Pie Iron Pizza Pockets

pie iron pizza pockets on a blue plate

This would be one of the first items we started making in our pie irons when we went camping. It’s fun to cook personal pizzas for everyone on the site. And the crispy crust with the melty cheese and the tasty toppings make this a wonderful meal for those ready to move up from grilled hot dogs or cold sandwiches. So pull out those favorite toppings and make pie iron pizzas for everyone.

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This would be one of the first items we started making in our pie irons when we went camping. It’s fun to cook personal pizzas for everyone on the site. And the crispy crust with the melty cheese and the tasty toppings make this a wonderful meal for those ready to move up from grilled hot dogs or cold sandwiches. So pull out those favorite toppings and make pie iron pizzas for everyone.

Who doesn’t love food cooked over a campfire? Actually we know a lot of people who don’t and we just have to feel sorry for them. Because we love to cook over a campfire, especially in a pie iron. These are sometimes called camp cookers, pudgy pies, or even hobo pies, but we use the term pie iron. Whatever you choose to call it, know that these trusty tools make extremely delicious food cooked over the campfire.

What we love about Pie Iron Pizza Pockets:

  • They are quick, easy, and fun
  • We can customize them to everyone’s tastes
  • They can be cooked over wood, charcoal, or gas
  • This recipe doesn’t require lots of fancy ingredients
  • It’s pizza for goodness’ sake!

The Ingredients:

  • Cooking spray (don’t want that crust to stick)
  • Readymade pizza crust (buy the tube, it is worth it)
  • Pizza sauce (homemade or store bought is fine)
  • Shredded cheese (you don’t have to limit yourself to mozzarella)
  • Assorted toppings (pepperonis, black olives, pepper slices, etc.)
  • Dried basil, oregano, pizza dust (optional)
double pie iron sprayed with cooking spray
pizza dough placed inside of a pie iron
pizza dough cut to size on cutting board
pizza dough with sauce inside of a pie iron

The Process:

  1. (Optional) Preheat your pie irons over the fire while getting your supplies ready.
  2. Spray insides of three single, or one single and one double per tube of pizza dough, pie irons with cooking spray.
  3. Cut rectangle of dough into pieces and place one piece on each pie iron, see photo. If you are using single pie irons, each piece would be equal in size. We use both singles and doubles so we adjust accordingly.
  4. Spread about three heaping teaspoons (yes one tablespoon) of pizza sauce on the side of the dough inside the pie iron.
toppings added to pizza dough in pie iron
herbs sprinkled on pizza pocket in pie iron
pizza dough folded over to form pocket in pie iron
finished baking pizza pockets coming off the fire
  1. Add cheese and any other toppings you wish. A personal favorite is pepperoni and sliced black olives.
  2. Fold the remaining dough over your toppings to create your pocket. Pinch the dough edges together using clean fingers.
  3. (Optional) Sprinkle the top of your sealed pocket with dried herbs such as basil, oregano, or some sort of pizza mixture. We especially like Penzey’s Pizza Seasoning for topping ours. Add the top of the pie iron.
  4. Cook over hot coals, flipping after about 5 minutes. Continue cooking until crisp and warm. Time needed will depend on how hot your coals are.

Equipment needed:

  • Pie iron(s): We have a double pie iron from Rome, a double from Field & Stream, two singles from Field & Stream, and two single Coghlan’s Camp Cookers. Pie irons also come in circles and waffle versions. We recommend a square or rectangle for this recipe.
  • Cutting board and knife: You will want to have a clean surface to cut your pizza dough into pieces that will fit inside your pie irons along with the knife to cut them.  
  • Heat resistant gloves: If you are going to be working around a fire, at some point you will probably get burned. These gloves can help prevent that.

More Recipes to Enjoy:

Pie Iron Pizza Pockets

Quick and easy personal pizza pockets made over the campfire
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: calzone, camping, convenience products, pie iron, pizza
Servings: 3

Equipment

  • Pie Irons
  • Cutting Board
  • knife

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 1 tube premade pizza dough
  • 1 jar pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • assorted toppings
  • dried herbs optional

Instructions

  • (Optional) Preheat your pie irons over the fire while getting your supplies ready.
  • Spray insides of three single, or one single and one double per tube of pizza dough, pie irons with cooking spray.
  • Cut rectangle of dough into pieces and place one piece on each pie iron, see photo. If you are using single pie irons, each piece would be equal in size. We use both singles and doubles so we adjust accordingly.
  • Spread about three heaping teaspoons (yes one tablespoon) of pizza sauce on the side of the dough inside the pie iron.
  • Add cheese and any other toppings you wish. A personal favorite is pepperoni and sliced black olives.
  • Fold the remaining dough over your toppings to create your pocket. Pinch the dough edges together using clean fingers.
  • (Optional) Sprinkle the top of your sealed pocket with dried herbs such as basil, oregano,or some sort of pizza mixture.
  • Cook over hot coals, flipping after about 5 minutes. Continue cooking until crisp and warm. Time needed will depend on how hot your coals are.

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