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Susan
11-21-2000, 11:17 AM
I think you can but I wanted to double check with the BBoard gurus http://www.cookinglight.com/bbs/biggrin.gif. I made a double batch of baked ziti and want to feeze one in a glass Pyrex casserole dish.

Thanks!
Susan

sneezles
11-21-2000, 11:54 AM
As long as it is sealed well, I say go for it!

ginny177
11-21-2000, 01:10 PM
Another option is to line the dish with heavy duty foil; freeze the casserole; tehn remove the foil wrapped food, seal it and place the whole thing in a plastic freezer bag. This frees up your dish and protects it a bit more from breakage. When you want to reheaat it, slip it out of its wrappings andback into the dish to warm slowly in the microwave

Susan
11-21-2000, 01:25 PM
Thanks for the additional tips!

MrsReber
11-22-2000, 12:25 AM
Susan, I just did this with stuffed shells. I covered the dish with plastic wrap and then put the cover on it. On the Ronzoni boxes, it says you can cover it with plastic and then foil and freeze for about a month.

Susan
11-22-2000, 12:32 AM
Thank you all!!! I am so relieved that I can do it...running to the kitchen now...(tripping over toys as I go)...

Julie O
11-22-2000, 12:34 AM
Make sure your casserole and the dish are cool before putting it in the freezer. Also, when you want to thaw it, do not transfer it directly from the freezer to the oven. The glass could crack with rapid changes in temperature.

You probably already know this, but I just thought I'd post a reminder.

Beth
11-22-2000, 10:43 AM
Originally posted by Ginny177:
Another option is to line the dish with heavy duty foil; freeze the casserole; tehn remove the foil wrapped food, seal it and place the whole thing in a plastic freezer bag. This frees up your dish and protects it a bit more from breakage. When you want to reheaat it, slip it out of its wrappings andback into the dish to warm slowly in the microwave

Handy idea. I have frozen in pyrex and in reusable aluminum pans, but cleaning the corners is a pain and the life is limited. I won't feel guilty just tossing the foil into my recycling bin. You could also make extra and share with family and friends without dealing with the pans.