Recipes to Cook in Your Lodge Dutch Oven

3 minutes
March 22, 2023
Andi Gleeson

A Lodge Dutch oven is surely one of the most versatile pots in any kitchen. You can use these iron beauties to prepare skillet dinners, cook pasta, braise roasts, and even bake bread! I love these posts because they can go from stovetop to oven, which is nice for recipes that need to finish with baking or broiling. Enameled Dutch ovens are sturdy and built to last, so they are definitely a good investment.

An enameled dutch oven is surely one of the most versatile pots in any kitchen. You can use these pots to prepare skillet dinners, cook pasta, braise roasts, and even bake bread! #lodge #dutchoven

How to Choose the Best Dutch Oven for You

You can find Lodge dutch ovens in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they each have their own virtues. Let’s take a look at the top three size choices, and then I’ll get to a collection of dutch oven recipes to cook at home.

My most used dutch oven size is the wide, shallow 3.6-quart pot. I like the wide shape for skillet dinners because there is more surface area for sauteeing vegetables and meats.The deeper 4.6-quart dutch oven is just right for cooking pasta, heating soup, or baking no-knead bread. It’s deep enough to cook a medium-sized pot roast or a whole chicken. This size dutch oven can be easier to store since it isn’t as wide as the first one I mentioned.If you’re cooking for a crowd, you can step up to the 6-quart Lodge dutch oven, which is wide and deep. This size would be good for big batches of soup or chili or larger roasts.I have a Le Creuset enameled dutch oven, which was a generous gift. It is certainly a gorgeous workhorse of a pan, but the price tag is quite a bit higher than the Lodge dutch ovens. Why spend more than you have to? Both brands offer a variety of fun colors and quality workmanship. The Lodge pans are all made in the USA.

What to Cook in Your Dutch Oven

Let’s get to some recipes that will work no matter which pot you choose for your kitchen!

Casserole Recipes for Your Dutch Oven

Whether you need a quick dinner or have a couple hours to spare, this Cabbage Roll Casserole is the recipe for you! (30 minute or low and slow instructions!)Cabbage Roll Casserole

These Cheesy Baked Chicken Macaroni recipe is delicious, easy, and makes GREAT leftovers! I can't wait for you to try it for dinner! #chicken #macaroni #pasta #casseroleBaked Chicken Macaroni

White Chicken Kale Pasta BakeWhite Chicken Kale Pasta Bake

One-Pot Dinners For Your Dutch Oven

Pull up a chair to enjoy this hearty, savory, delicious One Pot Chicken with Sausage and Beans!One Pot Chicken and Sausage with White Beans

30-minute BBQ Bacon Ranch Chicken Pasta has all the flavors you love in an easy, one-pot dinner recipe!One-Pot BBQ Bacon Ranch Chicken Pasta

You'll love this One Skillet Sausage and Rice Recipe for dinner tonight!Sausage and Rice Skillet Dinner

Soups and Stews For Your Dutch Oven

Got leftover pork roast? Put it to good use in this quick and easy chili recipe!Leftover Pork Roast Chili

This Lemon Chicken Soup with rice and spinach is light, easy, healthy, and comforting. It will be your go-to dinner recipe on cold days! #lemon #chicken #soupLemon Chicken Rice Soup

This may be the BEST Creamy Chicken Soup with Wild Rice! My whole family loves it!Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Now, go enjoy your dutch oven cooking!

Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


1 year ago

Can I cook a pot roast in this pot

1 year ago

Yes, you can Carol! Share an image with us of how it would look. I’d better try this one also haha!

Patricia Bopst
2 years ago

How do I get the recipe for one pot Italian sausage and rice casserole? I Love my Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven And My Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven. L

1 year ago

Hi, Patricia Bopst! You can search for it on the search tab of this webpage.

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