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Dutch Oven Recipes for Camping or Your Backyard Fire Pit

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I have a love affair with my Dutch Oven and I’ve vowed to use it more often this summer–whether it’s while camping or in our backyard firepit. If you’re intimidated by cooking in this outdoor mini oven, no need to be. There are plenty of online tutorials to guide you through but the gist of the Dutch Oven is to place hot coals on the bottom and top to bake in it, or keep coals underneath to cook, just like you would on your stove stop. 

Here are some delicious recipes to try during your next cookout! 

Sprite Chicken. After a long day in the outdoors, this cheesy, bacon-filled chicken casserole hits the spot. Get the recipe.


Sloppy Joes are a great food when camping and this dutch oven recipe makes them super simple. Click here for the recipe.



Cheesy Garlic Bites. Believe it or not, it’s easy to cook really yummy bread in the dutch oven. The secret ingredient: Rhodes frozen dough. You CAN cook amazing bread in the dutch oven without all the fuss.


Campfire Red Beans and Rice. Eating healthy while camping can be difficult without refrigeration. This recipe does not call for highly processed (highly-preserved) ingredients and is just as delicious as it looks.


Pizza. Simply use a pre-made pizza crust that comes in a tube and the Dutch Oven gives it a delicious, rich flavor that can’t be beat. Be sure to add your favorite toppings!


Chili With Cornbread Dumplings. The recipe consists of your standard chili ingredients combined with your standard cornbread ingredients. Together, they are magic!


Here’s an insider tip: Blueberry muffins even better in the woods when cooked in an orange. Recipe here.blueberry

Who doesn’t want to wake up on a crisp morning, get out of your tent and chow down in to warm, gooey, carmel apple cinnamon rolls? Click Here for the recipe.


Do you guys love S’mores just as much as I do? This 10 minute Dutch Oven S’mores Cake recipe is a fun spin on the classic s’more.smores

Want an easy and delicious cobbler that can be made in your oven or while out camping?! Check out this amazing Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler.


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