Last weekend we went camping at one of our local state parks. We are fortunate to live in an area that has lots of camping options. It was so refreshing to get out of the house for a few days, spend time together enjoying the outdoors. Even though we are ‘roughing it’, that doesn’t mean we need to forgo some of our favorite foods! We make pizza pockets in our mountain pie maker (affiliate link) and the kids love them!
You are able to add what ever ingredients that you like but we went easy and did cheese ones this time.
I love to make:
- mozzarella, basil and tomato sauce
- pepperoni, green peppers and onions
- pineapple and ham
- pesto and mozzarella cheese
- taco meat, cheddar cheese, peppers and onions
Here is how we make them:
Use a store bought pizza dough ball. I find this at the prepared foods counter in my grocery store. Some times you can find pizza dough balls in the frozen food section. If you are lucky enough to have a pizza parlor that will see you a dough ball, buy it from them! This is just plain white dough but whole wheat would work as well. OR. Make your own before you leave the house.
Using a cutting board or a large plate, sprinkle a bit of flour to keep the dough from sticking. I brought about a 1/2 a cup of flour in a sealed container.
Divide the doing into 4 equal sections.
Rolling. You can lug a rolling pin with you or you can use your fingers to press out the dough sections or you can wash off your reusable water bottle and pretend it is a rolling pin.
Press/roll your dough to 1/4 inch or less.
Spread on sauce. I grabbed a seal and vac bag from my freezer full of frozen home made sauce. Read about other ways I use my seal and vac in the post: Freezing bulk chicken breasts.
Spread on cheese and add toppings. Leave the edge clean so you can crimp it closed.
Fold over the dough to make a pocket. Crimp the edge closed.
Spray the mountain pie maker with non stick spray. UNLESS your mountain pie maker is very seasoned I would recomend spraying it with a non stick spray. There is no greater disappointment than having your yummy pizza pocket stick to the mountain pie maker.
Tuck the pocket into the mountain pie maker. Be sure to tuck all the edges in the maker so that they are on the inside and not being squeezed by the outside edges.
Cooking. Close the mountain pie maker and latch the hook. Find a place in the fire that is not directly in the flame but not too cold either. Cook for 3 minutes, flip, and cook an additional 3 minutes. Open carefully and check for doneness. Cook additionally if needed.
Flip on a plate. If you used the cooking spray this should be pretty easy.
Keep in mind this will be HOT! It just came out of the fire! Allow to cool, cut and enjoy!
Are you scared of tent camping with the kids? I wrote a post called Backyard Camping with the kids. Backyard camping is a great introduction to camping in general.
If you are going camping (or want to have a fire in your fire pit) you are going to want to build a fire. Try my sure fire fire starter post. Lights with 1 match!
What are recipes that you use when camping? Share below and I will do a round up of them in a future post!!