Reader question: Hi Elizabeth, I like Staub brand dutch ovens and wanted to purchase a smaller size. The small size Staub Dutch Oven is a 2.75 quart . Would I need to make recipe or cooking time adjustments for that .75 extra quart size? I was planning to follow the recipes for serving 2 people or for the 2 qt pot. Will that extra amount in the 2.75 qt pot dry out the meal? Thank you for your help and suggestions! Kindly, Amy S., Redondo Beach, CA
Hi Amy! I’m thrilled that you’re interested in Glorious One-Pot Meals! No matter what size of Dutch oven you use, or how full you fill it with ingredients, your nose will always tell you when your meal is ready… and then you should wait for another 3 minutes.
I’ve found that the difference between using a 2.75-quart Dutch oven and a 2-quart Dutch oven is fairly negligible. Depending on the ingredients you use, you might find you need 3-4 additional minutes, or you might find that it will cook in basically the same amount of time as a 2-quart Glorious One-Pot Meal. Always follow your nose and you’ll never go wrong!