About Our PIZZA MARGHERITA
- 1 Serving Backpacking Meal
- Dietary Considerations: vegetarian; gluten-conscious
- all-natural dehydrated and freeze-dried ingredients
- 620 calories
- 32 g protein
- Meal Net Weight: 3.6 oz | 103 g
- Meal Includes: seasoned pizza blend; organic extra virgin olive oil
- Required: warm or cool water
- Recommended: long–handled spoon; 2-3 tortillas; Cook-in-Cozy™
- Insider Tips:
- A skillet-toasted Pizza Margherita really takes this meal to the next level! To make: reserve included oil and drizzle into a skillet. Heat to a sizzle. Toast prepared pizza rolls or half-moon quesadillas until golden brown. Mama Mia what a difference!
- This meal contains freeze-dried cheese which (1) is really delicious and (2) stays in its shredded form once rehydrated and heated, rather than melting the way that fresh cheeses do.
- Cool water works just fine for this meal! Allow to steep-cook for 20 minutes — when the cheese is tender, it's ready!
olive oil packet and natural desiccant.
1/3 cup (2.5 oz / 73 ml) of warm water to the pouch and stir.
air from pouch; seal and lay flat.
for 15 minutes.
Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required.
in olive oil packet midway through.
your Pizza Margherita filling into BYO-tortillas.
your Pizza Margherita!
Ingredients & Nutrition
Mozzarella Cheese (part-skim milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes), Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Diced Red Tomatoes (tomatoes, citric acid, calcium chloride), Basil Pesto (basil, romano cheese, salt, spices, garlic powder), Red and Green Bell Peppers, Organic Tomato Flakes, Spices, Parmesan Cheese (partially skim milk, cultures, salt, enzymes, disodium phosphate), Sweet Basil
PROCESSED IN A FACILITY THAT HANDLES WHEAT, EGG, MILK, SOYBEAN, PEANUT AND TREE NUT PRODUCTS.
This pizza-inspired meal - not exactly a slice, not exactly a wrap, and not exactly a quesadilla - was a hit with testers who described it as a "lip-smacking way to finish a long day." The pizza-wrap's main attraction is a gooey mozzarella spread spiked with hints of basil, slices of black olives and chunks of tomato that preps with cold water and folds into a (BYO) tortilla. "The flavors are distinct and, while it's tasty cold, I loved this meal hot, melted-quesadilla style," says one tester who reports that a single serving with 24 grams of fat and 58 grams of protein, is enough for a late-night snack for two hungry hikers. Tip: Freeze-dried cheese won't melt unless completely rehydrated. Add a splash of water if there's an iota of crunch.
— Backpacker Magazine Editors Choice/Gear Guide, Spring 2013
frequently asked questions
We recommend that all of our hot meals spend time "steep-cooking™" while snuggled in a Cook-in-Cozy™. We find this method promotes a more consistent temperature and steady cook time for Cook-in-Bag™ preparation; and results in a better serving temperature for your meal. When not in use, our Cook-in-Cozy™ folds away nicely in your pack for storage and weighs in at only 1.4oz.
I think I needed to add a little more water than what it said on the package because it came out too clumpy. It was overly salty too. But the other spices were tasty. I also wrapped this like a burrito, but I'll try eating it like a quesadilla next time.
Wow! The easiest prep, small amount of water, and the smell and taste! You have to bring that tortilla - amazing!
I dont think I'll ever go slumming it with mountain house again (unless it's a slumming it kinda day..lol). This is so awesome! I do add boiling water and a bit more than they instruct, but DAMN! It's so yumms in a flour tortilla.. and it travels well if I cant finish it till later... love this newly discovered company!!!!!!
I received this in a food box from Garage Grown Gear. It's the only meal I'd purchase again. On my last hike, access to water was always an issue; I loved that this mean required so little water. (Another meal I received required 800ml to make. I like to dry camp, and I don't like carrying a lot of extra water. 75ml? PERFECT!) I found it too salty, but it was delicious. I'd add more olive oil if I were to make it again.
Pizza on the trail. That’s right. I agree, it is an overwhelming concept that we could enjoy warm and zesty pizza outdoors- we’ve all had a year of learning to appreciate the little things, and this dream concoction is no exception. This was one of my favorite dehydrated meals this year- so much so that I blogged about it! Check out my list of top 5 here outdoors-explored.com/2020/12/24/the-top-5-dehydrated-meals-of-2020/
This was very tasty, great spices. This is ALL cheese with spices. Like others said, it kinda clumped up and I had to cut chunks to put into the tortilla then ate it like a burrito. It was cold outside and it clumped up very quickly as we made our servings. I may add a bit more water next time and try harder to keep it warm. I think if you were to make it like the picture and grill it in a tortilla, it would work well. I will buy it again.
Not bad! Nice flavors, but the cheese sort of formed a ball that was a bit strange texture-wise later in the meal. I think it's partially user error on that.
Fab dinner on an australian summer camping night. the flavour got an extra hit with the olive oil pouch beautiful!!
Tasted pretty good. I had to add a little bit more water when I stirred it halfway through and I think it still could have used a little more.
just add water
warm water recommended
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