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Campfire Pizza Sandwiches

Does your pizza-loving family like to camp? Create these Campfire Pizza Sandwiches over the fire on your next trip.

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. 

person holding a pizza sandwich while camping

We have created Dutch Oven Pizza, Campfire Pizza Bread, Frozen Pizza over the Campfire, and Grilled Pizza Buns.

Our latest creation is a pizza sandwich made with English muffins. It is sure to be one of the best camping sandwiches that you’ve ever tasted!

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

pie iron pizza sandwich

How to Make Camping Pizza Sandwiches

These grilled sandwiches are easy to make!

  • Spray the outside of an English muffin with cooking spray.
  • Open up the muffin.
  • Spread pizza sauce on the open face side of both pieces of muffin.
  • Add shredded pizza cheese to each side.
  • Add pepperoni or any other desired toppings.
  • Carefully close up up the sandwich.
  • Place the sandwich into a cast-iron pie iron.
  • Grill over the campfire.

steps for making campfire pizza sandwiches

How do those campfire sandwiches look? That brown edge comes from oiling the muffins. We like to use spray olive oil, but butter would also work.  You will also like these Reuben Camping Sandwiches or Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.

close up of 2 pie iron pizza sandwiches

The kids love to make these. Our teenage son makes up several and gobbles them down when he joins us out at the campsite. He likes to follow these up with Pie Iron Cookies or Pudgy Pies.

Kids will also go wild for this Camping Charcuterie Board.

What would you put on your pie iron pizza sandwich?

2 campfire pizza sandwiches on a white plate with text

Yield: 6 sandwiches

Campfire Pizza Sandwiches

two perfectly grilled pizza sandwiches

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

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


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


  1. Spray the outside of each side of each muffin with cooking spray.
  2. Open up an English muffin and place it with the inside face up.
  3. Place the desired amount of pizza sauce on the face of each English muffin.
  4. Sprinkle mozzarella or your favorite pizza cheese on top of the pizza sauce.
  5. Place three slices of pepperoni on one side.
  6. Carefully place the top half on top to create your sandwich.
  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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Barb Stacey

Thursday 22nd of April 2021

My family loves these sandwiches. We usually use hamburger buns and I mix the cheese and meat and pizza sauce all together and then scoop it on the buns... yum yum!

Let's Camp S'more

Friday 23rd of April 2021

Yummy! We have this pizza bun recipe that is similar.


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!

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