Vegetarian camping food should not mean you are stuck to soup and salads. Here are ways to adapt the recipes you love whilst on the road as well as a few other ideas you maybe hadn’t considered! From breakfast treats to easy camping dinners, here’s our meat free favourites! Also perfect if you’re looking for vegetarian backpacking meals as these are cheap, easy and require minimal ingredients and time!

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Cheesy Scrambled Egg Croissant

One of the yummiest vegetarian camping meals to start your day. The trick to fluffy, yummy scrambled eggs is “low & slow” – low heat and stir slowly. Add in grated cheese & serve inside croissants.

Vegetarian Camping Meals - Crossiant With Eggs

Banana & Peanut Butter Quesadillas 

One of our favourite easy camping recipes for breakfast and we’d eat these for lunch & dinner too they are that cheap & quick! Pop a plain tortilla in the pan on a low heat. Spread on a generous dollop of peanut butter. Slice up banana (by the time you’ve done this the peanut butter will have started to melt and go all gooey and yum) sprinkle on some cinnamon, fold the tortilla in half then half again.

Vegetarian Camping Meals - Bananas Quesadillas

Overnight Oats

One of the best easy camping recipes as you don’t even have to cook. Perfect for camping as this recipe doesn’t require a fridge or gas! Also fab vegetarian camping food as there are so many varieties you’ll never get bored. We use yogurt, peanut butter, mashed banana & cinnamon, mix in the oats, leave overnight and you’re done! You could also try cocoa powder & peanut butter for a Reece’s pieces vibes. Or carrot cake inspired with cinnamon, raisin & shredded carrot. Very easily adapted for vegan diets too – replace the yogurt with almond milk or soya!


Pretty much the hot version of the one above, equally quick & easy and a vegetarian camping food staple. Mix in peanut butter and top with sliced banana and cinnamon for added energy and yumminess. If you’re feeling fancy try a strawberry cheesecake version – a dollop of cream cheese, squeeze of lemon, chopped strawbs and vanilla extract. Who said vegetarian camping food was boring?



Traditionally quesadillas were a way to use up leftovers/whatever was in the cupboard so they are the perfect vegetarian camping food to chuck in anything you have left at the end of your trip. Fillings could be the traditional kidney beans, sweet corn & cheese or for a more exciting wake-me-up try scrambled egg, avocado & hot sauce. How about caprese quesadillas made with mozzarella, basil & tomato? The options are endless.

Vegetarian Camping Meals - Vegetarian Quesadillas


Another favourite easy camping recipe because you don’t even have to cook! Chop up fresh tomatoes, red onion and basil. Add to a bowl/jug/pan (whatever you have at hand) mix it with generous helping of olive oil, a splash of balsamic and some lazy garlic. Add to the bread and crumble over feta if you wish. Delicious, vegetarian camping food in less than 5 minutes!



Fry up onion and garlic in olive oil. Add 1 cup of arborio rice and stir until glossy from the oil. Then mix 2 cups boiled water mixed with vegetable stock and slowly add to the rice, stirring continuously. Add peppers, spinach, peas, cheese – whatever you wish. Risotto is one of our favourite camping dinners because there is usually always leftovers for the next day or to share with your fellow campers.

Vegetarian Camping Meals - Risotto


Not only perfect vegetarian camping food but one of our favourites after a long day at work as it is so quick, cheap and easy. Simply sauté chopped onion and garlic with olive oil. Add drained lentils & chickpeas. Mix in curry paste, spinach, peas & chopped tomatoes. Yup, that easy.

Vegetarian Camping Meals - Dahl

5 Bean Chilli With Homemade Guacamole

Again one of the most easy camping dinners for vegetarians as you simply chuck it all in a pan and 5 minutes later you’re done. Use tinned 4 bean mix, baked beans, passata, chilli powder and/or paprika. Serve over nachos, in tortillas as burritos or in buns as sloppy joes. Homemade guac is so much better than the shop bought (and just as cheap) – smash an avocado with chopped red onion & tomatoes, add a squeeze of lemon, dash of olive oil, salt & pepper. We did say these were easy camping dinners!

One Pot Gnocchi Stew

Gnocchi is ideal vegetarian camping food as it is very filling, cheap and quick to make! Go for a simple pesto & spinach version or a smoky BBQ version with passata, paprika & beans.

Avocado Pasta

Jars of pasta sauce can be heavy to carry about (not to mention messy if they smash in your backpack!) instead grab an avocado, lemon and basil then smash it up. Throw in some cherry tomatoes & cook up some wholegrain spaghetti. Avocado pasta – et voilà!

Vegetarian Camping Meals - Avocado Pasta

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