Sunday, March 4, 2012

Pepperoni and Mushroom Pizza Bake

     When I made this Pepperoni and Mushroom Pizza Bake from Cabot I only wished I had a troop of hungry scouts to help me polish it off.  It is the quintessential kid/teenager camping grub and something that young campers of all ages could toss together and bake in a dutch oven.  Snip the breadstick dough into one inch pieces with kitchen shears then stir in the pepperoni, mushrooms and spaghetti sauce.  You could easily change the ingredients by adding your favorite pizza toppings.  Next time I think I'll try it with cooked and crumbled Italian sausage.  In my 12 inch oven it baked for 30 minutes with 12 coals in a ring around the bottom and 24-26 on the lid, you need to keep the oven fairly hot for the dough to bake all the way through and rise.  A fun, easy way to make dutch oven pizza and you know it will be elevated to gourmet status around the campfire.

Pepperoni and Mushroom Pizza Bake
2 11 oz. tubes refrigerated breadstick dough
1 6 oz. package pepperoni slices
1 8 oz. package fresh mushroom slices
1 26 oz. jar spaghetti sauce
8 oz. shredded Cheddar cheese

     Lightly oil or spray 12 inch dutch oven.
     Cut breadstick dough into 1-inch pieces; place in a large bowl.
     Add pepperoni, mushrooms and spaghetti sauce.
     Toss to combine.
     Pour into prepared dutch oven.
     Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
     Top with cheese and bake an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese has melted.
     Makes 6 servings.

Mix the whole kit and kaboodle in a large bowl and pour into your dutch oven

Bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees then top with grated cheese

Bake for 5 to 10 more minutes or until cheese has melted

You just know any teenager will scarf this down


  1. Shoot, I'll scarf it down! Looks yummy.

    Have a great day Liddy,

  2. Tried this one tonight. Easily could create many variations using this as a base. Different meats, peppers, could even do chicken.

  3. I introduced this recipe to my Boy Scouts March 2012. Well, it was brought back by them this past weekend. They did a great job of making their meal.....and eating it as well. A great campout recipe.

    1. Thank you for letting us know how much your scouts enjoyed the recipe, so glad they liked it! Liddy