Summer Long Weekends

Campfire Rotini Pasta

Summer long weekends are the perfect time to take advantage of amazing weather and go camping. Camping stoves are handy for sure, but there’s nothing like cooking over the fire. Of course, we love the staples like sausages, taco in a bag and veggie dogs, but it’s also fun to mix it up with some easy, pre-made meals. Making a meal at home and then warming it up on the fire leaves plenty of time for hiking, swimming and a little fireside drinking. Which is why this Campfire Rotini Pasta is one of our camping musts! If you’re planning to head out this long weekend with little ones, check out our essential list of tips for camping with kids.

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Ingredients:
  • 4 cups Rotini pasta
  • 4 Italian sausages, cut into chunks
  • 1 Medium red onion, sliced
  • 1 Can tomato paste
  • 3 Sun-dried tomato halves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Red-wine vinegar
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Chili flakes to taste 
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese

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Ingredients to make Campfire Rotini Pasta on a white counter by Champagne and Sugarplums

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Steps:

1.Cook pasta as directed on package. Meanwhile, brown sausage in a large skillet.

2. While the pasta and sausages are cooking, mix together the sun-dried tomatoes, vinegar, garlic and olive oil  and chili flakes in a small bowl.

3. Drain the sausages and stir the onions and tomato paste into the skillet. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Remove skillet from heat and stir in the vinegar mixture.

5. Toss sausage mixture with the cooked pasta. Transfer into a foil to go container for warming later.

6.Warm over the fire for about 15 minutes, keeping a close eye on it so it doesn’t burn. Add the Parmesan cheese before serving.

Ingredients to make Campfire Rotini Pasta on a patio table by Champagne and Sugarplums

Ingredients to make Campfire Rotini Pasta on a patio table by Champagne and Sugarplums

This Campfire Rotini Pasta is one of our favourites – easy to make and then heat up on the campfire. Another great recipe for camp snacking is our Easy Easter Trailmix – not just for the Easter! We hope you have an amazing Long Weekend and happy camping!

Happy Long Weekend from Champagne and Sugarplums

Campfire Rotini Pasta by Champagne and Sugarplums

Summer Long Weekend Campfire Rotini Pasta

Champagne and Sugarplums
Camping stoves are handy for sure, but there’s nothing like cooking over the fire. This recipe is camping friendly and is perfect when heated over the campfire.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
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Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 699 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups Rotini pasta
  • 4 Italian or Beyond Meat Sausages cut into pieces
  • 1 Medium red onion sliced
  • 1 can Tomato paste
  • 3 Sun-dried tomato halves chopped
  • 1 tbsp Red-wine vinegar
  • 3 Garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Chilli flakes to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta as directed on package. Meanwhile, brown sausage in a large skillet.
  • While the pasta and sausages are cooking, mix together the sun dried tomatoes, vinegar, garlic, olive oil and chilli flakes in a small bowl.
  • Drain the sausages and stir the onions and tomato paste into the skillet. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove skillet from heat and stir in the vinegar mixture.
  • Toss sausage mixture with the cooked pasta.
  • Transfer into a foil to go container for warming later.
  • Warm over the fire for about 15 minutes, keeping a close eye on it so it doesn’t burn.
  • Add the Parmesan cheese before serving.
Keyword campfire, easy, pasta, summer