This freeze-dried lasagna just takes 2 and 1/4 cups of boiling water and a 15-20 minute wait time, covered, to prepare. There is definitely enough to feed two adults or more
in a sheltering-in-place situation.
Just so you know, freeze-dried food comes in very small bits, and even the rottini pasta is smaller sized. When I poured this out
of the pouch, it was mostly powder-like, except for the bits of meat and mushroom, and it heats up to a thick stew-like consistency.
The taste was of a rich lasagna. Very satisfying!
For a deluxe meal version: Introduce a "bite" with some crackers, veggie sticks,
The sauce of this lasagna is particularly fine. This is definitely rich food which not only fills you up, but makes you feel satisfied.
SHELF LIFE: 6 years
Ingredients: sauce (organic textured soy protein, tomato, mozzarella cheese
(part-skim milk, cheese cultures, salt and enzymes, microcrystalline cellulose added to prevent caking), parmesan cheese (parmesan cheese (cultured part-skim milk, salt, enzymes), disodium phosphate, salt), butter powder (butter (cream, salt, annatto extract),
skim milk powder, buttermilk, sodium citrate, citric acid, tocopherol (used as an anti-oxidant), beta carotene (used as a color), potato starch, onion, mushrooms, salt, bell pepper, celery, garlic, parsley, sugar, basil, oregano), pasta (durum semolina (enriched
with niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin and folic acid)).
Contains Milk, Soy, Gluten, and Wheat
Backpacker's Pantry is made by American Outdoor Products, in Boulder, Colorado;
ground beef chews well
lasagna sauce tastes great
organic soy protein
long shelf life
COMMENT: I found the freeze-dried celery bits tough to chew, so your kids and elderly members of the family may put these bits aside, but otherwise the taste really makes this meal.
I ate this meal twice in a row, half for lunch and half for dinner. After lunch I had shallow cracks appear over the surface of my tongue, and minimal tongue swelling. This was a minor
allergic reaction which I could ignore.
DAY 2: No migraines or other allergic reactions, no G-I tract problems. This food gets 2 thumbs up!!