One-Pot Easy RV Meals

one-pot chicken alfredoEvery camper needs a selection of easy RV meals for busy nights and long days. It’s not hard to get tuckered out after all those activities!

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of four one-pot dinner and dessert recipes. One-pot meals are perfect for RV cooking because they create less less mess and require only simple ingredients.

Try out one of these easy and delicious recipes during your next RV trip.

Four One-Pot Camping Recipes

1. Chicken Alfredo

Creamy and comforting, chicken alfredo is ideal for a relaxing weeknight. If you’re looking to add some vegetables, stir in a couple handfuls of spinach after the pasta is cooked. Or break the one-pot rule and steam some broccoli to serve on top.

Borrowed from our friends at Delish.

Grocery List

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces fettucine
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan (pre-grated won’t melt properly)
  • (Optional) Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish

How It’s Done

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add it to the hot skillet. Cook chicken about 8 minutes per side until it’s cooked through and golden brown. Let chicken rest about 10 minutes, then slice the meat into strips and set aside.
  2. Next, add milk, broth, and garlic to skillet. Season with salt and pepper and heat the mixture until it’s simmering.
  3. Add fettuccine to the simmering mixture, stirring frequently for about three minutes. Let the pasta cook about 8 minutes until it’s al dente.
  4. Stir in heavy cream and Parmesan until combined. Simmer lightly until sauce thickens.
  5. Remove skillet from heat and stir in sliced chicken. Garnish with parsley if desired.

one-pot sloppy joes2. Sloppy Joes

If you’re on the hunt for a crowd-pleasing easy RV meal, sloppy joes are the answer. This is a basic recipe, but you can customize it to match your family’s traditional taste.

Borrowed from our friends at The Typical Mom.

Grocery List

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ onion, diced
  • Hamburger buns, for serving

How It’s Done

  1. In a saucepan or skillet, cook the ground beef and onion together, adding salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Once the meat is cooked through, add the mustard, ketchup, and brown sugar. Stir all ingredients together and taste. Add salt, pepper, ketchup, and mustard as needed.
  3. Allow the mixture to lightly simmer for about five minutes to thicken the sauce.
  4. Serve on hamburger buns.

one-pot chicken chow mein3. Chicken Chow Mein

Skip the takeout and enjoy your favorite Chinese food while camping. Chicken chow mein is an easy RV meal and this one-pot version makes it simple as can be. Use frozen veggies to save even more time!

Borrowed from our friends at The Recipe Rebel.

Grocery List

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into equal size cubes
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 cup stringless snap peas
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 16 oz spaghetti

How It’s Done

  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat, then add chicken and cook until mostly browned.
  2. Next, add pepper, peas, cabbage, and carrot. Cook the veggies until they are slightly softened, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Then, add garlic, ginger, and pepper flakes and cook for about one minute.
  4. Finally, stir in broth, soy sauce, and hoisin sauce and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add pasta and reduce heat to medium.
  5. Cook the pasta for about five minutes, stirring frequently until pasta is separated and most of the liquid has been absorbed. Cover and cook for 3-4 more minutes until pasta is fully cooked.

one-pot dutch oven apple cobbler4. Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler

Dinner isn’t complete without dessert. This apple cobbler is gluten-free and pairs beautifully with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Use it to impress your friends and family members on a summer evening.

Tip: the topping can be made ahead of time and stored in a fridge or cooler.

Borrowed from our friends at Fresh Off The Grid.

Grocery List (Toppings)

  • ¼ cup almond meal
  • ¾ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • ¼ cup butter, chilled and cut into ¼ inch cubes

Grocery List (Filling)

  • 6-8 medium apples
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • (Optional) 2 tablespoons bourbon or rum

How It’s Done

  1. Preheat your RV oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine the dry topping ingredients in a mixing bowl. Add the milk and butter. Using a fork, mix until a crumbly dough forms, cutting the butter into the mix to form small pebble sized balls of butter and dough. Set in refrigerator or cooler to keep cool.
  3. To make the filling, core the apples and cut into bite sized (1/2 inch) pieces. Heat a 4 quart (10-inch) Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and bourbon to the Dutch oven and cook briefly until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat.
  4. Crumble the topping over the apple filling in an even layer. Set the lid on the Dutch oven.
  5. Place the Dutch oven in your RV oven. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the topping is golden brown.


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