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Honey Baked Tofu And Mushroom Risotto (French Oven Recipe)

I love to cook at home for my family, and I definitely want our family meals to be delicious, but I also like simple. Cooking entire meal in one pot, like my new Le Creuset 6 3/4 Qt French Oven, keeps things neat and simple, and there is less to clean up after a good hearty meal too. I have the opportunity to try it out and share some of my favorite one pot recipes with readers.

The benefit of a Le Creuset French Oven is that enameled cast iron heats very evenly and retains heat well, so you can slow cook a meal to enhance its tenderness and enrich its flavor. It can be used in the oven or stove top, and is beautiful enough to be brought to the table to serve as well.

penelope guzman cooking

le creuset french oven

We are now in Lent, so for forty days and forty nights, we are eating meatless meals. In this day and age, with so many options, this isn’t much of a sacrifice, and there are so many great one-pot French Oven recipes for anyone who doesn’t want to eat meat. I’m going to share my own one-pot recipes with for the Le Creuset French Oven, starting with my Honey Baked Tofu and Mushroom Risotto Recipe.

honey baked tofu mushroom risotto recipe

Honey Baked Tofu and Mushroom Risotto Recipe

1 package (about 14 oz) extra firm organic tofu, marinated in 4 tbs honey and 2 tbs soy sauce mixed
4 cups vegetable broth
4 tbs olive oil
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 pepper sliced
1 cup arborio rice
salt and pepper to taste


honey soy coated tofu

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, then bake honey marinated tofu for 8 minutes on each side in french oven. Put tofu on side.
2. Place oven on stove top and add vegetable broth. Cook over medium heat until you achieve a low rolling boil.
3. Add baked tofu, olive oil, mushrooms, pepper and seasonings into oven and stir together.
4. Stir in rice and let simmer covered over very low heat, stirring continuously until rice is tender.

tofu mushroom risotto

penelope guzman cooks tofu

Honey Baked Tofu Mushroom Risotto

What are some of your favorite one pot recipes for the French oven?

The beautiful cast iron cherry French Oven and mini cocottes featured in the images here are all from Le Creuset.

  • This pot is on my wish list! This sounds delicious. I’ll admit I’m not a fan of tofu, but it has been a long time since I tried it. I think I’d love this with chicken though.

  • Mickey

    I used to cook with tofu a lot in college, but haven’t in a while. I’ll have to try this soon. Thanks!

  • I don’t know that I’ve ever tried tofu. If mushrooms are going to be in my food, they better be microscopic! ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t like them.

  • That looks amazing – both the food and the dutch oven. It looks big enough to fit a dish for our family of 6!

  • I have a cast iron stock pot I try to use for dishes and it never turns out quite like I’d like. This looks like a great pot and delicious recipe!

  • I wouldn’t have thought to do a honey baked tofu. It sounds delicious!

  • I often do a pot roast in a one-pot style on the stove. Your risotto looks delicious!

  • Penelope

    Yep, it’s big enough to cook a whole chicken or turkey (small to medium sized)!

  • Penelope

    Lol ๐Ÿ™‚ I adore both tofu and mushrooms, I could eat them every day!

  • It has been a long time since we had tofu. I like stew and baked beans for a one pot meal. That’s all that’s coming to mind right now.

  • I plan to get some more Creuset after the kitchen is finished. The switch to an induction cook top will have me replacing a ton of pans.

  • Donna

    I don’t care for tofu or mushrooms, but that does look so good. I really would love that French Oven, though!

  • I’m so jealous that you have a Le Creuset dutch oven! They are beautiful, useful and for me – drool worthy. I’m not a huge fan of tofu but I would give this recipe a try. . . at least once.

  • Yum it looks great and my husband would love all the mushrooms.

  • I just have to say your pot is SO pretty! I have never had risotto, I know that could sound weird. It sounds amazing I just have never ventured out and tried it! I think it is about time!!

  • Le Creuset items are hands down the best! They last for a lifetime. I am always up for enjoying a yummy risotto as well.

  • I had no idea making risotto was so easy and I love that you have mushrooms in this!

  • I love those kinds of pots. I should use mine more often. I may start with this recipe.

  • I’m not a big fan of mushrooms but it does look pretty tasty!

  • Great recipe! I love tofu and mushrooms. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I think this pot would be a great addition to my kitchen for sure. I can think of many meals that would be perfect for cooking in it. I have never tried tofu at all. I am not a huge fan of mushrooms (except in cream of mushroom soup in for my swiss steak.)

  • Raijean

    That looks delicious!

  • This looks amazing! And, I have the exact same pot lol.

  • I have never made tofu before. Ever. This is interesting and tasty sounding enough that I might give it a go!

  • I am printing this recipe off, looks so good. I make a french onion soup a lot in my french oven.

  • That sounds delicious! I want a French Oven SO badly.

  • I actually really like tofu when it has lots of flavor cooked in. I have never used a dutch oven before, but this looks like a good reason to give it a shot.

  • Looks great, Penelope. I love my Le Creuset pieces, although I don’t have as many as I want ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Penelope

    Can you ever have enough? I want the grill pans, the little pots, the utensilsโ€ฆI want it all ๐Ÿ™‚

  • That french oven is beautiful! I love their products!!

  • We don’t eat much tofu. But this recipe looks delicious. We’ll have to try it.