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Looking for some easy meals to cook when you’re traveling in an RV? We’ve got you covered.
One of the major benefits of camping in an RV instead of camping in a tent is that you have a kitchen with you all the time. Cooking meals in your RV is a great way to save some money and continue to eat healthy while you travel.
Even though RV’s come with a kitchen, it’s pretty different than your kitchen at home. Everything is smaller, more compact, and smashed into the tiniest space possible. Of course, you also won’t have the kitchen appliances and gadgets that you would normally have at home, so making simple meals in your RV is the best way to go. Although it can feel overwhelming to cook in an RV, we’ve got 30 easy recipes that will help you see that you can make simple and delicious meals in your RV (all with limited ingredients, time, and supplies).
RV Kitchen Must Haves
Before you head out on your first RV trip, make sure that you have a few kitchen essentials to make your trip easier. Even though RV rentals come stocked with very basic kitchens, you’ll probably need to pick up a few of these before you head out on your trip. This will make cooking your easy RV meals even easier.
This is by far my favorite RV kitchen essential. This drying rack is flat so it folds up tiny for storage, yet the mat is super absorbent so I don’t end up with a puddle of water on the floor. This combination is big enough to dry all the dishes for our family of 7 for a meal, so it’s a true workhorse! It makes RV cooking easy, since you don’t have to stress about cleanup.
Although it’s great for cutting (duh), the biggest way that we use our RV cutting board is for more counter space. This easily fits over our RV sink so we instantly have 18 inches more of precious countertop space. If I’m cutting something dry like bread I cut directly on the cutting board, but for meat and veggies, I put one of these flexible cutting boards on top for easy cleaning.
When you start RV’ing, make sure to invest in a set of knives that all have sheaths. RV kitchen storage space is hard to come by so your knives will probably be sharing space with lots of other kitchen supplies. Grab this knife set with sheath covers to prevent accidental cuts when you reach into the drawer.
Easy RV meals. These meals are all fast and simple to make in an RV and require minimal ingredients. Don't be afraid of cooking in your RV - these easy RV meals are just what you need to eat healthy as you travel!
No meat? No problem! This vegan Yes-You-Can Black Bean Chili recipe has all the taste of hearty chili and can be ready to eat in 15-minutes or less. The convenience of a three-ingredient recipe without any greasy pans to clean.
This Asian-inspired Foil Wrapped Salmon with Snow Peas and Mushrooms is flavored with ingredients like of ginger, garlic, and lemon and can be made on the grill or baked in the oven. The best part is it’s made in a jiffy with almost no cleanup at all!
These buffalo pulled chicken sandwiches are healthy, made with rotisserie chicken and caraway coleslaw and are quick, easy and no cook. They're perfect for summer or anytime you need a fast no cook meal while you're traveling in your RV.
Good old Spanish comfort food made in a single pot – even the rice gets cooked right in the pot! This Spanish Rice recipe is made with ground beef for a main dish meal, ready in less than 30 minutes, perfect for RV’ing!
Pepperoni Pizza Sliders – A quick and easy dinner or appetizer that takes less than 30 minutes! Pepperoni, mozzarella, and marinara sauce in individual sliders rolls. This is the ultimate recipe for when you're craving pizza in your RV.
A healthy Summer side dish, that’s fresh and tasty! You can serve it warm or cold, it will be delicious either way. Packed with juicy tomatoes, basil, cucumber and black olives, this is a perfectly light and easy meal.
Cheese is not just a snack food. It can be incorporated into a main dish. The French Canadians do it with Poutine, but in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin we use curds a little differently, we make a Cheese Curd Toss.
Make the halloumi wraps that everyone loves - kids and foodies included! With halloumi cheese, red pesto (store-bought is fine), avocado and walnuts these wraps are packed with flavor, done in 20 minutes and super easy to make.
This creamy vegan hummus pasta is a quick, easy & delicious one pot meal - make it with homemade or store bought hummus, and just add cooked pasta, pasta water, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and black olives.
This classic burger uses just one pan and is easy to make. It's packed with flavor while using very simple, affordable ingredients.
About Jessica Averett
Hi, I’m Jessica, a mom of 5 kids and married to my favorite adventure partner. I love to bike, ski, camp and hike. We've visited over 40 countries with our kids, but are equally happy on the road as we are exploring our home state of Utah.