Winter Recipes For Your Next Road Trip

Amelia ArvesenNovember 8, 2023

Winter Recipes For Your Next Road Trip
Winter recipes

Your accommodations are booked. Your gear is tuned up. Your bags are almost packed. But you’re stumped over what to make for meals. You want something that’s easy, budget-friendly, delicious, and filling so you’re not wishing you had ordered takeout instead. Good thing we created a whole menu of winter recipes for your next road trip. 

Below, you’ll find 10 recipes that are super simple to make in an RV or camper van with a kitchen. We link to our favorite recipes for warm drinks, nourishing breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, and even a dessert. Every menu item requires only a few key ingredients—with the option to add more, of course. A bonus of cooking in your rig during winter is the extra warmth that comes from the stovetop. You might even have to crack a window while it’s snowing!

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Find RVs With Kitchens

If you haven’t already booked a rig for your trip, consider booking a rig with a kitchen, which will give you ample elbow room for maneuvering pots and pans, running water for quick cleanup, and a dining space for enjoying all the effort you put into whipping up your meals. 

To conduct your own search for rigs nearby, filter for the following amenities depending on your cooking needs: 




Induction Stove

Kitchen Sink

-Dining Table

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Warm up with this sweet, steaming drink for all ages. You could totally opt for the powder packets, but making your own hot chocolate is a great winter recipe that only requires a few extra steps.

Key ingredients: Milk, cocoa powder, sugar, chocolate chips, vanilla extract

Kitchen items: Stove, saucepan, measuring cups

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Hot Chocolate in mug

Chill Out Chai Tea

It’s spicy, it’s sweet, and it’ll warm you right up. Tea and coffee drinkers alike will love rotating this into their morning routines. Add cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and all your favorite spices.

Key ingredients: Water, milk, sugar, black tea bags

Kitchen items: Stove, saucepan, measuring cups

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Brekky Sausage Sandwiches

Start your day off right with the right fuel. These protein-packed breakfast sandwiches are savory, hefty, and better than anything you’ll get at a drive-through. 

Key ingredients: English muffins, eggs, cheese, butter, homemade or store-bought sausage

Kitchen items: Stove, skillet

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Oatmeal is a great winter recipe

Apple And Seed Oatmeal

Whoever says they don’t like oatmeal hasn’t added fruit into the mix. The apples (or other fruits, if you’d prefer) add tang, while the seeds add crunch to this warm bowl of oats that make for a perfect winter recipe.

Key ingredients: Water, rolled oats, salt, apple, spices, chia or flax seeds

Kitchen items: Stove, medium saucepan

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Hearty Beef Stew

After a day of hiking, biking, or skiing in the bitter cold, thaw yourself from the inside out and bring yourself back to life with this tender and creamy stew packed with the good stuff.

Key ingredients: Stew meat, potatoes, carrots, onions, tomatoes, flour, spices

Kitchen items: Stove, dutch oven

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Pick-Me-Up Potato Soup

This potato soup provides the perfect base for add-ins like bacon, cheese, peppers, beans, and spices. Plop a dollop of sour cream and shred a few chives on top as the final touch.

Key ingredients: Potatoes, onion, celery, chicken stock, butter, milk, flour

Kitchen items: Stove, big pot

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Cast Iron Cornbread

Slather some butter and honey or butter and hot sauce on a generous piece of this cornbread, then let it melt in your mouth. Eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or snacktime.

Key ingredients: Cornmeal, flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, buttermilk, milk, egg, butter

Kitchen items: Oven, cast iron skillet

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Campfire Mac and Cheese

Campfire Mac And Cheese

Does anyone else have memories of heaping spoonfuls of mac onto their plates at camp? This classic campfire recipe can handle as many extra ingredients as you want to add.

Key ingredients: Elbow macaroni, water, butter, salt, cheese

Kitchen items: Stove, dutch oven

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Foil Packet Veggie Fajitas

Fajitas are our favorite foil dinner because you can cook the veggies and meat in the foil over the coals, then easily transfer everything to a toasty tortilla. Go crazy with the toppings.

Key ingredients: Chicken, bell peppers, onion, seasoning, tortillas, rice, water

Kitchen items: Tin foil, campfire 

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Skillet Cookie

Easy Skillet Cookies

Store-bought cookies have their place, but why not make your own when it’s this simple? Whether you have a full kitchen or not, this recipe will do. Cookies are better half-baked anyway.

Key ingredients: Butter, sugar, egg, flour, salt, baking soda, vanilla extract, chocolate chips

Kitchen items: Stove, oven or campfire, skillet

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Before you head out, hit up your local bulk grocery store to stock up on groceries and essentials at reasonable prices. That way, you save money and have plenty of ingredients to make all these winter recipes. Don’t forget to pack your appetite! 

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Amelia Arvesen, Outdoorsy Author

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