Grub's up: 10 best casserole dishes

Whether you’re cooking up a one-pot dish for a crowd, or making a meal to freeze and last, these versatile dishes will be useful additions to your kitchen

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Once you get into the habit of throwing some ingredients together in one dish, putting it the oven and taking it out, ready to serve, a couple of hours later, you’ll wonder why there was ever a time when making a home cooked meal seemed too much effort.

Before you know it you’ll be popping round to ill neighbours or new parents to drop off a casserole you made them, especially when it’s a chance to show off these fab dishes; from Lakeland’s vintage style enamel range to the colourful Scoop! Stoneware selection.

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If you want to feel like an expert, the ProCook cast iron shallow casserole dish is weighty and attractive and great for the oooh factor when you bring a steaming dish to the table. For style points, Sophie Conran’s for Portmeirion is a winner, while the Denby dish is good value for its size.

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1. Sophie Conran for Portmeirion Large Round Casserole Dish, £80

2. Lakeland Vintage Enamel Large Bellied Pot, £34.99

3. ProCook cast iron 3.5L shallow casserole dish, £47

4. John Lewis Copper Casserole Dish, £125

5. Denby Blue Casserole Dish, £29.50

6. Vogue Cast Iron  Oven to Tableware Casserole Dish, £35

7. SCOOP! Casserole, £21

8. Wilko Enameled Casserole Dish Blue/White Small, £7

9. Pyrex Slow Cook Casserole Dish, £69.99

10. Le Creuset Cast Iron Round Casseroles 24cm, £145

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