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Campfire Pizza Recipe

Happy Camping and enjoy this recipe from all of us here at Cherokee Creek RV Resort! A great camping recipe to make on the grill is Grilled Campfire Pizza. It’s fun, versatile, and doesn’t require many ingredients. Here’s how you can make it:

Ingredients:

  • Pre-made pizza dough or flatbreads
  • Pizza sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Toppings of your choice (pepperoni, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, etc.)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Equipment:

  • Grill (charcoal or gas)
  • Aluminum foil or a pizza stone (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Grill: Get your grill hot and ready. Aim for a medium-high heat if using a charcoal or gas grill.
  2. Prepare the Dough: If you’re using pizza dough, roll it out into a thin circle or rectangle. A thicker crust will take longer to cook. If you’re using flatbreads, they’re ready to go.
  3. Oil the Grill: Lightly brush the grill grates with olive oil to prevent sticking.
  4. Grill the Dough (first side): Place the rolled-out dough directly on the grill for 1-2 minutes or until the bottom is golden brown and has grill marks. If you’re worried about the dough sticking or falling apart, you can grill it on a piece of aluminum foil or use a pizza stone.
  5. Add Toppings: Flip the dough to cook the other side. Quickly spread a thin layer of pizza sauce over the cooked side, then sprinkle with cheese and add your chosen toppings. Be mindful not to overload it, as this can make the pizza soggy.
  6. Grill the Pizza: Close the grill lid and cook for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the bottom is crispy. Keep an eye on it to prevent burning.
  7. Serving: Once the pizza is cooked, carefully remove it from the grill, let it cool for a few minutes, then slice and serve.

Tips:

  • Direct vs. Indirect Heat: If your grill has a large surface, you can cook the pizza on indirect heat by moving the coals to one side or turning off a burner on a gas grill. This can help cook the pizza more evenly without burning the bottom.
  • Variations: The beauty of pizza is its versatility. You can customize the toppings to suit your taste, use different cheeses, or even make a dessert pizza with Nutella, fruits, and marshmallows.

This recipe is excellent for camping because it’s simple, quick, and can be modified to suit different tastes and dietary requirements. Plus, it’s a fun way to enjoy a communal meal with friends and family around the campfire.

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