23 Dutch Oven Recipes + Le Creuset Giveaway

Why does everything taste better in a dutch oven? Check out these amazing dutch oven recipes from casseroles, to soups, creamy pasta bakes and even dutch oven bread. Be sure to check out the fantastic giveaway sponsored by LeCreuset ($675 Value)!

Top Dutch Oven Recipes

Le Creuset is exceptional in quality and beauty. They are made to use and enjoy for a lifetime. We have found so many great ways to use this LeCreuset dutch oven and some of them will surprise you!

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The Dutch Oven We Use:

We use this 5.5 Qt Dutch oven by Le Creuset (Amazon affiliate link). We actually have 2 (in Red and Blue). Now all I need is the white one and I can decorate for the 4th of July! 😉 The non-stick coating makes it super easy to clean, cook with and maintain. We’re giving away a fantastic set of LeCreuset cookware including this 5.5 Qt Dutch oven. Enter the giveaway below!

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Our Best Dutch Oven Recipes

Dutch ovens have been around FOR-EVER! The dutch oven is such a versatile tool in the kitchen. It makes everything taste better because they have a heavy bottom for even heat conduction and they have heavy lids that seal in moisture and flavor. This pot is most useful for dutch oven recipes that need to go from the stove to the oven, reducing what we call the “dish factor” (less dishes!). They also retain heat really well and are lovely for serving.

Our dutch oven recipes are among some of the top recipes on our site. If you’re on the fence about investing in a dutch oven, this post may help you see the vast possibilities for cooking with a dutch oven. We have everything from dutch oven steel cut oats to a gorgeous pork tenderloin roast for the holidays, to something as simple as cooking shrimp pasta, and even corn pops treats!

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Dutch Oven Soups and Stews:

dutch oven recipes for dutch oven beef stew

  1. Tender Beef Stew – tender morsels of beef and veggies (photo above)
  2. Soup Kharcho – a dutch oven beef, tomato and rice soup
  3. Sauerkraut Soup – completely delicous with white beans and bacon.
  4. Lamb Stew – a holiday worthy goes from stove to oven in the dutch oven
  5. Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup – a classic made creamy
  6. Clam Chowder – New England style with a secret garnish!

Dutch Oven Casseroles and Pasta Bakes:

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  1. Chicken Tetrazzini is perfect in a dutch oven and goes from the stove to the oven
  2. Dutch Oven Chicken Pasta with a creamy white wine tomato sauce
  3. Sweet Potato Casserole – with an irresistible crunchy topping and creamy center
  4. Spaghetti and Meatballs – sear the juicy meatballs and make the sauce in one pot

Dutch Oven Pilafs and Plov Recipes:

Dutch oven pilaf recipes

  1. Buckwheat and Beef Pilaf – Natasha’s favorite pilaf (photo above)
  2. Beef Plov – flavorful rice with tender morsels of beef
  3. Mushroom Marinara –  Alla’s homemade pasta sauce
  4. Mushroom Rice Pilaf – an easy excellent side dish
  5. Creamy Chicken and Rice – a one-pot meal similar to risotto

Dutch Oven Bread:

How to Make Dutch Oven Bread

  1. Easy 5-Seed Dutch Oven Bread – crispy outside and so soft inside.

Surprising Dutch Oven Recipes:

  1. How to Cook Beans in a Dutch Oven – homemade is just way better than canned!
  2. Braised Cabbage with beef – the dutch oven is perfect for braising recipes
  3. Stuffed Cabbage Rolls – just like Mom’s! These are cooked to perfection in a dutch oven.

Dutch oven cabbage rolls and dutch oven braised cabbage recipes

The LeCreuset Giveaway:

Be sure to check out the fantastic set in your color of choice sponsored by Le Creuset ($675 Value)! One winner will receive the 5-piece Le Creuset Signature Set which includes:

  • 5 1/2 quart dutch oven with lid
  • 1 3/4 quart saucepan with lid
  • 9-inch signature skillet

Winner will select their color of choice which is open to colors available on LeCreuset website (cannot accommodate exclusives). A big thank you to LeCreuset for sponsoring this generous giveaway!

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  • If you are having trouble with entering, feel free to answer the question in a comment below.
  • Giveaway ends Sunday May 6th, 2018 at 11:59pm MST. Winner will be randomly selected shortly after.
  • The rules: one entry per person, must have US address, and be 18 years or older.

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Do yu have any favorite Dutch Oven Recipe? Let me know in a comment below! We just love putting our dutch oven to work!

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  • christie
    April 21, 2018

    my fav is Mario Batali’s chicken thighs with safron, mint, and green olives! Reply

  • Linda
    April 21, 2018

    Chill is one of my favourite meat recipes, but there are many others: moose ribs are perfect done this way. Reply

  • natasha
    April 20, 2018

    I like to cook meats in DUutch oven. I hope to win. 🙂 Reply

  • Eva Gregory
    April 20, 2018

    Never had a Dutch Oven. Have always used a stock pot for many years!!! Reply

  • Kimmy Ripley
    April 20, 2018

    I love cooking more than anything in this world. It is therapeutic for me and helps with my depression and anxiety. I would probably faint if I won this. Thank you for the chance. I would be grateful to have this in my kitchen! Reply

  • Yuliya
    April 18, 2018

    I’ve never owned a Dutch oven. Always wanted to buy one but haven’t got around it yet. But i remember mom would make the best plov in her Dutch Oven! Reply

  • Marlen Bihun
    April 18, 2018

    US only address!! What happened to Canadian followers for LeCreuset entry?? Natasha’s Kitchen and you Natasha–for this disappointment. I buy LeCrueset in Canada. I follow your website–only in the US you post! Reply

    • Natasha
      April 18, 2018

      Hi Marlen, thank you so much for following our blog! There was a specific request for US only from the company so we are honoring that. I wish I had a prize for everyone though! 🙂 We have started giveaways pretty regularly so keep an eye out for future giveaways. Reply

  • Tanya
    April 17, 2018

    I got a Dutch oven in Costco several years back, usually just make your beef plov in it. Absolutely the best! Will definitely be trying more of your recipes ! Thanks so much for having all these amazing recipes and easy to follow instructions! You’re the best! Reply

  • Sue Moody
    April 17, 2018

    this set has the perfects sizes that I need! Love LC !! Thank you Natasha ! Reply

  • Judy Shanholtz
    April 17, 2018

    I can’t find the Rafflecroft widget to enter. I’ve been married almost 46 yrs. and have never had a good set of cookware and I love to cook. It would be a dream to own this set of cookware! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 17, 2018

      The widget is at the very bottom of the giveaway page, just above the comments Judy! Reply

  • Judith Armstrong
    April 17, 2018

    I make chicken and dumplings in my Lodge dutch oven as well as soups.
    I really like your recipes. Thank you Reply

  • Tan Soo Ee
    April 17, 2018

    Hello Natasha. I love to browse all your awesome recipes that you share. It would be a dream come true for me to have this cooking set as I do not have any. And I’ve been longing to try your recipes. Thank you. Reply

  • Don
    April 17, 2018

    I make killer Chicken Tortilla Soup in my Dutch oven. Happy to share the recipe…but how? Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 17, 2018

      You can share it here in the comments! Reply

    • Natasha
      April 17, 2018

      Hi Don! I would love to try your recipe! My email: natasha @ natashaskitchen.com (no spaces) 🙂 Thanks so much for thinking of me! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      April 17, 2018

      Hi Don, I just emailed you so you can just reply to that email. Thanks again!! 🙂 Reply

  • jean
    April 16, 2018

    i brown chicken breast and sundried tomatoes, mix in cream of chicken soup, mushrooms, sour cream and heavy cream. simmer and put over rice or buttered noodles. Reply

  • Katerina P.
    April 16, 2018

    I love to make zuppa toscana in my Dutch oven. Reply

  • Thomas Mercks
    April 16, 2018

    I have an old cast iron dutch oven that has the wire “handle” for hanging over the campfire. It is an indispensable piece of camping equipment – your oven at the camp. I also have a ceramic coated one that I use at home to make stews with roasts and veggies. All the flavor stays in the pot. Until it goes into me. Incredible! Reply

  • Natalia
    April 15, 2018

    Don’t have one yet. Would love to own these and pass them to my kids! Reply

  • Ina
    April 15, 2018

    My dutch oven is old and doesn’t have non-stick coating so I almost never cook in it, but my family loves cabbage rolls and plov. Would love to have new set, I have been looking at Le Creuset for a while now, great company, great quality products, but can’t afford it. Defiantly would be cooking more with this new set!!! Reply

  • Anne
    April 15, 2018

    When we moved the box with the covers for ALL of my pots and Dutch oven did not make it to our new home.
    So I am making do with a few pots from Walmart.
    I most miss making bread, stews and stuffed cabbage in the lovely orange Dutch oven I inherited from my Mom. Reply

  • Pam
    April 15, 2018

    I have a cast iron dutch oven, handed down by my father.. love it! I’ve always wanted one of these. but couldn’t afford one. have a large family and this addition would really be wonderful! Reply

  • Tamara
    April 15, 2018

    Hello, Natasha,
    I was trying a few recipes from your website and I’m very happy that I found you on the internet. Your’s recipes are amazing. I do Stuffed Cabbage Rolls all the time and I love it. I never try to do it in this dishes what you have but still, they are so good. Thank you so much for doing this for us all.

    I would love to have a Dutch oven to make my own bread and cabbage rolls. Reply

  • Lynn
    April 15, 2018

    Luv it ! Set of LeCreust cookware great. Reply

  • a girl
    April 14, 2018

    I love that the blue makes everything look so much yummier! Reply

  • Rae Killoran
    April 14, 2018

    The Dutch oven I have is old it was a gift when we got married 31 years ago. I love to make baked cabbage with spicey Italian sausages, baked 3 cheese penne and raspberry apple crumble hmmmm. I love to cook and luckily my family’s likes to eat. I would love to have this set of gourmet cookware and I would put it to good use . Reply

  • Deb Bayne
    April 14, 2018

    Stews and chilis – have always wanted to try bread but haven’t gotten up the courage yet. Reply

  • Kim
    April 14, 2018

    Well, if I was lucky enough to have a dutch oven…. 😉
    I would most definitely make your Creamy Chicken with Mushrooms and Asparagus. It looks amazing!
    So does your website, I stumbled upon it by clicking on your Peachy Cheese Danish Twist. It will def be a regular stop when looking for new recipes, so fun. Reply

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  • S
    April 14, 2018

    Oh dear! I didn’t read the last rule about being in the US. I am from India. But I have my Sis-in-law in Seattle. Can I enter and give her address? If at all I win, she can receive it and give it to me later. Reply

    • Natasha
      April 14, 2018

      Hi S, that could work if you can provide a US address. Reply

      • Supriya
        April 14, 2018

        Thank you.
        Supriya Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          April 15, 2018

          You’re welcome! Reply

  • Delmy
    April 14, 2018

    I love to make artisan bread and soup Reply

  • Martha Brown
    April 14, 2018

    I keep seeing recipes that require a Dutch Oven, but I’ve never had one. I would love to win one! Reply

  • Lynn
    April 14, 2018

    Dutch ovens work well to make soups & casserole that I love to taste so good. Thank you Natasha’s kitchen ! Reply

  • Rose Lea
    April 14, 2018

    I have a small dutch oven that I make stuffed cabbage and its old. Was my mothers and I am 80 years so its probably an antique. I would love to win this set. Hope I will be lucky. Reply

  • Vicki
    April 14, 2018

    I would make a fabulous beef stew…yummy!! Reply

  • Leslie Kiley
    April 14, 2018

    I do not have one yet but I am sure I will make casseroles and stews for sure. This one looks really good!

    Lamb and Bulgur Stew with White Beans

    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
    1/2 pound ground lamb
    2/3 cup bulgur
    3/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
    Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
    2 teaspoons sweet paprika
    1 can (28 ounces) diced plum tomatoes
    2 cups water
    1 can (14.5 ounces)cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
    5 ounces baby spinach (about 5 cups)
    3 1/2 ounces feta cheese (about 2/3 cup), plus more for garnish
    1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, plus more for garnish
    Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, lamb, bulgur, red-pepper flakes, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring to break up lamb, until lamb is cooked, about 5 minutes. Add paprika; stir until fragrant and toasted, 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and water, bring to a simmer, and cover. Lower heat; gently simmer, stirring occasionally, until bulgur is tender, about 25 minutes.

    Stir in beans, spinach, feta, and oregano; cook until feta is almost melted and beans are warmed through, about 2 minutes. Garnish with feta and oregano. Reply

  • Diane Jacobson
    April 14, 2018

    My favorite recipe for a Dutch oven is pot roast with potatoes, carrots and onions. Everyone loves it. Reply

  • Martha E Felgar
    April 14, 2018

    I have a large Le Creuset skillet that I received as a gift about 35 years ago. I just love it, to cook in, but also to serve in. It’s almost as pretty as when I received it. I would love a set, love,love,love! Reply

  • Martin D
    April 14, 2018

    Ive learned to make artisan no knead bread in my old dutch oven. It’s so easy. Just need to get starter going the day before. I’m switching out all my bakeware for sturdier high quality. Thanks Reply

  • Terrylee
    April 14, 2018

    Love to make bread! Reply

  • Susan P
    April 14, 2018

    I’ve made so many of your recipes and have never been disappointed. Your blog is the first I visit when needing inspiration for any meal. Reply

  • Peggy
    April 14, 2018

    I would love to make my beef stew with wine in this Dutch oven! The idea of making bread really intrigues me, have to try that too. Thanks! Reply

  • Sue
    April 14, 2018

    Love my Dutch oven! Two of my favorites to prepare are Ham and Navy Bean Soup and Kale, Sausage and Cannellini Bean Stew. Reply

  • Anne Marie St Jean
    April 14, 2018

    Is there any way to convince your sponsors that people in other countries deserve a chance to enter their contests. I live in Canada and Le Creuset is sold here and I have a frying pan. They make excellent products. This is a company based in France not the USA. Reply

  • Leslie
    April 14, 2018

    chicken and noodles Reply

  • Roger Olynyk
    April 14, 2018

    I make apple and cherry pies in the dutch oven, i do it while camping 🙂
    i take a large horse shoe (new) chuck it in the bottom and set my pie on top….the whole thing goes directly onto the hot coals and i also put hot coals on the lid …. in 10 to 15 minutes i check on it and serve 🙂
    but id wouldnt do that with a La Creuset lol Reply

  • Jan
    April 14, 2018

    I would like to try to make Mom’s pot roast because I miss her. Reply

  • Lindsey Johnson
    April 14, 2018

    My favorite is Chicken Spaghetti in a Dutch Oven. My mom makes the best chicken spaghetti ever!!! Reply

  • Jackie
    April 14, 2018

    Thank you for this opportunity. Love your web site! Reply

  • Shari Bennetti
    April 14, 2018

    A pork shoulder and a can of coke. Slow cook on 275 degrees 4 hours or until meat easily shreds. Add bbq sauce to taste, viola, pulled pork. And le creuset would make this just the yummiest. Reply

  • Myriam Drachman Correa
    April 14, 2018

    I would love to make my recipe for osso buco cooked in red wine in this beautiful Dutch oven. , of course I’ll serve it over creamy polenta !! Reply

  • Constance Wheeler
    April 14, 2018

    To have these in my kitchen would be fantastic!!! I love to make up new recipes of stews, casseroles as I go along. I taste test constantly so I guess it just depends on what I’m partial to on any given day. Thanks for the opportunity to win this Le Creuset cookware. Reply

  • Rosemary
    April 14, 2018

    love to use the dutch oven for soups and stews also chilli. Reply

  • Tatyana Kondor
    April 14, 2018

    I would love to have a Dutch oven to make my own bread and cabbage rolls. Reply

  • Lee
    April 14, 2018

    Aw, too bad this contest is not open to people in Canada. This would be a dream to win! Reply

  • Leslie
    April 14, 2018

    I’m having difficulties locating my YouTube’s username. There help form doesn’t help at all. I’ve subscribed to your channel successfully already, any suggestions? Reply

    • Natasha
      April 14, 2018

      Hi Leslie, If you go to your profile page on Youtube (where it has all of the videos you have liked), it will have your user name at the top left. You could also enter the first part of the email you use to sign into your Youtube account. So if your email is LucyMae@gmail, it would be: “LucyMae” That will work great 🙂 Reply

      • LESLIE
        April 14, 2018

        Thank you, Natasha: I can’t even count how many of your recipe’s I have made, everyone is outstanding!!! I thank you and my husband thanks you!!! Reply

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