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
Jalapeno Cheese bread, we promise you it is amazing. Click here for the recipe.
Dutch Oven Three Berry Cobbler
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
This is pure cheesy, bacon, potato goodness! End of story. Click here for the recipe.
Dutch Oven Lemon Blueberry Biscuits
A great way to wake up in the morning. Warm, scrumptious lemon blueberry biscuits! Click here for recipe.
Dutch Oven Jambalaya
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Quiche is an excellent breakfast meal. Add bacon and cheese you have a true winner. Get the recipe here.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.