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Five Perfect Campervan Cooking Recipes

The great joy of campervanning is campervan cooking, being able to sit in the most amazing locations and cook-up a tasty hot meal with great company and a fantastic view, especially if you have a high-powered lithium leisure battery, like that supplied in our Hybrid Eco Pioneer II.

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Patented Omni Slide Cooking
Patented Omni Slide Cooking

Cooking in a Campervan

The cooking facilities are provided by a super-efficient, super-fast induction hob that heats the pan not the hob. They are so efficient they can boil a pint of water in three minutes. The Alphard Pioneer II can come with two hobs, one of which uses our patented omni slide system that enables you to cook indoors or alfresco. The mains 256kwh battery also lets you use standard kitchen appliances like a kettle, slow cooker, or microwave. Some of our vans are alternatively equipped with gas hobs.

If you are in the middle of nowhere, then you will need to keep your food fresh. And our campervans have a built-in refrigerator with freezer compartment.

Mini-fridge located inside your campervan
Mini-fridge located inside your campervan

Refrigerator with freezer compartmentCampervanCo has its own patented campervan cooking technology called the ‘Omni-slide cooker’ which lets you cook indoors and outdoors for an alfresco barbecue feel and taste.
We’ve taken a look around for some of the best campervan recipes and ideas that we’d like to recommend from expert hob-byists!

Smoky Bean Brekkie

From BBC Good Food, This family-sized breakfast has something for everyone, with all the key ingredients of a cooked breakfast and more, including chorizo, chipolatas, eggs and mixed beans and it can be cooked in 10minutes on a single hob with tea and toast. If you’re hosting friends it provides campervan cooking for crowds!
https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/campfire-smoky-bean-brekkie

From BBC Good Food, This family-sized breakfast has something for everyone, with all the key ingredients of a cooked breakfast and more, including chorizo, chipolatas, eggs and mixed beans and it can be cooked in 10minutes on a single hob with tea and toast. If you’re hosting friends it provides campervan cooking for crowds!

Haloumi Hash

This Gluten-Free, Vegetarian recipe is great for a late start and lazy brunch. It takes a bit longer to cook at 30mins, again just using a single hob, but is very nutritious with only a few key ingredients from your refrigerator.
https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/halloumi-hash

Karen Wright’s Vegan Mushroom & Spinach Stroganoff

Caravan & MotorHome Club have provided some fun campervan recipes, courtesy of ‘Bake Off’ star, Karen Wright, and food and travel writer Martin Dorey on their website. Our favourite has to be the Vegan Mushroom & Spinach Stroganoff, and there’s a helpful video of Karen demonstrating it:

For more camping and caravan recipes, including burgers, curry and fish check out the web page:

https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/blog/practical-tips-and-ideas/food-and-drink/easy-camping-recipes-to-make-from-van/

Easy Bacon and Pea Risotto

This is another delicious and wholesome one pot dinner, this time from OwnTheOutdoors.co.uk. It takes about 30mins and is really easy to prepare while being tasty and filling.
https://owntheoutdoors.co.uk/easy-bacon-and-pea-risotto-recipe/

Chicken & Chorizo Paella

This easy-peasy Paella serves 4-6 people and takes 25 minutes to make from start to finish, it doesn’t need any accompaniment. This is another great option from OwnTheOutdoors.co.uk.

Easy Paella Recipe Chicken and Chorizo – Step by Step (owntheoutdoors.co.uk)

 

Meals for two

Spaceship Rentals have created some solid staple meals that two people can enjoy in a campervan. They include sausage casserole, chicken nachos and chili con carne, fajitas and Spanish omelette, all cooked in 10-20 minutes and the come with vegetarian options.

https://spaceshipsrentals.co.uk/blog/roadtrip-tips/johns-recipes-for-the-road/

 

We hope you enjoy your campervan cooking!

 

Written by Andrew Turner

I am Head of Sales & Marketing at CampervanCo. I love walking camping, bikepacking and everything to do with the great outdoors, and in particular the Scottish Highlands.