Here are 30 easy dutch oven recipes you can use at home or when you’re camping. From dinners to bread and dutch oven desserts too you will find a variety of simple and easy to put together meals here you can cook in your cast iron dutch oven. I love this thing!
Do you love easy dutch oven recipes??!! I do, I do!! Ok I will admit that I am new to the whole concept. I have had a few cast iron skillets since I got married and use those frequently but last year I was really curious about using a cast iron pot so I bought one (yes for myself, doesn’t happen often). I first made this Dutch oven stew that came out SO good and I loved how easy it was to dump everything in, throw it in the oven, and have a really tender meal done. Kinda’ like using my crockpot but that seasoned goodness from cast iron cooking. (originally published 2/18)
I was intrigued after that and cooked a whole chicken in my dutch oven which I will share below too, that was amazing!!
If you too are curious about it this is similar to the 7 qt. dutch oven I bought which wasn’t too expensive and literally will last a lifetime.
Another great thing about it is it’s great for camping. Dutch oven recipes are so versatile and since it holds quite a bit it is perfect for making stew, roasts, soups and more.
However you use it I hope I have a few more recipes you can try in your cast iron pot.
If you’re looking for main dishes for dinner I have a lot of ideas here from my friends, there are also many soups as well as side dishes, dessert, and even how to cast iron bread recipes! It is so versatile I tell you.
Take it camping or just use it at home to create really flavorful meals that simmer for hours on it’s own and creates the yummiest comfort food ever.
If you need some tips on cast iron skillet care for your dutch oven we have a bunch of those too!
Here’s a long list of easy dutch oven recipes from other bloggers too that you can enjoy so you too can make a dutch oven dinner!
- If you’re looking for a new way to cook chicken for dinner you’ve got to try this Dutch oven whole chicken recipe (shown below)
- Hungarian goulash recipe
- Crusty Artisan bread
- Homemade corned beef hash recipe
- Grandma’s meat and dumplings casserole
- Moroccan beef stew
- Dutch oven braised beef
- Dutch oven herbed potatoes
- Dutch oven spaghetti – no boil
- Dutch oven ribs
- Dutch oven chicken pot pie
- Dutch oven baked ziti
- Dutch oven broccoli cheese soup
- Dutch oven pot roast
- Dutch oven potato cheese soup
- Dutch oven pizza
- Dutch oven vegetable beef soup
Throw some vegetables in the pot too to soak up that delicious chicken broth too and you have a complete meal when it is done.
Uncover for a bit to get a nice golden brown on top like this so not only is the chicken moist and delicious but the skin is super flavorful as well.
Looking for pasta to cook in your dutch oven, we have a few ideas for you here including a no boil spaghetti recipe above and one of my favorites which is goulash.
I mean we all had that growing up right, and simmered nice and slow in your cast iron pot it is even better.
There is something about slow cooking that just brings out all those wonderful flavors!
- Dutch oven chicken and potatoes
- Dutch oven chicken cacciatore
- Dutch oven pot roast
- Dutch oven balsamic chicken and vegetables
- Dutch oven corned beef and cabbage
- Dutch oven chicken and dumplings
- Zucchini chowder
- Chicken in white wine
- Southwestern pasta
- Dutch oven goulash
- Dutch oven cheesy garlic bites
- Sausage pinwheels
Dutch Oven Desserts
- 7 Layer brownies
- Dutch oven pineapple upside down cake
- Dutch oven cheesecake
- Apricot Raspberry dutch baby cakes
- Dutch oven blueberry biscuits
Dutch Oven Snacks
You can find more dutch oven recipes on my easy camping recipes and meal planning post.
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