Meatless Pasta for Your Next Camping Trip

Meatless pasta can be made with red sauce or white sauce, take your pick. That’s the beauty of pasta it tastes great with either.  Tip – don’t make your own sauce during your camping trip, do this at home, you want it to be easy and quick. This could also be a backpacking recipe because they do make tomato sauce in easy to carry pouches.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serves: This recipe serves 2 people but it can be modified for more or less


2 cups of shell pasta or if using spaghetti 2 oz is considered a serving size which can be measured by holding the spaghetti in your hand wrapping your fingers around it. If it measures the size of a quarter that is about 2 oz. Remember spaghetti can double in size and weight when cooked so don’t cook to much or you’ll be throwing it away later. Not good.

1 jar of Alfredo sauce or spaghetti sauce


© Quayside | – Pasta Photo

1/2 cup of onion chopped (do this at home and place in a plastic bag)

1 teaspoon of garlic salt

1/2 cup of shredded pepper jack cheese

Parmesan cheese


Mix together in a saucepan the sauce, onions, garlic salt and pepper jack cheese.

Bring to a boil then simmer.

While the sauce is simmering, get a pot of water boiling for your pasta. 2 quarts of water should be enough.

Cook pasta for 9 – 11 minutes.

Drain pasta.

Mix the sauce and pasta together and serve.

This is about as easy as it gets to enjoying good pasta while camping but you can easily add to the ingredient list – red peppers, mushrooms, fresh basil, oregano, chopped up spinach and other cheeses can be added.  And if you want to add more ingredients have them chopped, shredded , measured out and packed together so when you get to camp it’s all in one place making it easy to prepare your camping meal.

Did you know?

The invention of the first tomato sauces dates back from the late 18th century: the first written record of pasta with tomato sauce can be found in the 1790 cookbook L’Apicio Moderno by Roman chef Francesco Leonardi.[25] Before tomato sauce was introduced, pasta was eaten dry with the fingers; the liquid sauce demanded the use of a fork.[23] Wikipedia

Hope you enjoy your meatless pasta and do share with your friends!

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