Camp Recipe: Make Pasta from Scratch

In this episode of Cook Out, Chef Maria Hines whips up a noodle dish that's sure to impress.

Published October 6, 2021

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Maria Hines hangs raw pasta noodles from a rope.

With just four ingredients, a water bottle, a knife and a portable stove, you can make pasta from scratch at camp. In this video, big-wall climber and James Beard Award-winning Chef Maria Hines shows us how to make delicious pasta at camp.

Bonus: Chef Hines opens a bottle of vino with a boot and some muscle.

Jump ahead:

Camp Pasta

Yield: Enough for 2–4 hungry hikers.

Pasta Ingredients

  • 2 cups semolina flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of salt

Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoon pine nuts
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • ¼ cup olives
  • Pinches of salt and pepper
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice

Optional Toppings Ingredients

  • 6 sprigs basil
  • 2 ounces prosciutto
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan
  • Pinch red chili flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Cook Out with Chef Maria Hines: Pasta


Step 1

Make a well with the flour atop a cutting board or the hard, smooth top of your cooler. Crack 3 eggs in the middle of the well and whisk together to disperse. Knead the eggs into the flour by folding, pushing and folding some more. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt and continue kneading. It should create a smooth ball. Let dough rest for 30 minutes.

Step 2

Next, roll the dough out with a rolling pin or water bottle, about ⅛-inch thin. Using a knife, slice the dough into thin strips, about ¼-inch wide. Hang pasta strands and let dry for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Meanwhile, bring water to boil on a camp stove or backpacking stove. Place pasta in salted boiling water for 6–9 minutes. Strain water.

Step 4

In a mixing bowl, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, minced garlic, pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, olives and pinches of salt and pepper. Transfer to pot and heat until warm. Add pasta and lemon juice and toss together.

Step 5

Serve on plates and garnish with basil, prosciutto, parmesan cheese and red chili flakes.

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