Homemade boil in the bag omelets are a fun and mess-free breakfast for your next camping trip. Prep at home then simply boil at the campsite. These omelets are made in just 15 minutes. Gluten-free.
Every year before we head for our annual camping trip, I put together a camping food checklist. It makes my life SO much easier and helps the planning process go a lot smoother. I highly encourage you to write your list sooner than later and put these simple boil in the bag omelets on your list!
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In just 15 minutes, this camping recipe is made and ready to be served. Plus, each camper can add their favorite mix-in to create a delicious and flavorful breakfast, lunch, or dinner meal.
- 12 eggs see note for camping tips
- 1/2 cup chopped ham
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 pepper diced
- 4 quart-sized Freezer Ziplock Bags
Pick a variety of mix-ins for the omelets. Keep it simple, by bringing chopped ham, bell pepper, and shredded cheese. Get fancy by chopping a variety of veggies and meat for more options.
- Bacon Bits
- Cheddar, feta, mozzarella, pepper jack cheese
- Bell pepper
- Chopped onions
- Diced tomatoes
HOW TO MAKE
- In a large pot or dutch oven, bring water to a boil
- Evenly distribute the whisked eggs between the ziplock bags
- Add mix-ins of choice such as ham and cheese or veggies and cheese
- Boil for 5 minutes for 3 egg omelets or 10 minutes for 6 egg omelets.
- Check to make sure inside of the omelet is firm. If it is still runny, place ziplock back into boiling water and cook a couple more minutes, or until set.
To start, bring water to a boil in a large pot or dutch oven.
PRO TIP: To pack eggs and have less mess while camping, crack the eggs at home and store them in a mason jar or plastic container with a tight seal and store them in your cooler or fridge until needed.
To whisk eggs, simply shake the eggs in the mason jar.
Now all you have to do is distribute the eggs between the Ziploc bags. No mess and easy cleanup!
PRO TIP: You MUST use Freezer bags. These are the only bags that will hold up to the high heat.
Add in the mix-ins that your family prefers into the freezer bag.
Place the freezer bags in the large pot.
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Boil for 5 minutes for 3 egg omelets (small bag below) or 10 minutes for 6 egg omelets (large bag shown below).
Check to make sure inside of the omelet is firm. If it is still runny, place ziplock back into boiling water and cook a couple more minutes, or until set.
If you are camping with a large group of people, have everyone bring their own eggs in freezer ziplock bags or mason jars to one campsite along with a mix-in to share. It’s a fun way to bring everyone together to enjoy a delicious meal.
You can serve the cooked omelets on a plate, bowl or enjoy right out of the ziplock bags. My family tends to eat straight out of the plastic bags to eliminate dishes, because who likes washing dishes when there is so much more to be doing?
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Boil In The Bag Camping Meals: Omelets
- 4 quart sized Freezer Ziplock Bags
- 12 eggs see note for camping tips
- 1/2 cup chopped ham ✅
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese ✅
- 1 pepper, diced diced
- salt and pepper to taste
- Boil the water. In a large pot or dutch oven, bring water to a boil
- Divide the eggs and add mix-ins. Evenly distribute the whisked eggs between the ziplock bags. Add mix-ins of choice such as ham and cheese or veggies and cheese.12 eggs, 1/2 cup chopped ham, 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1 pepper, diced, salt and pepper to taste
- Boil. Boil for 5 minutes for 3 egg omelets or 10 minutes for 6 egg omelets. Check to make sure the inside of the omelet is firm. If it is still runny, place the ziplock back into boiling water and cook a couple more minutes, or until set.