When camping, don’t always go for the easy meals or the straight forward ones you associate with camping such as meats and roasts. Try something different every now and then, challenge yourself and make a good meal one wouldn’t normally expect with camping. Try a lasagna.

First of all, as always, get a good fire going so you have a good bed of coals. While that’s going dice an onion and two cloves of garlic, then brown your meat mince in a pan. Once the meat is browned and cooked add in the onion and the garlic and mix well, then add your pasta sauce to the pot and stir again. Once that’s done mix up some cheese with some cream, and optionally some herbs such as basil or oregano.

Now that your meat and your cream cheese sauce are ready it’s time to put them in the oven. First of all, put a light layer of pasta sauce on the bottom and smooth it out, then add pasta sheets, either cut or broken to fit the oven that part doesn’t matter, until the bottom of the oven and the sauce is covered. If you want you can add a second layer of the pasta sheet, but not any more than that. Next add a layer of the cream cheese, again making sure the layers below are well covered, then add a layer of the pasta meat, and finish it off with a layer of cheese by itself.

Now, depending on how much of the ingredients you have left over, and how many people you’re feeding you can do a double layered lasagna, which is simply just add all the ingredients again in order until either the camp oven is full, or you run out of stuff to put in there.

Once you’re doing stacking and layering it’s time to cook. Put the oven in the bed of hot coals for around 45 to 50 minutes, or when it’s a golden brown layer of melted cheese when you open the lid.

And that’s how you enjoy lasagna from a camp oven by a fire with a starry night sky. Dig in.