- a baking dish of glass, pottery, etc., usually with a cover.
- any food, usually a mixture, cooked in such a dish.
- a small dish with a handle, used in chemical laboratories.
- to bake or cook (food) in a casserole.
Origin of casserole
Examples from the Web for casserole
Contemporary Examples of casserole
Combine the beans and onion sauce in a 9x9-inch casserole dish and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole
December 27, 2014
In northern Italy, this casserole of alternating layers of sauce, cheese, and pasta is made with fresh noodles.5 Recipes for the Perfect Lasagna
February 24, 2010
Remove the casserole from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
Pour this mixture over the top of the casserole, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate over night.
The casserole will have puffed up and browned around the edges.
Historical Examples of casserole
It is colored in the oven, and when nearly done is transferred to a casserole.American Cookery
Stick the cloves into it, and place it in the bottom of a casserole.A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband
Louise Bennett Weaver
In a casserole put three ounces of butter and set on the stove.
Cover the casserole and put in the oven until the ox tail is soft.
Simmer in a casserole in three ounces of butter one chopped onion.
- a covered dish of earthenware, glass, etc, in which food is cooked and served
- any food cooked and served in such a dishchicken casserole
- to cook or be cooked in a casserole
Word Origin for casserole
1706, "stew pan," from French casserole "sauce pan" (16c.), diminutive of Middle French casse "pan" (14c.), from Provençal cassa "melting pan," from Medieval Latin cattia "pan, vessel," possibly from Greek kyathion, diminutive of kyathos "cup for the wine bowl." Originally the pan, since c.1930 also of the dishes cooked in it, via cookery phrases such as en casserole, à la casserole.