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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Dorcas Reilly, 92, the woman who created a Thanksgiving staple enjoyed by millions — the green-bean casserole — died on Oct. 15 of Alzheimer’s disease in Haddonfield, New Jersey. Seattle Times Staff & News Services, The Seattle Times, "This week’s passages," 26 Oct. 2018 Like a zippy version of lasagna, this Super Bowl casserole is dinner for a crowd, plus leftovers., "24 hearty casserole recipes for your Super Bowl 2018 party," 25 Jan. 2018 Buy Photo There are few dishes better for the winter chill than a crock of cassoulet, a classic and hearty bean casserole from southern France stewed with a symphony of various mixed meats. Craig Laban,, "It's cassoulet season at Bistrot La Minette," 16 Jan. 2018 To roast garlic bulbs, lightly grease a casserole dish with olive oil, chuck in some clean bulbs, and bake at 350 degrees until the bulbs are soft and squishy — usually about 45 minutes. Jean Nick, Good Housekeeping, "7 Ways You Can Make Your Garlic Last Longer," 27 July 2018 Roll out on a floured countertop and spread over prewarmed chili (or beef and gravy, stews or creamed vegetables) in a casserole dish and place in oven until crust is brown. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, "How To Make Simple, Easy Pancakes," 1 Sep. 2018 The new assortment will include casserole dishes, bowls, mugs, and more starting at just $8. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "CorningWare Just Re-Launched Their Iconic Cornflower Pattern in These Stores," 9 Aug. 2018 On Sundays during its first summer, a different sort of Jewish community gathered here over challah, cucumber salad and potato casserole. Daniel A. Gross, Newsweek, "Poland's Jewish Culture Rises From the Ashes of Persecution," 27 Jan. 2015 Spoon the mixture into a medium-size casserole dish. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Time to tailgate: Spruce up your opening day with regional favorites," 29 Mar. 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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