Camping Mac & Cheese

Well I think it goes without saying that macaroni and cheese is one of the ultimate comfort foods. The ooey, gooey, cheesy, deliciousness just calls your name on those cool spring nights. Most people don’t think of macaroni and cheese as a camping food, but why not? It’s the perfect meal to warm you up while you’re sitting around a fire on a cool night. Plus, you can make it over the campfire or on the grill… that’s right- campfire mac n’ cheese! Check out the recipe below (bonus points if you can read it without your mouth watering 😉 )!

INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
8 oz prepared Alfredo sauce {just over half a jar}
1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
1/4-1/2 cup half and half or whole milk
Salt and pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS:
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
Stir alfredo sauce into the cooked pasta with the three cheeses and enough milk to keep things loose.
{This is so your mac and cheese doesn’t dry out while it’s staying cool.} Stir in salt and pepper to taste.
Divide between four mini aluminum pie tins {or one big one}, sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
Spray one side of aluminum foil with more nonstick cooking spray and cover each individual mac and cheese portion, sprayed side down, facing the food.
Seal well.
Store in a large plastic food storage bag in a cooler until ready to cook.
Prepare a fire and let it burn down to the coals. Place a cooking rack over top that would be 2-3 inches above.
Place each pie tin over the hot coals and cook 8-10 minutes or until hot. Remove from fire and serve immediately.
You can also heat these up over a warm grill!
and- You can also just bake these at home in a glass baking dish at 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Find the original recipe here!

Happy Camping! 🙂