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Almost-Instant Mac and Cheese recipe

Classic creature comfort for the trail
July 1, 2014
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Made from scratch, this macaroni and cheese, which needs just a couple of minutes on the stove to heat up, might just become your new favorite.

*Just Add Water*

Serves 1

Prep at Home

1 cup   dried cooked macaroni

2 tbsp  crumbled dried cottage cheese

2 tbsp  skim milk powder

1/4 tsp dry mustard

1/4 tsp crumbled dried basil (optional)

Salt and pepper

To Serve

1 cup water

Prep at Home

In a sealable plastic bag, combine macaroni, cottage cheese, milk powder, mustard, basil (if using) and salt and pepper to taste. Seal and store at room temperature for up to 2 weeks or refrigerate for up to 3 months.

To Serve

1. In a saucepan, combine macaroni mixture and water. Let stand for 15 minutes or until pasta is softened.

2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and boil gently, stirring often, for about 1 minute or until sauce is reduced and thickened.

Fresh Additions

- Add drained canned tuna or fresh grilled fish.

- Add chopped fresh tomatoes or the traditional squeeze of ketchup.

Courtesy of The Complete Trail Food Cookbook by Jennifer MacKenzie, Jay Nutt & Don Mercer © 2010 www.robertrose.ca Adapted and reprinted with publisher permission.

  • th C

    dried cooked macaroni? please elaborate on how to do this properly.

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