8 Easy One Pot Meals for a Camping Road Trip

8 Easy One Pot Meals for a Camping Road Trip

When you think of camping, do the words comfort and convenience come to mind? They should if you're camping in an RV. Because when you Go RVing, in addition to many other amenities, you can bring your kitchen with you. And if you want to keep dishwashing to a minimum (because, who doesn't?), cooking your meals in just one pot is the best route to take.

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So, whether you use a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, or a simple skillet, this roundup of no-fuss recipes will get you on the road to enjoying easy-to-make lunches and dinners without compromising your culinary experience.

1. Gumbo Pasta

8 Easy One Pot Meals for a Camping Road Trip

Traditional gumbo can take hours to cook, but luckily this flavor-packed version only takes about a half an hour. Better yet, it makes leftovers that'll last you for days. For spice lovers, the Cajun seasoning gives it a nice kick!

Total cooking time: 30 minutes

2. One-Pot Stroganoff

8 Easy One Pot Meals for a Camping Road Trip

Raise your hand if you had a grandma who loved to make stroganoff. It's a classic eastern European dish that marries beef with egg noodles, mushrooms and onions, as well as a variety of flavors such as paprika and white wine. You'll only need a ¼-cup of that wine, so the rest is for you to enjoy while whipping up this dish. (As long as your RV is parked for the night!)

Total cooking time: 30 minutes

3. Butternut Squash and Sausage Pasta

8 Easy One Pot Meals for a Camping Road Trip

The secret to this meal is using pre-cooked sausage, which eliminates the need for another pan. And if you need variety, you can even replace the butternut squash with sweet potato, or use kale instead of spinach. So go ahead and make this dish twice on your trip with a little mixing and matching.

Total cooking time: 30 minutes

4. Chili

8 Easy One Pot Meals for a Camping Road Trip

Hey, meat lovers, one minor note about this chili recipe: it's vegan. But trust us, even without meat you'll still love this hearty, comforting dish. Try this when you're traveling during colder months—it's perfect when you're craving something warm, hearty, and satisfying. Your menu for Meatless Monday is complete.

Total cooking time: 36 minutes

5. Wild Rice Soup in an Instant Pot Recipe

8 Easy One Pot Meals for a Camping Road Trip

Making soup in an electric pressure cooker is a game changer because it's just so easy. And this recipe shows you why: basically you pour all the ingredients in the pot and in about a half an hour later, soup's on! You'll love the slightly nutty texture of the wild rice – so healthy and filling.

Total cooking time: 35 minutes

6. Chicken and Spinach Skillet Pasta

8 Easy One Pot Meals for a Camping Road Trip

This one-pot recipe delivers a soon-to-be-favorite meal for everyone at the table. Juicy chicken, creamy sauce, fresh spinach… it's a no-fail pasta palate pleaser. Luckily the leftovers reheat beautifully, but we'd be surprised if anything is actually left in the skillet.

Total cooking time: 30 minutes

7. Mississippi Pot Roast

8 Easy One Pot Meals for a Camping Road Trip

If you've had a Mississippi pot roast before, you know why this recipe is so popular. However while usually cooked low and slow in a slow cooker, our version uses a pressure cooker to speed up the time. But have no fear, the flavor and tenderness of the meat isn't compromised. Serve with a salad, or use the meat for French dip sandwiches or shred it up for tacos. You can make a few meals with this one recipe. That's smart planning.

Total cooking time: 90 minutes

8. Caprese Pasta

8 Easy One Pot Meals for a Camping Road Trip

If you're traveling during your spring break or summer vacation, this flavorful dish should definitely be on the menu. Fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, and ripe-off-the-vine tomatoes is everything you want during the warmer months. If you need some protein, simply brown Italian sausages in the same pot before adding in the rest of the ingredients. Take our word for it: This one-burner affair creates a stunning presentation.

Total cooking time: 30 minutes

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