Ashley Gretencord embodies Kansas’ hospitable spirit and penchant for home-cooked goodness, but the inspiration for her food isn’t held back by the borders of the sunflower state. A wife and mother of 3, she has taken her own approach to everything from healthy lunches, to athlete meal-prep, and campfire classics.
My love for pizza runs deep. In my house we have pizza on Sunday, and it’s become such a routine that my kids have even been confused on the day of the week if we mix it up! We even continue this tradition while on the road! Pizza is such a personal preference comfort food. There are so many topping choices, crust styles, sauces, and All. The. Cheese. The cooking method can really amp up any pizza recipe and you just can’t go wrong with doing it over an open flame!
- Refrigerated pizza crust, or your favorite pizza crust recipe
- Olive oil or cooking spray to grease cast iron skillet
- ½-1 c. prepared pizza sauce
- 2 bell peppers, julienned
- ½ c. shredded mozzarella
- Basil leaves
- Cutting Board
- 1 Sharp Knife
- 1 Cast iron skillet or pizza stone
Roll out your crust to fit an oiled 10”-12” cast iron skillet or pizza stone.
Spread prepared sauce on crust, add peppers and basil, top with cheese.
Place the skillet or stone on a grate placed over your hot campfire and cook until the crust is slightly browned around the edges and cooked through.
Cook time will vary based on thickness of crust and heat from the fire, 6-8 minutes is a good starting point. The crust can also be cooked on one side, then flipped and prepared with toppings before finishing the cooking process. This is a good method if your toppings are already cooked and you just need to heat them and melt cheese.
As far as I’m concerned, if it’s food, you can put it on a pizza! Think; breakfast and dessert! Hello, smores, let me introduce you to my friend, the pizza! Magic can be created on any pizza crust. A favorite of mine is a cream cheese base with grilled chicken, bacon, fresh spinach and fresh mozzarella. I also love fresh basil and oregano! Keep in mind, some veggies may need to be precooked if they take longer to cook. You can easily char them over the fire or on the grill! The crust doesn’t take long to cook, and you’ll want to make sure your toppings are cooked to perfection!
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