Top 3 Tips for Freezing Your Casseroles

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Casseroles are one of the easiest dishes to throw together, and one of the best things about them is that you can easily save them for later, as long as you do it right. Freezing casseroles can be a risky business, but these three tips will help you ensure that they taste amazing after being defrosted.

Right Ingredients

Certain types of casseroles don’t belong inside your freezer because they contain ingredients that don’t freeze well. That’s the case with casseroles loaded with dairy products, eggs, and vegetables with high-water contents, and they’ll most likely turn into a mushy mess once you defrost them.

Cooked Or Not?

The most common dilemma that people face before freezing casseroles is whether they should cook them or not. With most casseroles, it’s recommended to freeze them uncooked because the process of baking, freezing, and re-baking can impact the texture of certain ingredients. That’s not the case casseroles that contain raw meats, and they should be cooked beforehand.

Storage Tips

Freezing your casserole inside a freezer-safe baking dish would be ideal, but most people struggle to make room for them because they’re too bulky. If that also happens to be the case with you, wrapping your casserole with aluminum foil or parchment paper is always an option.