3 Easy Camping Lunch Ideas

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When you go camping, you want quick camp meals that are easy to prepare and clean up after, right? These easy camping lunch ideas will be perfect for your next trip! They’re great for feeding a large group, or just a couple of people.

3 Super Simple Car Camping Lunch Ideas

What makes a good camping lunch?

For me, lunch while camping needs to be quick and easy! If possible, I even prefer it to be no-cook.

While two of the camping lunch ideas below are no-cook, the third only requires a camp stove and cast iron pan! I promise it’s quick and easy.

In the video below, I show you exactly how to make all of these lunches at camp!

3 SUPER EASY Lunch Ideas for Camping
turkey wraps with hummus and veggies

1) Turkey + Veggie Wraps

Wraps are a classic lunch food and they’re perfect for camping because you can spread out all the ingredients, and everyone can come to the table and make their own wrap. They’re also no-cook.

Wash and dry all your veggies at home, that way you don’t have to do that at camp. Pack a side of chips or fruit, and lunch is ready!

Turkey and Veggie Wraps

Wraps are a simple and customizable camping lunch!
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:5 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 tortilla wraps
  • 1/2 pound sliced deli turkey
  • 1/4 pound sliced cheese I really like provolone or cheddar

Optional Add-Ins:

  • romaine lettuce
  • cucumber
  • red onion
  • tomato
  • hummus
  • mayonnaise
  • mustard

Instructions

  • Slice the tomato, cucumber, and red onion. Set aside.
  • Spread hummus, mustard, and/or mayo in the middle of a tortilla.
  • Layer on veggies, cheese, and turkey. Fold in the ends, and roll the tortilla closed. Enjoy!
Servings: 4 wraps
Pesto Grilled Cheese

2) Basil Pesto Grilled Cheese

Who doesn’t love grilled cheese? It’s such a great camping lunch (or even dinner).

I love to pack some basil pesto in the cooler to really make this grilled chees special. You can make your own pesto at home, or buy a jar from the store. For the cheese, I really love Gruyere and Havarti cheeses in my grilled cheese sandwiches.

Gruyere has such a good flavor and the Havarti melts really well making these grilled cheese sandwiches seem very fancy!

Basil Pesto Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese is an easy camping lunch idea. This recipe uses a blend of delicious cheeses and pesto to take a classic grilled cheese to the next level!
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:15 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of multigrain bread
  • 1/4 pound Havarti cheese
  • 1/4 pound Gruyere cheese
  • 2 Tbsp pesto store-bought or homemade
  • butter

Instructions

  • Spread a layer of butter on 1 side of each piece of bread.
  • Heat your pan over medium-low heat.
  • Take 1 piece of bread and spread pesto onto the un-buttered side and put it in the pan, butter side down.
  • Layer on your cheese.
  • Take the second piece of bread, add pesto to the un-buttered side, and put it pesto-side down on top of the cheese.
  • Cook low and slow for about 5-6 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan once the cheese has melted, slice, and serve!

Notes

If your heat is too high while cooking, the bread will burn before the cheese melts, so make sure to cook the grilled cheese slowly and be patient.
Servings: 2 grilled cheeses
delicious BLT sandwich camping lunch

3) BLT Sandwich

Another classic lunch that’s perfect for camping and no-cook thanks to a little prep at home!

To keep things quick and simple at camp, I pre-cook my bacon at home and store it in these reusable Silicon bags in the cooler. They’re durable and perfect for camping.

Campers BLT Sandwich

BLT sandwiches are so simple and delicious! If you cook the bacon beforehand, which I recommend, all you have to do at camp is cut a tomato and assemble. So easy!
Print Recipe
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:5 mins
Total Time:15 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of bread
  • mayonnaise
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 pieces of lettuce
  • 4 pieces of cooked bacon*

Instructions

  • Slice the tomato.
  • Spread mayonnaise on each slice of bread and layer on lettuce, tomato, and bacon. Enjoy!

Notes

*You can cook the bacon at home and store it in an airtight container in the cooler so this lunch is no-cook at camp!
Servings: 2 sandwiches

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