18 One-Pot Dinners You Can Make In A Dutch Oven

A dutch oven is a large cast-iron or ceramic pot that can be used on the stovetop or in the oven. It’s also one of the most useful items you can have in your kitchen.

1. Garlic Roast Chicken with Pan Gravy

The simple pan gravy is just the juices from the chicken, white wine, and a bouillon cube. (This version calls for truffle bouillon, but chicken bouillon works too.) Get the recipe.

2. Greek-Style Vegetable Casserole

Veggie dutch oven delight: Green beans, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, and roasted zucchini. Get the recipe.

4. Double-Fried Korean Chicken Wings

The best part? You only need three ingredients to make them. Get the recipe.

5. One-Pot Pasta e Fagioli (Italian Pasta and Bean Stew)

This version slow-simmers dried beans in the dutch oven for hours — and the leftovers freeze well, so you can make a big batch. Get the recipe.

6. Roasted Tomato Bacon Soup


Important: Don’t skimp on the bacon. Get the recipe.

7. Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili with Avocado

‘Tis the season. (For butternut squash in everything.) Get the recipe.

8. Chinese Chicken Casserole with Soy and Ginger

The rice cooks in the chicken stock — and absorbs even more flavor from shiitake mushrooms and a bit of smoked sausage. Get the recipe.

9. Drip Beef Two Ways


10. One Pot Chicken Risotto

Fair warning that because this is a risotto, there’s a lot of stirring involved. (But it’s worth it!) Get the recipe.

11. Pulled Pork Casserole with Apple and Butternut Squash


~It’s fall, y’all.~ Get the recipe.

12. Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

Do yourself a favor and grab two bottles of red wine for this: one for the actual recipe, and one for you to drink while waiting for it to cook. Get the recipe.

13. Shrimp, Pancetta, Kale, and Wild Rice Medley


You can also swap the pancetta for bacon, or the kale for spinach. Get the recipe.

14. Rich Lamb Ragu over Pasta

Slow-cooked meat + pasta + fresh Parmesan = I’m in. Get the recipe.

15. Vegetarian Coconut Curry with Cauliflower and Chickpeas

You can serve this over rice, or pile it on top of warm naan or pita bread. Get the recipes.

16. Chicken Tortilla Soup

I have been known to eat multiple bowls of this in one sitting. Get the recipe.

17. Barbecue Pulled Pork


Three steps to a mouthwatering dinner: 1) Marinate the meat in BBQ sauce overnight. 2) Cook it in the dutch oven for five hours. 3) Get to shreddin’. Get the recipe.

18. Moroccan Chicken Stew

Ready in 30 minutes. Get the recipe.

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