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Le Creuset’s Mini Cocettes – Worth It?

So Le Creuset makes these mini cocettes — they are basically mini dutch ovens. Talk about an ADORABLE way to serve a meal, huh!?

They come in both ceramic or wrought iron (the ceramic is MUCH cheaper) — I have the ceramic. One of the greatest things is that these are “bakeware to serveware” — they’re both oven-safe and can be used to serve your food (so plate safe, obviously when cooled). We have them in a lovely shade of purple, though when I looked on Le Creuset’s site our shade was no longer listed: cassis. Below are some of the really fun and vibrant shades they offer, all of which would look lovely on your dining table!

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Ours are this deep shade of purple, which you can still find on third-party sites. 

I often use these handy little guys when we want to feel fancy, or in the fall and winter to make delicious comfort food. Some favorite recipes I use with these are:

As you can see, pot pies in these babies is a big hit. I also like to do any kind of pasta bake — see previous blog post — in these little guys if a heightened presentation is desired for the meal.

The Downside: They are smaller and therefore the portions are smaller. While I’m all for a healthy serving size, if I know one of our bigger eater friends are coming for dinner, I’d opt for a full size dutch oven for whatever I’m making. These little guys are just that: little. They’re perfect if you plan to serve one of the above recipes with sides, but alone the serving might be a bit small.

Overall, I would highly, HIGHLY recommend these IF you have the cabinet space and are into presentation (sometimes) as we are at my house!

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