Luxury Backpacking Meal: Italian Pasta with Crab

Backpacking meals can get pretty boring if you stick to Ramen noodles and freeze-dried meals. In this week's edition of our Campsite Cooking Outdoor Meal Series we feature a more luxury backpacking meal called Italian Pasta with Crab. Using canned crab meat, Italian spices and pasta you can create a great tasting meal in the backcountry.

Luxury Backpacking Meal: Italian Pasta with Crab




At the campsite, boil 3 cups of water then add angel hair pasta. Cook the pasta for about 8 minutes then drain the water a safe distance from camp or any water sources. Add olive oil, basil, parsley, and garlic powder. As you can see in the video, we used drinking straws to transport the right amount of spices. Finally, add the container of crab meat and stir thoroughly. Then enjoy this luxury backpacking meal.

This is an easy backpacking meal for those nights you want a more luxury backpacking meal. The use of crab and bold Italian spices make this a tasty meal worth carrying the cans of crab meat. We rated this on our Campsite Cooking Score sheet as a 3.4 so we definitely suggest you try it out.

Luxury backpacking meal

If you do try cooking this backpacking meal, leave us a comment below to let us know what you think. Also, be sure to check out our other outdoor meals: 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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