Is it better to bake casseroles covered or uncovered?

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It’s best to follow the recipe since there is no one rule for when to cover. Generally, casseroles with grains, rice or pasta that will cook during the baking process are usually covered, for at least part of the time. Casseroles made of cooked ingredients are usually baked uncovered. If you like a crisper, browner top, be sure the casserole is uncovered for at least part of the bake time. I want to make and freeze an egg-based casserole about one month ahead, then defrost and reheat it? Can I freeze a casserole with eggs in it? Yes, you can. Raw eggs are fairly stable in the freezer, especially when beaten or mixed with other ingredients. Check to see what else is in the casserole, though. Hard-cooked eggs, potatoes, rice and pasta don’t freeze particularly well because they break down and lose their texture. Should I freeze casseroles before they are baked or after baking? Both! You can actually do either, but follow these tips: • Be sure you cool the casserole before freezing. • ... more
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