Trail Cooking

Recipes, Methods & Site Map



Boondocking Recipes (Recipes for RV/Car Camping/Cabin Trips for 4 people)

Chicken and Rice Casserole 
Beef Stroganoff
Steak & Egg Scramble
Breakfast Skillet
Ramen Soup Bowls
Chicken Stew and Dumplings
Steak Strips & Garlic Fried Rice

Breakfast Pistachio Rice Pudding
Breakfast Taters
Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Quinoa
Brown Sugar & Sunflower Oats
Butter Grits
Carrot Cake In A Bowl
Cheesy Bacon Grits
Cherry and Hemp Breakfast Rice
Cran-Orange Cereal
CyndiH’s Super Oatmeal
Dried Fruit Couscous
Eggs & Taters
Fruit Compote
Fruity Breakfast Bulgur
Fruity Breakfast Rice
Fruity Couscous
Instant Oatmeal Packets
Oatmeal With A Little Extra
PB Wraps
Peachy Quick Oats
Raisin Nut Bulgur
Sunrise Mashers
Super Charged Oatmeal
Tropical Breakfast Rice Pudding
Turbo Charged Oatmeal
Easy Breakfast Burritos

Cold Weather Holidays On The Trail


Dehydrating / Freeze-Drying 101:

First Look Review Harvest Right
Freeze-Drying vs Dehydrating Pasta
Freeze-Drying vs Dehydrating Peas and Corn
Freeze-drying Yogurt
Freeze-drying banana bread (and pumpkin pie)
Freeze-drying Salsa
Freeze-drying The Holidays

“Instant” Guacamole
Beans, Legumes and Peas
Beef Jerky
Cashew Kale Chips
Dehydrated Cinnamon Carrot Shreds
Dehydrated Marshmallows
Dehydrated Trail Cake
Dehydrating Pumpkin
Dehydrator Beef & Bean Chili
Hamburger and Canned Meat
Lower Sodium Rice You-Know-What Roni
Pasta and Grains
Salsa, Sauces and More
Snacks to Boost Energy Naturally
Spaghetti Sauce Redux
Storage Tips
Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Zucchini Gummy Candy

Apple “Pie” Pudding
Apple Crisp
Basic Trail Pudding
Berry Dessert
Blueberry Rice Pudding
Capuccino Pudding
Cheesecake Strawberry Chocolate Mini Pies
Chai Ginger Pudding
Chia Seed Pudding
Chocolate Hazelnut Pudding
Chocolate Pudding
Cinnamon French Vanilla Pudding & Shortcakes
Cinnamon Roll Pan Biscuits
Cranberry Pear Compote
Dairy Free Allergen-Friendly Fudge
Double Chocolate Trail Pudding Pies
Double Ginger Huckleberry Cobbler
Double Oreo Pudding
Easy Nut and Chocolate Truffles
Gorp Bars
Homemade Vanilla Pudding Mix
Huckleberry Donuts
Ice Cream In A Bag!
Lazy Gingerbread Cookies
Mango Rice Pudding
Mocha Pudding
On The Trail Fruit Crisp
Pistachio Truffles
Pumpkin and Gingersnap Pudding
Raspberry Chocolate Pudding
Rice Pudding
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Pudding
Snow Cones
Trail Brownies In A Bag
Upside Down Lemon Pie
Vanilla Coconut Pudding
Vanilla Trail Mix Pudding
Warm Chia Seed Fruit Pudding & Crisp

Drink Recipes:

Creamsicle Protein Smoothie
Hot Eggnog
In Your Face Morning Mochas
Maple Lemonade
Mocha Cocoa
Mocha Shake
Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa
Plant Based Hot Cocoa Mix
Sipping Hot Chocolate
Sport Electrolyte Drink Mix
Sugar Free Hot Cocoa & Mocha Mix
Switchel Syrup

Dry Mixes & Seasonings:
‘From Scratch’ Biscuit Mix
Cheddar Cheese Sauce Mix
Cheezy Hemp Heart Sauce
Cranberry Pan Biscuits
Dehydrated Pesto
DIY Baking Mix
DIY Salsa Mix
Dry Cream of Mushroom Soup Mix
Dry Onion Soup Mix
Freeze-Dried Honey Butter
Instant Rice Couscous
Low Sodium ‘Soy sauce’
Parmesan Cheese Herb Seasoning
Parmesan Cheese Sauce Powder Mix
Pesto Seasoning Mix
Plant-Based Dry Cream of Mushroom Soup Mix
Quick Asian Peanut Sauce
Savory Broth Powder
Spicy Peanut Sauce
Spicy Sunflower Sauce
Vegan ‘Cheese’ Sauce Mix and Mac n ‘Cheese’
Vegan Dry Cream of Mushroom Soup Mix
Vegan Friendly Broth Powder
Vegan Queso Sauce
Vegan Savory Topping

All the recipes & methods
Irish Soda Bread Recipe
Pizza Muffins

FBC (Freezer Bag Cooking):

The FBC (Freezer Bag Cooking) Recipes. It’s the simplest way to get on the trail. It’s a DIY, make your own backpacking meal that only needs a long-handled spoon, hot water, and 15 minutes of time. Beyond the recipes below, our Freezer Bag Cooking trail cookbooks have many more recipes.

Adobo Chicken Rice
Alfredo Chicken Pasta
Alfredo Mashers
Artichoke Zucchini Alfredo Rice
Arroz Con Pollo
Asian Fusion Casserole
Bacon & Cheese Pasta
Balsamic Mashers
BBQ Beef Bowl
BBQ Cheddar Rice Pilaf
BBQ Chicken Rice Wraps
Beef Alfredo Rice
Beef & Onion Trash-erole
Beef Stroganoff
Beef Stroganoff
Black Beans & Rice
Blackberry Green Beans
Blackberry Green Beans (Revisiting the recipe)
Bolognese Pasta
Broccoli Walnut Chicken Rice
Bruschetta Pasta
Cheesy Bacon Mashers
Cheesy Bacon Onion Mashers
Cheesy Chicken and Corn
Cheesy Couscous
Cheesy Grits With Bacon
Cheesy Hamburger Rice
Cheesy Rice
Cherry Chicken Couscous
Chicken Gravy Noodles
Chicken & Peas
Chicken & Rice Spinach & Peppers
Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomato Rice
Chicken Adobo
Chicken Alfredo Couscous
Chicken and Vegetable Rice
Chicken Curry Rice
Chicken Diablo Rice
Chicken Gravy Rice
Chicken Mushroom Rice
Chicken Ranch Tater Trash-erole
Chicken Satay Rice
Chili Mac
Colcannon Mashers
Corn Salsa Beans and Rice
Cranberry Almond Tabouli
Cranberry Chicken Rice
Cranberry Chicken Rice Version 2
Cranberry Couscous Pilaf
Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Rice
Creamy Chicken Rice
Creamy Chicken Rice (Version 2)
Creamy Mushroom Rice
Creamy Spinach Rice
Creole Albacore
Curried Chicken Cranberry Couscous
Curried Salmon Pilaf
DIY FBC Mac n’ Cheese
Edamame Noodle Bowl
FBC Mushroom Risotto
Garden Veggie Couscous
Ginger Lemon Chicken
Greens & Noodles
Greens & Reds Mashers
Grizz’s BBQ Bowl
Grizz’s BBQ Bowl Revisted
Hamburger Casserole
Harvest Rice
Herb Beef with Mushroom Gravy
Herby Pasta
Italian Chicken Pilaf
Italian Couscous
Italian Dinner FBC Style On The Trail
Italian Inspired Rice
Italian-ish Double Cheese Taters
Instant Double Corn Polenta
Leek and Chicken Rice
Lentil Soft Tacos
Mashed Potato Burritos
Meaty Marinara Pilaf
Mediterranean Lentil Salad
Mexican Chicken
Mini Trail Sliders
No-Cook Chicken Cranberry Couscous Salad
Not-So-Basic Pumpkin Spice Rice
Nutty Trails Pilaf
Orange Rice with Salmon
Pasta Primavera
Pepperoni Pasta Salad
Perk’s Chili
Perk’s Smoked Salmon Pasta
Pistachio Couscous Salad
Pizza In A Pot
Pizza Ramen
Pizza Rice
Pomegranate Chicken Rice
Pulled Pork
Pulled Pork Burritos
Quick Beef Stroganoff
Quick Mountain Spaghetti
Ramen Pot Pie
Ranch Chicken Rice
Red Bean Stew
Red Bell Pesto Veggie Pasta
Red Pepper Curry Chicken & Olive Couscous
Rice and Beans
Rice Primavera
Roast Chicken with Cranberry Sauce
Ropa Vieja
Sasquatch’s Taters
Sesame Orange Chicken
Shepherd’s Pie For The Trail
Shiitake and Beef Rice
Shrimp Curry Rice
Shrimp Sesame Noodles
Spanish Rice
Spicy Asian Style Noodles
Spicy Beef & Tomato Couscous
Spicy Black Beans and Rice
Spicy Cheesy Beans and Rice
Spicy Cheese Polenta
Spicy Mussel Noodle Bowl
Summer Veggie Pasta
Sushi Rice Bowl
Sweet N’ Salty Chicken Trasherole
Sweet and Sour Chicken and Rice
Thai Ginger Chicken Noodles
Thai Style Peanut Noodles
The Health Bowl
Thermos Method Quinoa
Trashy ‘Shroom Rice
Vegetable Couscous
Vegetable Rice Soup
Veggie Beef & Rice Pilaf
Veggie Beef Rice
Veggie Soup
Veghead Couscous Pilaf
Italian Chicken
Italian Beef with Peas and Tomato
Beef and Corn Bowl
Deluxe Hamburger
BBQ Beef Bowl
Taco Beef or Chicken Bowls
Chicken Fajitas
Beef Fajitas
Broccoli and Chicken Couscous
Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Rice
Veggie Beef Rice Casserole
Cheddary Beef & Tomato Casserole
Curry Pepper Corn
Chicken and Peas with Rice
Philly Cheesesteak
Butter Chicken
Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Pulled Pork Rice
AI Created Chicken and Instant Rice
Two Rice & Lentil Pilaf
Cheesy Chicken Herby Rice

In The News

Asian Chicken Slaw Wraps
Avy-Cran Wraps
BBQ Chicken Wraps
Buffalo Chicken Wraps
Chicken Salad No Cook
Chickpea and Sweet Corn Salad
Curried Fruit Hummus
Curry Chicken Pitas
Harvest Chicken Salad Wraps
Hearty Spinach & Artichoke Wraps
Herbed Tomato Couscous Salad
Lemony Lentils with Tuna Fillets
Lentil and Tomato Salad
Lentil Couscous Salad
Pecan Chicken Salad
Razzie Chicken Wraps
Salsa Chicken Wraps
Salsa Hummus
Southwest Chicken Corn Wraps
Spring Pasta Salad
Tuna & Avo Sammies
Tuna Bruschetta
Tuna Bruschetta Sammies
Tuna Lemon Couscous Salad

One Pot Meals:

From simple trail meals, to gourmet spreads, trail cooking using the one pot method is about keeping it easy, and not having to haul a lot of gear. Find more recipes for trail cooking in our cookbooks.

Adobo Chicken over Rice
AI Created Chicken with Instant Rice
Artichoke & Mozzarella Pasta
Artichoke Salmon Pasta
Asian Inspired Chicken & Veggies
Backcountry Alfredo Pasta
Bacon & Pea Alfredo
Bangers n’ Mash
Base Camp Pasta
Beef Curry Bowl
Brothy Pasta and Vegetables
Brothy Ramen with Veggies & Egg
Car Camping Spaghetti
Cheery Cherry Pasta Salad
Cheesy Mushroom Pasta
Cheezy Rice and Vegetables
Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Chicken and Mushroom One Pot Pasta
Chicken and Peas
Chicken Cheddar Polenta
Chicken Fajitas
Chicken Fried Rice
Chicken Green Bean Mac & Cheese
Chicken Stew And Dumplings
Crab Mac n’ Cheese
Creamy Rosa Chicken Pasta
Curried Chicken Over Rice
Double Peanut Noodles
FBC Hybrid Thanksgiving On The Trail
Fish Tacos
French Onion Noodle Bowl
Fried Egg over Savory Rice
Fried PB and Banana Sandwich
Fuel Saver Quinoa
Ginger and Soy Ramen
Gluten-Free & Vegan Peanut Noodles
Herbed Pasta de Provence
Hiker’s Primavera
Honey Mustard Pasta Salad
Italian Tuna Angel Hair
Last Minute Meat and Olive Pizzas
Lazy Hiker Mac N’ Cheese
Mango Chicken Curry over Lentils and Rice
Nasi Goreng
Nettle Pesto Pasta
One Pot Backpacking Fried Rice
One Pot Chickpea Pasta
One Pot Fried Rice
One Pot Mac n’ Cheese
One Pot Not So Taco Dinner
One Pot Pasta and Chicken
One Pot Pasta and Vegetables
Peas and Pesto Pasta
Pesto Salmon Pasta
Pesto Tomato & Tuna Pasta
Pesto Tomato Pasta
Pesto Tomato Pasta
Pesto Veggie Pasta
Philly Cheesesteak Quesadilla
Pinoy Sinangag Garlic Fried Rice
Pizza Biscuits
Quick Pasta Your Way
Queso Dip
Rustic Pasta
Salmon Alfredo
Salsa and Chicken Rice
Shrimp Fried Rice
Shrimp Stir-Fry
Smoked Salmon Pasta
Smoked Salmon Pasta
Spaghetti Carbonara
Spam Fried Rice
Spam-Tastic Lo Mein
Spicy Chicken Pasta
Spicy Chicken Quesadillas
Spicy Sausage Gravy
Spicy Tuna Linguine
Spring Pilaf
Steak and Mashers
Sun Dried Tomato Tuna Tortellini
Swiss Broccoli Mac & Cheese
Thai Style Chicken Curry
Tomato & Herb Pasta
Tortilla Pan Pizza
Tuna Bruschetta Pasta
Tuna and Veggie Rice Pilaf
Vegan Mac & Cheeze
Unfried Veggie Rice
The Easiest Creamy Mac n’ Cheese
Sesame Noodles

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Wild Harvesting and Flora


Snacks are the backbone of a well stocked food bag when hiking and backpacking. Go beyond trail mix, and carry snacks from savory to chocolate.

Backwoods Whoopie Pies
Allergy Friendly Chocolate Covered Cherry Granola Bars
Almond Meal and Cranberry Bars
Apples & Twigs
Apricot-Almond Bars
Bacon Sushi
Banana Split Trail Mix
Bear Scat Fudge
Campfire Popcorn
Candied Pecans
Candy De-Lite
Chewy Barley Granola Bars
Chewy Cereal Bars
Chewy Granola Bars (Allergen Friendly)
Chewy Granola Bars
Chewy Granola Bars/Granola
Chocolate Cake Batter Energy Bars
Chocolate Chia Bars
Chocolate Energy Balls
Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
Chocolate Popcorn Trail Mix
Chocolate Whole Nut Bars
Classic Bannock Bread
Cocoa Energy Bars
Cocoa Energy Gel
Cran-Mac Caramel Bars
Crunchy, Salty & Sweet Trail Mix
Curried Trail Mix
Dandelion Muffins
Date Walnut Energy Bars
Fair Food Trail Mix
Faux Aplets
German Chocolate Bars
Hearty Cookies
Hikers Pantry Fudge
Kendal Mint Cakes
Keto Friendly Cheese Crips
Keto Friendly Coconut Bars
Keto Friendly Coconut Butter Fudge
Mt. Daniel Bars
PB & Chocolate Fudge
PB Fudge
Peanut Butter “Fudge” Bars
Raisin Almond Bars
Raw Blondie Brownies
Raw Cookie Dough Balls
Raw Oreos
Raw Sunflower Honey Balls
Red, White and Black Trail Mix
Rendezvous’s Trail Bars
Rocky Road Fudge
Rocky Road Trail Mix
Salty & Sweet Trail Mix (Allergy Friendly/Gluten-Free)
S’mores Granola Bars
S’mores Trail Mix
Spiced Maple Pecans
Stevia Sweetened Energy Bars
Sunflower & Cherry No Bake Bars
Sunflower Bars
Sweet Coconut Curry Granola Bars
The “You can make them your way” Bars
The Easiest Best Fudge Ever
Triple Chocolate Cherry Fudge

Bacon & Corn Chowder
Bacon, Onion & Cheese Chowder
Beef & Veggie Couscous Soup
Beef Curry Noodle Bowl
Beef Curry Bowl Version 2
Blustery Day Double Potato Chowder
Brothy Noodles with Shrimp and Vegetables
Chicken Apple Soup
Chicken Egg Drop Soup
Chicken Soup
Chicken Tuscany Soup
Corn Chowder
Crab & Clam Chowder
Creamy Potato Soup
Creamy Potato Soup
Creamy Tomato Soup
French Onion Soup
Mushroom Soup
Mushroom Soup/Gravy Part 2
Pecan Chicken Noodle Soup
Potato Cheese Chowder
Split Pea & Bacon Soup
Thai Coconut Seafood Soup
Thai Tomato Soup
Trailhead’s Tortilla “Souped Up” Ramen

Recipe Collections from our column Trail Eats & Other Paired Columns We Have Written (2-3 recipes, paired to match for a theme):

Freezer Bag Cooking: Adventure Ready Recipes
Freezer Bag Cooking: Trail Food Made Simple
Trail Cooking: Trail Food Made Gourmet
Trail Eats
Hiking Free
FBC Cozies
Store and Shipping Information

Trail Cooking 101
Freezer Bag Cooking 101
Gear and Tools – Buying A Pot
Gear and Tools – Everything Else
Insulated Mug Method 101
No Cook Method 101
One Pot Method 101
Protecting Your Food

Hiking Trip Reports
PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) Trip reports
Gear & Gear Reviews