Backpacking Pizza: A Backcountry Favorite

It seems like everyone loves pizza and nothing tastes as good as pizza in the backcountry. Actually, it isn't that difficult to cook a pizza over an open fire. You could do it in a dutch oven or in aluminum foil. Keep reading because we'll show you an easy way to cook a backpacking pizza on your next camping trip.

Backpacking Pizza

What you'll need:

Pizza crust
Pizza sauce
Olive oil
Aluminum foil


At camp, build a campfire. Once you have plenty of hot coals, let the fire burn down so you can cook on the coals or pull a few coals away from the hot fire. Put some olive oil on the pizza crust, then add pizza sauce, shredded cheese and peperoni. Place the pizza on the aluminum foil and fold all of the edges to keep the heat in. Then place the pizza on the coals. It should cook within 5 to 10 minutes depending on how hot your coals are. After it is cooked, pull the pizza off of the coals and enjoy.

Backpacking Pizza

We gave this backpacking pizza a score of 4.4 out of 5 stars. We found this backpacking meal easy to pack, easy to cook and it tastes great. We strongly suggest you give this backpacking pizza a try. If you do cook this pizza on your next camping trip, be sure to come back and leave us a comment below to let us know what you think of this recipe.

Are you looking for some other meal planning ideas? We got a total of 12 meals in our campsite cooking series. I suggest you take a look at our Cheesy Bacon Taters Recipe, Bangers and Mash, or this luxury backpacking meal.
Andy Hawbaker
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Andy is a hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and outdoor fanatic. When he isn't exploring the Rocky Mountains, burning marshmallows or scratching his dog behind the ear, he shares his experiences here on the Sierra Trading Post Blog.
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