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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.

    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!

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    2. Beef Bourguignon (Julia Child Recipe)

    Beef Bourguignon is a savory French classic. Tender chunks of beef, veggies and potatoes braised in a wine infused broth. So good. Foods like these are meant for one happy meal time.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites


    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.

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    4. One-Pot Spaghetti

    No need to dirty multiple pots on busy nights. Simply cook the pasta and sauce together for a one-pot meal. Try your favorite spaghetti meal in your Dutch Oven and make your life more tasty and easy.

    Get the Recipe @ mybakingaddiction


    5. Dutch Oven Pot Roast

    Everyone’s favorite pot roast… try it in the Dutch Oven! Slowly braised in a garlic, herb, mushroom, and wine sauce, this Dutch Oven Pot Roast is a comforting meal you’ll want to make again and again. It’s easy to make, and easier to eat!

    Get the Recipe @ diethood


    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!

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    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!

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    8. Gumbo

    Gumbo, a traditional Creole specialty from Louisiana. A classic blend of meat and seafood and the holy trinity of vegetables along with Creole spices and herbs. This would take a few hours, simmering in its goodness, but the wait would be well worth it when you get to sip your first spoonful!

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven


    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.

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    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.

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    11. Bouillabaisse

    Celebrating some special occasion at home? This French seafood stew is your answer. This fancy and elegant stew is a combination of assorted seafood in a broth. Shrimp, clams, mussels and fresh fish all simmered in a flavorful broth. All you need is some warm crusty bread… Divine.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo


    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 @ cafedelites


    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.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo


    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!

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    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!

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    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!

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    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.

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    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!

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    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. 

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    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!

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    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!

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    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.

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    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!

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    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!

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    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!

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    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.

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    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!

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    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!

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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!

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    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

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    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!

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    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!

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    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!

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    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!

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    45. Roast Chicken in a Dutch Oven

     We’re wrapping this up this list of Dutch Oven Recipes with this great idea… Roast chicken in a Dutch oven! Yes, cooking a whole chicken in a Dutch oven seals in all the juices for an extra succulent, mouthwatering chicken. Try it. You are going to love this!

    Get the Recipe @ thecollegehousewife


    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:

    Ingredients

    • 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

    Instructions

    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.

    Notes

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