- The definition of a casserole is a one pot meal cooked in the oven consisting of rice, potato or noodles, combined with vegetables and meat or fish in some type of sauce.
A combination of pasta, peas, tuna fish and cream of celery soup is an example of a casserole.
A pasta and chicken casserole.
- an earthenware or glass baking dish, usually with a cover, in which food can be cooked and then served
- the food baked and served in such a dish, typically rice, potatoes, or macaroni together with meat or fish and vegetables
- Chem. a deep porcelain dish with a handle, used for heating or evaporating a substance
Origin of casseroleFrench diminutive of casse, bowl, basin ; from ProvenÃ§al cassa, melting pan ; from Vulgar Latin cattia ; from Classical Greek kyathion, diminutive of kyathos, bowl, cup
- a. A dish, usually of earthenware, glass, or cast iron, in which food is both baked and served.b. Food prepared and served in such a dish.
- Chemistry A small-handled, deep porcelain crucible used for heating and evaporating.
Origin of casseroleFrench, saucepan, diminutive of Old French casse, ladle, pan, from Old Provençal cassa, from Medieval Latin cattia, dipper, from Greek kuathion, diminutive of kuathos, ladle.