Last Minute Meat and Olive Pizzas

This backpacking recipe is from Trail Eats, on pages 78-79. Can you make a trail pizza quickly, with little mess? Easy! And no messy cleanup either.

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Last Minute Meat and Olive Pizzas

Ingredients:

  • 1 twin pack 8″ Boboli pizza shells
  • 1 Boboli pizza sauce pouch (5-ounces)
  • 1/2 package pepperoni slices (1 1/2-ounces)
  • 2 pieces string cheese (2 ounces)
  • 8 olives of choice (from store olive bar)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil (or 2 packets)
  • 2 paper towels

At home:
Pack the olive oil in a spill-proof bottle. Pick everything else up at your favorite grocery store on the way out of town. Carry the olives in a snack size zip top bag.

In camp:
Lay the paper towels down as a clean work surface. Divide the pizza sauce between the 2 shells, spreading it on the cheese side of the shell. Top each one with half of the pepperoni. With a clean knife chop up the olives and cheese and divide between the shells.
Using a wide fry pan lid or 2 Liter pot, heat it over a low flame. Add in half of the oil and carefully pop the pizza in. Cover tightly and let gently heat for 5 minutes. Keep an eye on it to prevent burning, lowering the flame as needed. Repeat for the second pizza.

Serves 2

Notes:
The shells start sizzling and poofing up when done. Let rest for a minute or so after taking off the heat before digging in.
String cheese carries well in your pack for a couple days. It will get soft and may be oily but is fine to use. Shelf stable pepperoni is sold in the pre-packed deli meat aisle – look for “refrigerate after opening” on the packaging, often near the expiration date. Each package has 2 packets, take one for this meal.

Many grocery stores have gourmet olive bars, choose whatever tasty ones you like, being sure to choose pitted ones. These are a great shelf stable treat when hiking.

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