3 Fire Pit Dishes for This Winter

3 Fire Pit Dishes for This Winter

Winter is among us, and the temperatures are dropping! What is one thing that can make your winter experience more ideal and special? Firepit meals can bring the whole family together. A back yard fire can create a beautiful ambiance that can only be complete with good food! You may be privy to exploring different desserts with your fire pit, but don't stop there! Soups, chowders, and chili are the epitome of comfort food! Cooking in your kitchen may be the norm, but why not make it an experience with your whole family? Get some new wood or coals for your fire pit, and get ready for some amazing meals that you can make. All you need for these dishes (other than the ingredients) are a Dutch oven, a large pot, a skillet, and utensils. These are easy to make and so delicious!

Who doesn't want to make amazing memories with their loved ones this year? If you want to make memories and amazing dishes, consider these three fire pit meals this winter.

Even in a fancy restaurant, soup is the perfect way to start your meal. It is warm, comforting, and delicious. You may have a favorite type of soup that becomes your go-to each year but consider trying some of these!

Dutch Oven Potato Soup

Here is what you need:

Bacon- as much as you would like in your soup!

⅔ cup butter

⅔ cup all-purpose flour

6 cups milk

4 -6 large baked potatoes. Cut in cubes

1-3 green onions, chopped

1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup plain yogurt

1 tsp. black pepper


You can prepare some of this ahead of time or bring everything to the fire. All you need is a skillet, Dutch oven, utensils, and measuring cups.

1. Cook the bacon ahead of time or bring it over to your skillet. Brown the bacon and take it off.

2. Melt butter in a Dutch oven. Mix in the flour, stir in the milk, followed by the potatoes and onions. Bring to a boil and stir.

3. Let the soup simmer for about ten minutes. Mix in the bacon, cheese, salt, pepper, and anything else you want to add! Let the cheese melt and ENJOY!

(Recipe from 50campfires.com)

Corn Chowder

Everybody loves a warm and savory chowder! Skip going to the restaurant and try making it at home! This recipe is for two people; But if you need more, be sure to double it.

Here is what you need:

Small onion, diced

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 teaspoon curry powder (or more to taste)

1 can condensed cream of tomato soup

1 soup can milk

14.5-ounce can cream-style corn

1. Sautee the onions over medium heat with the oil.

2. Then stir in the cream of tomato soup, milk, and corn. Continue to stir.

3. Cover and cook while stirring often!

(Recipe from active.com)

Time for some Chili!

Chili is good all year long, but it is a perfect addition to a "chilly" winter night!

Here is what you need:

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 pound ground beef

1 onion, chopped

2 stalks celery, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

3 cloves garlic minced

2 Tbsp. chili powder

1 Tbsp. cumin

1 tsp. salt

½ tsp. pepper

2 (14.5oz) cans diced, fire-roasted tomatoes, drained

1-2 (15 oz.)) cans pinto or kidney beans, drained

2 Tbsp. tomato paste

1 bottle of beer

2 (8.5oz) boxes cornbread mix (such as Jiffy)

2 eggs

2/3 cup milk

8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded

1 (7 oz.) can green chilies, drained

1. The first thing you do is place the Dutch oven over the heat. From here, you can add olive oil, beef, onions, celery, and spices. Brown the meat until it is soft and cooked.

2. Add the tomatoes, beans, paste, and beer. Stir and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Then remove it from the heat.

(This recipe is from KOA.com.) You and your family are going to love this recipe! Enjoy it with some cornbread or your favorite side dish!

These three dishes are the perfect addition to throw into your winter meal plan! The whole family will love them, and you can use them as a side dish, appetizer, or the main entrée!