New Castle, DE, Dec. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As the weather gets colder, it’s time to turn the oven on and cook up some warm casseroles to satisfy the palate. The new Emile Henry Covered Casserole, a rectangular baker with lid, is perfect for traditional creamy holiday casseroles, or better yet, for lightened up dishes for every day eating and for special occasions. The 14.5-inch x 11-inch ceramic dish is oven proof and has a lid to match. It’s designed to go into the oven and sit beautifully as a serving dish on the dressed holiday table or for everyday use.

Elizabeth Fassberg, a registered dietitian and owner of Eat Food, a culinary and nutrition consulting business shares some tips on better-for-you casseroles. According to Fassberg, “Instead of thinking of casseroles as an indulgence food, you can make your casseroles healthier by swapping out a few ingredients.  It’s usually the saturated fat found in the butter, cream and cheese that makes it not so great for the heart. Instead of butter, use olive oil; instead of heavy cream or whole milk, use low-fat or nonfat milk.  When the recipe calls for cheese, either cut back on the amount the recipes calls for or use a lower fat version. Low-fat yogurt can also work in some cases for a healthier dish.  Try making substitutions in your recipe, swapping ingredients little by little, until it’s better for you but still tastes delicious! “

Fassberg says she likes to boost the nutrients and cut the calories by adding lots more veggies to her casseroles. She says, “If the recipe calls for pasta or plain potatoes, I’ll use less of those ingredients and add more greens and hearty fall squash like butternut or acorn to the dish. It makes the dish more colorful and better for you! There are a lot interesting grains such as quinoa, wheat berries, farro, millet etc. to use as well that have fiber and important vitamins and minerals. They make delicious additions to casseroles and boost the nutrient content. “

The Emile Henry Covered Casserole, made in France from Burgundy clay, retails for $120 and is available in Linen and Burgundy colors. The dish is dishwasher safe and extremely durable and resistant to mechanical shock and wide variations in temperature. It can be placed into a preheated oven and is oven safe to 500°F. Like all Emile Henry products, this beautiful oven-to-table dish is made of all-natural materials and is backed by a ten-year warranty, which is not offered by any other ceramic manufacturers. Emile Henry is located in the Burgundy town of Marcigny, France. To find out more about Emile Henry, call 302-326-4800 or visit Emile Henry USA at


Susan Jardina
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