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Pita Panzerotti Pita Panzerotti
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Pita Panzerotti

Makes: two panzerotti


1 whole pita, carefully separated into two pieces
½ cup | 125 ml tomato sauce
1 cup | 250 ml grated cheddar cheese
½ cup | 125 ml sliced mushrooms
2 tbsp | 30 ml chopped green or red peppers
2 tbsp | 30 ml butter


At your campsite
Place your grill over your campfire.

Spread each pita half with the tomato sauce. Place all the ingredients onto half of each sauce-covered pita and fold the pita in half, the way you would an omelette. Spread butter on the outside of the folded pita. Cook the pita on top of the grill (or in a cast iron frying pan) until both sides are brown and the cheese is melted. Enjoy!

Insider’s Tips 

  • Less can be more, so only a few ingredients (sauce, cheese, dried herbs) make these just as delicious. 
  • Use up any leftovers you might have from camping—this is a great last day meal. 
  • Other combinations: bocconcini, tomato sauce and pesto; caramelized onions*, sliced apples and cheddar; leftover cooked bacon/sausage, mushrooms and Swiss cheese. 
  • Olive oil can be brushed on the outside in place of the butter.

*Caramelized onions can be cooked in oil or butter (or a combination of both) in a cast iron frying pan or in a tinfoil pouch over the fire. Slice your onions super thin and, if you are using the cast iron pan method, stir often...or, if using a tinfoil pouch method, shake often!