Your Best Backpacking Recipes

Share your best backpacking recipes with BackpackingChef.com readers.

I will publish your recipes and index them on this page with credit to you as my Guest Chef.

Share breakfast, lunch, supper, or dessert recipes. Let's see your best creations such as Squidbilly's Wife's Jamaican Jerk Chicken shown at right.

Thanks to everyone below for sharing your recipes. They look great!

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Recently Shared Recipes

White Bean Chili

Uses Ground Turkey. Make a pot at home, dry and divide into individual servings for the trail. Shared by SierraJud.

Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Uses the "squeeze bag" method to mix and pour the dumpling mix into the boiling water. Easy prep at home and on the trail. Shared by Scottpash.


Best Backpacking Recipes for Supper

Chicken & Cheese Couscous

Chicken, mushrooms, veggies, melted cheese with couscous. Shared by Tom.

Couscous with TVP & Tomato

A vegetarian option instead of using ground beef or turkey. Shared by Calla's Dad.

Indian Dal Recipe

A hearty Red Lentil Indian flavored meal. Zondra dries her Indian Dal into bark and serves it with vegetables and rice. Shared by Zondra Skertich.

Thai Backpacking Recipes

Thai Curry with Rice Noodles. Spicy and easy to make. Enjoy hot or cold. Shared by Cheryl.

Tom Ka Gai Rice & Chicken. A spicy Thai meal based on Tom Ka Gai soup with coconut ginger rice. Shared by RollingStone.

Pineapple-Ginger Rice

Easy rice recipe makes a tasty side or add ham to make a meal. Shared by Margo D.

Two-Mile High Bolognese

Beef & Italian sausage in an Italian-style Bolognese sauce served over Penne pasta. Shared by Katherine Phillips.

Cheesy Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce

A dehydrated vegetarian spaghetti sauce made with lots of cheese, meat substitutes, and spices. Shared by Lance "CreakyKnees" Delo.

Chicken Cacciatore

Classic Italian Chicken Cacciatore over noodles. Shared by Chris Tarricone.

Chicken Carbonara

Chicken Carbonara is an Italian cream sauce based dish which includes pasta, pancetta(bacon), a creamy Alfredo sauce and chicken. Shared by RollingStone.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Chicken, Rice, & Beans with Jamaican Jerk Seasoning & Coconut Milk. My hubby's favorite backpacking meal! Shared by Squidbilly's Wife.

Penang Chicken

Chicken in a Penang tomato sauce served with rice. Shared by Tassie.

Cajun Red Beans and Rice

Dehydrated red beans, ham and rice with Cajun seasoning. Shared by Poet.

Shared Chili Recipes

SierraJud's White Bean Chili, Mr. Dog's Chili Corn, Tucson Damselfly's Gluten Free Chili with Quinoa, Cram's 4-Way Chili.

Hunter's Stir Fry

A wild game or lean beef stir fry meal cooked and dehydrated at home with quick prep on trail. Shared by Mephitus.

Vegetable Beef Stew

Dehydrated shredded beef and vegetables with rice noodles. Prepared on the trail in a cook-in bag. Shared by Tuscon Damselfly.

Lucky's Beef Stroganoff Recipe

A quick and delicious stroganoff meal with rice instead of noodles.

Trail Tacos

Beefy trail tacos with salsa and cheese. Shared by Tracy Stewart.

Meatloaf & Rice

Make a meatloaf bark with rice. Shared by Chris Tarricone.

Knock 'n Kraut

A hearty trail meal of Knockwurst sausage and cabbage. Shared by Chef Russ.

Shared Salmon Recipes

Shelly's Salmon Cakes, Paul's Spicy Salmon & Noodles, Heather's Smoked Salmon Chowder.

Clam Recipes: Clam Chowder and Fettuccine Alfredo

Clam Chowder recipe shared by Shelley Lauzon and Fettuccine Alfredo with Clams shared by Mephistus.

Cheddar Broccoli Tart

Cheesy Broccoli Quiche Recipe cooked in an Outback Oven. Shared by Shelley Lauzon.

Not So Suffering Succotash

A classic succotash recipe with a little extra heat. Shared by Michael Pinkerton.

Spam Chimichangas

Spam, salsa, onions, cheddar cheese in tortillas wrapped in foil. Shared by Shelley Lauzon.

Dry Soup Mix Recipes

Justin's Stuffed Pepper Soup, Paul's Quick Backpack Chili, Leslie's Thai Pumpkin Carrot Soup, Chris' Chicken Soup and more.

Campfire Recipes

Dawat's Foil Wrapped Veggie Dinner, Scott's Stick Bread. There's a form on this page to share campfire recipes and tips.


Backpacking Food Ideas for Lunch

You don't always need to pull out the pot and stove for a trail lunch, especially on shorter trips where perishable foods like bread and cheese will keep for a few days and overall backpacking food weight is not as big of a consideration.

If you have a favorite trail lunch idea to share, or to read some ideas already shared such as Erika's Curried Salmon Salad Sandwich, Longskirt's Turkey BBQ Sandwich, PasnThru's Beef & Bean Burritos, and Sloppy Joes by Chef Russ click here:

Backpacking Food Ideas for Lunch.

P.S. These recipes are great for dinner, too!


Best Backpacking Recipes for Breakfast

Hudson Bay Bread

4-Ounce breakfast bars with 400 calories. One batch makes 30 servings. Shared by PasnThru.

Breakfast Camping Recipes

A great collection of recipes that use fresh (heavy) ingredients and/or require a frying pan: John's Canadian Hash Browns, Heather's Salmon Scramble, Jim's Breakfast Burritos, Shelley's Flat Bread, Tony's Cinnamon Breakfast Bannock, Tory's Chocolate Chip Plopcake, Brian's Apple Crumble and Megan's Banana Crunch Breakfast.


Best Backpacking Recipes for Dessert

Pumpkin Muffins, Berry Good Chocolate Cake and Apple Cobbler

Shelley Lauzon shares her Outback Oven Recipes.

Apricot Raisin Cobbler

Easy to heat up, one-pot dessert with Graham crackers and brown sugar. Shared by Front Row.

Apple Jerky

Apples, banana, dates, coconut, flax seeds, oats, Rice Krispies, honey and more squeezed and dried into a high-energy and nutritious trail snack. Nice photos. Shared by Al Rutherford.

Fruit Leather Recipes

Lots of fruity concoctions shared by readers. Turn fruit leather into fruit pudding with hot or cold water or eat it as a snack while hiking.


Let's see Your Best Backpacking Recipes

Thanks again to everyone who has shared their best backpacking recipes. They sound great!

Click here to share your best backpacking recipes.


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