Quick and Easy Pie-Iron Pizza Recipe

Are you a pizza lover looking for the perfect camping recipe? Do you want something easy and delicious to cook over a campfire? Then you need to try this pie-iron pizza recipe. As someone who loves road trips and camping, I know there’s nothing better than gathering around the fire with friends or family, sharing stories, and making memories while enjoying some great food. This dish is perfect for bringing people together and creating unforgettable moments while satisfying everyone’s pizza cravings.

With this recipe, you can enjoy all the flavors and toppings of a classic pizza in a fun and unique way. This iron pizza pocket is made with simple ingredients that are easy to pack and store. These pies are made using a pie iron which is a nifty little device that looks like two pans hinged together with long handles. You simply fill the pie iron with your dough, sauce, cheese, and toppings, close it up, and then cook it over the open fire. It’s that easy!

So, if you’re looking for the perfect camping meal to share with your friends or family, give this pie-iron pizza recipe a try. Whether you are cooking it over an open flame or using a sandwich maker or Dutch oven, you won’t be disappointed with its delicious taste and simple preparation. Get ready for a mouth-watering pizza experience that will leave everyone wanting more!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Pie-Iron Pizza (Girl Scout Campout)
Pie-Iron Pizza (Girl Scout Campout)

Are you looking for the perfect camping recipe that’s simple and easy to make but still delicious? Look no further than the Pie-Iron Pizza recipe that will satisfy your cravings for pizza while enjoying a fun night around the campfire.

This recipe is not only easy to make but versatile too, allowing you to substitute or add ingredients to customize it to your liking. One of the best things about this recipe is that it utilizes pie irons, which are a popular cooking tool and perfect for campfire cooking. The iron ensures that each pizza is cooked evenly and results in crispy crust on the outside and ooey-gooey melted mozzarella cheese on the inside.

What sets this recipe apart from traditional pizzas is the use of biscuit dough as your pizza crust. Using biscuit dough makes it quicker and easier to prepare as opposed to traditional pizza dough, which needs time to rise. Simply layer your favorite pizza toppings such as tomato sauce, cheese, and any meats or vegetables onto one side of the biscuit dough, press to seal and cook over the open flame.

This recipe is perfect for Girl Scouts Western Adventures where young girls learn campfire cooking skills. Not only will they learn about campfire cooking techniques, but also about teamwork and leadership skills while enjoying a tasty meal around the campfire. Whether you’re camping with your family or friends, Pie-Iron Pizza is a great way to feed everyone quickly while enjoying a fun-filled evening by the fire pit.

Trust me; this recipe is so tasty that it will become a staple in your camping cookbook for years to come!

Ingredient List

 Crispy, cheesy, and portable: Pie-iron pizza is the ultimate campfire treat.
Crispy, cheesy, and portable: Pie-iron pizza is the ultimate campfire treat.

Let’s take a look at what you will need to make this delicious and easy Pie-Iron Pizza recipe. Don’t be intimidated by the list, these ingredients are all easy to find at your local grocery store or in your pantry.


  • 1 can of biscuit dough
  • 1/2 cup of pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of butter

Optional toppings:
– Sliced pepperoni
– Diced bell pepper
– Chopped onions

You will also need a pie iron, which can be purchased online or at your local camping gear store.

Note: This recipe makes one pizza pocket, so adjust the ingredient amounts accordingly if making multiple servings.

The Recipe How-To

 No campout is complete without this classic dish!
No campout is complete without this classic dish!

Now, let’s get this pizza party started! Here’s how to make the perfect campfire pie-iron pizza that everyone will enjoy.


  • Butter
  • Biscuit dough (store-bought or homemade)
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • Optional toppings: pepperoni, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions


  1. Preheat your pie iron over the firepit or campfire.
  2. Butter one side of your biscuit dough and place it butter side down on one side of the pie iron.
  3. Spread some pizza sauce on top of the biscuit dough.
  4. Layer shredded mozzarella cheese over the pizza sauce and add any optional toppings.
  5. Place another buttered piece of biscuit dough on top, pressing firmly around the edges to seal it.
  6. Close your pie iron and cook over the fire for about 2-3 minutes per side or until both sides are nice and golden brown.
  7. Removepie iron from the fire with oven mitts and carefully open it.
  8. Using a spatula, remove your pie iron pizza from the iron and let it cool for a few moments before serving.

Enjoy your delicious pizza pocket!

Substitutions and Variations

 Grab a slice of pizza with a view!
Grab a slice of pizza with a view!

If you’re looking to switch things up with your Pie-Iron Pizza, there are plenty of substitutions and variations you can try. Don’t be afraid to get creative and adapt the recipe to suit your taste preferences. Here are some suggestions:

Firstly, you can switch up the cheese in your Pie-Iron Pizza. While mozzarella cheese is the classic choice, you can also experiment with other cheese varieties, such as cheddar or provolone. For a spicy kick, add some shredded pepper jack cheese.

Next, consider changing up the sauce. While pizza sauce is traditional, you could also try using barbecue sauce or pesto for a twist on the classic recipe. You can also adjust the amount of sauce used depending on your preference for saucy versus dry pizza pockets.

For a heartier meal, try adding different pizza fillings instead of sticking to the classic cheese and tomato sauce combo. Some popular filling options include pepperoni, cooked crumbled sausage, chopped vegetables like bell peppers or mushrooms, black olives, or even pineapple if you’re feeling adventurous.

Another option is to substitute the biscuit dough with actual pizza dough for a more traditional pizza crust texture. Simply roll out pre-made dough and cut it into circles that match the size of your pie iron.

Finally, if you don’t have access to pie irons or Sandwich makers don’t worry – there are other ways to make these delicious campfire pizzas! If you have a dutch oven or cast iron skillet, you can cook your Pie-Iron Pizza over an open fire pit or directly on the embers. Just be sure to line it with parchment paper to avoid any accidents!

With these substitutions and variations, you can keep making this old classic but with new and exciting twists!

Serving and Pairing

 Mouthwatering cheesy goodness all wrapped up in a warm, toasty crust.
Mouthwatering cheesy goodness all wrapped up in a warm, toasty crust.

The Pie-Iron Pizza is a versatile dish that can be served as a main course or as a snack. It can be enjoyed camping out in the wilderness, or in your own backyard over a fire pit. This pizza pocket serves up easily and with little mess, making it the perfect camping meal.

Pair this delicious pizza pocket with a side salad, garlic bread, or even chips and dip to make it more hearty. This dish pairs well also with sodas or iced tea to wash down any smoky campfire taste.

If you’re looking for something sweet after your meal, try Mountain Pies or another campfire pie recipe. These buttery treats are sure to be loved by all ages and will make the end of any meal just as satisfying.

Whether you’re making this recipe for Girl Scout campout or a family camping trip, the simplicity of the ingredients will make it easy for those around to enjoy it as much as you do. Don’t forget that cooking outside leads to a unique flavor that’s unmatched by oven-cooked versions.

Give this cast-iron cook fire recipe, perfect for camping, a try next time you’re in need of an adventure!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The perfect handheld meal for your next adventure.
The perfect handheld meal for your next adventure.

Now that you’ve mastered the art of pie-iron pizza, you’re probably already thinking about making some to take on your next camping trip. Luckily, this recipe is perfect for make-ahead meals, storing and reheating.

To make-ahead, simply prepare the dough in advance and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. Store it in the fridge or freezer until you’re ready to use it. Just remember to let it come to room temperature before rolling the dough out.

When it comes to storing your cooked pizza pies, be sure to let them cool completely before wrapping them in foil or plastic wrap. You can store them in the fridge for a day or two before reheating them.

To reheat your pie-iron pizzas, simply heat up a cast iron skillet or grill over medium-high heat. Place the cooled pizza pie on the skillet or grill and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until heated through and crispy.

With these make-ahead, storing and reheating tips, you can enjoy the delicious taste of pizza pocket anytime you want – even when you’re not out camping!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Satisfy your pizza cravings under the stars.
Satisfy your pizza cravings under the stars.

You may think that making a Pie-Iron Pizza is as easy as pie, but there are a few tips and tricks that can make all the difference in terms of texture and flavor. As I’ve cooked this recipe more times than I can count, I’ve found some techniques that work every time. Follow these tips, and your pizza will turn out perfectly crispy on the outside and flavorful on the inside.

First things first—heat up your pie iron to the right temperature. Depending on what you’re cooking on, it may take longer or shorter to get the desired result. On open fires or fire pits, you want to wait until the flames have died down before cooking. In addition, be sure to preheat both sides of your pie iron before adding any ingredients.

Secondly, layer your ingredients in a thoughtful way to ensure the perfect balance of flavors. Spread sauce sparingly to avoid a soggy crust, and be conservative with toppings to prevent overflow while cooking. It’s not necessary to use all of the ingredients—less is often more when it comes to sandwich maker pizzas.

While cooking your Pie-Iron Pizza over flames, keep an eye on it and turn it regularly to avoid burning one side while the other stays uncooked. Also, don’t be shy with buttering both sides of the pie iron—it not only prevents sticking but also adds richness and flavor to the finished product.

When cooking through the dough or biscuit’s thickness, make sure you check for doneness by opening the pie iron carefully since they vary in heat distribution. With a little practice, you’ll start recognizing a golden-brown crust that is crispy even if you use different kinds of dough.

Lastly but most importantly, experiment with different ingredients and methods until you discover combinations that are perfect for your taste buds. Whether it’s trying new pizza sauce recipes, using mozzarella cheese instead of cheddar or whipping up homemade pizza dough instead store-bought biscuits; let your imagination run wild while perfecting this delicious campfire pizza recipe.

Follow these tips along with the recipe instructions for perfect Pie-Iron Pizzas every time!

Bottom Line

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your pie irons and cast iron cookware and head to the great outdoors! This Pizza Iron recipe is the perfect combination of fun and function. With its effortless preparation and minimal ingredients, you’ll be enjoying a delicious pizza pocket in no time.

Whether you’re on a girl scout camping trip or enjoying a backyard fire pit with friends, this recipe is sure to impress. Impressiveness aside, it’s an easy and affordable way to feed hungry mouths while enjoying the beauty of nature.

So, why not give it a try? I promise that this Pie-Iron Pizza recipe will become a staple in your camp cooking repertoire – but watch out, your fellow campers will be begging for seconds (and thirds)!

In closing, if you’re looking for a quick, tasty and fuss-free meal to make on your next camping trip, I highly recommend trying out this iron pizza recipe. It’s perfect for any camper who wants to enjoy the best of both worlds: delicious pizza flavors cooked over an open fire. Trust me; once you taste this recipe, you won’t believe how easy and delicious it is!

Pie-Iron Pizza (Girl Scout Campout)

Pie-Iron Pizza (Girl Scout Campout) Recipe

This was a little something my best friends and I sort of started when we were all one big (5-person) Girl Scout troop. They're really great for campouts and are especially good on cold days. You will need a pie-iron and a fire outdoors in order to make this one.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 568.2 kcal


  • 1 (8 ounce) jar pizza sauce
  • 1 loaf bread
  • 1 (12 tablespoon) package butter
  • 1 (12 ounce) package of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • sliced pepperoni


  • Take two slices of bread and butter on one side on each slice.
  • Put each slice into the individual pie-irons, buttered-side down.
  • On the non-buttered side of one of the bread slices, take a spoonful of the pizza sauce and spread over the bread. Be careful not to put too much sauce on, or you'll end up with huge mess.
  • Sprinkle mozeralla cheese over the sauce and take a slice or two of pepperoni and put those on top of the the cheese.
  • Close up the pie-iron tightly and stick it into the fire pit. Make sure you have the iron in a hot part of the fire and keep the grip handle out far enough that it won't get too hot and burn your hands when you have to remove it.
  • Cook the pie-iron pizza for two minutes. Depending on circumstances, you may have to cook them longer or not, but two minutes usually does the trick. Then you're done and you can remove the pie-iron. Make sure to check that the pizza bread is a golden brown on the outside, like it's been toasted. Then let it sit for a few minutes to cool off.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 190gCalories: 568.2kcalCarbohydrates: 37.7gProtein: 18.3gFat: 38.4gSaturated Fat: 22.7gCholesterol: 106.3mgSodium: 978.9mgFiber: 2.1gSugar: 5.2g
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