Van Made Recipes: Macaroni Fantasy

Continuing our van life culinary adventure, this next recipe from Emily Murray is one of those amazing “everything but the kitchen sink” type situations. Or, maybe in the case of van life we should say “everything but the spare tire.” 

Chop, boil and enjoy.

macaroni fantasy van made recipes


1/2 pound macaroni noodles (or any pasta or rice)

1 yellow onion

1 green pepper

2 tomatoes

1 can mushrooms or 1 handful dehydrated mushrooms

5 cloves garlic (minced)

handful of dehydrated protein or 1 can beans

olive oil

whatever spices you have on hand (use a little bit of everything)


1. Cook noodles according to directions putting dehydrated mushrooms and dehydrated soy protein into the water

2. Cut onion, pepper and tomatoes into bite-sized pieces

3. Fry onions and pepper in olive oil on medium-high heat until they start to brown around the edges

4. Add mushrooms (drained from can or macaroni water) fry for two minutes

5. Add tomatoes and cook five more minutes on medium heat

6. Add garlic and cook for 30 more seconds

7. Turn heat off

8. Combine drained macaroni and soy protein with other ingredients

9. Mix in any spices you have (try: salt, pepper, parsley, oregano, cumin and mint)
Lazy version:

Make macaroni and cheese with a can of Cheez Whiz


For more of Emily’s recipes:

Miso Soup with Sprouts

Munchie Wraps

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