re snacking too – ideally something made over the fire! I’m sharing 3 of our most frequently made campfire recipes today, perfect for whether your fire setup is happening in the backyard or at the campsite! For most of our campfire recipes, I use these individual aluminum foil round pans as they cook quickly and evenly, and are great for pre-camping trip prep! However, if you’re cooking for a larger group you could cook them i n one large pan, just know it will most likely take longer!

PS if you’re looking for more camping ideas, I shared our RV must-haves in this post!

Campfire Chicken Fajitas

Campfire Chicken Fajitas

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes


  • 1 lb Chicken Tenders, sliced lengthwise into strips
  • 1 Yellow Onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 Poblano Pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1/4c cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • Flour tortillas, sour cream, guac, salsa, etc for serving


  1. To a large mixing bowl, add chicken, onion, both peppers and olive oil.  Toss together to coat.  Add all seasoning ingredients and toss to coat well.

  2. Divide mixture among prepared foil tins

  3. Place over fire and heat about 15-20 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.

Campfire Mac N Cheese

Campfire Mac And Cheese

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes


  • 7 oz Package Elbow Macaroni
  • 1 cup Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Gouda cheese
  • 1/3 cup Cream
  • 3 Tbsp Cold Butter Cubed
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.

  2. Stir your cream into your pasta.

  3. Add the cheese and butter cubes.

  4. Stir in salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Spray your foil pans with nonstick cooking spray.

  6. Pour your prepared pasta into the pans

  7. Cover with aluminum foil (sprayed with cooking spray)

  8. Cook above hot coals (about 3 inches above) for 10-12 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

S’More Nachos

S’More Nachos

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • Graham Crackers
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Regular Marshmallows


  1. Break the graham crackers into 1-2" pieces, and layer on the bottom of an 8×8 foil pan

  2. Sprinkle mini marshmallows on graham crackers

  3. Sprinkle chocolate chips on mini marshmallows

  4. Repeat with another layer of all three ingredients

  5. Add in a handful of regular size marshmallows

  6. Cover with aluminum foil and place over the fire for 10 minutes

  7. Be sure to closely monitor so that it doesn't burn! As soon as the marshmallows and chocolate is just start to melt, it is done!

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