How to Make Campfire Pizza

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Take your Dutch oven to the campground, and make campers happy with an unforgettable feast.

Campfire Pizza

What You Need

  1. Dutch Oven – A cast iron pot with lid is essential for making gourmet pizza over a campfire.
  2. Toppings – While planning the group food, ask friends what pizza toppings are their favorites and then take it up a level. Surprise friends with gourmet cheese (goat or Asiago) and caramelized onions, barbecued chicken, wild mushrooms, arugula, fresh corn, and the works–the fresher the ingredients, the better.
  3. The Dough – Make the dough at home or camp with three basic ingredients: flour, water and yeast. Hack: Use your water bottle as a rolling pin.


When you've got glowing coals:

  1. Pre-heat your dutch oven for 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Grease you oven with high-heat oil.
  3. Slide your pizza into the dutch oven.
  4. Put the lid on and cover with hot coals.
  5. Check every five minutes by carefully opening the lid.
  6. If the top is nicely browned, it's done and time to eat!

Want to build the perfect campfire before preparing your pizza? Check out how to build a campfire from REI experts.

  • Carl G.

    Make it a million times easier and use prebaked boboli shells.

  • Marc Russell

    When did “arugula” become a cheese?

    • REI

      Hey Marc, you’re right, arugula isn’t cheese. Nice catch. Happy camping.

  • Morgan

    Arugula isn’t cheese, it’s a plant.

    • REI

      Hey Morgan, Yes, you are right. Thanks for letting us know. We hope you try making a pizza on your next camping trip.

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