No camping trip is complete without a handful of outdoorsy pie iron recipes.
Cooking over a campfire with a pie iron is one of the greatest pleasures in life.
It’s far more efficient than cooking on a stick, and there are all sorts of fun recipes you can make.
If you’ve ever used a standard fire pit grate or had to resort to cooking in the coals, you know your woodsy meal is prone to burning.
That’s where pie irons come in handy.
So the next time you ditch city life to get back to nature, you’ll be ready with these 23 pie iron recipes.
Camping with the family for your vacation? Enjoy the seasonal comforts of home with this awesome apple pie.
This brilliant recipe takes two pieces of white bread and piles on a cinnamon apple pie filling.
After a few minutes of roasting, you’ll get a nice crunchy pie crust and oozing center.
Returning to camp after a long hike makes me want nothing but pizza. So what do I do when there’s no pizza delivery? I make pie iron pizza!
These personal-sized pizzas have a crispy crust and cheesy filling that you can stuff with your favorite toppings.
These are so much fun to make that the kids will be super excited to help out.
These four-ingredient tacos are full of savory ground beef, shredded cheddar cheese, and taco seasoning.
If you happen to have some other taco fixings on hand, you can add those, too.
You’ll want to use flour tortillas that are about the same size as the pie iron. That way, you can stuff these tacos to the brim.
No stove, no problem. You can still bake a mean pie at camp with this juicy cherry pie recipe.
Since you don’t have a full-on kitchen, make things easy with store-bought goods.
Pre-made pie filling and cream cheese will keep well in the cooler. Meanwhile, canned cherries and frosting require no refrigeration.
First one up? Then you’ll get the first batch of French toast.
Other than getting a fire going, this quite possibly may be easier than the French toast you make at home.
Grease the pie iron, dip your bread in egg batter, and start grilling.
These pie iron quesadillas are my family’s go-to camping dinner of choice. The inside is full of melted cheese, roasted peppers, and jalapenos.
Before you load up the pie iron, you’ll want to preheat it first and grease it with cooking spray or oil.
Get ready to fall in love with your new way to roast s’mores.
Not only is it full of gooey s’mores, but you also won’t have to worry about flaming marshmallows with this recipe.
You’ll stuff cinnamon swirl bread with chocolate, mini-marshmallows, and graham crackers.
Roast everything for only a couple of minutes, and the s’mores are ready.
This recipe takes classic campfire desserts and does you one better. It turns flaky, buttery biscuits into dreamy hand pies.
For the filling, you’ll use raspberry jam and lemon pie filling. If you want this a touch sweeter, coat the biscuits in cinnamon and sugar.
Whipping up a mean breakfast is one of my favorite parts about camping. So when a hearty breakfast is in order, these omelets are the perfect solution.
The eggs turn out remarkably fluffy, while the fillings load them with flavor.
For this, you’ll want a gratifying combination of diced ham, chopped veggies, tater tops, and a sprinkle of cheese.
Sink your teeth into these ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls, and you’ll want to camp every day.
Smear store-bought biscuit mix with butter, cinnamon, and sugar, then roll and slice. Once these biscuits are fully cooked, add the icing, and it’s dessert time.
Cheesecake isn’t exactly a camp-friendly recipe, but this one sure is.
All you’ll have to do is slather some strawberry pie filling and cream cheese in between two slices of white bread.
Sprinkle on some powdered sugar for an extra special touch.
When my group needs to get an early start to the day, I always bust out this recipe.
All you’ll have to do is layer eggs, sausage patties, and cheddar cheese on two slices of bread.
Cook the sandwiches for just a couple of minutes, then you can eat on your way to the destination.
But first, make sure the campfire is fully out.
In all my years of camping, I can’t believe I never thought of using a pie iron to make this classic breakfast.
You’ll pile hash browns around the edges of a pie iron then cook an egg in the middle. Camping breakfasts seriously don’t get any easier than this.
Looking to throw a gourmet breakfast into the rotation? Wow all the other campers with this recipe.
Buttery challah bread is toasted to perfection with a decadent filling of Greek yogurt, blueberries, and shredded coconut.
Who doesn’t love monkey bread? This crowd-pleasing goody is a cinch to whip up without an oven.
All you’ll need is some store-bought biscuits, butter, cinnamon, sugar, and a handful of pecans. Oh, and of course, a trusty pie iron.
Why eat another peanut butter and jelly sandwich when you can make this for lunch?
Campfire Reubens will tantalize your tastebuds with corned beef, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese. For a tangy kick, drizzle on some Thousand Island dressing.
I don’t think anyone could say no to this garlic bread.
Flaky Pillsbury rolls get a healthy slather of butter, garlic, and parsley. While you’re at it, you can roast some garlic and add that in, too.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack, garlic bread is a must.
The next best thing to monkey bread is chocolate-smothered monkey bread.
This gooey, sticky bread is covered in a chocolate cook-and-serve pudding mix. It might be messy, but nobody will care when you’re cooking outdoors.
Camp or backyard barbecue, these sloppy Joes taste best with outdoor cooking.
These flaky biscuits are overflowing with juicy ground beef, onions, and bell peppers.
To simplify the cooking process, prepare the filling before heading out.
Then, when hunger strikes, you’ll only be minutes away from these scrumptious sandwiches.
Breakfast or dinner, everyone’s mouth will be watering once they feast their eyes on these cheesy tots.
Like all good campfire recipes, this one is effortless. Simply pile a layer of tots on a pie iron, top them with veggies and cheese, then start cooking.
Now, this will give everyone a reason to crawl out of a warm sleeping bag on a chilly morning.
Similar to the recipe before, it starts with a layer of tots. Then, you’ll top that with an egg and shredded cheese.
It’s tender, gooey, crunchy, and totally irresistible.
Did you happen to burn off a ton of calories doing some fun outdoor activity? Well, you’ve certainly earned this Philly cheesesteak.
This one is full of sirloin steak, bell peppers, onions, and cheese.
I guarantee after a fun day of calorie-burning outdoor recreating, this will be the best cheesesteak sandwich you’ve ever had.
Roasting hot dogs on a stick can be fun, but these chili cheese dogs are so much better.
It’s a flavorful blend of chili, hot dogs, and cheese all sandwiched in between toasted bread.
As with some of the other recipes, I recommend preparing the chili beforehand. Otherwise, you’ll have to pack your whole spice cabinet.
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