What can you use instead of a casserole dish?
As frustrating as it may be, you need an alternative to a casserole dish and you need it now
The good news is, there are a few options you may just have lying around.
As we know, a casserole dish is for baking in the oven and serving food on the dining table. Lets dig in and see if we cant find a solution.
• 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.
- Can I wash my casserole dish in the dishwasher?
Yes. You can place it in the dishwasher, but wipe off in food debris before you do so. Do not put it near aluminum ware to avoid scrapings during the cleaning cycle.
Why does food stick to my casserole?
You can start cooking on a medium heat so that the casserole does not overheat. You can turn up the heat once you start cooking.
But be careful not to burn the food before it is cooked. Follow the recipe’s temperature recommendations.
Why is the lid of my cast iron casserole rusty?
Most of the cast iron casseroles are covered with an enamel coating to make them rust-resistant, but the casserole dish edges or the lids may rust because they are covered with a thin layer of the primer.
To prevent this, do not scrub the edges and wipe off any moisture around these areas after washing.
Can I use my stainless steel casserole on an induction hob?
Stainless steel casseroles dishes can be used on hob –gas, electric, induction, and ceramic. However, you have to use a large casserole on a hob that can enable even heat distribution.
Best way to grease a casserole dish ?
Good question. And I wrote an article here that answers it… how to grease a casserole dish