15 Dutch Oven Camping Recipes
Some of our fondest summer memories were made on family camping trips. If you’re an experienced camper with the gear to make it happen, you must try out some of our best Dutch oven camping recipes. Instead of plain hot dogs, serve Sloppy Cola Joe Dogs,and instead of fresh fried catfish all by itself, make fried catfish tacos with homemade slaw. Trust us, your family will appreciate the camping recipe upgrades. There are countless ways to use your camping Dutch oven, and these are our favorites. Whatever recipe you decide to cook around the fire, remember the most important part of a camping trip is spending time together. (We will admit, though, one of our favorite ways to spend time is eating delicious food, so these camping recipes are really a win-win.) These Dutch oven recipes will fill the whole family up for a memorable family weekend.
Sloppy Cola Joe Dogs
Recipe: Sloppy Cola Joe Dogs
Swap up classic Sloppy Joes with cola and a hot dog bun perfect for camping.
Recipe: Frito Pie
This easy homemade version of the “walking taco” cooks from start to finish in your Dutch oven, and the kids will love it.
Fried Catfish Tacos
Recipe: Fried Catfish Tacos
Spice up classic fried catfish with easy-to-handle tacos filled with spicy pineapple slaw.
Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Recipe: Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Easy? Check. Kid-friendly? Check. No utensils required? Check. We call this a win!
Recipe: Shrimp Perloo
It doesn’t get easier than this one-pot coastal recipe that’s oh-so-cozy.
Southern-Style Green Beans
Recipe: Southern-Style Green Beans
Add a side of veggies to those hot dogs and burgers with this easy one-pot recipe.
Recipe: Beef Stew
Put those canteens to good use with a comforting batch of beef stew over the fire that will keep (and consistently get better) over the trip.
Crispy Fried Sweet Onion Rings
Recipe: Crispy Fried Sweet Onion Rings
What goes better with hotdogs by the fire than a side of onion rings? Nothing.
Recipe: Chicken Bog
If you’ve never tried this Lowcountry favorite, you’re going to love this simple one-pot wonder.
Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
Recipe: Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
Many jambalaya recipes take all day to simmer and sit, but this recipe comes together quickly and entirely in your Dutch oven.
Recipe: Chili-Topped Potatoes
You might like chili-topped hot dogs now, but just wait until you try a chili-topped potato.
Smashed Fried Okra
Recipe: Smashed Fried Okra
Smashed okra means more surface area, which means more crispy fried goodness, which means you have a happy family.
Mama's Fried Chicken
Recipe: Mama’s Fried Chicken
Instead of bringing silverware, cook something everyone can eat with their hands and fry up some crispy chicken drumsticks.
"Frog Moore" Stew
Recipe: "Frog Moore" Stew
Our version of Frogmore stew comes from chef and cookbook author Matt Moore, and it’s as easy as one-dish dinners get.
Recipe: Chicken-and-Collards Pilau
This old-fashioned favorite will fill your crew up after a long day.