Easy campfire pizza recipe to cook on your next camping adventure. Delicious campfire pizza bites stuffed with cheese and dipped in pizza sauce.
Campfire meals can feel a bit overwhelming if you’re new to the world of camping. Camping pros will tell you ‘if you can cook it at home, you can cook it while camping,’ but that doesn’t feel very helpful.
The problem is sometimes I don’t even know what I cook at home! It’s a question every 3 or 4 days or so ‘what would you like to eat‘? The answer is the same. Either no one knows or it’s something completely past my energy level for the moment.
My husband had some doubts on these easy campfire pizza bites, but since I’m kind of a grilled pizza pro at home, his hesitation was a bit insulting.
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However, if we’re being completely fair I’m not the one starting or maintaining the fire. So in a sense I think I have the easy part for this delicious camping meal.
If you have 30 minutes, a cast iron skillet and a grill area over the fire pit, you’re already halfway there.
CAMPFIRE PIZZA RECIPE
- 2-16 oz. pizza dough
- pizza sauce
- olive oil
- 3 TBS flour
- pepperoni (optional)
- cast iron skillet
- extra long tongs
- heavy duty campfire oven mitts
For this recipe we bought two pizza dough balls in the refrigerator section by the deli. Each pizza dough makes approximately 12-14 pizza bites.
Start your campfire
Take your dough out of the fridge and allow to rest while you make the campfire. I set my dough on the picnic table (kept in the plastic bag) and give it about 15-20 minutes to rest.
*If you bought your dough in the freezer section make sure to pop it in the refrigerator 24 hours before making this recipe.
Once the dough has had time to rest, place the cast iron skillet on the grill portion of the campfire. Add a few table spoons of olive oil and allow to heat up.
Gather your ingredients
Gather the ingredients along with two plates for prepping the campfire pizza bites. On one plate add a few table spoons of flour.
Tare off 1 ½ -2 inch dough balls and flatten.
Stuff with mozzarella and or pepperoni.
Wrap the dough around the cheese and pinch any edges.
Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and roll in the flour.
Transfer the pizza bites into the hot cast iron skillet using extra long tongs.
Cover and allow to cook for 6-8 minutes. Flip, cover and cook for an additional 6-8 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pan and allow to cool a bit before taking your first bite into hot mozzarella.
Since it’s been so hot here, we like to have our pizza sauce chilled but you can also warm it in the cast iron skillet and spoon a little onto your plate. Be sure to allow the pan to cool before adding your sauce as it might sizzle with the heat.
This campfire pizza is so easy and something you can have the kids help make by adding the cheese and rolling the dough. It’s a fun little alternative to traditional pizza and a memory the kids will enjoy in the future.
- Cast iron skillet
- 2 16 oz pizza dough
- 1 14 oz jar pizza sauce
- 1 8 oz mozzarella cheese
- olive oil
- 3 TBS flour
- Take your thawed dough out of the fridge and allow to rest while you make the campfire.
- Place the cast iron skillet on the grill portion of the campfire. Add a few table spoons of olive oil and allow to heat up.
- On a plate add a 3 TBS of flour.
- Tare off 1 ½ -2 inch dough balls and flatten.
- Stuff with mozzarella and or pepperoni.
- Wrap the dough around the cheese and pinch edges.
- Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and roll in the flour.
- Transfer the pizza bites into the hot cast iron skillet using extra long tongs.
- Cover and allow to cook for 6-8 minutes. Flip, cover and cook for an additional 6-8 minutes until golden brown.
- Remove from pan and allow to cool a bit before taking your first bite into hot mozzarella.
- Serve with a side of pizza sauce for dipping.
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