54 Super Easy Crockpot Camping Meals for Your Next Trip

If you’re looking for easy camping crockpot meals for your next camping trip, look no further! Whether you’ve had a long day of hiking or just want something quick and easy to prepare, these recipes are the perfect solution.

All you have to do is combine your ingredients in the slow cooker before leaving on your adventure and come back to an amazing meal!

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We used to camp a lot, both in a tent and in our travel trailer, in local Florida places like Port St. Joe. A Crockpot or Instant Pot ALWAYS went with us into the great outdoors.

A slow cooker just makes a delicious meal very easy. Whether we were at the beach or a National Park, you can make these anywhere you have power!

From slow cooker chicken recipes to soups to chili, there’s something sure to satisfy everyone in your group. For a delicious dinner after a long day outdoors, try one of these simple crockpot meals.

You could even have leftovers you can keep in the cooler for the next day lunch – just reheat in the crockpot!

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Helpful tips to make Crockpot camping meals even easier:

If you are only going for a few days, with a bit of prep work, you can make your favorite crockpot meals a whole lot easier.

-Cut your vegetables and meats before leaving and store them in bags. It makes it super easy if you pick crock pot recipes that use the same veggies!

-If you’re using recipes that require pre-cooking, like chicken or ground beef, precook it at home and freeze it. When you are ready to cook your crockpot meal while camping, just add the frozen meat to the crockpot. This works great for longer trips. No need to freeze for short ones!

Tips to cooking with a Crockpot while camping:

– Make sure to pack the slow cooker in a hard case. This will protect it from getting damaged while traveling, and you won’t have to worry about spilling your ingredients.

-You can also combine all of your ingredients into a large Ziploc bag or container before leaving for your trip. This will make it easier to transport everything and avoid making a mess when combining the ingredients in the slow cooker. Just dump and go!

– It can be helpful to line the crockpot with foil or crockpot liner before adding your ingredients. This will make clean up much easier.

– Be sure that your campsite has power so that you can plug in your crockpot, otherwise you won’t be able to use it.

– Remember to always keep the lid on while cooking, as this traps the heat and will help your meals cook faster.

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What kind of Crockpot should you use while camping?

You definitely want a crockpot with a locking lid. This will ensure nothing gets into your food while it’s cooking and will also make carrying the crockpot easier. Or just use an Instant Pot; they automatically lock!

We recommend a 6-quart or larger crockpot since these are usually able to feed large groups. Also, look for one with adjustable temperature settings so that you can control how fast your meal cooks.

How to keep your Crockpot from attracting animals?

When camping, you want to make sure that your crockpot isn’t attracting any animals. To limit the amount of critters attracted to your campsite, be sure to keep your crockpot covered at all times. Also, don’t leave food scraps or waste near the cooking area as this can draw in animals.

If you are in a camper, make sure the door is shut and cook inside. If you are tent camping, you could leave it on a picnic table or in the communal tent. Never where you sleep. It really depends on where you are in the situation.

Finally, store food away from where you are sleeping and make sure it is not within reach of wildlife.

Crockpot Camping Recipes

We have compiled some of our favorite recipes to make while camping. These are easy dump-and-go recipes that will create the perfect meal!

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One Pot Goulash

Goulash is a quintessential comfort food. Instant Pot Goulash takes all the things that make goulash great and packs them into an Instant Pot meal-in-one dish.

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Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork

The best pulled pork is not only a true dump-and-go slow cooker meal- it also creates meat that is the most tender pulled pork and so full of flavor you don’t even need BBQ sauce. Make easy pork sandwiches and serve with potato salad!

Pulled pork is one of those true dump-and-go slow cooker meals that are absolutely perfect for camping!

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Slow Cooker Kielbasa, Cabbage and Potatoes

This kielbasa crockpot recipe is super-easy to prepare, especially since you can slow cook it all day long. If you add the ingredients to your crockpot, then get back to camp 7 or 8 hours later. It’s ready!

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White Chicken Chili Recipe

This hearty dish combines tender chicken, creamy beans, zesty salsa verde, and a burst of flavors that’ll leave you craving for more. 

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Shredded potatoes slow-cooked using a Crock Pot into creamy, cheesy hashbrowns and loaded with even more cheese… what’s not to love?

A super easy recipe that is a delicious camping breakfast!

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4 Ingredient Crockpot Chicken

This 4 ingredient crockpot chicken is one of my favorite slow cooker recipes. It is the perfect solution for a busy night when you want a delicious and simple meal with minimal effort.

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Mississippi Pot Roast

This unique recipe for Mississippi Pot Roast is full of flavor and the most tender roast you will ever try. Filled with butter and tangy peppers for a surprisingly comforting meal. Great over mashed potatoes or steamed rice.

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Crockpot Butter Chicken

This healthy crockpot butter chicken is creamy, rich, and flavorful – but much healthier than any restaurant version you’ve tried!

A healthy, wholesome, comforting meal for the whole family and ready when you are!

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Italian Beef Au Jus Recipe

This easy Italian beef au jus recipe is made in the slow cooker with minimal prep. Seasoned to perfection, this slow-cooked beef is served with the best au jus on French rolls with your favorite giardiniera.

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Pot roast is a classic comfort food that the whole family loves. And it’s terrific to make in a slow cooker while camping!

Tender, mouthwatering roast beef is seasoned with dry ranch dressing mix and nestled in the crock with potatoes, onions, and carrots.

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Pepperoncini Pork Roast

This shredded Greek pork is so low fuss it takes only a few minutes of hands-on effort. Just a few simple ingredients are needed, pork (shoulder, butt, or loin), a jar of pepperoncini, and some spices!

Set it to cook in the morning, and dinner is ready when you are ready to eat. Add a side dish of rice or pasta!

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Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken

What’s great about this recipe is that you can whip it up in the morning with about 5 minutes of prep work. A little measuring here, a little sprinkling there…easy peasy. When you are close to being ready to eat, you do the final step of adding in the cream cheese, and a delicious meal is ready in 1 hour. 

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Slow Cooker Chili

This simple chili recipe is protein-packed and hearty, with not one but three kinds of beans. It’s a prep-and-pour kind of recipe, and that’s exactly what I like in a slow cooker dinner while camping! Make it with ground beef, ground turkey, or chicken! It is a simple yet hearty meal perfect for any cold day!

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Crockpot Chicken Spaghetti

Crockpot Chicken Spaghetti is a true 10-hour healthy slow cooker dinner with whole wheat pasta, tomato sauce, and spices. Kids will love it!

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Shipwreck Casserole

Shipwreck casserole is a classic. This simple dinner is easy to cook while camping in the slow cooker because there is no browning required.

Just layer the ingredients, cover, and let it cook slowly until it’s meltingly tender and drives you crazy with the aromatic aroma!

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Crockpot Steak Bites

Crockpot steak bites make the ultimate comfort dinner that is simple, easy on the wallet, tender, juicy, and has such a rich flavor! 

Make mashed potatoes, rice, or egg noodles beforehand, and you have a super easy dish!

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Crockpot Pinto Beans and Rice Recipe

This easy Pinto Beans and Rice Recipe is sure to please the whole family! It requires minimal ingredients, so it’s easy to whip up in no time. Plus, the combination of beans and rice makes for a tasty dish that is both nutritious and delicious.

kid friendly crockpot meatballs recipe

Kid-Friendly Crockpot Meatballs Recipe

This Kid Friendly Crockpot Meatballs Recipe is such a great way to make a tasty meal while camping. The sweetness of the grape jelly and BBQ sauce is pure perfection.

It’s such a great recipe and one of my favorite ways to cook frozen meatballs.  Eat them by themselves or make meatball subs!

slow cooker beef manhattan recipe

Slow Cooker Beef Manhattan Recipe

This is way easier as traditional beef Manhatten as you can just dump and go with 3 ingredients that packs on the flavor!

Served on top of crispy garlic bread with mashed taters, it will become your new favorite camping meal!

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Crockpot Chicken Cordon Bleu

Crockpot chicken cordon bleu is a delicious recipe simmered to perfection! Each chicken breast is topped with slices of ham and Swiss cheese, smothered in a creamy sauce, and ends with seasoned breadcrumbs. The best part is that it’s an easy meal that is comfort food!

slow cooker chicken enchilada casserole

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole is the easiest one-pot recipe you will find for enchiladas. Made with tender chicken and plenty of cheese. You cook the filling all day and then let everyone make them the way they want them! They are a real winner and a family favorite!

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Slow-cooker shredded chicken tacos are easy to add to your meal plan for camping. Just add skinless chicken breasts and seasoning, and you are set. Add toppings like onions, sour cream, and green onions!

It’s a great way to make one simple meal in your slow cooker that can be easy to adapt to multiple meals or picky eaters.

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Delicious Slow Cooker Lemonade Chicken

I love the flavors in this slow cooker lemonade chicken dinner. The ingredients cook together slowly to maximize the taste of the dish. Served over rice or with fries or mashed potatoes and green beans, this makes a great meal.

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Green Veggie Crockpot Quiche

The Crockpot isn’t just for dinner! This Green Veggie Quiche is healthy and friendly, AND you pop it in the crockpot, set the timer, and voila! Wake up to fresh quiche.  Easy, peasy!!

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Making this recipe is super easy as you just throw everything in the slow cooker and let the slow cooker do the work!

Place seasoned chicken breasts on the bottom of the slow cooker, then top the chicken with potatoes, green beans, garlic, butter, seasonings and lemon juice.  Make sure to keep the green beans on the top so they don’t overcook!

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Crockpot Chicken Potato Chowder

It’s finally starting to cool down a bit and feel like fall, and nothing says fall weather like a good soup.  Especially one with potatoes and cheese- that combination tastes like comfort food!

This easy recipe can be prepped ahead of time. Then just toss it in a slow cook all day!

slow cooker chicken pot pie

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

Love traditional chicken pot pie? Then you’re going to love this simpler slow cooker chicken pot pie that’s loaded with tender chicken and veggies in creamy gravy. This super simple comfort food meal is topped with biscuits instead of baked into a crust. Easily made at a campsite!

ham and potato soup crock pot


I love how easy and comforting this soup is. It’s so simple to make and a great way to use up our leftover holiday ham. I like that I can add a variety of vegetables and prepare it in the morning and have the delicious smells fill my house throughout the day.

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Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

This Slow Cooker Whole Chicken gives you flavorful and juicy rotisserie chicken with minimal prep and a few pantry staples. Great for meal prep, easy lunches and suppers 

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Slow Cooker Root Beer Chicken

Make this sweet Root Beer Chicken in your slow cooker with tender chicken thighs and only a few other ingredients.

Slow cook all day and then shred for sandwiches or add veggies or rice as sides!

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The rich paprika broth is comforting and warming, which makes it the perfect dinner to make when the temperature gets cold outside.  So grab your slow cooker and make this easy recipe for tasty Hungarian goulash and find out why people love it. 

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Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Red Wine

One of the best things about recipes like this slow cooker pot roast with red wine is how simple they are to prepare. Also, since it cooks slowly all day long, it’s a nice dish to prep in the morning. Then, when you get back to the campsite later, the incredible aroma in the air will definitely make your mouth water!

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Crazy Easy Sweet & Sour Chicken

Sweet & sour chicken or Sweet and sour chicken is a popular dish from the Chinese cuisine. This recipe consists of stir-fried diced meat, vegetables, and pineapple in a sweet chili-based sauce. This dish is always served with steamed rice on the side. Make the rice before you leave for your trip to make it super easy!

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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Another great meal you can partially prep beforehand and then put in the crockpot to have it ready to eat at dinner time!

This classic Russian dish is a creamy, hearty, stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal. The traditional sour cream sauce gives it a nice zing, and the beef is fall-apart tender.

easy bbq crockpot chicken

Easy BBQ Crockpot Chicken

This Easy BBQ Crockpot Chicken uses bottled barbecue sauce as a base, it doesn’t get simpler than this! Simply place the ingredients in your slow cooker and let it go. Easy sandwiches whenever you want!

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eet & Sticky Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs with Coke

Want great ribs while camping? The slow cooker is definitely the answer.  You can slow cook them during the day and then toss them on the grate over the fire…if you want. Either way, they will NOT disappoint on flavor. 

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Sweet Honey Barbecue Pineapple Meatballs

These meatballs are made with ground beef, sweet barbecue sauce, honey, garlic powder, and dried parsley.

It’s always nice when you can make something so delicious and have it done within half an hour or sit all day!

54 crock pot camping meals

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