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

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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There are a lot of things to love about casseroles. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "13 Casserole Recipes That Cost Less Than $2 Per Serving," 5 Mar. 2019 As a general rule of thumb, cover pans with lids or aluminum foil to prevent splatters and place baking sheets on the bottom racks when baking pies and casseroles to catch anything that might spill over. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean an Oven Quickly and Painlessly," 18 Dec. 2018 Among her father's favorites were oyster dressing, lasagna, and broccoli and cheese rice casserole. Ann Maloney,, "Sergio 'Ms. Okra' Robinson keeps New Orleans street peddling tradition rolling," 30 Apr. 2018 Then drink it for dinner instead of eating that noodle, cheese, and pea casserole. Allison P. Davis, The Cut, "Everything Antoni Porowski ‘Cooks’ on Queer Eye," 6 Mar. 2018 Provided by Andrew Massie, Louisville Courier Journal Would someone bake a casserole for that man? Joseph Gerth, The Courier-Journal, "Eat at home, McConnell, until you're ready to listen to all the people," 10 July 2018 In the morning, as guests wait to shower, there is casserole and french toast waiting in the kitchen. Ben Cohen, WSJ, "Who’s Super Stoked About Spikeball? Beach Bros—and Mennonites," 6 Aug. 2018 Whether the gift is a make-ahead casserole given in a moment of need or a tied-with-a-bow birthday present, a thank-you note should be written, signed, and sent along posthaste. Caroline Rogers, Southern Living, "5 Reasons to Write a Thank-You Note," 9 May 2018 Heat the olive oil and butter in a large ovenproof saucepan or flameproof casserole. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Hot and Hearty Pie Recipes to Kick Off Autumn in Your Kitchen," 21 Sep. 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 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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