When you purchase a take-out from the Peppermill, heating instructions can be found on the container label. Below you will find some additional tips and hints as well as our take-out FAQs!
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HOW LONG CAN MY TAKE-OUT STAY IN THE FREEZER?
It is best to bake and enjoy our casseroles within 3 months of purchase.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO THAW MY CASSEROLE?
It’s always safest to thaw foods in the refrigerator. You may need 24 hours to completely thaw before cooking. Bring to room temperature by removing your casserole from the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before baking.
CAN I COOK MY CASSEROLE IF IT IS STILL FROZEN?
Yes! Just allow about double the cooking time as noted on your instructions. Cover with foil to ensure top from burning.
IS IT DONE YET?
All ovens bake different. When your casserole is bubbly around the edges, insert an instant-read thermometer at an angle in its center, being careful not to touch the sides or bottom of your dish. For best flavor and food safety, a casserole needs to be heated to 160°F.
CAN I SERVE IT IMMEDIATELY?
Of course! However, it’s best to allow your casserole to rest for several minutes after it comes out of the oven. Giving it that extra time to firm up will allow it to hold a little better and keep it from running into its partners on the plate! This is especially true with hot and cheesy dishes and our layered casseroles.
HEAT • EAT • ENJOY ?
Questions? Send us a note and we will get back to you as soon as possible!