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Campfire Pizza

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This easy, cheesy, and delicious homemade campfire pizza is the perfect dinner to enjoy while camping!
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Table of Contents
  1. CAMPFIRE PIZZA INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS CAMPFIRE PIZZA RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
  5. FAQ
  6. More Ideas to Love
  7. JUMP TO RECIPE

Bonfire cooking while camping is made easy with this chicken, bacon and ranch campfire pizza. Kids will love helping prep the pizza crust, sauce, veggies, cheese, and toppings for this homemade grilled meal.

Looking for more campfire meal ideas? You’ll love these campfire potatoes and campfire nachos. Breakfast is a snap with these delicious and cheesy campfire eggs. Check out all the yummy food included with these 30 campfire meals. You could also make these pizza rolls ahead of time and take them with you. You also won’t want to miss these crazy cool camping hacks and tips before leaving on your adventure! 

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CAMPFIRE PIZZA INGREDIENTS

You will need:

  • Nonstick spray
  • Aluminum foil
  • 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-sized 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

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

TOPPINGS: These small pizzas are fully customizable and each one could have completely different toppings based on personal preference. Kids love picking and adding their favorite pizza toppings: various meats such as chicken, bacon or pepperoni, veggies such as mushrooms, bell peppers, and cheese make for the perfect, delicious pizza when combined with dough and sauce. 

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HOW TO MAKE THIS CAMPFIRE PIZZA RECIPE

PRO TIP: What is fantastic about these campfire pizzas is that they can be easily prepped ahead at home before you leave for camping — or at your campsite. Whatever works best for you. 

Step One: Prepare your chicken either at home or while camping by placing the bite-sized pieces into a cast iron 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 or storage container to take with you camping.

Step Two: Prepare your fire with either wood or charcoal. Let it burn down until ash gray with moderately hot coals but no big open flames. Prepare your grate to go over the fire by spraying it (away from the fire) with nonstick spray.

Step Three: To cook the pizza, start by brushing oil on one side of the naan bread and place the oil side down onto the grate over the fire. Watch carefully until it is golden brown. Remove from the fire. 

Step Four: Brush oil on the non-grilled side of the naan bread. Turn the naan bread over with the oil side down and begin to make your own pizza on the grilled side.

Step Five: Spread a bit of bottled ranch dressing for the pizza sauce onto your naan bread.

Step Six: 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.

Step Seven: Place the pizza directly onto the grate over the fire. Watch carefully until it is heated through and the cheese is melting.

Pro Tip: If your cheese is slow to melt you can make a “tent” out of a piece of aluminum foil and place over the top of the pizza to help the cheese melt more.

Step Eight: When the pizza is done to your liking use a big spatula to remove the hot pizza to a cutting surface and use your pizza cutter to cut into the desired number of pieces. Enjoy!

Pro Tip: The foil side that touches the grate will most likely be a little oily from the nonstick spray or dirty with ash when you remove it so be careful. Remember anything cooked over the open fire will be hot when removing, grill with care!

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HOW TO SERVE

This delicious camping pizza is best served right away, hot off the fire. This gooey, cheesy pizza will fill you up and is a great recipe to add to your camping meal repertoire. Whip up a batch of these s’mores hand pies before heading off on your camping trip so that you have the perfect sweet treat for dessert. Or if pizza is your theme for the night, what about trying our campfire dessert pizza?

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STORAGE

Campfire pizza is best eaten right away, hot off the grill. If you had a couple of pieces leftover, they would likely keep in an airtight container in your cooler overnight and could be warmed up over the fire the next day or eaten cold.

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Now you can take your weekly pizza night with you the next time you go on a camping trip! Grilled naan bread is the perfect base for these individual-sized pizzas. Add your favorite toppings and cook over the open fire. It will sure hit the spot after a day of enjoying the great outdoors.

FAQ

Can I cook campfire pizza on the barbecue at home?

This easy campfire pizza would be delicious cooked on the barbecue at home for a backyard camping experience.

Can I save the leftovers of this pizza?

You could save any leftover pieces of pizza in an airtight container or Ziploc bag in your cooler overnight.

What could I use instead of naan bread?

Greek pitas are very similar to naan bread. They don’t have pockets like traditional pitas so they would work just as well.

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Campfire Pizza

5 from 4 votes
This easy, cheesy, and delicious homemade campfire pizza is the perfect dinner to enjoy while camping!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • Nonstick spray
  • Tin foil
  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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 or storage container 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 firwith nonstick spray.
  • Brush oil on one side of the 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 reading to build your own personal pizza.
  • Take the grilled Naan bread off the grate and brush oil on the nongrilled 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 surface and use your pizza cutter to cut into the desired number of pieces. Enjoy!

Notes

The foil side that touches the grate will most likely be a little oily from the nonstick spray or dirty with ash when you remove it so be careful. 
Remember anything cooked over the open flame will be hot when removing, grill with care!

Nutrition

Calories: 600kcal
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  1. Treena says

    5 stars
    My kids love joining in and making these pizzas and I love how the naan bread makes them super crisp!

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