Camping Essentials for Delicious Food Making

Welcome to the great outdoors, where you can immerse yourself in nature, disconnect from the digital world, and indulge in the fun of cooking while camping. There’s something special about cooking outdoors, and one of the most innovative and exciting ways to cook while camping is by using a portable camping pizza oven—and it’s not just good for campsite pizza.

Here are some of our top tips for making the most of your camp cooking experience.

Camping Cooking Methods

Camp cooking can be a fun and exciting experience that allows you to enjoy delicious meals while surrounded by nature. There are several cooking methods you can use while camping, including:

  • Barbecue – This is easily the most popular cooking method that involves grilling food over a fire outdoors.
  • Gas stove – A gas stove is a convenient cooking method that’s ideal for preparing quick and simple meals.
  • Outdoor pizza oven – The pizza oven has become a popular addition to the camping cooking scene, perfect for cooking foods like artisan pizza, fresh bread, vegetables, and meat at high temperatures. Today, there are compact and lightweight ovens available in various sizes and styles.

The Equipment

When planning a camping trip, it’s essential to consider what you need to pack for cooking. Here are some items you’ll want to bring along:


What’s cooking without the right cookware? Before you leave, make sure you’ve packed the following:

  • Knives
  • Cutting boards
  • Pots
  • Pans
  • Plates
  • Cutlery

Camping Cupboard

A camping cupboard is a great way to store and organize spices, dry ingredients, and other items you'll need for cooking.

Ice Box or Portable Fridge

Keeping your food fresh is important, so make sure you bring along an ice box or portable fridge. This will keep your perishable items at a safe temperature and prevent them from spoiling.

Portable Pizza Oven

Fontana Forni has a range of portable pizza ovens available that are perfect for any camping trip. Remember your pizza-making accessories such as a pizza stone, pizza peel, and thermometer to make the cooking process extra easy.

Go-to Camping Recipes

Here are some of our favorite camping recipes that you can prepare using a portable pizza oven:

  • Pizza – Make or buy pizza dough and add your favorite toppings, such as tomato sauce, cheese, meat, and vegetables. Place the pizza in the oven and cook for a few minutes until the crust is crispy and the cheese is melted.
  • Meat – A portable pizza oven can also be used to cook meats such as chicken, steak, and fish using a cast iron skillet. The high temperatures reached by a portable pizza oven compared to an open fire or typical camp stove allow for a proper sear on the outside of the meat, creating a flavorful crust.
  • Pie or Cobbler– With a portable gas pizza oven, you have complete control over interior temperature, making it easy for you to bake sweet pies or savory pies and cobbler.
  • Breakfast – You can make scrambled eggs, omelets, frittatas, bacon, or even sausage in a cast iron pan inside a portable pizza oven. Whether it’s a fry up or healthy egg-white omelet, just toss your ingredients in a pan, pop it in the oven, and have a quality campsite breakfast in no time.

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A couple cooking a meal in a Fontana Forni pizza oven while camping

At Fontana Forni, we have two pizza ovens available that are perfect for campsite cooking, including the:

Maestro 40 Gas Oven

Fitting two 10-inch pizzas at a time, the Maestro is great for quickly cooking up delicious campsite dishes. Other standout features of the oven include:

  • Fast heating times, reaching 750 degrees Fahrenheit in just 30 minutes
  • Solid bent-steel all-weather dome that’s safe to touch even when in use
  • The most compact model in our collection while still offering the largest cooking area on the market in the compact category

If you’re looking for a convenient, high-quality outdoor oven, the Maestro 40 Gas Oven is an excellent choice. With its sleek, modern stainless steel design and powerful gas burners, this oven heats up quickly and allows you to cook pizzas in just minutes.

Looking for the best camping pizza oven to add to your camping gear? Look no further than Fontana Forni’s pizza ovens! Our high-quality ovens allow you to create delicious, wood-fired pizzas, and other meals right at your campsite.