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What can you use instead of a casserole dish?
A casserole dish is for baking in the oven and serving food on the dining table. However, if you do not have one yet, you can still make your favorite meal. When you think of macaroni and cheese, your mind goes to a casserole dish. Here are some alternatives you can use in place of a casserole dish.
• Dutch Ovens
You can use this enamel cast iron tool that does not need to go into an oven to bake. It can replace a casserole dish entirely, and the best thing is that it’s safe to use on a stove and you complete your cooking in the oven.
Some food may not need to be oven-cooked such as soups, sauces, and fried foods. But for most recipes that require a casserole dish, you can use the Dutch oven for baking the meal.
• Baking Pans
Baking pans are an excellent alternative for a casserole dish because they are quite versatile. You can make any dish that is made in the casserole dish. They also come in various sizes and are deep to allow your ingredients to fit well.
• Slow Cooker
You should only consider this alternative if you want to make a meal that requires a lot of heat. Slow cookers are not for dairy products which need minimal heat. The slow cooker is electric and allows you to set the time and the correct temperature.
You can use an iron skillet inside the oven. You can bake bread or frittatas; the skillet is placed into the oven once you have put in all your ingredients. You should follow instructions such as preheating the oven.
• Frying pan
If you have a frying pan that can withstand heat, you can use it in the oven. The best ones are those without plastic handles.
If your only casserole dish broke just before dinner, there is no need to change the menu. You can use one of the above alternatives and enjoy your meal.