These are by far the best Dutch Oven Potatoes I have ever had! I especially love them with our homemade ranch. These potatoes are famous in our family.
Dutch Oven Potatoes
Is there anything more quintessential than a camping trip or family cookout that includes Dutch Oven Potatoes? Not likely. This popular Dutch Oven dish can be made in a variety of ways. But I am not kidding, these potatoes really are famous in our family. They are by far the best Dutch oven potatoes I have ever had. I especially like them the best with a little ranch dressing. (I figure they are so high in calories.. what’s a few more?) But even without the Ranch dressing, these Dutch Oven Potatoes can stand on their own.
What is Dutch Oven Cooking?
Dutch Oven cooking is basically cooking in a heavy pot with a lid. The process is used for braising meat, making soup, delicious desserts and more. Although the vision of Dutch Oven cooking usually includes an outdoor fire, using the coals to heat the Dutch Oven and getting that yummy campfire, woodsy aroma mingled with the meat and potatoes. While that is very true — and an excellent way to enjoy this style of food — there are indoor version of Dutch Oven cooking pots, as well as gas cooking stoves for the Dutch Oven. Its a much more versatile cooking style than some people realize.
Take It To Another Level
Like I said, these potatoes can stand on their own, but if you want to take them to another level, these taste the VERY best when served with ranch dressing on the side, use 1c. mayo, 1 c. buttermilk and 1 pkg. hidden valley ranch dressing mix (original.. not buttermilk) or see homemade ranch dressing recipe HERE.
Make It A Meal
If you want to make your Dutch Oven Potatoes into a part of a delicious Dutch oven meal, check out these great recipes to accompany the potato dish.
- Dutch Oven Chicken and Sausage makes for a great main dish.
- Cinnamon Roll in a Dutch Oven? Yes, that’s right. It’s amazing!
How To Make Dutch Oven Potatoes
- When the Dutch oven is good and hot add the bacon and heat until fully cooked. Drain about half of the bacon grease then add the potatoes. stir in about 3 Tbsp. of the seasoning salt (or to taste) and garlic powder. Cover and cook about 20-25 minutes stirring occasionally (or until potatoes are no longer crunchy, but do NOT overcook). Add cream of chicken. When the cream of chicken is evenly distributed and hot, add cheese. When cheese is melted, remove from heat and serve.
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