Dutch Oven Pizza

Prep Time: 15 min.
Bake Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Difficulty: Beginner

A delicious deep dish pizza baked to perfection in a Dutch Oven. Hearty enough to satisfy the appetite being outdoors brings!


10 Rhodes White Dinner Rolls, dough thawed
12 inch Dutch Oven
Charcoal briquettes (approx. 25)
Parchment paper
Garlic Salt
Pizza Sauce
Mozzarella Cheese
Pizza Toppings (Pepperoni, Sausage, Bacon, Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms Etc.)


Line your 12 inch Dutch Oven with parchment paper. Parchment paper not only gives you something to lift the pizza out with, but it also keeps your Dutch oven nice and clean. (So you can reload and make another pizza!) Spray parchment paper with non-stick cooking spray.

Place 10 Rhodes Rolls in the bottom of the Dutch Oven. Press dough out to fill the bottom of the pan to form the crust. Cover with lid and let dough rest about 15 minutes.
Prepare your charcoal briquettes. The pizza bakes at 350 degrees. So you will need 25 (17 on top, 8 on bottom).

Remove lid and top your pizza. Sprinkle dough with garlic salt; add a layer of pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and your favorite toppings.

Before baking, vent the Dutch Oven lid. Place metal skewers underneath the lid to create a gap that allows steam to escape. You could also roll up some foil to create spacers if you don’t have metal skewers on hand. This will prevent your pizza crust from getting soggy.

Bake at 350 degrees by placing 17 charcoal briquettes on top of Dutch Oven Lid and 8 charcoal briquettes underneath the Dutch Oven. Bake for 25-35 minutes. You crust should be golden brown.

  • Carla Fiorella
    November 1, 2021

    This looks great, but Can It be baked in the oven? If so would I just set it to 350 and so ev else the same?

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      November 3, 2021

      I’m sure it can be baked in the oven but I have not tried it this way. You would probably bake it at 350 because it says that in the recipe. So give it a try. I can’t see why it wouldn’t work.

  • July 1, 2023

    Has anyone tried this? In thirty minutes the dough was still raw and the cheese only melted. Should I have pre-heater my Dutch OVEN? Maybe need more briquettes.

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      July 5, 2023

      Yes, it has been tested. You may need more briquettes or let it cook longer. Check it, like the recipes says, to make sure the crust is golden brown. You might also want to check the center to be sure it has baked thoroughly. If not increase your baking time.

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