Chef Camper Backpacking Recipes for Outdoor Enthusiasts

🥾 Backpacker's High-Protein Pasta Recipe

Looking for a high-protein pasta recipe for your backpacking adventure? Try our Backpacker's High-Protein Pasta recipe made with instant whole grain pasta, canned tuna, and healthy spices. It's delicious and easy to make!

Backpacker's High-Protein Pasta

You will need:

  • instant whole grain pastaInstant whole grain pasta
  • canned tuna in waterCanned tuna in water
  • olive oilOlive oil
  • garlic powderGarlic powder
  • dried basilDried basil
  • salt and pepperSalt and pepper


  1. Start by boiling water in your backpacking stove.
  2. Add the instant whole grain pasta to the boiling water and cook as per the package instructions.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, drain the canned tuna and set it aside.
  4. Once the pasta is cooked, drain the water and return the pasta to the pot.
  5. Drizzle olive oil over the pasta and mix well to avoid the pasta from sticking together.
  6. Add the drained tuna to the pot and mix it with the pasta.
  7. Season with garlic powder, dried basil, salt, and pepper to taste.
  8. Stir well until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  9. Serve the pasta while it's hot.


This recipe is high in protein and healthy fats, making it a great meal option for backpacking. You can also add other spices or canned vegetables for more flavor and nutrition.

Embarking on a backpacking adventure doesn't mean you have to compromise on taste or nutrition. With a little creativity and the right ingredients, you can whip up a delicious, high-protein meal right on the trail. Our Backpacker's High-Protein Pasta is a perfect example of this.

Designed with the outdoor adventurer in mind, this recipe is a powerhouse of nutrition, packed with protein from whole grain pasta and canned tuna, and enriched with the goodness of olive oil and spices. It's not just about the energy boost, though. This pasta is a flavorful delight that will make your meal times a highlight of your journey.

One of the best things about this recipe is its simplicity. With minimal ingredients and a straightforward process, you can have a hot, satisfying meal ready in no time. Whether you're a seasoned backpacker or a beginner, this recipe is easy to follow and execute, even in the great outdoors.

If you're looking for more such nutritious and tasty dishes to fuel your adventures, check out our High-Protein Camping Meals guide. And for those who prefer a low-carb diet, our Ultimate Guide to Low-Carb Camping Meals is a must-read.

Remember, backpacking doesn't mean you have to stick to pre-packaged meals or bland food. With a little planning and the right recipes, you can enjoy delicious and nutritious meals on the trail. If you're wondering about affordable food options for your next backpacking trip, our FAQ on Affordable Backpacking Food Options has some great suggestions.

So, get your backpacking stove ready and prepare to delight your taste buds with our Backpacker's High-Protein Pasta. Happy Cooking and Happy Trails!