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37+ Quick and Awesome Instant Pot Camping Recipes

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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.

And Instant Pot Brand Pressure Cooker, being used outdoors

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

What are some of your go-to Instant Pot Camping Recipes? Let's hear them in the comments below!

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  1. Perfect! I just got my new Instant Pot yesterday! I’ll absolutely try these recipes someday. Thanks for posting!

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