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21 Best Recipes to Cook Over Your Backyard Fire Pit

One of the best parts of having a backyard fire pit is that the landscaping feature doubles as a cooking zone. You can safely and comfortably cook over a wood-burning firepit with all sorts of recipes and tools like skewers, pans, and open grills. It’s like campfire cooking, just at home.

So, to help you take full advantage of all that, We’ve rounded up a great list of some delicious recipes just for such an occasion. Some are super easy, some are incredibly unique, and others are just plain wonderful. Enjoy!

S’Mores Three Ways

S'Mores made with cookies
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S’mores are amazing no matter how you make them, but this recipe shows you three different ways to really up your game. Think cookies, strawberry, and peanut butter s’mores, and you’ve got this delectable recipe in hand.

Fire Pit Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls
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Cinnamon rolls are personally one of my absolute favorite sweet treats. I’d never thought of making them over a fire pit or campfire before though. And this recipe is so easy – you just need crescent rolls, cinnamon, and sugar. That’s it.

Blueberry Cinnamon Firepit Bread

Blueberry bread in an old style bread pan
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Another amazing recipe I had never thought of making over a firepit is a fruit bread. This blueberry cinnamon firepit bread is amazing and easy. It pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee or tea as you relax by the fire in the evening.

Cornbread Chili

pot of chili
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Chili is already an amazing meal but add in the natural smoky flavor a firepit offers and you’ve got a prize winner. This particular recipe is sort of like a pot pie with the cornbread on top, but with chili below. So amazing. Can’t wait to make some of this!

Firepit Mac ‘n Cheese

mac n cheese
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This campfire mac ‘n cheese recipe is so easy and absolutely delicious. It uses alfredo sauce, plus three types of cheese for a creamy, gooey meal the whole family will love.

3-Ingredient Firepit Blueberry Cobbler

bluberry cobbler
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If you’re looking for a super easy, sweet treat to make on the firepit, this 3-Ingredient Blackberry Fire Pit Cobbler is just the trick.

Beer-Braised Chicken

glazed chicken
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This beer-braised chicken recipe is all the name promises to be. You’ll need some chipotle peppers, hot sauce, cumin, and Mexican beer for the complete flavor profile. You can follow the recipe for pulled chicken or cook drumsticks instead. Your call.

Perfect Grilled Burgers

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What collection would be complete without the perfect burger recipe? This one tells you exactly how to set up, cook, and serve your amazing burgers for an easy and delicious meal every time.

Pizza Nachos

Pizza nachos

Pizza and nachos? What could be better? This fire pit recipe gives you specifics for making the nachos perfectly, but you can also switch out toppings for your own special take. Personally, I’m going with Hawaiian pizza nachos, with drained pineapple, Canadian bacon, and even some spinach.

Crescent Dogs

hotdogs in grilled wraps
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Pigs in a blanket over the firepit? Of course! You just need hotdogs, crescent rolls, cheese, and bacon for this delicious take on the hearty treat.

Blackberry Glazed Chicken

bowl of ripe blackberries
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I’d never considered glazing chicken in blackberries before, but this recipe looks incredible. The recipe uses blackberries, white wine vinegar, mustard, and seasoning for a unique blend of sweet and tart flavors.

Grilled Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae

ice cream sundae
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Yep, you read that right. An ice cream sundae on the fire pit! Well, okay, so the ice cream isn’t made on the fire, but the cookies are. You’re in for a decadent treat with this amazing, chilled goodness using ice cream, cookies, and whatever toppings you want for a quick, delicious treat to share over the fire.

Shrimp Scampi in Foil

shrimp scampi
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Fish isn’t the only thing you can grill on your fire pit. You can toss some shrimp, butter, and seasonings into a foil packet for some amazing shrimp scampi in no time.

Foil Pack French Dip Sandwiches

French dip sandwich
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Combining tender roast beef, provolone cheese, and a classic au jus sauce, these foil pack French Dip sandwiches are all you’ve been asking for on your firepit cooking list.

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

kabobs on a grill
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Combining savory and sweet flavors, these Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs are a must-make on your next firepit evening. You’ll need some pineapple, peppers, red onion, and soy sauce to create these delights.

Firepit Eclairs

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I love eclairs. I can’t believe I never thought of making them on the firepit before! But, with this Fire Pit Eclairs recipe, you’ll find they’re super easy and just as delicious as you’d hope for. You just need crescent rolls, chocolate frosting, and whipped cream. Yum!

Mexican Street Corn

Mexican style street corn
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Looking for the perfect side to whip up on your fire pit? Try this Mexican Street Corn recipe. You just need a few simple ingredients and you’ll have this amazing twist on the classic side.

Hotdogs and Cast-Iron Skillet Beans

hotdogs on grill
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This recipe gives you the whole meal at once. Grab a cast-iron skillet for the beans, toss the dogs on a grill, and follow along for an easy, delicious meal you’ll enjoy in the backyard or camping.

Hawaiian BBQ Pork Walking Tacos

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These Hawaiian BBQ Pork walking tacos are the perfect firepit meal for gatherings. They’re easy to make and because they’re “walking tacos” they’re specially designed so you can easily mix and mingle while you go from group to group in that back patio chat zone.

Easy Firepit Pizza

Wood-fired pizza
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Love wood-fired pizza? Well, here’s a recipe to make your own without having to install an expensive pizza oven. Add your own toppings or follow the recipe exactly. Either way, you’ll have a super tasty meal the whole family will love.

Bacon Ranch Grilled Potatoes

Loaded potatoes
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Another fantastic side (or, if you’re like me, whole meal!) for your firepit BBQ is this tasty bacon ranch grilled potatoes recipe. They use cheddar cheese, ranch dressing, bacon, and whatever other fixings you love for the perfect dish.

Mix and Match for Your Next Gathering

Personally, I’d probably mix and match about 5 of these recipes for the next gathering around the firepit. Pull together ingredients ahead of time and cook them in quick succession between bites for a firepit “buffet” all night.

Just be sure to gather all your ingredients ahead of time and bring your appetites. These seriously all sound so amazing.