Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Camping Mac n' Cheese

We took these to the mine this year and this worked really well.  My main "fix" for next year is that I need to actually find the right pans.

Camping Mac n' Cheese
Modified from Lauren's Latest

3 cups dry pasta (they said elbow, I used rotini)
1 jar (15 oz) Alfredo sauce
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1/2 to 1 cup milk (they said half and half or whole milk, I actually just used 2%)
salt and pepper, to taste

Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain and rinse in cold water.

Stir in Alfredo sauce with three cheeses and enough milk to keep things a little loose (you are just trying to keep it from drying out).  Stir in salt and pepper.  Divide between mini alumni pie tins, sprayed with cooking spray (so I couldn't find these and used mini loaf pans....don't do it....you want the thinner spread that you will get with a pie tin as it will cook better on your campfire).  Spray one side of aluminum foil with more cooking spray and cover each portion. Seal well and place into cooler until ready to cook.

Place on a cooking rack over hot coals (2-3 inches or so above....anyone whose cooked over a campfire will know what to do here).  Cook about 8-10 minutes or until hot.  This heated up fine, but because we used the loaf pans, the edges were boiling and the middle was still cold.  So definitely use the pie tins!! We actually cooked hot dogs at the same time and then mixed them into the mac n' cheese. 
 
Serves 8. 

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