Try Campfire Ham and Cheese Bread for an Easy Camping Lunch

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My boys and I absolutely love going camping. From large excursions with the Scouts group to family getaways to nights in the backyard, if we’re under the stars cuddled up in a blanket around a crackling fire, we’re in our happy place.

And as with many other special things in life, one of our favourite things about camping is the food! Like most kids, my boys are never going to turn down classics like hot dogs and marshmallows.

But I love getting more creative with my campfire cooking and one of my all-time favourite ways to make easy camping meals is by using foil.

I love the versatility of being able to cook up a foil packet containing all our favourite foods. And the minimal cleanup of the method is an added bonus!

Campfire Ham and Cheese Bread

There are some great recipe ideas for foil-wrapped easy camping meals on the Kraft What’s Cooking website; the Foil-Pack Taco Chicken Dinner looks sublime!

But I found that most of them were more dinner ideas and I wanted to make something more suitable for a camping lunch. And so my Campfire Ham and Cheese Bread was created!

Like almost all of my favourite recipes, the beauty of this meal is its versatility. Substitute mayo for the butter, Kraft mozzarella for the Kraft Cracker Barrel Swiss Cheese slices or your child’s favourite deli meat for the ham.

My boys especially love oven-roasted chicken breast slices! I also enjoy adding veggies sometimes for a more gourmet-style sandwich; red pepper is always delicious. And best of all, it can be cooked either on the barbeque or on the campfire itself!

easy camping meals ham and cheese

The one thing to remember when making this tasty lunch is to grease the foil, because the sandwich is sure to stick to it otherwise.

Since one loaf makes six sandwiches, it’s a good choice for feeding a crowd. And it’s a great dish to make ahead; just keep the foil-wrapped loaf in your refrigerator or cooler until it’s time to toss it on the grill!

For more delicious camping and RV food ideas, make sure to visit the Kraft Canada What’s Cooking website.

From tasty make-ahead salads to scrumptious desserts to other fun foil-wrapped meal ideas, you’re sure to get inspired to whip up a new family favourite on your next camping trip. It’s a great year to make your summer extra delicious!

campfire ham and cheese bread

Campfire Ham and Cheese Bread

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Easy pull-apart sandwich cooked on the barbeque or campfire!


  • 1 loaf French or Italian bread
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp. mustard
  • 6 Kraft Cracker Barrel Swiss Cheese slices
  • 6 slices deli ham


  1. Cut twelve slices into loaf of bread, stopping about 1/4 inch before the bottom.
  2. Mix together butter and mustard until combined. Spread every other cut with the butter/mustard mixture.
  3. Stuff one slice of cheese and one slice of meat into buttered slices to create six sandwiches.
  4. Wrap loaf in large sheet of greased foil to create a foil packet. Place on barbeque or campfire and cook at a medium heat for about twenty to thirty minutes, turning loaf every five to ten minutes.
  5. Carefully open foil packet, pull apart sandwiches and serve.


This sandwich can be made with your favourite deli meat and cheese as an easy variation.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 384Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 804mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 15g

30 thoughts on “Try Campfire Ham and Cheese Bread for an Easy Camping Lunch”

  1. This would be great for the BBQ too for a fast and tasty Friday night supper, thanks for sharing such a great recipe!!

    1. We made this. Followed instructions, did it on a grill on low and the entire bottom burned, the top had burnt pieces and all of the cheese was gone and melted away. I will try it again but will make definite changes.
      It DID not look like the picture AT all.

      1. So sorry to hear that, Sharon! This is definitely one of those recipes that needs a watchful eye and some individual tweaking, since grills and campfires can have different variations in heat. Hope your next attempt turns out better!

  2. We are going camping with friends this summer and this looks like a perfect recipe for our trip! I just pinned this to my new pinterest board. Thanks for the inspiration!

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