Mushroom Mac N Cheese

Mushroom Mac N Cheese

Mushroom Mac N Cheese is easy to cook and delicious backpacking meal that combines three classic comfort foods – macaroni, cheese and mushrooms

servings: 1 | calories: 445 | cooking time: 15 min | weight: 120 gr / oz
Category: dehydrated, dinners, high-energy, lightweight, one-pot, pasta

nutrition info:

calories: 517, protein: 24.2 g, carbs: 68.6 g, fat: 17.2 g, sugars: 0.2 g, sodium: 237 mg

you'll need:

2/3 cup pre-cooked and dehydrated pasta
1 handful dehydrated mushrooms
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning iHerb
1 tablespoon milk powder
3 tablespoons freeze-dried Cheddar cheese (powdered)
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
Salt, to taste
1 teaspoon ghee

at home:

Combine pasta, mushrooms and thyme in a medium-sized zip lock bag.
Mix milk powder, flour and cheese in other bag.
Pack ghee separately.

on the trail:

Pour Mushroom Mac mixture into a pot. Add in 1/3 cup water, stir well and let soak for 5 minutes.
Bring to a boil and season to taste.
Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring regularly, until rehydrated.
Take the pot off the heat and stir in ghee and cheese sauce mixture.

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 , then stir in sauce mixture and ghee.


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  1. Zoro on March 6, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    Okay, so I want to vacuum seal the meal. Should I vacuum seal the powders too? Or can I just throw the powder in a small Mylar bag and just vacuum seal the whole meal together?

    • Tanya Krezevska on March 24, 2021 at 10:58 am

      Depends on how long you are planning to store it. You can vacuum-seal the meal and powders put separately in a small Mylar or zip-lock bags right before your trip.

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