GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted February
    2nd, 2017


    Celebrate National Pizza


    Happy Camper Blog



    February 9 is National Pizza Day, and according to Pizza.com (yes, there is
    such a thing), Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza a day. That
    equates to about 350 slices per second, so to help you do your part, we’ve
    found some great ways for you to make pizza the next time you go
    camping. Pizza

    One of the (many) great things about pizza is that it’s so easy to
    customize to your taste – you can use sausage, beef, pepperoni, chicken or go
    meatless, and your choice of toppings, from veggies to all types of cheese
    are virtually endless. Here are a few easy recipes to try:


    Lazy Man’s Pizza
    From Outsidemom.com

    For convenience, this recipe uses ready-made crusts (like Boboli
    brand) that come in full size (12”) and personal size (8”).

    Spread your favorite sauce, cheese and other toppings on the
    pre-made crust. Place it on a frying pan, set it on the stove and turn the
    heat to low. Put a lid over the frying pan so the cheese will melt. As soon
    as the cheese is melted, it’s done.

    Alternate preparation: You can also use your Dutch oven to make
    pizza. Simply place the crust in the Dutch oven and add your sauce and other
    ingredients. Place the lid on the oven and put five or six coals on top of
    the lid. The pizza should be done in about 10 minutes.


    Easy Campfire Pepperoni Pizza
    From Campingcafe.com

    This recipe is also based on using a ready-made pizza crust and
    your favorite sauce, toppings and cheese.

    Prepare grill or campfire for indirect cooking. Brush top of
    prepared pizza crust with a little olive oil. Place the crust directly on the
    grate, oiled side down, and cook for a minute or two until golden – be
    careful not to burn it. Remove from heat. Place the crust bottom side down on
    a double layer of tin foil. Cover the crust with pizza sauce and top sauce
    with a generous amount of cheese – you’re camping so calories don’t count.
    Add some parmesan and crushed red pepper if desired. Place pepperoni on top
    of cheese. Cook on prepared cooking area of grill or campfire for two to six
    minutes, depending on the temperature of the fire. Pizza is done when the
    cheese is melted. Tip: To avoid burning the bottom of the crust, you may have
    to adjust the pizza’s position over your fire.


    Make Ahead French Bread Pizza
    From Athriftymom.com pizza

    Enjoying pizza at the campground is even easier when you take the
    time to do the prep work before you leave home. Just freeze these French
    bread pizzas after you make them, and then keep them in the cooler at the
    campground until you’re ready to eat.



    • French bread or mini French bread loaves
    • Softened cream cheese
    • Grated mozzarella cheese
    • Pizza or marinara sauce
    • Toppings such as pepperoni, Canadian bacon, olives, pineapple, mushrooms,
      bell peppers or sausage
    • Heavy-duty aluminum foil
    • Gallon-sized plastic zip bags for storing pizzas

    Cut your French bread in half and spread a thin layer of softened
    cream cheese on the top and bottom sides. Spread a thin layer of pizza sauce
    on top of the cream cheese. Layer your pizza toppings and cheese, and put the
    top back on your French bread. Wrap with heavy-duty foil at least two times
    to help the pizza heat more evenly and avoid being burned. Store the pizzas
    in the plastic zip bags to keep them dry and place them in the freezer. Keep
    them in a cooler when you camp and thaw them before cooking. To cook them,
    simply put them on the coals of your fire (instead of the flames). Turn the
    pizzas a few times to help them cook evenly, about 5-8 minutes on the

    Safety note: It’s a good idea to pre-cook any meats you add to
    your pizzas when camping to make sure that they’re cooked to the proper


    Grilled Apple Pie Pizza
    From Simplehacksliving.com 

    Pizza for dessert? Why not? Here’s a sweet way to make

    • 1 ready-made pizza crust
    • 21 oz. can of apple pie filling
    • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 ½ cups mini marshmallows
    • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

    Pre-heat grill to 450-500 degrees. Melt coconut oil and brush on
    pizza crust. Place pizza crust on a flat pan or piece of aluminum foil to
    cook. Sprinkle cinnamon on pizza crust. Layer all of the apple pie filling,
    mini marshmallows, and then chocolate chips on the crust. Cook for 7 to 10
    minutes until the chocolate chips are melted and the marshmallows are