There’s nothing like cooking a meal over the fire in the open air—especially if you’re using a cast iron Dutch oven. A Dutch oven is a key piece of equipment for any camp kitchen. Not only can it be used indoors for meals at home, it can also be used to cook on a camp stove or directly on the hot coals of a campfire. If you’re looking for easy, crowd-pleasing recipes for your next camping trip, you can’t go wrong with Dutch oven recipes. Here are 50 amazing Dutch oven camping recipes to try.
1. Giant Cinnamon Roll
Use refrigerated cinnamon roll dough to make one mega-sized cinnamon roll that will feed the whole family.
2. Coffee Cake
Drink your morning coffee with a slice of this easy-to-make coffee cake that uses a cake mix as its base.
3. Five-Layer Country Breakfast
If you’re looking for a hearty meal to start your day, this five-layer country breakfast is it! It’s made with sausage, hashbrowns, eggs, biscuits, and cheese!
4. Deep Dish Breakfast Pizza
Yes, pizza can definitely be a breakfast food! Try this deep dish breakfast pizza with a crescent roll crust.
5. Banana Bread
This delicious banana bread can be eaten fresh from the Dutch oven for breakfast or saved for a snack.
6. Lemon Blueberry Dutch Baby
If you love oven pancakes, try this Lemon Blueberry Dutch Baby recipe made in a Dutch oven over a campfire.
7. Monkey Bread
This tasty cinnamon monkey bread uses made-from-scratch dough but you could easily use refrigerated dough instead.
8. French Toast Casserole
Assemble this French toast casserole the night before or right before you cook it.
9. Zucchini Bread
This zucchini bread has to bake for at least an hour, so plan accordingly!
10. Scrambled Eggs & Biscuits
On the mornings you want to keep it simple, try this recipe for scrambled eggs and biscuits.
11. Mountain Man Breakfast
This classic breakfast is a favorite with Scout troops, and this is one of those dutch oven camping recipes that is fantastic for feeding a group!
12. Biscuits and Gravy
This video tutorial will show you how to make biscuits and gravy over the campfire.
Lunch & Dinner
13. Chicken Pot Pie
Make a simple chicken pot pie using frozen veggies, canned soup, and refrigerated pie crust.
14. Chili with Cornbread
In this chili recipe, the cornbread is baked right on top.
15. Cottage Pie
In a cottage pie, a filling of ground beef and veggies is topped with creamy mashed potatoes.
16. Mac & Cheese
When you’re craving comfort food at camp, make this creamy mac & cheese with potato chip topping.
For a meal with a Cajun kick, mix up this traditional jambalaya.
18. Beef Stew
Thick cuts of beef and bacon are the key ingredients in this hearty beef stew.
You can cook this meaty lasagna right over hot coals.
20. Vegetable Enchiladas
Fresh veggies and black beans come together to make these tasty vegetarian enchiladas.
21. Pulled Pork
Serve this pulled pork on toasted buns or use it for taco filling.
22. Chicken and Dumplings
Use refrigerated buttermilk biscuit dough to make this chicken and dumplings recipe.
This pizza recipe will make enough for two pizzas.
24. Taco Soup
This taco soup gets a zesty kick from homemade ranch dressing mix.
25. Red Lentil Stew
For an easy vegan meal, try this red lentil stew made with garam masala.
26. Beef Stroganoff
Serve this steak-and-mushroom beef stroganoff over noodles or mashed potatoes.
27. BBQ Chicken and Potatoes
Nothing says summer like BBQ. Try this tangy BBQ chicken and potatoes on your next summer camping trip.
28. Campfire Nachos
This is one of our favorite dutch oven camping recipes for kids and larger groups. These campfire nachos are filling enough for dinner or try them as an appetizer!
29. Beef Roast and Vegetables
Try this tender beef roast and vegetables on a crisp fall camping weekend.
Chilaquiles is a dish that can be eaten any time of the day. Try it for dinner—or serve it with eggs for breakfast.
31. Cheesy Garlic Bread Bites
Frozen bread dough is turned into cheesy garlic bread bites in this easy Dutch oven recipe for camping.
32. Corn Casserole
Make this southern-style corn casserole the next time you need a sweet and savory side dish.
33. Baked Ziti
Feed the whole family with this baked ziti.
34. Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew
You won’t even miss the meat in this delicious vegan sweet potato and peanut stew!
35. Vegetarian Jambalaya
Try this meatless version of jambalaya.
36. BBQ Pulled Chicken
BBQ pulled chicken is a versatile main dish. Try it on buns or tortillas. Or use it to top rice or quinoa.
37. Pork Chops and Potatoes
For a minimal prep meal, try this pork chops and potatoes recipe.
Use up your summer veggies with this quick ratatouille.
39. White Bean Chili
This white bean chili is a great dinner option for vegetarians.
40. Chana Masala
Try this cooking this spicy chana masala over the fire or on a camp stove.
41. Lava Cake
The extra-chocolatey flavor of this made-from-scratch lava cake comes from coffee. You’ll have to wait an hour for it to bake over hot coals, but it’ll be worth it.
42. Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
A retro-style pineapple upside-down cake is the perfect dessert to cook in Dutch oven.
43. S’mores Cake
Dress up a storebought chocolate cake and turn it into s’mores cake.
44. Apple Dump Cake
The ingredient list for this apple dump cake is bit strange—a box of cake mix, apple pie filling, and a can of soda—but the results are delicious.
45. Pound Cake and Berries
This heat-and-serve pound cake and berries dessert is the easiest one on our list!
46. Blackberry Cobbler
Just three ingredients are all you need for this blackberry cobbler.
47. Chocolate Cherry Lava Cake
Cherries pair perfectly with chocolate in this Dutch oven lava cake.
Cheesecake in a Dutch oven? This recipe is worth a try!
49. Seven Layer Brownies
The ingredients in these brownies add up to seven layers of deliciousness. Here are just a few of them: chocolate, toffee, chocolate chips, pecans, and pretzels.
50. Apple Pie
If you’re an ambitious camp cook, the last feature in our dutch oven camping recipes roundup is a delicious dessert recipe that’s perfect for you. Make an apple pie from scratch—including the crust! This recipe will show you how.
Dutch Oven Cooking for Beginners Made Easy
For more meal ideas, check out our quick and healthy vegetarian Dutch oven recipes.