Instant Pot Camping Recipes

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Instant Pot Camping Recipes. Introducing you to the best instant pot camping recipes. These 32 camping recipes are easy, mainly healthy, quick to prep, some are keto, some are low carb, with lots of new ideas to add to your next camping trip.

The Best Instant Pot Camping recipes for the instant pot
The Best Instant Pot Camping recipes for the instant pot

Instant Pot For Camping

If you are new to Recipe This, then you might not know that I learnt how to use the instant pot while camping.

Prior to this Dominic did all the instant pot recipes and I looked at it like it was going to explode in my face like those 1980’s pressure cookers did.

But while travelling we only had the instant pot pressure cooker for our meals and I soon got over my issues and cooked out of the instant pot 3-4 times a day.

The day started with boiling water in the instant pot for Dominic’s morning coffee and to warm up Jorge’s baby milk.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner were then made in the instant pot.

It gave me amazing experience with the instant pot, and I fell in love with it.

After that I never asked Dominic to use the instant pot again and since then I have done all the instant pot recipes and I don’t even think about it, I just get on with it and use the instant pot.

Those 8 weeks spent tent camping throughout Europe in the summer of 2018 gave me a wealth of experience and if you are going camping, do take the instant pot as it is ideal.

Instant Pot Tent Camping

When we took the instant pot tent camping, space was a big issue. This camping trip was more than just a weekend camping, it was a long vacation.

We had a family car and a top box and had to fit in 5 family members as well as a pushchair, camping supplies such as the tent and sleeping bags.

We amazed ourselves with how much we could fit in one car and became very savvy when it came to space saving.

Our instant pot setup was the best bit of our tent camping:

How to travel with your instant pot pressure cooker on the road

From this image above you can see that we used the inside of our 6 quart instant pot duo to hold the trivet and our hand blender.

The suitcase you see is what we used for all our kitchen utensils, our plastic dinner plates as well as silver foil and other essentials.

The kids loved to help me with the instant pot cooking, and it makes me smile with how little they look as I write this almost 2 years after the photo was taken.

The other photo shows the root vegetables and potatoes we had with us at our first campsite we stayed at.

I found a nice bench for meal prep and that was what I looked at from many other campsites along the way.

I ended up with favourite instant pot camping recipes and that’s what I want to share with you today.

If I can do them as a newbie to an instant pot, while on the road and not in a position to meal prep at home first, then you can easily do it.

Best Instant Pot For Camping?

Many will suggest to you that the instant pot mini is the best for camping. Yet here I am talking about taking our instant pot 6 quart with us.

For us the instant pot 6 quart was the perfect size as a family of 5 for eating out of every day.

But if you are a smaller family, or are not using it as much as us, then you can go smaller.

It wasn’t available back in the summer of 2018, but if it had, I would have gladly of taken the Mealthy Crisplid with me too.

 All those times when I truly missed my air fryer, it would have been wonderful.

Top 10 Instant Pot Camping Recipes

top 10 best ever instant pot camping recipes
  • Instant Pot Baked Potatoes – I love baked potatoes in the instant pot and they are perfect if you are camping too. Potatoes are okay if left in your warm car and you can just load them up with a little water and some salt and they are done. Grab some baked beans and you have a campfire dinner.
  • Instant Pot Egg Salad – Want a quick topping for your baked potatoes? Or heading to the beach or the park for lunch? Then make a quick batch of instant pot egg salad to take with you.
  • Instant Pot Garlic Spaghetti – I originally made this garlic spaghetti on the roof of the car while camping. It is so easy and perfect for instant pot lazy camping dinners. I remember getting some white wine from the campsite bar and it came together so easily.
  • Instant Pot Popcorn – Make popcorn in the instant pot and you have the ideal camping snack that everyone loves. It can also double up as the kids in car snack when you are travelling from one campsite to another.
  • Instant Pot No Washing Up Chicken Wings – I particularly love this version of chicken wings for when you are camping with your instant pot. They cook in silver foil and this reduces washing up. You can also prep these chicken wings ahead and then load them into the instant pot when you need to cook them.
  • Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas – One great thing about camping is how well tortilla wraps travel. Make a quick chicken fajita filling in the instant pot and load into your wraps.
  • Instant Pot Frozen Steak – The best types of meat to transport while camping is meat that is frozen. It becomes an ice pack for you and perfect if travelling in a warm car. This steak recipe is perfect for when you want some steak and sauce without much effort.
  • Instant Pot Sloppy Joes Baguettes – One of my favourite instant pot recipes that I made while we were camping in the tent. Made with baguettes rather than dinner rolls that were purchased in France. You can make a quick sloppy joes in the instant pot and then use whatever bread you have available.
  • Instant Pot Campfire Stew – Lets make a delicious comforting campfire stew in the instant pot and eat it until we are stuffed. This campfire stew is so easy to make in the instant pot and lets face it camping is not the same without campfire stew.
  • Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal – Start your camping days in style with some delicious steel cut oatmeal. Then add your favourite toppings. It is perfect for the kids before I long day and stops them from asking for more food come 11am.
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More Instant Pot Camping Recipes

Here at Recipe This we have even MORE instant pot camping recipes for you to try.

Have a browse through these instant pot tent camping recipes for even more inspiration and bookmark for later.

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4 thoughts on “Instant Pot Camping Recipes”

  1. Thanks for doing my meal plan for my camping trip ???? Can’t wait to dig into those chicken fajitas. Oh and your garlic spaghetti idea is genius.

      • Hi Lois,

        We found an extension lead to plug into the electric at the campsites around europe and UK. You will need an adapter which are easy to source from the camping accessories shops.mMake sure you can book a pitch with electric for your tent 🙂


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