We spent the weekend camping in Lake Tahoe and made the tastiest margherita pizza over the fire! I took a lot of photos of the trip that I will post here soon, but first I wanted to share this recipe with you since it was so good. It was simple and easy to make and had the best hint of wood-fire flavor. Not to mention it cooks fast – a bonus after a day spent galavanting around the lake!
Margherita campfire pizza
Large cast iron skillet
1 tsp olive oil
Pre-made pizza dough (Whole Foods has a great all-natural dough that’s made in-house and ready to be thrown in a cooler)
1 jar marinara sauce
8 oz (1 package) fresh mozzarella cheese
1 large roma tomato
5-7 basil leaves
Coat the cast iron skillet with olive oil on the bottom and sides. Spread pizza dough on the bottom and sides of the skillet until you achieve desired crust thickness. Add marinara sauce and layer slices of mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and basil leaves. Next, cover the top of the cast iron skillet with tin foil and place on grill. This is best done when cooking on a fire that has an adjustable grill grate. You’ll need to adjust the grate height to the highest position so the pizza is far enough away from the flame that the bottom won’t burn, and close enough so it will throughly cook the pizza. Cook for 8-10 minutes, remove from fire and serve.
Optional (and totally recommended), make another!