How To Make Dutch Oven Pizza and Dutch Oven Temperature Guide Download

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Did you know you can make pizza in a Dutch Oven?!

How to make some pizza in your dutch oven PLUS a handy dutch oven temperature guide download!

Dutch Oven Recipes are a must have for any avid camper!  Did you know you can make pizza in your Dutch Oven? There’s simply nothing like hot fresh pizza while sitting around the campfire. Last year I began making pizza in the dutch oven and it turned out fantastic. Now, perhaps it was fantastic because everything always tastes better when you’re camping… but I would have to argue that it was just genuinely awesome and EASY to do!

Items Needed:

If you have a fire blanket, lay it out and cover with about an inch of dirt where your dutch oven will be. (I purchased a fire blanket several years ago because we like to backpack, and it is a great heat insulator for Dutch oven cooking, but it is not necessary to make the recipe.) Stack up the appropriate amount of briquettes and light them to preheat. (See the FREE Printable Temperature Guide below.)

How to make some pizza in your dutch oven PLUS a handy dutch oven temperature guide download!

While briquettes are preheating prep your pizza on a dutch oven liner or parchment paper.

How to make some pizza in your dutch oven PLUS a handy dutch oven temperature guide download!

If you’re looking for convenience, use fresh pre-made dough and sauce (you can get some from Winco) for ease of packing and less prep time. However, you can also use your own pizza dough recipe and sauce if preferred.

How to make some pizza in your dutch oven PLUS a handy dutch oven temperature guide download!

You can use any or all toppings for the pizza – my family prefers pepperoni, so this is the first pizza that I made.

How to make some pizza in your dutch oven PLUS a handy dutch oven temperature guide download!

Once the briquettes are ready, remove the number needed for the top of the dutch oven with a shovel. Place the dutch oven on top of the remaining coals, and once it is settled, place the other briquettes on top of the oven. Adjust the number of coals as needed.  Here is a handy dutch oven temperature guide that will help you with all your dutch oven cooking!

Dutch Oven Tempature Guide to help you know how many briquettes to use based on your size of dutch oven and the temperature you need to heat it at! Awesome guide!

Dutch Oven Temperature Guide

Allow to bake for 12 minutes, then check the pizza. Continue baking until the crust is golden brown at the center. (The dutch oven liners make the process of checking the pizza much easier because you can easily lift out the pizza as you check it.)

How to make some pizza in your dutch oven PLUS a handy dutch oven temperature guide download!

I like using this Lid Lifter since it easily grabs hold of the loop on the lid, but any lid lifter will work. Also, instead of using a lid stand I gathered three rocks and set them beside the dutch oven to place the lid on while I checked the pizza.

How to make some pizza in your dutch oven PLUS a handy dutch oven temperature guide download!

Here are a few more excellent Dutch Oven Recipes to try out!

Dutch Oven Spaghetti

Dutch Oven Sprite Chicken

Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

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When I’m not using my Dutch Oven, I use this tote bag to keep it out of the dirt and the bag also makes it easy to pack around. I keep my shovel & liners right inside and lay the lid lifter across the top to keep everything in one place. Need a recommendation for a good Dutch oven? This Lodge Brand one is a favorite because of the size, and right now it’s 40% off! Snag a great price and get planning for a new favorite camping meal!!

Lodge Dutch Oven

Lodge Camp Dutch Oven – $55.52

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  • This Dutch oven won’t disappoint! And with Lifetime Warranty, you can rest knowing that you’re investing in a great product!
  • This measures 12-inches in diameter by 3.75-inch deep and will hold up to 6-Quarts.
  • You are set and ready to go with this seasoned cast iron ready to use.
  • I love that the Cast iron lid inverts for use as griddle – perfect for making eggs or sausage in the morings!

 

I’d love to see all of your pizza creations and hear if you like it as much as my family and I do!

Leave a comment below with your favorite pizza toppings combinations!

How to make some pizza in your dutch oven PLUS a handy dutch oven temperature guide download!

How To Make Dutch Oven Pizza and Dutch Oven Temperature Guide Download

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Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 12 mins
Yield: One pizza | Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Pizza Dough
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Cheddar Cheese or a Colby Jack Mix
  • Pizza toppings

Instructions

  1. Lay a fire blanket out where you are going to bake your pizza, then place a thin layer of dirt over the top of it.

  2. Place the appropriate amount of charcoal briquettes on the fire blanket and then light them to preheat.

  3. While briquettes are preheating prep your pizza on a dutch oven liner.

  4. Once the briquettes are ready, remove the number needed for the top of the dutch oven.

  5. Allow to bake & check pizza after 12 minutes, then bake until golden brown on the bottom center of the crust.
Meal Type: Summer
Categories: Pizza

Comments & Reviews

  • Andrew T.

    I absolutely LOVE camping and cooking outside—especially with cast iron. You can’t beat the durability and evenness of temperature distribution. So I am totally game for trying this pizza idea.

    The parchment paper gets a CRITICAL rating in my book if the Dutch oven is not that well seasoned. The last thing you want out in the woods is a tough mess to clean up.

    I found your temperature guide extremely useful. It takes much of the guesswork out of the whole process. This is also very important for someone who is new to Dutch oven cooking.

    Anyone who makes a pizza out in the woods is sure to be the star of the trip. This comfort food would truly hit the spot after a full day of hiking. It certainly will be a memorable meal for a hopefully memorable trip!

  • Jennifer

    This dutch oven is really interesting. I think it’s really good for camping.

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