39 Backyard Fire Pit Recipes
Grab some foil and head to the backyard fire pit! These foil packet recipes are perfect for a relaxing evening at home.
If you’re planning a camping trip or spending the day in the backyard, cooking on the fire pit is a great way to enjoy the outdoors. While cooking outdoors can be fun, using a fire pit for the first time can be a little intimidating so here are a few helpful tips to get you started with your campfire cooking.
Get Set Up
Before you can get to cooking, you’ll need the proper setup and equipment to cook over your fire pit. First, make sure your fire pit is placed in a safe and secure area where the fire cannot reach anything flammable. Make sure you have the proper cooking equipment you’ll need on hand like grilling tools, a camping Dutch oven, a grilling rack, etc. Once your space is set up, you can get to building the fire.
Cook With Foil Packets
If you want to avoid cleaning up a mess after cooking, foil-packet meals are the way to go. Traditional foil packet meals consist of potatoes, vegetables, meat or fish, but we’ve got a few creative ones on deck that you’ll enjoy just as much as the classics.
Try a Pie Iron
If you’re looking for other easy meals to make over the fire pit, try making pudgy pies with a pie iron. They’re perfect for making a pudgy pie and you’ll only have one dish to clean up afterward. Just make sure you let the sandwich cool down a bit before digging in!
Revamp a Classic Recipe
Eating the same meal over and over again on those longer camping trips can get a little tiring. Try thinking outside the box, or use some of our recipes as inspiration, for revamping a classic recipe.
Make sure you’re properly prepared when you’re cooking over the fire pit. Have the correct cooking gear, like long-handled tools, to make sure no one gets burned, always have a bucket of water nearby in case the fire grows too big and, most importantly, never leave a fire unattended.
Now that you’ve got the basics covered, try out some of our best fire pit recipes that’ll satisfy those hungry stomachs after a full day of outdoor activities.
A neighboring camper made a bread so tempting, I had to ask for the details. Here’s my version, best enjoyed with a steaming cup of coffee by the campfire. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas