Tuna Casserole

Tuna Casserole

This is one that you should be able to make even if resupplying from a small grocery store.


  • 1 package Knorr Pasta Sides Alfredo (or any bagged/boxed alfredo or garlic pasta)
  • 2.5-7 oz. packet of tuna (I prefer albacore)

imageAlbacore Tuna Packet

Optional Ingredients

  • 3 packets of parmesan cheese (like you get at a pizza place)
  • 3 packets of black pepper (from grocery store deli area)

Pepper PacketParm Packets

Gourmet Ingredients

  • 2 T. freeze dried peas
  • Handful of french fried onions or bread crumbs
  • 2 T. Just Tomatoes Just Roasted Garlic or 1 T. dried minced garlic

PeasFrench Fried OnionsJust Raosted Garlic

At Home Preparation

None is really needed unless you are adding the gourmet ingredients. If you are, package the pasta, peas, and roasted garlic in their own bag, add plack pepper to taste (I like a lot; about a 1/2 t.). Package a separate snack sized bag of fried onions (bring extra, because you are going to want to munch them while you wait for your meal to cook).

On-Trail Preparation

Cook your Knorr Side as directed on the package or however you like it. Remove from heat, then stir in the albacore tuna packet. The more tuna you are willing to carry in your pack the better tasting and more filling the meal will be. I usually only carry the singe serving one, but often wish I had carried the 5 oz. size. Stir in as much black pepper you like for taste, then parmesan if you have it. Eat!

If you brought the fried onions, add them on top once everything else is nice and hydrated. It adds a nice crunchy top layer.

Places to Find These Ingredients

  • Knorr Sides: any grocery store, in the mac n’ cheese isle
  • Tuna packets: almost any grocery store
  • Pepper packets: large grocey store delis, fast food restaurants
  • Parmesan cheese packets: pizza restaurants
  • Freeze dried peas: Some outdoor retailers, many natural groceries, Packit Gourmet
  • French fried onions: most grocery stores, ask a clerk where
  • Just Tomatoes Just Roasted Garlic: Last I looked on Amazon, but I don’t even see it on the Just Tomatoes website. Dried minced garlic is available in the spice isle of the grocery store.