Dutch Oven Pizza

Colleen Peters
The rural location of Chilanko Forks, surrounded by Puntzi Lake, and wildlife makes for a relaxing, fun outdoor experience; set off hiking into the mountains or set up picnic tables to bake a piping hot lip-smacking campfire Dutch Oven Pizza. Delicious pepperoni pizza is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Camping with kids! Get them to help; it makes more fun memories. Not in the mood to cook? Walk in at Woodland Fishing Resort’s bakery café for a delicious lunch or dinner.
Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1 pizza
Calories 574 kcal


  • Dutch Oven


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • For the topping- ½ cup Pepperoni slices; 2 tbsp sliced olives ¼ cup sliced onion; ¼ cup sliced mushrooms (or add your favorite toppings)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper as per taste
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Italian oregano spice blend & chilli flakes for serving
  • For the Dough
  • cup lukewarm water
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour 5-6 tbsp extra for kneading
  • tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp plain yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tsp salt


  • In a bowl, combine the lukewarm water, yeast, & sugar. Cover and set aside for 5-10 minutes until foamy.
  • Meanwhile, in the stand mixer’s bowl, mix 2 cups of the flour with 1 tablespoon of oil, cornmeal, salt, & yeast liquid for 2 minutes at medium speed.
  • Then, add another cup of flour and continue mixing till the dough comes together into a soft & sticky consistency.
  • Transfer the dough on a flour-dusted board. Knead for 5-6 minutes and roll it into a ball.
  • Place the dough ball in an oil-greased large bowl. Rub some oil on the dough ball as well. Then, cover the bowl and keep it aside to rise for 60-75 minutes.
  • Baking Pizza in Dutch Oven on a Campfire
  • Start the fire and let the charcoals get red hot. Occasionally move the coals so that all of them are hot and ready.
  • Coat the bottom & sides of a 7-quart camping Dutch oven with olive oil.
  • After the pizza dough doubles up in size, place it on a flour-dusted board and roll it out into a 12-inches circular shape. Wrap the rolled out dough in the rolling pin and place it on the oil-greased cold Dutch oven.
  • Spread a thick layer of pizza sauce on the dough base. Then, arrange the toppings and sprinkle garlic powder, salt & pepper.
  • Now, place the Dutch oven on the red hot coals. Cover with the lid and put some hot coals on the lid. Bake for 10-15 minutes till the pizza dough is baked perfectly.
  • Next, carefully remove the lid, sprinkle the shredded cheddar & mozzarella cheese evenly on top, and cover with the lid again. Bake for a few minutes until the cheese melts.
  • Finally, remove the lid and take off the camping Dutch oven from the hot coals.
  • Serve the Dutch oven pizza sprinkled with Italian oregano spice blend & chilli flakes.


• To cook the Dutch oven pizza in an electric oven, do the following. Line the Dutch oven with parchment paper, lay the pizza base, layer with pizza sauce, topping, spice powders, & shredded cheese. Then, bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes at 450° F.
This Dutch oven Pizza recipe makes 4 slices.


Calories: 574kcalCarbohydrates: 80.84gProtein: 19.64gFat: 18.74gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 1557mgFiber: 4.7gSugar: 2.65g
Keyword Dutch Oven Pizza, Pizza
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