Campfire Pizza Nachos Recipe

Campfire Pizza Nachos Recipe

April 05 , 2015 by: Jessica Pinney Camping

One of my favorite parts of camping is getting to try out a new recipe over the open fire. We made these Pizza Nachos during a camping trip to Point Mugu a few weeks ago. We got to eat them by the ocean at sunset, while dolphins and whales played. Seriously, California is the best state.

Point Mugu Camground

I love these as a camping recipe because you can do most of the prep at home then throw it together at the campsite with minimal dishes. Very easy.  If you aren’t camping, you could also make this in the oven at home (just pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees).

Campfire Pizza Nachos Recipe

Ingredients:Garlic Cream Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1.5 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • ½ Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • ½ cups Heavy Cream
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Red Pepper Flakes

Nacho Ingredients:

  • 1 Bag of Tortilla Chips
  • ½ cups Garlic Cream Sauce (recipe below)
  • ¼ cups Onion, diced
  • ½ cups Pepperoni, cut into quarters
  • ½ cups Black Olives, sliced
  • ½ whole Bell Pepper, diced
  • 2 Green Onions, sliced
  • 1 cup Colby-Jack Cheese, Shredded


Garlic Cream Sauce: Melt the butter and olive oil in a sauce pan. Once the butter is melted, add the minced garlic. Stir. After a minute or two, add in the cream and milk. Stir until it comes to a boil. Add salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and cheese. Stir until sauce has thickened. Once it has thickened, remove from fire and set aside.

Nachos: Grab your cast iron skillet and add the tortilla chips. Drizzle the garlic cream sauce all over the chips.

Pizza Nachos Recipe

Top with the onions, pepperoni, olives, bell pepper, and colby jack cheese. The best approached is to layer it between tortilla chips so every bit gets plenty of toppings.

Campfire Pizza Nachos Recipe

Place over the open fire and cover. Cook until the cheese is nice and bubbly and the veggies are warm, about 5-8 minutes.

Campfire Pizza Nachos Recipe

Adapted From: The Tasty Kitchen

Campfire Pizza Nachos Recipe



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  • Can someone who actually made this tell me how the chips do not get soggy putting a cream sauce on and then heating for sometime until the stuff on the top gets hot. Wanting to check before I spend the time and $. Thx

  • How many does the recipe serve with the amount of ingedients listed???

  • I would say this serves four adults.

  • What do you cover this with to cook? Does your cast iron skillet have a lid?

  • Yes, I have a cast iron lid like this.

  • can you make the cream sauce ahead of time?

  • I wish I could see all the ingredients and directions but it is covered by the left side banner for pinterest and facebook etc. I can’t even see the left side of this comment box.

  • Kathy, try making your browser window larger. I just tried on two different devices and two different browsers and could not replicate your issue. If resizing your browser window doesn’t work, please email me and I will send you the recipe.

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  • Can you substitute the cream with anything else. I never use cream and would hate to buy it just for the one recipe.

  • You could try using milk, but the sauce will not be the correct consistency and not have as rich a flavor.

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  • good article…i cant believe you can use nachos to create a pizaa. awesome.. the instruction when to tell if its alreay cooked is by looking at the cheese.
    Where did you buy the cast iron?

  • Oh wow! This takes camping to a whole other level! I want a bite of these nachos ASAP. They look so delicious!

  • These nachos look outrageously good! What a fun way to upgrade camping food – I’ll have to try this the next time my family heads upstate!

  • This looks really good. I am not sure what makes them pizza-ish, but I definitely wouldn’t kick them off my plate. Cheesy Nacho awesomeness!

  • I’m a little obsessed with campfire meals, and this one is such a great idea! We don’t always have a way to keep cheese cold when we camp, but when we do, we should make this!!

  • What a beautiful place to camp! I suspect that anything would taste good cooked there! However, I love nachos and these look divine! Will have to try this next time we go camping!

  • Yum! Such a great recipe idea. I’ve never tried pizza nachos, but they sound delish!

  • I love cooking with cast iron. The cheese really makes this dish, how fun!

  • I feel like going camping right away! this does sound like a smart and comforting camp fire food which everyone will enjoy. You got me super inspired right now, I want to plan our next road trip to the Himalayas.

  • These nachos look beyond incredible, but I fear I’d just eat all the garlic cream sauce with a spoon before I ever got around to making them. What a fun family night recipe!

  • Oh man, these nachos look so good. I love that you’re using garlic cream sauce instead of regular cheese sauce. Fabulous twist

  • That sounds amazing!

    No campfires in my immediate future – I’m just going to have to make this over a stove… Bet it’ll still be good!

  • Welp, I love (LOVE) nachos, and I love pizza, so I’m basically ready to reach through my computer screen and grab a chip. Can’t wait to try these!!

  • I love these nachos, delicious, quick and easy is the name of the game around here for snacks!

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