Heading on a campout? Pack your pressure cooker for these perfect Instant Pot Camping Recipes. As long as you have access to electricity, pressure cookers are a great way to cook at campgrounds. I already have a list of favorite Instant Pot Dinner recipes, but these meals below lend themselves to campout cooking. FYI: I have added a few affiliate links to this post for easy shopping.
Our latest campout was a girl scout camping trip with 2 adults and six girls. One of the other scout leaders mentioned that it would have been smart to bring an Instant Pot. What a great chance to teach the girls how to meal plan, meal prep and use an electric pressure cooker.
We loved cooking in foil packets and cooking on the fire too. But sometimes you are low on firewood or just want to get dinner going as soon as you get back. If you don't want to cook over an open fire, the instant pot is such a great choice for quick meals for a group.
A slow cooker is another “one pot meal” option, but if you leave for a hike or activity you never know what could happen. The pressure cooking is the clear winner based on cooking time alone.
Tips on How to Use Your Instant Pot for Camping
Before we get to the recipes, read through these quick tips for camping with your electric pressure cooker.
- It may sound obvious but clean your instant pot before you go. Every bit of cleaning you need to do will make it harder to get your meal going.
- Ensure ahead of time that your campgrounds have electricity. If not all spots are adjacent to an outlet be sure to reserve one that is. Be prepared with a long outdoor extension cord that allows for 3 prong plugs.
- Prep and chop your ingredients before you go, and pop them into your cooler in sealed gallon zip-top bags.
- Double seal meats like chicken or ground beef in case of leakage.
- Store all your cooking gear in one suitcase or plastic tote. I love this suitcase method from the article, How to Travel with Your Instant Pot.
- Remember to pack your favorite instant pot cleaning supplies.
Easy Pressure cooker Camping Recipes: Appetizers and Sides
For a long night at the campground start out with an appetizer, or stretch your main entree with apps and sides. Click through each recipe for the ingredients and directions.
Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas and Ham | Easy Instant Recipes
Instant Pot Baked Potatoes | Easy Instant Recipes
Hard Boiled Eggs | This Ole Mom
Instant Pot Coconut Rice | Little Sunny Kitchen
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob | Little Sunny Kitchen
Instant Pot Potato Salad | Recipes From a Pantry
Instant Pot Baby Potatoes With Dill & Butter | Instant Pot Eats
Instant Pot Green Beans with Onions | Monday is Meatloaf
Instant Pot Roasted Potatoes | The Cozy Cook
Instant Pot Spicy Bombay Potatoes | Piping Hot Curry
How to Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Instant Pot | Low Carb Yum
Quick and Easy Instant Pot Camping Meals
Scroll below the photo for easy camping entrees for your pressure cooker.
These main course dishes will really stick to your ribs after a big day outside. Click through the links below for ingredients and directions for these instant pot camping recipes.
Instant Pot Chicken Corn Chowder | Easy Instant Recipes
Instant Pot Garlic Herb Chicken Breasts | Easy Instant Recipes
Spicy Instant Pot Bean Soup | Happy Mothering
Instant Pot Barbacoa Street Tacos Recipe | Happy Mothering
Instant Pot Penne Pasta in Tomato Cream Sauce | Piping Hot Curry
Instant Pot Garlic Spaghetti | Recipe This
Instant Pot Baked Ziti With Homemade Ragu | Recipe This
Instant Pot Pasta And Meatballs | Cook, Eat, Go
Instant Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches | Mooshu Jenne
Instant Pot Barbecue Chicken Pineapple Sliders | Mooshu Jenne
Instant Pot Quinoa Sweet Potato Chili | Mom's Dinner
Instant Pot Beef and Barley Stew | Mom's Dinner
Instant Pot Tomato Soup | Recipe This
Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce | The Cozy Cook
Instant Pot Hamburger Helper | The Cozy Cook
Instant Pot Goulash | Instant Pot Cooking
Instant Pot Meatloaf with Italian Roasted Vegetables | Monday is Meatloaf
Instant Pot Cheeseburger Mushroom Pasta | Monday is Meatloaf
Instant Pot Sticky Maple Ginger Rice Noodles | Moon and Spoon and Yum
Instant Pot Campfire Stew | Recipes From a Pantry
Instant Pot Lentil Soup | Tasty Galaxy
Instant Pot Beef Stew | Tasty Galaxy
Instant Pot Brisket | Tasty Galaxy
Easy Hot Wings | Hodge Podge Hippie
Instant Pot Chili | Hodge Podge Hippie
camping recipes in the Instapot: Desserts
Obviously s'mores are the go-to camping dessert but for something more, check out these sweet treats. Click through the links below for ingredients and directions.
Instant Pot Pound Cake | Easy Instant Recipes
Instant Pot Apple Crisps | Instant Pot Cooking
Instant Pot Berry Cobbler | Easy Instant Recipes
Instant Pot Applesauce Cake | Easy Instant Recipes