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Looking for dutch oven recipes? I’ve got you covered with this list of awesome dutch oven recipes!
Dutch ovens are awesome, there's no other word for them! They are a classic cooking tool for a reason.
I love them so much that I wrote a detailed post all about why and how to choose one, you can check that out right here.
What are the best things to make in a dutch oven?
- Chicken and potatoes - cooking chicken and potatoes in a dutch oven will result in beautifully seared and then braised chicken that’s super tender and juicy! Just add potatoes to the mix and you’re all set for dinner.
- Braised beef - braised beef is fantastic in the oven, whether you’re making short ribs or a chuck roast, you’re going to end up with melt-in-your-mouth meat that’s pretty addicting!
- Chili and stews - the dutch oven is an ideal choice because it allows for browning, and then braising. Additionally, it heats evenly, keeps your stew hot, well after you’ve removed it from the heat!
- Mashed potatoes - garlic mashed potatoes, russet mashed potatoes, or Yukon mashed potatoes, all are fantastic made in the dutch oven. The reason being: they’ll stay warm for over an hour after you’ve made them. This is especially ideal if you’re serving a crowd or family!
19 awesome recipes to make in a dutch oven
Without further ado, let's get to the list of 19 awesome recipes that you can make in a dutch oven!
Dutch oven beef recipes
These short ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender and delicious. Serve them with mashed potatoes and a salad and dinner is sure to be a smash hit!
The best meatballs. Seriously. Enough said, you should run to the kitchen and make these tonight!
Dutch oven pot roast is a family-favorite, and this recipe is spectacular. You're going to want to serve this on repeat multiple nights a week. Bonus? It's super easy to make!
Dutch oven chicken recipes
This recipe is so fun and different, it's a must-try!
Have a block of Boursin Cheese? You probably have everything you need to make this delicious chicken tonight!
Garlic and chicken is a match made in heaven! This garlicy sauce goes great with rice, potatoes, or polenta. I suggest giving this recipe a try!
Dutch oven soup + stew recipes
Chickpea and Lentil Curry is an easy, delicious, and meal prep friendly dish! You're going to love it because it's filling, warming, and packed with flavor!
This is basically the Philippine's version of dal -- it's delicious and you have to give it a try in your dutch oven!
Dutch Oven Pork Recipes
Dutch Oven Bread Recipes
What sides to serve with dutch oven dinners?
Dutch oven dinners are often hearty, meaty and super filling. So I suggest serving bread and a salad on the side!
Consider one of these elevated salads!