(Photo courtesy of Sur La Table)
Let me start by saying that I absolutely adore this piece of bakeware. It was one of those things that I didn’t even know that I needed until I got one and now I absolutely cannot live without it. My mom got me this little beauty (mine is an awesome burnt orange) for Christmas last year and it was truly the best gift that I received. It’s such a versatile piece and the perfect vessel for almost anything you can think to make. I’ve used it for roasts, veggies, cakes, baked ziti, Brown Butter Chocolate and Vanilla Krispie Treats, “Saucey” Italian Sausage and Peppers, and it’s even perfect as just a beautiful serving piece. If you’re limited on space and want one dish that can pretty much do it all then this is the one to get!
Because it’s stoneware it will retain the heat very well which means your food will stay hotter for a longer period of time, especially if you use the domed lid. I love that it can go from the oven to the table and then right into the fridge. Less mess in the kitchen! Not only does it cook and bake well, it’s also very well made so don’t worry about having to be extra delicate with it, it can stand up to a lot. The best part about this casserole dish is that it cleans up like a dream. I’ve braised short ribs in it for HOURS and by the time it came out of the oven I would’ve sworn it would never be clean again but after a little soaking with warm water and dish soap everything wiped away with ease. I highly recommend this casserole dish and I think you will find that it will quickly become an invaluable little workhorse in your kitchen too!
Sur La Table sells this casserole dish for $60 however, it does go on sale from time to time and you can use their 20% off coupon on it as well. If you would like to purchase one you can get them in their store or right here.
Pictured below is Chicken Lombardi that I made in my casserole dish.