Camp Cooker Pizza

Camp Cooker Pizza

A few years ago friends introduced us to a handy little camping tool called a “camp cooker”.  Having grown up camping during summer vacations both Darcy and I couldn’t believe that we had never seen this “pie iron”.  We took to it right away and have been experimenting with new recipes and ways to use the camp cooker every time that we head out into the great outdoors.  Here is our uber simple Camp Cooker Pizza…

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We pack only four ingredients for this recipe and often plan to have it for a quick dinner over the camp fire.  Of course the possibilities are endless and you can totally add all sorts of pizza toppings.  We keep it simple and as mess free as possible, making clean up a breeze {who wants to do chores while camping?  Not me *wink*}.  I purchased a new Coleman Camp Cooker from Canadian Tire this year as our old one is not very photogenic {trust me} and having at least two of these on hand makes cooking up delicious, hot pizza twice as fast.

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Ingredients:
 
391 g Pkg Pillsbury Pizza Crust Dough
340 g  Pkg Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
250 g Pkg Sliced Pepperoni
7.5 oz Pizza Sauce
 
Makes four servings.  Unroll the pizza dough and divide into four rectangles.  Spray the inside of the camp cooker with non-stick spray.  Lay half of the dough onto one side of the camp cooker and fill with pizza toppings.  Fold the other half of the dough over the toppings and close the cooker.  Cook over the fire for 5-10 minutes depending on how hot the fire is.  Check the outside of the pizza to be sure that the dough is browning and be sure to rotate the camp cooker as you cook the pizza.  Pop the pizza out of the cooker and enjoy! 
 

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This recipe is especially good on those cooler camping trips where the weather may not be cooperating with our plans.  Because it requires so few supplies and is served warm and toasty it tastes even better when it’s raining.  Don’t ask me why, it just does lol.   #nomnom
 

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14 Comments

  1. Judith Deane says

    It works just as well with white or wheat bread – no refrigeration needed! We did this with 20 Brownie Girl Scouts – Second Graders – on a very rainy and cold camp out – and the girls never noticed the rain!

  2. Dave says

    We’ve been making these for years. Just for a little added flavor, instead of spraying the cooker with non-stick spray, mix some olive oil and seasonings (a Sicilian blend or garlic parm blend works great!) and brush that on the outside of your crust.

  3. says

    I grew up with a pair of these irons that I now share with my kids, greatest camping toy ever! We’ve done anything and everything in them. Pizza is definitely a favorite, but tacos are even better! Tortilla instead of bread, fill with meat and cheese, cut diagonally after cooking and stuff with everything else before chowing down. Fantastic!

    • Debbie says

      We call these devices “pie irons” and LOVE them. I have had many neighbors at campgrounds ask about them and can’t wait to buy some of their own.

      Tacos are definitely a favorite for us. Before our camping trip, I cook up ground beef or turkey with taco seasoning, and freeze it in a Ziploc bag or other container. Then throw it in the cooler when packing, and it is ready to use with other fillings in tortillas.

      We use tortillas for our fruit pies, also, so it is less ‘bready’.
      The kids LOVE grilled cheese sandwiches cooked in the irons. Once you close up the iron, it perfectly snips off the crust and seals the edges. 🙂
      We have done egg scrambles with cheese and vegies that are delicious and cook very fast.
      And simple grilled vegies are delicious!!

      Possibilities are endless. I cook in these more than any other cookware when camping. We are always coming up with new ideas. It’s just fun!!

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