Simple Camp Breakfast Hash Recipe

Camp Breakfast Hash

This camp breakfast hash is made with russet potatoes, green and white onion, bell pepper, and eggs. You can easily grab all of the ingredients at the grocery store on your way to camp. Within 15-30 minutes of cooking, you’ll be eating a yummy breakfast hash at your campsite!

I LOVE a good breakfast hash. I mean, who doesn’t love potatoes?! The best part about breakfast hash recipes is that they are pretty flexible. Use your potato of choice, eggs, and add whatever veggies in that you’d like. The chances of it coming out tasty are pretty high.

Woman eating a camp meal

I typically make this camp breakfast hash recipe while I’m motorcycle camping. If I can do it while traveling on a Harley, you can easily do it at home, in your overlanding rig, or while car camping!

What You’ll Need for Your Camp Breakfast Hash: 

Camp Kitchen Gear:

  • Camp Stove: I’d recommend using a camp stove rather than building a fire (firewood at campgrounds can also be pricey, or may not be allowed due to fire bans). I utilize the stove + pot support that comes with my Jetboil MicroMo. Oh yeah, don’t forget your fuel!
  • Skillet: I used my Sea to Summit Frontier 8” Pan. This pan is non-stick, which makes it really easy to clean afterward. Alternatively, you can also eat your meal directly from the skillet. Just remember to use cookware and utensils that are non-stick friendly. Alternatively, you could use a larger skillet such as the Sea to Summit Detour Stainless Steel Pan, or a cast iron skillet.
  • Kitchen Knife: Using a sharp, quality kitchen knife to chop your potatoes and veggies will make prepping your food a breeze. I recently upgraded to this Kitchen Knife from Sea to Summit and love how sharp it is!
  • Spatula: You can always bring cookware items that you use at home. However, over the years, I’ve invested in camp kitchen tools like this spatula that collapse down and take up minimal room.
  • Cutting Board: I take a small prep board with me
  • Eating Utensils
  • Plate

For Cleanup:

  • Soap
  • Water
  • Cleaning Cloth
Camp Breakfast Hash

Other Helpful Camping Items:

You don’t NEED these in order to make your camp breakfast hash. But in some scenarios they’re helpful!

  • Packable cooler: to keep items such as eggs refrigerated. It’s important to note that for longer trips, you should avoid keeping perishable foods for extended periods without refrigeration.
  • Egg Holder
  • Reusable Storage Bottles: Great for storing your
  • Stainless Steel Plate: You can use this in a pinch as a lid to on your skillet to poach the eggs. Just remember that it will be HOT. Use something other than your hands to remove it from the skillet.
Camp Kitchen Tool Kit
  • Camp Kitchen Tool Kit: I love this tool kit from Sea to Summit. It has reusable bottles, cooking utensils, and cleanup items rolled up into one kit. Alternatively, you could build your own. But if you’re new to camp cooking, this is a great option.

Helpful Tips:

  • Prep the potatoes veggies at home – a great option for overnight camping adventures. This will leave you with less waste and cleanup at camp.
  • Don’t overload your skillet. You’ll want your potatoes to cook evenly so that they become crisp and fluffy.

Breakfast Hash Ingredients: 

  • Russet Potato: I used one russet potato that was just larger than the size of my hand.
  • A Small White Onion: You won’t need much, so pick out the smallest one you can find at the grocery. (I eyeball my veggie measurements, so I suggest you do the same.)
  • Half of a Green Bell Pepper (Or more if you wish)
  • Green Onion: You can use this as garnish, in place of the white onion, or both.
  • Eggs: 2 or 3 will work well
  • Seasoning: I use a premade Garlic Salt and pepper mix that I pack in a small 2oz Nalgene bottle.
  • Cooking Oil: I use Olive Oil. Vegetable, avocado, or another cooking oil of your preference will be fine.

This meal will feed 1-2 people, depending on your appetite.

Camp Breakfast Hash

How to Make the Camp Breakfast Hash:

  1. Prep your potatoes and veggies: Cube the potatoes and veggies. The smaller you cube them, the faster they’ll cook.
  2. Prepare Your Camp Stove: Set up your camp stove and skillet.
  3. Add a small amount of cooking oil. This will heat up quickly. Be ready to put your prepped potatoes and veggies on within a minute.
  4. Once the oil is heated, add your potatoes and veggies to the skillet, stirring occasionally. Cook until the potatoes are tender.
  5. Fry the eggs: Once the potatoes are ready, push them to the sides, creating “holes” in the hash for the eggs. You can turn the heat down a touch for this part. If you have a stainless steal plate, you can use it as a lid to help poach the eggs faster. 
  6. Garnish, Serve, and Enjoy! Once the eggs are cooked to your liking, chop up fresh green onion to garnish your breakfast camp hash. Wait until your meal is cooled enough to eat, and enjoy!
Camp Breakfast Hash

Tips for Cleaning Up:

  • Dispose of Waste Properly: Collect any food scraps or trash in a designated bag, and dispose of it in a trash receptacle. Please follow Leave No Trace principles. This is crucial to keep wildlife from wandering in to your campsite looking for food.
  • Scrape and Wipe Clean: Before using soap, scrape off any food residue from your cookware and utensils and give them a good wipe with a cloth. This reduces the amount of soap and water needed for cleaning.
  • Secure Your Food: When you’re not actively using your food or cooking equipment, store them in sealed containers or resealable bags to deter animals from sniffing around your campsite.
  • Educate Yourself: Research the specific regulations and guidelines for the area where you’re camping. Some locations may have specific rules regarding waste disposal and cleanup.
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Staci Wilt

I’m Staci: a freelance journalist, photographer, and marketing consultant. I primarily focus those skills around my passions of motorcycles, travel, and food…and yes, we will count margaritas and craft beer in that last category. Thanks for checking out my blog!
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