Pie Iron Mozzarella Sticks
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Recipe courtesy of Ginevra Iverson for Food Network Kitchen

Pie Iron Mozzarella Sticks

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
These aren’t your typical mozzarella sticks, but when you're camping, you have to improvise! Throw a couple of store-bought items into your cooler, grab a pie iron and in no time you'll be enjoying what we've dubbed a mozzarella-stick-meets-stuffed-crust-pizza. We used crescent dough for the wrapping. It browns up beautifully without being overly bready-- and you don't run the risk of it popping out of the pie iron as pizza dough does when it's warmed over the fire. And the cheese pull is divine!



Special equipment:
a 3-compartment hot dog and sausage pie iron
  1. Build a campfire.
  2. Add the Parmesan, granulated garlic, oregano and crushed red pepper flakes to a small container and mix to combine.
  3. Unroll the dough on a clean work surface and sprinkle with the cheese mixture, pressing it into the dough so it sticks. Cut the dough in half crosswise. Open a 3-compartment hot dog and sausage pie iron and drape the dough, cheese-side down, over 1 side of the pie iron off center, with half of the dough covering the iron and the remaining dough off to the side. Put 1 cheese stick in each compartment and fold the remaining dough over to cover. Pinch the sides closed and attach the other side of the iron.
  4. Cook over the fire, flipping often, until the dough is golden and the cheese is melted, about 6 minutes (depending on the heat of your fire). Carefully unmold and cut along each seam. Serve the mozzarella sticks warm with the pizza sauce. Once the pie iron has cooled slightly, repeat with the remaining ingredients.