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Le Creuset Heart Casserole Recipes and a Giveaway

Le Creuset: Fig and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicke Breasts

There’s nothing more exciting than getting the opportunity to work with a brand that you truly, truly love. I got my first Le Creuset piece back in 2008 when I cashed in for an early birthday present. I got it specifically to bake bread, but it is easily one of the most used pieces in our kitchen.

So needless to say when Le Creuset contacted me about developing a few recipes to help promote some of their specialty pieces, well, I did a little happy dance. And then I got cooking.

And just in time for Valentine’s day, this adorable little heart casserole is perfect for a dinner for two, like this recipe for Fig and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts featured on the Le Creuset website. Or even a romantic dessert, like the Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Port Sauce shown below. Because it’s such a versatile piece you can use it to sear, simmer, bake, braise, boil, or brown.

Le Creuset: Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce

Cake in a Le Creuset… who would have thought?

But even more exciting than these delicious recipes… Le Creuset is offering up a Heart Casserole to one lucky L&OO reader! You know you want one.

The winner will receive this gorgeous Heart Casserole in the color of their choice (Cassis or Red), valued at $150. Do note that the red is currently back-ordered for 1-2 months, but if that’s the color your heart desires, just ask and you shall receive (as soon as it’s back in stock).

So, what are you waiting for?

Giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering!

Congratulations to Amy, comment #298, who was randomly selected as the winner of this gorgeous casserole!

The fine print: No purchase necessary. Giveaway open to US residents only. Void where prohibited. Giveaway sponsored by Le Creuset®. All opinions written are purely my own.

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1,157 Comments

  1. 301
    Lia
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Tweeted :))))

  2. 302
    Jan Sanderson
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:43 am

    I’d make a pot of creamy tomato basil soup because it so cold and snowy here-

  3. 303
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:44 am

    I like Love and Olive Oil and Le Creuset on Facebook – and follow Love and Olive Oil on Tiwtter

  4. 304
    meredith f.
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I would probably bake this cake! It looks fantastic. But also a warming winter casserole or stew would be wonderful in this dish!

  5. 305
    Megan Welborn
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I would bake bacon brownies for my sweet. :)

  6. 306
    Suzie
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:45 am

    My 7 year old daughter’s nickname is Lovebug, she’d have to make the ultimate decision on what to make. The two of you are like minded though….sweet beats out savory every time. This girl would sell her soul for a cookie, so maybe a giant heart shaped cookie.

  7. 307
    Amanda
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Yum!!!!

  8. 308
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I love it. I have been trying to make bread but the first thing I would probably make is soup!

  9. 309
    Holly
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:46 am

    I would make a mac and cheese casserole :)

  10. 310
    lisa
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I would make this very flourless chocolate cake for valentines day, beautiful!

  11. 311
    karen b.
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I’d make brownies, probably. Or mac and cheese. :)

  12. 312
    Mercedes
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I would definitely bake the cake first!! It looks so lovely!

  13. 313
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:51 am

    What a cool idea for a dish!! You could even make love heart sand castles…or not.

  14. 314
    karen b.
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:51 am

    liked both on Facebook!

  15. 315
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I follow both L and OO and Creuset on FB

  16. 316
    Billie
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I would want to make that chicken dish with figs right away! I sounds really wonderful!

  17. 317
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I tweeted :)

  18. 318
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I follow you on Twitter :)

  19. 319
    Quinn Harper
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:53 am

    I would definitely make the Flourless Chocolate Cake. That looks delicious!!

  20. 320
    Cindi
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:53 am

    I’d probably make this cake first – looks wonderful!!

  21. 321
    josh
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Probably a roast of sorts.

  22. 322
    jenn
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:53 am

    red wine braised short ribs!

  23. 323
    Sarah
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:53 am

    I would cook my husband and I, one of our favorites. Chicken and olives. It’s such a tasty dish with green and black olives, saffron, onions and chicken. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

  24. 324
    Elin
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:53 am

    That flourless chocolate cake looks amazing! That’s totally what I’d make first.

  25. 325
    Elin
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:54 am

    I like you both on Facebook!

  26. 326
    GuRLiee
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:54 am

    I think I would make that bread in dutch oven recipe I have pinned. That way when I take it out of the pan I would have “Bread Love” …..and really who doesn’t have love for bread?

  27. 327
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I’d like to give bread a try.

  28. 328
    Caitlin
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I would make that chocolate cake!

  29. 329
    Cara
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:56 am

    I would make a yummy love treat for my honey! :)

  30. 330
    Carolyn
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I would make lovely rice pudding for my hubby!

  31. 331
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 10:58 am

    This looks like a good way to make bread pudding.

  32. 332
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Chicken Cacciatore! An Italian meal is for sure the way to someone’s heart! :) Mangia!

  33. 333
    Alyse
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I would make a small bread with my homemade starter for my sweet husband and 2 wonderful sons, and myself, too.

  34. 334
    Leta
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Lobster bisque. Perfect for a heart shaped valentine presentation.

  35. 335
    karen b.
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:02 am

    annnnd tweeted now that Twitter is cooperating again. ;)

  36. 336
    Marina
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Something Spicy like a chipotle chicken!

  37. 337
    Larissa Prusak
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:03 am

    What lovely casserole, I would love the Cassis one. I would make a No Knead Bread as the first dish.
    Larissa

  38. 338
    Laura
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I have a recipe for Hot Fudge Brownie Cake that I would definitely bake in this adorable dish for my sweetie on Valentine’s Day! Nothing beats a good chocolate dessert fresh out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream…

  39. 339
    Sandhya
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I think the giveaway is what caused the Twitter site outage for the past few hours :) Followed and tweeted!

  40. 340
    helene
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I’d probably try to bake something in it. Maybe a stew. or maybe I’d try to make the polenta recipe I recently saw on america’s test kitchen.
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  41. 341
    nicole
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:05 am

    chicken pot pie with a flaky crust, sure to get that “sweet spot” right just for my sweet family….thanks for the chance to win. cheers, nicole

  42. 342
    Joanna
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Baked mac n’ cheese with bacon!

  43. 343
    Morgan Stiff
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:06 am

    I’ve started cooking more in the last year. I’ve always enjoyed it, but for health and financial reasons I make myself do it more! The nice side effect (beyond the thrill that I feel when I cook something new and it’s delish!) is that my partner enjoys the food so much and is so appreciative. This Valentines day I’m going to pull out all the stops. We usually go out, but why can’t I/we create our own special occasion in our own kitchen. I want to create a special meal and how great would it be to reveal a sinfully delicious dessert in this heart casserole! I’d get serious brownie points for sure! (pun intended!)

  44. 344
    Megan
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:06 am

    I would try that cake out. Looks delicious!

  45. 345
    Sydney
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:07 am

    i’d be excited to cook anything in my new casserole! :)

  46. 346
    Stephanie Hunter
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:07 am

    You had me at raspberry port sauce! I would definitely be making this cake first!

  47. 347
    Sydney
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:08 am

    just tweeted!

  48. 348
    Sydney
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:08 am

    also am a fan on facebook! :)

  49. 349
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I think I would make a flourless chocolate cake in there first!

  50. 350
    Sarah H.P.
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I would first cook a shepherd’s pie for my hubby! It’s his favorite!

  51. 351
    Michelle
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I’d have to try the chocolate cake first….cake is a main food group, right?!

  52. 352
    Michele West
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I would try out the flourless chocolate cake! It looks amazing!

  53. 353
    Michele West
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:12 am

    I like Love and Olive Oil and Le Creuset on Facebook!

  54. 354
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Simple! Roasted root veggies. My favorite thing about the Le Creuset pots is their oven to stove capabilities, and the way roasted veggies deglaze to create a perfect pan sauce. In the winter time, that is hot, comfort food LOVE.

  55. 355
    Anna Brown
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:14 am

    I’m getting married in March and this would make such a cool dish for my first meal as a wife. I’ve been dying to make a goat cheese souffle for my cheese fanatic finance, so I’d start with that and then experiment from then on.

  56. 356
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:14 am
  57. 357
    Tara
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:14 am

    I’d definitely make my Grandma’s deep dish peach cobbler!

  58. 358
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:15 am

    OOH, I would LOVE this pretty pot! The first thing I’d likely make would be a nice soup.

  59. 359
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:16 am

    I like L&OO and Le Creuset on FB!

  60. 360
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:16 am

    I’d make ooey gooey chocolate brownie pudding! So adorable!

  61. 361
    Rose Marie
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Porkchops in a peach rum sauce for my Valentine. <3

  62. 362
    Anna Brown
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:17 am

    I just like Le Creuset on facebook, and liked L&OO ages ago :)

  63. 363
    Tonya Horn
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Seafood Pot Pie!!!

  64. 364
    LB
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I’d make that chicken and fig dish – yum!

  65. 365
    LB
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I just love this site – so many good recipes!

  66. 366
    Tara
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Tweeted and followed both Le Creuset and L&OO!

  67. 367
    Stephanie R
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:20 am

    I would make this amazing ratatouille recipe with drop biscuits that was in the NYTimes a few years ago. I have summer roasted tomatoes in the freezer that are dying to be used in this sweet and beautiful Le Creuset!

  68. 368
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:20 am

    I would love to make bread in this!!

    I tweeted and liked on facebook :)

  69. 369
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:21 am

    I would make my husband’s favorite in this adorable pot – chicken cacciatore!

  70. 370
    Stephanie R
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:21 am

    @myyearoffood

    I also tweeted about the giveaway!

  71. 371
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I would make risotto in my LOVE-ly casserole, stirring hearts for 40 minutes, or so.

  72. 372
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I like both Love & Olive Oil and Le Creuset on Facebook! : )

  73. 373
    Mary Thompson
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Perhaps a variation on Texas sheet cake

  74. 374
    Stephanie R
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I have been “liking” you on FB for ages, and gave Le Creuset a big ‘ole thumbs up as well!

  75. 375
    Tina
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Chicken and dumplings –my boyfriends favorite dinner for Valentines Day!

  76. 376
    Irene Snyder
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:23 am

    I would make a heart-shaped turkey pot pie: I’d put a crust on the bottom and top, and cut out little hearts to adorn the top crust.

    Thanks for this contest!

  77. 377
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I have ALWAYS wanted to tackle (and perfect) Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon but haven’t had the proper cookware!!

  78. 378
    Patricia
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:26 am

    I would bake a salted Carmel brownie.

  79. 379
    erin
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:26 am

    I am a facebook fan.

  80. 380
    erin
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:27 am

    I would do a nice little beef stew for two.

  81. 381
    Mel
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I would make a special cake for my husband and I. He hates icing on cake so I would improvise with him just this once. Haha.

  82. 382
    gina
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I would make a fabulous heart shaped valentines meal in this pot. Heart bread, heart cake and a yummy cassoulet.

  83. 383
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I would make bread– a heart shaped bread would be fun! I would also definitely make that cake- looks delicious :)

  84. 384
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:30 am

    I follow both you and Le Creuset on Twitter!! And tweeted about your giveway!

  85. 385
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:30 am

    I like you both on facebook!

  86. 386
    Maegyn
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:30 am

    I would definitely make a delicious dessert!

  87. 387
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:31 am

    I’m already a fan of yours on Facebook, but just liked Le Creuset’s page!

  88. 388
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:31 am

    I would probably make that fig and goat cheese stuffed chicken. For my boyfriend. On Valentine’s Day. :-D

  89. 389
    Maegyn
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:31 am

    I followed @loveandoliveoil and @LeCreuset on twitter and tweeted about the giveaway!

  90. 390
    Maegyn
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:32 am

    I like both Love & Olive Oil and Le Creuset on Facebook.

  91. 391
    Ana
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I would make ratatouille!

    Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

  92. 392
    Theresa
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:35 am

    I would cook up some Italian Wedding Soup!!!

  93. 393
    Karen D
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Corn chowder…because it’s my husband’s favorite!

  94. 394
    Jamie
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Heart-shaped bread, heart-shaped cake…yum!! xx

  95. 395
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Brownies, for sure!

  96. 396
    abby
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:42 am

    i might have to make that cake! yum!

  97. 397
    Audra Bell
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:44 am

    The lovely cake.

  98. 398
    Lynn
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:48 am

    The first thing I would cook in it is soup – probably chicken noodle.

  99. 399
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:49 am

    What a darling pan! I would do something savory, like pot pie!

  100. 400
    Posted On January 31, 2013 at 11:49 am

    I did bonus entry #1