ram·​e·​kin ˈram-kən How to pronounce ramekin (audio)
variants or less commonly ramequin
: a preparation of cheese especially with bread crumbs or eggs baked in a mold or shell
: an individual baking dish

Examples of ramekin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Top each ramekin with 2 baguette slices; divide cheese evenly among ramekins (about 1/4 cup each). Melissa Gray, Southern Living, 15 Nov. 2023 Bake up ham, pasta, spinach, and cheese in individual ramekins to make an easy dinner or just a single portion meal. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Mar. 2023 Step 3: Fill ramekins: Portion into greased baking shells, top with cheese, and paprika. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 8 July 2023 Individual Casseroles If desired, spoon mixture into six 10-ounce small casserole dishes or ramekins. Sheryl Geerts, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 July 2023 Simply too cute to resist, the small baking dish is great for serving up small desserts (think: an elevated ramekin), personal portions. Ellen McAlpine, Good Housekeeping, 3 Aug. 2023 Divide the shrimp evenly between the four ramekins, season with a pinch of salt and pepper, then pour water into the pot (not in the ramekins) until the ramekins are half-submerged. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 28 Mar. 2023 Most impressively, these colorful ramekins are also safe in the freezer, oven, microwave, broiler, and dishwasher. Grace Smith, Southern Living, 2 Aug. 2023 Crack 8 eggs into individual small bowls or ramekins. Karen Schroeder-Rankin, Southern Living, 1 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


French ramequin, from Low German ramken, diminutive of ram cream

First Known Use

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ramekin was in 1653

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“Ramekin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ramekin. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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