cas·se·role | \ˈka-sə-ˌrōl also ˈka-zə- \

Definition of casserole 

1 : a dish in which food may be baked and served

2 : food cooked and served in a casserole

3 : a deep round usually porcelain dish with a handle used for heating substances in the laboratory

Examples of casserole in a Sentence

I made tuna casserole for dinner. meat and noodles served in a casserole

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The lobster steamer pot, served in a sea blue Le Creuset casserole, was brimming with lobster, clams and shrimp in a garlicky broth spiked with andouille and lemongrass. Craig Laban,, "Atlantic City restaurants: New casinos, diverse independent spots create rising culinary energy," 6 July 2018 In a large flameproof casserole over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Sheryl Julian,, "Recipe: Toss spicy Italian puttanesca with shrimp and angel hair in this sublime summer dish," 18 June 2018 Those left behind often don’t receive casseroles or cards, flowers or fundraisers, hugs or visits. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, "Will we finally end the silence around suicide?," 11 June 2018 And that makes sense, because what’s more comforting than a casserole jam packed with potatoes, multiple kinds of cheese and some other crunchy ingredients like potatoes or corn flakes to give it some crispiness? Alix Langone, Fortune, "The Internet Just Discovered Walmart Sells 'Funeral Potatoes' and It Has Questions," 5 Apr. 2018 This fall, cozy up with a hot beverage, bake a cake, enjoy a full-bodied red, or whip up a casserole. John-john Williams Iv, Howard County Times, "With her mom's help, a local blogger launches brick-and-mortar fashion boutique Simple & Feminine in Ellicott City," 3 Apr. 2018 More than 100 guests feasted on lobster bisque, lamb with tomato fondue, green beans and sweet potato casserole, salad and dessert served in the State Dining Room. Darlene Superville,, "Vive la France: President Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinner," 22 Apr. 2018 Noodle kugel, one of several authentic Jewish specialties served at Broadway Deli, is a casserole-like noodle dish that tastes savory and lightly sweet. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Pastrami time: 5 things to know about Broadway Deli's ‘mostly Jewish’ specialties," 8 June 2018 In a flameproof casserole that will hold the chicken breasts in one layer, bring the stock to a boil. Sally Pasley Vargas,, "The stars of a spring chicken salad with quinoa, asparagus, and edamame are poached breasts," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of casserole

1708, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for casserole

French, saucepan, from Middle French, diminutive of casse ladle, dripping pan, from Old Occitan cassa, perhaps ultimately from Greek kyathos ladle

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English Language Learners Definition of casserole

: food (such as meat, noodles, and vegetables) baked together and served in a deep dish

: a deep dish used for baking


cas·se·role | \ˈka-sə-ˌrōl \

Kids Definition of casserole

1 : a mix of food baked and served in a deep dish

2 : a deep dish in which food can be baked and served

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