Two sandwiches cooking on the grill over a campfire.

The Best Camping Sandwiches for Easy Outdoor Meals

While there’s definitely nothing wrong with a good ‘ol peanut butter and jelly sandwich, these 11 camping sandwiches will help you kick up your camping meal game.

From make-ahead camping sandwiches to ones made over the campfire, your camping menu has never looked so good.

Must Try Camping Sandwiches

Delicious Camping Sandwiches for Outdoor Meals

Freezer Friendly Homemade Breakfast Sandwiches

If you love make-ahead camping meals as much as we do, then you’ll be all over this make-ahead and freezer friendly homemade breakfast sandwich recipe.

This breakfast sandwich is easily customizable to your taste preferences, which is always nice when you’re feeding a crowd.

As mentioned, these are freezer friendly for up to three months. To thaw, place in the refrigerator overnight. And although the recipe says to microwave it after thawing, you could easily wrap each individual sandwich in foil and place over the campfire or grill to heat up.

Make Ahead Homemade Breakfast Sandwiches
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Pressed Picnic Sandwich

Here’s another make-ahead sandwich that features layers of ham, cheese, sundried tomatoes, fire-roasted peppers and a dollop of pesto mayo all squished between homemade sourdough.


Our local grocery store makes delicious sourdough, so purchasing their bread would be one less step for me.

These are perfect to make the day before your camping trip and to either enjoy on the way to your destination or as a quick lunch/dinner after you get there.

I don’t know about you, but once we arrive at our destination and set everything up, the last thing I want to do is immediately prepare a meal. That’s why I love this simple pressed picnic sandwich recipe.

Pressed Picnic Sandwich
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Garlic Grilled Cheese Pie Iron Recipe

I’ve never used a pie iron and I’m told I’m missing out. And by the looks of this garlic grilled cheese sandwich, I would have to agree.

Not only can you make savory melted sandwiches on a pie iron, but also a tasty dessert like this Raspberry Nutella Mountain Pie we included in our Campfire Desserts round up.

A pie iron isn’t that expensive and Amazon has quite a few selections. Check out a few pie irons available on Amazon:


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Grilled Cheese Pie Iron Recipe
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Campfire Pizza Sandwiches

These pizza sandwiches are also cooked up over the campfire in a pie iron. If your family loves pizza but wants something a little different, this pizza recipe is for you.

Melty cheese and pepperoni on a toasted English muffin? Yes, please!

Campfire Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Here’s another make-ahead camping sandwich that sounds absolutely delicious. Prepare and assemble everything before you leave home for a tasty, warm, cheesy sandwich by the campfire.

I think the added garlic butter is what makes this Philly Cheesesteak sandwich recipe a winner.

Delicious camping sandwich recipes

Hot Ham and Cheese Campfire Sandwiches

I made these hot ham and cheese sandwiches for a football party one year and they were a huge hit. The dijon mustard, butter, dried onion and brown sugar mixture that you put on top of the rolls sends the flavor level through the roof. 

Instead of pouring the mixture over the sandwiches, I brushed the tops of the rolls with it. This made sure the bread didn’t get soggy, which has happened to me before when making this type of sandwich. It’s just a preference really and is completely up to you.

Grilled SPAM Steak Sandwiches

Any SPAM lovers here? I’ll admit, I haven’t had SPAM since I was a kid. It was super popular in the 80s, as you may know, and let me tell you, I looked forward to SPAM nights. It’s salty goodness.

Maybe this recipe for a SPAM Steak Sandwich will make me try it for my own family camping meal. Who knows.

But, if you like SPAM and you want an easy camping sandwich that whips up in minutes, this is it.

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Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe

If you’re camping in the heat, which is what we do here in the summers in Texas, a hot sandwich might sound like death.

What you need is a cold sandwich you made ahead at home and can enjoy on a hot summer day. If you’re looking for something different than the traditional tuna or chicken salad sandwiches, this chickpea salad sandwich recipe might be right up your alley.

How great would these be for a glamping trip? Because a glamping trip calls for lunch that’s a little bit fancy.

chickpea salad sandwich recipe
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Giant Backpacker’s Sandwich Recipe

I love the description of this sandwich recipe:

“It may not be an everyday sandwich, but it’s the best sandwich for backpacking, hiking, camping, kite flying, picnicking, or any activity that might lead to your food getting a little beat up.”

If you’re looking for a hearty sandwich recipe that is absolutely loaded with goodness, be sure to check this recipe out.

Apple & Bacon Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Up your grilled cheese game with this recipe featuring bacon and apples.

One unique thing about this apple & bacon grilled cheese sandwich recipe is they made the grilled cheese without butter and substituted the grease from the bacon. Say what?! They call it bacon fried toast, which I’ve never had before and now feel like I haven’t lived. I’ll be trying this asap.


French Dip Foil Packets

My mouth was watering reading through this recipe. All you need are six simple ingredients, some foil, and a campfire to whip up these french dip sandwiches.

Don’t forget to make the Au Jus to dip your French Dip sandwich in!

More Recipe Ideas for Planning Your Camping Menu

You can also check out our other lists of great recipe ideas. We have found delectable recipes for dutch oven cooking, make-ahead burritos, and other no-cook options that are great for camping.


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