45 Favorite Dutch Oven Recipes

From a one-pot meal to a low-and-slow roast, Dutch ovens are one of the most versatile tools you can have in your kitchen. Not sure what to make in it? We've got you covered with tons of easy ideas.

Chicken, Shrimp & Andouille Jambalaya

“This was my first time making jambalaya and I am sure glad I did. Wonderful flavor! I served it with fried okra and collard greens.”


Cheat's French Cassoulet

“I used turkey bacon, turkey sausage and boned skinless chicken thighs for a leaner alternative. I served this up with a fabulous salad and some crusty whole grain bread! We didn't feel like we were missing anything, this dinner felt like a cheat night.”


Legendary Lamb Pie

This Dutch oven recipe is a classic, and is perfect for a weeknight meal, or a crowd-pleasing dish for entertaining.

Mexican Rice

“This was the best Mexican rice recipe I’ve made! I used to have trouble with my rice being fluffy, but not with this recipe. I add green chilies for an extra punch. This is definitely a keeper!”


Pork Roast the Old-Fashion Way

“This was by far the easiest and best pork roast I have ever made. My husband and young twin boys agree. It came out beautifully, and it was perfect after only an hour. The gravy? Oh my goodness, no other gravy will ever be good enough again. This one was perfect!”


Stuffed Green Bell Peppers

“I don’t like bell peppers, but this was freakin’ great! The family absolutely loved it, and I am definitely going to cook it again. I’m not a very experienced cool, but this was really easy!”


Savory Braised Short Ribs

“Delicious! It fell off the bone. The pan drippings make a wonderful gravy. I didn’t even need the horseradish sauce to enjoy this dish.”

-Chef Joanne M

Greek/Egyptian Beef Stew

“I added a bit of brown sugar to round out the flavor. I served it over spaghetti. This stew was very easy and comforting on a snowy day!”


Dutch Oven Italian Sausage Kale Lasagna

“If you love pasta, no-fuss recipes with easy cleanup, and dishes full of bold flavors, this recipe is just for you!”


Austrian Goulash

“This dish was delicious and well received by all. I served it with spaetzle made with ground pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed oil. The goulash was hearty and very flavorful. The lemon rind also gave the goulash a bright flavor.”


No-Knead Dutch Oven Crusty Bread

“By far my favorite bread recipe. I always double it in a large Dutch oven. Make sure the Dutch oven is up to temperature before putting the dough in. I like to use parchment under the dough!”

-Joni F.

Simple Sauteed Spinach

“I simply loved this. In fact, I loved it so much that I ate the entire portion myself. I followed the recipe exactly, and didn’t change a thing!”

-Andi Longmeadow Farm

Beef Pot Roast

“I made this as written in the Dutch oven, and it came out fantastic! The meat was tender, the gravy was flavorful and the family ate it all. I’ll definitely make this again.”


Oven Baked Beef Stew

“This is a favorite fall meal in my house. It's easy and frees you up to do something else while it simmers away. Add potatoes and you have a one-pot meatl.”


Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

“I made this today for dinner. Oh my goodness, never will a frozen pot pie be eaten in our house again. It was awesome!”


Braised Lamb Shanks With Mushrooms & Pasta

"Fantastic! We loved this dish. It was very flavorful and the lamb shanks were fall-off-the-bone tender. We cooked them for three hours in the Dutch oven.”

-Dr. Jenny

Harry's Whole Grain No-Knead Dutch Oven Bread

"This is a great way to make bread! I make this at least once a week in my cast iron Dutch oven.”


Root Beer Pot Roast

“Wow, this was fabulous! I was looking for something different. I’ll definitely be making this often. My husband and kids loved it. I served it over rice, and the juice was great drizzled on top!”


Tender Pork Loin Roast

“I have tried at least 100 different recipes for pork roasts over the years, and they all seemed to lack something. This one is so flavorful, moist and just down right melt in your mouth good! It takes no time to put together and throw in the oven, and the results make you look like a rockstar!”


Smothered Steak

“This recipe was very simple and full of flavor. I usually have to try a recipe and add my own spice to it, but this one is perfect!”


Apple Dump Cake

“This 3-ingredient recipe can be made at home in a conventional pan or Dutch oven over an open fire. It’s super easy and delicious. I consider it a ‘signature’ dessert that I make for guests on trips, and at home I make a healthier version for myself since I end up eating the whole thing!”


Chinese Pot Roast

“This was a deliciously different way to prepare a pot roast. The end result was not overly Asian in its taste, but the ginger and five spice added a new depth to to both the roast and the gravy.”


Indian Beef Madras Curry

“A very tasty, mild curry. I cooked this in a Dutch oven for three hours, and the beef was so tender! I liked the addition of lentils, it gave the curry such a smooth flavor.”


Shepherd's Bread

“Wow, it’s perfect! We made it, we loved it, we ate it all!”


Baked Basmati Rice

“Excellent! The whole family gave this a thumbs up. It came out perfect. I was hesitant about the corn but after making this, I think something vital would be missing without it!”


Dutch Oven Paella

“This was a great dish. What a good idea to make it in the Dutch oven. I also had to add more liquid. It makes a lot, but the leftovers taste great! I served it with a green salad and it was a feast.”


Easy Prime Rib

“This recipe was a hit at our family Christmas gathering! All of the women in our family were amazed at how easy this was to make and how good it was to eat! The roast yielded beautiful, tender, melt-in-your-mouth, no-knife-needed, medium-rare meat.”

-New Mom Kate

Easy Dutch Oven Beef Stew

“This is in the oven right now and it smells amazing, we can hardly wait! No browning necessary. Company coming? Toss in another potato and carrot - this recipe is forgiving. This recipe is for a cast iron Dutch oven with a heavy tight-fitting lid. I’ve made it a million times and have had leftover gravy for noodles, rice and more.”

-Secret Agent

The All-Time Favorite Dutch Oven Potatoes

“We loved this! I will admit, I didn’t do them in my backyard or while camping. The next best thing was in my oven. I baked the spuds in a 425 degree oven for about 35 minutes. Perfect!”

-Lori Mama

Dutch Oven Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

“I made this over the weekend while camping on the lake with my family! This was amazing, honestly the best cake I’ve ever made.”


French Chicken in a Pot

"This is by far the best roast chicken. I have made it many times because it is my family's favorite chicken recipe. The last time I made it I added some white wine, a little dijon mustard and two springs of thyme just before putting in the oven. It was heavenly."


Dutch Oven Pear & Rhubarb Kuchen

“I love rhubarb and Dutch oven cooking. In reality, I love all types of cooking. I had some rhubarb in the refrigerator, and had no idea what to make with it. The next morning, my wife asked me what I had decided to make. I couldn't tell her what it is, I just had to cut her a piece. She liked it so much that she only allowed me three small slices.”


Dutch Oven Garlic Rosemary Studded Venison Rump

“I found this recipe in a hunting magazine, and it was rated in the top 10 for venison. It is very flavorful and super tender!”


Dutch Oven Rosemary Chicken

“We really enjoyed this! I used chicken drumsticks and chicken broth with some white wine vinegar as listed. I only cooked it for two hours and they were perfectly done. What an easy, quick dinner!”


Classic French Fries

“Outstanding! To make them extra crispy, try soaking them in a sugar solution for a couple of hours before the first fry. Absolutely fabulous!”

-The QC

Cross Rib Pot Roast & Veggies

“I have made this twice and it turned out wonderful both times. I might try fresh herbs next time!”


Braised Lamb Shanks With Rosemary

“I had never done lamb shanks before but my friend had requested it, so I went with this recipe. This was a very simple dish to make, and very flavorful. I served mine over mashed potatoes and topped it with some lightly sautéed fresh spinach. Absolutely delicious!”


Crispy Smashed Roasted Potatoes

“Such few ingredients for maximum flavor, and awesome texture! I actually ran out of salt yesterday, so I used garlic salt and these babies were gone. No leftovers!”

-Chef Dine

Best Darn Borracho Beans

“These are the best beans ever! I made them for a family event, and I had never done them before. They were a total hit! People asked for the recipe and they were totally consumed before we left. I followed the recipe exactly and wa-la, awesome!”


Savory Oven-Baked Beef Stew

“This is the best way to make beef stew. Nothing sticks to the bottom of the pot on the stove top, and no stirring! Just pop it in the oven, set the timer and occupy yourself with something else. I always add a splash of red wine.”

-Alison Libby

Oven-Roasted Pot Roast With Vegetables

“This was wonderful. In fact, one of the best I’ve had. I followed the recipe exactly and it was a very tender, full-of-flavor roast that we all enjoyed. The cooking time was three hours and the roast was well done at that point, but still very tender and juicy.”

-Auntie Jan

Perfect Pot Roast

“Yes, it can be done! My husband used to cringe when I mentioned a pot roast. I grew up loving the stuff. Now, I’ve perfected a recipe for it. We drool all afternoon while it cooks!”


Dutch Oven Lone Star Pot Roast

“This roast also works well in the crock pot. Brown the roast, then place it in the crock pot with the next five ingredients. I let it cook on low all day, then stir the next two ingredients into the broth, switch to high and let it cook until thickened. Serve it with yellow or Spanish rice!”

-Sweet Diva MJ

Chicken, Corn & Lima Bean Stew

“What a good, easy recipe. I added garlic and cumin. My corn and limas were in 12 ounce packages, so I just used that, and I used about half the chicken called for. It made for very moist and tender chicken! I served it with a garnish of sharp cheddar and with whole wheat sourdough.”

-Meredith C-ville

Tender Roast Loin Of Pork

“I made this the other night and it was delicious! I used a 2 1/2 pound roast and about 3 cups of water. Super simple to make!”