77+ Easy Dutch Oven Camping Recipes (BEST Delicious Meals For Campfire Cooking)

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Breakfast Recipes

Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Fresh lemon and blueberries create these amazingly delicious, slightly sticky muffins that just might make you forget your table manners and lick your fingers! Make a quick batter and pour it into foil cupcake liners to bake these beautifully imperfect muffins.

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Tomato And Avocado Frittata

Camp breakfast ideas, like this frittata, are my favorite because everyone can eat at the same time rather than cooking individual eggs to order. The combination of tomato, avocado and cheddar cheese please my camping crowd every time I serve this yummy breakfast.

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French Toast

The warm flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, make this French toast the perfect breakfast on fall and winter camping menus. Drizzle the sweet powdered sugar glaze and your meal is served! Much of this recipe can be prepped-ahead so you just have to “dump and bake” at camp.

Camping Dutch Oven Cinnamon Campfire French Toast With Powdered Sugar Glaze by CampingForFoodies

Mountain Man Breakfast

Our mountain man hearty breakfast recipe is cheesy, meaty and moist! The hot breakfast sausage, green chilies and cheddar cheese create slightly spicy flavors with a nod to the American southwest. With eggs and hash browns added to the mix, this is truly a one pot breakfast that is hearty enough to keep you satisfied until dinner!

Mountain Man Camping Breakfast Dutch Oven Recipe by CampingForFoodies

Lemon Blueberry Topped Dutch Baby

Dutch baby recipes are really easy to make in camping ovens. Just mix up a simple batter, pour into the pot and bake till puffy. This one features fresh blueberries tossed in lemon and sugar to create a slightly sweet topping making a great go-to breakfast or fabulous camping dessert.

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Campfire Donuts

These donuts only use 3 ingredients and take mere minutes to make. They are made with refrigerator biscuit dough. Just cut a circle in the center to create the doughnut shape and doughnut holes, then fry and enjoy this warm sweet treat for breakfast or dessert!

Refrigerator Biscuits Dutch Oven Campfire Donuts by CampingForFoodies features donuts and donut holes frying in a cast iron Dutch oven sitting on a grate in a campfire ring, they are golden brown on one side and some are just being flipped to cook the other side with text over the image that reads refrigerator biscuits campfire donuts.

Dutch Oven Egg Bake

This egg bake requires NO chopping and is a simple recipe that is put together in a flash when you are cooking with hot coals from a morning campfire. It’s one of our camping breakfast ideas that includes eggs, breakfast meat and potatoes all in one pot.

Egg Bake Dutch Oven Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a slice of an egg bake on a blue camping plate with red strawberries and toasted English muffins on the side and text over the image reading egg bake.

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Breakfast Burrito Camping Recipe

Camp fire cooking doesn’t get much easier than throwing a pot over fire and quickly cooking up chorizo, eggs and cheddar cheese to wrap in tortillas for breakfast. Cook these burritos using a cast iron skillet or oven to make one of the best easy camping meals.

Breakfast Burrito Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a sausage and egg breakfast burrito topped with sour cream and cilantro on a blue camping plate ready to be served at the campsite alongside a cast iron camp Dutch oven filled with the sausage and egg filling, all are sitting on a campfire grill grate in a campfire ring with text over the image that reads breakfast burrito camping recipe.

Bacon Scramble

We took ordinary scrambled eggs and turned them into a gourmet recipe for breakfast by adding a bit of bacon, onion, tomatoes, spinach (yes, I said spinach) and cheddar cheese to make this fantastic bacon scramble that will be on your table in 30 minutes!

Dutch Oven Bacon Scramble by CampingForFoodies features a cast iron camp Dutch oven filled with a cooked breakfast ready to be served at the campsite which includes bacon, eggs, onions, spinach, tomatoes and melted cheddar cheese with text over the image that reads bacon scramble.

Dutch Oven Scrambled Eggs

These basic scrambled eggs are jazzed up just a bit with onion and cheese. This super simple breakfast can be cooked using the heat from a campfire, charcoal briquettes or propane stoves like your camp stove or RV stove.

Dutch Oven Scrambled Eggs Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies is a cast iron Dutch oven sitting on a campfire grate in a fire ring, the fluffy yellow scrambled eggs have melted cheese and are topped with bright green parsley ready to be served at the campsite, text over the image reads scrambled eggs.

Coffee Cake

The best part about making this coffee cake for breakfast is having leftovers later in the day! The cinnamon and brown sugar are not overpowering and the powdered sugar is a nice finishing touch to this cake that takes about a half hour total time!

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Breakfast Pizza

Looking for breakfast camping meals camping kids will get excited about? Try pizza! This cornmeal batter crust is topped with ham, cheese, green onions and tomatoes. If I’m cooking for a bigger crowd, I make this pizza and coffee cake so they stack-bake at the same time.

Easy Dutch Oven Breakfast Pizza Camping Recipe which is one of our favorite CampingForFoodies one pot Dutch oven camping recipes for outdoor cooking with campfires and charcoal briquettes!

Savory Dutch Baby

Got bacon and cheese lovers in your camp crowd? This savory Dutch baby is soooooo good and easy too! You don’t even have to serve it with forks because you slice it like a piece of pizza and enjoy the slightly crispy crunch of the pancake-like crust.

Dutch Oven Camping Recipe Savory Dutch Baby by CampingForFoodies

Southwestern Breakfast Casserole

This breakfast casserole is one of our favorites boasting Southwestern flavors that come from the chorizo sausage, colby jack cheese, green chilis and cilantro. It will make you jump out of your sleeping bag when your food is this flavorful!

Easy Southwestern Dutch Oven Breakfast Casserole Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies

Eggs Baked In Avocados

Do your outdoor cast iron cooking meals look like art? These breakfast eggs in avocados have to be one of the cutest breakfast camping recipes of all time! You just slice the avocados, remove the pits, crack in an egg, top with some seasonings and bake!

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Bacon And Cheese Quiche

Do you know what to cook for lunch? Quiche! My husband thought quiche should only be served at “lunch for ladies” until he tried this recipe with bacon and cheese. I have NEVER met a person who loves bacon as much as my husband does! LOL

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This quiche takes a bit more effort than our other easy camping lunches but it is worth it! When I am making camping meals for two, I prepare this quiche for a hot breakfast … refrigerate the leftovers and then serve it cold the next day with a nice side salad for lunch or a light dinner!


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Appetizers And Snacks Recipes

Camping Nachos

Want to know what to make when you need a Mexican-themed camping appetizer? Here it is! Campfire cooking doesn’t get any easier or more fun than these tasty nachos that only take 5 minutes prep time and 15 minutes to cook! This delicious recipe is the perfect starter to a meal featuring your favorite Mexican food.

Camping Nachos Dutch Oven Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies is an image of campfire nachos cast iron Dutch oven pot with loaded nachos topped with melted cheese, fire roasted tomatoes, sour cream, black olives and cilantro. The Dutch oven is set on the stump of a log at a campsite on a bright sunny day.

Hot Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Do you know what to cook for camp parties? This hot dip! It is packed with flavor from the cheese, spinach and artichokes. Serve it with crackers and baguette bread slices for dipping. It’s great for happy hour snacks and camping potlucks!

This awesome hot cheesy spinach artichoke dip campfire Dutch oven appetizer recipe is one of our favorite camping recipes and easy campingforfoodies appetizers for outdoor cooking over campfires!

Stuffed Baby Bells

You can’t eat just one when it comes to enjoying these stuffed baby bells appetizer bites. Mix a bit of Italian sausage, garlic, onion, cheddar and cream cheese to stuff into baby bell peppers and bake for an AMAZING treat. These little gems will disappear right before your very eyes!

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Get more ideas to make yummy camping snacks like Strawberry Basil Bruschetta, Fresh Guacamole, Rosemary Spiced Nuts and more!


Side Dish Recipes

Classic Sage Sausage Dressing

When you’re making big dinners for camping holiday events, like Thanksgiving, you are probably making camping food for a crowd along with a bunch of other menu items. A serving of sage and sausage stuffing is one of our must-have camping side dishes in the fall.

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Mac And Cheese

This mac and cheese is one of the most comforting easy camping side dishes to indulge in at the campsite. It’s made with processed cheeses for simplicity and reduce the amount of cold storage space required for the ingredients! Pair it with a quick grilled burger or hot dogs and dinner is served!

Mac And Cheese Dutch Oven Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a cast iron camp Dutch oven pot filled with creamy macaroni and cheese topped with a golden brown crumb topping ready to be served at the campsite with a campfire roaring in the background with text over the image that reads Mac And Cheese Dutch Oven Camping Recipe.

Dinner Recipes

With over 30 camp oven recipes for dinners, you can make a new meal every day of the month without repeating a recipe!

Chicken

Easy Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie With Refrigerated Biscuits

This filling and hearty semi-homemade chicken pot pie is really simple because of the fluffy upper-crust that is made using refrigerated biscuits. Another shortcut comes from the frozen mixed veggies that are already chopped for you!

Campfire Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with a big helping of chicken pot pie dinner in front of a cast iron camp Dutch oven with a serving spoon and a fluffy biscuit upper-crust chicken pot pie with carrots, peas, green beans and corn with text over the image that reads chicken pot pie.

Dijon Mustard Sauce Chicken

A super-simple way to dress up a standard budget-friendly chicken breast without a lot of effort is with this easy Dijon mustard sauce recipe. Making a fast pan sauce is one of my favorite ways to elevate meat when cooking at camp.

Simple, Easy And Creamy Cast Iron Campfire Dutch Oven Dijon Mustard Sauce Chicken Recipe by CampingForFoodies

Dutch Oven Chicken And Potatoes

You gotta love one pot camping meals you can cook over a campfire or on a camp stove. This yummy dinner combines chicken, potatoes and carrots in one Dutch oven. We add a bit of bacon to create tons of flavor with minimal effort.

Camping Dutch Oven Chicken And Potatoes by CampingForFoodies features a cast iron camp Dutch oven sitting in a campfire ring with a wooden log burning in the background, the pot is filled with a camping dinner of chicken, potatoes and carrots all topped with bright green parsley, the text over the image reads chicken and potatoes.

Chicken Enchiladas

If you like ooey, gooey, cheesy Mexican food, you’re going to agree: This is one of the best camping dinners! These simple enchiladas start with pre-cooked shredded chicken and a prepared sauce. Chop some onion, stuff the tortillas and in 10 minutes, this meal is ready to bake.

Cast Iron Dutch Oven Chicken Enchiladas by CampingForFoodies features a camp Dutch oven with baked chicken enchiladas in a red sauce covered with a golden yellow melted cheddar cheese and topped with bright green chopped cilantro all ready to be served at the campsite along with a cast iron Dutch oven lid in the background setting on a charcoal chimney and grey ash covered charcoals on the lid with text over the image that reads chicken enchiladas.

Thai Chicken Recipe

Thai chicken is the best dinner if you want to just “dump, simmer and serve” at the campsite because it is one of our awesome make ahead camping meals! This recipe uses coconut milk, peanut butter and a blend of spices making ordinary chicken taste amazing!

Make-Ahead Dutch Oven Thai Campfire Chicken Recipe by CampingForFoodies

Latin Chicken

You’ll find a new favorite one pot camping dinner when you try this Latin chicken recipe. It includes the black beans, chicken and potatoes all simmering together in a simple sauce. This is a great meal if you want to do campfire cooking tripod style or use a grate.

Latin Campfire Chicken by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron camp Dutch oven in a campfire ring setting on a cooking grate filled with cooked chicken, sweet potatoes, red bell pepper, black beans and cilantro ready for serving at the campsite with a roaring campfire in the background with text over the image that reads Latin campfire chicken.

Dutch Oven Chicken And Rice

The ultimate dinner ideas from the Midwest include casseroles! When you want a really warm and hearty comfort food meal at camp, try this baked chicken and rice casserole that is super easy and doesn’t use canned soup … the creaminess comes from cream cheese!

Dutch Oven Chicken And Rice Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a cast iron camp Dutch oven filled with a creamy chicken and rice recipe that include carrots and peas and is ready to be served at the campsite with text over the image that reads Dutch oven chicken and rice.

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Camp Oven Chicken Curry

Enjoy this almost-gourmet camp meal without a ton of work! The curry and coconut milk in this dinner do the job of bringing big flavor to this yummy meal! For my family, this is one of the most requested camping dinner recipes they always crave.

Dutch Oven Chicken Curry by CampingForFoodies features a cast iron Dutch oven on a campfire cooking grate filled with curry chicken in a yellow sauce with potatoes and carrots and a campfire blazing in the background with text over the image that reads Dutch oven chicken curry.

Middle Eastern Inspired Chicken

It is so refreshing to do flavors from around the world at your campsite! Carla, a reader, made a comment about the guy who was shocked to find out he was eating fruit and loved it after she served him this Middle Eastern inspired chicken with dried apricots and dates.

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Italian Chicken Cacciatore

When you’re in the mood for simple Italian dishes offering healthy alternatives to using a sausage-based meat sauce, try chicken cacciatore. It is one of those easy dinners for camping because you chop everything at home, throw it into a freezer bag then dump and cook at camp.

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Lemon Feta Chicken

You gotta love using an inexpensive protein, like chicken, for cooking at the campsite. These subtle and fresh Greek-inspired flavors come from the garlic, lemon juice, kalamata olives and feta cheese to perk-up basic chicken. This dinner only takes 15 minutes to prep for cooking!

This Lemon Feta Campfire Chicken Dutch Oven Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies is sitting on a tree stump at a dispersed campsite in the mountains. The white feta cheese is sprinkled on top of the chicken with red tomatoes, bright green parsley and salty kalamata olives.

American Chinese Chop Suey

You don’t have to miss your favorite Chinese takeout meal while you are camping! This chicken chop suey is made from readily available, simple ingredients you can find in your local grocery store!

American Chinese Chicken Chop Suey Dutch Oven Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a serving of chicken chop suey over a bed of rice on a blue camping plate ready to be served at the campsite with a cast iron Dutch oven sitting on a grate in a campfire ring filled with more chop suey ready to be served with text over the image that reads Chinese Chop Suey.

Dutch Oven White Chicken Chili

We love making chili on our camping trips. This version is a white chili made with cubed chicken breast meat and great Northern beans. The thick and creamy texture is easily achieved with cream cheese. It has a slightly Mexican flavor profile from the cumin, green chiles and cilantro. This one is a keeper!

White Chicken Chili Dutch Oven Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping bowl filled with rich and creamy white chicken chili, on a blue camping plate with toasted wedges of flour tortillas with text over the image that reads white chicken chili.

Beef

Dutch Oven Beef Sandwiches

If you have 2 minutes and 3 basic ingredients, you’re ready to make this easy camping recipe that requires NO prepping! The beef roast is made really tender with a low and slow cooking process. The mild peppers provide a tangy flavor with just a tad of heat.

Dutch Oven Beef Sandwiches by CampingForFoodies features a shredded beef sandwich on a hoagie roll topped with mildly spicy green peppers on a blue camping plate alongside a serving of coleslaw and dill pickles ready to be served and setting in front of a black cast iron camp Dutch oven with text over the image that reads Beef Sandwiches.

Dutch Oven Chili Mac

This recipe uses beef, beans, tomatoes and cheese to create a great combination that offers a homemade classic comfort food one-pot meal. Finicky kids and fussy adults all love this warm and hearty dinner.

Dutch Oven Chili Mac by CampingForFoodies features a cast iron camp Dutch oven sitting over a campfire on a cooking grate, it is filled with chili mac that is being served, another single portion is placed alongside the Dutch oven in a blue camping bowl with a spoon in it and ready to eat with text over the image that reads Dutch Oven Chili Mac.

Dutch Oven Steak

Using flank steak makes this recipe affordable, using a simple marinade makes it easy and tender, adding potatoes makes it a one pot meal. You are gonna LOVE this almost-gourmet dinner!

Dutch Oven Steak Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a cast iron camp Dutch oven filled with steak and white and purple fingerling potatoes topped with fresh parsley ready to be served at the campsite with text over the image that reads Dutch oven steak and potatoes.

Beef Stroganoff

This stroganoff is a quick and simple one pot meal that does not skimp on flavor! You’ll brown strips of flat iron steak, sauté the mushrooms, onion and garlic add some beef broth and boil the pasta then mix in a bit of sour cream and voila … it’s dinnertime!

This Dutch Oven Beef Stroganoff Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies is ready for serving as it sits in a camp Dutch oven inside a campfire ring on a sunny camp day. The golden colored pasta is mixed with the creamy sauce and meat, all covered with bright green fresh parsley.

Cast iron campfire cooking recipes can be set up two ways. You can use your tripod over fire pits to hang your vessel over the heat or you can place it directly on a stationary camp fire grate that is set on the fire pit floor or attached to a camp fire ring.

I prefer stationary grates when I’m cooking my easy campfire recipes in windy conditions, like you can see in the video of me making my beef stroganoff recipe. In calm conditions, I like using a tripod like I did when I made my stew video.

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Campfire Stew

When it comes to warm and hearty camp oven suppers, this beef stew camping recipe gets 5 STARS! It has a thick tomato-based sauce and veggies that are cooked together with cubed beef chuck that gets fork tender! It’s a lip-smacking one pot camping meal you’ll love! I like using the tripod in our campfire cooking kit but I’ve also made this stew using an over-fire grill grate.

Campfire Stew Dutch Oven Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies

Campfire Roast Beef

Camp cooking is really flavorful with very few ingredients, if you know which ones to use. This easy pot roast recipe cooks fork-tender roast beef over your campfire using beef broth, canned fire roasted tomatoes, canned green chile peppers and Mexican seasoning blend to flavor the beef roast and potatoes.

Campfire Roast Beef Dutch Oven Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies is a Mexican flavored recipe with slices of roast beef, potatoes and colorful vegetables on a blue camping plate ready to be served with a background of the partially sliced beef sitting in a cast iron campfire Dutch oven on a grate over a campfire alongside a cast iron skillet with charred green beans, peas and carrots; the text over the image reads campfire roast beef.

Camping Tacos

Cooking with cast iron ovens doesn’t mean you are slow cooking all day long. These super-fast tacos can be on the table in 20 minutes or less! And, you can cook them over a campfire, using charcoal briquettes or make them as one of our speedy camp stove recipes!

Dutch Oven Camping Tacos by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping plate filled with ground beef hamburger tacos in hard shells topped with shredded cheddar cheese, cilantro, onions, tomatoes, guacamole and sour cream with a background of a forest with green trees and a campfire wood pile and text over the image that reads Dutch oven camping tacos.

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Asian Beef And Broccoli

You can’t get much faster when it comes to cooking camp dinners. This beef and broccoli make-ahead freezer meal uses apple cider vinegar to tenderize flat iron steak flavored with a blend of Asian spices. Do the prep at home, then “dump and cook” over your campfire!

Asian Beef And Broccoli Camping Dutch Oven Recipe by CampingForFoodies

French Dip Beef Sandwiches

Flank steak is transformed with simple ingredients to make this French dip sandwich which is a ”dump and cook” meal prepped at home, then frozen in a freezer bag for quick defrosting and cooking at camp. It satisfies the hearty hot sandwich fan and low maintenance campsite cook!

French Dip Beef Sandwiches Dutch Oven Campfire Recipe by CampingForFoodies

Dutch Oven BBQ Ribs

These tender mouth-watering ribs require a little time and attention. The meat simmers in sauce about 6 hours, so, read a book or play a game of horseshoes around camp so you can easily maintain the charcoal briquettes or camp fire throughout the day. You won’t be disappointed in these ribs!

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Spicy Steak Chili

This chili WON’T have your camping crowd asking “Where’s the meat?” Forget the hamburger, this recipe calls for steak! The chuck steak, bacon and beef stock are the start to a magical meal that has an amazing flavor combination of dried spices and black beans to create a hearty chili.

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Pasta

One Pot Creamy Cajun Chicken Camping Pasta

When you have pre-cooked chicken breasts ready to slice and drop into a quick pasta recipe, you can get a fantastic dinner on the table in minutes! This one pot dinner combines chicken and farfalle pasta with cream cheese, fire roasted tomatoes, some seasonings and a fresh jalapeno pepper to make a mildly spicy meal that is balanced with a rich and velvety sauce.

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta One Pot Dutch Oven Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a blue camping dinner plate filled with bowtie pasta and sliced chicken in a creamy Cajun sauce sitting in front of a cast iron camp Dutch oven with more of the pasta recipe and serving spoon next to the Dutch oven lid that is leaning against a log for the campfire with text over the image that reads Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta.

Dutch Oven Pasta Stuffed Manicotti

This recipe was designed for outdoor camp cooking with minimal effort, producing a restaurant-quality meal! You’ll be amazed at how delicious these simple ingredients taste. Just combine Italian sausage, three types of cheese, jarred spaghetti sauce and fill the manicotti noodles to bake in sauce.

Dutch Oven Pasta Stuffed Manicotti Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a camp Dutch oven with a scoop of the meal taken out and placed on a blue camping plate ready to eat at the campsite with text over the image that reads stuffed manicotti camping recipe.

Goulash

Want warm comfort food for cold weather trips? This goulash is one of our dinners cooked using a campfire grate or tripod. If you need an alternative to open fire cooking, it can be one of those simple meals cooked over a camping stove too.

Campfire Goulash by CampingForFoodies features a cast iron camp Dutch oven sitting on a grate in a campfire ring with a campfire burning in the background, the pot is filled with goulash and sprinkled with parmesan cheese and ready to be served with text over the image that reads campfire goulash.

One Pot Spaghetti

This super-simple one pot dinner can be made over a camp fire or camp stove. Best of all, it only takes 5 minutes of prep before you can start cooking! You don’t need to pre-boil the spaghetti, it cooks directly in the sauce!

Spaghetti One Pot Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a large black cast iron skillet setting on a tree stump against a background of beautiful rock formations and evergreen trees at a campsite, the pan is filled with pasta cooked in a sausage tomato sauce and topped with fresh basil and parmesan cheese with text over the image that reads spaghetti one pot camping recipe.

Dutch Oven Lasagna

Just like at home, camp lasagna is a bit of a chore. Really, it takes lots of yummy ingredients to get a nice depth of flavor with this classic, family-favorite comfort food. Using ready-to-bake (no boiling required) pasta makes this version an easier recipe for camping dinners.

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Dutch Oven Spaghetti And Meatballs

Adding a little wine to the sauce made this dish one of my best dinner recipes; my regular camping crowd begs for it on my camp menus! The homemade meatballs use ground beef and pork making them flavorful and tender. The wine, tomatoes and garlic produce a delicious sauce.

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Pizza

Dutch Oven Pizza

This “from scratch” pizza is made simple by using a batter-based crust rather than a traditional dough crust. One reader comment made me laugh: “Thank you for this recipe! I am now a camp cook hero to my pizza-loving husband!”  You can add all of your favorite toppings to this yummy camp dinner.

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Easy Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Combining prepared ingredients with fresh ones is one way I make great meals at the campsite without tons of effort. This pizza is one of those. It uses a prepared crust and Alfredo sauce then adds some cherry tomatoes, pre-cooked shredded chicken, a couple of cheeses, green onions and basil.

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Chicken Pesto Pizza

Our family likes putting anything on top of a pizza (especially my homemade pesto) but I also use prepared pesto to make this simple recipe. Add a bit of cooked shredded chicken, mozzarella and parmesan cheese then top with fresh basil leaves for a quick and yummy dinner.

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Pork

Dutch Oven Pork Chops And Rice

One-pot camping recipes make dinner so easy! This one combines pork chops with rice, garlic, tomatoes and bell pepper slices to create a mild Italian flavor profile. This simple meal is quick to prep and easy to cook.

Pork Chops And Rice Dutch Oven Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron Dutch oven filled with a meal ready to be served at the campsite alongside a blue camp plate topped with a single serving that includes a bed of rice mixed with onions, green pepper strips and tomatoes topped with a pork chop with text over the image that reads pork chops and rice.

Pork Chops

Simmer these slightly sweet and totally tender pork chops using campfire coals, charcoal briquettes or even a camp stove! The AMAZING flavor comes from seasoning then browning the pork chops followed by cooking them in a sauce made from chicken broth, cider vinegar, brown sugar and fresh garlic.

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Hot Italian Sausage Soup

Camping soups are typically starters for meals but this hearty recipe makes a full meal when served with crusty bread. The Italian sausage, potatoes, spinach, garlic and cream are combined for cooking over open fires to create a delectable meal for your next camping trip in cold weather.

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I make this soup in a 12 inch Deep (not standard depth) oven that holds 8 Quarts (not to be confused with a 12qt oven which is also known as 16 inch classic depth oven). For more information on determining what’s a oven size capacity that best fits your needs, check out “What size Dutch oven should I buy for camping?” later in this post.


Dutch Oven Sausage

Lots of one pot meals consist of stews and varieties of chili. This sausage features beer brats, onions, peppers and potatoes cooked together in a yummy beef broth. It only takes about 5 minutes to prep and provides a hearty one pot dinner meal.

Dutch Oven Sausage Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a one pot camping meal that is ready to be served at the campsite and includes browned beer brats over onions, peppers and potatoes in a delicious beef broth with text over the image that reads Dutch oven sausage camping recipe.

Sausage Sauerkraut

Only have 10 minutes to make dinner? This meal only uses 3 ingredients and needs no prep! The smoked sausage has all the flavor you need to spice up the sauerkraut and bread dumplings. I like serving a dab of Dijon mustard for a little extra zing.

Sausage Sauerkraut Dutch Oven Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies is a meal ready to be served on a blue camping plate with sliced smoked sausage along with sauerkraut, dumplings, mustard and pickles with a background of a camp dutch oven filled with more food ready to be served with text over the image reading sausage sauerkraut and dumplings.

Turkey

White Chili

This recipe is a slight twist on the traditional tomato-based chili; it uses ground turkey, white beans and chicken broth as its base. And, because chili and camping cornbread go together like peanut butter and jelly … you’ll find an awesome recipe for jalapeño cornbread here too.

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Seafood

Asian Inspired Campfire Shrimp

When you are in the mood for shrimp at the campsite, you don’t have to make the standard shrimp boil foil packets. This Asian inspired shrimp is one of our gourmet camping meals that has phenomenal flavors from a few fresh ingredients like garlic, green onions, mushrooms and basil.

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Meat Combinations

Dutch Oven Chili

What do you cook when you’re thinking of warm winter camping recipes that are simple one pot camping meals? Chili, of course! This award-winning chili is easy enough to make at the campsite or it can be made at home, frozen and then just reheated.

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Dutch Oven Gumbo

Want dinners camping crowds will enjoy? Try gumbo! We use andouille sausage, chicken, shrimp and bacon for extra flavor. It feeds 10-12 but can be scaled up if you have a 16 inch oven (which is also known as a 12 qt oven).

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Dutch Oven Chili: Secret Family Recipe Revealed

You can never have too many chili recipes for camping trips, right? This one is my brother-in-law’s secret family recipe that he FINALLY shared with me after years of keeping it hush-hush. The homemade spice blend, ground beef, Italian sausage, and a touch of beer make this dinner favorite one that you just can’t stop eating!

Dutch Oven Chili by CampingForFoodies features a blue camp bowl filled with Dutch oven beef chili topped with freshly made cornbread sitting in front of two camp Dutch ovens, one filled with campfire chili and the other filled with jalapeno cornbread with a slice removed and text over the image that reads Dutch oven chili.

Easy Dutch Oven Jambalaya With Shrimp, Chicken & Sausage

This thick tomato-based sauce is a family-friendly version of jambalaya that is not too spicy. Serve some extra spicy creole seasoning, hot sauce or red pepper flakes on the side for the real heat-lovers in your crowd!

Dutch Oven Jambalaya by CampingForFoodies features a cast iron camping Dutch oven filled with chicken, sausage and shrimp jambalaya alongside a pot of white rice in the background and a cast iron lid resting against a camping fire ring with text over the image that reads Dutch Oven Jambalaya.

Desserts

Dutch Oven Carrot Cake

No electric mixers are required for this totally moist carrot cake that is made easy for the campsite! The carrots and raisins create a super-moist cake that is topped with a yummy cream cheese frosting. Try it once and it’ll become one of your favorite camping dessert recipes!

Camping Dessert Dutch Oven Carrot Cake by CampingForFoodies features a moist carrot cake with raisins and nuts topped with a thick cream cheese frosting as a cut slice is being lifted from the cake and ready to be served at the campsite with text over the image that reads Camping Dessert Dutch Oven Carrot Cake.features a moist carrot cake with raisins and nuts topped with a thick cream cheese frosting as a cut slice is being lifted from the cake and ready to be served at the campsite with text over the image that reads Camping Dessert Dutch Oven Carrot Cake.

Camping Smores Dutch Oven Brownies

Ever have s’mores brownies? These little gems are oooey, gooey and an exciting twist on the old campfire dessert. And, they are totally easy to make! You start with a boxed brownie mix then add some pecans, graham crackers and mini marshmallows to make this marvelous dessert.

Smores Brownies Dutch Oven Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies features a Dutch oven filled with baked brownies that are topped with graham cracker and marshmallow toppings and a Dutch oven lid in the background with spent charcoal setting on top and text over the image that reads camping Dutch oven smores brownies.

Dutch Oven Chocolate Lava Cakes

Individual cakes are not just for 5-star restaurants! Make lava cake batter with eggs, sugar, flour, melted butter and chocolate chips. Pour it into a Dutch pot lined with cupcake foil wrappers and bake for 10 minutes to make one of our favorite Dutch oven baked goods.

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Dutch Oven Blueberry Cobbler

Enjoy this cobbler; my blueberry-loving dad sure did when I surprised him with this yummy dessert on his birthday camping trip! You can also change out the berries for another fruit to make an awesome peach cobbler, cherry cobbler or whatever floats your boat.

Easy Cast Iron Dutch Oven Blueberry Cobbler by CampingForFoodies features a camp cooking scene with a campfire blazing in the background and sitting on the ground in front of the campfire ring is a blueberry cobbler that is baked and ready to serve from a cast iron Dutch oven with text over the image that reads blueberry cobbler.

Dutch Oven Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This cake was the winner when all 5 family members agreed they wanted this easy dessert for their “birthday” cake on our annual birthday campout. You start with a cake mix, add some pecans and coconut for extra flavor and texture, then bake this scrumptious, super-simple dessert.

This is a photo of a Dutch Oven Pineapple Upside Down Cake Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies. The moist cake is covered with gooey pineapples dotted with cherries sitting on a table in the mountains at a remote camping site.

Upper Crust Apple Pie

We have celebrated Thanksgiving on trips and this camping apple pie is always on the menu! The upper crust on this pie avoids rolling out dough. Get all of our recipes, trip tips, crafts and decorating ideas to have a wonderful time on Thanksgiving camping trips!

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If you want something even easier, Boy Scout recipes are known to be really quick and simple. They have a super easy apple cobbler recipe that uses canned apple pie filling, cake mix, Sprite and a touch of cinnamon. It’s also called apple dump cake because you just “dump and bake” this easy dessert.


Dutch Oven Berry Cobbler Dessert

This mixed berry cobbler was invented when I needed to use freezer and pantry ingredients prior to a cross-country move. The flavor in the simple batter comes from butter, flour, sugar and vanilla. Pour it into your oven, top with berries and a bit of sugar then bake.

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Caramel Nut Brownies

I’ve made this recipe at camp and at home. These caramel nut brownies freeze well if you cut them in advance, then, you can easily defrost only the number needed to serve. Start with German chocolate cake mix, add some caramels, walnuts and chocolate chips to make this delightful dessert.

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Breads

Dutch Oven Biscuits

This biscuit recipe makes scrumptious flaky and savory little gems. Our family likes making these biscuits while we are whipping up some sausage gravy in a cast iron camping skillet over the fire to create one of our absolute favorite cowboy breakfast meals!

Dutch Oven Biscuits by CampingForFoodies features 9 freshly baked golden brown biscuits that are nestled in a black cast iron Dutch oven at the campsite ready to be served with text over image that reads Dutch oven biscuits.

Dutch Oven Cinnamon Bread

When you’re making bread recipes, the process is simplified if you measure and mix the dry ingredients at home. Then, combine the wet and dry elements at camp and bake! The pecans provide a nice texture and raisins produce a moist sweet cinnamon bread in this recipe.

Easy Dutch Oven Cinnamon Bread Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies. Slices of this golden brown bread are sitting on a blue camping plate and the remaining bread is in a black camp dutch oven ready to be sliced and served.

Whether you are making rolls, breads, biscuits, cakes or anything baked, it is best to cook with charcoal briquettes for a more consistent baking temperature.


Jalapeño Cornbread

I’m not kidding when I say some of our recipes are so good, you’ll need to fend off your campsite neighbors if you share them. This cornbread is one of them! Defrosted frozen corn and a jalapeño pepper are what make this simple from-scratch recipe so tasty.

Campfire Dutch Oven Jalapeno Cornbread Camping Recipe perfect for outdoor cooking and a side dish for your camping meals

Dutch Oven Bread

We like serving a warm, freshly-baked bread alongside our stew recipe. This no yeast bread requires minimal kneading. With a biscuit-like texture, we slice and serve it with a little butter on top. If there are leftovers, a spoonful of jam is the perfect partner!

Dutch Oven Bread Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies is a round loaf of bread with a slice cut out and buttered ready for serving at the campsite with a black cast iron camp Dutch oven and lid in the background and text over image reading Dutch oven bread camping recipe.

When you are baking, a standard depth oven is the best type for bread because it allows for even browning of the top and bottom of the bread at the same time.


Did you ever think about how much a campfire pot looks like a which’s brew when it is simmering away over a blazing fire? Well, if you camp over the trick or treat holiday, you need to check out our Halloween camping food ideas that will satisfy your appetite and put some slightly spooky fun into your meals!


If you are camping without fire during fire bans, you can still bake in your camp oven by using a propane camp stove with a heat diffuser plate and dome.

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Tips For Making Outdoor Recipes

Dutch Oven Temperature Control

No matter what you are cooking … but especially when you are baking … you need to know how to control the temperature.

How To Maintain Dutch Oven Temperature Control When Camp Cooking by CampingForFoodies features a black cast iron camp Dutch oven sitting on the ground with charcoal briquettes on the lid and three firewood logs on the ground protecting the sides as a block from the wind with text over the image that reads temperature control.

Dutch Oven Temperature Chart

If you are cooking with charcoal briquettes, it’s a good idea to keep our chart handy so you know how many coals are needed to maintain a particular temperature for the size of oven you are using.

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How To Use Dutch Oven Liners

When you are baking, it is helpful to use parchment liners … they make it really easy to lift baked goods out of the oven to cool!

How To Use Dutch Oven Liners by CampingForFoodies features a cast iron camp Dutch oven lined with parchment paper and bread dough ready to be baked at the campsite with text over the image that reads how to use Dutch oven liners.

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How To Slow Cook Ribs In Dutch Ovens

It is easy to slow cook ribs if you know how! I like making recipes that are slow cooked on days when I catch up on my reading and can leisurely tend to the coals throughout the day.

How To Slow Cook Ribs In Dutch Ovens by CampingForFoodies has a cast iron camp Dutch oven filled with BBQ sauce and cooking ribs with the lid being lifted off and a partial view of the ribs cooking inside the pot at the campsite, another image includes slow cooked ribs that are plated with a side of campfire corn on the cob and cole slaw with text over the image that reads how to slow cook ribs in Dutch ovens.

Dinner Camp Cooking Tip: When you are cooking your dinner meals, you may not have sufficient lighting to complete the cooking process so be sure your camping lights are strategically positioned before the sun goes down!



How To Use A Dutch Oven

Cooks who know how to properly cook with Dutch ovens, really enjoy the art of cooking with them when they are out in the wilderness! Many cast iron campfire recipes can be transitioned for cooking on propane stoves if you run out of firewood or open flame fires are prohibited during hot and dry weather conditions.

How To Use A Dutch Oven While Camping by CampingForFoodies is a closeup of two camp Dutch ovens. One is stacked on top of the other. They both have charcoal briquettes on their lids and the bottom oven has coals below it sitting on a cast iron griddle on top of green grass. Both ovens are cooking Dutch oven camping recipes that are ready to be served outside at a sunny campsite with text over the image reading how to use Dutch ovens.

Cast Iron Care

Cleaning And Seasoning Cast Iron Cookware

When you are finished with your cooking, you need to do some cleanup. Get all the information you need to clean and season your cast iron cookware and maintain your gear in tip top shape!

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Shopping Tips


Best Dutch Oven For Camping

You can’t make great camp recipes without the right gear! Do you make lots of 10 inch Dutch oven recipes for two or do you make huge camping meals for large groups? Find YOUR personal best Dutch oven that is designed for the way you camp.

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Outdoor Cooking Accessory Buying Guide

Lodge Accessories

For cooking and cleanup, you’ll love these terrific Lodge accessories! You’ll find awesome Lodge camping recipes in their cookbooks. They make really great gear for storage and transportation of your cast iron cookware. Then, after you make their delicious recipes, you can use their terrific accessories for cleaning (the cleaning brushes and pan scrapers are my personal favorites!)

Lodge Dutch Oven Accessories Are The Best Camp Cooking Gear by CampingForFoodies

Camp Oven Accessories

The right accessories make the cooking process easier, more fun and these tools make unique gifts for your favorite camp chefs!

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Slow Cooker To Dutch Camp Oven Conversion

If you have a favorite crock pot meal you want to make in your cast iron camp oven at the campsite, you’ll need to make some adjustments. Check out these tips on crock pot to D. O. conversion for help turning your Grandma’s famous slow cooker meals into recipes for camping.

Make Your Favorite Easy Slow Cooker Recipes Camping With Your Dutch Oven Using A Slow Cooker Conversion Chart And Awesome CampingForFoodies Cast Iron Outdoor Cooking Dutch Ovens Recipes!

Popular Cookbooks

You can find the perfect cook books no matter how simple or complicated you want to get with your food menu. The Boy Scouts are used to making camping meals for a crowd and their Scout’s Cookbook includes basic recipes as well as some that may surprise you!

The Camp Dutch Oven Cookbook is filled with 5 ingredient recipes and is a best seller for people who want easy recipes.

If you use a Lodge camping oven or some other brand, you’ll enjoy The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook that has more of a gourmet camping recipe style requiring a bit more work but produces complex and interesting flavors that are worth the effort. This book contains some of the best Lodge recipes that camping cooks love to make.

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These books make great gifts for budding camping chefs!


Here’s how a real cowboy makes Cowboy Chili

Cowboys have invented some of the best recipes for camping because they are used to cooking with minimal gear in rugged outdoor conditions. Plus, cowboys work up huge appetites so their dinner meals are designed to feed groups of hungry guys.


More Good Camping Food Ideas

See all of our recipes and cooking methods!


Amazingly Delicious And Easy Dutch Oven Camping Recipes by CampingForFoodies
Breakfast Dutch Oven Camping Recipes by CampingForFoodies features a collage of camping food prepared in a camp Dutch oven and ready to eat including Lemon Blueberry Muffins, Tomato And Avocado Frittata, Cinnamon French Toast, Mountain Man Breakfast, Blueberry Dutch Baby and Campfire Donuts with text over the image that reads breakfast Dutch oven recipes.
Dinner Dutch Oven Camping Recipes by CampingForFoodies features a of collage camping food prepared in a camp Dutch oven and ready to eat including campfire goulash, chicken enchiladas, beef stroganoff, campfire stew, Latin chicken and campfire pizza with text over the image that reads dinner Dutch oven recipes.

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