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    Can anyone suggest a bulk cheese sauce powder mix that doesn't taste like fake cheese and doesn't cost more than buying plain ol Kraft M&C? I have a ton of bulk pasta already.

    I tried buying Trio Cheese Sauce powder from Amazon, it tastes like nacho cheese sauce- fake cheese. I like the Kraft kind- they make a powder for putting on popcorn and stuff but I don't think its the same stuff as what is in the packets that come in the box.

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    perhaps Barry's: http://www.barryfarm.com/milk.htm

    I have not used any of their products, but i would like to try them someday.

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    Try mixing dried grated Parmesan out of the green can, dried WHOLE milk, and olive oil, with a little garlic powder and black pepper, like an Alfredo?

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    I'd use plain old grated parmesan/romano cheese and add some good quality powdered milk (like Nido if you can get it).

    Spice according to taste (i.e. lemon pepper is good to have; as are red pepper flakes; garlic and onion powder; curry powder; mixed italian seasonings; etc). Building your own mac 'n cheese or Lipton is really a very easy thing to do. If you REALLY want to improve it, always leave town with an onion and a green pepper; diced fine, they're a great addition to just about anything you cook.

    Also, carrying a block of cheese whenever you leave town (like a hard cheddar or Colby) and dicing it into your dinner will also make a difference.

    They best way to enjoy mac 'n cheese is, whenever possible, to use real cheese.

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    hmmm I already have Nido and parm, and olive oil in my drops, I was going to add them to various things, but I should experiment with just that and I'll be carrying block cheese anyway too. Will have to try it for dinner tonight- thanks everyone.

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    Knorr food products (in your supermarket's "Gravy/Sauces" section) also come in handy for making "homemade Liptons." I especially recommend the Pesto.

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    for those who can not eat MSG you need to read the labels on the Knorr gravy/sauces before buying especially the pesto, it's loaded with MSG

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    go here and do a search for cheese powder http://www.americanspice.com/
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    I can vouch for Barrys... they have good products and we use the cheese sauce powder.

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    Packit Gourmet also sells cheese sauce powder: http://www.packitgourmet.com/Cheese-...wder-p315.html

    They have a blue cheese version as well.

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    I bought several of these on sale at our local grocery. I have repackaged them for my food resupply boxes.


    http://www.amazon.com/Bear-Creek-Cou...4647414&sr=1-7

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    There are many options - you can buy it online or you can also just use fresh cheese, diced up or Velveeta or make your own dry sauces.

    This is a powder mix recipe from our website:

    Parmesan cheese sauce mix

    Ingredients


    • 1 c dry milk
    • 1⁄4 c shelf stable Parmesan or Romano cheese
    • 1 1⁄2 t dried garlic
    • 1⁄2 t onion powder (not onion salt)
    • 1⁄2 t ground black pepper





    Instructions

    Mix all ingredients and store in a tightly closed container (plastic bag or tub). Keeps for 4 months, stored away from heat. Long term storage in the refrigerator is a good choice.
    To use:
    Combine 1/4 cup mix with 2 tablespoons melted butter and 1/4 cup water.



    Notes

    Add salt to taste.
    This mix works well with cooked and dehydrated pasta. 1/4 cup of the dry mix with 4 to 5 ounces of dehydrated pasta. (Weight after cooking/drying). Olive oil can be subbed for butter.
    You can find dried cheeses from a number of companies online, to be used instead of Parmesan. Use dehydrated cheese, not freeze-dried though.
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    Oh My!! Wouldn't that soup mix be good with a Mango chipotle salmon pouch.

    mmmmm!!

    I'm going camping this weekend and I'll look for some at Publix today.
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    Sarbar has the right idea.
    Use real cheese, dry it if you want save a little weight, and add whatever other ingredients you wish.

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    This Southeastern Mills cheese sauce mix is what I use and it tastes like the regular Mac-n-Cheese sauce. According to the package, one package makes 2 cups, but I just dump the about 1/2 a package of powder over my prepared and slightly watery cous-cous, add a little Nido powdered milk, and mix it all together. Nice quick one dish meal.


    I buy it locally at a used bread store but Amazon has 24 packets for about $26 and that includes shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Old Fhart View Post
    I buy it locally at a used bread store
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    Don't overlook soup mixes. I use some cheddar-broccoli soup mix as though it's a sauce, not a soup. Works brilliantly, especially when a little real cheese is mixed in, too.

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    Originally Posted by The Old Fhart
    I buy it locally at a used bread store
    JustaTouron -
    There is a bakery outlet nearby that sells name brand bread, Twinkies, and other stuff that is a day or two old at deep discounts. They also have items that are A-1 like the sauce. We just always refer to it as the used bread store. BTW, if the bread doesn't sell there by a certain date, local farmers buy it by the pickup load to feed their animals. That is also where I get a lot of goodies for trail magic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Old Fhart View Post
    There is a bakery outlet nearby that sells name brand bread, Twinkies, and other stuff that is a day or two old at deep discounts. They also have items that are A-1 like the sauce. We just always refer to it as the used bread store. BTW, if the bread doesn't sell there by a certain date, local farmers buy it by the pickup load to feed their animals. That is also where I get a lot of goodies for trail magic.
    In my younger days, I did buy quite a bit of bakery items at an outlet that had stuff that either were about to expire or just had and cost about 1/3 full retail. Day old bread I am okay with. USED bread --- is ****, quite literally!
    Love people and use things; never the reverse.

    Mt. Katahdin would be a lot quicker to climb if its darn access trail didn't start all the way down in Georgia.

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    The bakery outlets are awesome places for soup mixes (yeah weird) but DO check them out. The Etenmans/Orowheat ones specially.
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