PIE IRON PIZZA POCKETS – FRESH OFF THE GRID
A personal pizza in a handy little pocket, these campfire pie iron pizza pockets represent everything we love about camp cooking. They’re quick, easy, and so much fun to make. Crispy crust, melty mozzarella, and any topping your heart desires.
How to make pie iron pizza pockets
Provided by: Small Recipe
Categories: Main Course
Total time: 45 minutes
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
|2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour|
|1 packet rapid rise yeast|
|2 teaspoons salt|
|1 cup of warm water|
|2 tablespoons olive oil|
|½ cup pizza sauce|
|1 cup low-moisture shredded mozzarella cheese|
|1 green bell pepper (diced)|
|4 oz can sliced black olives (drained)|
|16 slices pepperoni|
- Make the dough (can be done ahead of time!): In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, yeast, and salt. Add the oil and water. Using a spoon or fork, mix the ingredients until a dough forms. Add additional flour if it seems too wet, then knead until ball forms. Cover and let rise for 20 minutes. *Alternatively, use the pre-made dough.
- Divide the dough into 8 pieces. Working with two pieces at a time, stretch and flatten the dough into roughly 4 ½ x 4 ½ inch squares.
- Oil the pie iron and press one square of dough into the bottom plate. Load up your ingredients: 2 tablespoons of sauce followed by the ¼ cup cheese, ¼ of the bell pepper, 1 oz olives, and 4 pepperonis. Top with the second square of dough. Close & lock the pie iron.
- Cook over the fire or on top of your campfire embers until the crust is golden brown, flipping as needed to ensure even heat. The exact timing will be variable depending on your campfire intensity, but generally, this will only take 2-3 minutes. Check often!
- Remove from the heat, then carefully unlock the pie iron and turn the pizza pocket out.
- Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Be mindful that the iron will be HOT when prepping subsequent pizza pockets. Wait until the iron has cooled, or take extreme care when reloading the iron.
Calories 550 kcal, Carbohydrate 67 g, Fat 23 g, Protein 18 g, ServingSize 1 serving
Camp cooking essentials:
A Rome industries Pie Iron Camp Cooker makes cooking over an open fire super easy. These are the best-cast iron pie irons! I would not recommend an aluminum pie iron because in my experience the aluminum models tend to warp and break.
I wouldn’t recommend an aluminum pie iron because from my experience the aluminum models usually warp and break.
- Menu planning is key to a successful camping trip! I always use a Meal Planner Printable to stay organized.
Pot family-style meals are great for quick dinners when you don’t want to think too much.
- A Pie Iron Camp Cooker is a great way to cook over an open fire. Check out these 20+ Pie Iron Recipe Ideas for tons of camp cooker inspiration!
- Foil Pie Plates make tinfoil packet meals even more accessible with their sturdy base.
- These Grilling Bags that I recently found are amazing! Add all of your ingredients to the bag at home, then throw it on the campfire or grill when camping in the great outdoors. Avoid grill bags with plastic windows. They melt!
Tips for camping meal preparation:
The following are tips for preparing meals while camping.
1. Plan your meals. This will help you save time and money.
2. Make sure you have all the ingredients you need.
3. Choose simple recipes that don’t require a lot of cooking.
4. Pack food that is easy to cook and doesn’t require a lot of cleanups.
5. Bring along a cooler to keep food fresh.
6. Use a camp stove or grill to cook your meals.
7. Clean up your cooking area when you’re done.
Pie iron dish ideas
Dessert mountain pies can be made with any sweet filling!
Camp Cooker Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich – There’s nothing quite like a delicious sandwich!
Chicken Chimichanga is very similar to Hobo Pies!
This Camp Cooker Pumpkin Pie recipe has the kids eating pudgie pies all summer long!
This Camp Cooker Cherry Pie recipe makes the most delicious pudgie pie on a cast iron pie iron!
A double pie iron is a great way to cook french toast over the fire pit!
Pie Iron Breakfast Bake is an amazing way to enjoy breakfast between two slices of bread
This camping recipe is so simple, even kids can make it! My boys love cooking over the campfire by themselves, so all I have to do is provide the ingredients and they’re good to go.