When camping, I like food that is easy, healthy, and hearty. We do a lot when we are out, and we need to replace calories burned by hiking and biking, beach combing, exploring, and eating s’mores…hey, wait a minute!
This is one of my favorite dinners for a couple of reasons. 1) Portions are easy to control: easy to do for 2 or, if you have more, just add! 2) Tasty! Good protein and carbs, then just add a salad and you are good to go. 3) Super easy to pack!
Here is how I make our sausage and pasta:
I like to use Aidells Sausages. They are precooked, all-natural, no nitrite sausages. My favorite are the chicken apple ones. For some reason they just taste the best when cooked outside (although we make them a lot at home too). I like to make them with some kind of tubular pasta, penne or conchiglie are my favorites.
(use as much as you will eat, or as little as you need!)
• I start by putting a pot of water (lightly salted) to boil.
• While that is happening, I take the sausages out and cut them into little disks.
• By the time I have finished that, the water is boiling, so I put the pasta in the water to cook, per the package instructions.
• I put a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil in a skillet and start browning the sausage disks. Turning them as needed. After a couple of minutes I start adding small amounts of pasta water into the skillet to steam the sausages and to create a light sauce.