Adirondack Camping Recipes

Recipes: Camping in the Adirondacks Never Tasted So Good!

One of the best parts of camping in the Adirondacks is – you guessed it – the food! Nothing compares to a simple meal cooked over an open flame or on the grill. Top off a great day with some Adirondack camping games or a campers sing-a-long! At the New York campsites of the Adirondack Campground Association, you’ll discover how much fun it is to share in creating simple and delicious meals the whole family will love!

Here’s a few to get you started:


4 squares plain chocolate (thin)
2 graham crackers
1 marshmallow
Toast a marshmallow slowly over coals until brown. Put chocolate on a graham cracker, then the toasted marshmallow on top, then another graham cracker. Press gently together, and eat. Makes you want “some more”!

This recipe may be varied using slices of apple (cut crosswise) or by using pineapple slices or peanut butter in place of chocolate.

Campers Pizza

6 fajita-size torillas
1 1/2 c. spagetti or pizza sauce
1 1/2 cups of shredded Mozzarella cheese (or whatever kind you prefer)
Parmesan cheese
Olive or vegetable oil
Pizza toppings: Pepperoni, onions, mushrooms, cooked sausage, ham, olives tomatoes…
Heat your grill or charcoal coals to low.

Brush the tortillas on both sides with oil and place on the grill. Cook one site till brown and flip over. Spred 1/4 c. sauce on each torilla and top with shredded cheeses and toppings, top with the parmesan cheese. Close the lid and cook about 4-8 minutes (cooking time depends upon the heat of your grill and the number of toppings on each tortilla)

Zucchini Soup

1 lb. Italian sweet or hot sausage, casing removed
2 cups celery, cut into 1/4″ pieces
2 lbs. zucchini sliced into 1/2″ pieces
1 cup chopped onions
2 cans tomatoes (28 oz each)
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. basil
1/4 tsp. garlic
2 sweet green peppers cut into 1/2 ” pieces
Brown sausage and ground beef; drain off fat. Add celery and cook for 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, except green peppers. Simmer for 20 minutes in covered pan. Add green peppers and cook for 10 minutes longer. Serve with grated cheese on top. Makes 3 1/2 quarts. This soup freezes well.

Ready to get started? Start your search by visiting the New York State Campground Search page. For more information on any of our member campgrounds, contact them directly for information and assistance on camping in the Adirondacks!