We love cooking in a cast iron dutch oven. We have joined custody of two of them. They belong to a close friend, but she doesn’t camp much anymore. We kept borrowing them so she said just hold onto them. We like to cook desserts and main dishes in them. You can see our dutch oven creations here. Cleaning a dutch oven can be a pain, so we like to use dutch oven liners. You can purchase liners, but we figured out that it’s much cheaper to make them yourself.
Dutch Oven Liners are incredibly easy to make. All you need is a roll of parchment paper, a measuring tape, and scissors.
DIY Dutch Oven Liners
Measure the width of the parchment paper.
Cut a piece of parchment the length of the measurement you just took to get a square.
Take the square and fold it into fourths.
With your finger on the inside corner, fold the outside corners together.
Fold the side corners across to the flat edge.
Cut the point off along the top edge of the layers you just folded.
Lay the folded paper inside your dutch oven with the point on the center of the pot.
Press a fold where the bottom of the pot meets the side.
Open up the folded liner and lay it in the dutch oven.
The side edges will push flatter when filled with food.
There are no special instructions for cooking with a liner and your food will taste the same as if you don’t use a liner. Clean up is a snap! Just pull out the liner and toss it when done. We will use our liner to wrap any leftovers. How simple is that?