21 Cast Iron Dutch Oven Recipes to Devour Tonight
Cast iron dutch oven recipes are a great way to cook something low and slow for tender fall off the bone meats, to steam a loaf of crusty bread to perfection, or toss a pasta for a one-pan meal. Discover 21 of my favorite ways to put this cast iron workhorse to good use in your own kitchen.
Beef and Pork Cast Iron Dutch Oven Recipes
Cooking beef or pork in your cast iron dutch oven is especially great because it lends itself to longer, slower cook times–that means you can use tougher (and more affordable) cuts of meat and still get a great final product. I always recommend checking on your beef or pork hourly to make sure it still has plenty of steam-making liquid inside.
Dutch oven pot roast with carrots and potatoes
Feast and Farm
Braised Dutch Oven Pulled Pork
Our Salty Kitchen
Beef short ribs braised in red wine
Butter Your Biscuit
Mexican Meatball Soup
Low Carb with Jennifer
Stuffed Green Pepper Casserole
Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Soup
Chicken cast iron dutch oven recipes
“Oh I love bone dry chicken!” That’s what no one says. Ever.
Make juicy chicken in your cast iron dutch oven and make use of cuts you may not normally choose–like thigh meat–it holds up well because it its higher fat content and always makes a juicer final product. Leaving the bones in and the skin on also helps your chicken emerge flavorful and juicy.
The BEST Chicken Cacciatore
Chicken Taco Pasta
Real Food Real Deals
French Onion Chicken
The Missing Lokness
Arroz con Pollo
Hearth and Vine
Garlic and Ginger Caramel Chicken Thighs
Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Slow Cooked Salsa Verde Chicken
Low Carb Yum
Cozy chicken and biscuit casserole
Feast and Farm
Side dishes made for your cast iron dutch oven
I love the bits of golden brown cheese that forms on the edge of my favorite casseroles, or the crispy bits of potatoes cooked in cast iron. You just can’t replicate it in any other baking tool.
That’s why these side dishes are so fun–get some cheesy potatoes or try the new trend of baking bread in your cast iron dutch oven. The steam makes a crispy crust and the dough couldn’t be easier to put together.
Dutch oven cheesy potatoes
No Knead Crusty Dutch Oven Bread
Feast and Farm
Vegetable-based soups, stews and chowders for your cast iron dutch oven
There may not be anything easier that throwing a few good ingredients in a dutch oven and watching them come to life as a soothing soup or stew. Canned ingredients often work well here and are great for meals over the campfire too.
Summer corn chowder
Sugar Spun Run
Italian White Bean and Vegetable Soup
A Simple Palate
Smoky Potato Bacon Corn Chowder
Earth Food and Fire
Lentil stew with spinach and potatoes
Pasta dishes you can make in your cast iron dutch oven
Depending on how things are going, your dutch oven can serve as the one-pan wonder for pasta dishes. You can boil your pasta and finish it all in one dish. To me, there’s no bad way to eat it–slathered in sauce or lightly dressed, these pasta dishes will have you singing the praises of your dutch oven.
Roasted cherry tomato cappellini
Yummy Mummy Kitchen
Campfire Dutch Oven Vegetable Lasagna
An I make a vegetable soup using a Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven without the inlay of ceramics??
You can if your soup recipe doesn’t have a lot of tomatoes in it. Some people find that long simmers of acidic foods like tomatoes in cast iron causes an odd flavor in the food. –Rachel