On The Go Recipes

Find top-rated recipes perfect for camping, picnics, potlucks, road trips, and more!

Staff Picks

Quick Camping Pineapple Cakes

Rating: 4.71 stars 13
In an effort to avoid S'more burnout on our last trip, I came up with this quick recipe you can make right at camp and just toss on the hot coals of the campfire.

Potato Potluck Dish

Rating: 4.39 stars 76
This is a very cheesy potato side dish that's perfect for sharing at the Thanksgiving table. You'll definitely be asked to bring it year after year.

Picnic Marinated Summer Slaw

Rating: 4.64 stars 54
Oh, such a summertime taste. This easy-to-prepare slaw was given to me by a neighbor who said a little lady from her church gave it to her! A refreshing and delightful change for slaws. Tastes delicious after allowing to marinate for several hours. Enjoy!

Easy Granola Bars

Rating: 4.6 stars 874
Fantastic bars that have a lot of flexibility. You can adapt the recipe to your liking. Great for hikes, long road trips and camping as they store well and keep fairly long - unless you eat them all! Use any combination of chocolate chips, dried fruit, coconut, pecans, almond slices, or any other tidbits you'd like in a granola bar.

Wazzu Tailgate Chili

Rating: 4.79 stars 286
This is a great and simple chili, full of flavor, and plenty of spice. It's best when refrigerated overnight and reheated before the game. One tip: season meat heavily with chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper while browning.

Campfire Banana Splits

Rating: 4.52 stars 181
This was a recipe from my old Girl Scouting days. A very easy recipe for all ages that needs little adult supervision. Great for sleep-overs and backyard camping trips.

Jalapeno-Bacon-Stuffed Pretzel Dippers

Rating: 4.6 stars 10
Great for game day! Serve these delicious dippers with nacho or queso cheese dip and you will surely please the masses!

Texas Sheet Cake V

Rating: 4.72 stars 776
I have made this recipe for years. My children always chose it for their birthday cake over any other, and it makes enough for a crowd. Moist and delicious. Very easy to make. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.52 stars 2897
Slow cooked, Texas-style pulled pork that is served on a buttered and toasted roll. My family's favorite.

Campfire Baked Potatoes

Rating: 4.05 stars 20
This brings back memories of summers with my grandfather. Serve them with salt, pepper, and additional butter.

Maggie's Camper Specials

A unique blend of salted peanuts, chocolate chips, espresso and coconut result in a crispy, crunchy cookie. Great for traveling or camping because the cookie maintains its crispness for several days.

Jerky Lover's Jerky - Sweet, Hot and Spicy!

If you love hot and sweet we're confident this will be your favorite. An ultimate treat for family outings, sporting events, camping or hiking trips. Pineapple juice is the key that ties the flavors together. Go easy on the black and red pepper as the flavor goes a long ways!

Inspiration and Ideas

Hobo Beans
Rating: Unrated 47
"A really good combination of beans, ground beef, and bacon; the taste is similar to a traditional Calico Beans. I used half the sugar. Easy, and a thumbs up!" – lutzflcat
Airport-Friendly Snacks
Keep a few dollars in your pocket by planning your snacks ahead of time.
Best Brownies
Rating: 4.53 stars

Cakey on the outside and fudgy in the middle, this easy brownie recipe really is the best! Done in an hour.