Kickin’ Veggie Mac & Cheese
Serving Size 1
354 Approx. Calories
½ Cup Macaroni
¼ Cup Dried Cherry Tomato slices
¼ Cup Dried Mixed Bell Peppers
¼ Cup Onions
¼ Cup Mushrooms
1⅓ Tbsp Cheese Powder
1 Tbsp Powdered Milk
½ tsp Seasoning
1 - 2 Slices Optional - Dried Jalapeño Peppers
Pinch Salt & Pepper
1¼ Cups Water to Rehydrate
Use store-bought packets of taco seasoning OR make your own by combining 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder, 1½ tsp. Ground Cumin, ¼ tsp. Garlic Powder, ¼ tsp. Crushed Red Pepper, ¼ tsp. Dried Oregano, ¼ tsp. Salt. Makes 5½ teaspoons.
Combine and pack cheese, milk, and taco powders in a small
plastic bag. Enclose with other ingredients in plastic bag.
Variation: For a higher protein vegetarian meal, replace some of
the vegetables with dried black beans.
On the Trail:
Combine all ingredients EXCEPT: cheese, milk, and taco powders with water in pot and soak five minutes. Light stove, bring to boil, and place in a cozy for 5 min. Remove from cozy, stir in
cheese, milk, and taco powders. Place back in to cozy, wait ten minutes.