Campfire Recipe: Polka Dot Pasta Pizza

Nothing beats pizza at the campsite but…..there are times when you just do not want to roll out the pizza dough.  What to do, what to do?  Well, the answer is simple use pasta.  While this pizza does not taste exactly like the pizza you are used to, it is still a great substitute when you are craving this Italian treat.

If you want to change up the recipe below, consider mixing up the meat.  Cooked sausage or hamburger works great.  Want to add some vegetables?  Add chopped onion, bell pepper, mushrooms and/or even sun-dried tomatoes.  All in all, the sky is the limit as far as the topping go.  But if you want toppings but do not want to add them, consider using a pasta sauce that has them in it.  Examples of this approach would be pasta sauce with mushrooms, onions or even basil.

Finally, when it comes to the pasta sauce, do not limit yourself to the tomato version.  Give the alfredo variety a try.  You will be surprised at how good “alfredo “pizza really is.      

Campfire Recipe: Polka Dot Pasta Pizza


Spray or liquid oil

Olive oil

10 ounces of small shell shaped pasta, uncooked

4 eggs

1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese

24 ounce jar of pasta sauce

8 ounce package of shredded mozzarella cheese

30 slices or more of pepperoni


  1. Build the fire to prepare the coals.
  2. Place a grilling rack above the fire.
  3. Using a different Dutch oven, add water to the Dutch oven and place on the grilling rack.
  4. Bring the water to a boil and add pasta.
  5. Cook according to the package directions.
  6. Strain the pasta and place in a large bowl.
  7. Add a little olive oil to the pasta and stir. 
  8. Lightly grease the inside of a 12 inch Dutch oven with spray or liquid oil.
  9. Place eggs in a large bowl and beat.
  10. To the eggs, add Parmesan cheese and black pepper.  Stir
  11. Pour cooked and oiled pasta into the bowl from step 10.
  12. Mix.
  13. Pour the mixture into the 12 inch Dutch oven.
  14. Pour the pasta sauce on top of this layer.
  15. Place shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the pasta sauce.
  16. Add the sliced pepperoni to the cheese layer.
  17. Top with lid.
  18. Move the Dutch oven to a heat resistant surface.
  19. On the heat resistant surface, arrange 12 prepared coals in a circle.
  20. Put the Dutch oven on top of these coals.
  21. Arrange 26 coals on top of the lid.
  22. Cook for 30 minutes.
  23. Once the time period has passed, knock off the coals from the lid and move the Dutch oven off the coals.

Allow the Dutch oven to cool for 15 minutes before serving the “pizza.”