7 Ideas for Campfire Pie Irons

7 Ideas for Campfire Pie Irons

This summer I decided we needed to use our pie irons over the campfire more, besides the obvious use of making pies. If you haven’t made pies in a pie iron over the fire, they are super easy.  Usually the first item you make takes a little longer because you are heating up the irons, but once they are heated the subsequent items cook much quicker. Now that I have some new campfire pie iron recipes that I am sharing with you, I need to venture in to discovering more recipes for my campfire dutch oven.

Campfire Pies

All you need is square pieces of bread (not wide loaf kind) that you will butter on the outside and place on the insides of the irons and your choice of canned fruit pie filling sandwiches between the bread pieces. You could sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on the buttered side if you want to add that bit of flavor to it. Cook over campfire, but not directly in the flame. These cook quickly, in a matter of 1-2 minutes.

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Pie Iron Cinnamon Rolls

Pie Iron Cinnamon Rolls

You want very indirect heat when making these or these will burn easily, and patience. Anytime you cook over indirect heat you need a bit of patience.

These are just cinnamon rolls that you can buy in a tube.

Just one cinnamon roll in a pie iron that you have coated with nonstick spray over indirect heat for about 7 minutes.

Slather with the included icing and enjoy your fresh, hot cinnamon rolls by your campfire.

Pizza Pockets

Start with 2 square pieces of bread that you will butter on the outside and place on the insides of the irons. Next slather pizza sauce on the inside of one of the pieces and top with your favorite toppings (we usually bring along pepperoni and use any veggies we have brought along for grilling like mushrooms and onions) and cheese. Grill over the campfire out of the flame. It will take about 2 minutes to cook one.

Grilled Cheese

Butter 1-side of 2 pieces of bread and place them in the pie iron. Sandwich your preferred type of cheese between the 2 pieces of bread and grill over the campfire out of the flame. It will take about 1-2 minutes.

Taco Pockets

Taco Pockets in a Pie Iron

Start with pre-made taco meat, 2 taco tortilla shells, refried beans and cheese. On one tortilla spread some refried beans and top with some taco meat and cheese. Add another tortilla to the top and clamp inside your pie iron. There will be excess tortilla shells that hang off the sides that will break off as it cooks. Serve with your favorite taco toppings. These also reheat very nicely, so make up extras and warm up later or eat cold on the go.

Breakfast Surprise

Make up some scrambled eggs in advance. Butter 1-side of 2 pieces of bread and place them in the pie iron. On the inside of one piece of bread place some scrambled eggs, real bacon bits and shredded cheese. Top with a 2nd piece of bread. Grill in your pie iron over indirect flame for 1-2 minutes.

Spaghetti Pies

Make up some spaghetti in advance and mix sauce in it. Butter 1-side of 2 pieces of bread and lightly sprinkle garlic powder over the top. Stuff with pre-made spaghetti and sauce between 2 pieces of garlic bread. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top if desired. Grill in your pie iron over indirect flame for 1-2 minutes.

And of course, for dessert, there are always these 12 ways to make S’mores!

What do you like to make with your pie iron?


About Jessica Shallow-Miller

Jessica is a crafty stay-at-home mom of two, who tries to find ways to save money while being green. She is also the author of the blog Save Green Being Green.


  1. Vangie says

    We make a meatball sandwich with spaghetti sauce, mozarella and Parmesan. We bring the crock pot to make the meatballs with sauce. Cut them in half between 2 slices of garlic buttered bread then add Parmesan and mozzarella!

  2. says

    I had never heard of a pie iron before-nor do I own one. Of course I don’t have anywhere I could use one either. These recipes do sound good and very easy using that pie iron for anyone who can!

  3. Savannah miller says

    We LOVE these!! For some reason my dad always called them moon pies lol. We were a little more basic and mainly stuck to ham and cheese on our moon pies :)

  4. says

    Ooooh! This brings back so many incredible memories! We used to camp every weekend during summers when I was growing up. We would set out all the ingredients for some version of club sandwiches or pizza or even hamburgers (browned ground beef instead of patties). Then, we’d each stuff our own with whatever combination we wanted and eat to our hearts’ content. Usually way more than I can eat now!

  5. Rebecca Swenor says

    I have never heard of a pie iron before. I am going to have to get one. These food all looks so good. Thanks for sharing.

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