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    The 45 BEST Dutch Oven Recipes

    Wondering what to cook in your trusty Dutch Oven tonight? Look no further!

    We’ve compiled this list of great Dutch Oven Recipes for you, from GypsyPlate and around the internet! Here you’ll find many cozy soups, hearty stews, flavor packed curries and more. We even have a great Dutch Oven bread recipe!

    It’s always so satisfying to have a big pot simmering away on the stove. Whatever flavor or cuisine you’re craving, there’s bound to be something on this list for you.

    Cook you way through all of these great dishes, and see which one becomes your new family favorite!

    The 45 BEST Dutch Oven Recipes.

    Dutch Oven Recipes

    1. Mediterranean Braised Chicken with Apricots

    This gorgeous Mediterranean braised chicken is your coq au vin taken to the next level! So many layers of flavor, yet so easy.

    Impress your guests or save it for yourself, the choice is yours!

    Get the Recipe: Mediterranean Braised Chicken

    2. Hungarian Goulash

    This Hungarian Goulash is a rich beef and vegetable soup with bold and unique flavors from their famous Hungarian sweet paprika. So good.

    Foods like these are meant for one happy meal time.

    Get the Recipe: Hungarian Goulash

    3. Miracle No-Knead Bread

    Dutch ovens are great to bake some bakery quality bread right at home. This easy no knead bread looks and tastes like something from a fancy bakery, with it’s golden brown crust and soft chewy center.

    And it takes next to no effort.

    Get the Recipe: No Knead Bread

    4. Dutch Oven Chicken Meatball Noodle Soup

    Give your classic comfort food a new twist, and make this Chicken Meatball Noodle Soup. It has all the flavors you love, but is somehow more fun!

    Try your favorite chicken noodle soup in a Dutch Oven and make your life more tasty and easy.

    Get the Recipe: Chicken Meatball Noodle Soup

    5. Red Beans and Rice

    This Red Beans and Rice recipe is pure New Orleans comfort food. It’s an easy and budget friendly weeknight dinner full of flavor.

    Try this NoLa favorite in your dutch oven.

    Get the Recipe: Red Beans and Rice

    6. The Ultimate Chili

    This giant batch of chili is loaded with three types of meat and three types of beans.

    Go ahead and have seconds, there will still be plenty for leftovers!

    Get the Recipe: Ultimate Chili

    7. Zuppa Toscana

    This hearty and comforting soup is based on the version made famous by Olive Garden.

    But I don’t want to call it a copycat… because this home made version is much better!

    Get the Recipe: Zuppa Toscana

    8. Puerto Rican Sancocho (Caribbean Beef & Vegetable Stew)

    Time for another bowl of our Latin favorite… Sancocho!! Puerto Rican style!!! This Caribbean beef and root vegetable stew is brimming with flavors.

    That’s because its been simmering for a couple of hours in amazing Latin flavor bombs.

    Get the Recipe: Sancocho

    9. Hungarian Chicken Paprikash

    Chicken Paprikash… Out-of-this-world Delicious! Paprika basks in limelight here, in a rich, comforting Hungarian Chicken Stew.

    Just simmer it in your Dutch Oven to tender perfection.

    Get the Recipe: Chicken Paprikash

    10. Creamy Lemon Chicken Soup

    This Creamy Lemon Chicken Soup is going to win your hearts… BIG time! Some magic happens with just a little bit of lemon, a little bit of butter and little bit of cheese and cream.

    Not to forget tons of spinach.

    Get the Recipe: Creamy Lemon Chicken Soup

    11. Thai Green Curry

    The hugely popular and quintessential Thai food to try in any Thai restaurant, green curry is everyone’s first choice to order off the menu.

    When the curry cravings hit hard, make this Thai green curry with any choice of your protein, or even go meatless for vegetarian or vegan Thai curry.

    Get the Recipe: Thai Green Curry

    12. Chicken Cacciatore

    This classic rustic Italian dish is extremely flavorful. Chicken is cooked to fall off the bone tender, low and slow, along with onions, tomatoes, Italian fresh herbs, vegetables and wine.

    Your whole family is going to love this delicious Italian meal.

    Get the Recipe: Chicken Cacciatore

    13. Bolognese Sauce

    This Bolognese Sauce Recipe has layers of flavors, and is going to elevate your pasta nights to new levels!

    Rich and meaty, it simmers for hours. But at the end, it’s so worth the wait when you take your first bite of the perfect final product.

    Get the Recipe: Bolognese Sauce

    14. Loaded Cauliflower Soup

    This loaded cauliflower soup is cozy in a bowl. Hearty, creamy soup loaded with cheese, scallions and bacon.

    You won’t even miss the potatoes when slurping down this low carb treat!

    Get the Recipe: Cauliflower Soup

    15. Albondigas Soup (Mexican Meatball Soup)

    This Albondigas Soup, or Mexican Meatball Soup, features plump meatballs and lots of veggies in a super flavorful broth. So comforting!

    It’s one of our favorite Dutch oven recipes.

    Get the Recipe: Albondigas Soup

    16. Chicken Provençal (Poulet à la Provençal)

    Take a peek into my pot. Beautiful golden brown chicken braised in white wine, nestled between eye catching olives, plump cherry tomatoes, oh-so French shallots, tangy capers and plenty of garlic and herbs.

    Life can’t be more beautiful!

    Get the Recipe: Chicken Provencal

    17. Brunswick Stew

    Brunswick stew â€“ a hearty southern dish that’s perfect for chilly nights. It’s full of a variety of meats and veggies.

    If you love barbecue flavors, this is sure to become one of your new favorites.

    Get the Recipe: Brunswick Stew

    18. Ropa Vieja (Cuba’s National Dish)

    This Ropa Vieja, Cuba’s national dish, is slow cooked tender shredded beef in an amazingly flavorful sauce. So good!

    This will be one of your go-to Dutch Oven recipes!

    Get the Recipe: Ropa Vieja

    19. Egg Roll Soup

    This Egg Roll Soup is everything you dream about in your beloved egg roll, but in a cozy, delicious soupified way.

    When craving for that favorite Asian appetizer without wrapping and frying, here is a healthy sub for your egg roll fix. 

    Get the Recipe: Egg Roll Soup

    20. Dublin Coddle

    Looking for some authentic Irish fare for your St. Patrick’s day feast? Look no further than this hearty and cozy Dublin coddle. Loaded with rich and satisfying flavors, this is what you call comfort food!

    Get the Recipe: Dublin Coddle

    21. Smoky Chipotle Chili

    Rich and hearty, with a layer of smokiness from chipotle peppers, this chili will keep you warm on winter nights.

    Make a big batch, it’s even better as leftovers!

    Get the Recipe: Chipotle Chili

    22. Creamy Tuscan Soup

    This Creamy Tuscan Soup is the ultimate bowl of cozy.

    Hearty sausage, sun dried tomatoes and kale in an amazingly flavorful creamy broth… so, so good.

    Get the Recipe: Creamy Tuscan Soup

    23. Jambalaya Soup

    Jambalaya Soup! This hearty soup is boldly flavored with great Creole seasoning and is loaded with meats and veggies.

    So cozy and so tasty!

    Get the Recipe: Jambalaya Soup

    24. Jamaican Curry Chicken

    This Jamaican Curry Chicken is a MUST for all you fellow curry lovers. It’s super easy and absolutely loaded with great flavors!

    Great Dutch Oven recipe!

    Get the Recipe: Jamaican Curry Chicken

    25. Yakamein (New Orleans’ Ol’ Sober)

    This Yakamein is a classic Creole fusion of flavors. It’s famous in New Orleans for curing hangovers, but makes a delicious meal anytime.

    Give it a try, and see why it’s one of their most popular street foods!

    Get the Recipe: Yakamein

    26. Maafe (Senegalese Peanut Stew)

    This West African peanut stew, Maafe (or Mafe), is loaded with rich savory flavors.

    Any meat of your choice goes great in this perfectly spiced peanut butter and tomato based sauce, and it gets super tender braising in your Dutch Oven.

    Get the Recipe: Maafe

    27. Pork Vindaloo

    Do you love curry? This authentic Pork Vindaloo from the Indian state of Goa is sure to tickle your taste buds.

    You can make it hot or mild, but it’s always packed with flavor!

    Get the Recipe: Pork Vindaloo

    28. Caldo de Pollo (Mexican Chicken Soup)

    This Caldo de Pollo, or Mexican Chicken Soup, is brimming with simple flavors and loaded with fresh veggies.

    It’s great any time of the year!

    Get the Recipe: Caldo de Pollo

    29. Caribbean Coconut Mussel Curry

    Creamy… coconutty… seefoody… Extra yummy Caribbean Coconut Mussels. Easy, delicious, and sure to please any crowd!

    Try this delicious Caribbean style curry, but be warned, you will get hooked!

    Get the Recipe: Caribbean Mussels

    30. Moroccan Lentil Soup

    Give your regular lentils an exotic makeover with this delectable soup.

    The warm and flavorful combination of Moroccan spices will forever change your idea of a bowl of lentils.

    Get the Recipe: Moroccan Lentil Soup

    31. Fasolada (Greek White Bean Soup)

    A perfect winter warmer! This rustic, robust, healthy & homely white bean soup is simmered with everyday aromatics like onions, garlic, tomatoes and celery.

    But the real magic happens when it gets enriched with a good drizzle of olive oil in the end.

    Get the Recipe: Fasolada

    32. Trinidadian Curry Chicken

    This curry chicken from the Caribbean island country of Trinidad hits close to home.

    Curry powder and fresh herbs and aromatics in their green seasoning form the base of this super simple chicken affair.

    Get the Recipe: Trini Chicken Curry

    33. Chicken Masala

    Homestyle Indian Masala. Simple, yet crowd pleasing. Impress your friends and neighbors… Guess what?

    Indian doesn’t have to mean spicy! But it sure means flavorful!

    Get the Recipe: Chicken Masala

    34. American Goulash

    Now here’s a nostalgic dish from old time Americana… American Goulash! It’s a pantry staple comfort food that goes back over 100 years, and still tastes just as good today.

    Tender macaroni, hearty ground beef, all tossed in a well seasoned tomato sauce along with plenty of cheese. Doesn’t that sound like the ultimate kid friendly dinner?

    Get the Recipe: American Goulash

    35. Puerto Rican Picadillo

    Picadillo is a very traditional home-style dish cooked in Spain and many Latin American countries, as well as the Philippines.

    This picadillo is so versatile, great in tacos, burritos, empanadas or alongside rice and plantains.

    Get the Recipe: Puerto Rican Picadillo

    36. Beef Tagine (Moroccan Beef Stew)

    Brimming with sweet and savory flavors, it’s super fragrant as soon as you start making it.

    Thanks to all the earthy exotic spices like coriander, cumin, cinnamon, turmeric, this stew takes on some amazing flavors from the exotic land called Morocco.

    Get the Recipe: Beef Tagine

    37. Bahamian Boiled Fish

    How does a nice hearty bowl of seafood goodness sound? Don’t let the name deceive you, this Bahamian staple is anything but boring!

    Hearty, flaky fish simmered in a delicious broth with potatoes, onions, tons of lime juice and a bit of hot kick. This is classic island comfort food!

    Get the Recipe: Bahamian Fish Soup

    38. Ribollita (Tuscan White Bean Soup)

    Zuppa Ribollita is a soul warming bowl of comfort. This hearty, rustic soup is a classic Tuscan dish that has been cooked in peasants’ kitchens for centuries.

    Give it a try, we bet you’ll love it!

    Get the Recipe: Tuscan White Bean Soup

    39. Shrimp Creole with Sausage

    This Shrimp Creole with Andouille Sausage is a flavor bomb! Plump shrimp and hearty sausage in a great Creole seasoned tomato sauce.

    If you’re a fan of New Orleans style food like us, this one is going in your rotation!

    Get the Recipe: Shrimp and Sausage Creole

    40. Carbonnade Flamande (Flemish Beef and Beer Stew)

    Make a big pot of this rustic, rich, thick and velvety Flemish beef stew and serve it Belgian style, over everyone’s favorite French fries. 

    Trust us, it will hit all the right Stew Spots

    Get the Recipe: Carbonnade Flamande

    41. Filipino Pork Menudo

    Are you ready for a big bowl of the most delicious, melt in your mouth pork stew? You’ve come to the right place!

    This Filipino Pork Menudo is bursting with soul-satisfying flavors!

    Get the Recipe: Pork Menudo

    42. The BEST Chuck Roast Recipe

    This beef Chuck Roast Recipe is the ideal meal for a special occasion, family get together, or a hearty Sunday dinner.

    Melt in your mouth tender meat, along with carrots, potatoes and onions, braise low and slow in a perfectly seasoned wine infused broth.

    Get the Recipe: Chuck Roast Recipe

    43. Coq au Vin

    Ooh la la! If you’ve never tried Coq au Vin, one bite is all it’s going to take for you to realize why it’s one of the most famous dishes out of France!

    Chicken is braised into tender submission in an herb infused red wine gravy, along with veggies and aromatics for good measure.

    Get the Recipe: Coq au Vin

    44. Cheesy Tortellini Bake

    How about something really easy for dinner tonight? This cheesy tortellini bake is it!

    Even your pickiest eaters are going to love this hearty and comforting pasta dish. Saucy, meaty, cheesy… yep, this one checks all the boxes!

    Get the Recipe: Tortellini Bake

    45. Shrimp Korma

     We’re wrapping this up this list of Dutch Oven Recipes with this great idea…Korma… There is no better curry in the world than korma when it’s cooked right!!!

    Yes, yes this comes from a curry aficionado who was born with curry in her mouth. Who has tasted curry from Indian restaurants in the smallest corners of the world. 

    Get the Recipe: Shrimp Korma


    So there you go, forty five great Dutch Oven Recipes for you to cook. Don’t they all look so cozy and delicious? The only question now is, which to try first?

    Pin or bookmark this collection of great recipes so you always know where to find it. And be sure to subscribe to GypsyPlate, we’re always cooking up new easy recipes for you!

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    Dutch Oven Recipes (45 BEST!)

    Yield: 6 servings
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 40 minutes
    Total Time: 45 minutes

    This great collection of Dutch Oven Recipes includes cozy soups, hearty stews, tasty curries and more! We just love this creamy lemon chicken soup:


    • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
    • 4 Tbsp butter, divided
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 3 Tbsp garlic, chopped
    • 8oz mushrooms, sliced
    • 6 cups chicken broth
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1.5 lemons, juiced
    • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
    • 1 tsp thyme
    • 8oz fresh spinach
    • 1/2 tsp pepper
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 2 tsp paprika


    1. Cut chicken into bite size pieces and season it with salt, pepper and paprika.
    2. Heat 1 Tbsp butter in a dutch oven or soup pot over medium high heat. Add chicken and sear for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Plate it out. Discard excess fat.
    3. Melt in remaining 3 Tbsp butter and sauté onion till it is soft and starts changing color. Add in mushrooms and sauté till soft. Add in garlic and cook for a couple of minutes.
    4. Add in chicken broth and cream and cook for a couple of minutes. Add in lemon juice, parmesan cheese, thyme and chicken and simmer uncovered over medium low heat for 20-25 minutes.
    5. Add in spinach and cook till it starts wilting. Taste and adjust seasonings like salt and lemon juice. Serve immediately.


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    Nutrition Information
    Yield 6 Serving Size 1
    Amount Per Serving Calories 468Total Fat 34gSaturated Fat 18gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 212mgSodium 1533mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 35g

    Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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      • Thank you Alpana. My wife and I love your site. Last night we tried the Puerto Rican stew from this list and it was phenomenal. I’m am bookmarking this one, because with winter coming we’ll be using our Dutch oven plenty!

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