12 Must Try Recipes To Make In Le Creuset Mini Cocottes
by Katelyn Rodriguez
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It has always been a dream of mine to host dinner parties for my friends and family to enjoy, especially since I have a love for cooking and baking. Last summer I went to my local outlet mall and scored a deal on a set of four Le Creuset Mini Cocottes — they were 50% off in case you wanted to know. Since then I have been dreaming up recipes to make in them for my aforementioned dinner parties. So, if you also have mini cocottes on hand and have been looking for new recipes to try in them, look no further. Here are 12 Le Creuset Mini Cocottes recipes that are perfect for these miniature dishes.
Mac and cheese
Who can say no to these individual servings of mac and cheese? In my opinion, it is one of the superior comfort foods and the fact that you can serve them in mini cocottes adds a bit of flare to this staple dish. I’m already thinking of ways I can spice this recipe up, such as adding breadcrumbs on top during the baking process.
I absolutely love lasagna and making it at home only adds to the experience since you can customize it to your liking. This recipe is perfect for dinner parties or date nights and will be sure to wow your guests, especially since they’re being served in mini cocottes.
Chicken pot pie
There’s nothing better than a chicken pot pie. It is one of the ultimate comfort foods in my mind and I look forward to making it every year. This single-serving version is perfect if you have a sudden craving for it and don’t want to have to deal with the hassle of making a large serving.
Every time fall rolls around I end up thinking about baking an apple crisp. This recipe is perfect for those cool fall evenings just as the leaves are turning. The addition of pomegranates is interesting, but they would nicely contrast the sweetness of the apples, brown sugar and ice cream.
Who doesn’t love a good cheesecake moment? I have been meaning to make cheesecake for such a long time and this single serving cocotte recipe has convinced me to finally give it a shot. Not only is it extremely easy to do, but it also has leeway for experimentation with the recipe in terms of toppings or flavor combinations. You definitely won’t need to make a trip to your nearest Cheesecake Factory after this.
This might be the easiest of the three dessert recipes. There is just something so classy about tiramisu to me and this individual serving is the perfect addition for your next dinner party or date night. There is just something about serving tiramisu in a mini cocotte that makes the dessert more enjoyable.
Triple berry coffee cake
If you’re someone like me who always has an over abundance of berries in their fridge and don’t want them to go to waste, this triple berry coffee cake is the perfect recipe. Not only will it use up some of those extra berries, but it will also make a great addition to brunch.
Move over Cinnabon, this recipe for mini cocotte cinnamon rolls is a great addition to any breakfast or if you’re just craving a sweet treat. This recipe is very similar to monkey bread instead of a classic cinnamon roll, but that’s what makes it all-the-more fun. It is just enough for each person to have their own little slice of cinnamon deliciousness.
Spicy chicken chilaquiles
For a more savory breakfast food, this chilaquiles recipe is sure to bring the heat. It is versatile enough that it can easily be used as a dish for any meal by adding or substituting ingredients as needed. For breakfast though, I recommend topping it with a fried egg for the ultimate amount of savory goodness.
French onion soup
French onion soup in a cocotte is the ultimate serve. Not only does it look classy, but it is the perfect savory soup for just about any season. The caramelized onions, paired with cheese and croutons on top, are the perfect combination.
Butternut squash soup
Butternut squash soup is the perfect dish to warm you up during the fall months. Not only does this soup look aesthetically pleasing being served in mini cocottes, but it tastes amazing too.
Red pepper and tomato soup
I am not a huge fan of tomato soup, but this recipe for red pepper and tomato soup is making me consider giving it another chance. Paired with roasted cauliflower on top, it looks like this soup would be the perfect pairing for a classic grilled cheese.
Do you have any Le Creuset Mini Cocottes recipes you love? Let us know in the comments below!