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!
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!
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.
Check out our collection of favorite Stew Recipes!
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.
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 your Dutch Oven and make your life more tasty and easy.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Check out our collection of favorite Soup Recipes!
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.
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.
13. Irish Stew
This classic Irish stew never disappoints anyone. Tender meat, carrots and potatoes simmered slow and low in perfectly seasoned beer broth and you end up with one delicious pot. This stew is a MUST for chilly winter nights.
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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!
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!
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!
17. Brunswick Stew
Brunswick stew – a hearty southern dish that’s perfect for chilly nights. If you love barbecue flavors, this is sure to become one of your new favorites.
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 is one of our favorite Dutch Oven recipes!
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.
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!
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!
Check out our collection of favorite Chili Recipes!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
27. Pork Vindaloo (or any meat of your choice)
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!
Check out our collection of favorite Curry Recipes!
28. White Bean Turkey Chili
This hearty and satisfying White Bean Turkey Chili is a great use for your leftover turkey. The sausage takes it over the top. No turkey leftovers? Try it with rotisserie chicken!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
34. Dal Tadka (Yellow Indian Lentils)
Dal, a staple in every Indian household. There are countless varieties. This is one of the most popular, it is always found in any Indian restaurant.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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!
42. Kedjenou Chicken (Ivory Coast Stew)
Kedjenou is a beloved stew in the Ivory Coast. It’s so simple, yet so spectacularly tasty. Do you want it spicy? Oh, I will show you how to make it spicy!
43. Cauliflower Peas Masala (Gobi Matar)
This Cauliflower Peas Masala, or Gobi Matar, is a classic example of homestyle Indian vegetables. Simple, tasty and healthy. Try this dish and experience the flavors of an everyday Indian household!
44. Chicken Caldereta
Chicken Caldereta… Try this mild yet tasty coconut based Filipino stew. It’s packed with loads of veggies and tons of flavor!
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.
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?
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45 Mains to Cook in a Dutch Oven
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
- Cut chicken into bite size pieces and season it with salt, pepper and paprika.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Add in spinach and cook till it starts wilting. Taste and adjust seasonings like salt and lemon juice. Serve immediately.
- Let me know which recipes you try, I love hearing from you!
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