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Dutch Oven Spaghetti

Does your family like pasta? Then they will love this Dutch oven spaghetti made over the campfire.

Spaghetti baked in a Dutch Oven over the campfire with bread on the side

Spaghetti is such an easy meal. Just cook the pasta and add pre-made spaghetti sauce. It is a meal that many people turn to when they cannot decide on something else.

As a bonus, it is inexpensive.

Since everything tastes better at the campground, we recently tried baking spaghetti in our Dutch oven. The cast iron pot took this dish from ordinary to extraordinary.

Dutch Oven Spaghetti Recipe

Just like you make it at home, this recipe involves cooking and combining the pasta with a jar of pasta sauce. Mixed in ground meat, cheese, and favorite veggies for a hardy dish


This easy meal includes the following ingredients

  • Spaghetti
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Optional: ground meat or soy crumbles with Italian seasoning
  • Optional: Mushroom black olive onion bell pepper shredded cheese
spaghetti ingredients for camping

How to bake spaghetti over the campfire

We have found that the easiest way to make this recipe is to pre-cook the pasta at home. After draining the pasta, we toss it with olive oil and put it in a zipper plastic bag to take to the campground.

Ground meat can also be cooked at home to assemble at the campground. Add Italian seasoning to the meat crumbles.

Veggies can be canned or fresh. We picked a small can of both mushroom pieces and sliced black olives.

DO Tip
Due to their acidity, it is not recommended that tomatoes be cooked in cast iron. We use a Dutch oven paper liner. It keeps the tomato sauce from touching the cast iron and makes for a quick cleanup.

  1. Get the campfire going to the point where there are a lot of coals.
  2. Line the Dutch oven.
  3. Add all of the ingredients to the pot in stir to combine.
  4. Top with shredded cheese.
  5. Place the lid on the oven.
  6. Position the pot over the campfire.
  7. Place some coals on the lid. You do not want the pot to get hot because it can burn the pasta.
  8. Bake for approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Since most of the ingredients were pre-cooked, they heated everything together.

Add a loaf of Italian or French bread with the spaghetti. Toasted whole or slice in half and add butter and garlic.

Wrap the loaf in foil and stick it on top of the coals on the lid. Reposition every 5 minutes to ensure it does not burn in a specific spot.

Spaghetti in a Dutch Oven and Bread Wrapped in Foil over a Campfire

This baked Dutch oven spaghetti tastes fantastic! It

Dutch Oven Pasta on a Plate with Sides of beans and bread

Yield: 6 servings

Dutch Oven Spaghetti

Baked Spaghetti in a lined Dutch Oven with melted cheese on top

Bake Dutch Oven Spaghetti over the campfire is a comforting meal. Add a loaf of bread and fill many happy camper tummies!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • Spaghetti - 16 oz
  • Pasta sauce - 24 oz
  • Shredded Italian cheese blend
  • Optional:
  • Ground meat or meat alternative
  • Italian seasoning
  • Mushrooms, black olives, onion, peppers, ect.


  1. Get the campfire going so that there are a lot of coals.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. We recommend that you cook at home. Toss with olive oil to keep it from sticking.
  3. Brown the ground meat, adding Italian seasoning for flavor. This can also be done ahead.
  4. Place a paper or foil liner in the Dutch oven.
  5. Combine all of the ingredients in the pot.
  6. Top with shredded cheese.
  7. Put the lid on the oven.
  8. Position the pot over the campfire on a grate or with a tripod.
  9. Place some coals on the lid. You do not want the pot to get hot because it can burn the pasta.
  10. Bake for approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
  11. Wrap a loaf of Italian or French bread in foil and toast on top of the coals on the oven lid, repositioning every few minutes to prevent burning.

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