If you are a camping enthusiast, but are getting tired of having to eat the normal camp food, then you need to be well acquainted with the Dutch oven. Carrying along your Dutch oven for your next camping trip will ensure that you get to enjoy gourmet food even though you are far away from your kitchen. Dutch ovens are ideal for camping because the pots evenly distribute heat, which means you will not end up burning your favorite dishes. The following are a variety of Dutch oven recipes that you can easily prepare while camping.

1.   Dutch oven Pull Aparts (Bacon and Cheddar Cheese)

Imagine having bacon while camping! Sounds like a dream come true for most bacon lovers/camping enthusiasts. With a Dutch oven, making bacon-infused meals is a breeze. For instance, you can make pull apart of bacon and cheddar cheese using a Dutch oven. This recipe is easy to prepare and it is very scrumptious. Cooking the bacon may take some time to prepare (1). However, you can cook it ahead of time before you leave home, slice it, and then preserve in the refrigerator. After getting everything in the Dutch oven, you will need to let the dough rise (2).

2.   Bacon and Cheese Egg Pie Prepared in a Dutch oven

When you want a hearty and savory breakfast, a Dutch Oven Quiche made from bacon and cheese can be just the trick. This is an easy recipe, which you can make even easier by prepping in the house before you leave for your camping trip. For instance, it is advisable to cook the bacon at home, cut it up into small pieces, and then place them in an appropriate container (3). You should do the same thing for the bell pepper. Furthermore, beating the eggs and mixing it with the sour cream and storing them appropriately will also save you some prep time when you are making the meal (4).

3.   Dutch oven Cinnamon Rolls Wrapped in Bacon

This is probably the simplest recipe you can make over a Dutch oven while camping. There is hardly any prep required, which makes it convenient when trying to cook in a camp zone (5, 6). The recipe takes approximately 35 minutes in total to cook.

4.   Dutch oven Campfire Biscuits

The Dutch oven campfire biscuits are a great meal for breakfast while camping. They provide the required energy for the day ahead (7) especially when accompanied with gravy. They are also easy to prepare. 

5.   Dutch oven Cinnamon Rolls with Blueberries

When doing the baking of the rolls, one should make the frosting. (8)

6.   Dutch oven Burritos

This recipe can feed 8 people, making it the ideal breakfast meal for the campgrounds (9). They are a perfect idea, especially when preparing for a crowd.

7.   Cheesecake Dutch oven Recipe

This is a simple recipe to prepare and can be eaten even by people who are not so much into sweet foods. The Dutch oven cheese case is scrumptious and surprisingly easy to make when using premade crust in an aluminum foil pie tin (10, 11). Please note that you will need to use two Dutch ovens for this recipe.

8.   Dutch oven Grecian Chicken.

This dish too can be prepared ahead of time much like the other dishes too and the chicken stored in a cooler until you are ready to cook (12, 13). The only real work in this recipe is perhaps just the stuffing of some lemons and garlic into the chicken and seasoning.

9.   Dutch Oven Chicken Enchilada Pie

Cook the chicken ahead of time, with the onions, squash, green peppers, and spices. Add the drained corn and black beans and head that up. Put all that in a container and store in the cooler (14, 15).

10. Dutch oven Herbed Chicken and Pasta

This is a good meal when out camping or when undergoing outdoor activities. It brings the feeling of a real meal breaking from the normal junk food normally taken during such activities (16).

11. Dutch oven Pizza for Breakfast.

You can prepare the garlic, the sauce, the mushrooms, and onions early on and then put them in an appropriate container. The eggs can also be beaten, spiced, and put in a Ziploc bag for easy storage (17, 18).

12. Dutch oven Enchilada Casserole

The Dutch oven enchilada casserole is easy to cook and is a marvelous dish to enjoy while camping (19).

13. Dutch Oven Cinnamon Rolls in Gooey Caramel

It only takes 30 minutes to prepare this meal. One of the most important meals of the day is a good, nutritious breakfast and one can never go wrong with cinnamon rolls (20). For this meal, it is advisable to do some prior preparation at home in order to reduce the time of preparation in the campsite.

14. Dutch oven Beef Stroganoff

This is an easy and quick meal to make. It dates back to traditional Russia (21). The following recipe makes about 8-10 servings.

15. Jalapeno Dutch oven Crusty Bread

This may take some time to prepare but it is sure worth the time (22).

16. Dutch oven Shrimp Jambalaya

For this Jambalaya, at least 10 gray coals on the bottom and 20 on the top are recommended to keep it around 350 degrees. It is a down south classic and is perfect for fall or spring camping (23, 24).

17. Dutch oven Lemon-Blueberry Biscuits

If you prefer not to bring all your supplies to the campsite, just ease up the work by creating the biscuit mixture ahead of time and storing it in the cooler within the Ziploc bag (25).

18. Dutch Oven Monkey Bread with Cinnamon

This recipe is simple enough to do at the campsite and therefore ahead of time preparation is not necessary (26).

19. Dutch Oven Chocolate-topped Peanut Butter Bacon

These peanut butter bacon bars are easy to make and only use seven ingredients (27,28).

20. Dutch oven Pigs in a Blanket

This recipe requires chopped mini-smoked sausage links although one could also use crumbled sausage. You can prepare ahead of time by cooking and chopping the sausages then mixing the egg mixture (29). You can also prepare pancakes ahead of time and freeze them. It usually works best with 12 coals around the bottom and 18 coals around the top of the Dutch oven.

21. Pizza Pie in a Dutch oven

Methods have developed to overcome challenges such as preventing the sauce from combining with the dough and producing a crust that can be frozen and reheated without becoming rigid (30).

22. Dutch oven Pork Chops

Easy preparation is a major factor for a camping recipe and this meal makes cooking when camping a walk in the park. Adding croutons to the recipe gives it the flavor alongside with the creaminess added by the mushroom sour cream (31).

23. Dutch oven Barbecue Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

The advantage of this meal is that all you do is prepare the ingredients and let the oven do all the other work for 90 minutes (32).

24. Dutch Oven Ravioli

For those who are fond of Italian dishes, you are definitely sure to love this recipe, which apart from being unbelievably easy to make, provides an excellent, hearty meal loaded with carbohydrates (33).

25. Dutch Oven-baked Salmon

This Dutch oven salmon bake takes just less than a half an hour. There is barely any clean up after making it. One can spice this recipe up by adding a little lemon pepper or lemon juice (35).

26. Dutch oven Brownie

You can get all your batter ready at home and keep it chilled in a cooler (36).

27. Dutch oven Super Sloppy Joes

These are always a good choice for a quick, delicious meal, whether for lunch or for dinner. This recipe is a scrumptious Dutch oven sloppy Joe, which can use practically any source of heat (37). What one needs is just browned meat and vegetable added to the rest of the ingredients and simmered for about an hour, which can do beforehand (38).

28. Dutch oven Southwestern Fiesta Chicken

This is a great meal for camping. The best timing being when it is cool. One of its advantages during camping is that it involves pouring in canned ingredients which will save you time and be easy during your camp (39).

29. Dutch oven Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup

This stuffed bell pepper soup is also a great recipe for a home for doing lots of preparation work and just throwing in all the ingredients in after the hamburger is cooked (40, 41).

30. Dutch Oven Potato-stuffed Sausage

Stuffed sausages and potato boats are very easy to make, especially when you use the mashed potatoes, which are already prepared (42). You can still make your own mashed potatoes but for camping, it is best to just keep things simple (43).

31. Dutch oven Stuffed French Toast Rolls

This is a good breakfast meal whose only real preparation work is getting everything together in the night before and keeping the Dutch oven and the bag of toppings in the cooler overnight to let things set (44, 45).

32. Dutch oven Triple Berry Camp Cobbler

The topping accompanies this cobbler by which quick and easy to prepare. Some cold buttermilk biscuits cut up and brown sugar would do, laid on top of the fruit mix (46). The ease of this cobbler recipe comes in its use of refrigerated biscuit dough.

33. Dutch over Potatoes with Cheese

This dish serves as a very good side dish for almost any meal. It is simple and fun to make when camping although it is full of everything not so healthy (47). You can do some preparations at home to reduce the work when camping by cooking and crumbling the bacon and chopping the potatoes and onions before heading out for camping (48).

34. Dutch Oven Mountain Man Breakfast

This is a great meal to start you off in the morning. It consists of sausages, hash browns, and eggs. There is a serving of 6-8 plates (49).

35. Dutch oven Sausage and Hash Browns

The sausage and hash brown breakfast bars provide you with the chance of cutting up the veggies and even pre-cooking the sausage and bacon if you would like (50).

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