Outdoor Holiday Dinner

Are you tired of the same ol’ holiday dinner spent couped up indoors?  If you’re an outdoor minded individual start a new tradition by hitting the trail for a holiday meal you’re not soon to forget!

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Backcountry recipes are special and unique, and often handed down, just like a family holiday recipe.  If you have a recipe for a backcountry meal please share with us!  If we like what we see your dish will be featured on this website, and who knows, it could become someone else’s new holiday favorite.


Ingredients to make an outdoor holiday meal
Outdoor Holiday Dinner

A lightweight, backcountry friendly version of a traditional holiday dinner.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 Person
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Dehydrated Stuffing Mix
  • 2 tbsp Turkey Gravy Dry Seasoning Pack
  • 1/2 cup Idahoan Mashed Potatoes
  • 5 pieces Turkey Jerky
  • 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1/8 cup Sliced Almonds
  • 1 package Big Slice Kettle Cooked Apples Found in grocery store baking aisle
  • 10 Nilla Wafer Cookies
Main Course: Stuffing with Gravy, Mashers, and Jerky
  1. Measure all ingredients into individually portioned containers before you hit the trail.  This way you won't have to carry extra supplies or worry about measuring in the backcountry.

  2. Pour 1/2 cup water into cooking pot, and turn stove on high.

  3. Before water comes to a boil, dump in 1/2 cup stuffing and 2 tablespoons Turkey Gravy. Stir for 20 seconds, then turn stove off to save fuel.

  4. Add 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup Idahoan Mashed Potatoes, turn stove back on high, while constantly stirring, and cook for 30 seconds.  

  5. Keep stirring until potatoes thicken and become creamy.  When potatoes are creamy the dish is ready.  Serve out of cooking pot, or pour into a backcountry bowl.

  6. Top with Cranberries, Almonds, and serve with Turkey Jerky

Dessert: Deconstructed Apple Pie
  1. Open bag of Big Slice Kettle Cooked Apples, and place opened bag on a sturdy surface.  The packaging is thick, so bag can serve as a serving container to avoid extra mess and clean-up.

  2. Dip Nilla Wafers directly into apples, or spoon apples and sauce onto cookies.

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