Dutch Oven Recipes

Looking for recipes that use a Dutch oven? Find recipes for braises, stews, fried chicken, and bread, all made in your Dutch oven.

Staff Picks

Dutch Oven Vegetable Beef Soup

Rating: 4.44 stars
This vegetable beef soup is hearty with a kick of flavor. Made with top sirloin and fresh and frozen vegetables, it's super easy to prepare and ready in just under two hours. There is nothing better than soup prepared in a Dutch oven!

Dutch Oven Caraway Rye Bread

Rating: 4.32 stars
No-fail and easy to make, no kneading, no double-rise. Caraway rye bread the way you like it! Perfect every time.

Chef John's Chicken Cacciatore

Rating: 4.63 stars
This simple Italian dish is packed with chicken, peppers, mushrooms and herbs for a satisfying one pot meal.

Chicken Mole with Four Chiles

Rating: 4.63 stars
An authentic Mexican dish - chicken slow cooked in a delectable sauce of chiles with a rich, never overpowering, chocolate background. Wonderful served with warm corn tortillas, rice and beans. Plan to have quite a mess to clean up afterward!
By Ty

Short Rib and Cauliflower Curry

Rating: 4.26 stars
This simple, braised beef short ribs recipe combines the best of our country's classic stews with the exotic spices we associate with the cuisine of Asia.

Chicken Andouille Gumbo

Rating: 4.6 stars
Sausage makes this very spicy. Can be prepared two days ahead.

Chef John's Boston Baked Beans

Rating: 4.58 stars
This is a great side dish with anything!

Oven Beef and Potato Stew

Rating: 4.67 stars
I decided to use this very good base recipe and add something to it. Great cold weather dinner with a loaf of crusty bread and a glass of red wine.

Chef John's Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Rating: 4.49 stars
I love the tangy tenderization that the buttermilk provides. After the buttermilk soak, dredge the chicken pieces in seasoned flour, and fry them in hot oil until crisp and cooked.

Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks

Rating: 4.72 stars
Lamb shanks are slowly simmered with fresh rosemary, garlic, tomatoes, and red wine. Great served with polenta, or my family's favorite--roasted garlic mashed potatoes--as you need something to soak up the wonderful sauce. A fantastic dish for company, as all the prep work is done at the beginning, and then you just have to wait.

Chef John's Classic Beef Stroganoff

Rating: 4.75 stars
This is a fairly lean version of beef stroganoff, as most recipes call for more cream. This is something you can easily adjust to your tastes. I like a little thicker version, with just enough sauce to coat the meat and noodles.

Dutch Oven Mountain Man Breakfast

Rating: 4.77 stars
Our kids request this meal every time we go camping, and seeing as we have about 15 laying chickens, it's a great way to use up eggs! Please note, this makes a LOT! You may want to consider sharing it with your camping friends or, if you're like our family and enjoy leftovers, just save the leftovers for the day you're leaving the campground and need a quick breakfast without a lot of mess and fuss. You can easily re-heat it in a microwave or in a skillet over low heat. Feel free to add more spices and personalize this recipe to suite your taste buds!

Inspiration and Ideas

No-Knead Artisan Style Bread

Rating: Unrated
"I preheat the Dutch oven at 450 for 30 minutes. The dough then easily slides into the preheated pan. Deliciously perfect." – Carla J Taylor

Pot Roast with Vegetables

Rating: 4.79 stars

This recipe is my personal favorite for pot roast. It tenderizes the toughest meats and produces a wonderful, flavorful gravy. It's best when cooked in a cast-iron Dutch oven. This is a whole meal in one pot, my favorite kind of meal.