Nothing warms up tummy after a cool morning hike like a hot and delicious serving of mac & cheese. Add a hotdog grilled on a skewer and the meal is truly complete.

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As Mac & Cheese is nearly every kid’s favorite – plus many adults – doing up a large batch to have on stand by for a quick power snack as needed.

This meal is prepared at home before being taken to the campsite or could be prepared in advance in the motor home and reheated when ready o serve. Being prepared in advance saves more time for hiking, exploring, fishing or other camp site activities.


  • 1.5 cups elbow macaroni
  • 8 oz. Alfredo sauce
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup half & half or whole milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Mini aluminum pie tins


  • Cook macaroni according to package.
  • Drain pasta. Add cheeses, milk, and Alfredo sauce, stirring until cheese is melted
  • Spray each pie tin with non-stick oil.
  • Divide the mac & cheese between the pie tins and cover with aluminum. Keep chilled until ready to cook.
  • Place on a rack 2-3 inches above the coals and cook for 8-10 minutes.

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Courtesy S. Ward – Lehman Caves, Great Basin National Park