Easy camping meals – Dutch Oven Frittata
by Sarah Patel
Hey there, fellow campers! Today, I’m thrilled to share a delightful Dutch Oven Frittata recipe, a star among easy camping meals and undoubtedly one of the best camping meals you’ll ever enjoy. Bursting with flavor, this hearty frittata brings together farm-fresh eggs, colorful veggies, and savory cheese, perfectly blending simplicity and taste for your camping adventure.
Dutch Oven Frittata Recipe:
Nutritional Value (per serving):
- Calories: Approximately 200-250 kcal
- Carbohydrates: 5-7g
- Protein: 12-15g
- Fat: 15-18g
- Fiber: 2-3g
- 8 large eggs (free-range, if possible)
- 1/4 cup milk or half-and-half
- 1/2 cup diced bell peppers (assorted colors)
- 1/4 cup diced onions
- 1/4 cup diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup chopped spinach or kale
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese or your favorite cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cooking oil or non-stick spray
Camping Cooking Instructions – Dutch Oven Method:
- Begin by preparing your campfire or camp stove, placing the Dutch oven over medium heat.
- Grease the Dutch oven with cooking oil or non-stick spray.
- Sauté the diced bell peppers and onions until they become slightly tender.
- Add the diced tomatoes and chopped greens, cooking until the vegetables are soft and fragrant.
- Pour the whisked egg mixture over the sautéed vegetables, ensuring even distribution.
- Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the frittata.
- Cover the Dutch oven and let the frittata cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the eggs are set and the cheese is gooey.
Alternative Cooking Method – Foil Packets:
If you don’t have a Dutch oven, worry not! Create individual foil packets by dividing the egg and veggie mixture into smaller portions. Seal each packet tightly and place them on the campfire coals or a camp stove. Cook for approximately 10-15 minutes, or until the frittata is fully set.
Prepare to Take Camping:
For an easy camping preparation, pre-chop the veggies and store them in airtight containers or resealable bags. Whisk the eggs with milk, salt, and pepper, and transport them in a spill-proof container or a resealable plastic bag. Shred the cheese and pack it separately to keep it fresh. Whether using a Dutch oven or foil packets, assembling the frittata at the campsite is a breeze.
Serve and Savor:
Delight in the savory goodness of Dutch Oven Frittata, a splendid camping breakfast that celebrates the bounties of nature. Enjoy it straight from the Dutch oven or foil packets, savoring the medley of flavors and textures that will energize you for a day of outdoor exploration. Embrace the ease and satisfaction of this camping classic, making it one of your best camping meals yet! Happy camping and bon appétit!
Sarah is a travel writer and photographer, with a passion for exploring new destinations and cultures. She's traveled extensively throughout the world and has written for several major travel publications. Sarah is also an avid camper and outdoor enthusiast, and loves to combine her love of travel with her love of the outdoors. She's always on the lookout for unique and off-the-beaten-path campsites