Dutch Oven Pizza Recipe

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The following recipe and photos are by Eileen Troemel of Janesville, Wisconsin (near Madison). Check out Eileen's very interesting and informative article on Dutch Oven Camp Cooking.

How about surprising your family with pizza while camping? I used a pre-made pizza crust that comes in a tube. When going camping, that is a lot easier than taking flour and the other ingredients to make pizza dough. Remember, any type of pizza that you can make at home, you can make in a Dutch Oven!

Dutch Oven Pizza

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Dutch Oven Pizza Recipe:

Recipe Type: Pizza, Pizza Dough, Dutch Oven Cooking
Yields: 1 pizza
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 15 min


Vegetable oil
Tube of pre-made pizza crust
Small can of tomato sauce
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Grated cheddar cheese
Garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Sliced onions
Pepperoni Slices

Variation Ideas:

Barbecued Chicken Pizza - Substitute barbecue sauce for tomato sauce.

Breakfast Pizza - Use Crescent Rolls, eggs, and hash brown potatoes.

Dessert Pizza - Use Crescent Rolls and bake the crust. Then remove from heat and top with cream cheese and fruits of your choice (orange slices, kiwi slices, and/or strawberry slices, etc.)


(1) Prepare your fire using either charcoal coals or wood. Eileen is using the charcoal coal method for her Dutch Oven Camp Cooking.

Check out Eileen's article on Dutch Oven Camp Cooking for information and instructions on Dutch Oven cooking.

fire pit with hot coals

(2)  Fire pit with coal - using backyard fire pit to cook on.

fire pit with hot coals

(3)  Coals being shifted around so more of them will get hot enough to cook with.

(4)  Pour vegetable oil in the cold Dutch Oven, spreading it around the bottom and sides of the Dutch Oven.


pizza dough in Dutch oven

(5)  Take the pizza dough out of the tube and split it in half. Spread half of the dough in the bottom of the Dutch Oven.

Since the tube of pizza dough was meant to be for a rectangular pizza, I had to patch it and spread it around the pan. If you have two Dutch Ovens, you can make two pizzas at once.


adding pizza ingredients

  Spread the tomato sauce over the pizza dough and sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste.

Add sliced onions and sliced pepperoni. If you would like to add additional toppings, now is the time to do it.

pizza cooking in Dutch oven

(7)  Pizza ready to put over the hot coals.

pizza cooking in Dutch oven

(8)  Place the Dutch Oven with the prepared pizza on the hot coals.


adding lid to Dutch oven

(9)  Place the lid on the Dutch Oven and place hot coals on the lid to start the baking process (this allows the dough to bake and the toppings to cook through). Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until done.


pizza cooked in Dutch oven

(10)  After the pizza has cooked approximately 10 minutes and the dough is baked, remove the lid.

adding cheese to pizza

adding cheese to pizza

(11)  Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese over the top of the hot pizza.


adding lid to Dutch Oven

(12)  Place lid back on the Dutch Oven and let the cheese melt. The more hot coals placed on the lid, the faster the cheese will melt.

removing lid from Dutch oven

(13)  When cheese is melted, remove lid and then remove the Dutch Oven from the coals.


Dutch Oven Pizza

Dutch Oven Pizza

Your pizza is now done. Serve to your family and enjoy!



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