9 Great-Tasting Survival Meals for Your 72-hour Kit

by | Apr. 04, 2014

Mormon Life

5.  Guilt-Free Macaroni and Cheese



3 1/2 cups macaroni noodles

Seasoning bag #1

3/4 cup nutritional yeast (*see note)

Seasoning bag #2

3 TBS cornstarch (or potato starch)

2 TBS powdered milk

1 1/2 tsp salt (or more to taste)

1 1/4 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

3/4 tsp. dry mustard

1/2 tsp. smoked paprika

1/2 tsp. turmeric

pinch cayenne pepper

Add-in’s to the recipe:

2 1/4 cups water (*in an emergency situation of conserving water, 2 1/2 cups could be used to cook the pasta in and 2 1/4 cups of the drained water can be used for the sauce)

1 TBS lemon juice

2 TBS tahini


Put the pasta on to boil, as per packaged directions.  While it’s cooking, sift seasoning bag #2 using a fine meshed metal colander. Add nutritional yeast to the sifted dry ingredients. When the noodles have cooked, drain and return the noodles to the pot, reserving a portion of the cooking water if desired to make the sauce.  Mix the lemon juice and tahini into the water.  Next, add the dry ingredients in and add all to the drained pasta, cooking until thickened.

(Note:  Sifting can be eliminated here if needed.  Just do the best you can to crumble any lumps of seasoning bag #2 you may see.  Also, same as with an above recipe, I’d grab the lemon juice and tahini from the cupboard if I had to leave with the meals in hand.)

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Megan Smith's personal project for the last three years has been to test out (emergency) food storage recipes on her family. By sharing what she's learned, she hopes to save others time and work--her goal is to share delicious meals to save the day if emergency strikes while keeping food storage rotated when times are good! Read more from her at myfoodstoragecookbook.com.
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