Pie Iron Pizzas (the Healthy Version)
Olive oil based cooking spray
2 slices wheat sandwich bread
2 Tbsp pizza sauce
½ tsp oregano
½ tsp basil
5 slices of turkey pepperoni
½ white mushroom, diced
2 black olives, sliced
3 Tbsp shredded fat-free mozzarella cheese
1) With cooking spray, generously spray inside of pie iron and one side of a slice of bread.
2) Place bread - sprayed side down - into the pie iron. Evenly spread the pizza sauce over slice. Sprinkle with oregano and basil. Top with pepperoni, mushroom, olives and shredded cheese. Generously spray one side of the second piece of bread and place – sprayed side up – on top of the pizza.
3) Close the pie iron and cook over medium coals or on a grate over a less-hot portion of the fire, turning every 3-5 minutes. After the pie iron has cooked for approx 5 minutes on each side, gently open the pie iron to check its progress. If necessary, continue cooking, turning every 3-5 minutes, until lightly browned on both sides. When done, carefully remove from pie from iron and allow to cool before eating.
Pairs Well With
This is a camping recipe made using a pie iron. For those unfamiliar with pie irons, they are a cast iron cooking implement used for cooking over campfires and can be found at most sporting goods or camping stores. When closed, they look a bit like a flat iron (like one you’d use on your hair) with really long handles. You place a filled pie iron over coals (not directly in the fire) or on a grate over a less-hot area of your campfire.
If you are new to pie iron cooking, you will want to make sure you follow the package instructions for seasoning your pie iron before attempting to cook anything with it. If you enjoy this recipe, see my kitchen page to find my full selection of pie iron cooking recipes.
This recipe yields 1 personal sized pizza pocket. Simply multiply the ingredients to accommodate the number of pizzas you’ll need for all the members of your party.