Chef Camper Backpacking Recipes for Outdoor Enthusiasts

🍝 Ultralight Trail Pasta Recipe

Looking for a quick and easy backpacking recipe? Try our Ultralight Trail Pasta recipe made with instant pasta, dehydrated vegetables, tuna, and more. Perfect for your next outdoor adventure!

Ultralight Trail Pasta

You will need:

  • instant pasta packetInstant pasta
  • dehydrated mixed vegetablesDehydrated vegetables
  • tuna pouchPouch of tuna
  • small bottle of olive oilOlive oil
  • travel salt and pepperSalt and pepper
  • ultralight backpacking cookware setUltralight cookware set


  1. Start by boiling water in your ultralight pot.
  2. Add the instant pasta and dehydrated vegetables to the boiling water.
  3. Stir occasionally and let it cook for the time indicated on the pasta packet.
  4. Once cooked, drain the excess water using the lid of your pot.
  5. Add the pouch of tuna, a drizzle of olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Stir well to combine all the ingredients and let it sit for a minute to allow the flavors to meld together.
  7. Serve hot directly from your pot.


This recipe is designed to be quick, easy, and require minimal clean up, making it perfect for backpacking. Feel free to substitute or add any ingredients according to your preference.

Embarking on a backpacking adventure doesn't mean you have to sacrifice delicious and nutritious meals. Our Ultralight Trail Pasta recipe proves that you can enjoy a hearty, flavorful dish using simple ingredients and lightweight gear. This recipe is not only quick and easy to prepare but also requires minimal clean-up, making it a perfect choice for the trail.

Our Ultralight Trail Pasta is a testament to the versatility of dehydrated meals. By combining instant pasta with dehydrated vegetables, you can create a satisfying meal that's both lightweight and packed with essential nutrients. The addition of a pouch of tuna adds a protein punch to keep you energized for your outdoor activities.

But what truly makes this recipe a backpacking favorite is its adaptability. Feel free to substitute or add any ingredients according to your preference. For instance, you could swap the tuna for chicken or salmon, or add some spices for an extra kick. If you're looking for more inspiration, check out our best backpacking recipes for more tasty and easy-to-prepare dishes.

Of course, a good meal is only as good as the gear you use to prepare it. This recipe calls for an ultralight camping stove and cookware set. These items are designed to be lightweight and compact without compromising on performance, making them a must-have for any backpacker.

So, whether you're a seasoned backpacker or a newbie to the trail, give our Ultralight Trail Pasta a try. It's a simple, delicious, and practical meal that's sure to fuel your next adventure. Happy trails and bon appétit!