Sure, glamping is all the rage at the moment, but what ever happened to cooking dinner over an open flame? If you want to rough it old-school but don’t exactly want to eat fire-warmed beans out of a can, consider the convenience of make-ahead meals. Nothing’s worse than sleeping outdoors without access to a shower than facing the wilderness on an empty stomach. It pays to be prepared. You already have your camping DIYs ready; now you just need to master these recipes that can easily be made ahead of time or prepped for easy cooking.

1. Pressure Cooker Vegetarian Chili: Make a big batch of this vegetarian chili, and freeze half for your next camping adventure. When your tent is set up and you’re ready for dinner, reheat the chili over the campfire or grill, add your favorite toppings, and dig in. (via Brit + Co)

2. Cast Iron Pizza: If you thought homemade pizza was incompatible with camp cooking, this gooey pie will change your mind. All you need is pre-made dough, a skillet, and the will to live cheesily. (via Brit + Co)

3. Campfire Peach Cobbler: Pack peach filling and chilled biscuit dough in a cooler, heat to sweet bubbly excellence over the campfire, and you’ve mastered the art of glamping. (via Brit + Co)

4. Pineapple Pork Shish Kabobs: These skewers actually benefit from being made in advance; they’ll have extra time to soak up the marinade while you’re on your way to camp. (via Brit + Co)

5. Barbecue Black Bean Tacos: Vegetarians can still enjoy the meaty taste of barbecue with these well seasoned black bean tacos, heated on a grill for maximum smokiness. (via Brit + Co)

6. Lamb Burgers: There’s a fair amount of advance prep for these burgers, but when you bite into the flavorful patties after a full day, the planning will have been well worth it. (via Brit + Co)

7. Chicken Pepperoni Casserole: Squad can’t agree on chicken versus pizza? Settle that debate with this make-ahead casserole, filled with chicken breast, tomato sauce, and three kinds of cheese. (via Brit + Co)

8. Fruit Crisp: Satisfy end-of-day dessert cravings with this resourceful crisp, made with an oatmeal-brown-sugar base. (via Brit + Co)

9. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili: Recap the day’s adventures around the campfire with hearty bowls of chili. This meat-free version is made with sweet potatoes and black beans, and it reheats in no time. (via Brit + Co)

10. Vegan Portuguese Kale Soup: Don’t forget to bring lots of crusty bread to accompany this slightly spicy soup, which is swimming with potatoes, lima beans, and vegan sausage. (via Brit + Co)

11. Chickpea Salad Sandwich: If you’re somewhat challenged when it comes to starting a campfire, have no fear. This budget-friendly vegetarian meal comes together in minutes, no heat necessary. (via Brit + Co)

12. Fruit Skewers With Mason-Jar Whipped Cream: Get your daily serving of fruit in the form of dessert with these cinnamon-sugary foil packets. While you fire up the skewers, put your friend on jar-shaking duty for the whipped cream. (via Brit + Co)

13. Black Bean Chili: Get the ingredients prepped beforehand, then dump into a cast iron pot and let the whole thing bubble over a fire pit. (via Brit + Co)

14. Jackfruit Burrito Bowls: Pack your bowl components in separate containers to avoid sogginess, then reheat the rice, beans, and jackfruit at camp before serving. (via Brit + Co)

15. Make Ahead Spinach-Mushroom Gnocchi Casserole: Thyme-flavored three-cheese pasta is so cozy, you’ll be tempted to eat it while curled up in your sleeping bag. (via Brit + Co)

16. Easy Buttermilk Cornbread Muffins: Whether you use it to sop up chili or slather it with honey butter for breakfast, slightly sweet cornbread is always a treat. Pre-portioned muffins mean you don’t have to bother slicing cornbread at camp. (via Brit + Co)

17. Asparagus and Goat Cheese Frittata: Camping with a sophisticate? Show them you know about fine cheeses with this frittata, which looks and tastes fancy but really has just five ingredients and only requires that you don’t burn it. (via Brit + Co)

18. S’mores Sweet Potato: Cook and stuff these sweet potatoes ahead of time, wrap them in foil, then let them become molten goodness over the stovetop. (via Brit + Co)

19. Campfire Cones: Omit the bananas and these campfire cones become a make-ahead dessert. Stuff sugar cones with your favorite blend of chocolate candies and marshmallows, then wrap in foil. Place them over the campfire at the end of the night for a few minutes, until the candy inside is gooey and melted. (via Brit + Co)

20. Mason Jar Ramen: Instant noodles are a backpacking staple, but it gets better. Prep mason jars of noodles, veggies, and seasonings at home, and fill with boiling water from your campfire kettle when you’re ready to eat. (via Brit + Co)

21. Make-Ahead Breakfast Cookies: Spare yourself the trouble of stoking a fire in the morning by bringing a no-heat breakfast with you. A blend of oats, banana, pineapple, and mango breakfast cookies, dotted with white chocolate chips, will energize you for a busy day outdoors. (via Brit + Co)

21. Campfire Veggie Sausage Packets: Marinate chopped peppers, onions, and potatoes in your favorite seasonings. Combine the mixture with sliced vegetarian sausages when you reach your campsite, then wrap in foil and cook until steamy and a little browned at the edges. (via Brit + Co)

22. Cheesy Swirl Bread: This particular homemade bread calls for weaving fig and cheddar into the dough, but you can go with whatever preserves and cheese you love together. Serve this with butter in the morning for breakfast or as a side for supper. (via Brit + Co)

23. Lemon Chicken and Potatoes in Foil: Individual chicken breasts are cooked atop mounds of Dijon-mustardy, lemony, herby red potatoes. Each camper gets her own chicken packet, and there are no plates to wash. (via Damn Delicious)

24. Southern Skillet Pimento Mac and Cheese: Make your camping trip an ode to the South with this cheesy mac, studded with peppers and crispy bacon. (via Pizzazzerie)

25. Ham and Cheese Hash-Brown Foil Packets: Go the lazy-tasty route with pre-made hash browns, salty ham, and a healthy handful of cheddar. Add a fried egg on top of each finished pouch for extra sustenance. (via Damn Delicious)

26. Make-Ahead Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches: Eggs, cheese, and bacon or sausage tucked into a warm English muffin is just the combination to fuel you for the day’s adventures. Simply pre-assemble and reheat on site. (via The Cozy Cook)

27. Grilled Sausage and Veggie Kabobs: There’s nothing quite like the smoky aroma of sausages wafting off a hot grill. Fold yours into a hot dog bun, or eat it right off the skewer. (via A Fork’s Tale)

28. Carne Asada Skillet Nachos: Gather around the campfire with a skillet of crispy tortilla chips, piled high with tender steak, rich queso, and chopped veggies that you brilliantly prepped ahead of time. (via What’s Gaby Cooking)

29. Migas Breakfast Casserole: Wake up your tent mates in the tenderest way possible, with the aroma of gently reheating tortilla chips, jalapeños, and cheese. (via Kitschen Cat)

30. Mediterranean Chickpea Salad: Leafy salads aren’t the best choice when camping. They just don’t hold up well over time. Instead, make a salad full of crunchy veggies, herbs, and chickpeas that won’t wilt in the cooler. (via My Food Story)

31. Make-Ahead Breakfast Burritos: Whip up a batch of breakfast burritos to take on your next excursion. Move them from freezer to cooler, then heat up in the morning over your fire or grill. (via Unsophisticook)

32. Smoky Chorizo and Butter Bean Hot Pot: Few things are more comforting than a hot pot on a campfire. You can make this completely ahead of time or prep the ingredients and cook at camp. (via Lavender and Lovage)

33. Backpacker’s Blueberry Crisp: Dinner’s just not complete without a little something sweet, so what better way to satisfy a dessert craving than an easy blueberry crisp made with granola, sugar packets, and dried blueberries. (via Fresh Off the Grid)

34. Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas: If you make the filling of these crispy ‘dillas ahead of time, you only need to assemble and griddle at the campsite. Bonus points for being vegetarian. (via Tabitha Talks Food)

35. Fried Pizzas: If you thought pizza was incompatible with camp cooking, color you wrong. Prepare your dough and toppings at home, pack your trusty skillet, and give it a try. After the initial fry over the campfire, add your toppings and continue cooking until nice and melty. (via Pinch of Yum)

36. Kung Pao White Bean Skillet: This vegan-ized skillet packs plenty of pre-hike fuel with white beans in place of chicken, plus crunchy peanuts. (via Full of Plants)

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(Additional reporting by Sally Jones and Justina Huddleston)