I tried Packit Gourmet’s dehydrated vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce dinner last weekend and it was awesome. Called Market Pasta Puttanesca, it’s a one pot backpacking meal that makes two servings and packs 740 calories.
Preparation is simple. but you need a pot with a minimum capacity of 28 oz and preferably something with fork tines. While it is possible to eat spaghetti with a spoon, I’d rather not do it again.
The first thing you do is to add a cup of water to dehydraded tomato sauce powder and set it aside to rehydrate. Next boil 16 oz of water in a pot and when boiling, add 1/2 oz of olive oil (supplied). If you want to boost the caloric value of this dinner, just add another 1 oz of olive oil to bring it to 980 calories.
Add the pasta, which comes in a separate pack and boil for 9-11 minutes. The instructions say 9, but the spaghetti comes out pretty al dente unless you let it go longer. At this point, about half of the original water should remain in the pot.
Add the rehydrated sauce directly to the pot along with the package of dehydrated vegetables that’s included and let stand for 5 minutes. After that chow down directly from the pot! Yum.
Disclosure: SectionHiker.com received a complementary sample of this product from the manufacturer.