Dehydrated spaghetti sauce is super easy to make and is great for backpacking trips or any situations where space and weight are a concern.
This works best if you use less chunky sauces since the chunks are more difficult to dehydrate thoroughly. I used Catelli Sauce this time. Of course homemade sauce would be great, if you are into that, but I usually think of preparing this stuff the night before I'm leaving.
|1 jar of sauce on 4 trays|
- Cover your dehydrator with parchment paper. Make sure there is still airflow.
- Spread an even amount of spaghetti sauce around the tray. It should be less 5mm thick.
- Dehydrate for 7 - 10 hours. You will know that it is done when it is completely dry and the consistency of a fruit roll-up.
- Peel the sauce off the tray and let cool
- Pack in an air tight bag
To use the spaghetti sauce simply add a bit of water and heat. Add water a bit at a time until it is the proper consistency.
For backpacking, where fuel is a concern, I find that capellini (angel hair) pasta works best since it cooks quickly.