When summertime starts to roll around, everyone starts talking about breaking out the grills from hibernation. They start talking about the juicy meats, the fun parties and the warmer weather — the things that define the sunniest time of the year. But with all those fun things to look forward to, though, we often forget one of the most robust methods of summertime cooking.
Let us introduce you to the Dutch oven: the oft-forgotten, yet fantastic cast-iron pot that’s used for cooking. Typically, people reserve Dutch ovens for when they go camping, but they can be used just about anywhere. All you need is some charcoal to get the cooking started!
Faithful camp chefs swear that everything tastes better when it’s cooked in a Dutch oven, so we rounded up a few fun and delicious recipes to put to the test — the taste test, that is!
Devin’s Dutch Oven Cinnamon Roll
Cinnamon rolls are a great way to finish off the evening or to get off to a good start in the morning. The ooey, gooey glaze, the crispy pecans and the soft, fluffy roll do wonders for your taste buds.
With the help of Devin’s Dutch Oven Cinnamon Roll recipe, you can prepare and bake a giant, delicious cinnamon roll.
Dutch Oven Pizza
There seems to be so many different ways to cook a pizza: in an oven, over the fire, in a brick oven, in a microwave and even atop a clothes iron! We’re here to add another pizza-cooking contraption to the mix with the Dutch oven.
This recipe for Dutch Oven Pizza takes what’s great about Dutch ovens and delicious about pizza and cooks it all together above a bed of hot coals.
Dutch Oven Bread
Homemade bread: there’s just something about its scratch-made goodness that makes any meal so much better, and with this recipe for Dutch Oven Bread, you can bake it Dutch-oven style.
Camping Dutch Oven BBQ Ribs
We couldn’t forget about BBQ ribs. After all, it’s National BBQ Month! Just think about it: thick, juicy ribs that fall right off the bone cooked to perfection in a cast-iron pot. Our mouths are already watering!
This recipe for Camping Dutch Oven BBQ Ribs includes a recipe for a hickory-flavored BBQ sauce for the ribs to cook in, but if you want to add your own flavor to the pot, try one of these BBQ sauce recipes.
Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie
Even though it may be hot outside, there are still those times when you’re in need of a hearty helping of comfort food, and chicken pot pie always seems to fit the bill.
This recipe for Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie gives you all the warmth and flavor that comfort food can give you!
Just like you would with this recipe for Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie, we make our very own Homemade Chicken Pot Pie completely from scratch! While we don’t cook ours in a Dutch oven, we make sure each pot pie is chock-full of carrots, onions, peas and, of course, chicken! We take scratch cooking even further by making our own hand-made cream sauce and bake all the ingredients in a flaky pie crust.
Come into your local Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen for one of our hot and flaky Homemade Chicken Pot Pies!