These simple directions will have you making lasagna at camp that beats what grandma makes at home. I guarantee reading this will change the way you cook when camping!
Cooking in a dutch oven is sort of my thing. In fact, cooking challenging things in a dutch oven is definitely my thing. If you don’t believe me, just check out my post on making 40 pizzas in dutch ovens for a cub scout pack. I don’t mean to boast here, well yes I do, but people tend to comment that they eat better at camp with me cooking than they do at home and part of that is because I don’t accept the typical wienie roast as camp food. Don’t get me wrong, we do our share to keep Oscar Meyer going strong, but when I want to cook at camp I want to make something that impresses people. Lasagna is one of those things.
This is really more of a how to use a dutch oven post than a lasagna recipe. You can use any lasagna recipe or sauce recipe that you want. For camping I tend to just go with store bought sauce and noodles for convenience but feel free to get carried away. I’ve also found that the no-boil noodles make this a lot easier but there’s nothing stopping you from boiling noodles or making them from scratch if that’s what suits your fancy.
The set up is pretty simple. Just use the dutch oven like you would any other baking vessel and layer sauce, noodles, and cheese. Use a dutch oven charcoal chart to determine the correct amount of charcoal for 350 degrees and cook for 30-45 minutes. If you want more golden brown cheese on top just move the bottom coals to the top and cook for another 5-15 minutes.
I like to let this sit for 30 minutes before serving. One advantage of all that cast iron is heat retention. Letting it sit gives the lasagna that extra finishing touch and reach a perfect eating temperature.
Look for a future post on how to bake some delicious homemade bread at camp in your dutch oven before making the lasagna!
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