Summer camping in the RV offers the perfect excuse to pig out! If you have a lot of camping activities planned, or don’t feel like slaving over a hot stove or campfire to make dinner, you probably want to find something simple you can whip up. Here are some easy summer RV dinner recipes you can make that will offer you that enjoyable camping eating experience without having to work hard to create it.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Bringing along the slow cooker will sure make things a lot easier! Throw this delicious pulled pork recipe in the slow cooker and let it cook itself while you enjoy the camping lifestyle!
- 2 lb. pork tenderloin
- 12 oz. can of root beer
- 18 oz. bottle of BBQ sauce
- Spray the slow cooker with non-stick spray or line it with a disposable liner.
- Place the tenderloin in the slow cooker and pour the root beer over top.
- Cook on low for 6 hours or until you can easily shred the pork.
- Drain off the root beer and meat drippings and add the bottle of BBQ sauce. Shred the pork with forks to create the pulled pork consistency and mix in the BBQ sauce at the same time.
Top some buns with this amazing meal and serve it with something simple such as potato salad or even just some chips!
This is a hardy dinner that will keep you going all night long! You can make this on the stove in the RV or in the campfire if you’d rather cook outside.
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 Tbsp. canola oil
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 4 large russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 lb. smoked sausage, sliced
- 1 can green chiles
- 1 can whole kernel corn
- In a large cast iron skillet, heat the canola oil. Add onion and cook until almost tender, then add the garlic. Cook until both are tender.
- Add potatoes and cook covered for around 20 minutes.
- Stir in the sausage and cook, stirring frequently, until the sausage is browned (about 10-15 minutes).
- Stir in chiles and corn and cook until heated through.
This dish heats up well as leftovers too, so be sure to stash anything left in the fridge!
BBQ Cheesy Bacon Chicken
What’s the only thing that can make BBQ chicken better? Bacon and cheese! This recipe will have your mouth watering the whole time it cooks! Make sure you wait! You don’t want to eat undercooked chicken! It’s well worth waiting for, we promise!
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt & pepper
Your favorite BBQ sauce (we like Sweet Baby Ray’s Hickory and Brown Sugar)
8 slices of cooked bacon
3/4 C. shredded Monterey cheddar cheese
- Preheat your grill while you prepare the chicken. Set one side on high heat and one on no heat for indirect grilling. If using a charcoal grill, push all the coals to one side of the grill once they are white.
- Pound the chicken so that the thickness is consistent and it cooks evenly. Season with salt and pepper.
- Sear each side of the chicken on the hot side of the grill so that it’s browned. Move chicken to the cool side, leaving the high heat side going. Cover the chicken with a thick layer of BBQ sauce and let it cook around 10 minutes with the grill lid closed.
- Flip the chicken and slather it in another good coating of BBQ sauce. Let it cook another 10 minutes (grill lid closed) or until done.
- Top each chicken breast with two slices of bacon and sprinkle with cheese. Heat just until the cheese is melted.
- Remove the chicken from the grill. Tent loosely with tin foil and let it rest for about 5-10 minutes. This will allow it time to redistribute the juices and finish cooking.
This recipe can easily be adapted so that you can make it on the stove, in the oven, or over the campfire.
These recipes are quick and simple to make! Creating a delicious dinner without the trouble will give you more time to enjoy your campsite and fellow campers! What are some of your favorite summertime recipes while RVing?