You already know how much we love camping in Nebraska and even though it’s now winter, we have already started making our list for upcoming camping trips next summer!
Which of course leads me down a rabbit hole, like thinking about camping food.
Ok, if you know me, you know me getting distracted by food isn’t THAT far of a stretch!!
If you haven’t used a dutch oven for camping, you are SERIOUSLY missing out! We LOVE ours and never do a camping trip without it. You can read more about my recommedations, tips and tricks and more on Dutch Ovens here.
And here are my top Camping Dutch Oven Recommendations
|Camping Dutch Oven||Image||Pros||Cons||Sizes Available||Cost|
|Lodge Deep Camp Dutch Ovens||- Extremely well regarded, quality, brand. |
- Lid can be used to fry
- Fantastic Reviews (quite honestly, you probably can't go wrong with a "Lodge" Brand
- Made in the USA
|Comes "pre-seasoned" but you may want to season yourself as well||5 Qt, 8 Qt, 10 Qt. Click Here to See Sizes|
|Camp Chef Dutch Oven||- Lid doubles as a skillet|
- Has a built in thermometer (channel) to check cooking temps
|- Not as easy to "wipe clean" as competitors|
- May need to re-season yourself before using
- Double check for imperfections when you receive (chipping, bubbling etc)
|6 Quart (click here to see other "Camp Chef" sizes available)|
|Bruntmore 3-Legged Camping Dutch Oven||- Can use lid as skillet|
- Large for bigger crowds
|- Only one size (for camping dutch oven)|
- Very Heavy
So, I was pretty stoked when Asher and Lyric gave me this delictable dutch oven lasagna recipes perfect for camping! They made theirs vegetarian, but it is SUPER easy to just cook up a pound of ground italian sausage and add that as a layer if you are so inclined!
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To make it a full meal (or just a carb lovers dream) , we love wrapping a french loaf of garlic bread in aluminum foil and plopping it on top of the dutch oven lid to warm up and get crisp. A simple side salad and a bottle of wine is all you need to make this an amazing, easy and fast camping dinner!!!
In our opinion, there is nothing better than a dutch oven baked lasagna while out camping in the wilderness. It’s one of those simple comfort foods that gets even better when cooked on a campfire!” – Asher and Lyric
You can also check out Asher and Lyric’s Camping Packing list as well
Dutch Oven Lasagna Recipe
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 packet fresh Lasagna sheets or dry lasagna sheets ( if using dry sheets add 1/2 cup of water to the tomato pasta sauce mix)
- 3 cups baby spinach
- 1 zucchini and 1 carrot grated ( optional)
- 1.5 cups of grated cheese
- 2.5 cups tomato pasta sauce of your choice
- 2 tablespoons of mixed herbs
- 0.5 pounds of lean ground beef or italian sausage (optional if you want it to have meat)
- Oil the base of Dutch oven
- Mix tomato pasta sauce, olive oil, grated zucchini and carrot, mixed herbs (and beef).
- Spread 1/2 a cup of tomato pasta sauce, 1 cup baby spinach and 1/3 cup of cheese in Dutch oven
- Layer the single Lasagna sheets
- Cover again with the tomato paste, baby spinach and cheese.
- Layer the Lasagna sheets
- The last layer of Lasagna sheets cover with the tomato paste and cheese.
(If using the dry Lasagna sheets, the tomato paste needs to be more watery. It is also good to let the Lasagna mix sit for an hour or two but not essential )
Bake on hot coals for approximately 30 minutes and enjoy!!!
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