Backcountry Max Patch Mac and Cheese Recipe

A delicious and easy to prepare variation of the classic american mac and cheese recipe streamlined for flavor, nutrition and ease of cooking; This recipe swaps time and fuel consuming macaroni noodles with Ramen and utilizes easy to find ingredients for flair and variety. Prep takes takes about 10 minutes including boil time, and the ingredients can be found at your local grocery store and Amazon for convenience.


1 packet of Ramen noodles (any flavor that utilizes separated flavor packets).

1/4 cup Dehydrated peas, green beans or broccoli (dry it yourself or try Harmony House on Amazon). You can also do a mix of all three.

1/4 cup Dehydrated carrots.

Powdered Cheese (Barry Farm’s cheddar, also on Amazon, is my pick).

Ramen Max Patch

How to

Add some water to a cook pot and toss in the peas and carrots . Let soak for 5-10 minutes.

Bring the water to a full boil with the veggies inside.

While the water is coming to a boil, break up your Ramen noodles into small chunks and remove the flavor packet.

Add the ramen to a bowl or similar dish, and pour the boiling water/ veggies over top of them. Add just enough water to cover the noodles and let sit until the noodles are soft and have absorbed the water.

Add cheese to taste and add more water to thin the mixture if necessary.


Ramen Max Patch

Bonus: If you use chicken or beef flavored Ramen, the seasoning packet makes a pretty good broth soup as a side. Just add it to hot water. You can also throw in some dried shrimp or mushrooms for a special occasion.

So, give this a try and let me know what you think. You can always adjust to fit your taste or style, and it’s very easy to get creative. If you have any creative ideas, post them below.

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