If you are looking for a quick, easy, one pot meal, then pull out your Dutch oven because that is where your dinner solution lies! We have grabbed our favorite top ten low carb dutch oven creations here for you to try- you are going to love all of them, we swear! Dutch ovens make delicious slow cooked meals in no time. Think chicken that falls off the bone, tender pot roasts and soft, juicy vegetables…yum! Cooking in a Dutch oven is simple as you can sauté some veggies, add meats, toss in some broth, and then continue to cook on the stove top or move the whole pot into the oven- so versatile!
10 Best Ways to Make Your Own Low-carb Dutch Oven Meals
To add to the magic of the Dutch oven, it can also facilitate many low carb meals! When you think of a Dutch oven, you may imagine meals loaded with carbs (noodles casseroles come to my mind almost immediately…) but that is just not the case. Many healthy dishes will taste great when cooked in one pot and left to slowly marinate. Let those flavors mingle- the longer the better!
So pull out that Dutch oven, get your pot holders ready (those pots can get hot!) and pick a recipe to try…why not just start with number one and move down the list? Sounds like a great plan!
1. Dutch Oven Roasted Chicken
Detailed recipe and credit- www.mypcoskitchen.com
If you’re looking for a super simple, low carb chicken recipe, look no further! This delicious recipe for dutch oven roasted chicken will be your new go to easy dinner. With a few seasonings, a ton of veggies and a whole chicken, your entire meal will be made in one pot. Of course we all like one pot dinners but you know what else is great about this recipe? It only takes about ten minutes to put together. Let’s add one more amazing fact; this chicken is healthy! Cabbage, carrots, and chicken makes for a low carb, Dutch oven win!
2. Pot Roast With Vegetables and Gravy
Detailed recipe and credit- https://www.lowcarbmaven.com
Mmmm pot roast. There really is nothing I’d rather eat on a cold winter day. This awesome Dutch oven meal is sure to fill you up with just a few bites. Tender, slow cooked beef is paired with health, tasty veggies like carrots, pearl onion and celery- all low carb for sure! A few potatoes are added in but feel free to omit them to make this recipe have even less carbohydrates, it will still be mouth wateringly delicious. Another perk of this recipe? Your whole house will smell amazing as the pot roast cooks in the oven. You just won’t be able to resist!
3. Zuppa Toscana Soup
Detailed recipe and credit- www.tableandachair.com
Traditional Zuppa Toscana is an Italian soup loaded with potatoes- definitely not low carb. If you have been craving this soup but trying to stick to your low carb diet, don’t fret anymore, the solution is here! Skip those potatoes and opt for turnips. Problem, solved. Now, add some kale, sausage, onions, garlic and a few other herbs and you are ready to go! Using a Dutch oven will help your soup be ready in no time. A low carb, Italian meal? Who knew it was so simple?!?
4. Slow Cooked Salsa Verde Chicken
Detailed recipe and credit- www.lowcarbyum.com
Unlike regular salsa which are made with red tomatoes, salsa verde is made from green tomatillos and jalapenos- all ingredients which make it, well, green! By slow cooking chicken breast in a Dutch oven, tossed with salsa verde, you will get a moist, tender meat that is infused with tons of flavor. But what to do with this juicy chicken after it has cooked? Stuff it in a lettuce wrap, serve it atop a pile of zucchini noodles or just eat it plain! That melt in your mouth, Mexican style chicken will go with just about anything.
5. Low Carb Chili
Detailed recipe and credit- www.kitchme.com
One pot cooking means only one dish to pull out of the pantry, one dish to manage while you cook and (my favorite) only one dish clean up. One of the best low carb things that you can make in that one dish is this chili recipe. While the ingredient list is long, the process is simple. A little beef, a ton of spice and a few veggies for good luck and this chili will practically make itself. Find some good low carb bread to dunk in this chili and you will be in low carb heaven. No bread? Don’t worry, this chili is amazing on its own!
6. White Chicken Lasagna
Detailed recipe and credit- www.mrscriddleskitchen.com
Low carb and gluten free? How is this lasagna even possible? With the help of a dutch oven of course! First the chicken breasts are cooked in the dutch oven solo and then shredded into nice, small bites of chicken. Then comes the garlic and the spinach and the cheese. And then more cheese. And maybe a little more cheese. More? Sure, why not. Mozzarella, Parmesan and cottage cheese are what make this recipe as amazing as it is. Doesn’t cheese cure all? It definitely does in this case! So grab that dutch oven, get your cheeses ready and whip up this one pot meal for dinner tonight!
7. Puff Pancakes
Detailed recipe and credit- www.bakingoutsidethebox.com
You may be thinking, what is a puff pancake? Well, it is a super fluffy, super easy way to make a low carb breakfast. Simple recipes are also the best kind of breakfast recipes as mornings can be rough. You’re tired, you’re In a rush and you’re most likely hungry in the morning. Reach for this recipe and your morning will be made. Let me explain how simple this recipe really is. All of the ingredients go into the blender and then are poured into a dutch oven. The puff pancakes are baked and then you are ready to eat. It will probably take you longer to make coffee than these pancakes!
8. Jamaican Jerk Pot Roast
Detailed recipe and credit- www.ibreatheimhungry.com
Frequently, eating low carb can mean eating a lot of meat and this can get boring and bland. Spice things up with Jamaican Jerk Chicken! Jerk seasoning is a hot blend of herbs and spices that are typically used as a dry rub on meats. You can usually find jerk seasoning in any grocery store or you can mix your own up pretty easily. The seasoning is going to give your pot roast most of its flavor so don’t skimp! A little olive oil and beef stock and your Jamaican jerk pot roast is ready to go in the oven. Open that dutch oven a few hours later and you will have some of the most flavorful meat around!
9. BBQ Ribs
Detailed recipe and credit- www.jaysbakingmecrazy.com
It doesn’t need to be outdoor grilling season to make flavorful ribs. All you need is a Dutch oven! This low carb recipe creates sweet and spicy barbecue ribs that will fall off the bone. The sticky sauce clings to the ribs and you will be looking for a spoon to scoop more sauce directly into your mouth. All of this goodness is still low carb, still cooked in one pot and still can be made in a matter of minutes. Ribs don’t have to be made on the grill and barbecue doesn’t have to be loaded with sugar carbs.
10. Peach Cobbler
Detailed recipe and credit- www.diabeticconnect.com
We absolutely have to have a dutch oven dessert on our list and this peach cobbler takes the cake (dessert pun intended!). With no added sugar and no refined wheat, this cobbler is make quickly and will also be eaten extremely quickly. Nectarines, peaches and (surprise!) pineapple and poured into a dutch oven and then cake mix is whisked in with the other standard cobble ingredients like cinnamon and vanilla. A quick trip in the oven and dessert is ready! Serve this cobbler straight out of the dutch oven for a beautiful, rustic way of presenting this dessert-no fancy platters needed here!