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Camp Mac and Cheese

Camp Mac & Cheese

Our favorite camp mac & cheese recipe that does not dry out, freezes well and reheats perfectly in an oven, grill or campfire! It always comes out ooey, gooey with cheesy goodness over a hot campfire or camp stove! Also makes a great meal for the meal preppers out there due to how well it freezes and reheats!
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 Cups Elbow Macaroni
  • 8 ounces Alfredo Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 Cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Set 1/2 cup aside to top your mac & cheese
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Boil your macaroni elbows according to the directions on the box and drain the water once the macaroni's are soft enough.
  • Coat the drained macaroni with 8 oz of Alfredo sauce. I find that this helps keeping the macaroni and cheese from drying out while cooking over a fire and also allows it freeze really well!
  • Mix in the 1/2 cup of Sharp Cheddar, 1/2 cup of Parmesan Cheese and 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  • Add your 1/2 cup of whole milk, or what we prefer, 1/2 & 1/2. This helps keep the cheese loose and bubbly when cooking over the fire or camp stove. (I have even added an extra splash of milk in my tins for extra creaminess!) Add salt & pepper to taste.
  • Spoon your mixture in your cooking tins that have been sprayed with 'High Heat Cooking Spray'. It can be a large shallow cooking tin, or multiple smaller ones (which I prefer).
  • Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of sharp cheddar over top. If you feel an extra splash of milk is needed, now is the time to add.
  • Cover with tin foil and freeze or store in the refrigerator until your Camp Mac until its ready to cook.
  • If cooking immediately the next day over a camp grill or fire, it can take around 5-8 minutes to heat through and become yummy gooey goodness. If frozen, it can take approximately 8-12 minutes to heat through. Just keep peeking under the foil to spot the bubbling cheese.

Notes

Camp Mac and CheeseCamp Mac & Cheese has been such a hit I would have to quadruple the recipe :) There is anywhere from 16-30 family members who join us every year camping, and this has become a camp food staple that everyone looks forward to!