When you’re camping, it’s easy to just settle on one dish at dinner. But if you have a two burner stove, why not cook up multiple dishes to enjoy?
One pot recipes are often the key to camp cooking, especially if you’re backpacking. They’re easy to cook, easy to clean up after, and often don’t require a lot of ingredients or cooking utensils.
But let’s be honest, one pot recipes can start to feel played out if you camp often enough. And while hauling your two burner stove isn’t always an option, consider throwing it in the trunk of your car if you’re car camping. To switch things up, ditch the one pot recipes and try your cooking chops at multi-dish camp recipes. Everyone should have the opportunity to relish in side dishes by the campfire.
Try These Multi-Dish Meals the Next Time You Go Camping
Step up your camp cooking came with these simple and delectable multi-dish recipes prepared on your two burner stove.
Rib-Eye Steaks With Pistachio Butter and Asparagus
This dish not only requires a two burner stove, but also requires some at-home meal prep. Before you leave for your camping trip, blend pistachios, arugula, and butter in a food processor, and pack it in the cooler for dinner. Once the pistachio butter is made, this recipe is incredibly easy to cook at the campsite. Heat up two pans and cook the steak to your liking while the asparagus only needs to be cooked for a few minutes. After you pull the steak and asparagus from the heat, dress with the pistachio butter and bask in your delicious outdoor meal.
Tin Foil Lasagna with Toasted Garlic Bread
Italian comfort food is a stable in camp cooking, however it usually comes in the form of pizza. But with a two burner stove, you can now set your sights on lasagna. This recipe requires a two burner stove and a campfire so that you can use the hot coals for cooking. Simply boil the noodles and then assemble the lasagna with meat or veggies in tin foil packets, which will be thrown on the campfire coals. While the lasagna is cooking, heat up a pot of tomato sauce, grate cheese, and toast your prepped garlic bread on the free burner using a skillet.
Once the lasagna is cooked, unwrap the tinfoil and pour the sauce over your layered creation. Enjoy both your tin foil lasagna and toasted garlic bread with grated parmesan.
Apple, Bacon, and Cheddar Grilled Cheese With Tomato Soup
Sometimes you just want something homey and simple after a long day in the woods to satiate your hunger. Grilled cheese and tomato soup is a staple that just warms you up and feels like home. This jazzed up recipe is still easy to make, but adds to the flavor of this classic favorite. Using your two burner stove, fry up the bacon in a skillet while you heat up the tomato soup in a pot. After the bacon is cooked through, assemble your sandwich with bread, sharp cheddar, and slices of green apple. Cook the sandwiches until both sides of the bread are golden brown, and the cheese is melted. Serve together and dunk your grilled cheese in the tomato soup as you enjoy eating outdoors.
Campfire Chicken With Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Potatoes, & Dill
Roasted chicken with a side of potatoes and brussel sprouts sounds like a dish you’d serve on your dining room table with white linen napkins. But it is a multi-dish meal that you can prep at the campfire with a two burner stove. In a cast iron skillet, brown the chopped mini Yukon gold potatoes and brussel sprouts with herbs and fresh dill. On the other burner, heat up a skillet and first cook the sliced onions before adding the chicken. Once you throw the chicken in the pan with the onions, add white wine and cook the chicken thoroughly. Once both dishes are done, enjoy your chicken with two sides and maybe even a glass of white wine by the campfire.