A few years ago, my sister shared with me her love of Dutch ovens. Ever since then, I have found that they are one of my absolute favorite tools in the kitchen. This list of Dutch oven one-pot meals is ideal for anyone who wants to cut back on the clean up after dinner. You can make so many different foods in a Dutch oven, not just the classic soup or stew!
Dutch Oven One Pot Meals
If you like the idea of a one-pot meal, then having the right tools on hand is necessary. One of the things I love the most about my Dutch oven is that the enamel coating also makes it so easy to clean. Don't worry though - you don't need a pricey option. My favorite is the Amazon Basics Dutch oven that costs less than $50!
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Rich Pork Stew with Root Vegetables
You may have had a beef stew, but have you ever had pork stew? If not, you are in for a treat. This deliciousness is rich and oh, so very satisfying. I love the addition of plenty of vegetables and the rich soup base is sure to please.
Source: Scrambled Chefs
Dutch Oven Tortellini Soup with Sausage
You've probably had some variation of a tortellini soup in your life, but this one is my personal favorite. It's rich, creamy, cheesy, and has tons of delicious bits of sausage in every single bite.
Source: Scrambled Chefs
Copycat Zuppa Toscana Soup Recipe
This can be made in any stockpot or soup pot, but I love the Dutch oven for holding in that heat and making this recipe even more delicious than the ever-popular Olive Garden recipe.
Source: Scrambled Chefs
Homemade Broccoli Cheese Casserole
I can't even begin to say how much we love this recipe. There is nothing more classic than a good old fashioned broccoli cheese casserole. This works great for a meal by itself or can be paired with the main meat entree if preferred.
Source: Craft Create Cook
Guinness Beef Stew Recipe
For a richer flavor, reach for the Guinness to pair with this classic beef stew recipe. Tons of richness develops with this addition to the broth and is ideal for a hearty meal any day of the week.
Source: Mommy Musings
Pork Stew with Sweet Potatoes
This is another tasty spin on a pork stew, but this time with a bit sweeter flavor profile. Sweet potatoes really compliment the pork in this recipe and are a perfect source of great fiber.
Source: Our Wabi Sabi Life
Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie
The ultimate one-pot meal that everyone loves is chicken pot pie. I absolutely adore this version with tender chicken, vegetables, and a perfectly flaky crust. Every bite is perfection.
Source: Delicious Made Easy
Dutch Oven Lasagna
Layers of pasta, sauce, and cheese combine for a comfort food meal that is going to become a family favorite. Just look at the richness obvious on top of this lasagna.
Source: The Cookie Rookie
Dutch Oven Enchiladas
Corn tortillas filled with black beans, cheese, spices, and covered in a rich enchilada sauce create a perfect combination of flavors in every single bite. I love how simple this recipe is and that it is vegetarian so easy to share with anyone at your table.
Source: Fresh Off the Grid
One-Pot Ziti with Sausage
Baked ziti is always a favorite choice when talking about easy pasta bakes. Italian sausage and sauce with tons of fresh mozzarella make what is truly a simple meal feel like you slaved in the kitchen for hours to create.
Source: Spicy Southern Kitchen
Yankee Pot Roast
Pot roast is one of my family favorites. While I haven't had this particular recipe, it does sound absolutely delicious. What could go wrong with adding bacon to a favorite roast? To me, this is the ideal Sunday dinner recipe and the Dutch oven makes that easy to create!
Source: Dinner at the Zoo
Dutch Oven Awesome Chili
We all know that the Dutch oven is made to make chili! This recipe does truly look awesome. Packed with beans, meat, and a rich spicy sauce, it's the perfect choice for breaking in your Dutch oven.
Source: Dutch Oven Daddy
Best Ever One Pot Beef Stew
If you have ever walked into a kitchen preparing beef stew, then you know the smell that makes your mouth water. This recipe is that one that you NEED to make on a regular basis. The first snowfall hits, and this is what I pull out to make for my family.
Source: The Busy Baker
Dutch Oven Pulled Pork Recipe
One of my favorite things to do with a Dutch oven is to use it for slowly braised meat. This pulled pork recipe exhibits just how easy it is to take a tough cut of meat and make it tender, juicy, and flavor packed. Bonus? This is keto-friendly!
Source: Here to Cook
Best Dutch Oven Whole Chicken
A whole roasted chicken is one of my favorite ways to create a satisfying but budget-friendly meal. We eat meat alongside potatoes and vegetables one day and shred for soup or salads the next.
Source: Temecula Blogs
Balsamic Braised Lamb Shanks
When you are thinking about a decadent entree for a holiday gathering or to impress guests, let the Dutch oven do all of the work! These braised lamb shanks are one of those recipes you tuck away to wow guests and make only on occasion, but when you do, everyone raves!
Mustard Chicken Recipe
Don't be put off by the mustard in this dish. The rich sauce and perfect tangy flavor add to the richness of chicken thighs to create a meal that everyone will beg you to hand over the recipe for.
Source: Lavender and Macarons
Butternut Squash Risotto
I had a love/hate relationship with butternut squash for many years. Then, I discovered creamy squash soups and this tasty risotto. While it isn't what most would consider a whole meal, I love the depth of flavor and comforting taste of this. In my house, this is an entree!
Source: Healing Tomato
Pork and Sauerkraut
I confess sauerkraut is not my favorite flavor. However, my husband loves it, and so, I occasionally make a meal with it like this one. If you are hesitant, take the worries away and follow this recipe for a perfect German pork chop meal.
Source: Cook at Home Mom
Dutch Oven Chicken and Dumplings
You just can't go wrong with chicken and dumplings! This Southern meal time staple is one that everyone can make and the Dutch oven just makes a little bit easier. I love how this turns out and I know you will too!
Source: Garnished Plate
One-Pot Pasta Puttanesca
The combination of flavors may seem odd at first glance, but every bite of puttanesca is one you will love. Tomatoes, pasta, herbs, olives, and tons of garlic make this a show stopper at the dinner table!
Source: The Kitchn
One-Pot Chicken & Cilantro Lime Rice
Bright flavors make this meal one everyone enjoys. Chicken thighs and a bright lime addition to your rice create a budget-friendly meal that is easy to make and always a hit with the kids.
Source: Kitchen Swagger
Julia Child's Boeuf Bourguignon
Our guest chef, Fanny, has brought us a few spins on Julia Child's classic dishes over the last year, and let me say, they always result in mouthwatering deliciousness. This beef recipe is complex in flavor and ultimately a meal everyone will savor at your dinner table.
Source: Garlic and Zest
Dutch Oven Shepherd's Pie
Seasoned ground meat and tender vegetables lay in a rich gravy that is topped with mashed potatoes for the ultimate comfort food one-pot meal. This recipe is a classic sure to please!
Source: Urban Bliss Life
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Rich gravy, tons of vegetables, and that Cajun spice you crave, this gumbo recipe is a hit with all ages at your dinner table. Serve with some added rice and a dash of hot sauce for the ultimate feast in one bowl.
Source: Tornadough Alli
Italian Orzo Spinach Soup
A simple soup comes together in no time when you use your Dutch oven. I really love how easy this orzo soup is to make and the spinach adds a nice earthy tone to the broth that is very satisfying.
Source: Gimme Some Oven
Chicken Bean Soup
A comfort food classic is here in a bowl with this chicken bean soup. I like this soup for those days when I want that chicken soup fix but also need a bit more hearty dish. Add beans to the mix and this recipe becomes the ideal meal in a bowl.
Source: Amanda's Cookin'
- Pork Stew with Root Vegetables
- Dutch Oven Tortellini Soup with Sausage
- Copycat Zuppa Toscana Soup Recipe
- Homemade Broccoli Cheese Casserole
- Guinness Beef Stew Recipe
- Pork Stew with Sweet Potatoes
- Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie
- Dutch Oven Lasagna
- Dutch Oven Enchiladas
- One-Pot Ziti with Sausage
- Yankee Pot Roast
- Dutch Oven Awesome Chili
- Best Ever One Pot Beef Stew
- Dutch Oven Pulled Pork Recipe
- Best Dutch Oven Whole Chicken
- Balsamic Braised Lamb Shanks
- Mustard Chicken Recipe
- Butternut Squash Risotto
- Pork and Sauerkraut
- Dutch Oven Chicken and Dumplings
- One-Pot Pasta Puttanesca
- One-Pot Chicken & Cilantro Lime Rice
- Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon
- Dutch Oven Shepherd’s Pie
- Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
- Italian Orzo Spinach Soup
- Chicken Bean Soup
- Update your meal plan with delicious meals from this list!
- These recipes on average use the 5-quart Dutch oven.