Shredded beef tacos, soup in Instant Pot, and burrito wrapped in foil

30+ Easy RV Meals to Whip Up on Your Road Trip

One of the most stressful things about going on an RV trip can be deciding what to feed your family. These easy RV meals will get you started with meal planning so you can confidently hit the open road.

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Have you ever gone camping or on an RV trip and felt like you spent most of your time preparing the food, cleaning up after eating the food, and generally just thinking about food?

Yeah, me too. I’ve been there and while I have no problem spending lots of time thinking about delicious food, I don’t want to spend my entire vacation preparing meals.

During our year and a half of full-time travel, we got into a great rhythm when it came to meals.

Everyone was responsible for their own breakfast. I prepared lunch and dinner or, if we were in an area with a great local restaurant, we would sometimes go out to eat.

I did a lot of cooking in our RV and learned a trick or two when it comes to preparing meals in a tiny kitchen. 

RV Meal Planning Tips

A few things I keep in mind when planning meals for our family while RVing include:

  • Plan tasty meals that are simple to make
  • The Instant Pot was my best friend
  • Foil packet meals are my other best friends
  • Avoid meals with exotic, hard to find, or quick to perish ingredients

Why? Because sometimes you find yourself in the mountains, shopping at an itty bitty grocery store and there’s a good chance they won’t have Miso paste or Chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce.

I hope the following list of easy recipes that are perfect during your RV adventures will help make your meal planning easier. Many of these suggestions also work well as camping meals.

Simple Recipes for RV Camping Breakfast

1. Egg and Potato Breakfast Scramble

“You’ll love this breakfast scramble! It’s an easy, versatile, one-skillet breakfast filled with scrambled eggs, home fries, herbs and cheese.” – COOKIE + kate

2. Cinnamon Roll Skillet Cake Breakfast

“And today, I’m bringing you a skillet cinnamon roll cake that is seriously easy, takes very little prep, and is AMAZINGLY delicious.” – Chelsea’s Messy Apron

3. Perfect French Toast

“Paired with a bowl of fresh fruit, a few slices of bacon, and drizzle of maple syrup, and this will be a meal that will fill their spirits as much as their bodies.” – Add a Pinch

4. Omelettes

“Plain or with veggies, omelettes are really easy to knock together and super-satisfying. ” – Jamie Oliver

5. Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos

Prep ahead of your RV trip and save more time for outdoor adventure. These breakfast burritos are perfect for the whole family to fuel up in the morning before a day hike. Made with potatoes, eggs, sausage and veggies. Chop and prep your ingredients, then simply wrap them in foil packets and toss on the grill. – TREKKN

Easy RV Meals: Chicken and Fish

6. Foil-Pack Chicken Fajita Dinner

“Combine chicken breasts, peppers, salsa and more for an easy chicken fajita dinner. This Foil-Pack Chicken Fajita Dinner is easy on the cleanup crew.” – My Food and Family

7. Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Tacos

“This chicken filling is so easy to throw together. It uses a few simple ingredients and minimal prep.” – Cooking Classy

8. Honey Mustard and Rosemary Chicken

“Boring chicken breasts get smothered in a more grown-up version of much-loved honey-mustard sauce in this super healthy and easy one-pot chicken dinner.” – A Pinch of Adventure

9. Slow Cooker Chicken Marinade

“Looking to add a delicious Italian flair to your dinner this week??  This easy Crockpot Chicken Marinara recipe is such a fun and easy way to jazz up your weeknight menu!” – Never Ending Journeys

10. Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken Drumsticks

“Looking for an easy Teriyaki dinner??  These Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken Drumsticks are the perfect fit for tonight’s dinner!” – Never Ending Journeys

11. Instant Pot Spicy Honey Chicken

“This spicy honey Instant Pot chicken takes just 4 minutes to cook and comes out moist and full of flavor!” – The Typical Mom

12. Avocado and Bacon Chicken Salad

“This Avocado and Bacon Chicken Salad recipe is the best chicken salad recipe ever! It’s great on rolls, stuffed into an avocado or served over lettuce.” – Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

13. Instant Pot BBQ Shredded Chicken

“Just 3 ingredients and an Instant Pot and you’re ready to go! We love it like I said, served in flour tortillas but we’ve served it over rice before too and it’s just as good.” – The Typical Mom

Easy RV Meals: Seafood

14. Lemon Pepper Salmon With Zucchini

“I loved how tender, light and fresh it was. It became an instant favorite. Now, I make it all the time in our RV because it’s easy and healthy.” – Campanda

15. Instant Pot Shrimp Boil

“Everyone’s favorite low country boil can be made so easily and effortlessly right in your pressure cooker in just 6 minutes!” – Damn Delicious

16. Bacon-Wrapped Trout

“The bacon wrap is a genius way to secure fresh herbs in the fish, where the season the fillets from the inside out.” – Bon Appetit

Easy RV Meals: Beef

17. Spanish Rice with Ground Beef

“This Spanish Rice recipe is made with ground beef for a main dish meal! Ready in less than 30 minutes!” – Add a Pinch

18. Easy Barbecue Steak Bites

“Become the master of the grill this summer with this easy, flavor-packed Barbecue Steak Bites Recipe!” – DIY Thrill

19. Instant Pot Hawaiian Pulled Pork

“I’m always trying to create easy recipes that are great during the summertime. Especially during outdoor parties, picnics, and family dinners when school starts. That’s where this Instant Pot Hawaiian pulled pork comes into play.” – The Typical Mom

20. Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin

“We have enjoyed this easy meal a couple of times in the last month because it is SO easy to make and everyone in the family enjoys the taste!” – Mama Cheaps

21. Instant Pot Beef Stew

“Instant Pot Beef Stew is such a comforting dish on a cold day. This easy pressure cooker recipe is full of tender meat with carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes & celery.” – Life Made Sweeter

22. Instant Pot Carnitas

“After the holidays, we’re all looking for something a little quick and easy. These pressure cooker carnitas fit the bill perfectly.” – Buns in My Oven

23. Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast

“Since many of you have been asking for an Instant Pot version of Mama Robin’s Mississippi Roast, here we are. This is for you!” – Amy + Jacky

24. Spaghetti Bolognese

“I use this a lot in preparation for our travel day, so when we arrive at our destination or if we have a 2-day trip, everyone can be fed quickly even if something goes wrong and time is short.” – The Roving Foley’s

25. Instant Pot Coca Cola BBQ Ribs

“They will be fully cooked and ready to eat – BUT – here’s one last step that will take the taste from really good to amazing: place your ribs on a baking sheet if going into the oven or directly on your grill.” – Mama Cheaps

26. Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

“Our Favorite Meal Now in the Instant Pot! Only One Dish to Clean and You Have an Easy Dinner Recipe!” – Julie’s Eats & Treats

Veggie Forward and Other Simple Recipes

27. Stuffed Pepper Casserole

“This cheesy stuffed pepper casserole is a family favorite for sure! Like deconstructed stuffed bell peppers it’s an easy casserole topped with lots of cheese you can throw together and even my kids love it!” – The Typical Mom

28. Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes

“This recipe couldn’t be simpler, and the Sweet Potatoes make such a delicious dinner side!” – The Frugal Girls

29. In-A-Pinch Pizza

“This is the recipe I almost didn’t discover. It was invented by necessity when we barely had any food left in the RV and were far from the nearest grocery store.” – Campanda

30. One-Pot Southwestern Pasta

“One Pot Southwest Pasta – Dinner in under 30 minutes in one pot! Pasta, black beans, corn, and bell peppers with Rotel and taco seasoning.” – The Wholesome Dish

31. Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

“Instant Pot Mac and Cheese – made with just 5 real food ingredients.” – Pinch of Yum

RV Meal Planning Made Easy

We hope this roundup of easy RV meals helps you with your meal planning. Your journey can be filled with epic adventures and tasty dinners at the campground.

Planning meals that are easy to prepare and require little clean-up can help you enjoy your RV trip that much more!


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    1. Hi Jennifer,

      I don’t believe we really did anything differently with cleaning it than when we are in a house. Just a good handwash!
      Because it’s so large and can use quite a bit of water to clean, we did have to be conscious of that if we were out boondocking without full connections. Many times, if we had a water connection but no sewer connection, we would be sure to toss the water from the wash and rinse outside instead of putting it down the drain.
      Hope that helps a bit, but let us know if you need any other info!

  1. Recently, I embarked on a whirlwind RV journey and the quest for satisfying meals on the go led me to this goldmine: ’30 Easy RV Meals to Whip Up on Your Road Trip.’ Each recipe was a delightful surprise, blending simplicity with flavors that danced on our taste buds. Gone were the days of settling for bland, on-the-road eats. Instead, our mobile kitchen transformed into a gourmet haven, no matter where we parked. These dishes not only fueled our adventures but also became the highlight of our evenings. Highly recommend to all RV enthusiasts out there!

    1. Thanks so much James,
      We love to hear feedback, especially when one of our articles has been helpful!
      Safe travels to you and yours.

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