23 Best Dutch Oven Recipes (2024)

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Here are our best Dutch Oven recipes, all of which are pretty easy, and super yummy. Use your favorite cast-iron pot to make bread, Dutch Oven stew, Dutch Oven pasta recipes , Dutch Oven soups, and more! Dutch Oven Recipes: 23 of Our Best Dutch Oven Recipes for Dinner 1. Easy Chicken Cacciatore 2. Broccoli Cauliflower Cheese Soup with Bacon 3. Healthy Zucchini Tomato Italian Sausage Soup 4. Curry Pumpkin Soup 5. Red Wine-Braised Pork Stew 6. Collard Greens Cabbage Soup 7. Creamy Chicken Soup with Pasta and Spinach 8. Sausage Tortellini Soup 9. Chicken Ramen Noodle Stir Fry 10. Creamy Sausage Soup With Green Vegetables 11. Butternut Lentil Stew 12. Broccoli Cauliflower Soup 13. Cajun Shrimp Risotto 14. Vegetable Soup 15. Chickpea Kale Tomato Soup {Vegan} 16. Italian Pasta Sausage Soup with Kale 17. Easy Freezer Watermelon Jam 18. Creamy Cauliflower Rice Chicken Soup 19. Creamy Mushroom Soup 20. Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Butternut, Carrot and Potatoes 21. Crack Chicken wild Rice Soup with Mushroom and Bacon 22. Mexican Meatball Soup {Albondigas Soup} 23. Creamy Sweet Potato Coconut Soup with Quinoa 24. Chili Butternut Squash Soup with White Beans 25. Hearty Vegetable Soup 26. One-Pot Chicken Fajita With Orzo Pasta 27. Cauliflower Beef Cream Cheese Soup 28. Cabbage Turkey Meatballs Soup 29. Easy Pumpkin Risotto 30. Thai Coconut Soup with Mushrooms 31. Best Cream of Potato Soup 32. Creamy Tortellini Soup 33. Thai Shrimp Soup 34. Easy Fish Soup with Mediterranean Flavors Easy and healthy whole chicken recipe with fantastic Italian flavors! FAQs References

Here are our best Dutch Oven recipes, all of which are pretty easy, and super yummy. Use your favorite cast-iron pot to make bread, Dutch Oven stew, Dutch Oven pasta recipes , Dutch Oven soups, and more!

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We’ve rounded up our 23 best Dutch oven recipes, all of which are pretty easy, and super delicious. Here are 23—yeah, that’s 2-3 easy Dutch Oven recipe ideas for how to use your favorite cast-iron pot. Whether you’re looking for Dutch Oven chicken recipes, Dutch Oven beef recipes, Dutch Oven stews, or Dutch oven soups, now you can make amazing comfort mealsat home for your friends and family! Let’s dive in!

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1. Easy Chicken Cacciatore

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Easy and healthy whole chicken recipe with fantastic Italian flavors!
Cooking time: 65 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

2. Broccoli Cauliflower Cheese Soup with Bacon

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This broccoli cauliflower cheese soup is healthy comfort food at its finest!
Cooking time: 15 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

3. Healthy Zucchini Tomato Italian Sausage Soup

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This Zucchini Tomato Italian Sausage Soup is delicious, nourishing and packed with healthy vegetables. easy healthy soup recipe Ever!
Cooking time: 25 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

4. Curry Pumpkin Soup

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Delicious pumpkin soup is so rich in flavor and warms your soul!
Cooking time: 20 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

5. Red Wine-Braised Pork Stew

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The rich flavor of this braised pork stew recipe is going to become a new family favorite!
Cooking time: 120 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

6. Collard Greens Cabbage Soup

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Collard greens and cabbage soup is easy, heathy, and ready in 40 minutes. Try our cabbage and collard greens soup for a dinner that's super satisfying, high in fiber, low-calorie, gluten-free, loaded with veggies!
Cooking time: 40 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

7. Creamy Chicken Soup with Pasta and Spinach

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This creamy chicken pasta soup is nutritious, easy and big on flavor. Try our chicken pasta soup recipe tonight, it's done in less than 30 minutes!
Cooking time: 25 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

8. Sausage Tortellini Soup

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Easy sausage tortellini soup is thick and cozy comfort in a bowl. A family favorite!
Cooking time: 20 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

9. Chicken Ramen Noodle Stir Fry

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This easy chicken ramen stir-fry recipe takes only 25 minutes from start to finish and isperfect for lunch or dinner!
Cooking time: 15 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

10. Creamy Sausage Soup With Green Vegetables

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This heartwarming creamy sausage soup is delicious, nourishing, and packed with healthy vegetables!
Cooking time: 25 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

11. Butternut Lentil Stew

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This butternut lentil Stew in creamy coconut sauce is an excellent plant-based dinner for just about any night of the week!
Cooking time: 25 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

12. Broccoli Cauliflower Soup

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This broccoli cauliflower soup recipe is super nutritious and ready in only 15 minutes!
Cooking time: 15 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

13. Cajun Shrimp Risotto

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Our easy Cajun shrimp risotto recipe is so rich and flavorful you’ll want to find any excuse to make it again and again. This shrimp risotto is ready in 35 minutes and sure to please the whole family!
Cooking time: 25 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

14. Vegetable Soup

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Make this easy vegetable soup recipe full of nourishing veggies you have on hand! Nourishing and light, it's perfect for warming up on cold nights. you can’t go wrong with a big comforting bowl of vegetable soup!
Cooking time: 30 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

15. Chickpea Kale Tomato Soup {Vegan}

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Comforting, nourishing and flavorful - This chickpea kale tomato soup is perfect for cold nights!
Cooking time: 25 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

16. Italian Pasta Sausage Soup with Kale

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Italian Pasta sausage soup recipe, full of crumbled sausage, plump pasta and tender kale in a luscious tomato broth. Make this comforting sausage soup right at home in less than 30 minutes!
Cooking time: 15 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

17. Easy Freezer Watermelon Jam

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Easy, delicious, and requires no canning knowledge!
Cooking time: 120 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

18. Creamy Cauliflower Rice Chicken Soup

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This chicken and cauliflower soup is a quick and easy meal that's perfect to warm you up.
Cooking time: 20 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

19. Creamy Mushroom Soup

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The perfect creamy mushroom soupfor when it gets chilly outside. This mushroom soup recipe is rich, creamy, and so easy to make!
Cooking time: 25 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

20. Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Butternut, Carrot and Potatoes

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This slow cooker beef stew is she perfect comfort food on a cold day. The slow cooked beef meat literally melts in your mouth!
Cooking time: 480 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

21. Crack Chicken wild Rice Soup with Mushroom and Bacon

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Quick, easy, and super satisfying - This chicken and rice soup is pure comfort food at it’s best.
Cooking time: 25 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

22. Mexican Meatball Soup {Albondigas Soup}

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Mexican style meatball soup loaded with veggies and tender spiced beef meatballs. Full of bold flavors and super satisfying, this meatball soup recipe is a fantastic weeknight dinner!
Cooking time: 30 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

23. Creamy Sweet Potato Coconut Soup with Quinoa

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Rich, healthy and satisfying - A complete dinner in one bowl.
Cooking time: 15 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

24. Chili Butternut Squash Soup with White Beans

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This chili butternut squash is an easy vegan soup so hearty and comforting. Made with plenty of veggies!
Cooking time: 25 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

25. Hearty Vegetable Soup

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Hearty, savory, and full of nourishing veggies, this healthy vegetable soup is perfect for a warm dinner.
Cooking time: 60 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

26. One-Pot Chicken Fajita With Orzo Pasta

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This chicken fajita orzo pasta is a nourishing one-pot dish that screams comfort food!
Cooking time: 30 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

27. Cauliflower Beef Cream Cheese Soup

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Hearty and melt-in-your-mouth, you’ll enjoy every spoonful of this cauliflower beef cream cheese soup!
Cooking time: 20 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

28. Cabbage Turkey Meatballs Soup

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This delicious meatball cabbage soup is perfect to cozy up on a chilly evening.
Cooking time: 25 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

29. Easy Pumpkin Risotto

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Our easy pumpkin risotto recipe is so rich and flavorful you’ll want to find any excuse to make it again and again. This pumpkin risotto is ready in 35 minutes and sure to please everyone!
Cooking time: 25 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

30. Thai Coconut Soup with Mushrooms

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Our Thai Coconut Mushrooms soup recipe is what you crave when it's chilly outside and yet want a light, comforting dinner option. This healthy Thai soup recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free!
Cooking time: 20 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

31. Best Cream of Potato Soup

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This homemade potato soup recipe is creamy, thick, and luxurious. It is the best creamy potato soup you'll ever have!
Cooking time: 30 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

32. Creamy Tortellini Soup

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Creamy tortellini soup with sun-dried tomato and spinach is perfect for cold nights. Need a cozy dinner in less than 30 minutes? Try our tortellini soup recipe!
Cooking time: 15 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

33. Thai Shrimp Soup

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Our Thai Shrimp Soup is full of wonderful flavors and whips up super quickly! This healthy Thai Shrimp soup recipe is pescetarian and gluten-free!
Cooking time: 20 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

34. Easy Fish Soup with Mediterranean Flavors

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This fish soup recipe with Mediterranean accents is nutritious, easy and big on flavor. Try our easy fish soup recipe tonight, it's done in less than 40 minutes!
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Easy and healthy whole chicken recipe with fantastic Italian flavors!

Ingredients you need for the Easy Chicken Cacciatore

1 whole chicken, approx. 4 lbs (2kg)Salt and fresh cracked pepper2 tablespoons olive oil,more if needed8 cloves garlic, minced1 medium onion, thinly sliced10 oz (300g) mushrooms, sliced1 teaspoon Italian seasoning1/3 cup (80ml) red wine1/3 cup (80ml) chicken stock1 can (410g) crushed tomatoes7 oz (200g)grape or cherrytomatoesSprigs of fresh thyme1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes2 tablespoons each freshly chopped parsley and basil , plus more to garnish

Directions

1.Rinse chicken and pat dry. Season on all sides with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a heavy cast iron pot or dutch oven, drizzled with olive oil. Cook chicken on all sides until nicely browned, about 10-12 minutes. Remove chicken and transfer to a shallow plate, set aside.

2.In the same pot, add the sliced onions and mushrooms to the pot. Increase heat to medium-high.Cook until the onions are translucent, and the mushrooms have given up most of their moisture, turning and stirring frequently for about 10 minutes.Add the garlic and cook a minute more.

3. Add the wine to deglaze the Dutch oven and scrape up any browned bits at the bottom. Simmer until the wine hasreduced by half. Add tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, chicken stockand stir in Italian seasoning, basil, parsley, thyme, and crushed chili pepper. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Simmer uncovered for another 5 minutes.

4. Add the chicken back to the Dutch oven on top of the tomatoes and onions. Lower the heat and cover the dutch oven with the lid slightly ajar.Cook on a low simmer, turning and basting from time to time, until chicken is tender, about 40to 50 minutes, until the meat is falling off the bone. Garnish with basil, parsley and fresh thyme and serve immediately over pasta.

Recipe notes:

  • This chicken cacciatore can be made up to 1 day ahead and reheated at the last minutes. It’s delicious!
  • You can add chopped green or Kalamata olives as well as red peppers for even more flavor.
  • You can adapt this recipe for the slow cooker. Brown chicken first, then add all ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on HIGHfor 4-6 hours or LOW for 6-8 hours.


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FAQs

What is the best thing to cook in a Dutch oven? ›

No matter the style or size, any Dutch oven will open up endless recipe opportunities. Create beautifully braised meat, pot roasts, hearty beef stew, healing chicken soup, or the creamiest mac and cheese. Use it like a slow cooker, a bread cloche, or a pot for frying.

What not to put in Dutch oven? ›

This Dutch oven tip applies more to a seasoned cast iron Dutch oven than one with an enamel coating, but every Dutch oven user should be aware nonetheless: When you cook acidic ingredients—like tomatoes, wine-based sauces, and citrus—for longer than 30 minutes, the protective coating built up on the cast iron starts to ...

Why are some Dutch ovens so expensive? ›

High-quality enamel coatings are expensive, which is why enameled Dutch ovens cost more than their standard cast iron counterparts. And while traditional cast iron can get more nonstick with time and use, enameled cast iron can't.

What are 8 reasons to use a Dutch oven? ›

What Is a Dutch Oven Used For?
  • Bread. One of the easiest (and more surprising) ways to use a Dutch oven is actually for breaking bread. ...
  • Casseroles and Lasagnas. ...
  • Skillet Cookies. ...
  • Chicken Stock. ...
  • Frying. ...
  • Braised Meats. ...
  • Roasting. ...
  • Poaching Chicken.
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What is a Dutch oven trick? ›

In that case, we recommend the infamous Dutch oven prank. For the uninitiated, a Dutch oven involves farting in bed, then quickly pulling up the sheets to trap your significant other with the smell. It's a decades-old trick that has surely ruined countless relationships, yet many dudes still dare to try it.

Do you leave the lid on a Dutch oven in the oven? ›

You may need to take the lid off part way through the cooking process. However, some recipes may call for the lid to be off from the beginning, so consult your recipe. If the lid is not oven-safe, you'll need to leave it off no matter what. Tip: Most Dutch ovens come with oven-safe lids, but not all do.

What foods Cannot be cooked in cast iron? ›

5 Things You Shouldn't Cook in a Cast-Iron Skillet
  • Eggs.
  • Fish.
  • Desserts.
  • Acidic Foods.
  • Potent Ingredients.
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Why does my Dutch oven burn everything? ›

If it's too hot, the pot can scorch or the food can burn and stick to the surface. Cooking at medium heat is what works best with this pot. I would recommend cooking on medium or low heat, even if you're frying or searing meat.

What is the downside of Le Creuset? ›

Like their Dutch ovens, Le Creuset coat their skillets in durable enamel, which enhances the flavor of your food and reduces the need for traditional seasoning. The only downside is that the skillets aren't dishwasher-safe, and you might have to give them a good scrub to get clean.

Why is Le Creuset so expensive in USA? ›

High quality goods cost more to make than cheapos and a manufacturer will always charge most that well-off customers will pay. What makes Le Creuset so expensive? They have worked hard at creating a mystique around the brand and use this to charge high prices - which helps maintain their high prices.

Is Lodge cast iron as good as Le Creuset? ›

True, the Le Creuset earned top marks for comfort, but at less than a fifth the cost of that high-end model, the Lodge was a close second. The Lodge was easy enough to maneuver, even more so than most lighter models. And its slightly sloped sides allowed a spatula to scrape up everything along the edges.

What is the point of a Dutch oven? ›

A Dutch oven is a heavy-duty pot with lid designed for browning meat and veggies and then simmering on the stovetop or braising in the oven. It can also be used for soup and more simple tasks like boiling pasta. It's often used to make bread as well.

What is a good use for a Dutch oven and why? ›

Dutch Oven Uses

Soups and stews: Dutch ovens are ideal for cooking things low and slow, which makes them perfect for hearty soups and stews. And they're typically generously sized, which means they can hold a lot of liquid.

What is so special about Dutch ovens? ›

What makes Dutch ovens (also sometimes called French ovens) so enduring is their versatility. The sturdy build helps store and maintain heat, the heavy lid traps condensation and allows for more efficient heating, and the single-piece construction means Dutch ovens move easily between the cooktop and the oven.

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