Easy Cheesy Salmon Pasta

Easy Cheesy Salmon Pasta

Easy cheesy salmon pasta is a simple, delicious, and nutrient-dense backpacking meal. It requires minimal equipment and offers a good balance of protein, carbs, and fat for sustained energy on the trail.

servings: 1 | calories: 705 | cooking time: 15 min | weight: 210 gr / oz
Category: dehydrated, dinners, high-energy, italian, one-pot, pasta

nutrition info:

calories: 705, protein: 26.7 g, carbs: 82.9 g, fat: 28.7 g, sugars: 0.2 g, sodium: 343 mg

you'll need:

1 tablespoon heavy cream powder
2 tablespoons freeze-dried Cheddar cheese (powdered)
2/3 cup pre-cooked and dehydrated pasta, gluten-free
Salt, to taste
1 tablespoon ghee
1 pouch boneless pink salmon (about 70 g/2.5 oz)

at home:

Mix heavy cream powder and cheese in a small-sized zip lock bag.
Pack the remaining ingredients separately.

on the trail:

Pour pasta into a pot;  add in 1/3 cup water.
Bring to a boil and season to taste.
Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring regularly, for about 5 minutes, or until rehydrated.
Take the pot off the heat.
Stir in cheese sauce powder from the bag.
Add ghee and mix well until it melts.Top with flaked salmon and enjoy!

Note:  You can make this recipe also with regular, non-dehydrated macaroni too. Just cook them in salted, boiling water according to package instructions. Drain the water off reserving about ¼ cup for sauce, then follow original recipe.


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  1. Jay S. on September 27, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Can this be a FBC meal? Usually you have to cook flour. What adjustments need to be made?

    • Tanya Krezevska on November 21, 2021 at 3:19 pm

      Yes, it can be FBC meal. But you need to pre-soak it in this case for several hours.

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