casserole

noun
cas·​se·​role | \ ˈka-sə-ˌrōl How to pronounce casserole (audio) 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
Recent Examples on the Web To use the frozen casserole, thaw in refrigerator for 8 hours. Alysha Witwicki, Journal Sentinel, 6 June 2022 This cheesy gratin will put a different type of green bean casserole on your Thanksgiving table. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 17 Nov. 2021 Featuring a colorful collection of eggplant, zucchini, peppers, onion and tomatoes, ratatouille can be prepared by either baking all the vegetables like a casserole or sautéing them with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Foren Clark, CNN, 30 May 2022 Thompson had never made any kind of pizza before, let alone the multilayered deep-dish construction that critics often dismiss as a Midwestern casserole that has improperly — perhaps immorally — adopted the language of its Italian forebear. Washington Post, 18 Apr. 2022 Well, there's something just so ridiculously cliche about a casserole, not even in a [thriller way]. Lauren Huff, EW.com, 31 Jan. 2022 Anna collapses in the street while holding a casserole, gets interrogated and fingerprinted at the police station, and crawls on the concrete in the pouring rain. Kelly Wynne, PEOPLE.com, 4 Jan. 2022 And there are lots of recipes for Jewish holidays, like a blintz casserole for Shavuot and an herbaceous matzo farfel kugel for Passover. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Aug. 2021 Try the breakfast casserole, a daily special of vegetables and eggs. Andrew Nelson, WSJ, 19 May 2022 See More

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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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2 Jul 2022

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“Casserole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/casserole. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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casserole

noun
cas·​se·​role | \ ˈka-sə-ˌrōl How to pronounce casserole (audio) \

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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