How to Cook Pizza on a Wood Burning Stove

Updated February 21, 2017

A wood burning stove adds warmth to the home and while it's hot, there's no reason not to exploit the heat in other ways, such as by cooking a meal. A pizza is perhaps the easiest (and least messy) food that can be prepared on top of a wood stove. Adding a lid or loose tent of aluminium foil traps heat around the pizza so the crust will bake light brown and crispy. This cooking technique works best (and saves clean up time) when a pizza stone is used.

Roll out the dough and place on the ungreased pizza stone, adding sauce and toppings to taste. Recipe ideas are linked in the resources section.

Place the pizza stone directly on top of the burning wood stove's flat surface.

Cover the pizza and cooking stone with a saucepan lid of the same diameter or create a loose tent over the pizza with a sheet of aluminium foil.

Bake a thin-crust pizza for 20 minutes on the wood burning stove, remove the covering and add shredded cheese, if desired. Bake an additional 10 minutes until cheese is melted and crust is brown and crisp. Increase the bake time to 40 minutes for a thicker crust.

Things You'll Need

  • Pizza stone
  • Dough
  • Toppings to taste
  • Saucepan cover the same diameter as the pizza stone
  • Aluminium foil
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James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.