What are the Best Commercial Dehydrated Dinners? [POLL]

Yeah, making it yourself is cheaper, healthier, and if you know your way around a kitchen, tastier, but once in a blue moon it’s nice to take the lazy route and treat yourself to a fancy, commercial dehydrated meal. Shelling out between $9 and $12 for a meal that tastes like cement and goat urine, however, is one of the world’s biggest bummers.

That’s what we’re here for.

We’ve put out a call through Facebook (here and here) to get an idea of some of people’s favorite dehydrated meals.  Now it’s time to narrow it down to the cream of the crop.

Vote in the poll below to let us know which dehydrated meal is your favorite. The poll closes at 4/27/2016 at 2pm EST, at which point we will crown the winners. You can get the scoop on all of these meals in the links at the links below the poll.

(NOTE: Yes, we included a couple of breakfast items in this poll. I’m not your mom, you can eat breakfast for dinner if you’d like.)

Check out the meals for yourself

Backpacker’s Pantry Cuban Coconut Beans and Rice

Backpacker’s Pantry Pad Thai

Backpacker’s Pantry Risotto with Chicken

Good To-Go Thai Curry

Good To-Go Herbed Mushroom Risotto

Mountain House Beef Stroganoff

Mountain House Biscuits & Gravy

Mountain House Breakfast Skillet

Mountain House Chicken and Dumplings

Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef

Mountain House Lasagna

Mountain House Mac and Cheese

Mountain House Mexican-Style Rice and Chicken

Mountain House Scrambled Eggs

Mountain House Sweet n Sour Pork

Packit Gourmet Big Easy Gumbo

Packit Gourmet Dotties Chicken and Dumplings

Did we miss any of your favorite meals?  Throw them in the comments below.

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Comments 8

  • Pamela Wolf : Apr 21st

    Alpine Aire Spicy Sausage Pasta

  • Jeff Nicholson : Apr 21st

    1. Knorr sides teriyaki noodles.

    2. Knorr sides pasta Alfredo. (Loses a few points because the cheese sauce is tricky to lick clean.

    12. MREs that weigh more than the rest of your hear combined.

    179. Anything ever made by Mountain House.

  • Nicole : Apr 22nd

    Any of the meals from Trail logistics.

  • Andy Rudolph : Apr 22nd

    Packit Gourmet Texas State Fair Chili and Austintacious Tortilla Soup are my two favorites. The Ramen Rescue is also good and not expensive; add the chicken option for a little extra protein.

    • BunnyHikes : May 8th

      Packit Gourmet Texas State Fair Chili is delicious and might even be better than my mom’s chili.

      This one really should have made the list.

      Popularity contests only work with the more common stuff people already have tried. :-/

  • Deborah Carroll : Apr 29th

    Hi! I am a freelance writer in central Maine with a monthly foodie column in the Lewiston Sun Journal. I am also a hiker with many miles logged in the NE AT. My May column will be about Good To-Go. It might be fun for my readers to hear the results of your poll – and a good plug for you as well! If you get a chance, please send me an email and maybe we can connect on the results!

  • Beth G : Apr 29th

    OMG! you don’t have any Spokables here! https://www.sporkables.com/ Truly fresh & not expensive! Lots of good variety

  • Deb : May 1st

    Another one to check out is Paleo Meals to Go. https://paleomealstogo.com/


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