Backpacking Meal: Cheesy Bacon Taters

Backpacking meals can be lightweight, easy to cook and great tasting. You don't have to take Ramen Noodles or freeze-dried meals into the backcountry. We've shared great tasting backpacking meals on our Campsite Cooking Series and this week we've got another easy backpacking meal called Cheesy Bacon Taters.

Backpacking Meal: Cheesy Bacon Taters

This lightweight backpacking meal is easy to cook. Simply follow these directions.

At Home:

Mix 1/2 cup of instant dry milk, 1/2 cup bacon bits, 1 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley, 1 1/2 tablespoons dried onions and a dash of salt and pepper in a plastic bag.

On the Trail:

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in your camp stove. Remove from heat, add one package of instant potatoes and stir. Next, add the contents of the spice bag you mixed at home then add two sticks of string cheese. Be sure to cut the string cheese into small disks, which will help them melt quicker. Stir all of the contents until the cheese has melted and blended in with the other ingredients. Then enjoy.

This is an easy to cook, lightweight and easy to carry backpacking meal for your next backcountry adventure. As you can see below, we gave it a rating of 3.4 on the Campsite Cooking Score System. Feel free to increase the bacon bits or add other spices to try and make it taste even better.

Backpacking meals

We recommend you give this easy backpacking meal a try on your next trip to the backcountry. If you do try it out, please leave us a comment below to let us know what you think of this recipe.

Also, be sure to try our other campsite cooking meals? Our previous backpacking and car camping meals include: Trailside Chicken & Rice, Pizza Taters, Sausage & Mash, Beef &Noodles, Tuna Noodler, Backcountry Pizza, Dutch Oven Breakfast Burritos, Chicken and Stuffing, Cinna-Raisin Crunch and Quinoa & Veggies.

Andy Hawbaker
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Andy is a hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and outdoor fanatic. When he isn't exploring the Rocky Mountains, burning marshmallows or scratching his dog behind the ear, he shares his experiences here on the Sierra Trading Post Blog.
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