Tortilla Trail Pizza in backpacking pan set on large flat rock as a camp table.

Backpacking Recipe - Tortilla Trail Pizza

These Tortilla Trail Pizzas Really Hit the Spot after a Day of Hiking and Backpacking

Tortilla Trail Pizza has been one of our favorite backpacking meals for many years. We first made them on Boy Scout trips, when our cooking skills were limited to Ramen Noodles and Pop Tarts because they were so easy to make. Tortilla Trail Pizzas are also great for groups or when adventuring with picky eaters since everyone can create their own pizza with their favorite toppings.

Ingredients For Tortilla Trail Pizza

Backpacking pan with tortillas, mozzarella, peperoni, pepper flakes, basil,  and pizza sauce.
  1. 6" Flour Tortillas - larger tortillas can be used if you have a larger pan
  2. Mozzarella Cheese
  3. Pizza Sauce - Boboli Makes 5oz Pouches that are perfect for backpacking
  4. Toppings


  1. Backpacking Stove
  2. 6" or larger backpacking frying pan


Making a Tortilla Pizza is pretty simple, but here is a short outline of the basic steps to ensure a delicious backpacking meal.

  1. Spread the desired amount of pizza sauce on a tortilla
  2. Add cheese and your favorite toppings
  3. Cook over medium heat until the cheese has melted and the bottom of the tortilla turns golden brown
Camper pov holding fresh made torilla trail pizza.

Topping Ideas

Our favorite part of Tortilla Trail Pizzas are the endless topping possibilities. Choose toppings that transport easily, don't spoil quickly, and can be frozen to stay fresh on short overnight backpacking trips. Here are some of our favorite topping options for backpacking, but get creative and add your own favorite toppings.

Tortilla trail pizza with pepperoni, basil, and expedition hot sauce.
  • Pepperoni
  • Red or Green Peppers
  • Olives
  • Mushrooms
  • Canadian Bacon
  • Pineapple
  • Bacon Bits
  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Jalapeño
  • Basil
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Parmesan (save those little packets when you order delivery)
  • Expedition Hot Sauce

Try making Tortilla Trail Pizza on your next hiking or backpacking adventure and let us know how it turns out!

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