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4th Of July Camping Food Ideas (that include red, white & blue food)


Color-themed food is a fun way to celebrate any holiday. As much as I love grazing through a picnic table of food in the holiday theme, I realized my favorite camping food usually doesn’t adhere to the color code on our patriotic holidays.

So I went on the hunt to find fun red, white and blue recipes across the web and have 22+ R,W & B July 4th Camping Recipes … and even more 4th of July camping food ideas that are out of the color scheme but totally yummy!

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4th of July Camping Food Ideas

We’ll start with the red, white and blue recipes and then some of our summertime favorites.

Red Velvet French Toast

Who needs red velvet cupcakes when you can have French toast!

Red Velvet French Toast by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with two slices of red velvet French toast topped with sweet cream cheese glaze, powdered sugar and a sliced and fanned strawberry next to two golden brown breakfast sausage patties and a campfire grate set inside a campfire ring in the background.
Red Velvet French Toast by CampingForFoodies


Dutch Oven Jambalaya

Add a little Cajun kick to your red, white and blue menu.

Easy Jambalaya Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with rice and topped with a jambalaya Dutch oven dinner that includes shrimp, chicken and sausage in a deep red sauce.
Easy Jambalaya Recipe by CampingForFoodies

Dutch Oven Baked Beans

Serve these baked beans with burgers, hot dogs or grilled meats. They have five types of beans, ground beef and bacon!

Dutch Oven Baked Beans Cast Iron 5-Bean Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron camp Dutch oven filled with five types of beans in a homemade sauce being stirred with wooden spoons as steam rises from the pot. This baked beans with hamburger and bacon recipe is ready to be served at the campsite.
Dutch Oven Baked Beans Cast Iron 5-Bean Recipe by CampingForFoodies


Garlicky Shrimp Alfredo Bake

Add shrimp to your holiday menu without breaking the bank by adding pasta!

Garlicky Shrimp Alfredo Bake Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with a serving of creamy, cheesy pasta with shrimp, in the background is a piece of garlic bread and a leafy green salad in a bowl.
Garlicky Shrimp Alfredo Bake Recipe by CampingForFoodies

Dutch Oven Upside Down Pizza

This deep-dish pizza is so fun! You bake it upside down then invert it to serve!

Dutch Oven Upside Down Pizza by CampingForFoodies features a fun twist on a classic deep dish pan style pizza that is made in a cast iron camp Dutch oven and then inverted onto a pizza serving tray. The pizza has bright red pepperoni, fresh basil, shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheeses and is ready to be served at the campsite.
Dutch Oven Upside Down Pizza by CampingForFoodies

Sweet Cream Pancakes

These fluffy pancakes are topped with a delicious strawberry banana compote.

Sweet Cream Pancakes by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with pancakes made with heavy cream and topped with whipped cream as a spoon is adding strawberry banana compote in the center of the whipped cream. On the side is a serving of crispy bacon. The breakfast meal is ready to be served at the campsite on a bright, sunny morning.
Sweet Cream Pancakes by CampingForFoodies

Campfire Stew

The beef is fork tender after simmering in this rich tomato sauce. We include potatoes and carrots to make this beef stew one of our favorite one pot camping meals.

Campfire Stew In Rich Tomato Sauce by CampingForFoodies features a Dutch oven over a campfire filled with a tender beef stew in a rich tomato based sauce with carrots and potatoes ready to be served at the campsite.
Campfire Stew In Rich Tomato Sauce by CampingForFoodies


Dutch Oven Meatloaf

This is no ordinary loaf of meat! We use a combination of ground beef and Italian sausage, then top with bacon and a simple homemade glaze.

Dutch Oven Meatloaf by CampingForFoodies features a bacon and glazed-topped meat loaf nestled in a Dutch oven parchment paper liner that is set inside a cast iron camp Dutch oven ready to be sliced and served at the campsite.
Dutch Oven Meatloaf by CampingForFoodies

Dutch Oven Chili

I can’t even count how many chili recipes we have! This red sauce chili is one of our favorite Dutch oven camping recipes.

Dutch Oven Chili by CampingForFoodies features a blue camp bowl filled with Dutch oven beef chili topped with freshly made cornbread sitting in front of two camp Dutch ovens, one filled with campfire chili and the other filled with jalapeno cornbread with a slice removed and text over the image that reads Dutch oven chili.

If you’d rather do a white sauce chili, we have two. Try this Dutch Oven White Chicken Chili for a rich and creamy textured sauce. Or, try our other white chili made with turkey: Campfire White Turkey Chili.





Camping Pancakes

These just-add-water pancakes are made special with fresh fruit topping instead of just using maple syrup.

Easy Camping Pancakes by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with golden brown pancakes topped with bright red strawberries served on the side with spicy breakfast sausage patties, the plate is sitting on a campfire grate, in the background on the same grate is a black cast iron griddle filled with more pancakes and sausage patties.
Easy Camping Pancakes by CampingForFoodies

Strawberry Basil Bruschetta

This almost-gourmet appetizer is simple and elegant.

Strawberry Basil Bruschetta Recipe - A quick camping appetizer - Camping For Foodies .com


Refrigerator Cucumber Salad

Make this cold salad in advance and it’ll be ready to serve instantly at your campsite.

Refrigerator Cucumber Salad by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping bowl on a tree stump filled with cold sliced vegetables including green English cucumbers, red onions and red bell peppers tossed in a simple homemade dressing with fresh dill.
Refrigerator Cucumber Salad by CampingForFoodies






Ham And Cheese Salad Stuffed Tortillas

Enjoy your favorite salad in a tortilla for a quick camp lunch.

Ham And Cheese Salad Stuffed Tortilla No-Cook Camp Recipe - Camping For Foodies .com




If Open Flames Are Prohibited

This summer holiday often comes with dry weather conditions and high danger from forest fires. If you are prohibited from cooking over a campfire or using charcoal, try our awesome camp stove recipes.

Easy, Unique And Totally Delicious Camp Stove Recipes by CampingForFoodies. This is an image of a cast iron Dutch oven sitting on a propane gas stove on a table outside cooking at a campsite.

If Refrigeration Space Is Limited

There are tons of options to make awesome meals even if you don’t have a cooler or refrigerator. Use shelf-stable ingredients to make no refrigeration camping meals.

Camping Food Recipes No Refrigeration Required by CampingForFoodies

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More R,W&B Recipes

Blue and White Potato Gnocchi with Fresh Red Tomato Sauce Recipe

Try this homemade potato gnocchi with a fresh tomato sauce Get the recipe here.

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Grilled Chicken with Red & Blue(berry) Salsa

Enjoy this savory red, white and blue chicken dish. Get the recipe here.

Grilled Blackberry, Strawberry, Basil and Brie Pizza Crisp with Honey Balsamic Glaze

Brie with fresh fruit … yes please! Get the recipe here.

Red, White, and Blue (Berry) Green Salad

Don’t you just love a little feta in your salad? Get the recipe here.

Red White and Blue Potato Salad

Potato salads and 4th of July just go together. Get the recipe here.

Red, White & Blue Salad

Blueberries, beets and goat cheese are the stars in this salad. Get the recipe here.

Red White and Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake bars are perfect for summer camping. Get the recipe here.

Fourth of July Crème Filled Strawberries

These strawberries are stuffed with a vodka-spiked whipped cream. Get the recipe here.

Red, White & Blue Mini Fruit Pizzas

Make a mini pizza with a sugar cookie! Get the recipe here.

Summer Berry Crostini with Lemon Ricotta + Honey

Ricotta and lemon offset sweet fruit nicely. Get the recipe here.

Triple Berry Gingersnap & Granola Yogurt Parfait Recipe

Yummy and healthy! Get the recipe here.

Stars and Stripes – Red, White and Blue Layered Shot

Grenadine, peach schnapps and blue curacao make a festive layered shot! Get the recipe here.

Fireworks Red, White and Blue Daiquiris

Get your blender ready for this patriotic-colored cocktail. Get the recipe here.


Camping Recipes And Food Safety

When you are camping in the heat of the summer, it is super important to handle your food safely so you don’t have anyone getting sick from food poisoning.

If you are tent camping or RV camping on the Fourth of July holiday weekend, be sure to check our Camping Food Safety Tips Including How To Pack A Cooler For Camping post for helpful tips!

Camping Food Safety Tips Including How To Pack A Cooler For Camping - Camping For Foodies .com

July 4 Fun Fact

Q: Did you know Independence Day shares the July 4 calendar date with another lesser-known food holiday? Which holiday is it?

A. National Hotdog Day
B. National Ice Cream Day
C. National Barbecued Spareribs Day
D. National Fried Chicken Day

Drum roll, please….

A: National Barbecued Spareribs Day Is Celebrated On July 4

The Reason For The Season: 4th of July

No matter what you put on your table during this Fourth of July, don’t forget to celebrate the holiday.  

July 4th…It’s a party of independence!  It was on July 4, 1776 that the Declaration of Independence was adopted declaring our independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.


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