Dutch Ovens: Tutorials, Guides, Care & Recipes

Here’s everything you need to know about owning a Dutch oven.

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    Dutch Oven Pasta Bake

    I was in a hurry one night, so I went on a pantry search to see what I had on hand. I found penne pasta and decided to go Italian! We all ended up loving this satisfying Dutch oven pasta. And since the pasta cooks in the same pot, it's a real time saver, too. — Tammy Reid, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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    The Best Beef Stew

    Our stew has tons of flavor thanks to the herbs, red wine and balsamic vinegar. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


    Ground Beef Spaghetti Skillet

    I remember my grandma making this stovetop supper many times—we always loved Granny's spaghetti! My husband and I now enjoy...


    Quick Sausage Tortellini Soup

    I love that this soup is easy to make and uses common ingredients found in the pantry. You can use...


    Sue’s Spicy Tomato Basil Tortellini

    A friend remarked about a similar baked tortellini dish at a restaurant, so I wanted to try re-creating it for...

    Chicken and Shrimp with Lemon Cream Sauce

    My kids love this creamy pasta. Whenever I make it, I know that they will happily clean their plates. —Joe...


    Shrimp Pasta Alfredo

    My son loves any recipe with Alfredo sauce. As a bachelor, shrimp pasta was one of the first recipes he...

    Contest-Winning Veggie Tortellini Soup

    “Italian cuisine has more to offer than spaghetti and pizza. Just check out this mouthwatering, healthy soup. I’ve served it...


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    Braciole

    In our family Braciole was served as a special treat for birthdays and holidays. It was Grandma’s specialty and the...


    Sicilian Steamed Leeks

    I love the challenge of developing recipes for my garden leeks, a delicious underused vegetable. This Italian-flavored dish is a...


    Bacon Bolognese

    Pasta with ground beef was a house staple as I was growing up. I’ve added bacon, white wine and juicy...

    Turkey Linguine with Tomato Cream Sauce

    I love an easy weeknight meal! This meal comes together quickly and uses up that half block of cream cheese...


    Lemon-Shrimp Fettuccine

    This pasta recipe is one-pot easy and doesn't make a mess out of your kitchen. To give it a healthier...


    Vegetarian Pasta Sauce

    Loaded with fresh vegetables and herbs, this hearty, meatless sauce is a perfect way for gardeners to make delicious use...


    Spicy Spaghetti Sauce

    I appreciate the fact that this hearty pasta sauce is quick to assemble and cooks in just a few hours....


    Healthy Beef Stew

    This is one of the tastiest stews I have ever made. It's hearty and especially good for folks on restricted...

    Pasta with Creamy Fennel Sauce

    When pureeing fennel one day, I realized its velvety texture would make for a creamy, delicious pasta sauce—without all the...


    Sicilian Mac & Cheese

    To give our mac and cheese a Sicilian touch, we mix sausage, basil and fennel with three cheeses for an...


    Hearty Hamburger Vegetable Soup

    Oregano really shines in this hearty soup from field editor Traci K Wynne, Denver, Pennsylvania. “It smells delicious while it’s...


    Weeknight Pasta Squiggles

    This zesty pasta dish is ideal for busy weeknights. It's low on ingredients and easy to prep, and it tastes...


    Vegetable Turkey Soup

    Low-sodium ingredients don't diminish the full flavor of this brothy soup sent in by Bonnie LeBarron, Forestville, New York. The...


    Stromboli Sandwiches

    Like a sloppy joe with Italian seasonings, these hearty sandwich slices fill the bill at potlucks, reunions and more. Although...


    Italian Wedding Soup

    Even in hot weather, this soup always satisfies! I add cooked pasta at the end of the cooking time to...


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    Parmesan Risotto

    Risotto is a creamy Italian rice dish. In this version, the rice is briefly sauteed, then slowly cooked in wine...

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    Homemade Italian Sausage Stew

    One day when I was preparing Italian sausages, I decided to do something different. After browning them, I put the...


    Contest-Winning Pizza Soup

    This robust soup is a family favorite, and it's a big hit with my canasta group as well. I top...


    Italian Pasta Sauce

    As a special part of their wedding buffet, my daughter Kris' husband fixed a big batch of this thick flavorful...


    Fire-Roasted Ziti with Sausage

    We punch up our pasta with smoked sausage and fire-roasted tomato sauce. It's an easy recipe to switch up—use whatever...


    Italian Zucchini Soup

    This Italian zucchini soup recipe was given to me by my neighbor. Nice and simple, it's a good way to...


    Super Spaghetti Sauce

    At my house, we never know how many we'll have for dinner. That's why this spaghetti sauce is one of...