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  1. Paul November 21, 2014 at 12:12 PM | | Reply

    For something like a pizza, it’s easy to pick up the components ready to assemble at your local grocery or even a Dollar General.

    Ingredients: Shelf-stable pizza crust, pop top can or zip pouch pizza sauce, and shredded mozzarella are the basic ingredients for a pizza. Cheddar should be minimized in a pizza, because it will exude oils and then become gummy while melting at the higher temps a pizza needs. Any other ingredients added should be dry and need little or no additional cooking. That;s why pepperoni sausage and olives are traditional optional ingredients.

    If you want a real treat, make a stuffed pizza in a dutch oven or a large covered cast iron frying pan. Start with a pack of two pizza crusts. Each crust gets baked for 1/4-1/2 the time indicated on the package over a medium heat. Then the filling is layered into the dutch oven, the second crust placed on top and the moistened crusts edged overlapped. Put the dutch oven back medium heat for the remainder of the time indicated for the crust.

    Another alternative is Chicago style campfire pizza. Use a package of shelf-stable bread dough as your crust, and twice the amount of ingredients that you’d use for a thin crust pizza. Form the dough up the sides of the pot/pan. Let it rise for an hour, inside the covered pan, in a warm, not hot area. (Mid-summer direct sun is warm enough for rising. So is the periphery of a wood campfire in the spring or fall, you can use this time to get the fire up to working heat. ) Bake the dough for half the indicated time, add the ingredients, cover and bake for the remaining time.

  2. Habooba July 16, 2015 at 12:47 AM | | Reply

    Yum! This looks so good! The kids love pizza!

  3. Amanda July 17, 2015 at 6:17 AM | | Reply

    This looks delicious! Who doesn’t love pizza? Thanks for the tips, we will try this next camping trip!

  4. Tina Galloway July 19, 2015 at 11:08 AM | | Reply

    Great idea. I will have to try this next time I camp.

  5. Sarah July 19, 2015 at 6:12 PM | | Reply

    Pizza is my favorite. I will have t try this next time I’m camping!

  6. Babz July 23, 2015 at 6:09 AM | | Reply

    Great tip to bring all ingredients prepped. Freeze sauce ahead if time allows. Best part … besides how amazingly good it is… there’s minimal cleanup!

  7. Grant July 24, 2015 at 3:35 PM | | Reply

    We love camp pizza. An easy alternative to making your own pizza crust is to buy a flat bread or even pita bread. You simply spread the sauce on the flat bread and add your toppings. I usually cover the grill with foil.
    With the pita, you basically make a pizza pocket. Put your ingredients in and wrap it in tin foil then stick them in the coals for 5-10 min. This is a good way to do it if people want different ingredients.

  8. Lorenzo July 24, 2015 at 5:01 PM | | Reply

    We like to make these with the kids, let them make their own mini pizza by cutting ready made dough and letting them put whatever topping they want. Always fun

  9. evrim July 24, 2015 at 6:31 PM | | Reply


  10. Linet Hernandez July 27, 2015 at 6:04 PM | | Reply

    Genius. Why didn’t I think of this sooner? My hubby looooves pizza. I’m pretty sure he loves it more than he loves me even if he doesn’t admit it. Great tips!

  11. Liz Pastula July 29, 2015 at 5:17 PM | | Reply

    My family loves pizza. Will have to make this on our next camping trip!!!

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