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February 17, 2021 3 min read

The ultimate classic Italian dish, lasagna is no longer reserved for the dinner table. You can enjoy this cheesy, rich lasagna recipe that’s easily assembled and cooked on the campfire - it’s sure to be a crowd favorite on your next camping excursion!

Nothing is better after a long day of adventuring on a camping trip than a hearty meal enjoyed in the twilight by the campfire. And nothing fits the bill any better than lasagna.

People don’t just like lasagna, they love lasagna, and it’s easy to see why.

Take one ingredient that’s delicious all on its own, pasta, and add several other delicious things, like mozzarella cheese, rich tomato sauce, and ground beef or sausage, and you’ve made an epic meal to trump all other meals. It’s impossible to go wrong. 

Can I bake lasagna in a Dutch oven?

Luckily, we’ve found a way to make a delicious lasagna with just a campfire Dutch oven and some charcoal briquettes. 

Read below to try one of the best Dutch oven recipes over fire for lasagna that will knock your socks off. 

Check out this delicious Dutch Oven Lasagna recipe! 


How to Make Dutch Oven Lasagna

Before we get started, you’re going to need a few tools to cook on the campfire. Grab a 12-inch camping Dutch oven, a bag of charcoal briquettes, and a charcoal chimney to light them with ease.

Dutch Oven Lasagna Recipe - FAQ

Do I need to use oven-ready lasagna noodles?

Yes! Using oven-ready noodles is necessary; otherwise, they won’t cook through and soften. 

If you don’t have oven-ready noodles, you can use regular dried lasagna noodles, but they’re not as easy to make. You’ll need to boil them to the cooking directions on the package first, which can be tough to do when you’re on a campsite. 

Can I make this recipe vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free?

This campfire lasagna can adjust easily for most food preferences and allergies. 

Make the lasagna vegetarian by removing the meat and replacing it with mushrooms or baby spinach instead. 

There are plenty of gluten-free lasagna noodles on the market, and you can omit the dairy from this lasagna by using grated dairy-free cheese, like soy or nut cheese. 

Can I use a smaller or larger Dutch oven than a 12-inch?

You can absolutely use a smaller or larger Dutch pot to make your lasagna! 

You cut down the ingredients to ~ ¾ the portions for a 10-inch pot and cut them down by ½ for an 8-inch oven. You’ll also need to use fewer briquettes; otherwise, the temperature will get too high, and you’ll overcook your lasagna.

Do I need a Dutch oven for lasagna sauce? 

Not necessarily. We cook our sauce in the Dutch oven, but you could also assemble and precook the sauce ahead of time, store it, and bring it with you. You can then get to work making the lasagna when the time is right. 

Final Notes: Campfire Dutch Oven Lasagna Recipe

This lasagna is super-simple to make and cook on a campfire.

Making the lasagna sauce ahead of time will save you some time on the campsite if you’d rather keep things as low-maintenance as possible while you’re camping. 

We hope you enjoy this cast-iron lasagna that will be a surefire (or sure campfire) hit on your next camping trip!

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