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Fire, pan, enjoyment: Irresistible camping recipes for outdoor culinary adventures

Fire, pan, enjoyment: Irresistible camping recipes for outdoor culinary adventures

The freedom of the road, breathtaking natural scenery right outside your window and a delicious meal that you prepared yourself in the campervan - is there anything better? We at PIA Camper believe: No! That's why we've put together three tasty recipes for you that you can easily prepare in your camper. Simple, quick and guaranteed delicious! And so that you can gain new culinary experiences on your road trip, we have chosen recipes that will take your taste buds a little off the beaten path. So that every road trip becomes a culinary adventure.

1. Potato Pancakes with Smoked Salmon


Ingredients for 2 Servings:

  • Potatoes: 300g
  • Eggs: 2 
  • Flour: 50g
  • Smoked Salmon: 100g
  • Creme Cheese: 100g
  • Chives: a handful, finley chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oil (for frying)


  • Grater
  • Bowl
  • Pan
  • Cutlery to stir

Preparation instructions

Estimated preparation time: 30 minutes


Step 1: Start by peeling the potatoes and grating them on a coarse grater. Squeeze the grated potatoes well to remove excess water.

Step 2: In a bowl, mix the potatoes with eggs, flour, salt and pepper until a smooth dough forms.

Step 3: Heat some oil in a pan and add portions of the batter to form small pancakes. Fry them until golden brown on both sides.

Step 4: After they are finished frying, spread each pancake with a layer of cream cheese and top with smoked salmon. Finally, garnish the pancakes with finely chopped chives and serve warm.



It is advisable to always have spices and basic ingredients with you in the campervan. Many dishes can be varied and often prepared with what is currently available.



2. One-Pot Mediterrane Orzo-Pfanne


Ingredients for 2 Servings:

  • Orzo (Pasta Rice): 150g
  • Vegetable Stock: 500ml
  • Cherrytomatoes: 200g, halved
  • Zucchini: 1 small, diced
  • Black Olives: 50g, pitted and halved
  • Feta: 100g, crumbled
  • Onions: 1 medium, diced
  • Garlic: 2 cloves, finely chopped
  • Oregano: 1 tsp., dried
  • Basil: 1 Tbsp., fresh and chopped 
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oliveoil: 2 Tbsp.


  • Big pot or pan with lid
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Wodden spoon 

Preparation instructions

Estimated preparation time: 30 minutes


Step 1: Start by heating olive oil in a large pot and sautéing the diced onions and finely chopped garlic until translucent. Add the orzo and lightly toast it until it turns a golden color.

Step 2: Now pour in the vegetable stock and mix in the halved cherry tomatoes and the diced zucchini. Let everything simmer for about 10-12 minutes until the orzo is cooked through.

Step 3: Finally, mix in the halved black olives, oregano, freshly chopped basil and crumbled feta and season with salt and pepper. Serve the pan hot and enjoy the Mediterranean flavors.


Instead of bringing a lot of individual kitchen appliances, choose ones that have multiple functions. For example, a versatile pan can save space while still preparing a variety of dishes.

At PIA Camper you can book your perfect kitchen set right away. Best of all, this is completely free! This means you no longer have to worry about anything and have all the most important utensils you need for your culinary adventure.


Your PIA Camper Kitchen Set Includes:

  • Cookware set (pan, saucepan, lid)
  • Kitchen cutlery set (spatula, meat tongs, soup maker, spoon, spaghetti maker)
  • Salad bowl
  • Cutting board
  • Kitchenknife
  • Mug
  • Cups
  • Plate
  • Cutlery set (knife, fork, soup spoon, coffee spoon)



3. Swedish Köttbullar (Meatballs) in Cream Sauce


Ingredients for 2 Servings:

  • Minced beef and pork: 300g (mixed)
  • Breadcrumbs: 50g
  • Milk: 50ml
  • Eg: 1 
  • Onion: 1 small, finely diced
  • Garlic: 1 clove, finely chopped
  • Beef stock: 300ml
  • Cream: 100ml
  • Cranberry jam: 2 Tbsp.
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Butter or Oil (to fry)


  • Lagrge pot or pan
  • Bowl to mix
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Spoon or meatball maker

Preparation instructions

Estimated preparation time: 40 minutes


Step 1: In a bowl, mix the mixed minced meat with breadcrumbs, milk, egg, finely diced onions, chopped garlic, salt and pepper. Form small balls from this mixture.

Step 2: Heat some butter or oil in a pot and fry the meatballs all over. After they are well browned, remove them from the pot and set them aside.

Step 3: Now pour the broth and cream into the pot and bring it to a simmer. Return the meatballs to the sauce and simmer until the balls are cooked through, which should take about 10-12 minutes.

Step 4: Then serve the Köttbullar with cranberry jam. God apt!



If you have no idea what to cook on your next road trip, just pick up a digital helper. Apps like KptnCook or ChatGPT can help you quickly access a variety of recipes that are simple and, above all, tailored to cooking in the camper. This means you always have fresh and varied recipe ideas at hand without having to take bulky cookbooks with you.



As you can see, you can conjure up culinary highlights on the go with simple means and just a few ingredients. Whether Mediterranean, hearty or traditional Swedish – with the help of our instructions you are sure to succeed in every recipe. Try it out and turn your next camper trip into a taste experience. Feel like something different? Have a look at some of our other recipes and tips: 


Outdoor Kitchen   Durable Foods    Chilli con Carne   One pot pasta


We wish you a safe journey and enjoy your meal!

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