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Nothing beats making pizzas over the fire! Prep ahead either at home before you leave to go camping or while you're camping, whatever works best for you.
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  1. Campfire Pizza Recipe
  2. Campfire Pizza Ingredients
  3. CHICKEN, BACON, and RANCH PIZZA RECIPE
  4. How to Make Campfire Pizza
  5. Campfire Pizza in Cast Iron
  6. Campfire Pizza in the oven
  7. Campfire Pizza in foil
  8. More Great Camping Recipes
  9. Campfire Pizza Recipe

We LOVE going camping simply because we get to eat campfire pizza! Nothing beats making pizzas over the fire! Prep ahead either at home before you leave to go camping or while you’re camping, whatever works best for you. Make them on the campfire, in the oven or on your grill!

I may not be the best camper (I like glamping better), but one thing I do love is the camping food! Our Campfire Cones, Campfire Nachos and Campfire Potatoes totally round out our meals along with our new favorite, this Campfire Pizza recipe!

Campfire pizza on a pan ready to cut with a pizza cutter

Campfire Pizza Recipe

Campfire pizza is one of the things I look forward to the most on our family camping trips! The entire process, from picking the ingredients at the grocery store, to prepping the toppings and then finally cooking and eating the campfire pizza is such a fun family tradition.

We have tried so many different campfire pizza recipes on our camping vacations and at home! There aren’t many occasions that it isn’t perfect for… After all, who doesn’t like pizza?!

We like to make a pizza prep buffet and let everyone make their own personal pizza just the way they like it! Everyone in our family has their own special campfire pizza recipe!

What’s great is that you don’t have to wait to go camping to make it! You can make it on the grill, in the oven and even in a cast-iron skillet!

See all of the various instructions below!

Looking for a no-carb pizza option, try our Cauliflower Pizza Recipe. So delicious, your family won’t even care that it is good for them!

Campfire Pizza Ingredients

You can really use any ingredients that you like when making your campfire pizza. This last time we made it, we went a little gourmet and created a chicken, bacon and ranch-style pizza.

Some of our favorite pizza ingredients are:

  • chicken
  • pepperoni
  • mushroom
  • green pepper
  • sausage
  • pineapple
  • bacon
  • onion

CHICKEN, BACON, and RANCH PIZZA RECIPE

INGREDIENTS:

  • ¼ cup vegetable/canola oil
  • 4 Naan bread
  • 1 chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon dry Ranch dressing (used to flavor the chicken)
  • 4-6 strips of bacon cut into bite-size pieces and cooked
  • 1-2 cups of Italian cheese blend
  • ½ cup bottled ranch dressing
  • ½ cup fresh spinach, cut into thin strips (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons minced red onion
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic

Campfire pizza on a grill

How to Make Campfire Pizza

Prepare your chicken either at home or while camping by placing the bite-size pieces into a skillet and sprinkling the dry ranch dressing over the chicken.

Cook the chicken until browned and cooked completely through. If you prepared it at home just place the chicken in a plastic Ziploc storage container filled with ice or cold packs to take with you camping.

Fire prep: Prepare your fire with either wood or charcoal. Let it burn down until ash gray with moderate heat but no big flames. Prepare your grate to go over the fire by spraying it (away from the fire) with nonstick spray.

Pizza prep: Brush oil on one side of naan bread and place oil side down onto the grate over the fire. Watch carefully until it is golden brown. Remove from the fire. Now you are ready to build your own personal pizza.

Take the grilled Naan bread off the grate and brush oil on the non-grilled side.

Turn the naan bread over with the oil side down and begin to make your own pizza on the grilled side.

First, place some bottled ranch dressing onto your naan bread and spread it over the whole piece of bread.

Next add the cooked chicken, bacon, chopped garlic, red onion, and spinach in the amounts you desire all over the piece of naan. Top the pizza off with cheese.

Place the pizza directly onto the grate over the fire. Watch carefully until it is heated through and the cheese is melting. If your cheese is slow to melt you can make a “tent” out of a piece of foil and place over the top of the pizza to help the cheese melt more.

When the pizza is done to your liking use a big spatula to remove the pizza to a cutting board and use your pizza cutter to cut into the desired number of pieces.

Enjoy!

Campfire pizza sliced

Campfire Pizza in Cast Iron

Not everyone has access to a pizza stone… So a good alternative is to use a cast iron pan or a cast iron skillet to cook your campfire pizza. (affiliate) We love this one for camping!

The most important part is cooking the dough and making sure the cheese has melted. With the hob on high heat, it should take no longer than 20 minutes to cook.

Veggie toppings cook so well on a cast iron campfire pizza because they hold some of their crunch!

Campfire Pizza in the oven

Your next camping trip might be a few weeks or months away… But your craving a campfire pizza!

You can cook pizza in the oven or a dutch oven to achieve a similar effect as a pizza cooked over the hot coals of a campfire.

Add your toppings buffet style just as you would if you were actually camping. You can even tuck into the pizzas outside if the weathers nice!

Campfire Pizza in foil

If you don’t want too much of a charred taste on your campfire pizza, you can place it on top of aluminum foil before placing it on your camp stove.

This means that your pizza dough should go a nice golden color as opposed to being blackened by the flames from the campfire.

Your favorite toppings will still cook just as well when you make your campfire pizza this way. A good indicator that your campfire pizza is ready is when the pizza sauce is bubbling!

Campfire pizza

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Campfire pizza square

Campfire Pizza

Serves — 4
Nothing beats making pizzas over the fire! Prep ahead either at home before you leave to go camping or while you're camping, whatever works best for you.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup vegetable/canola oil
  • 4 Naan bread
  • 1 chicken breast cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon dry Ranch dressing used to flavor the chicken
  • 4-6 strips bacon cut into bite size pieces and cooked
  • 1-2 cups Italian cheese blend
  • ½ cup ranch dressing bottled
  • ½ cup fresh spinach cut into thin strips (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons red onion minced
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic

Instructions
 

Chicken prep:

  • Prepare your chicken either at home or while camping by placing the bite-size pieces into a skillet and sprinkling the dry ranch dressing over the chicken.
  • Cook the chicken until browned and cooked completely through. If you prepared it at home just place the chicken in a plastic Ziploc storage container with ice to take with you camping.

Fire prep:

  • Prepare your fire with either wood or charcoal. Let it burn down until ash gray with moderate heat but no big flames. Prepare your grate to go over the fire by spraying it (away from the fire with nonstick spray.

Pizza prep:

  • Brush oil on one side of naan bread and place oil side down onto the grate over the fire. Watch carefully until it is golden brown.
    Remove from the fire.
  • Remove the grilled Naan bread from the grate and brush oil on the non-grilled side.
    Turn the naan bread over with the oil side down and begin to make your own pizza on the grilled side.
  • First, place some bottled ranch dressing onto your naan bread and spread it over the whole piece of bread.
  • Next add the cooked chicken, bacon, chopped garlic, red onion, and spinach in the amounts you desire all over the piece of naan. Top the pizza off with cheese.
  • Place the pizza directly onto the grate over the fire. Watch carefully until it is heated through and the cheese is melting.
    If your cheese is slow to melt you can make a “tent” out of a piece of foil and place over the top of the pizza to help the cheese melt more.
  • When the pizza is done to your liking use a big spatula to remove the pizza to a cutting board and use your pizza cutter to cut into the desired number of pieces.
    Enjoy!

Nutrition Info

Calories: 899kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 1724mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 3.7mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 0.6mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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