USE A CAMPING GRILL TO MAKE PIZZA
Grilled pizza can be fun to make when you’re camping if you take care to watch the crust and turn it before it gets too brown. A light brown with some grill lines is the way to go. Bringing everything ready to go is also a good idea. If you prepare the toppings before leaving home and pack them into containers with good lids, you’ll be able to wash out and use them during your camping trip to hold leftovers from other meals. Some pre-made coleslaw on the side and brownies for dessert can complete the grilled pizza meal.
A covered grill is needed for this pizza as it’s the enclosed steaminess that will heat the sauce, toppings and melt the cheese. You can bring a bag or container of grated cheeses with you to top the pizza. A large wooden cutting board and metal tongs work well for getting the hot pizza off of the grill safely. The board can be used for food prep for the camping trip as well as a place for setting hot pots.
GRILLED CAMPSITE PIZZA
Pizza dough – rolled out
Italian seasoning – I like basil and oregano
plus garlic power and pepper
Assorted toppings – if using meats, use only cooked ones
Thin green pepper rings, onions, mushrooms, black olives,
and pineapple are just some of the toppings you can use
to compliment meat toppings such as pepperoni, ground
beef or ham.
Grated cheese – I like to use a blend of Mozzarella and cheddar on pizza
- Coat one side of the rolled out pizza dough with olive oil. A pastry brush may work best.
- Place the oiled side of the crust onto the grill. Cook until it becomes lightly browned. Turn the crust over and add tomato sauce, Italian seasonings and toppings.
- Close the grill lid and heat until the grated cheese melts and the pizza is well-heated. Remove the pizza carefully from the grill with metal tongs.