Campfire Recipe: Dutch Oven Pizza Biscuit Bake

Ok, I have to be frank.  I really get tired of my family asking for pizza every time we go camping.  Believe it or not, there is other food.  Well, as much as get frustrated over my family’s food choice, I have come up with a solution by which I can give them pizza and I can give them good nutrition too.  All of this in a simple and quick pizza bake. 

Below is the recipe for this deep dish favorite but do not think this is just for lunch or dinner.  To learn more, check out the ideas after the recipe.  Before you know it, this may be your favorite recipe three meals a day.

Campfire Recipe:  Dutch Oven Pizza Biscuit Bake

Ingredients

Spray or liquid oil

3 cups of biscuit baking mix

1 cup of milk

28 ounces of pizza sauce or 2 14 ounce cans of pizza sauce

8 ounces sliced pepperoni

Mozzarella cheese 

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Steps

  1. Build fire to prepare the coals.
  2. Grease the bottom of a 12 inch Dutch oven with liquid or spray oil.
  3. Grate 2 cups of mozzarella cheese.
  4. In large bowl, mix the biscuit baking mix and milk.  Stir until soft dough has formed.
  5. Using a tablespoon, drop spoonfuls into the bottom of the 12 inch Dutch oven.  Please note:  only use half the dough.  Do not be alarmed if the dough does not cover the bottom completely.  As the dough cooks, it will more evenly spread out. 
  6. Pour 14 ounces of pizza sauce over the dough.
  7. Top the dough with 4 ounces of pepperoni. 
  8. Add 1 cup of cheese to the pepperoni layer and spread.
  9. Repeat the layers again starting with the dough.
  10. Place the lid on the 12 inch Dutch oven and move to a heat resistant surface.
  11. Arrange 12 prepared coals in a circle on the heat resistant surface.
  12. Put the Dutch oven on top of the coals.
  13. Lay 30 prepared coals on the lid.
  14. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
  15. Serve.

Yes, this dish is delicious the way it is and yes, it does have some vegetables.  I mean, it does have pizza sauce but I always like more.  To sneak in more vegetables, consider adding sliced or chopped green pepper, onion and/or olives on top of the pizza sauce.  Looking to take it up to a notch, add fresh basil.

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