Yummy Sesame Noodles – Backpacking/Camping Recipe

Sesame Noodles backpacking meal or camping meal

The other day, Pinterest served me up some backpacking meal recipes.  And I was thrilled!  In the middle of the winter, when I’m not necessarily traveling (bloggers have to blog sometimes!), it seemed like the perfect pastime to try out some new recipes.

My first foray was these sesame noodles.  I made a little video about it, which you can view below.  These sesame noodles are naturally dairy-free and they can be gluten-free by substituting gluten-free spaghetti and gluten-free soy sauce.

Ingredients for Sesame Noodles backpacking meal or camping meal
Sesame noodles backpacking meal or camping meal

Sesame Noodles (Backpacker’s Recipe)

One-pot Asian noodles recipe for backpacking or camping. Inspired by the recipe on TrailRecipes.com
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Backpacking, Camping, Main Course
Cuisine Asian,, Chinese
Servings 2


Baggie 1

  • ½ c. dried diced carrots
  • ¼ c. dried green peas

Baggie 2

  • 8 oz. thin spaghetti or angel hair*

Leak-proof container

  • 1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce*
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes**
  • ¼ tsp granulated garlic
  • ¼ tsp brown sugar

On its own

  • 5-7 oz. cooked chicken can or packet(s)


At home:

  • Place ingredients in specified bags/containers. Don’t forget to bring along the chicken! Also note the time needed to cook the spaghetti and write it on the bag.

In camp:

  • Place about 6c. of water (no need to measure) in a pot. Add contents of Baggie 1 (veggies). Bring to a boil; then add contents of Baggie 2 (pasta). Cook according to the directions you wrote on the spaghetti bag or until desired doneness. Drain off the water.
  • Add the chicken (no need to drain) and contents of the leak-proof container. Toss well before enjoying!
  • *Gluten-free for GF version
  • **Add more for additional kick



Note 1:
This feeds 2 larger appetites. Feel free to cut it in half for a solo meal.
Note 2:
If you’re backpacking and trying to conserve time/water, pre-cook the spaghetti at home. Dehydrate and place in a gallon zippered bag (like zip-loc) along with the dried veggies. In camp, pour enough hot water into the bag to cover the noodles. Wrap in a hat, jacket, or cozy and allow to soak for 15 minutes or so. Drain off any extra water, toss with sauce and chicken, and enjoy!
Keyword Backpacking, Camping, Carrots, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Pasta, Peas, Soy Sauce, Spaghetti
Sesame Noodles backpacking meal or camping meal
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