What’s for Dinner?

whats for dinner

Who says you can’t eat well while backpacking? After hiking all day, end the night with a dinner that isn’t short on nutrition or taste. Below is FMA’s collection of backpacking dinner recipes to prepare before the hike and enjoy prior to your night’s rest.

Ham and Pea Ramen 

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1-2 packages Ramen noodles
1/2 cup dried peas
Parmesan cheese
Red pepper flakes

At home: Repack Ramen noodles and dried peas into one zip lock bag, throwing away the flavor packs. In another zip lock bag combine cheese, ham, and pepper to taste.

On the trail: Add noodles and peas to a pot of boiling water. Once cooking, drain the water. Mix in cheese, ham, and red pepper.  Makes 1 serving

 Cheesy Bacospuds

2 1/4 cup instant potatoes
1/2 cup instant dry milk
1 packet Butter Buds
1 1/2 Tbsp dried parsley flakes
1 1/2 Tbsp dried onions
Salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup crumbled bacon
1 package powdered cheese spread

At home: Add all ingredients into quart size freezer zip lock bag.
On the trail: Bring 4 1/2 cups (less if using fresh cheese) to boil. Add water to bag, stir well. Let stand, and add more water if needed.   Makes 4 servings

Sweet and Spicy Tuna Couscous

1/3 cup couscous
2 Tbsp dried mixed vegetables
1 5-ounce package sweet & spicy flavored tuna

At home: Combine the couscous and vegetables in a zip lock plastic bag.
On the trail: Add just enough water to cover. Stir well. Let sit for 5 minutes. Just before serving, stir in the tuna.
Makes 1-2 servings
We love cooking good in the backcountry. But there is so much more. After taking your quiz, sign up for Backcountry Cooking Tapas Style and enjoy some recipes with other backpackers.
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