4 Dutch recipes in one bowl for the winter

Dutch ovens are a die-hard kitchen favorite, but the one-pot Dutch oven recipes you cook up in these huge, colorful inventions are positive proof that preparing meals for yourself doesn’t take hours and every dish gets dirty in the cupboard.

Whether you want something comforting and rich – who doesn’t love a giant bubble bowl of home-cooked macaroni and cheese every now and then? Or something that ticks all the nutritional boxes, if you’re given a talented Dutch oven over the holidays or you’re just looking for a one-pot recipe game, don’t miss these must-try comfort and nutrition-favorite bowls of cook with us, A YouTube series by Team ok + good.

1. One Pot Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Packed with nutritious veggies and topped with a layer of vegan mashed potatoes, this easy spin on the classic is lighter thanks to flavorful brown lentils, broccoli, and mushrooms—all in one bowl—and come together in a jiffy. Chef Palak Patel calls it “the perfect Sunday dinner,” and it’s easy to see why.

2. Heat the vegetable dal in one pot

There may be nothing better on a cold winter’s night than a steaming pot of warm, hot dal. In just three simple steps with your tried-and-true Dutch oven, cook red and brown lentils in a delicious blend of spices with tomato paste, carrots, and sweet potatoes. Start by heating the cumin seeds over medium to high heat. This releases the essential oils in the spice, creating a rich, enhanced flavour. Then add onions, garlic and ginger and fry. Mix the spices, vegetables, lentils and water. Cover and simmer over low heat, then add lemon juice, spinach and coriander. Tuck in and enjoy.

3. Wild rice porridge

Representative gets bad porridge. But this warm, high-fiber breakfast is a delicious upgrade to your typical oatmeal. Make a big pot for the week and top it off with all your favorite toppings for an easy, hearty and healthy winter breakfast. In a Dutch oven (or rice cooker pot), mix wild rice, water, and dried cranberries. Simmer until the water is gone, leaving the rice overcooked and too soft. Using an immersion blender, mix the entire contents of the bowl. If you don’t have an immersion blender, transfer the porridge to a blender. Serve with your favorite toppings like shredded coconut, pepitas, maple syrup, and dried fruit.

4. Smoked Carrot Soup

Well, we can all use an extra immune boost to kick off the new year. Chef Julia Turchin, founder of Equity at the Table, makes just the ticket with this one-pot smoked carrot soup. Plus, it’s packed with flavor and anti-inflammatory ingredients. Bonus points for that simple, delicious weekend dinner? You likely have everything you need in your pantry or refrigerator. The smoky flavor comes with a tablespoon of smoked Spanish paprika. Heat olive oil in a large pot. Add vegetables, paprika, pepper and salt. Cook until tender. Add the broth and carrot juice and bring to a boil, then reduce and simmer until the carrots are very soft. Finally, puree it using an immersion blender until smooth. Put sour cream on top and serve hot.

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