Campfire Dishes | Pizza in a Pan

Another weekend at home looms, but hey - it's great weather and what better time to dine outside? An al-fresco dinner is always fun, but it's even better when it's pizza.

There's no need to search around for a takeaway menu either. All you need is your camping stove, a pan and a few simple ingredients. Trust us, this one will keep the entire family happy (unless you're going to argue over the toppings!)

Have a great weekend. Stay at home, keep safe, have fun and eat well.



Pizza in a Pan

You will need

  • Vegetable oil
  • Pizza dough (1 tube)
  • 1 x 400ml jar of tomato pizza sauce (or passata)
  • Mozzarella cheese (225g)
  • 1 x red onion (diced)
  • 1 x pepper of your choice (diced)
  • 100g shredded chicken breast
  • 1tsp oregano or mixed herbs
  • BBQ sauce



  1. Heat 1tsp of oil in a wide bottomed pan over a medium heat
  2. Press pizza dough into the pan, spread out so it is flattened and touching the base of the pan. Trim the excess with a knife.
  3. Flip the pizza dough after a few minutes or when the bottom is nicely browned
  4. Spread pizza sauce or passata evenly around the dough - leave a 1/2 inch aroun the edge
  5. Scatter mozzarella evenly on top of the sauce, follow with the diced onions, peppers and chicken
  6. Top with the oregano or mixed herbs
  7. Cover with a lid and leave to cook until the cheese has melted nicely and the dough is browned and curling at the edges. 
  8. Top with the BBQ sauce
  9. For a more traditional finish you could run the pizza under a grill if you have one in your camping kit.
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Neil used to be a bookworm, an "indoor" type if ever there was one. After finishing a PhD he writes short stories about spooky places and odd people. Living in Switzerland, the Canadian Rockies and the north east region of the USA convinced him that there was something to be said for this whole outdoor thing. Now he runs everywhere he can, competing in races most weekends and endlessly planning the next great adventure to some far flung part of the world. Recent trips include Costa Rica, where he tried and failed to surf; Vietnam, where he almost got stuck in an underground tunnel; and back to Canada, where he came face-to-face with a bear. Watch this space for further updates on Neil's global bumblings and the occasional athletic success.

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