I love pie iron recipes. They're quick, easy and easy to make “per order” modifications to (“I don't want tomotoes” LOL). I use the Rome cast iron single pie iron (you can find it on Amazon here) and it's never let me down (pictured below during a recipe test in my backyard fire pit).
Below I've gathered up a few of my favorite (and easy) pie iron recipes.
Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Grilled CheeseI've been making this one forever – I can't remember how the idea first came up, but it's so simple that it doesn't even need it's own post. Take white or Italian bread, and put a slice of mozzarella, a slice of tomato, some fresh chopped (or freeze dried) basil and add another slice of mozzarella to the top. I spray olive oil on the outside of the bread instead of butter with this recipe, but butter works too. Sprinkle lightly with some salt, put it in the (greased) pie iron and cook until it's grilled!
Sausage, Egg & Cheese Breakfast PieI've made this one multiple times to happy campers haha. Butter the outside of the bread and place it in the pie iron, make a hole and add the egg, sausage and cheese and top with another piece of buttered bread. The original recipe calls for using margarine spread, but I'm not a big fan of margarine – so I use real butter instead. You'll find the full recipe, step by step photos and a bonus tip over on the Mustard Seeds blog here.
The Italian Stallion Hobo Pie
This is a definite favorite with my family. The inspiration originally came from the BMT sandwich at Subway (which my kids love!). Take Italian bread, add one slice of mozzarella cheese, two slices of ham, about a teaspoon of creamy Italian dressing (spread), a slice of salami, a slice of pepperoni and one more slice of mozzarella cheese. Butter and lightly salt the outside of the bread. Put it in the (greased) pie iron and cook it until it's grilled. This is by far the most requested pie iron recipe I make.
Pie Iron Coney Dog PieI almost squealed when I first found this one. Unfortunately the original author didn't give many detailed instructions, but from what I pieced together, it was hot dogs, American cheese and some tomato / salsa sauce. I swap out the American slices for shredded cheddar simply because I'm not a big fan of those Kraft singles type cheese products. We've made it with both tomato sauce and salsa (because I couldn't tell which one it was LOL), and the salsa wins out slightly. We top it with the yellow mustard and a side of onions the same as the original creator did. You can see her photos and two other tasty looking pie iron recipes by the same author here on the Runs with Spatula blog.
Pie Iron Chicken Pot PieA pie iron twist on an old comfort food favorite. As you would expect, this one takes a little bit more prep work than most hobo pie recipes, but the end result is worth the effort. Chicken, veggies, bullion, cream of chicken soup and crescent rolls are all you need. I'm pretty glad for this recipe on chilly nights, LOL. You can find the full recipe and instructions at 50 Campfires here.
Pie Iron CalzonesAnother fantastic hobo pie recipe from the Mustard Seeds blog. As you might expect, this one is a HUGE hit with the kids. Pizza crust, pizza sauce and pizza toppings! We usually do pepperoni, ham and green peppers, but as with making any kind of pizza, the ingredients will vary based on your tastes. You'll find the full instructions with step by step photos here.
PB & J on Banana BreadThis is one of our own! Honestly? This could easily double as a dessert. The banana bread and the peanut butter combine into something as rich as it is delicious. Simple ingredients, simple prep and an awesome outcome. We've also done this recipe with peanut butter and chocolate spread (holy heck). You can find the full recipe and instructions are here.
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