Camping Mac and Cheese Made in the CanCooker

You all know by now how much I love using the Can Cooker system at home and on the go. This recipe features the portable cooktop that easily converts to a grill. We will start off by making gourmet level mac and cheese. Then, while it settles, we’ll grill some venison hot dogs! This recipe is one that the entire family will love whether you’re at home, camping, on a hunting trip or basically anywhere.

CanCooker Macaroni and Cheese

Did I mention how little mess this creates? I’m all for recipes that are cleaned up quickly and this one sure is. To make the mac and cheese all we will need is the CanCooker. We will boil the noodles to al dente, then add in milk, shredded cheese and CanCooker Garlic Salt. Once it’s all mixed, we’lol simply top with breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese to create a nice crust for our Mac and cheese. Then we’ll top it with the lid and set it aside as we grill the hot dogs using the Conversion Grill.

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CanCooker Mac and Cheese

Using the CanCooker, create this deliciously cheese macaroni and cheese. Then we’ll swap out the conversion grill and cook up our venison hotdogs for a perfectly paired meal.

  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Wild Game


  • 16 Ounces Uncooked Elbow Macaroni
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 Cups Chicken Broth (or you can just use water)
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1.5 teaspoons CanCooker Butter Garlic Salt
  • 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Cup Shredded Gouda Cheese
  • ½1 Cup Milk
  • ½ Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Italian Style Breadcrumbs


  1. Heat CanCooker on medium heat using the multi-fuel cooktop. Pour in water and chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the uncooked elbow macaroni to the CanCooker and stir until the macaroni is combined. Latch lid and allow steam on medium for about 10 minutes or until the noodles are cooked to desired doneness.
  3. Mix in butter, cheddar cheese, Gouda cheese, and milk. Use less milk for a thicker consistency. Mix until cheese is melted. Top with Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs cover with the lid and remove from heat while you make the hot dogs.
  4. Switch the multi-fuel cooktop to the conversion grill. Once the cooktop is preheated, cook the hotdogs to desired doneness and serve with mac and cheese on the side.

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