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How to Convert Recipes for Dutch Oven Cooking

You know what question I get all the time? “What is your favorite Dutch oven recipe?” Or “What is your favorite Dutch oven cookbook?”

My answer is always- nearly any recipe or cookbook can be used for Dutch oven cooking! While it may seem a little intimidating at first, all you need are a few quick tricks and tips and you can easily convert nearly any traditional conventional oven recipe into a Dutch oven recipe.

The biggest factors are dish size, temperature and time.

Since we cook with real wood coals, we don’t set a specific time or temperature for cooking. We rely mainly on sight and touch. We’ve put together a quick video to show you some of the ways you can easily convert your favorite recipe to the Dutch oven.

And for dish sizing check out the diagram we’ve listed below to know which size oven to use based on your recipe.

Now get out there and get the fire hot!


Click for our: dutch oven baking cheat sheet


Watch the Video…