A campervan road trip is a great way of seeing Australia for anyone on a budget or with a sense of adventure! You have your bedroom, your vehicle, and of course, your kitchen all in one, meaning big savings on your travel budget. Many campervans come with the ability to cook full meals inside, including gas stoves, fridges, pots, pans, and even microwaves! Here are a few quick and simple meal ideas that you can cook during your campervan road trip. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the road sorted!
1. Grilled Cheese and Tomato
A crowd favourite, grilled cheese and tomato is a simple and tasty dish that has ingredients that you can store in your campervan fridge or esky and make every day for breakfast – or at any other time of the day!
2. Fried eggs with Spinach, Mushroom & Cherry Tomato Fry-Up
This amazingly healthy and delicious fry-up is a perfect van-life meal! Irena says “I made this dish over a burning fire at one of the camping spots when we travelled through Europe in a van.”
3. Granola with vanilla yoghurt and strawberries
This one is really simple, healthy and doesn’t require a recipe. You can buy packet-ready granola and almost all supermarkets around Australia, and you can get creative with yoghurt, fruit, and other fresh ingredients!
4. Caprese salad
If you feel like a light and refreshing meal for lunch, try a Caprese salad. It requires no cooking at all and is great to keep some as leftovers for a dinner side.
5. Sausage sizzle
An Aussie classic – a sausage sizzle is the name we give to cooking up sausages and eating them on bread with tomato sauce and fried onion. You can either cook the sausages on your gas stovetop or use one of many public barbeque facilities in parks and campgrounds.
6. Mac and Cheese
Grab a large pot and cook up a batch of tasty mac and cheese for lunch. It’s great for your road trip as you can cook as much or as little as you want and most of the ingredients can be re-used for other meals.
7. Chickpea and tomato pasta
This is a perfect meal for any vegetarians out there (or anybody for that matter)! This tomatoey chickpea pasta is full of protein and fibre and tastes amazing!
8. Grilled chicken and asparagus
With just a few ingredients, all of them being very healthy, this chicken and asparagus dish is a perfect dinner to eat in your campervan. Instead of grilling the chicken, just put it on the pan over your gas stove. It almost seems a bit fancy – but it’s ready in about 20 minutes!
9. Simple chilli
This easy three ingredient chilli is a yummy and hearty meal which you can transform to your own taste buds liking! You can even try dunking some corn chips into the leftovers the next day for a yummy lunch.
10. Vegetarian burritos
Grab some tortillas, canned corn, canned black beans, avocado, salsa, onion and capsicum. Dice everything up and fry the onions and capsicum, and then make your own delicious DIY burritos. If you have a microwave in your campervan, try adding some 90-second brown rice into the meal!