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Mac and Cheese Made for Camping

Get ready for a delicious camping adventure with the ultimate mac and cheese! Our mac & cheese recipe can be prepared ahead of time; stored in the refrigerator; then enjoyed warmed up over the fire or camping stove. Bring your favourite toppings and enjoy!

Mac and Cheese Made for Camping

Get ready for a delicious camping adventure with the ultimate mac and cheese! Our mac & cheese recipe can be prepared ahead of time; stored in the refrigerator; then enjoyed warmed up over the fire or camping stove. Bring your favourite toppings and enjoy!
Mac and Cheese Made for Camping

Prep Time

10 min

Total Time

30 min

Serves

4–6 people

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Ingredients

400-450g elbow noodles or another short pasta

2 ½ cups grated medium cheddar cheese

1 ½ cups grated gruyere cheese

1 cup shredded cheese of choice for topping

1 ½ cups milk

1 tbsp flour

1 tsp dijon

¼ tsp garlic powder

Splash hot sauce

Generous pinch Salt and pepper

Optional toppings: truffle ketchup, hot sauce, hot peppers, toasted bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Cook the noodles, drain and set aside.
  2. Add the milk to the pot and warm on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk in the flour until no lumps remain and cook for another minute.
  4. Add 2 ½ cups grated cheddar cheese, 1 ½ cups grated gruyere cheese, garlic powder, mustard and dash of hot sauce and stir until smooth
  5. Cook 2-3 more minutes on low and then remove from heat, adjust seasoning (generous pinch of salt & pepper) and then stir in noodles.
  6. Assemble the finished mac & cheese to take camping! Spoon the mac & cheese into a lasagna-sized aluminum pan and top with 1 cup more of shredded cheese. Let fully cool and then cover tightly with a lid or aluminum foil. Store in the fridge until ready to take on the road – make sure to keep cool in a cooler or in a fridge for up to 2 days.
  7. Reheat, covered, over a fire or cooktop, about 20 minutes or until cheese is melted on top and mac & cheese is warmed through. Top with your favourite toppings like hot sauce, truffle ketchup, hot peppers, toasted breadcrumbs or extra cheese and enjoy!

TIPS

Enjoy this as a non-camping recipe too! It makes a delicious dinner, lunch or game-day meal!

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