Dutch Oven Potatoes

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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 in a dutch oven.

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 I have ever had. I especially like them the best with a little homemade ranch dressing. But even without the Ranch dressing, these 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.

What is in Dutch Oven Potatoes?

Well, besides the main ingredient, potatoes, the essential ingredients are bacon and onion. The bacon flavors and greases the Dutch oven, and also gives the potatoes and onions a rich, hearty flavor. The onion also seasons the potatoes. If you have picky eaters that don’t like onion, cut the onion in large slices, instead of dicing, so they can easily be removed. In addition to these three basic ingredients, most recipes include seasonings and cheese. We add one more ingredient to give the potatoes a creamier texture, cream of chicken soup. This isn’t necessary, more of a personal preference. Cream of Mushroom soup or Cream of Celery soup can also be used.

Make It A Meal

If you want to incorporate this into a delicious Dutch oven meal, check out these great recipes to accompany the potato dish.

How To Make Dutch Oven Potatoes

Dutch Oven Potatoes in a dutch oven.

Devin’s Famous Dutch Oven Potatoes

5 from 2 votes
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.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Equipment

  • Dutch Oven

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the Dutch oven on a campstove or with briquettes (15 on the bottom, 15 on top).
  • Scrub and rinse potatoes. Slice each potato into rounds.
  • Cut bacon strips into fourths.
  • Fry the bacon pieces in the Dutch oven until browned.
  • Drain about half of the bacon grease.
  • Cook the diced onion in remaining grease until translucent. Add the sliced potatoes, seasoning salt, and garlic and stir.
  • Cover and cook about 20-25 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • When potatoes are fork tender, remove the lid and stir in the cream of chicken soup until evenly distributed.
  • Sprinkle the cheese on top of the potatoes.
  • When cheese is melted, remove from heat and serve.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 300kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 13gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 2345mgPotassium: 136mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 342IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 212mgIron: 1mg

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Erica Walker

Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. 5 stars
    Well these days I’m all about comfort food – being on quarantine and social distancing. So this makes the house smell amazing and tastes so so good. Thank you for all your recipes that work out every time.

  2. Erica, I do a simular recipe with potatoes sliced with the skin still on. I butter a 9×13 dish or you could do in a dutch oven also. I place the potatoes in the dish shingled on one another. Then I salt, pepper, garlic powder, and spread a layer of sour cream over, then a layer of diced green chiles, chopped green onions, crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar, then repeat layers. Cover with release type foil and place in a 375 degree oven for approx. 75-90 minutes depending the size of the potato slices. I like them about 1/4 inch thick so give or take time. I usually stick a sharp knife in to check if they are done. I created this recipe about 24 years ago. I have not met anyone that doesn’t love it. It will be in the June Gooseberry Patch cookbook. If you try it and love it, send me an email and let me know what you think.

    1. hmmm I will have to pull out my Dutch oven and see how big it is. Actually Devin is going to be doing a video this month on how to do them– I will ask him what size he is using!

  3. I cooked up a pot of these spuds for a group of co-workers the other day. They were GREAT! A perfect addition to my dutch oven ribs! What a hit!

    1. I use 1 small can of chicken broth for my green beans in the crock pot. And if you cook your bacon first you will be cooinkg out all the flavor, don’t cook it. Ham is good too.

  4. Is it supposed to be 3/4 of a cup or cheese or is it really 3-4 cups? Our ended up super cheesy and didn’t look quite like the picture.

  5. OMG – this sounds amazing – I love using my dutch oven, too. When I splurge on a side like this sometimes I will just have a piece of grilled chicken and a lightly dressed salad with it…or sometimes I will just go all out and have dessert and fried chicken…this sounds fabulous though!

  6. I make these potatoes in the dutch oven, I just add sausage to them 🙂 They are alway a hit with my family and friends too!