A Dutch oven is a real workhorse in the kitchen — it can boil water for pasta, slow-cook a pot roast, and do just about anything in between. That's why I find myself reaching for it multiple times a week to get dinner on the table. These 10 recipes prove just how useful it can be, even on the busiest nights of the week.
This crowd-pleasing dinner is as much about the soup as it is about the toppings. Make sure you have plenty of crushed tortilla chips, shredded cheddar cheese, and sliced scallions to go around.
This stovetop casserole is comfort food at its best. To put it really over the top, place the Dutch oven under the broiler right before serving to get the cheese extra golden-brown and melty.
Sure, you can boil your pasta in a Dutch oven, but did you know you can make the sauce in it at the same time the pasta is cooking? This one-pot pasta is everything.
Braising in milk may sound a bit odd, but trust us on this one. The result is ridiculous tender and flavorful cauliflower bathed in the creamiest sauce that's absolutely main dish-worthy.
Here's another one-pot pasta wonder. Pumpkin purée and heavy cream make this one extra rich and extra fitting for the fall season.
While many braises take a couple of hours, this one comes together quickly, which makes it perfect for busy weeknights when you want something hearty and satisfying fast.
This dish is a complete meal all on its own, as the grain, protein, and vegetable all cook together in one pot.
A rotisserie chicken, a couple of cans of white beans, and a bag of frozen corn join forces to make a big, steamy pot of chili possible any night of the week.
This vegetarian, gluten-free dinner is made extra satisfying thanks to a big, creamy splash of coconut milk.
Go ahead and use pre-cooked meatballs and store-bought zoodles for this recipe to ensure it gets to the table extra fast.