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Pie Iron Pizza Pockets Perfect for Camping

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These Pie Iron Pizza pockets are super easy to make on the campfire. Since these are individual pizza pockets, everyone can add their own pizza topping to make their pie iron pizza pocket unique! So if you are looking for recipes for pie irons, keep scrolling to the bottom!

Pie iron

When we got these Pie Irons I wasn’t sure if we would use them. Boy was I wrong! We have cooked breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert with them! It’s fun coming up with new recipes for pie iron!

Pie iron pizza ingredients

Simple camping recipes are the way to go. The whole point of camping is relaxing and well, if you can have delicious food that is simple to make. Then that’s a win win to me. So when we started thinking about recipes for pie irons, we new this one would be perfect. this Everything for this recipe uses pre-packaged ingredients with minimal slicing and dicing.

Pie iron pizza dough

We’ve seen lots of variations of this recipe with bread but we decided to try this with refrigerated pizza dough. Boy am I glad we did! We loved the crispiness and flakiness of the pizza crust! If you can’t find refrigerated pizza crust you could also try refrigerated pie dough. You basically just need to cut out a square to the size of your pie iron but before you do make sure you baste your pie iron down with a silicone basting brush.

Make it your own

Pie iron pizza sauce and spices

Now it’s time to add the base for your pie iron pizza pockets. We used the squeezable pizza sauce and our homemade Italian seasoning but you could get creative and use our homemade Alfredo or our homemade pesto sauce as well. How about taco sauce for a taco pizza or BBQ sauce for a BBQ pizza?

Pie iron pizza with pepperoni and cheese

Next you will want to add your favorite toppings. We used the mini pepperoni and mozzarella cheese but you could add just about any topping you like. I also like adding a little garlic on mine.

  • Bell Peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Sausage
  • Hamburger Meat
  • Shredded Chicken
  • Pineapple
  • Onions
  • Black Olives

Your heat source

Pie iron campfire vertical

Make sure you have some coals in your fire. The fire needs to be hot enough to cook the crust. If you are cooking this over a grill that’s fine too. Just make sure your grate is close to the heat source.

Time to eat!

Pie iron pizza pocket

When it’s done just pop it out and enjoy! But be careful because the inside of this delicious pocket may be HOT!

Pie iron pizza pocket close up
Yield: 6

Easy Smoked Campfire Queso Fresco

campfire queso

This Smoked Queso is our most requested campfire recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of white American Cheese (block)
  • 1/2 - 1 cup of milk (depending on how thick you want your queso)
  • 2 Anaheim peppers
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 pound sausage
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 bunch Cilantro
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder

Instructions

    Brown sausage in a separate pan. You can do this ahead of time and refrigerate until use.

    Roast peppers on grill prior to adding to Queso, for best flavor. Alternately, you can also cook ahead of time. 

    On cutting board, peel and seed peppers, dice.  Dice tomatoes into similar sized chunks.

    Cut cheese into small squares, about 1"-2" each.

    Add vegetables and pork sausage and cheese into Foil Casserole Pan.  Remember, the pan will be heavy! If you are concerned the pan won't hold up, double the pans or use a small sheet pan under your foil pan for support.

    Add spices and milk and cook on med/low until melted, about 1 hour. Stir as needed as cheese melts. (you can start with a 1/2 cup of milk and add more if it's too thick)

    After Queso has melted, add fresh cilantro for garnish -- optional.

    Add chips and Enjoy!



    Notes: For camping prep, add all ingredients to foil pan ahead of time. Cover well and refrigerate until ready to grill! As long as the lid is secure, this dish should travel well.

Air Fryer Tortellini Recipe

air fryer parmesan tortellini

This tortellini makes a great snack or appetizer, or a side for pizza night! Camper friendly if you bring along your air fryer!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 9 oz cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup panko or traditional breadcrumbs
  • ⅓ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt & pepper
  • Parsley for garnish
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Marinara sauce for dipping

Instructions

Cook tortellini per package directions then drain
In a bowl mix together panko, parmesan, and seasoning until well combined
In a separate bowl whisk eggs
Place flour in a third bowl
Coat tortellini with flour, egg, then panko mix
Cook in air fryer at 370 degrees for 10 minutes
Garnish with parsley and serve with marinara

Notes

For a campground friendly option, have your crumb mixture bagged in Ziploc bags so they are ready to go. You can also precook your tortellini and refrigerate until ready to air fry. Be sure to use up any pre-cooked tortellini in 2-3 days for best taste and texture.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

6

Amount Per Serving Calories 535Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 128mgSodium 912mgCarbohydrates 83gFiber 4gSugar 5gProtein 23g

Check out our other camping inspired recipes!

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