Campfire Mac and Cheese

Roger Stringer / May 23, 2021

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Mac and Cheese is a staple in nearly any cooking situation, and camping is no different.

What you need:

  • Elbow Pasta – this is the pasta of choice when it comes to making mac and cheese. So good!
  • Alfredo Sauce – either use store-bought or make homemade alfredo sauce.
  • Cheddar, Mozzarella + Parmesan Cheese – three types of cheeses for maximum flavor!
  • Half & Half – this helps the alfredo and cheese blend together when heating.
  • Salt + Pepper – season to taste!
  • Anything Else You’d Like to Add – bacon, jalapenos, smoked sausage, bell peppers, etc.!
  • Aluminum pie tins

How to make it:

This dish does involve a little prep upfront to get it ready before you can put it on the campfire or grill.

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  3. Stir alfredo sauce into the cooked pasta with the three cheeses and enough milk to keep things loose. {This is so your mac and cheese doesn't dry out while it's staying cool.}
  4. Stir in salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Divide between four mini aluminum pie tins {or one big one}, sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  6. Spray one side of aluminum foil with more nonstick cooking spray and cover each individual mac and cheese portion, sprayed side down, facing the food.
  7. Seal well.
  8. Store in a large plastic food storage bag in a cooler until ready to cook.
  9. Prepare a fire and let it burn down to the coals.
  10. Place a cooking rack over top that would be 2-3 inches above.
  11. Place each pie tin over the hot coals and cook 8-10 minutes or until hot.
  12. Remove from fire and serve immediately.