Pesto Penne with Black Olives

Coming up with tasty food to eat on day one of a trip is easy.  We traditionally make steak, couscous and corn on the cob to use up the perishable meat and heavy corn.  What tasty meal can be prepared as easily on the 20th day as on the first?  This is our go-to gourmet meal for any day of your trip.

The ingredients list does not have exact measurements because you just plain don’t need them.  The kids love this meal but do pick out the olives 😉

Pesto Penne with Black Olives

one box of penne (or enough to feed your crew)

pre-made pesto (or tomato pesto)

black olives

ready-made bacon (does not require refrigeration)

parmesan cheese

It’s pretty self-explanatory… boil water and cook pasta until done to your liking. Stir in pesto and whole or sliced olives. If in strips, fry bacon until heated through and crispy… if in bits, simply throw in at the same time as the olives.  Drown in cheese. Serve 🙂

To try out some other recipes, check out the Campfire Recipe Link-Up at!

10 responses to this post.

  1. mmmm…looks good. Gonna have to try this one!


  2. Wow. That sounds so easy! I am all about that. And who doesn’t love a good pasta dish?


  3. Posted by beechcreekproject on July 2, 2012 at 8:35 AM

    Definitely looks good. I’d eat that whether hiking or not!


  4. Ready made bacon?!? Where do you get that? Thanks!


  5. Pasta is such a simple thing to cook when out camping


  6. So going to make this this weekend! Woot woot! Thanks.


  7. Posted by Michelle on July 18, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    It’s hard finding easy delicious camp recipes, thank you! Can’t wait to try.


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