Save on Pinterest

35 Dutch Oven Dinner Recipes

On chilly days, there's nothing more comforting than a hot meal. These low-and-slow Dutch oven dinners are sure bets for staying warm and full.

1 / 35
Saturday Afternoon Oven Pot Roast Exps Sdam19 229034 B12 05 7b

Saturday Afternoon Oven Pot Roast

This Saturday afternoon pot roast will be a welcome sight on your weekend dinner table and will leave your house smelling heavenly. If you find that the cooking liquid evaporates too quickly, you can add more broth to the Dutch oven. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

Need a side with that? Cozy up to these delicious Dutch oven side dish recipes.

2 / 35
One Pot Mac And Cheese Exps Ft19 197484 F 1213 1 6

One-Pot Mac and Cheese

Who likes cleaning up after making mac and cheese? Not this girl. This one-pot mac and cheese is a family favorite, and my 3-year-old is thrilled to see it coming to the dinner table. We love to add sliced smoked sausage to this creamy mac recipe! —Ashley Lecker, Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 / 35
Apple Cider Chicken N Dumplings Exps Cimz18 20815 B09 05 2b

Apple Cider Chicken 'n' Dumplings

I came up with this recipe one fall when I had an abundance of apple cider. Adding some to a down-home classic was a delectable decision. —Margaret Sumner-Wichmann, Questa, New Mexico

Finish your meal with one of our best Dutch oven dessert recipes.

4 / 35

Favorite Hamburger Stew

I got this hamburger stew recipe from a woman at our church, Lois Henry, when I needed a way to use up our bounty of home-canned tomatoes. My husband loves it, and I like that it's easy to warm up for a carefree dinner in the winter months. —Marcia Clay, Truman, Minnesota
5 / 35
Cashew Rice Pilaf Exps Ciwmz19 11810 B09 04 5b

Cashew Rice Pilaf

This hearty dish will add pizzazz to your plate with its beautiful blend of flavors and colors. I often serve it as a main course with salad and bread. —Tina Coburn, Tucson, Arizona
6 / 35
Creamy Seafood Bisque Exps Ssmz20 57735 B10 11 8b

Creamy Seafood Bisque

This deceptively simple bisque makes a special first course or even a casual meal with a salad or bread. I like to top bowlfuls with shredded Parmesan cheese and green onions. —Wanda Allende, Orlando, Florida

These Dutch oven soup recipes are perfect for chilly nights.

7 / 35
One Pot Salsa Chicken Exps Sdam19 234173 B12 05 10b 10

One-Pot Salsa Chicken

This skillet recipe is a colorful and healthy main dish that can be on the table in just over an hour. The subtle sweet-spicy flavor is a nice surprise. —Ann Sheehy, Lawrence, Massachusetts

Start your meal with one of these Dutch oven appetizers.

8 / 35
Meatless Chili Mac Exps Cimz19 23257 E09 06 6b 2

Meatless Chili Mac

I came across this recipe in a newspaper years ago and it’s been a hit at our house ever since. It’s fast and flavorful, and it appeals to all ages. — Cindy Ragan, North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Check out more vegetarian Dutch oven recipes the whole family will love.

9 / 35
Traditional Italian Wedding Soup Exps Ssbz18 115360 C03 09 2b 2

Traditional Italian Wedding Soup

You don’t have to be Italian to love this easy-to-make soup with tiny round pasta! Add homemade meatballs but use ready-made stock and rotisserie chicken.—Mary Sheetz, Carmel, Indiana

Wake up to one of these beloved Dutch oven breakfast recipes. 

10 / 35
Glazed Corned Beef Exps Ft19 17324 F 1204 1

Glazed Corned Beef

I serve this delicious entree each St. Patrick's Day, even though my family is Dutch, not Irish. The tender meat is topped with a simple, tangy glaze that is so tasty. Leftovers make excellent Reuben sandwiches. —Perlene Hoekema, Lynden, Washington
11 / 35
Coconut Curry Chicken Soup Exps Sbz19 173347 E09 18 3b 3

Coconut Curry Chicken Soup

Similar to a Vietnamese pho rice noodle soup, this red curry soup packs big flavor and a bit of heat. The crisp raw vegetables help cool things down. —Monnie Norasing, Mansfield, Texas

Craving more? We love these other Dutch oven chicken recipes, too.

12 / 35
Creamy Noodle Casserole Exps Bfcbbz19 1658 E01 11 4b 5

Creamy Noodle Casserole

My husband, Ronald, works long hours and frequently doesn't arrive home until past 7 p.m. This casserole is ideal for those late nights—it's just as tasty after it's been warmed in the microwave. —Barb Marshall, Pickerington, Ohio
13 / 35

Chunky Vegetarian Chili

This robust chili teams rice, kidney and pinto beans, and a variety of colorful vegetables for a hearty meatless meal. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
14 / 35

Delish Pesto Pasta with Chicken Marsala

My easy, go-to chicken and pasta recipe is ready and on the table in about a half an hour. It's a fabulous option for those busy weeknights. — Lorraine Stevenski, Land O' Lakes, Florida

Learn how to make a Dutch oven chicken.

15 / 35
Big Batch Jambalaya Exps Cimz19 47348 C01 09 10b

Big-Batch Jambalaya

I make this dish for football-watching parties because it feeds so many people. It leaves my mouth watering for it the rest of the year! —Kecia McCaffrey, South Dennis, Massachusetts
16 / 35
Firehouse Chili Exps Thso17 28156 C04 25 1b

Firehouse Chili

As one of the cooks at the firehouse, I used to prepare meals for 10 men. This firehouse chili recipe was among their favorites. —Richard Clements, San Dimas, California
17 / 35
Hearty Chicken Wild Rice Soup Exps Dodbz20 135785 B07 28 6b

Hearty Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Garlic and herb cream cheese adds subtle notes of flavor to this creamy, hearty soup. On a chilly day, it's like having a bowlful of comfort. —Shelisa Terry, Henderson, Nevada
18 / 35
Exps3133 Fm153592d03 10 4b

Bavarian Pot Roast

Since all my grandparents were German, it's no wonder that so many Bavarian recipes have been handed down to me. Because the Midwest has such a large German population, I feel this recipe represents the area well. —Susan Robertson, Hamilton, Ohio
19 / 35

Cazuela

I learned to make this dish while we were living in Chile for a few months. We grow extra butternut squash in our garden just for this recipe. —Louise Schmid, Marshall, Minnesota
20 / 35
Stamp Of Approval Spaghetti Sauce Exps Mtcbbz17 39564 D02 24 2b 5

Stamp-of-Approval Spaghetti Sauce

My father is very opinionated, especially about food. This recipe received his almost unreachable stamp of approval. I have yet to hear a disagreement from anyone who has tried it! —Melissa Taylor, Higley, Arizona
21 / 35
Exps189486 Sd153323a06 05 1b V2

New England Bean & Bog Cassoulet

When I moved to New England, I embraced the local cuisine. My cassoulet with baked beans pays tribute to a French classic and to New England in one hearty, heartwarming dish. —Devon Delaney, Westport, Connecticut
22 / 35
Easy Chicken And Dumplings Exps Sdon17 24886 B06 30 4b 5

Chicken and Dumplings

Perfect for chilly winter nights, this main course is speedy, low in fat and a delicious one-dish meal. —Nancy Tuck, Elk Falls, Kansas
23 / 35

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Some of the cooks at the restaurant where I work were talking about stuffed pepper soup. We decided to stir up similar ingredients for a stuffed pepper soup recipe. Customer response was overwhelming! —Krista Muddiman, Meadville, Pennsylvania
24 / 35
Chicken Broccoli Rabe Soup With Tortellini Exps Thn17 202727 B06 20 1b 6

Chicken & Broccoli Rabe Soup with Tortellini

With chicken, pasta and a bold tomato broth, this hearty and inviting soup is like a big, comforting hug in a bowl! —Cynthia Gerken, Naples, Florida
25 / 35
Exps35786 Uh153291a05 01 2b 4

Land of Enchantment Posole

My family named this spicy soup after our state moniker, “New Mexico, Land of Enchantment.” We usually make it around Christmas when we have lots of family over…and we never have leftovers. —Suzanne Caldwell Artesia, New Mexico
26 / 35
Soup Bowl Cabbage Rolls Exps Thn17 42548 D06 15 10b 7

Soup-Bowl Cabbage Rolls

This fabulous alternative to traditional stuffed cabbage rolls is so handy for busy weeknights. It warms you up from head to toe. —Terri Pearce, Houston, Texas
27 / 35
Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili Exps Ssbz18 48965 D03 02 6b 7

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

My whole family enjoys this sweet potato black bean chili, but my daughter especially loves it. I like to make it because it's so easy and very flavorful. —Joy Pendley, Ortonville, Michigan
28 / 35
One Pot Spaghetti Dinner Exps Opbz18 148933 C06 29 5b 4

One-Pot Spaghetti Dinner

Mamma mia! What’s the secret to this one-pot spaghetti? A homemade jar sauce and a one-pot cooking method makes this family favorite recipe quick and delicious. —Carol Benzel-Schmidt, Stanwood, Washington
29 / 35
Slow Simmered Burgundy Beef Stew Exps Sdas17 201283 B04 12 3b 5

Slow-Simmered Burgundy Beef Stew

My mother-in-law shared this recipe with me about 25 years ago. Ever since then, it's been a go-to whenever I need good food without a lot of fussing. —Mary Lou Timpson, Colorado City, Arizona
30 / 35
Exps40424 Sd163575d10 08 1b 5

Split Pea Soup with Ham

For a different spin on split pea soup, try this recipe. The flavor is peppery rather than smoky. —Barbara Link, Rancho Cucamonga, California
31 / 35
Sicilian Mac Cheese Exps Cimz18 67896 C09 07 7b 4

Sicilian Mac & Cheese

To give our mac and cheese a Sicilian touch, we mix sausage, basil and fennel with three cheeses for an incredibly comforting casserole. —Michael Cohen, Los Angeles, California
32 / 35
Mom S Roast Beef Exps Hcka19 1237 D08 23 3b 1

Mom's Roast Beef

This well-seasoned roast is Mom’s specialty. Everyone loves slices of the fork-tender roast beef and its savory gravy, and people always ask what her secret ingredients are. Now you have the delicious recipe for our favorite dish! —Linda Gaido, New Brighton, Pennsylvania
33 / 35

Spicy White Chili

I thought the original version of this dish was fine. But my son can't get enough spice, so I added green chiles and other seasonings until I'd created a quick and easy chili he's wild about. —Carlene Bailey, Bradenton, Florida
34 / 35
Lamb Stew Exps119342 Thhc2238742b09 23 7bc Rms 4

Lamb Stew

My grandmother used to make this stew as a special Sunday meal. It's an unforgettable treat from Ireland. —Vickie Desourdy, Washington, North Carolina
35 / 35
Minestrone With Turkey Exps39085 Sd132779d06 05 3bc Rms

Minestrone with Turkey

I remember my mom making this soup; now I make it for my kids as often as I can. It's a good way to use up leftover vegetables. Sometimes I add a can of rinsed and drained kidney or garbanzo beans. —Angela Goodman, Kaneohe, Hawaii

Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an associate editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.
cover
Subscribe & SAVE Save Up To 80%!