Fuel up for any and all of your camping adventures with these Dutch oven camping recipes. Each recipe is quick, easy to prep, and perfect for feeding happy campers everywhere—with breakfast ideas, mains, and campfire desserts!
When it comes to campsite cooking—the simpler, the better.
That’s why one-pot recipes make the most sense to prep all of your cooking needs. Enter…the Dutch oven!
Versatile in use, a camping Dutch oven is a perfect pot to bring on your travels. Unlike a traditional Dutch oven, a camping Dutch oven is made from cast iron and designed to cook directly on your campfire embers, a cooking grate, or a camping stove.
To make the most of your Dutch oven, I’ve compiled 20 easy Dutch oven camping recipes for you to try on your next expedition.
Each recipe requires minimum prep work for maximum flavour payoff, with meal ideas to feed and please your entire campsite.
I’ve also included recipe ideas for day-round enjoyment, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And don’t forget to save room for dessert!
20 Easy Dutch Oven Camping Recipes
Food is fuel. And these recipes are designed to fuel every camping activity under the sun – along with one-pot convenience.
Camping Dutch Oven Breakfast Ideas
Start your day with the most important meal of the day—breakfast!
You can whip up these breakfast Dutch oven recipes in just minutes to feed your hungry campers.
1. Tater Tot Breakfast Pizza
This tater tot breakfast pizza from The Gunny Sack is the perfect savoury breakfast option, packed with protein and carbohydrates to fill you up for the day.
Simply layer tater tots with eggs, shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, and the toppings of your choice.
2. High-Protein Oatmeal
My high-protein oatmeal is a healthy Dutch oven breakfast option; made with simple, whole ingredients, including rolled oats, mashed banana, and a fresh fruit topping.
Flax seed, nut butter, and protein powder add an extra protein boost!
3. Easy Dutch Oven Breakfast Burritos
These Dutch oven breakfast burritos from 50 Campfires are extremely easy to prep.
Just sautee your ingredients of choice (like eggs, hash browns, and cheese), add to flour tortillas, and get munching.
4. Dutch Oven Mushroom frittata
This Dutch oven mushroom frittata from Outside Nomad is made from just eggs, portobello mushrooms, green onion, and parmesan cheese for an unbeatable flavour combination.
5. Scrambled Egg Bread
Customize this scrambled egg bread recipe from Taste of Home with your favourite toppings for a versatile breakfast option.
Camping Dutch Oven Mains and Shareable Appetizers
These Dutch oven recipes include ideas for lunch, dinner, snacks, and everything in between. With options for several dietary preferences, you can find meal options that suit everyone’s tastes.
6. Hearty Minestrone Soup With Arugula
My minestrone soup recipe provides the perfect camping comfort food, filled with nutritious ingredients like cannellini beans, carrots, and celery.
7. One-Pot Chilli Mac
This one-pot chilli mac from Fresh off the Grid is one of my favourite Dutch oven camping recipes because it’s super rich and creamy and contains more protein than traditional mac and cheese.
8. No-Knead Cheddar Jalapeno Bread
This cheddar jalapeno bread from Sally’s Baking Addiction is super crunchy—perfect for sandwiches, toast, and mid-day munching.
9. One-Skillet Lemon-Rosemary Chicken Thighs With Broccoli
These lemon-rosemary chicken thighs are one of my all-time favourite Camping Dutch oven chicken recipes. It makes great fuel to prep for a long hike!
10. Dutch Oven Pizza With Pear, Brie, and Prosciutto
This Dutch oven pizza with pear, brie, and prosciutto from Hey Grill Hey brings gourmet flavours to the forest with an accessible recipe.
Prep your dough ahead of time for tasty homemade pizza!
11. Old-Fashioned Goulash
Seasoned ground beef and noodles will fill your belly and help keep you warm.
12. Dutch Oven Short Ribs
These Dutch oven short ribs from Miss in the Kitchen are incredibly tender and cook right over your campfire!
Cook them in your camping Dutch oven with your favourite bbq sauce, potatoes, and sweet onion.
13. Sausage and Cheese Lasagna
This sausage and cheese lasagna from Country Living takes the layering out of this classic pasta dish while maintaining the delicious flavour.
The cheese blend of mozzarella, ricotta, and parmesan makes it irresistible!
14. Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip
This cheesy spinach artichoke dip from Camping for Foodies makes for a tasty and shareable appetizer.
Enjoy it with thick cuts of french bread.
15. Dutch Oven Enchiladas
These Dutch oven enchiladas from Fresh Off the Grid provide a welcome reprieve from basic camping recipes with seasoned black beans, cilantro, and jalapenos.
Camping Dutch Oven Dessert Recipes
Sweet tooths unite!
Finish things off with a delectable Dutch oven dessert. These recipes have the privilege of homemade goodness with very little effort!
16. Campfire Dutch Oven Berry Cobbler
This Dutch oven berry cobbler from Family Spice is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Customize it with the seasonal fruits in your area.
17. 10-minute Smores Cake
This Dutch oven smores cake from Polka Dot Chair is totally kid-approved.
In just 10 minutes, you can enjoy ooey gooey smores, straight from your Dutch oven; grab a stack of graham crackers and dig in!
18. Chocolate Cherry Lava Cake
A chocolate cherry lava cake from Let’s Camp S’more is made with just four pantry ingredients for the ultimate camping convenience.
19. Dutch Oven Cinnamon Buns
These Dutch oven cinnamon buns from Campfire Foodie are made with premade cinnamon roll dough and icing.
It’s a great no-stress dessert option to round off your meal.
20. Campfire Peach Cobbler
A campfire peach cobbler from Taste of Home is warm, wholesome, and sure to be devoured at your campsite.
This recipe uses easy-to-pack ingredients, including canned peaches and ground cinnamon.
I hope that you’ve found these Dutch oven recipes helpful in meal prepping for your next camping adventure.
Be sure to leave your favourite camping recipe ideas in the comments down below.
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