Do you have a casserole? Wait, what is a casserole? It is both the vessel you cook in, typically large and deep and which after cooked is brought to the table from which to serve, and also the contents of the dish. Confusing maybe, but definitely convenient! Once you put the ingredients in the dish, you cook it in the oven, so not much fussing which also makes a casserole convenient. Casseroles are distinguished from stews by the way they are cooked. Stews typically are cooked on the stove top and casseroles in the oven. Many casserole recipes use convenience ingredients in them, such as canned soups or frozen vegetables.
The convenience of casseroles have made them a perennial favorite in busy households. Looking at the Recifoto database, there are over 400 recipes with casserole in the title.
Here is a sample. We’ll start out with a couple that my mom makes, and we’ll end with the butt of many a situation comedy joke, the tuna casserole!
And today, we’re going to start a new feature, a poll on which recipe you are most likely to make. So be sure to go through the recipes and vote!
Wild Rice Casserole
Macaroni and Cheese Casserole
String Bean Casserole
Hash Brown Casserole
Broccoli Corn Cheesy Casserole