5 easy Italian meals for camping
Equipment for these Italian meals
1. Tin foil packets
2. Cast iron skillet
3. Dutch oven
4. Pie Iron
Pie Iron Pizza
Pita bread, or Naan bread is the best for making quick and easy Pizza
Small can of tomato sauce
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Add some nonstick spray. Place as many pieces as you can fit in the pie irons, butter side down. Take your tomato sauce and spread it around on each piece, but make sure it doesn’t spread to far off the edge. Finally add a light sprinkle of Italian seasoning.
Throw on some shredded cheese and place some scrumptious pepperoni, no pizza is truly a pizza without pepperoni. Close your pie irons and place them in the coals, or hold them up to cook over the campfire until your bread has that crisp golden brown look to it, but make sure its not to dark brown. At this point the cheese has melted. A word of Caution: the filling will be very very hot so be careful.
Italian Meatballs in Sauce
1 lb. of ground beef
1/3 cup dried bread crumbs
salt, garlic powder and onion powder to taste
1 beaten egg
1/4 cup chopped parsley
Buy some meatballs or make your own. If you opt for making your own know that they should be about the size of a ping pong ball that fits in your hand. It should only take about 20 minutes if you cook it on a portable grill or over some coals.
Italian Sausage Meatballs
1 lb. of sausage or meatloaf mix.
1/2 a cabbage
Prepared spaghetti sauce
If you have made meatballs before all you need is: bread crumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano.
If you want cabbage add that and cut it up 3into wedges. Add some onions for some extra crunch.
Add some veggies if you want, and cook it over the grill until the meat is no longer pink and your veggies feel hard.
Italian Peppers and Sausage
1 lb. of Italian sausage
1 large green pepper
1 large onion
Dice up your sausage in half or into three pieces, whichever you prefer will work. Make sure your onions and sausage are cut long and thin. Now its time to add olive oil into your skillet, and finally throw in the peppers and onion.
Cook them until everything is soft but not mushy. Remove the peppers and veggies from your pan and cook up the sausage. Then throw in the peppers and onion into the skillet and cover it with some tin foil. Then cook your food sausages are cooked all the way through.
Potatoes and Zucchini
1 1/2 large onions
Peel and slice your potatoes so they appear very thin, and do the same for your zucchini and onions. Add the olive oil to your skillet because the olive oil will help the meal heat up quicker. Make sure to cook the food until the onions feel soft to the touch. Now its time to add all the goodies, throw in the potatoes and coat them with olive oil.
After they have cooked awhile, add the zucchini. Continue cooking until all is cooked through. It’s good to leave the zucchini a little crispy. I always make enough to make sure I have leftovers for breakfast.
1 lb ground beef
1 onion, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Buy some ground beef and cook all of your food inside a Dutch oven, then combine it with onions and garlic. Pour off excess fat. Next bring in the spaghetti sauce and split up the spaghetti into smaller pieces or use small pasta shells.
Cook it for about an hour, and stir it occasionally. Throw in some cheese on top and bake it until the cheese starts to melt.
This is a great vegetarian meal and its very yummy fresh veggies, just dice them up into small chunks and chop up some herbs. Cook these veggies in a skillet covered in olive oil. Heat up the pasta in the Dutch oven. Drain all the water pasta and return it to the pot. Combine the veggies and stir it up.
You will need a cooking pot and a skillet to make this meal, it’s very helpful if you have a good grill with room for a pot.