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if I'm making a casserole ahead of time and planning on freezing it, should i bake it before freezing?

asked by @tigheherren over 3 years ago
4 answers 861 views
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added over 3 years ago

I think you need to provide details as to your casserole ingredients before your question can be answered....as I'm sure it will!

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added over 3 years ago

A bit more information is definitely key here about the recipe and what is going into the casserole/ how long it will be frozen for. Regardless, I find that most things of this nature will keep best uncooked and will taste better being freshly baked the day they are being served as opposed to baking and then freezing and then baking again to warm it, this can dry out and cause it to taste overcooked.

41563892 b64e 40fa b108 2bd1029f0823  screen shot 2016 01 22 at 1.59.24 pm
added over 3 years ago

A bit more information is definitely key here about the recipe and what is going into the casserole/ how long it will be frozen for. Regardless, I find that most things of this nature will keep best uncooked and will taste better being freshly baked the day they are being served as opposed to baking and then freezing and then baking again to warm it, this can dry out and cause it to taste overcooked.

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ChefJune

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added over 3 years ago

Depends upon what's in that casserole! Pasta based casseroles seem to do just fine being frozen after baking, but others, not so sure.