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  • What Are the Best Mountain House Meals You Can Eat at Home?

    Think Mountain House meals are reserved for backpacking and camping food or prepping stockpiles? Well, as they say: Think again! Our freeze-dried food is also perfect for at-home breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, given the speed with which you can prepare them—and the all-out delicious-and-nutritious punch they pack!

    At the end of a long day, there’s nothing like whipping up a hearty, lip-smacking dish for the whole gang just by adding hot water to a Mountain House pouch or two. It really couldn’t be easier. And aside from serving as an in-a-pinch main course, our meals can also easily be combined with other ingredients, seasonings, and preparations, so you can really let your creativity run wild!

    Here’s a look at just how handy-dandy Mountain House Adventure Meals™, Pro-Paks®, Just in Case…®, and other products are to have at the ready in your home pantry, not just your camping larder and disaster kit.

    Breakfast Meals

    Breakfast skillet prepared in a bowl.

    There’s no more important meal of the day, isn’t that right? Unfortunately, mornings can be crazy-rushed and jampacked, as we surely don’t have to tell you. That's where Mountain House breakfasts save the day: ready to serve in minutes, with piping-hot goodness that always hits the spot!

    • Biscuits & Gravy: What could be better than a soul-nourishing medley of genuine buttermilk biscuits, sausage patties, and luxurious gravy to kick off your day? It’s no surprise our Mountain House Biscuits & Gravy breakfast has such a devoted fan base.
    • Breakfast Skillet: Our gluten-free Breakfast Skillet pouch blends hash browns, sausage, veggies, and scrambled eggs into one honest-to-goodness masterpiece of a get-you-going feast. With a little water and just a few minutes, you’ll be wowing everybody at the breakfast table.
    • Granola With Milk & Blueberries: Power up in time-saving fashion with a healthy breakfast of crunchy oats, real blueberries, and powdered milk.

    Lunch Meals

    Lunch chili mac prepared in a bowl.

    Vaporizing time or double-stacked errands make it all too easy to miss lunch. And if you’ve ever done that, you know the energy crash—and the mounting “hanger”—which await come afternoon. Turn to Mountain House for lightning-fast lunch entrees that’ll keep you nicely fueled—and your taste buds happy!

    • Chicken & Dumplings: Mountain House Chicken & Dumplings, served with vegetables and a white gravy, delivers a classic Southern-style lunch that's easy-peasy as can be.
    • Chili Mac With Beef: Macaroni noodles, precooked beef, kidney beans, and a delish spicy sauce make Mountain House Chili Mac With Beef a primo contender for a zesty, just-add-water lunch repast.
    • Creamy Macaroni & Cheese: For many of us, mac-and-cheese might as well be in the dictionary entry for “comfort food.” It’s there for you in a pinch thanks to our very own Adventure Meals version!

    Dinner Meals

    Dinner beef stroganoff prepared in a bowl.

    There’s certainly no shame in feeling zero energy to cook after “one of those days.” Here are some of the very best Mountain House freeze-dried meals for the dinner spread!

    • Beef Stroganoff With Noodles: Open up our Mountain House Beef Stroganoff pouch after adding boiling water and waiting a mere nine minutes, and prepare to bliss out courtesy of the steamy tender beef, onions, mushrooms, and egg noodles in a savory cream sauce within.
    • Fettuccine Alfredo With Chicken: Here’s another absolute comfort-food staple ideal for a quick and simple dinner, with toothsome pasta mixed with chicken, parmesan, and butter.
    • Chicken Teriyaki With Rice: Just wait’ll you get a taste of our homerun teriyaki sauce, absolutely scrumptious over a pouchful of chicken, rice, bamboo shoots, carrots, onions, and other good stuff.

    About Freeze-Dried Foods

    Mountain House meals enhance your pantry thanks to our meticulously refined freeze-drying and proprietary packaging processes that preserve oodles of flavor and nutrition while making meal prep as utterly simple and time-efficient as can be.

    Let’s run through some of the big-time advantages of our freeze-dried foods!

    Healthier Than You Think

    By freezing food and then sublimating the resulting ice directly into water vapor with no intermediate liquid phase, the freeze-drying process preserves the food’s structure such that its full nutritive value, mouthfeel, and flavor remain.

    Combine that preservation of vitamins, minerals, and other essential components with the fundamental high quality of the ingredients we use, and you’ve got healthy, nutritious eats that are shockingly quick and no-fuss to prepare.

    So Easy to Prepare

    Speaking of! You only need to add water to Mountain House meal kits and then wait a few minutes for them to be ready to serve.

    It goes without saying that our freeze-dried meals are tailor-made for the backcountry (or your next power outage). But that speed and efficiency are also mighty attractive when you just don’t have a lot of time—or willpower—for complicated or lengthy cooking.

    Stock Your Favorites

    Thanks to freeze-drying and proprietary packaging, Mountain House products boast an industry-leading shelf life and our incredible 30-year Taste Guarantee. This makes them fantastic survival food for anyone shoring up their disaster preparedness. It also means they’re there for you whenever you need them right in the kitchen cabinet!

    Try out different flavors, mix and match meals, and stockpile all the favorites in your family so you’ve got surefire meal winners whether the electricity’s out or you just need an eat-and-run sort of dinner.

    Make Them Your Own

    Frito Pie Hack

    Mountain House pouches and meal kits are delicious and balanced enough in and of themselves. But there are also innumerable ways to incorporate them into larger meals or add all manner of other ingredients and seasonings. Spice things up with hot sauce, for example, or sautée up some fresh veggies to accompany a pouch.

    From spooning our Mexican Style Adobo Rice & Chicken into tortillas for no-hassle tacos to transforming our Chicken & Dumplings into a pot pie, explore some awesome Mountain House “hacks!”

    Pack Them on Trips

    Of course, Mountain House has been fueling hikers, campers, anglers, hunters, explorers, and other outdoorspeople and adventurers for generations. Our freeze-dried meals make great camping and backpacking food, but you can also pack them for any and all trips, so you’ve got a convenient option for a hot meal you can ready yourself in a flash while you’re traveling.

    Mountain House Freeze Dried Meals: As Ideal for the Home Kitchen as the Campsite!

    Now, bear in mind the above suggestions don’t exhaust your options for crowd-pleasing Mountain House breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and treats—not by a long shot!

    From our Mountain House Lasagna With Meat Sauce, Beef Stew, and Chicken Fajita Bowl to our vegetarian-friendly Veggie Chorizo Breakfast Scramble and our (irresistible) Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich, explore our full collection!

    Inspired for an Adventure? Check out Beef Stroganoff - Pouch and Beef Stew - Pouch