Chances are if you have a dutch oven you’re not using it to its full potential. Your dutch oven can do more than just cook vegetables or small side dishes.
Your dutch oven uses are limitless and can be the star of your dinner show. Keep reading to learn about the dutch oven recipes you’re missing out on.
Unique Dutch Oven Uses
Don’t limit your dutch oven to just cooking in the kitchen, think outside of the box to get more use out of this kitchen essential. Here are some of the more unique dutch oven uses you could try today:
- Camping: It’s easy to cook with your dutch oven, so bring it camping and enjoy a meal cooked by the fire.
- Tailgating: Pre-cook the food in your dutch oven and then just heat up when you’re waiting for your favorite game to start.
- Deep fryer: Simply add your favorite deep-frying oil to the dutch oven and heat it up for a quick way to deep fry your favorite foods.
Traditional Dutch Oven Uses
Sometimes you just want to have an easy night dinner or dessert at home too. If you’re looking for ways to keep your dutch oven at home then check out some of these great recipes.
Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler
This mouth-watering peach cobbler recipe is a great new recipe to try in your dutch oven. It’s delicious and very simple to make and guaranteed to make your family happy. You can even bring this recipe camping and cook over any heat source.
Healthy Chicken ‘Zoodle’ Soup
Try something unique tonight by making a chicken noodle soup in your dutch oven. Instead of using noodles, turn the dish gluten-free with zucchini noodles, using any chance you can to get some extra veggies in your diet. This is going to be your new go-to healthy food night.
Dutch Oven Chilli
The dutch oven chili recipe is perfect for those cold winter nights. It’s thick and serves 8 people, so you most likely get to save the leftovers for later.
It’s also easy to adjust any part of the recipe to fit your taste, making it milder by using fewer jalapenos or cayenne pepper, or if you want it more spicy leaves the seeds of the jalapenos in.
When you poach chicken it helps prevent it from drying out, giving you more tender meat. This is a great use of your dutch oven for any shredded chicken recipes you prefer. Use a deep, wide dutch oven so it holds enough water to completely cover the chicken, allowing it to cook thoroughly.
Don’t dirty up all the dishes in your kitchen, instead try some one-pot recipes. This delicious meatball and pasta O’s recipe is a great take on the classic kid’s food, Spaghettios. You’re never too old to enjoy something great from your childhood, and this recipe will take you there, without the mess.
Get Cooking Today
Now that you know the dutch oven uses you’ve been missing out on, start cooking today!
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