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15 Dutch Oven Recipes Perfect for Your Kitchen or the Campfire

Dutch ovens are a fabulous tool for cooking, whether you’re cooking in your home kitchen or sitting by the campfire! The ability to slow cook and distribute heat evenly makes for unbelievably comforting savory dishes, but it is also great for desserts and all types of cuisines. The dutch oven’s ability to cook on the stovetop and in the oven makes it very versatile and lends itself to one-dish meals, which are especially helpful when camping or when you simply don’t want to wash lots of pots and pans!

If you’re looking for some campfire cooking inspiration or just want some delicious ways to use your dutch oven at home, look no further. These twenty dutch oven recipes have you covered!

ST. JOHN’S STOUT STEW

St. John's Stout Stew
Image Source: Rock Recipes

This beef stew is layered with complex flavors and is made even better with high-quality beer.

Make St. Johns’ Stout Stew from Rock Recipes

RUSTIC PORK RAGU

Rustic Pork Ragu
Image Source: Crumb

With a little time and patience, this recipe gives you a flavorful and tender meat sauce that will make you weak in the knees!

Make Rustic Pork Ragu from Crumb

COMFORTING CHICKEN FRICASSEE

Comforting Chicken Fricassee
Image Source: Brooke McLay

The recipe for a classic French stew is as creamy and comforting as it gets.

Make Comforting Chicken Fricassee

PURE LEVAIN COUNTRY BREAD

pure levain country bread
Image Source: Karen’s Kitchen Stories

Did you know dutch ovens are perfect for cooking crusty artisan breads right in your own kitchen? This recipe for pure levain country bread is a perfect example of the magic of the dutch oven!

Make Pure Levain Country Bread from Karen’s Kitchen Stories

SALTED CARAMEL POPCORN

salted caramel popcorn
Image Source: Eden Kennedy

The dutch oven is also great for making popcorn, and even better for making salted caramel popcorn. Yum!

Make Salted Caramel Popcorn

JULIA CHILD’S RATATOUILLE

julia child's ratatouille
Image Source: Cupcakes and Kale Chips

You’ll never feel more gourmet than when making Julia Child’s ratatouille recipe in a dutch oven!

Make Julia Child’s Ratatouille from Cupcakes and Kale Chips

SQUASH, LEEK AND BACON GRATIN

squash leek and bacon gratin
Image Source: Stacie Billis

This side dish is elegant yet simple, the best kind of recipe! The dutch oven comes in especially handy with this recipe, allowing you to cook everything in one pan.

Make Squash, Leek and Bacon Gratin

CHUNKY TORTILLA SOUP WITH BLACK BEANS

chunky tortilla soup with black beans
Image Source: Alida’s Kitchen

Let’s head south of the border with our Dutch ovens for some Mexican flavor!

Make Chunky Tortilla Soup with Black Beans from Alida’s Kitchen

ROOT BEER-BRAISED RIBS

Root Beer Braised Ribs
Image Source: Brooklyn Supper

The dutch oven is perfect for braising, and these ribs braised in root beer sound to die for.

Make Root Beer-Braised Ribs

BRAISED SHORT RIBS WITH HORSERADISH GREMOLATA

braised short ribs
Image Source: What Jew Wanna Eat

Another rib recipe that looks equally delicious and utilizes the slow-cooking power of the dutch oven.

Make Braised Short Ribs with Horseradish Gremolata from What Jew Wanna Eat

GARLICKY MANCHEGO TOAST ON BEAN SOUP

garlicky manchego toast on bean soup
Image Source: Cook the Story

This ain’t your ordinary bean soup. Throw in some chorizo and top it with manchego toast and you have something really special.

Make Garlicky Manchego Toast on Bean Soup from Cook the Story

SHREDDED BEEF AND CARAMELIZED ONION ENCHILADAS

shredded beef and caramelized onion enchiladas
Image Source: Pam Nelson

The dutch oven makes for super tender shredded beef, perfect for the enchiladas in this recipe.

Make Shredded Beef and Caramelized Onion Enchiladas

LEMONY CHICKEN SOUP WITH GREENS

lemony chicken soup with greens
Image Source: The Lemon Bowl

This comforting chicken soup is also bright in flavor, with greens, lemon and lots of fresh veggies.

Make Lemony Chicken Soup with Greens from The Lemon Bowl

TOMATILLO PORK BURRITOS

tomatillo pork burritos
Image Source: The Adventure Bite

Another recipe that utilizes the slow-cooking method for a tangy, tender pork for burritos.

Make Tomatillo Pork Burritos from The Adventure Bite

POT ROASTED CHICKEN WITH LEMON, GARLIC AND HERBS

Pot Roasted Chicken Breasts with Lemon and Herbs
Image Source: Dinner du Jour

Pot roasting chicken in the dutch oven gives you a flavorful and moist final product.

Make Pot Roasted Chicken with Lemon, Garlic and Herbs

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