ov·​en·​proof | \ ˈə-vən-ˌprüf How to pronounce ovenproof (audio) \

Definition of ovenproof

: capable of withstanding the temperature range of a kitchen oven ovenproof dishes

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Heat a small, ovenproof, nonstick pan with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Mackenzie Wagoner, Vogue, "The Ultimate Post-Thanksgiving Detox Meal Plan," 23 Nov. 2018 Invert the soufflé onto an ovenproof baking dish or serving platter for re-baking, and let cool completely. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "Soufflé "Suissesse" from Alex Hitz," 1 Sep. 2013 Brush an ovenproof baking dish with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Nicole Sours Larson, sandiegouniontribune.com, "White fish & vegetables," 9 July 2018 Cook cauliflower: In a 10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) cazuela, roasting pan, or ovenproof frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat, using a heat diffuser if using a cazuela. Debbi Snook, cleveland.com, "Paula Wolfert's Armenian Cauliflower (recipe)," 25 Apr. 2018 Transfer meat mixture to a 3-quart ovenproof casserole or baking dish. Claire Perez, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Shepherd's pie with gravy a family favorite," 6 Apr. 2018 Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a small, ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Ellie Krieger, charlotteobserver, "This improved black bean dip is smoky and warm | Charlotte Observer," 20 Mar. 2018 Combine the flours and salt in a large, ovenproof bowl and warm in the oven for 5 minutes. Country Living, "Homemade English Muffins," 15 Dec. 2014 Preheat oven to 380 degrees F. Transfer potatoes to an ovenproof casserole dish. Claire Perez, Sun-Sentinel.com, "No cheese, please, in Frenchy's potato gratin dauphinoise," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of ovenproof

1922, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of ovenproof

: able to be used in an oven

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