Campfire Pizza – with pepperoni, mushrooms and cheese?

Easy Campfire Recipes - Campfire Pizza

Who doesn’t love campfire pizza? We eat it once a week while we’re at home. But where can you get pizza in the middle of nowhere?

During our trip to Cape York, we had the opportunity to free camp at The Bend near Coen. The campsite is spread out alongside a shallow creek, and this is where we stopped to make our campfire pizza.

The next day, we were going to the Laura Dance Festival in Quinkan country, and The Bend was our last stop before meeting crowds in Laura.

It was a beautiful, warm afternoon, so we started a campfire, and I decided that we deserved something special to eat – campfire pizza!

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Dutch Oven – suitable for most campfire meals

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Prep time:  40 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes/pizza

Servings: 4


Pizza Dough:

  • 1/2kg flour
  • 1 teaspoon of white sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 packet of dry yeast
  • 1 spoon of oil olive

Pizza Toppings:

  • Tomato sauce
  • Pepperoni
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Shredded cheese
  • Dry oregano leaves

Campfire Pizza Instructions

  1. Combine flour, water, yeast, sugar and salt.
Campfire Pizza - preparing a dough
Campfire Pizza – preparing a dough

2. Cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and leave it for 15 minutes. Next, knead it until smooth and elastic. Let the dough rise until it doubles in size.

Campfire Pizza - kneed the dough
Campfire Pizza – kneading the dough

3. Punch down the dough, knead a few times, and split it into four equal parts. Flatten the dough and stretch out into a round shape.

4. Insert trivet into the Dutch oven, and grease it with some olive oil. Insert the flat dough pieces into the Dutch oven. Spread with tomato sauce and add toppings: cheese, pepperoni, and mushrooms. Sprinkle dry oregano leaves on top.

Campfire Pizza - final steps
Campfire Pizza – final steps

5. Cover the dutch oven with the lid and set it on hot charcoals. Place some hot charcoals on the top of the lid as well.

Campfire Pizza - make sure you don't burn it!
Campfire Pizza – make sure you don’t burn it!

6. We waited around 20 minutes for the pizza to bake. We really enjoyed the late, warm, windless afternoon and the amazing camping location. And as a bonus, we had delicious campfire pizza for dinner. What more could you ask for?

Campfire Pizza - waiting for the pizza with feet in the creek
Campfire Pizza – waiting for the pizza with feet in the creek

7. And this is the final effect – we still need to work on a shape but the taste was amazing!

Campfire Pizza - Done!
Campfire Pizza – Done!

Making campfire pizza is a great fun that can be enjoyed in the great outdoors. With a few simple ingredients and some creativity, you can create a tasty meal.

So, next time you go camping, consider trying out this easy and tasty recipe. And don’t forget to enjoy the beautiful scenery while you wait for your pizza to cook!

Have you ever tried making a campfire pizza while camping? What was your secret recipe? Please drop a comment below.

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