Supplement your slow cooker with a Dutch oven and you’ll have the convenience of set-it-and-forget-it-meals on lockdown! Winter calls for comfort food and one of these heavy pots will get everything from succulent braised meat to crispy-crusted bread onto your plate with minimal effort. Enjoy these 22 terrific recipes!

Beef Brisket Pot Roast

1. Beef Brisket Pot Roast: Simple to make and simply delicious, this is a recipe you’ll want to commit to memory and make often! (via Simply Recipes)


2. Slow Braised Italian Meatballs: Braising meatballs in the oven instead of simmering them on the stovetop means there’s no need to watch the pot for hours on end. (via Chez Us)

Chicken Pot-au-Feu

3. Chicken Pot au Feu: A twist on a classic French one-pot meal, this version using chicken in place of beef is light and chock-full of veggies! (via The Healthy Foodie)

Osso buco

4. Osso Buco With Beer, Olives and Gremolata: Make this over-the-top recipe over a campfire the next time you go glamping. (via Family Spice)

Cassoulet au Canard

5. Cassoulet au Canard: Love duck confit? You need to make this rich cassoulet immediately. (via Saveur)

No-knead Bread

6. No-Knead Bread: Flour, yeast, salt and water — those are the only ingredients you need to make this nouveau classic loaf at home! Baking it in a hot Dutch oven is the key to achieving an impressively crusty exterior. (via Babble)

Spicy Roasted Clams with Andouille

7. Spicy Roasted Clams With Andouille: Flavor-packed clams with a short list of all of the right ingredients — garlic, spicy sausage and wine. You won’t believe how quickly these are ready to eat! (via The Weather in Cascadia)

Pork Roast with Apples and Onions

8. Pork Roast With Apples and Onions: The braising liquid is reduced after cooking to create a sweet, apple-y glaze, the perfect accompaniment to fork-tender pork shoulder. (via The Pioneer Woman)

9. Four Hour Lamb and Provincial French Beans: Leg of lamb is accompanied by tons of garlic and creamy white beans to create a dish that’s perfect to serve all year long. (via A Feast for the Eyes)

10. Short Ribs Bourguignon: Beef bourguignon gets even more indulgent by using succulent short ribs. (via Smitten Kitchen)

11. Dutch Oven Cinnamon Rolls: Know anyone on the fence about camping? Make a promise that you’ll bake up a batch of these cinnamon rolls over the fire on your next adventure, and, maybe, just maybe, that’ll sweeten the pot a bit. (via Julie Buckles)

12. Baked Mushroom Risotto: Hands off! Instead of stirring endlessly, bake your risotto instead. (via The Kitchn)

13. Pineapple Braised Pork Roast: Fans of ham-and-pineapple-topped pizza will fall in love with this pork roast. (via The Healthy Foodie)

14. Djaj Mqualli: No need to pick up a tagine to make this chicken, olive, and lemon Moroccan stew. It can be made just as well in a Dutch oven. (via Saveur)

15. The Miracle of Five Hour Caramelized Onions: A heavy-bottomed pot over a diffuser is the key to making these long-cooked caramelized onions. (via Food Orleans)

16. Homesick Texan Carnitas: Skip the local taqueria and make carnitas at home! (via Smitten Kitchen)

17. Teochew Style Braised Duck: This richly-flavored Chinese duck is a throwback to one of the author’s favorites. (via The Chronicles of Ms I-Hua and The Boy)

18. Short Rib Ragu: Serve this flavorful ragu atop polenta for a bowlful of stick-to-your-ribs warming goodness. (via Beantown Baker)

Dutch Oven Huckleberry Peach Cobbler

19. Dutch Oven Huckleberry Peach Cobbler: Boxed biscuit mix means you’ll be digging into this cobbler in no time! (via Completely Delicious)

20. Honey-Glazed Chicken With Quinoa Stuffing: Roasting chicken in a Dutch oven is a revelation. Stuffed with a souped up quinoa dressing, this bird deserves to take center stage on the dinner table ASAP! (via Canuck Cuisine)

21. Beef and Guinness Stew: Bookmark this recipe for St. Patrick’s Day for a more traditional Irish meal than corned beef and cabbage. (via Food Republic)

22. BBQ Pulled Pork: Homemade, spicy-smokey (and paleo-friendly!) barbecue sauce is the key to creating this irresistible pulled pork. (via The Healthy Foodie)

Are you team Dutch oven or slow cooker — or do both vessels have a place in your kitchen? Share your tips, tricks, and tasty recipes in the comments!