Mac N’ Cheese

Glorified Mac N’ Cheese

Here’s the recipe for our day 3 dinner meal on the West Coast Trail. Kraft Dinner – something that many of us grew up having at least a couple times. It’s incredibly cheap (sometimes you can find them at 69 cents a box even), and convenient to prepare. It is also relatively dense in energy, making it a great choice for camping trips where there’s a lot of energy expenditure. Plus, it’s a little reminder of childhood comfort food when away from home…

Makes 1  serving.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes.
Cook Time: 10 minutes.
Equipment: measuring cup, measuring spoon, Ziploc bag, fuel, camping stove, pot, spork


  • 1 cup Kraft Dinner Macaroni


  • 1/2 package of Kraft Dinner Cheese Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Skim Milk Powder (not only adds creaminess, but also equivalent to 1 Tbsp of protein powder added) 
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese Powder
  • 4 Tbsp Dehydrated Vegetables (with carrots, onions, and green onions – kind of like the packs you’d find in an instant noodle package. You can find it in the bulk section of grocery stores such as Superstore or Save-On-Foods). 
  • 1 Tbsp Bacon Flavoured Bits (Optional – not only adds flavour, but these tasty soy-based imitation bits add a bit of protein as well) 


  1. Bring 1.5 cup water to a boil.
  2. Macaroni into boiling water and cook for 5-7 minutes until tender.
  3. Mix in seasoning and cover for 2 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

1 Serving 
Calories: 587 kcal (Dry weight: 187 g (3.1 kcal per gram) )
Fat: 12 g
Carbohydrates: 92 g
Fiber: 3 g
(Net Carbohydrate: 89 g)
Protein: 29 g

A Source of:

  • Protein
  • Carbohydrate



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