Dutch Oven Spaghetti Recipe (Great For Camping)

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Dutch oven spaghetti recipe

The Best Dutch Oven Spaghetti

Here’s another one of our favorite camping recipes! Give this hearty Dutch Oven Spaghetti recipe a try, also known as Goulash. Super easy to prep, pack, and make while camping or otherwise. Everyone loves it!

This camping dinner recipe is really filling and satisfying after a long day of hiking and playing. As someone who has cooked for many hiking trips, this is one of my go-to meals. It’s definitely one of the best Dutch oven pasta recipes out there!

Ingredients for dutch oven pasta

Recipe Tips

To make this recipe even easier while camping, prepare the pasta and ground beef at home. This simple prep in advance will really simplify and speed up the process for making this meal.

It is super easy to pack canned stewed tomatoes and a jar of your favorite spaghetti pasta sauce or bring along about 2 ½ cups of your favorite homemade spaghetti sauce recipe.

Dutch oven coals

Supplies you will need:

Finished dutch oven spaghetti


This particular recipe feeds about 8-10 people, but you can modify it to feed about 20 people if you cook in a 14-inch Dutch oven and double the recipe. You can also modify it to make less if you cook it in a smaller Dutch oven. It’s really easy to modify and the ingredient amounts don’t need to be exact. Adjust it to your preference!

Dutch oven spaghetti

Final Thoughts

This is definitely my favorite campfire spaghetti recipe! It’s easy, feeds a large crowd, and it tastes great. It really fills you up too.

If you want to serve it with some dessert afterward, try our dutch oven peach cobbler! Or maybe our dutch oven chocolate chip cookies. Yum!

Dutch oven pasta recipe

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Dutch oven spaghetti recipe

Dutch Oven Spaghetti Recipe (Great For Camping)

Delicious, hearty Dutch oven recipe to feed the masses while camping!
4.58 / 5 ( 7 Reviews )
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 8
Adjust Servings: 8


  • 10 inch Dutch Oven
  • Charcoal


Supplies you will need:

  • 21 charcoals
  • tongs to move hot coals
  • mixing and serving spoon
  • charcoal lighter basket
  • dutch oven lid lifter

Ingredients needed:

  • 16 ounces pasta cooked al dente (we use elbow macaroni)
  • 1 pound ground beef cooked and drained
  • 1 to 2 cans stewed tomatoes, depending on preference 14.5-ounce cans
  • 24 ounces spaghetti sauce about 2 1/2 cups
  • 8 ounces shredded cheese plus extra for topping


  • Before you leave home for camp, cook the pasta to al dente. Cook the ground beef, and drain grease, if needed.
  • Heat coals on the fire.
  • In a 10-inch dutch oven, stir together the cooked pasta, cooked ground beef, stewed tomatoes, and spaghetti sauce.
  • Place dutch oven over 7 hot coals in a checkerboard pattern. Cover oven and put 14 hot coals on top. This will give you about 320°F/160°C.
  • Cook 25 minutes. Remove lid and stir in shredded cheese; cover for 5 more minutes.
  • Top with more shredded cheese before serving, if desired. Serve with salad and bread.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 18g | Sodium: 1072mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g

Ingredients: Beef, Cheese, Ground Beef, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Tomato
Meal Type: Main Dish, Summer, Egg Free
Categories: Pasta, Camping/Dutch Oven

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