5 Super Easy Campfire Skewer Recipes Anyone Can Make

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5 Easy Campfire Skewer Recipes

Camping is all about simplicity. No one wants to be lugging around all of this cooking equipment when we’re supposed to be enjoying the great outdoors.

If you’re looking for some easy camping dinners, breakfasts and lunches for your next trip, you need to try these campfire skewer recipes.

Skewers are the perfect camping meal because they are so easy, and all the cooking equipment you need is your campfire. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can even try some tin foil camping dinners on your roasting stick.

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We all love having things to roast over a campfire. That’s half the reason we love camping so much! But leave the basic hot dogs for late night campfire snacks.

Skewers are the way to go if you really want to enjoy something simple, yet hearty, at the campsite. No need to waste utensils- just eat off the stick.

Kabobs roasting on the campfire. Easy campfire skewer recipes can be made anywhere.

What Kind of Skewer Will You Use?

The only preparation that you need to worry about for these campfire skewer recipes is the skewer itself.

You have two skewer options: you can use metal skewers or wooden skewers. Each of these types of skewers have their own advantages.

Metal skewers are an investment that will last over many camping trips. They cost more than wooden skewers, but you won’t need to buy more for a long time.

Wooden skewers are more convenient if you’re aiming to leave the campsite with more than you came with. They can easily be burned in the fire when you’re done. If you do go with wooden skewers, it’s recommended that you soak them in water before you use them.

If you don’t like either option, you can also use metal toasting sticks.

Now that you’ve chosen the perfect type of skewer, you’re ready to create some of these delicious dinners!

Skewers roasting on the grill. Skewers make easy campfire dinners that taste good.

1. Basic Veggie Kabob

This is a basic veggie kabob skewer recipe for those vegetarians, or anyone who is trying to eat less meat. However, you can add your own meat to this recipe at any time.

What you’ll need:

  • Zucchini
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Peppers (any colors work)
  • Any other grilling vegetables you enjoy

How to make them:

This is very simple. You can whisk together your own marinade if you want, with an olive oil base, or just throw them on plain. Slide your veggies onto the skewer in whatever order you’d like, and start grilling.

 

2. Steak and Potato Kabob Skewers

This is a basic recipe that you can basically tweak to your own taste. Marinate the steak ahead of time in whatever marinade you prefer, in a ziploc baggie or tupperware container.

What you’ll need:

  • Steak, cut into cubes
  • Potatoes- the mini potatoes work perfectly
  • Mushrooms
  • Cooking pot

How to make them:

Once you’ve got your steak marinated, boil the potatoes over the fire in a cooking pot. Let them cool. Then, stack the potatoes, mushrooms, and marinated steak pieces in a row on your skewer, alternating by type.

Cook over the fire, rotating every minute or two, until your steak is the way you like it.

 

3. Bacon and sausage Breakfast Skewers

This breakfast skewer recipe is the perfect rise and shine greeting for meat lovers.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 sausage links
  • 2 strips of bacon

How to make them:

Start with the bacon. Put one end on the skewer, and then slide the sausage link on. Wrap the bacon around the sausage, then secure the other end on the skewer. Slide it down so there’s enough room for the egg.

This is the tricky part. Slide the egg onto the skewer, wide end first, and gently pull through until it comes out the small end. This seems like a fragile idea, but some egg white will spill out the small end, coating the outside quickly enough to hold the rest in.

Then, it’s time to cook over the fire. Make sure you hold the skewer so the smaller end of the egg is facing downward, but not too steep. The egg should take about 10 to 12 minutes to cook, and the sausage should take about 5 to 7 minutes, so focus on the egg first.

Campfire burning. Campfire skewers are versatile and easy to make.

4. Italian Prosciutto Skewers

These Italian-themed skewers are more of a lunch or a snack than a dinner, but they are delicious.

What you’ll need:

  • Prosciutto
  • Mozzarella (in balls)
  • Cherry tomatoes

How to make them:

Slide a cherry tomato onto the skewer, then wrap a slice of prosciutto around the mozzarella balls. Then, add another cherry tomato at the end and grill over the fire until the tomatoes blister.

 

5. S’mores Dessert Skewers

To top off your delicious and easy camping dinner, why not make your dessert over the campfire, too?

Here’s a quick s’mores skewer recipe you won’t be able to get enough of. Whether you have kids with you or not, everyone loves a sweet dessert when they’re camping.

What you’ll need:

  • Aluminum foil
  • Refrigerated biscuit dough (one package, unless you have a large group)
  • Marshmallows
  • Peanut butter cups
  • Graham cracker crumbs

How to make them:

Open the dough and divide it into pieces. Each piece gets one peanut butter cup, one marshmallow, and some crumbs sprinkled on top. Then, just roll up the dough around the contents into a tight ball and wrap in tin foil.

Then, just cook over the fire until the dough is golden brown.

Kabobs roasting on a grill. Easy campfire skewer recipes for the whole family.

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