A creamy sauce with savory mushrooms and pasta is perfect after a hard hike. This dish has the added virtues of being simple and easy to make. This recipe will work well mild winter conditions (above freezing).
Category: easy-to-make backpacking recipes
This is similar to Pad Thai but has a peanut tasting sauce instead of Tamarine. You can use Tofu or peanuts for protein. Sometimes I use both. Works best in temperatures above 20ºF.
This is one of my favorite quick meals. More challenging to make with a small 1 liter pot than a Ramen or Phö, but sometimes you just want a savory noodle dish and this one will not disappoint. The Korean chili powder gives it a smokey flavor. Best in temperatures above 40ºF.
One of my favorite backpacking foods is cheese quesadillas. They are good for breakfast, lunch or dinner and snacks in between. Most every hiker will want them as soon as they smell them cooking. I expect the only reason I have never seen anyone else making them is that most hikers are using super-weight saving and efficient cooking systems that simply can’t handle anything as large as a street taco.
Ramen is a popular backpacking choice, but usually in ready-made and prepackaged forms. Here I’m going to share a very simple way to create your own fresh Ramen. This recipe will work well in deep cold winter conditions (0–15ºF).