5 Portable Fire Pit Recipes You Need To Try

Autumn is here, but it doesn't mean that we still can't hang out outside, whether it's our own backyard or a fun weekend camping trip.

The beginning of this new season is usually still warm enough, and later you can rely on warmer clothing, sleeping bags, blankets, and the roaring fire! 

And what's the most exciting part of camping? Campfire food, of course! Fire and smoke add a unique flavour to everything, and the communal experience warms the heart.

A portable fire pit is the best way to make your fire cooking simple anywhere you go. It's easy to transport, assemble and pack it away! 

Not sure what to cook? Here are 5 portable fire pit recipes you need to try!

Fire 101

Before igniting that fire, make sure you know and follow the local rules that you can usually find online. You don't want to endanger yourself, the environment, break the law and pay hefty fines! 

If you're good to go, set up the fire pit about 5 metres away from any flammable things, including trees, bushes and your new camping jacket! Just in case, have a bucket of water nearby too. Keep the kids and pets at a safe distance.

To start the fire, you need hot-burning kindling that you can either purchase or collect yourself if you're in nature! Once the kindling gets the flames hot and going, add dry timber or charcoal to keep it burning. 

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The Campit portable fire pit

To make your camping experience fun and easy, you, of course, need an excellent portable fire pit. Nobody wants to lug around something heavy or spend hours trying to figure out how to set it up! 

That's why our portable Campit fire pit is a perfect choice. It's very easy to use and transport as it has unique cut-out handles, fits perfectly in the carry bag and is lightweight. 

The Campit is super easy to assemble and pack it up as its practical flat-pack design consists of four panels that easily slot together. It will take you mere minutes to get ready! 

5 delicious fire pit recipes 

1. Grilled pizza 

Everybody loves pizza, and treating yourself to one while camping is the ultimate joy! You can easily bake a delicious pizza on your portable fire pit with a few simple shortcuts like a premade crust and store-bought sauces. 


  • Precooked pizza dough (size of your cast iron pan)
  • ½ cup pesto, marinara or BBQ sauce 
  • 250 g fresh mozzarella 
  • A couple of handfuls of spinach or arugula 
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated parmesan cheese 


  • Add the pizza crust into a cast iron pan.
  • Spread the sauce over the pizza crust and top with slices of fresh mozzarella.
  • Grill pizza until the cheese starts to melt and the crust is warmed through (about 10 minutes, but keep your eye on it).
  • In the end, toss your greens on top, sprinkle some salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Garnish with parmesan cheese and serve!


2. Vegetable kabobs

You don't need to be a vegetarian to enjoy a good veggie kabob. Smoke gives vegetables an incredible flavour, and it's also a good break from the usual less healthy camping meals! You'll only need wooden skewers for cooking.

You can use whichever veggies you have, but here's some inspiration! 

Ingredients (for 5 kabobs)

  • 4 Portobello mushrooms
  • 3 zucchinis
  • 3 bell peppers
  • 2 red onions
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lime or juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves or a herb of your choice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Presoak your wooden skewers in water for about half an hour, so they don't start burning.
  • Cut the vegetables into chunks.
  • Mix the marinade ingredients, pour over the veggies, cover and keep cool for 2 hours.
  • Remove the vegetables, but don't toss away the marinade. Thread the veggies on the skewers and cook on your portable fire pit for about 10-15 minutes. Make sure you turn your skewers and baste your kabobs with the remaining marinade while cooking.

3. Garlic shrimp 

Oh, shrimp! It's the ultimate snack, and if you make it on your camping trip, your friends and family will be so happy! All you need is some delicious bread for serving.


  • 500-600 g shelled, deveined shrimp with tails
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp chilli flakes (or more if you prefer)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp parsley 


  • Preheat your pan, add oil, garlic and chilli flakes, and fry, occasionally stirring, until the garlic is golden and fragrant.
  • Add shrimp, sprinkle salt to taste and stir until the shrimp is cooked through.
  • Stir in the parsley and serve immediately with fresh bread.



4. Potato and sausage hash

Need something on a chillier night? Look no further than this hearty and delicious potato and sausage hash. It's a true crowd-pleaser!


  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 300-400 g of smoked sausage, sliced
  • Green chiles, chopped, to taste (optional)
  • 1 can (400 g) corn, drained
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced


  • Heat your pan, add oil and onion and saute until it's soft, then add garlic and saute for an additional minute. 
  • Add your potatoes and cook for about 20 minutes (stir occasionally).
  • Add your sausage and cook everything for 10-15 minutes until the hash is tender and nicely brown. 
  • Stir in your corn and chillies if using.


5. Rueben sandwiches 

Sometimes all we need to feel happy, and content is a sandwich (okay, we need one pretty regularly). These Rueben sandwiches are very easy to make but taste like an absolute treat! 

Ingredients (for one sandwich)

  • 2 slices of rye, whole wheat or white bread
  • 50-60 g of sliced deli corned beef
  • 3 tbsp of sauerkraut
  • 2 slices of melting cheese
  • 1 tbsp of butter


  • Butter your bread slices.
  • Heat your pan and place one slice buttered side down on it. Add your beef, cheese and sauerkraut and top up with the other bread slice (buttered side up).
  • Cook the sandwich for a few minutes, turning it occasionally so both sides are nicely toasted and the cheese is melted.