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35 Incredibly Easy Dutch Oven Recipes For Camping

Before we get to 35 easy Dutch oven recipes, let us just tell you a little bit about dutch ovens. We LOVE them. Everything from the even heat to the fact that they’re basically indestructible appeals to us. We do have a preference though, and we’ll tell you why.

Our favorite Dutch oven

We prefer a cast iron dutch oven that does not have an enamel coating, and there is a method to our madness. At the campsite, we like to clean our cast iron immediately and we’ll tell you how to do that below. As far as a specific Dutch oven, it’s hard to beat a 5 quart Lodge Dutch oven with dual handles. At 13 pounds it’s hefty enough to hold heat and move easily. The 7-quart model is great, but 18 pounds starts to get a little unwieldy, depending on the dish you’re making. On to how we clean it…

The only way to clean cast iron

Trust us. After you try this you’ll never use a spatula or salt or a cheap scrubbie ever again. What you want is a small piece of chainmail. That’s right. The same stuff a knight would wear galloping into battle. It will turn the nastiest, crustiest Dutch oven into a pristine piece of art in only a few minutes (and some of these Dutch oven recipes get pretty messy!) The amazing thing is that it somehow doesn’t affect that beautiful patina you’ve been working on for five years. There are several to pick from, but we like the LauKingdom XXL Chainmail Scrubber. It’s just a little bigger than the rest and will make you love cooking with cast iron even more than you already do.  Now that we got that out of the way, check out these delicious recipes!

35 Incredibly Easy Dutch Oven Recipes For Camping

Jalapeno Crusty Cheese Bread

Dutch Oven Jalapeno rustic loaf slice by Victorinox Swiss Army Chef's knife

Jalapeno Cheese bread, we promise you it is amazing. Click here for the recipe.

Dutch Oven Three Berry Cobbler

This Dutch Oven Three BerryCcobbler is easy at the campsite because it uses refrigerated biscuit dough.

A great cobbler recipe that is super easy to make in the dutch oven. This is a perfect dessert at the campsite for the end of a long day hiking or playing on the water. Click here for one of our favorite Dutch oven recipes for camping!

Dutch Oven Sloppy Joes

This is a delicious Dutch oven sloppy joe recipe that can be made on most any heat source. Just brown the meat and veg, add the other ingredients and simmer for about an hour. DELICIOUS!

Sloppy Joes are a great food when camping and this easy dutch oven recipe makes them super simple. Click here for the recipe.

Gooey Caramel Cinnamon Rolls

Can't decide between cinnamon rolls or caramel rolls for camping breakfast? With this super easy Dutch Oven Gooey Caramel Cinnamon roll recipe, you can have both!

Who doesn’t want to wake up on a crisp morning, get out of your tent and chow down into warm, gooey, caramel cinnamon rolls? Click Here for the recipe.

Dutch Oven Pork Chops and Potato Casserole

Yukon Gold potatoes layered on top of pork chops give Dutch Oven Pork Chops and Potatoes dish a great golden color with pork chops in creamy gravy on the bottom.

Pork chops and potatoes make this one of the best Dutch oven recipes for camping. Make it easy by throwing it right in the Dutch Oven with some cream of mushroom soup and breadcrumbs. Click Here for the recipe.

Dutch Oven Cheesecake

Dutch oven cheese cake is delicious and surprisingly easy to make when you use a premade crust in an aluminum foil pie tin.

We’re always saying yes to cheesecake for dessert. Especially when it comes right out of the dutch oven. Click here for the recipe.

Peanut Butter Bacon Chocolate Bars

It may sound like a strange flavor combination, but these Dutch oven peanut butter, chocolate, and bacon bars are a smash hit for any camping trip.

All we have to say is there is bacon. And chocolate. And peanut butter. Click here for the recipe.

Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup In The Dutch Oven

Pot and bowl with delicious, steaming Dutch Oven stuffed bell pepper soup.

A great fall camping recipe. Everyone loves soup when the weather starts to get chilly and this yummy recipe will warm your bones and your tummy! Click here for this easy Dutch oven recipe!

Bacon Cheese Pull Aparts In the Dutch Oven

Bacon Cheese Pull Aparts in the Dutch Oven are really easy to make. The thing that takes time is allowing them to rise.

Bacon, cheese, and bread dough? We’re in! Super easy recipe to make in the Dutch oven. Just give it the time to rise, and you’re golden. Click here for the recipe.

Dutch Oven Sourdough French Toast

We love breakfast even more after tasting this sourdough french toast recipe. Click here for the recipe.

Dutch Oven Stuffed Sausage and Potato Boats

Dutch Oven stuffed sausage and potato boats in a Camp Chef Dutch oven with garnishes on the side.

Skip the bun and side dishes, just put your potatoes right into your cut open sausage. Genius! This stuffed sausage and potato boat recipe is divine. Click here for the recipe.

Sausage And Hash Brown Dutch Oven Breakfast Bars

These sausage and hash brown Dutch oven breakfast bars are layered with sausage, onions, red bell peppers, hash browns and eggs. Mmmm! Mmmm!

Now, this breakfast has everything – sausage, bacon, hash browns, and cheese! This hearty breakfast is sure to be a crowd pleaser and one of your favorite Dutch oven recipes for camping! Click here for the recipe.

Dutch Oven Cheesy Potatoes

Dutch Oven Cheesy Potatoes are pure comfort food at the campsite or at home.

This is pure cheesy, bacon, potato goodness! End of story. Click here for the recipe.

Dutch Oven Lemon Blueberry Biscuits

Still warm in the Dutch Oven, drizzled with lemony glaze, these Dutch Oven Lemon Blueberry Biscuits are delicious.

A great way to wake up in the morning. Warm, scrumptious lemon blueberry biscuits! Click here for recipe.

Dutch Oven Jambalaya

Easy Dutch Oven Jambalaya is fast and delicious.

Now this is comfort camping food at its best. This is a super easy to make jambalaya and perfect for fall o spring camping! Get the recipe here.

Easy Dutch Oven Breakfast Burritos

These Dutch oven Breakfast Burritos truly are easy and delicious.

Everything you could want for breakfast all wrapped up in a warm tortilla. Easily made in the dutch oven! Get the recipe here.

Dutch Oven Pigs In A Blanket Bake

Dutch oven pigs in a blanket bake are sort of like luxurious french toast but made wit buttermilk pancakes instead of bread ... with the bonus of smokey links!

Pigs in a blanket is a classic dish, so why not make it in to a delicious breakfast bake for your dutch oven? Get the recipe here.

Dutch Oven Seven Layer Brownie

Dutch oven 7 layer brownie bars are also called 7000 calorie bars, but they are good!

Dessert is always necessary, make it easy on yourself at the campsite with these dutch oven brownies. YUM! Get the recipe here.

Chicken Enchilada Pie In A Dutch Oven

Dutch Oven Enchilada Pie is a great campsite treat ... and surprisingly easy to make.

Mexican food always sounds like a good idea. Especially from a dutch oven as you’re sitting around a campfire. Get the recipe here.

Dutch Oven Deep Dish Breakfast Pizza

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Dutch Oven Deep Dish Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast and pizza go together like peanut butter and jelly. This is an excellent and easy dutch oven recipe for pizza. Get the recipe here.

Dutch Oven Chicken And Cashews

Chicken with Cashews includes tangy pineapple chunks and is to be served over steamed rice.

It may feel like you are sitting down to a meal at a Chinese restaurant, but really you’re just dishing up this awesome cashew chicken at your campsite. Get the recipe here.

Dutch Oven Bacon Quiche

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Dutch Oven Cheesy Bacon Quiche

Quiche is an excellent breakfast meal. Add bacon and cheese you have a true winner. Get the recipe here.

Dutch Oven Monkey Bread

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Dutch Oven Monkey Bread

Monkey bread is always a tasty dessert to any meal, now you can easily make it in your dutch oven right at the campsite. Get the recipe here.

Dutch Oven Ravioli

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Bring out your Italian roots with this Dutch Oven Camping Ravioli.

Most people wouldn’t think of eating a full Italian meal at their campsite, but most people don’t know how easy this dutch oven ravioli is to make! Get the recipe here.

Bacon Wrapped Cinnamon Rolls In The Dutch Oven

Bacon Wrapped Cinnamon Rolls in a Dutch oven

You read that right. The sweet gooeyness of a cinnamon roll with the salty crunchy taste of bacon. A heavenly combination. Get the recipe here.

Dutch Oven Biscuits And Gravy

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Dutch Oven Biscuits and Gravy

A classic breakfast, biscuits and gravy are excellent when you’re camping. Even better when you can make it in a dutch oven. Get the recipe here.

Dutch Oven Chicken Pasta With Herbs

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Dutch Oven Chicken Pasta and Herbs

Not many people think to make a pasta dish while camping, but they should rethink that because this dutch oven chicken pasta is delicious. Get the recipe here.

Mountain Man Breakfast In A Dutch Oven

Scooping up hot, cheesy melted Dutch Oven mountain man breakfast -- bacon, sausage, eggs, potatoes, cheese -- all in one cast iron Dutch oven.

If you’re looking for a man’s sized breakfast, you need to make the Mountain Man Breakfast. It is full of everything you could want in a breakfast meal. Get the recipe here.

Dutch Oven Enchilada Casserole

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Dutch Oven Enchilada Casserole

Great enchilada taste, mixed with Doritos, sour cream and plenty of cheese. Of course this recipe is a winner! Get the recipe here.

Dutch Oven Hamburger Stroganoff

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Dutch Oven Hamburger Stroganoff

Now this is a hearty meal at the campsite. Perfect for those chilly spring and fall trips. We all love recipes where everything can be made in one pot! Get the recipe here.

Dutch Oven Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls

Fresh off the fire and frosted Dutch Oven Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls served on a picnic table.

Blueberries take the ordinary cinnamon roll up a notch, you will be very happy you added them. It gives it a whole new dimension of flavor. Get the recipe here.

Dutch Oven Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

What's camping without BBQ? Try these Dutch Oven Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Barbecue sauce and chicken were meant for each other, especially in this super easy dutch oven bbq chicken recipe. A camping trip is always easier when you can just dish up sandwiches. Get the recipe here.

Dutch Oven Pizza Pie

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Delicious Dutch Oven Pizza

Pizza is good anytime, anyplace. But eating pizza from a grill or dutch oven just gives it that extra tastiness. That is why you’ll love this recipe. Get the recipe here.

Dutch Oven Southwestern Chicken

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Bring a little Mexican flare to your campsite with this Dutch Oven Southwestern Chicken Recipe.

This is a dish will certainly liven up the campsite because it is one of the most scrumptious Dutch oven recipes we’ve ever made! It is a great little southwestern chicken casserole that kids love. Get the recipe here.

Dutch Oven Salmon Bake

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Dutch Oven Baked Salmon

Whether you caught it or brought it along, fresh fish at the campsite is amazing. Something about the outdoors makes it taste just that much better, especially when it’s easy to cook. Get the recipe here.

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