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Aug 7, 2007 04:56 PM

Just bought a 9x13 Pyrex (glass) casserole pan: What's easy to make in it?

OK, I know this is like one of the most basic things to cook in, but I've always been a cook on the range type of guy, I never cook to much in the oven itself, but I'm trying to learn. What are some good, quick and easy recipes utilizing this thing? I'm guessing casseroles and lasagnas and stuff, but I'd like some specific ideas from hounds instead of looking for recipes from other sites. Any creative ideas outside of casseroles would be appreciated, too! Although, I'm not looking to do any baking like cakes or brownies or anything, I want to make savory courses. Thanks in advance!

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  1. Anything chicken. You can just salt and pepper up 8-10 chicken breasts on Sunday night and bake and freeze them up for the week. You can defrost a breast or two before leaving for work in the mornings and make things like chicken salad, lemon chicken, slice em up for chicken on top of a bed of greens, saute up some button mushrooms in butter and drizzle over a warmed breast....and the list could go on!

    Buy some stuffed salmon from costco and bake in the oven.

    That's just a start...have fun with it!

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    1. re: ktcolt

      I'd add a little oregano to the salt and pepper on the chicken pieces. Sublime!
      Lasagna is also a wonderful thing.

    2. Meatloaf.

      600gms good mince
      400gms sausage mince
      100gms of diced bacon, sauteed.
      1 onion/leek
      a handful of sundried toms, roughly chopped
      fresh basil, torn,
      some oregano
      parsley, roughly chopped.
      1 egg to bind.

      Work all the ingredients in together, making sure the mix is well worked and sticky ("kneading" the meat releases the proteins making it lovely and sticky, eliminating the need to breadcrumbs)

      Whack into your dish, place strips of bacon on the top and then pour a mix of tomato sauce (ketchup) and Worcestershire sauce.

      Bake at 180C for an hour.

      Serve with salad, and the left overs slice up yummy for sammies!!

      1. Stratas of any sort... using bread or tortillas or even thinly sliced oblong veggies like eggplant or squash/zucchini varieties

        Chicken Divan

        I bake fish or chicken in square casserole dishes, with a piccata and bread crumb topping.

        Eggplant Parmesan

        Shepherd's Pie


        Savory biscuit ring/square... much like monkey rolls, but savory filling

        1. Baked ziti (or any cut macaroni) layered with marinara sauce, sliced precooked sausages, ricotta, and sliced mozzarella over top.

          1. Love her or hate her, Paula Deen's baked french toast is heavenly.