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casserole(Noun) A dish of glass or earthenware, with a lid, in which food is baked and sometimes served. casserole(Noun) Food, such as a stew, cooked in such a dish.What is the definition of a casserole?
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.What is the origin of the word casserole?
The word casserole originates from the French regarding the type of dish used to make one-dish meals. It is the saucepan or deep dish used both in the oven and as a serving vessel. According to Wikipedia the casserole, as we know it, is a relatively modern invention.What is a casserole dish?
A casserole dish is also capable of keeping food from burning or drying out, and it promotes the formation of a crispy crust which seals in the flavor of the food. This is accomplished by making a casserole dish thick, and often by coating it with a layer of enamel or glaze.