Dutch Oven Lasagna


  • 1 lb Lasagna Noodles, uncooked (I prefer whole wheat)
  • 32 oz. Marinara Sauce (I prefer one with basil and tomato chunks)
  • 32 oz. Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1 lb. Mozzarella Slices
  • 1 lb. Provolone Slices
  • 2 cups Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 cups Mozzarella grated
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Add 1 lb ground sausage meat or ground beef
  • Remove 4 ounces of Mozzarella Slices, 4 ounces Provolone Slices, 8 ounces Marinara


  • Coat inside of dutch oven with a small amount of vegetable oil
  • Spread 2 cups of marinara on bottom of oven.
  • Carefully cover bottom of oven with lasagna noodles, breaking to cover shape of oven (save un-used broken pieces for subsequent layers)
  • Mix egg, ricotta, and Italian Seasoning in a bowl
  • Cover lasagna noodles with 1/3 of ricotta mixture.
  • Layer 1/3 of mozzarella slices and 1/3 of provolone on ricotta.
  • Spread 1 1/2 cup of marinara on cheeses.
  • Layer with noodles.
  • Spread 1/3 of ricotta on noodles.
  • Layer 1/3 of Mozzarella Slices and 1/3 of Provolone on ricotta.
  • Spread 1 1/2 cup of marinara on ricotta.
  • Layer with noodles.
  • Spread remaining ricotta mixture.
  • Layer remaining mozzarella slices and provolone.Spread 2 cups of sauce (or remaining sauce if you have less).
  • Top with grated mozzarella and parmesan.
  • Pour water around the edges of the oven
  • Place 10 coals under the oven and 14 coals on top.
  • Bake for approximately 1 1/2 hours until cheese is melted and slightly brown.

Note: It may be necessary to replace charcoal with fresh at the 1 hour mark, depending on wind and outdoor temperature.


  • After first step, brown the ground meat and place in a bowl.
  • Replace second layer of sliced cheese and marinara with meat

Submitted by Matt Hackney (#3518 ), Georgia Unit, Region 3
This recipe was a favorite of my Scout Troop.  It’s amazing how good this tastes when 4 13 year olds feed 20 from two dutch ovens
(Original Recipe by Matt Hackney)

August 17 2013 | Dinner | Comments Off on Dutch Oven Lasagna

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