How to Cook in an RV if You Don’t Actually Like Cooking

Not everyone is a big fan of cooking. For those that don’t like cooking, then cooking in an RV probably sounds pretty harrowing. That feeling is understandable, though. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to go about cooking in an RV even if you don’t actually like to cook. Don’t believe us? Alright then, hear us out.

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How hard is it to cook in an RV?

According to RVshare, while most RVs don’t come equipped with a large kitchen, “great RV cooking is possible in the small space you have at hand.” For someone who doesn’t like to cook, that might sound like bad news. But it’s not! There are plenty of ways to make cooking in an RV enjoyable, even if you’re not actually the biggest fan of prepping meals.

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Planning ahead is pretty important

Planning ahead is key when it comes to owning an RV. That’s especially true if you plan to cook in your RV. For those that don’t like cooking, planning ahead can be a great way to avoid any unnecessary frustrations once you hit the road too.

But what does planning ahead look like? Regardless of how long your RV trip is going to be, meal planning is an easy way to figure out what you’ll be cooking before hitting the road. Ask yourself how long you plan to be away from home, what types of foods you enjoy eating most, and which of those are the easiest to make. Do It Yourself RV also suggests using a meal planning app to pick your meals and manage your grocery shopping list.

How to simplify your meals while cooking in an RV

If you really dislike cooking and would prefer to spend as little time as possible in your RV’s kitchen, then we’ve got some good news for you. There are ways to do exactly that. According to AxleAddict, a slow cooker is a must-have cooking tool for RVers. Having a slow cooker on hand can save you a ton of time in the kitchen too. 

“If you are parked in one spot for the day, you can put the ingredients for an entire meal into the pot in the morning, then plug your crockpot in, turn it on and leave. When you return, dinner is ready,” says AxleAddict.

According to Mike Scarpignato at RV Blogger, having an Instant Pot on hand can also make all the difference while on an RV trip. With an Instant Pot, you can throw a meal together in just a matter of minutes. For someone who doesn’t like to cook, a tool like this can quickly prove itself invaluable when it comes to cooking in an RV. Fortunately, RV Blogger has some pretty tasty-sounding recipes to get you started too.

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Even if you don’t like to cook, cooking in an RV isn’t all that bad

In the end, even if you don’t like cooking, you shouldn’t expect cooking in an RV to be a terrible way to spend your time. Try giving RV meal planning a go, or bring your slow cooker along next time that you hit the road. And if all else fails? It’s hard to argue against a fire-roasted hot dog.