Having a traveling kitchen is a huge benefit to traveling in an RV (more benefits HERE!) It gives you the opportunity to make anything from a gourmet meal with lots of ingredients or easy roadside grilled cheese. If you are on a Tumbleweed trip, most likely, you are out and about exploring and not looking to spend your time cooking. This is why we are going to share our favorite RV dinner recipes. These are delicious, use easy to find ingredients, and are not complicated to make. All of the following recipes serve 4-5!
Chicken or Tofu Stir Fry
This is a great meal when you are looking to get your veggies on! You can really mix up the vegetables in this recipe, and serve over noodles or rice. If you want to add some protein, diced chicken, meat or tofu will do the trick.
- 1 lb Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breast (cubed into 1 inch pieces) OR 1 lb Tofu or Tempeh cubed
- 2 cups Broccoli florets
- 1 cup Baby Carrots (sliced)
- 1 Bell Peppers (sliced)
- 1 cup Sugar Snap Peas
- 1 bottle Stir Fry Sauce (11 oz)
- Rice or Noodles
Instructions: Boil Water for rice or noodles and follow instructions on the packaging. Salt and pepper your chicken, and cool in a skillet with a little oil. Remove the chicken and add a little oil and cool the vegetables. Add the stir fry sauce and cooked chicken when the veggies are about half way cooked. Serve on rice/ noodles and add chopped peanuts, cashews or green onion and serve.
Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese
Harkening back to an old favorite, you can spice this meal up by adding fun ingredients to your grilled cheese or changing your soup flavor. This is an easy meal and a great one when the temperatures drop and you need some comfort food.
- Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup (Serves 4)
- 1 box or can of Tomato Bisque Soup
- Butter or Oil
- 12 pieces of Sandwich Bread
- 12 pieces of Sliced Cheese (Cheddar)
- 1 Tomato (sliced, optional)
- 6 slices of Deli Meat (optional)
Instructions: Pour the soup into a pot and warm over the stove. Assemble your sandwich and toast on a skillet with butter until the cheese is melted. It’s as easy as that.
Beef Burrito Skillet
You can’t go wrong with burritos after a long day out adventuring. We like this recipe because it is quick and easy. It also uses one main dish, so you can cut down on your post meal dishes.
- 1lb Ground Beef
- 1 packet of Taco Seasoning Mix
- 1 15oz can of Black Beans (rinsed and drained)
- 1 cup of Chunky Salsa
- 1 cup Shredded Cheese (Mexican blend)
- 1 cup Sour Cream
- 1 Avocado (sliced)
- 6 Tortillas
Instructions: In a large skillet, brown beef until no longer pink. Drain. Add taco seasoning, 1 cup of water, salsa, and beans. Cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Roll into tortillas and add sliced avocado and sour cream and enjoy!
Creamy Italian Pasta
This is another no fuss recipe that is easy to pull off in an RV kitchen. Eat this with a nice baguette or bag salad and you’re set.
- 1 Pound Ground Italian Sausage
- 1 Pound Penne Pasta
- Olive Oil
- ½ Onion (minced)
- 2 Cloves Garlic (minced)
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 2 cups Heavy Cream
- 5 ounces Baby Spinach
- 1 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Instructions: Boil the pasta according to the instructions. In the meantime, add the sausage, onion, garlic and salt to a skillet and cook until the meat is no longer pink. Drain excess liquid. Add the pasta and cream to the skillet over low heat. Add the spinach and cook until it’s wilted. Add the parmesan cheese and enjoy. Note: You can add chili flakes to the dish if you like a little spice.
Campfire Cone S’mores
You can’t camp and skip dessert, can you? Well, we have a fun spin on smores that could be a great desert anytime. You don’t need a campfire, but it is the best way to do it!
- 6 Waffle Cones
- 1 bag chocolate chips
- 1 bag mini marshmallows
- Tin Foil
Instructions: This desert is as easy as it sounds. Take your cone, fill it up with a mix of chocolate chips and mini marshmallows. Once it is full, wrap the cone in tin foil and grill, bake or place in/near the campfire. Unwrap and eat! You can also get creative with these and add in peanut butter, gummy bears or anything else you want to the mix!