Our Favorite Dutch Ovens for Cozy Meals
The Dutch oven is a kitchen superhero, perfect for cooking casseroles, desserts and dinners on the fly. These are our top Dutch oven picks for every price point and style.
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Le Creuset is the top-of-the-line classic Dutch oven for a reason: It’s gorgeously constructed, features the long-lasting durability you expect from enameled cast iron and is available in several sizes and playful colors. Plus, it has a lifetime limited warranty even if you manage to bang it up a bit. Bring these Dutch oven recipes to a potluck to make everyone just a little jealous of your beautiful splurge.
Who else would we trust to design a floral Dutch oven of our dreams? Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman, has decorated her 5-quart enameled cast iron version with gorgeous floral patterns. And it comes in a smaller, 3-quart version, too. We’d use the larger Dutch oven to make a quick dinner on a busy night and the small one for a baked dessert or dip.
Yes, we have our very own line of cookware! You can now make your favorite Test Kitchen-approved Dutch oven dinners in Taste of Home’s 5-Quart Dutch Oven. This non-stick vessel is ideal for whipping up batches of your favorite soup or cooking a luxurious pasta. Plus, that gorgeous sea green color will add a beautiful touch to your dinner table.
Believe it or not, a Dutch oven can be under 10 pounds! BK owes the mere 8.2-pound weight of its 5.5-quart The Dutch to the oven’s pure carbon steel body which heats up quickly and cooks food evenly. The Dutch comes in four sizes and shades of ultra-durable and chip-resistant glaze. By the way, this is why splitting the bill is called “going Dutch.”
This Dutch oven is too cute not to take to every potluck in town. Martha Stewart’s 2-quart version features an adorable floral shape, a pretty pink color and sturdy handles. It has a lifetime warranty, so this pot is a worthy heirloom investment. If the 2-quart is too small for your cooking needs, Martha’s line includes Dutch ovens up to 8 quarts and in plenty of colors.
Get the most bang for your buck with this 6-quart, better-than-basic Dutch oven. It’s one of the only pots in its price range that’s still made of cast iron, so it will distribute and retain heat as good as higher-priced versions. Plus, it comes in four vivid shades and is a hefty 13 pounds, so guests would never guess it’s not a splurge. Here’s why we like enameled cast iron so much.
The modern cook will appreciate this elegant Dutch oven. Made of non-toxic, non-stick ceramic, it’s the centerpiece you never knew your dinner table needed. Available in five trendy colors and with a 6.5-quart capacity, this pretty cookware will soon become a staple. Learn more about ceramic cookware here.
When you’re working with limited kitchen space, cookware with multiple uses is much appreciated. That’s why we love The Proclamation Duo. This award-winning set comes with a skillet, pot and lid that—when combined—can tackle a dozen different cooking methods. Simply hinge together the skillet and pot for a modern Dutch oven! Next, check out these amazing Dutch oven accessories.
Take the cooking outdoors with this Lodge camp oven. Perfect for cooking stews, casseroles, breakfasts and more, this cast-iron oven comes in several sizes, is pre-seasoned and expertly holds heat over the fire. Bonus: It comes with a lifetime warranty so you can take it on camping trips without having to worry about its durability. Be sure to avoid these common mistakes you might be making with your Dutch oven.
This adorable, French-made .25-quart cocotte is among the most versatile items in the kitchen. Perfect for baking single servings of your favorite foods (think macaroni and cheese or a peach cobbler), it allows you to eat what you love without leftovers.