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Campfire Pizza Sandwiches

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Does your pizza-loving family like to camp? Create these pizza sandwiches over the campfire on your next trip.

teen holding a campfire pizza sandwich

My kids love pizza. They love all types of Pizza.

They want to eat pizza when we go camping, so we have tried to come up with different ways to make pizzas over the campfire or in a Dutch oven. 

We have created Dutch oven pizza, frozen pizza over the campfire, and grilled pizza buns.

Our latest creation is these pizza sandwiches made with English muffins.

Grilling them over the campfire gives them taste that just cannot seem to be duplicated at home. The cast iron pie irons grill the outside the sandwiches to perfection.

Campfire Pizza Sandwiches Recipe

English muffins are such a versatile bread. We love to toast them up and smother them with butter.

We like to keep them special, so we do not buy them for home. But they are definitely in our shopping cart when we are shopping for camping. It is something we look forward to each trip. 

We have toasted them over the campfire, pan-fried them, and made these awesome breakfast sandwiches.

This camping sandwich recipe is created in a pie iron over the campfire. You may call a pie iron a pudgy pie maker. Whatever you term it, it’s great for making all sorts of food over the campfire!

You can find the entire recipe below.

campfire pizza sandwiches

How do those sandwiches look? That brown edge comes from oiling the muffins. We like to use spray olive oil, but butter would also work. 

The kids love to make these. Our teenage son makes up several and gobbles them down when he joins us out at the campsite.

What would you put on your pizza sandwich?

Campfire Pizza Sandwiches Recipe - Want pizza while camping? Create these Campfire Pizza Sandwiches in a pie iron over the fire. This campfire sandwich will become a family favorite!

Yield: 6 sandwiches

Campfire Pizza Sandwiches

Campfire Pizza Sandwiches

Create these delicious grilled pizza sandwiches on your next camping trip.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Additional Time 1 minute
Total Time 20 minutes


  • English muffins
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Sliced pepperoni
  • Cooking spray


  1. Open up an English muffin and place it with the inside face up.
  2. Place the desired amount of pizza sauce on the face of each English muffin.
  3. Sprinkle mozzarella or your favorite pizza cheese on top of the pizza sauce.
  4. Place three slices of pepperoni on one side.
  5. Carefully place the top half on top to create your sandwich.
  6. Spray the outside of each side of the sandwich with cooking spray.
  7. Place the sandwich inside a pie iron.
  8. Close the pie iron.
  9. Grilled the sandwich over the campfire for approximately 4-7 minutes per side or until desired crispiness.
  10. Carefully open the pie iron and test for doneness.
  11. Eat and enjoy!


Add variety to your sandwiches by filling them with different toppings.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 693mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 12g

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Wednesday 29th of July 2020

Great idea! going camping on Sunday and will definitely be adding this to our camping meal ideas.

Let's Camp S'more

Thursday 30th of July 2020

Enjoy your trip!

Anna Yadon

Thursday 25th of July 2019

In Wisconsin, we call these pudgie pies. Usually made with regular bread and filled with pie filling, s'mores, banana and chocolate chips or peanut butter, etc. Can even make Reuben ones. Growing up pizza like the ones you share were my favorite! Will have to try it with the english muffins!

Cheryl Preston

Wednesday 19th of August 2020

@Anna Yadon, In Ontario , Canada, our family has called them hobo pies forever Not sure where that came from LOL We like to do cheese and onion..just like a grilled cheese ! Soooo good. . Cheryl Preston


Friday 26th of July 2019

Yes, Pudgie Pies! We love them. We posted a Reuben one a few years ago. Thanks for stopping by.


Monday 8th of April 2019

Who says you have to eat only hot dogs on a camping trip. This looks delicious and it's pizza! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!


Monday 8th of April 2019



Tuesday 19th of March 2019

I like the idea of using an english muffin! Will definitely be making these this summer. The fabrics you have chosen for your pop-up are very pretty. I look forward to seeing the finished product.


Monday 25th of March 2019

Thank you, Pam!