Best Roasting Recipes for Your Backyard Fire Pit

Written by Alpine Gas Fireplaces on . Posted in Tips

When you purchase a new outdoor fire pit, you picture fun summer evenings sitting with your family under the stars. You’ll sing songs and tell stories, and your children will giggle as they roast marshmallows and hot dogs.

You can make this picture even more perfect when you branch out with your campfire food options. There’s no need to stick to plain marshmallows and hot dogs when you have so many other options for campfire delicacies.

Roasting Recipes

Grab the campfire roasting sticks and let your kids enjoy a blazing fire and a delicious treat. These recipes are both easy to prepare and quick to roast.

Biscuits

You don’t have to stick to baking your tubes of frozen biscuits in the oven. Instead, roast them for a delicious snack.

Take a biscuit in your hands and work with it until it is long and thin. Wrap it around a clean roasting stick and roast it in the fire. When it’s ready, you can add jam, butter, or cinnamon. You can even squirt whipped cream in the middle of the biscuit!

Hot Dog Delights

Add pizazz to the classic hot dog roast by wrapping a hot dog in biscuit dough and bacon. Your kids will love roasting their own delicious hot dog.

S’more Variations

Everyone’s enjoyed the classic s’more: a roasted marshmallow and chocolate sandwiched between graham crackers. You can add variety to this snack by adding melted peanut butter cups instead of chocolate.

You can also try out this fun recipe for Campfire S’mores in a Cone.

You’ll need:

  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 12 ice cream cones
  • ½ cup mini marshmallows
  • 12 aluminum foil squares

Directions:

  1. Put a teaspoon of chocolate chips in an ice cream cone, then add a layer of marshmallows. Continue layering until the cone is full.
  2. Wrap the cone in foil.
  3. Heat the cones in a campfire until the insides are melted.

Popcorn

Companies like Jiffy Pop sell popcorn with long-extending handless you can roast the popcorn over the fire and watch it pop. You can also create your own make-shift popcorn packets by placing popcorn seeds and some vegetable oil in tin foil and sealing the foil. Place the popcorn packets on a metal grate over your fire pit and watch them pop!

Grilling Recipes

By adding a metal grate to your fire pit, you can easily grill a healthy recipe or a delicious dessert.

Stuffed Bananas

This dessert is especially fun for kids to make themselves. All you need to do is cut a slit lengthwise in an unpeeled banana. Stuff the banana with butter and brown sugar. Then, wrap it in foil and place it right on the grill!

Kebabs

You’ll need skewers to cook your favorite kebab combination. Cut pieces of vegetables like zucchini, onions, and peppers as well as pieces of meat like beef, fish, or chicken. Layer them on the skewer the way you like, then place the kebabs on the grill, making sure to cook both sides.

Cupcakes in an Orange

Your whole family will love this surprise. A cupcake in an orange is easy to make:

  1. Cut the top off an orange and scoop out the insides.
  2. Mix an instant cake mix.
  3. Fill the orange with the cake mix.
  4. Replace the top and wrap the orange in foil.
  5. Grill for about 20 minutes.

Grilled Sausage with Potatoes

Have you ever heard of hobo dinners? All you need to do is gather meat and vegetables, fold them in tin foil, and cook them over the grill. Here’s one tasty example:

You’ll need:

  • ¾ lb. green beans
  • ½ lb. red potatoes(quartered)
  • 1 large onion (sliced)
  • 1 lb. smoked sausage (cut)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • 1/3 cup water

Directions:

  1. Place the ingredients in a sheet of foil, and season with salt and pepper, oil, and butter.
  2. Seal the foil, leaving a small opening. Pour water in the opening and then seal it completely.
  3. Place the packet on the grill and grill for 20 to 30 minutes (turning once).

Campfire Quesadillas

You’ve haven’t lived until you’ve tasted quesadillas grilled over your own campfire. Fill a tortilla with meat, cheese, veggies, and seasonings. Fold it over, wrap it in tin foil, and place it over the campfire. Make sure to cook each side for a few minutes.

Apple-sweet

This recipe gives a whole new meaning to all apple-based desserts-you can create your own apple sauce inside an apple!

  1. Make a hole in the apple to remove the core and seeds.
  2. Mix sugar and cinnamon and pour it into the hole.
  3. Wrap the apple in tinfoil and grill it for 10 to 15 minutes.

Which recipe are you most excited to try? When you try some exciting new recipes, you can make your fire pit a place where your entire family can gather and enjoy the outdoors. For more fire tips, read our blog.

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