If you have never enjoyed a rich and hearty meal cooked in a dutch oven, you are missing out! Dutch oven cooking is a great way to enjoy a variety of “one pot” meals – even desserts – without a whole lot of effort. The dutch oven simmers these recipes at low temps over several hours to bring out rich flavors and tastes that melt in your mouth. Check out these tried and true dutch oven recipes for camping – there is a big variety and something for everyone!
Dutch Oven Cooking
Cooking a meal in a dutch oven is a great option for all kinds of meals. You can make a stew or chili in a dutch oven, or even a cobbler or loaf of bread!
Typical dutch ovens are made from cast iron. A large cast iron pot has thick walls and usually comes with a thick lid. Dutch ovens cook food contents evenly and are great at maintaining heat. This makes them a great choice for all different types of cooking methods, including baking, browning, frying and braising.
Dutch oven cooking can take place in an oven, on a grill, stovetop or even over hot coals. This versatility makes them a great tool to use for campsite cooking!
Dutch Oven Campsite Cooking
If you decide to enjoy a dutch oven meal or two on your next camping trip, you have a couple of options when it comes to your cooking method. You could use a stovetop in your camper or a camp stove or a single burner cooktop.
Dutch ovens cook well on a grill, whether yours is a propane or charcoal type.
Finally, for the ultimate dutch oven experience, you could opt for a dutch oven tripod setup and simmer your recipe for hours over hot coals. If you want to cook over coals, you will want to have a traditional dutch oven with handle so that you can hang it over the coals/fire on a tripod. We have had good luck with the Lodge cast iron cookware brand. Do you have a favorite dutch oven? How about a favorite cast iron dutch oven brand?
Dutch Oven Recipes for Camping
We have rounded up some of the best dutch oven recipes to try on your next camping trip! (Okay, okay, you could totally enjoy them at home as well.)
They cover a variety of different dishes, and many different flavors and meal types.
Browse through the list and save your favorites to try!
Dutch Oven Beef Recipes
Dutch Oven Beef and Sausage Chili from Deb’s Daily Dish
Beefy Velveeta Cheese Soup from The Feathered Nester
Cowboy Soup from Caramel and Cashews
Rigatoni Bolognese from Enza’s Quail Hollow Kitchen
Korean-Style Braised Beef Short Ribs from Foodworthfeed
French Beef Stew with Carrots from Go Healthy with Bea
Traditional Goulash from Julia Recipes
Campfire Nachos Recipe from Campfire Foodie
Dutch Oven Chili Con Carne from Julia Recipes
Dutch Oven Corned Beef and Cabbage from Dirt and Dough
Dutch Oven Chili from TrendGredient
Chuck Roast Dutch Oven Chili from Burrata and Bubbles
Dutch Oven Shepherd’s Pie from Urban Bliss Life
Dutch Oven Pot Roast from Urban Bliss Life
Dutch Oven Chicken Recipes
Dutch Oven Chicken Noodle Soup from Love from the Table
Dutch Oven Chicken Breast (with Potatoes and Vegetables) from Nibble and Dine
Dutch Oven Pulled Chicken from Sugar and Snap Peas
Dutch Oven Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Sage Butter Sauce from Delicious by Design
Dutch Oven Chicken Enchilada Soup from Little Sunny Kitchen
One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta from Princess Pinky Girl
Campfire Dutch Oven Chicken and Potatoes from This Noshtalgic Life
Chicken And Squash Dutch Oven Casserole Over Campfire from Reuse Grow Enjoy
Dutch Oven Turkey or Pork Recipes
Dutch Oven Turkey Breast from Smells Like Delish
Dutch Oven Carnitas from Delicious by Design
Dutch Oven Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter from Lauren from Scratch
Baked Egg Frittata with Ham from Dizzy Busy and Hungry
Pork Chops with Maple Syrup and Apples from Canadian Cooking Adventures
Dutch Oven Jambalaya from Smells Like Delish (contains pork and chicken)
Tortellini Soup from Simply Stacie
Dutch Oven Dessert Recipes
Dutch Oven Apple Crisp from Kelly Neil
Pineapple Upside Down Cake from The Good Hearted Woman
Chocolate Cherry Lava Cake from Let’s Camp S’more
Easy Dutch Oven Bread Pudding with Blueberries from This Noshtalgic Life
More Dutch Oven Recipes
These recipes vary greatly! There are some vegan and vegetarian options, as well as a few side dishes with very minimal ingredients (like potatoes!).
Dutch Oven Zucchini Bread from Learning and Yearning
Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup (Panera Copycat) from Natasha’s Home
Campfire Dutch Oven Pizza Recipe from Campfire Foodie
Garden Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce from Stef’s Eats and Sweets
Easy Ratatouille Recipe from Nourished with Natalie
Creole Potatoes from Healing Tomato
Easy Pumpkin Soup Without Cream from Natasha’s Home
Dutch Oven Mac and Cheese from Sugar and Snap Peas
Creamy Garlic Mushroom Pasta from Home Cooking Collective
Dutch Oven Potatoes from The Oregon Dietician
Campfire Shrimp Boil from Champagne Tastes
Butternut Squash Risotto from Healing Tomato
Phew! That ended up being quite a list! Which of those dutch oven camping recipes do you plan to try? There’s a nice variety of meat dishes, veggies, desserts and snacks! Add some to your next camping menu!
If you end up trying any of these recipes, definitely let us know how they turned out for you!