Winter Warmer Camping Meals for Couples
Even though Byron Bay enjoys temperate weather during the day in the winter, you can still enjoy warm, hearty meals at night when camping. This time of year often makes soups, meat and rice meals and warm, filling pasta appealing, especially when you’ve been out hiking for the day.
We’ve collected a few camping recipes to get you thinking about the possibilities of what you can cook during the winter. Our previous posts have centred around family meals but this time we thought we’d focus on the kinds of delicious meals you can make while camping as a couple. All you need to do is choose your accommodation and check out these yummy camping meals!
Camping Meals For Two at Broken Head Holiday Park
1. Hearty Veggie and Bean Soup
- 1/2 cup split peas
- 1 cup instant rice
- 1 cup dried veggies (try mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes)
- 3 tsp butter
- 1 large chicken breast
- 1 packet soup mix
- 1 cube chicken stock
- Loaf of bread
1. Soak the peas in hot water for 45 minutes.
2. Add dried veggies, soup mix, and bouillon to one liter of water, and bring to a boil.
3. Add peas and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes.
4. Stir in rice and chicken; when rice is cooked, swirl in the butter. Enjoy with bread.
2. Caribbean Pineapple Curry
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1 cup red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1/2 onion, peeled and sliced
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon generic curry powder
- 500grm pre-cooked chicken breast, sliced into bite size pieces
- 1 mini bottle of rum
- 1 snack container of pineapple chunks
Prepare all of the food for the camping meal and pack them into separate containers.
1. Add the rum into the container with the chicken breast and set it aside to marinate.
2. Heat the oil in the pot and fry the garlic and jalapeno pepper for 30 seconds.
3. Add the onion, bell pepper and curry. Stir for 3 minutes or until the vegetables have softened.
4. Add the pineapple, rum and chicken and cook until it’s tender. Serve with rice or bread.
3. Captain Scott’s pesto pasta
According to the Kathmandu website, this easy camping recipe “was concocted on a multi-week sailing trip when all that was left in the pantry was pasta, apple, pepperoni and pesto. The boat’s captain, who was also a chef, came up with this simple but flavoursome camping meal (the crew even had to use salty sea water as they’d run out of actual salt!) – which our staff member, on-board the boat at the time – swears by as her favourite pasta dish, cooking it as a treat on camping trips.”
- Diced apple
- Diced pepperoni
- Jar of pesto
- Salt and pepper
- Olive Oil
1. Boil pasta in a pot.
2. Sauté the diced apple and pepperoni in a little bit of oil in a pan.
3. Once the apple and pepperoni are crispy, add the cooked pasta.
4. Stir in the pesto and season with salt and pepper to taste.
4. And who doesn’t enjoy hot chocolate in the winter?
When planning your food for camping, be sure to add these ingredients for this real hot chocolate to the list. It makes enough for six servings so you can save some to heat up later!
- 110g caster sugar
- 125g good-quality dark chocolate, broken in pieces
- 300ml pure (thin) cream, plus whipped cream to serve
- 75g good-quality cocoa powder, plus extra to dust
- 1 litre milk
1. Place the sugar and 125ml water in a pan over medium-low heat.
2. Stir until the sugar dissolves, then simmer for 2 minutes until slightly thickened.
3. Add the chocolate and stir until melted, then whisk in cream, cocoa and 80ml milk. Transfer to a jug.
4. Meanwhile, warm remaining milk in a pan over medium-low heat to just below boiling point.
5. Divide among mugs and let guests add warm chocolate mixture to taste, then serve topped with whipped cream and extra cocoa.
Cook these camping recipes & more while at Broken Head Holiday Park
Visit our Byron Bay camping ground this winter and cook up these delicious camping meals and any others you want to try. No matter what type of accommodation you book you can take advantage of our onsite camping facilities. And not to worry, there are tons of things to do in Byron Bay during the winter so stop thinking about it and actually make plans to take a holiday here now!