Try Dutch Oven Pizza on your next camp trip!
Doing a homemade pizza out in the wilderness might seem like a challenge a bit too lofty but this one is a breeze! The secret: ditch the traditional dough for a batter-based crust. This is one of our favorite dinner camping recipes for kids and adults. Who knows…You may even throw away your favorite pizza delivery phone number when you get home! Psst…our disclosures.
Sometimes you just need to “dress the part” when preparing your camp meals and we just love these fun and quirky pizza socks to get you in the mood to make this delicious Dutch oven pizza recipe for your camping clan!
Here’s how you make our Dutch Oven Pizza
Make the topping
Heat oil in bottom of Dutch oven (I prefer a 12″ oven for this recipe), add meat and brown thoroughly
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 pounds ground meat (we like hot Italian sausage)
For this Dutch oven pizza camp recipe, I like to use a 12 inch Dutch oven which seems to create the perfect sized pie for our camping group. If you adjust the size of the oven, you will also need to adjust your cooking time so just keep an eye on your pizza as it bakes and use our handy Dutch oven charcoal temperature chart for help in determining the quantity and placement of your charcoal briquettes.
Add the onion, garlic and green pepper. Cook until the onion is translucent
- 2 cups chopped onion
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 1 cup chopped green pepper
Chopping the veggies for this yummy Dutch oven pizza camp recipe is way more fun when you use camp-themed utensils like this cute flexible cutting mat with retro RV camper design! And seriously, who could resist chopping duty with a message like “Camp Hike Cook Drink Eat Repeat” and a Dutch oven hanging over a campfire?!?
Add the tomato paste, chili powder, oregano and pepper
- 1 cup tomato paste
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
Remove mixture from dutch oven to hold for use later
Make the batter/crust
Mix the dry ingredients together
- 1 cup unbleached flour
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
Camp Cooking Tip: Measure your dry ingredients at home for this Dutch oven pizza recipe so you are only transporting what you need to the campsite. I like using food storage containers with locking tabs for an extra secure lid seal because I really get grumpy when I have to clean up spills that could have been avoided. After all, camping is for relaxing and unplugging … and extra cleaning does not fit the agenda, right?
Add the oil, egg whites and milk stirring lightly
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 egg whites
- 1 cup skim milk
Spread the batter in the bottom of a lightly sprayed Dutch oven (oven will be pre-heated from browning the meat)
- Cooking spray
After your Dutch oven is pre-heated, take extra precaution when handling the hot cooking utensils … the lid as well as the handle. A cast iron lid lifter can keep you safely away from the hot campfire and coals and will keep you enjoying your camp trip as well as your Dutch oven pizza camp dinner that will be almost ready to serve by now.
Spoon the topping over the pizza crust (batter) and sprinkle with cheese and black olives
- 1/2 cup grated part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 small can sliced black olives (optional)
Bake your Dutch oven pizza at 400° for 30-40 minutes
Note: Dutch oven sizes vary, bigger ovens require more briquettes, smaller require less, see our Dutch oven charcoal temperature chart for help!
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