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23 Dutch Oven Recipes

    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.

    Top Dutch Oven Recipes

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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:

    dutch oven recipes for dutch oven pastas and dutch oven casseroles

    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

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

    Natasha Kravchuk

    Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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    • Nancy Krampert
      April 4, 2024

      I don’t know where to sign up for the giveaway for LeCreuset. There is no place to sign up.


      • NatashasKitchen.com
        April 4, 2024

        Hi Nancy! This giveaway was from 2018 (see date at the top of blog post). It is no longer active.


    • Milo
      October 29, 2022

      I just realized that going to Natasha’s Kitchen site is ALL you need … You have any dish I can think of …
      And the recipes are right ON …
      I would like to thank you …
      Milo M.


      • NatashasKitchen.com
        October 29, 2022

        Aww, thank you, Milo! I’m so glad you love my recipes!


    • Magda
      September 26, 2022

      Hi! I’ve tried the French Baguette recipe and eventhough it was kind of dense, it tasted good. Going to try the bread recipe in the Le Creuset Dutch oven next. I’ll let you know how it turned out! I love your recipes!! Thank you! Magda


      • NatashasKitchen.com
        September 26, 2022

        Hi Magda! Thank you for the feedback. I love to know how my recipes turn out from my readers. Be sure to measure your flour correctly for the best results. See my tutorial for how to measure your ingredients


    • Ellen Dallas
      March 17, 2022

      Love watching you!! You are so funny!! Love your recipes!! When I need to make something you are my go to to make it!! You are great sweetie!!


      • Natashas Kitchen
        March 17, 2022

        You’re so lovely! Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Ellen!


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