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Breakfast Casserole Cooking Times--need ASAP
Gail
06/21/12
Sunday I'm preparing egg/sausage breakfast casseroles for about 45-50 people. I have on hand the full size steam pans--19 x 11 x 3" deep. I'm thinking I can double a recipe for a 9x13 in each big pan and make three pans. My questions: Are the pans too deep--will the casseroles brown on top--should I get more shallow pans? How do I adjust cooking times for larger size--aluminum pans vs glass--50 minutes at 350 in glass 9x13? Thanks
ellen
06/22/12
They brown, leave temp the same as it is thicker and you want a slightly slower all 1/2 again as long, check with an instant read thermometer and turn to 180 when it reaches 160.
Gail
06/23/12
I'm sorry, but I don't understand what you are saying beyond leaving the temperature at 350...Help, I'm cooking tomorrow morning. THANKS
ellen
06/23/12
Allow 1 1/2 times the time. Check with a n instant read thermometer and turn oven to 180 when it reaches 160-170 in the middle of the dish.

These usually serve better if they sit 10 minutes after cooking.

Gail
06/23/12
Breakfast Casserole cooking --need questions ASAP
Ok, I have four lasagna dishes (larger than 9x13) I should bake at 350 for the normal baking time of 45-50 minutes assuming temp in the center is about 160. then I should reduce the oven temp to 180 and bake another 20-25 minutes. What should final temp be when baking is complete?
Thank you so much. I will hopefully find your answer in the morning.
ellen
06/23/12
I would bake at 350 until they reach 160, then turn down to 180 until served.
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