Dutch Oven Delicacies: Lasagna

By Molly   •   June 17, 2013

Dutch Oven Lasagna

A Dutch Oven, or DO, is a cast-iron cooking pot that acts just like a mini oven and is often used on camping adventures and overnight rafting trips. It is amazing how many different and delicious dishes you can cook out in the wilderness with a Dutch Oven!

One of Mild to Wild’s Dutch Oven delights is Dutch Oven lasagna. This exquisite recipe is a simple way to turn a regular camping meal into a deluxe dining experience. We love making Dutch Oven lasagnas on our 3 day Colorado River Raft trips and the 3 day San Miguel whitewater rafting trips. Just follow these easy steps and your friends and family will be impressed beyond words!

Lasagna ingredients Ingredients (makes one Dutch Oven Lasagna):
1 Jar Pasta Sauce
1-2 boxes Lasagna Noodles (no boil noodles are easy for camping!)
Mozzarella Cheese
Ricotta Cheese
2 Peppers
1 Onion
1 Zucchini
1 Package Ground Beef
* Feel free to add anything you think would be delicious in your lasagna!
1. Light coals (you’ll want 2 times as many coals as the diameter of your Dutch Oven. i.e. if you have a Dutch Oven that has a diameter of 12 inches light 24 coals.)
2. Prepare vegetables in bite-sized pieces
3. Cook veggies and meat until meat is no longer raw and veggies are slightly browned
4. Layer your lasagna starting with sauce at the bottom and ending with sauce and cheese at the top
5. By now your coals should be ready (they should look grey and no longer very black)
6. Evenly space 1/3 of the coals on a fire pan and put Dutch oven on it. Then, place the other 2/3 of the coals on top of the Dutch Oven.
7. Let lasagna cook until you can smell it coming from the Dutch Oven (that’s how you’ll know its done!)
8. Serve and enjoy! (Be careful because the Dutch Oven and lasagna will be very hot!)

Joan Sundeen
Trip Consultant & River Guide

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