Easy Campfire Pizza Recipe

My summer camping dance card is already full. I’d like to think it’s my charm and wit that get me invited on so many camping trips, but we all know it’s this campfire pizza recipe. It’s foolproof! Making delicious pizza from scratch even when you are four days into a back country camp is a super power.

And I know that sharing this recipe may mean I don’t get asked on as many trips, but if it saves you from the sadness that is instant noodles, then it was worth it!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 ½ cups self-rising flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 1 cup cheese (grated)

Mix the flour, salt, warm water and olive oil into a firm pizza dough. Oil a skillet and press the dough into the bottom of the pan. Smear tomato paste on the dough and sprinkle onion over the top. Top your pizza with cheese and place over medium hot coals or in an outdoor pizza oven. Place the lid on the skillet and bake until the crust has browned around the edges or put these straight on the grill with the skillet over the top for a crispier crust.


  • Mix the dry ingredients in a Ziploc bag before you leave. Just add the oil when you are ready for pizza magic.
  • Substitute fresh slices of tomato for the tomato paste if weight is an issue.
  • Add bacon, ham, pepperoni, mushrooms or any other pizza topping of choice.
  • Chorizo and pepperoni are better for backcountry camping.
  • If you are backcountry camping, freeze the cheese, wrap in newspaper and bury it in your clothing so that it will last longer.

Here’s the video:

Get all the BEST campfire recipes in our book: The Flaming Marshmallow’s Guide to Campfire Cooking


Nikki is an author and writer specializing in green living ideas and tips, adventure travel, upcycling, and all things eco-friendly. She's traveled the globe, swum with sharks and been bitten by a lion (fact). She lives in a tiny town with a fat cat and a very bad dog.

Check out our Books!