Cold days with that fresh nip in the air calls out for warm comfort food and that means dusting off those Dutch oven recipes! My Dutch oven (it’s really a French oven because of it’s enamel coating) is an essential part of my kitchen and probably my favorite tool. From flavorful soups to tender fall-off-the-bone braises my Le Creuset French Oven is in full use in the fall and winter months. Combined with the fact that it’s made with durable heavy duty cast iron for even cooking and has a lifetime guarantee, my French oven is practically priceless!
Before we get to some of our most beloved comfort food recipes using our French oven, LeCreuset and I want you to have a chance to win my favorite LeCreuset 6 3/4 QT. Oval French Oven, just in time for winter! This Oval French Oven is perfect for braising and roasting pork loins and chickens to your favorite soup and beouf bourguignon recipes.
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15 Recipes To Make in Your Dutch Oven
Now, lets get to the good part — simple and amazing dishes to fill your belly and get you through the cold months!
Amazingly tender duck confit with a kiss of five-spice served with a sweet tart peppercorn and pomegranate glaze is deceivingly simple and is perfect for a family meal or dinner party. Don’t to miss this recipe for the best duck confit hack of all time.
Savory and slightly tangy, this Braised Red Cabbage and Pancetta is not only a gorgeous side dish but an exciting one as well.
Homemade stock, a secret ingredient, and a twist on the traditional dumpling makes this mouthwatering bowl of Chicken and Parmesan Herb Dumplings irresistible!
Warm corn tortillas, savory tender beer braised bison, sweet caramelized butternut squash, fresh cilantro, tangy pickled onions, and creamy queso fresco is a combination of flavors that will rock your taco loving taste buds! Here’s the best part… it’s pretty simple (all the work is just waiting for it to cook) and can be made in advance. All of that and you have yourself a stunning perfect taco storm.
Flavorful short ribs slow braised in red wine, herbs, and just a hint of star anise create a beautiful sauce for tender pasta in this cozy meal that the whole family will devour.
This bolognese is a world of flavor combinations slow cooked to perfection! Don’t let the long 3-hour simmer time get you rattled — this recipe is simple and it’s worth the wait to let these flavors meet their full potential.
Bold and fork tender turkey literally melts in your mouth with a slightly sweet, tart, and crisp apple and sage flavor. I guarantee this recipe will bring in the cold weather…or at least make your taste buds deliriously happy and fill your house with mouthwatering aromas.
Rich, elegant, and above succulent, Red Wine Braised Lamb is the perfect meal for special gatherings or just a meal at home. This is the most talked about recipe on ISMS and never fails!
Roast and vegetables with warm crusty buttered bread — just like at Grandma’s house!
Nothing says comfort food like carnitas to this Texas girl.
White beans slowly simmered in homemade stock, ham hock, and fresh herbs is simply delicious and gratifying on a cold night.
Smooth, creamy, bacony (that’s a word now), with a hint of smokiness, this carrot soups is an unbelievable fusion of flavors!
Venison roast slow braised in red wine and five spice until perfectly tender and placed on a beautiful creamy bed of pumpkin risotto is an indulgent meal to impress or just to enjoy as a home cooked Sunday family meal.
Creamy beans in a savory fresh broth, there’s nothing more delicious and comforting than a pot of this cooking on the burner.
Succulent and uniquely spiced with Chinese five spice, this recipe for Spiced Coq au Vin will have your mouth watering the moment it hits the oven. It’s an absolute favorite here when it first starts to get cold.
Cheers to all of you this winter! Stay warm in your sock monkey slippers, friends.
Disclaimer: This post and giveaway is sponsored by Le Creuset. All opinions are my own.