A cook-and-serve dish and a meal unto itself, the casserole comes with a variety of plusses. It can be delicious, easy, healthy, quick to prep and simple to clean up after. It can also be one of the most budget-friendly meals you can prepare. Here, test your knowledge of this family classic, from roots to modern forms.
A casserole is commonly defined by which of the following criteria:
- It contains at least one type of fruit and one starch, and it's cooked in a clay pot.
- It contains a mixture of food groups and is cooked and served in the same dish.
- It contains at least two elements and cooks for at least six hours.
The origins of the term "casserole" can be traced back to:
- 1700s France
- 1800s Russia
- 1900s America
The famous "green bean casserole" made with cream of mushroom soup that graces so many Thanksgiving tables was invented in:
A casserole can be served as:
- A side dish
- A main dish
Casserole can take on which of the following flavors:
If you serve a casserole and end up with leftovers, you should:
- Throw them out -- a casserole dish can encourage bacteria growth after the food cools.
- Eat them! Casseroles are perfect for stretching dinners into lunches.
- There are no leftovers when you serve a casserole.
Which of the following starches can be baked into a casserole:
- All of the above
The Western world's "casserole" is similar to which of the following Eastern cooking vessels:
- The sand pot
- The hot pot
- The wok
Which of the following types of prepared foods is commonly used as a casserole-flavoring short cut:
- Bagged potato chips
- Canned, condensed soup
- Jarred peanut butter
One advantage to slow-cooking a casserole rather than baking it quickly is:
- It's impossible to over-cook it.
- Flavors stay more individualized.
- You can let it cook while you're at work.