Recipes from dozens of KOA guests are on the KOA website ( You’ll find creative menu ideas submitted by happy camper/cooks especially suited for campfire cooking, main dishes, breakfasts, side dishes, desserts, and snacks. The following is a sampling designed and tested by KOA staff.

Camper’s Pizza Skillet Delight

(makes 4 to 6 servings)

1 pound ground beef

1 can (4 ounces) mushrooms, sliced


1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce

3 cups Uncle Ben’s Quick Brand Rice

1 large green pepper, chopped

1½ teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon oregano

¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

6 pieces Mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced

Brown meat in large skillet over campfire or cook stove. Drain. Drain mushrooms, reserving juice. Add water to juice to make 2 cups liquid. Add liquid, pizza sauce, rice, mushrooms, green pepper, salt, and oregano to beef. Stir. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle Parmesan and arrange Mozzarella on top of beef-rice mixture. Cover skillet and heat for 2 to 3 minutes, or until cheese softens.




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