Campfire Pizza: A Delicious Outdoor Adventure

Oct 29, 2023 | Main Courses


Prep Time

Cooking Time

75 minutes
10-15 minutes


Ingredients for Campfire Pizza

– 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
– 2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast
– 1 tsp sugar
– 1 tsp salt
– 1 cup warm water (between 105°F – 110°F)
– 2 tbsp olive oil


1. Begin by stoking your campfire to create a nice bed of hot coals. Once your fire is warm and inviting, place a grill grate over it and allow it to heat up. Ensure the flames have subsided to avoid scorching your pizza.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the warm water and olive oil. Mix with a wooden spoon until it forms a sticky dough.

3. Transfer the dough onto a well-floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes or until the dough becomes smooth and elastic. If the dough feels too sticky, add a small amount of flour while kneading.

4. Return the dough to the mixing bowl and cover it with a clean kitchen towel. Allow it to rise in a warm place for approximately 1 hour or until doubled in size.

5. Once the dough has risen, divide it into desired portions for personal-sized pizzas. Roll out each portion into a thin round shape, ensuring not to make it too thick. A diameter of approximately 10 inches works perfectly.

6. Transfer the rolled-out dough onto a floured pizza peel or a flat plate. If a pizza peel is unavailable, a sheet of aluminum foil can be used instead.

7. Now, it’s time to assemble your pizza! Start by sprinkling a generous amount of shredded mozzarella cheese over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges for the crust. Top with pepperoni slices, sliced mushrooms, and sliced bell peppers. Get creative and add your favorite toppings too, if desired!

8. Once your pizza is ready, carefully slide it onto the hot grill grate over the campfire. Close the grate or cover the pizza with an aluminum foil tent, allowing the cheese to melt and the toppings to cook.

9. Cook the pizza for approximately 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden and the crust is crispy. To ensure an even cooking process, rotate the pizza occasionally.

10. Once the Campfire Pizza is cooked to perfection, carefully remove it from the grill. Allow it to cool for a few minutes to avoid burning your eager taste buds. Slice, serve, and embrace the symphony of flavors that dance upon each bite.

Tips and Variations:

Campfire Pizza cooking on a grill grate

– Experiment with different toppings such as caramelized onions, olives, fresh basil, or even pineapple. The great outdoors welcomes the creativity of the palate!
– For an alternative to a campfire, you can also prepare this recipe using a backyard grill or an oven preheated to 475°F.
– To make the dough in advance, prepare it at home, let it rise once, and refrigerate it. Once at the campsite, allow the refrigerated dough to come to room temperature before dividing into portions and proceeding with the recipe.

Campfire Pizza is more than just a savory treat; it’s a symbol of shared memories and joyous moments in nature’s embrace. As you gather around the dancing flames, let the transformative power of food unite you, leaving you satiated not only by the flavors of this delectable dish but also by the warmth of friendship and the beauty of the great outdoors. Enjoy!

Campfire Pizza on a plate

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