Camping season is just about to start for us. We'll be gathering up all of our camping gear and meal planning with our favorite camping food. Campfire pizza is always a fun and tasty treat! You have to try this campfire pizza recipe in foil.
This recipe uses foil to make it super easy – no need for a camping stove. Just assemble the ingredients, wrap them up in foil, and cook over the campfire. You could also bake this pizza in your oven at home. So give it a try – your family and friends will love it!
Campfire Pizza and More
Traveling in our popup camper has been so much fun. We love experimenting with all the different foods we can make on the campfire. If you are traveling with kiddos then this campfire pizza recipe with foil is going to be perfect for you. We like to also call it “Pizza on a Stick”. If you're just starting out with a camper, you may be concerned with how to best prepare foods. There are several ways. The first is to bring along a camp stove. This portable option uses either propane or electricity to work. Think of it like your kitchen griddles at home. Another way is to use a grill. A portable grill or a campsite grill is an easily used heat source for cooking. However, there are times when this isn't a possibility. As we get into the summer months, there are often “burn bans” in place. Keeping us from being able to grill outdoors. There are also usually rules in national parks and even state parks that state no grilling allowed.
The other option, when permissible, is a campfire. There are a few things you need to know before cooking on a campfire. First, make sure the campfire is in a safe place. Then make sure it is nice and hot before starting to cook. If you begin to cook over a small kindling fire, chances are it will go out and you will have to restart. Have the hot coals of a campfire fully red and heated throughout if using charcoal.
Another safety caution is to never use plastic when camping on an open campfire. We love cooking in a cast iron skillet but you won't need one for today's recipe. We often bring along our dutch oven. Dutch oven pizza is always an option, so keep this in mind if you're looking for ways to cook! Finally, aluminum foil is going to be your best friend when cooking on the campsite! It's flame proof, portable, and easily recycled when you're done with it. I always have a thick heavy duty foil roll and a regular roll of tin foil on hand.
Campfire Pizza Recipe
This campfire pizza recipe with foil can be changed up every time you make it with your different pizza topping choices. You can do traditional pizza with pepperonis and red sauce. You can choose to use a traditional red pizza sauce or even go for an alfredo sauce for your base.
Some fun and delicious things to bring for the top of the pizza include:
- Sliced Italian sausage (rope sausage cut into thin pieces)
- Large or small round pepperoni slices
- Fresh Basil Leaves
- Fresh Mozzarella
- Sliced chicken (fajita packed)
This recipe is perfect for picky eaters. You can use any of your favorite pizza toppings you like on your campfire pizza. We usually go with pepperoni and cheese. You can even add sausage, cooked chicken, and mushrooms if you like . Or you could also do a veggie version with tomatoes, red onion, black olives and bell peppers. It just depends on your personal preference. Some of my other favorite toppings is garlic powder or dry ranch sprinkled over my pizza.
For the pizza crust you can use a couple of different things. Store bought pizza dough, make your own pizza dough, naan bread or pre-made flatbread from your local grocery store like we are using today. We bought the flat out whole grain flatbread from our local Walmart. Sometimes it will be labeled Pita bread, usually located along with hamburger buns or tortillas in the store.
I love this delicious pizza recipe because it's easy to throw together. It makes the perfect easy meal after a long day of hiking. No messing with a pizza stone or frozen pizza. I don't even have to get out my cast iron pan. This recipe makes small pizzas so if you can't decide which toppings you want, you can make more than one. You also want have to mess with a pizza cutter.
Pizza is a family favorite meal whether at the campsite or note. If you're compiling a list, be sure to add this camping pizza idea! Hot pizza is a great balance against those sandwiches and cold served foods we often end up having for lunches at the campsite. And, if you have a larger family or a lot of people in your group, chances are they will work up an appetite with all of the exploring and hiking! Print your recipe below and be sure to check out our other camping recipes while you're here.
What You Need:
There are a few things to have on hand if you're making this while camping. Supplies include:
- A cast-iron skillet or grill pan
- Flatbread (as mentioned above) or a loaf of bread such as French or Sourdough
- Your favorite camping board or serving tray
- Skewers, metal (if using wooden skewers, soak prior to using)
- Cutting board or clean flat surface to work on
- Olive oil or cooking spray
- Charcoals for campfire or heat source such as grill or fire pit
5 mozzarella string cheese
2 tablespoons marinara sauce + more for dipping
¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
¼ cup mini pepperoni or slices of pepperoni
2 tablespoons cream cheese (you can leave this out if you like)
For this recipe you are going to cut cheese sticks in half. Trim the sides off of each flatbread then cut the pieces in half. Spread a small amount of cream cheese on one end of each piece. Roll the cheese up into the flatbread and seal on cream cheese end. Place the roll on the skewer – 5 pieces per skewer – and and lay flat on thick foil. Brush on sauce. Sprinkle on shredded cheese, then pepperoni or taco meat. Just place it on a sheet of foil over the campfire for about 10-12 minutes then directly on a grill grate for just a few seconds for a little extra crisp. Serve with additional sauce and enjoy!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut cheese sticks in half. Trim the sides off of each flatbread/tortilla then cut the pieces in half. Spread a small amount of cream cheese on one end of each piece. Roll the cheese up into the flatbread/tortilla and seal on cream cheese end.
Place the roll on the skewer – 5 pieces per skewer – and lay flat on lined baking sheet. Brush on sauce. Sprinkle on shredded cheese, then pepperoni or taco meat. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Serve with additional sauce and enjoy!
Maybe on our next camping trip, we will try making campfire pizza rolls.
If you love our campfire pizza recipe with foil, you should try our other great recipes such as campfire potatoes, pie iron pizza pockets, campfire nachos and some of our other cast iron meals perfect for the whole family
We hope to soon put out a favorite camping recipes ebook to share with you all. If you love this recipe, we hope you will leave us a 5 star review below. Also, let us know in the comments what your favorite pizza ingredients are.
- 5 mozzarella string cheese
- 5 flatbread
- 2 tablespoons marinara sauce + more for dipping
- ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- ¼ cup mini pepperoni or slices of pepperoni
- 2 tablespoons cream cheese (you can leave this out if you like)
- Cut cheese sticks in half
- Trim the sides off of each flatbread/tortilla then cut the pieces in half .
- Spread a small amount of cream cheese on one end of each piece .
- Roll the cheese up into the flatbread/tortilla and seal on cream cheese end .
- Place the roll on the skewer - 5 pieces per skewer - and lay flat on lined baking sheet.
- Brush on sauce .
- Sprinkle on shredded cheese, then pepperoni or taco meat .
- Just place it on a sheet of foil over the campfire for about 10-12 minutes then directly on a grill grate for just a few seconds for a little extra crisp.
- Serve with additional sauce and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving Calories 1954Total Fat 68gSaturated Fat 34gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 27gCholesterol 189mgSodium 4120mgCarbohydrates 246gFiber 10gSugar 10gProtein 84g
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