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Easy Campfire Pizza Recipe

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See how easy it is to make a Campfire Pizza using a favorite frozen food. Your family will love making this on your next camping trip.

3 campfire cast iron pizzas

If you have read our blog much, you will notice that we like food that is easy to prepare. Just because a recipe is easy, does not mean it lacks in taste!

This simple camping food hack of frozen pizza while camping is not only easy to prepare, it is fun.

close up of 2 pieces of pizza made while camping

This brilliant idea came from our camping friends Peggy and Paul. They are one of her favorite couples to camp with. Peggy has already contributed three recipes to this blog. Her Rhubarb Crunch is a favorite, but you will also like her Apple Crumble.

If you want a dessert that is just as fun as this camping pizza, then check out Peggy’s Campfire Cookies.

piece of camping pizza with cheese and onions

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How to Make a Campfire Pizza

Everyone loves pizza, but how do you heat up a frozen pizza when you are camping? Simple, cook it over the campfire.

Placing a frozen pizza straight on the grate over the campfire does not work because the top will not cook. Peggy and Paul like to cook individual pieces of pizza in a pie iron.

camping frozen pizza ingredients

Bring your favorite frozen pizza out to the campground with you. The pizza will thaw a little bit in the cooler but that is okay because it is easier to cut it before you cook it.

slices of pizza being put into pie irons to cook over the campfire


If you love camp pizza, then make sure to check out our Dutch Oven Pizza, Grilled Pizza Buns, and Pizza Sandwiches.

man holding 2 pie irons over a campfire ring


We like to add onion and peppers to our pie iron pizza before baking. It makes the campsite smell like a pizzeria!

2 pieces of cooked pizza in cast iron

We strongly recommend that you get a pie iron that is made out of cast iron. It is going to give you a better cook on anything that you cook within it. Look at the crispiness it added to our crust.

the bottom of a crispy crust being held up


How fun is this simple cooking hack? It takes an ordinary cheap frozen pizza in makes it tastes fantastic. While you have your pie iron out, make some Breakfast Sandwiches, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, or Reuben Sandwiches.

close up of a piece of camping pizza being held up at a campground with a campfire and sunset in the background

We want to thank our camping buddies for sharing how to cook a pizza over a campfire with us. We can’t wait until we camp together again!

Yield: 1 pizza

Campfire Frozen Pizza

close up of a piece of pie iron pizza made over the campfire while camping

See how easy it is to bake a frozen pizza while camping.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 8 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes

Ingredients

  • frozen pizza

Instructions

  1. Create a campfire and let it burn down until you have hot coals with minimal flame.
  2. Cut two pieces of parchment paper to fit inside your (cast iron) pie iron.
  3. Slice up the pizza into pieces that will fit inside your pie iron. Small edge pieces can be placed together in one pie iron.
  4. Add any desired extra toppings to slices of pizza. We like to add onions and peppers.
  5. Sandwich a piece of pizza in between the pieces of parchment paper and place inside the pie iron.
  6. Cook the pizza over the campfire until desired crispiness. We start with 4-5 minutes per side.
  7. Carefully open the pie iron to check to see if the pizza is done.
  8. Bake longer if you want the cheese to melt more or the crust to get crispier.

Notes

The frozen pizza will thaw in the cooler but that is okay because it will be easier to cut it before you cook it.

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Stella Jons

Tuesday 21st of April 2020

Wow nice idea. recently i went to a camping,And i cooked frozen pizza over the grill for children they just loved it. Thanks for sharing such a idea

Let's Camp S'more

Thursday 7th of May 2020

Awesome!

Kayla Bacon

Thursday 6th of June 2019

When I was younger and we would go camping, I would always remember my step dad cooking a frozen pizza over the grill. Now that I am an adult and taking my significant other on his first cabin trip, I wat to do the same. When my step dad would cook it he would always just wrap it in aluminum foil and place it on the grill.

letscampsmore

Monday 10th of June 2019

That works well too. Thanks for sharing those memories.

My Bright Ideas Blog

Friday 10th of August 2018

I just bought one of these gadgets 2 days ago! When I showed my hubby he didn't get what it was for. Pizza, grilled cheese sandwich, Portobello panini yum yum yum! We are camping with my parents soon and they think every meal should take 2 hours to prepare and involve red meat and baked potatoes. I'm totally going to pull out a frozen pizza (on grocery shopping day) and dazzle the kids! Tee hee! Thanks for the inspiration!

letscampsmore

Saturday 11th of August 2018

They will love it. PLUS it can make a cheap pizza taste great!

Kim~madeinaday

Wednesday 8th of August 2018

Great tip! I will have to remember this next time we go camping! Sharing! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week! Kim

letscampsmore

Thursday 9th of August 2018

Thank you, Kim!

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