Get Cooking With These Dutch Oven Recipes from Scouting

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Cub Scouts Eating at a Campout

It’s Time to Get Cooking Outdoors

When the weather changes and your day dreams turn to spending more time in the beautiful outdoors, there’s one universal question that comes with camping season: What to eat?? Well, Scouting Wire has mined the archives of Scouting magazine and drummed up five recipes that call on that ol’ trusty sidekick of the outdoor culinary arts—the humble Dutch Oven—to create unforgettable camping dishes that you and your Cub Scouts will love while gathered around the campfire for tales of adventure. From Scouting Wire:

There’s nothing quite like that amazing feeling you get when you finally pry the lid off a Dutch oven and peer down into its depths. Your nostrils fill with a heavenly aroma and your mouth begins to water as your gaze falls lovingly on a hearty dish you’ll soon devour around a campfire.

From pizza to dessert, exotic food to comfort food, the options with Dutch Oven cooking are endless. Let’s take a look at a few, as originally shown in Scouting magazine and shared by Scouting Wire.

Dutch Oven Pizza

There’s really no wrong time to have pizza. It is one of the best foods to ever exist, and now you can have it when you’re sitting around a campfire cooking in a Dutch oven.


Dutch Oven Recipe: Pizza(Photo: Pat Haverfield/Scouting magazine)  What you’ll need: 12-inch Dutch oven with 15 coals on top, 9 coals below 18 frozen dinner rolls, slightly thawed (or two large tubes refrigerated biscuits) 30 pieces pepperoni (or favorite meat topping) 1 cup pizza or pasta sauce ⅛ tsp. garlic powder ⅛ tsp. paprika ½ tsp. Italian seasoning ⅛ tsp. onion powder ¼ tsp. basil 1 cup shredded cheese Cooking spray Optional: chopped onions, olives, peppers, or other pizza topping favorites. Find the full recipe instructions here in Scouting magazine.

Dutch Oven Cheese Cake

Delicious cheesecake from a Dutch oven?! You’ve always dreamed in your heart that such a thing could be possible. Now you know dreams really do come true.


Dutch Oven Recipe Cheesecake(Photo: Pat Haverfield/Scouting magazine)  What you’ll need: 10-inch Dutch oven preheated to about 325 degrees (13 coals on top, 7 coals below). Crust 1 package honey graham crackers, crushed (about 1¾ cup) 3 tablespoons sugar 5½ tablespoons salted butter, melted Mix together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter. Lightly spray the inside of the Dutch oven with baking spray. Press the crumb mixture inside. Bake for 10 minutes. Cheesecake 5 packages (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons flour 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 cup sour cream 4 eggs Baking spray Favorite cheesecake topping Find the full recipe instructions here in Scouting magazine.

See the seafood Jambalaya, the Broccoli Cheeseburgers, and the Tortilla Soup recipes by checking out the rest of the Scouting Wire article. And for more tempting Dutch Oven recipes, be sure to check out Scouting magazine and search for recipes.