Five Fail Safe Recipes for Campervan Cooking

Five Fail Safe Recipes for Campervan Cooking

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For those with a sense of adventure, a campervan holiday is the perfect way to travel. Not only do you get to explore new places and see epic sights, you also get to relax in your own little home on wheels. One of the best parts of this is coming up with inventive ways to cook your favourite meals in your new campervan kitchen. If you’re lacking inspiration, here’s a roundup of some classic campervan cooking recipes for you to whip up after a long day of exploring.

Three Ingredient Chilli

Three ingredient chilli. Photo by Wikimedia

Duration: 20 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 500 grams of Ground minced beef
  • 1 can of red kidney beans
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes
This dish is super quick and easy to make and perfect for warming you up on a cold evening. Start off with three ingredients, and add in spices to give it a fiery kick. You’ll need a pound of ground minced beef, a can of chopped tomatoes, and a can of red kidney beans.

Simply mix it together in a pot and simmer for about twenty minutes. The longer you leave it, the tastier it will get!

Lentil Tikka Masala

Lentil Tikka Masala. Photo by Flikr

Duration: 20 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 1 can of lentils
  • 1 can of mixed beans
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 jar of tikka masala paste
This one pot tikka masala is not only a delicious hearty meal to keep you going on the road; it’s also cheap and super healthy to make.

Empty all the ingredients into a pan and stir in the tikka paste.  Put a lid and allow the flavours to infuse whilst simmering for twenty minutes. Voila, it’s time to enjoy this Indian taste sensation.


Shakshuka. Photo by Public Domain Pictures

Duration: 30 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes
  • 6 Eggs
  • Feta Cheese
  • Paprika
  • Cumin
  • Pitta bread
This Middle Eastern dish is a favourite that can be enjoyed at breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s perfect for cooking in your camper as it’s cheap and uses very little ingredients, meaning you’ll have extra space in your campervan cupboards.

To create this flavoursome recipe, pour the can of chopped tomatoes into a wok style pan, add the paprika and cumin spice and stir. Then crumble up the feta and add this to the mix. This should create a creamy orange coloured sauce. Once the mix is bubbling, make six egg-shaped holes and crack the eggs into the pan.

Allow the eggs to cook for a few minutes, before placing the pan under the grill to cook for a few more minutes. Serve with toasted pitta bread and devour this authentic dish.

Pesto Chicken Pasta

Pesto Chicken Pasta. Photo by Pixabay

Duration: 20 minutes

Serves: 4


500g Penne Pasta

500g of chicken breast

1 jar of green pesto

A simple yet flavourful dish that will fill you up for hours, it’s easy to understand why this is a favourite amongst travellers!

Simply boil the penne pasta in a pan for around 15 minutes or until soft. In a separate pan, sauté the chicken breast with the green pesto until cooked. Once cooked, drain and combine it with the chicken and pesto.

For extra taste, you could season with Italian Parmesan and a side of garlic bread for the super hungry.

Full English Omelette

Full English Omelette. Photo by Pixabay

Duration: 20 minutes

Serves: 4


6 bacon rashers

6 sausages

6 beaten eggs

250g tomato

250g mushroom

Olive oil

This is one for the morning to really fuel you all day; perfect if you’re going to be out hiking for a few hours.

Begin by adding the sausages and bacon, both cut up into small chunks to a sizzling pan. Fry for around 10 minutes, before adding the sliced mushroom and tomato. Cook for a further five minutes, and preheat the grill. Ensure everything is evenly spaced around the pan, and pour over the egg mix and allow cooking for 5 – 10 minutes. To finish off, remove from the hob and place under the grill for 5 minutes to crisp the top. Sit down, take in the surrounding view and eat this hearty breakfast.

With a little planning and preparation, you can cook up tasty, cheap and delicious meals in your campervan as if you were in your own kitchen at home. Now you’ve got the food situation sorted, it’s time to hit the road and start exploring. Book your DriveNow campervan hire today!

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