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Top 8 Camping Side Dishes

Top 8 Camping Side Dishes

If you want to bring a decadent vibe to your camping trip, adding a variety of sides to our other dishes will make you the boss of the campsite. Remember to bring enough bowls and we suggest you get someone to volunteer to wash up before you start prepping! Here are our top 8 camping side dishes! 


Slice an avocado in half, sprinkle with seasoned salt, and eat it right out of the shell with a spoon. 

Sliced Tomato 

A super easy and delicious side. Wash the tomatoes at home, slice at camp, sprinkle with seasoned salt, and enjoy! 

Frozen or Canned Veggies 

Run through that freezer aisle and grab some frozen broccoli or green beans to quickly heat and eat! When adding them to your cooler or camping fridge, place them in a sack to avoid a leaking mess if they thaw a bit. Canned veggies are even easier. 

Instant Mashed Potatoes 

Just add some boiling water and mix! 

Precooked Rice 

We love pre-cooked rice – and all you have to do is add a little water and heat in a saucepan 

Quinoa Packets 

Just boil in water to prepare. Pour right out of the package and onto your plate! 


Filled with cheese or other options, just add to boiling water and cook as directed. This is a filling and easy side dish that could stretch to feed groups with lots of kids. 

Cold Pasta Salad 

At home: Pick out your favorite pasta salad recipe and assemble the recipe at home. Cook your noodles, add in any veggies or pepperoni slices, mix in the dressing. At camp: Stir and serve! A great summertime option. 

Don’t over face yourself, preparation is key. And help! If you get your partner or children to make one side each you can focus on the main meal and have a fun time as a family preparing these lovely dishes!