Weekend Eats: 4 Ways With Le Creuset

As one of the most coveted and iconic brands in the world of cooking, Le Creuset is synonymous with premium quality cookware and lasting style. From casual weekend brunches to big family occasions, Le Creuset’s versatile cast iron cookware and stoneware is the perfect accompaniment to the heart of the home – the kitchen.

To celebrate our new sale at BrandAlley, we sat down with our Kitchen & Dining Assistant Buyer, Hannah, to talk about the range and her favourite ways to use Le Creuset at home…

Le Creuset one pot breakfast recipe in cast iron pot

Le Creuset’s One-Pan Breakfast

Breakfast feasts

Hannah: “For me, one of the best things about Le Creuset is its versatility. The cookware offers incredible durability so you can use them time and time again. Being able to cook a simple meal is just what you want at the weekend when making breakfast or brunch for a group.

“Thanks to their non-stick properties, the frying pans are ideal for whipping up a one-pan meal.”

We love Le Creuset’s recipes, especially their one-pan breakfast and tasty french toast, both perfect for relaxed weekends at home.

Shop our new range of frying pans and cookware here, with up to 40% off.
Le Creuset breakfast recipes in cast iron pan

Le Creuset’s Maple-Glazed Bacon and French Toast

One-pot dinners

Hannah: “Since spending more time at home, I’ve definitely been cooking more. My family and I have been splitting the cooking between us so when it’s my turn, I tend to make vegan meals – this could be something new like a tasty aubergine dish or a big pot of pasta.

“The cast iron casserole dish is one of my favourite pieces because of its versatility. In the winter, I’ll often make big hearty soups and stews while in the summer it works so well for fresh risottos.

Alongside its versatility, it also looks pretty great too! I bought my first Le Creuset casserole dish in chiffon pink from BrandAlley, which I keep out on my stovetop as a centerpiece — I always get so many compliments from guests!”

Try the delicious Le Creuset seafood stew recipe in the classic casserole dish, available in our sale with up to 40% off.

Le Creuset orange volcanic casserole dish with seafood stew recipe

Le Creuset’s Seafood Stew

Volcanic Round Cast Iron Casserole 10cm £55
Volcanic Oval Cast Iron Casserole 27cm £138

Le Creuset cast iron cooking pot

Le Creuset’s Chicken Wrapped in Parma Ham

Alfresco dining

During the warm summer months, enjoying a meal outdoors is the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day and spend some quality time with family and friends.

Hannah: “I recently hosted a little Spanish themed dinner party for my family – we started with tapas served in the Petit casserole dishes, so perfect for sharing, followed by paella made in the large casserole dish.

“I made a homemade sangria, served in one of the Le Creuset jugs which went down a storm with my family!”

Set of 6 Cotton Wall Ramekins £36 
Set of 6 Rosemary Wall Ramekins £36
Set of 6 Coastal Blue Wall Ramekins £36

Shop our full collection here and take up to 40% off…

Le Creuset red drinks jug

Summer drinks

A fresh orange juice with breakfast or a refreshing evening cocktail? Whichever your preference, the Le Creuset jugs are an elegant addition to your service ware.

Hannah: “Each Le Creuset cast-iron product comes with a lifetime guarantee while the stoneware offers a 10-year guarantee, meaning you can enjoy fantastic meals year after year. My Mum was given an iconic piece as a wedding gift and she still uses it today nearly thirty years on!”

For the ultimate crowd-pleasing summer drink, recreate Le Creuset’s grape and blueberry iced tea, served over ice, and add a dash of your favourite spirit for an alcoholic twist.

Head to BrandAlley to discover the full collection now…

Words: Sherri Andrew