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Campfire Pizza From Scratch

Campfire pizza is always a favourite.

Pizza might now be the first thing that jumps to mind when planning a camping trip but once you try it'll quickly become a tradition. It only takes a few minutes to put the dough together and the flavours from cooking on the fire will make you want an extra slice.

Author JP Fortin


  • 4 cups Flour
  • 1 packet Pizza Yeast (about 8 grams)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2/3 cup Warm Water


  1. Before you head out camping, combine 2 cups of flour, the sugar and salt in a bag. Put the remaining 2 cups of flour in a separate bag.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the yeast with the flour, sugar and salt mix. Warm up the water and add to the dry ingredients along with the oil. Mix well.

  3. Gradually add the extra flour to make a soft dough ball. Knead the dough (you can do this on a lightly floured cutting board or in the mixing bowl) for about 3-4 minutes, until smooth and elastic. 

  4. Let the dough rest for 20-30 minutes.

  5. Preheat a cast iron skillet on the fire. Add some of the extra tablespoon of oil to coat the bottom and sides of the pan.

  6. Divide the dough in half.

  7. Spread the dough to cover the bottom of the skillet. Place the skillet on a grate over your campfire. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until the bottom of the dough starts to firm up and turn golden.

  8. Remove the skillet from the fire and place on a heat-safe surface. Remember that the skillet is very hot!

  9. Flip the dough to have the cooked side up. Add your topping and cover with the lid from a dutch oven or tin foil, making sure to leave some gaps to allow moisture to escape.

  10. Cook the pizza for another 3-5 minutes until the dough is cooked and the cheese melted. Transfer the pizza to a plate and repeat the process for the second pizza.

Recipe Notes

This works on a camping stove as well but you won't get the smokey flavour that comes with campfire cooking.

Serve with a salad and enjoy!