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5 Christmas Camping Recipes

5 Christmas Camping Recipes

Camping at Christmastime sounds like a dream: who wouldn’t want to spend the holidays in the outdoors?

Only one thing stands in the way, the big Christmas meal! You can undoubtedly enjoy your Christmas feast while you’re camping, and here are some super festive camping recipes to get you started.

1. Pigs in a Blanket

christmas camping recipes
Image source: Campermate

You’ll need:

  • Puff pastry sheets at room temperature
  • Cocktail frankfurters or hotdogs
  • Shredded cheese
  • Condiments of choice

Method:

  1. Cut the puff pastry sheets into quarters.
  2. Place each frankfurter or hotdog horizontally on each pastry sheet.
  3. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on each one and roll the “blanket”.
  4. Cook the rolls on a BBQ rack for 15 minutes, turning them to cook evenly until golden brown.

From: Camper Mate 

2. Festive Nacho-style S’mores

christmas camping recipes
Image source: Campermate

You’ll need:

  • 1 packet gingerbread men (or your favourite hearty biscuits)
  • 1 packet marshmallows
  • 1 packet Christmas M&Ms (red and green only)
  • 3 candy canes (broken into small pieces)
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup mint chocolates

Method:

  1. Place a layer of gingerbread men at the bottom and sides of your frying pan.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients layer by layer.
  3. Add the remaining half of the marshmallows on top.
  4. Cook for about 10 minutes until the marshmallows go soft and golden.

Note: Eat this dish like nachos, using the biscuits on the sides of the pan to scoop up the toppings.

From: Camper Mate

3. One-pot Red Wine Chicken

christmas camping recipes
Image source: Vikalinka

You’ll need:

  • 8 boneless chicken thighs
  • 12 chopped shallots
  • 4 crushed garlic cloves
  • 8 bacon rashers
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce
  • ½ bottle red wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary (or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Black pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Fry the bacon in a saucepan until crisp. Set the bacon aside.
  2. Brown the chicken in the bacon fat and set it aside too.
  3. Cook the shallots in the same pan until soft.
  4. Add the garlic and rosemary, cook for a minute or so.
  5. Put the bacon and chicken back into the pot, add the flour, and cook for about 2 minutes.
  6. Add the wine, stock, cranberry sauce and black pepper.
  7. Simmer for 10 minutes with the lid on and another 10 minutes off to reduce the sauce.
  8. Serve with croutons or pita bread.

From: Campsited 

4. Billycan Damper

christmas camping recipes
Image source: Taste

You’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 bacon rashers, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 tablespoon chilli jam of your choice
  • 3 cups self-raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 can of beer (at room temperature)
  • Black pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil on a frying pan and cook the onion until soft.
  2. Add the bacon and cook until golden.
  3. Add the chilli jam and cook for about 2 minutes until caramelised.
  4. Add in your preferred seasonings and stir.
  5. Mix the flour, salt, rosemary and black pepper in a bowl, then add the beer and remaining olive oil. Knead until smooth, about 5 minutes.
  6. Roll out the dough and spread the onion mixture. Roll again into a sausage shape, then again into a coil.
  7. Line the billycan base with baking paper, then add the dough coil.
  8. Place the can on the BBQ grill and cook for about 40 minutes, or until golden. Serve warm.

From: Taste 

5. Chocolate Banana Boat

christmas camping recipes
Image source: This Week for Dinner

You’ll need:

  • 1 banana per person
  • Chocolate chips
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Crushed peanuts
  • Whipped cream
  • Cherries

Method:

  1. Cut the banana down the middle with the peel still on.
  2. Pull the parts gently apart and add the mini marshmallows, chocolate chips and peanuts down the centre.
  3. Wrap the banana in foil and cook on the grill for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Open the foil and serve with whipped cream and cherries.

From: SHAREaCAMPER 

Cook up a storm for your Byron Bay camping holiday

With these festive and delicious BBQ meals, you’ll be happy and well-fed during your camping holiday. Just bring a few camp cooking essentials and make full use of our campsite BBQs and camp kitchen. And if you forget any ingredients before heading out, find them at our camp kiosk.

Book your spot at Broken Head Holiday Park and celebrate the holidays in Byron Bay. We’re sure you’ll be back every year!

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