Best Baked Trout Recipes

If you want to try a few baked trout recipes you may be surprised at how easy they are. Most trout recipes call for wrapping the trout in foil, this helps keep the trout moist and fresh. Trout provides a healthy meal. It is rich in protein and has omega 3 oils, magnesium, vitamin D and selenium. Trout is also low in calories, saturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. 

You should bake your trout as soon as you can. To ensure the best flavor start in camp with a Dutch oven.

I would like to thank Ken Evoy and the staff at SBI for giving me the tools to build this site. 

Baked Trout Recipes for Camp

The Dutch oven is the tool to use here.

I would like to start out by letting you know about some iPhone apps that are designed to help you calculate the number of briquettes (above and below) needed to reach a certain temperature. Both apps,  Dutch Oven Helper and Dutch Oven Calculator., are free.

This is helpful of course only if you are using briquettes. The outside temperature and wind conditions also play a large part in the formulas. If you are cooking over campfire coals instead it's a different story. Experience and close attention are required. For baking trout in a Dutch oven, smaller fish are better because they fit better in the oven and take less time.

Check out these recipes using a Dutch oven.

It seems to be common to bake trout with bacon in a Dutch oven so I have included this simple camp recipe here.


  • 5 slices bacon
  • 4 medium trout
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lemon wedges


  • Partly fry 5 slices of bacon in a pan. 
  • Preheat Dutch oven and pour the bacon grease into the bottom of it. 
  • Place the trout in a layer to cover the bottom (4 medium trout). 
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Place the bacon over the fish. 
  • Cover with the lid and cook at a medium heat for about 15 minutes. 
  • Serve with the lemon wedges. Enjoy!

Also see this Dutch oven recipe from

Baked Trout Recipes For Home (or Camp)

You can also use these recipes in the home oven. Here are just a few of the easiest and most popular recipes that you may enjoy at home:

Baked Whole Trout from 

Herb Baked Trout from

Baked Trout with Garlic and Mushrooms from 

How to Bake Trout in the Oven by 

A Place to Start

Whether you are just back at camp with your catch, or you just came across some fresh trout at the store, these baked trout recipes give you some delicious options. They are all quick and easy. Enjoy!   

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