Prepper Food Recipe Ideas

If you are new to the prepping world, or if you have been prepping for several years, you will know the importance of stockpiling food. Other than a good water supply, your food supply is one of the first things you need to take into consideration. 

After all, what good is a top of the range bug out if you do not have the food to sustain you?

If you are reading this article, it is likely that you are beginning to, or already have stockpiled a good amount of food. If so, then great job! As with any good prepper, the thought of what you will cook may have crossed your mind.

While it is great that you have a good supply of stockpiled food, when disaster strikes, you will need to be confident in your ability to cook food from the limited supplies that you have. 

When stockpiling foods, the most popular choices are canned, dehydrated, and dried foods. They last for the longest amount of time, especially when compared to perishable foods, which are nonsensical to stockpile!

If you have stockpiled food and you are unsure of the meals you would prepare, this is where we can lend you a helping hand. In this article, we will be discussing several different prepper food recipe ideas. 

We have chosen a wide variety of different recipes to suit many different food palates. We hope these ideas will help you to decide on the types of food you should purchase for prepping purposes!

Prepper Food Recipe Ideas


This is one of the easiest recipes you can make. You may even find some ready-made stew cans at the grocery store. What is great about stew is that it is versatile. There are many different types of meat you can choose to use, from canned steak to chicken. 

In addition to this, there are many different varieties of vegetables available in a can, from potatoes, to carrots, to peas. You cannot go wrong with a stew and it is something that will help to keep you sustained and warm during the colder months. 

If all of the vegetables and meat you use is from a can, this will take under ten minutes to prepare and cook too. If you are particularly prepared and have a good amount of spices stored, you can add salt and pepper to the stew for added flavor.


In addition to stews, soups are another way of preparing food easily. There are many different store-bought soups you can purchase that only take a few minutes to heat up, these are perfect if you are on the go rather than in a bug out. 

If you have been prepping for a while and have a bug out on a plot of land, you may even have grown some of your own vegetables. A great way to use up the vegetables is to boil them with some water and stock until they are cooked.

All you will need to do to turn the vegetables into a soup is to blend them. Add some seasoning, and you have a perfectly tasty meal that requires little to no effort. 


Pasta is another versatile dish. If you are with children or fussy eaters, the likelihood of them enjoying pasta is high.

If you have canned vegetables, you can heat these over the stove and mix them with a pasta sauce or canned tomatoes. Add a small amount of seasoning, such as garlic and pepper. You will be surprised by how tasty the dish will be. 

If you have canned or dehydrated meat, you can add this to the sauce and create your take on a bolognese. Pour this on top of the pasta when you are done and voila, you have a tasty meal. 

Tuna is a great source of protein that is readily available to purchase in tins. If you are running low on protein or meat supplies, this can be a great alternative and adds flavor to the meal too.

If you are not so keen on the tomatoey dishes, you could always make a good ole’ mac and cheese. This is such a comfort food and something you cannot go wrong with.

Many brands of mac and cheese are long-lasting. You can also purchase cheese and milk powder to create your own mac and cheese sauce. 


If you are settled in a bug out, you may want to get more creative. While canned and dried foods are great, there is nothing quite like freshly baked goods. In a survival situation, perishable and freshly baked goods are not always plausible. They do not tend to last for a long period and can be difficult to store. 

However, if you purchase flour, yeast, and all of the ingredients to make your bread, once you are settled, a freshly baked loaf can be such a treat! 

You can use the bread to accompany your stews and soups. In addition to this, you can use it to make sandwiches.

Sandwiches are another versatile meal. The possibilities are endless and they are something that will take you a long time to get bored of. You could have spam, peanut butter, and jelly, chocolate spread, canned steak, or even a bean sandwich.


Instant noodles are another type of dried food that lasts a significant amount of time. Why not mix some spices with the noodles and vegetables to create your ramen dish? Again, this is another meal that can be so versatile. You could even make your own dumplings to accompany the ramen!


There are so many different recipes that you can use while you are in a survival setting. Depending on your situation, you may be able to get creative or only cook the basics. 

As you can see from some of our suggestions, when eating for survival you do not just have to choose boring options straight from a can. You can potentially create flavorsome meals by combining several different ingredients.

Why not get creative and create your own deserts too?

Prepper food does not have to be bland and boring. Remember that spice and flavor are key. Once you know this, you cannot go wrong! 

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