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8 Tasty Ramekin-Ready Dinners

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8 Tasty Ramekin-Ready Dinners

The first dishes that often comes to mind when you think of ramekins is crème brûlée or soufflé — but they’re so much more versatile than that. Indeed, there are a number of great ways to use ramekins that don’t require a blowtorch or advanced skills! Ramekins are in fact a great way to make fun individual servings of baked savory pies, pastas and soups. These dishes may be decadent, but that’s the beauty of ramekins: they’re the perfect way to control your portion sizes!

One thing to keep in mind when adapting recipes for ramekins is that they may (but not always!) take less time than they would in a larger casserole dish. You can either subtract 25 degrees from the baking temperature or check on your ramekins in the oven periodically.

From classics like pot pie and lasagna to unconventional dishes like tomato soup with broiled cheddar lids and eggplant moussaka, check out these tasty dishes!

(click through to the end, or click the left arrow, for links to all 8 recipes in this slideshow)


There’s something about the melty cheese and bread on top of a big bowl of onion soup that gets my mouth watering.

Recipe: Bistro Three French Onion Soup. Or, for a lighter version of the classic soup, click here.

Next page: French onion soup-inspired recipes!

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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12:01AM PST on Feb 27, 2013

This is on my attempt it list- TY

8:30AM PDT on Jun 7, 2012

Thank you

3:54PM PST on Jan 27, 2012

I don't even own any ramekins, but after looking at these recipes, I will be picking up some tomorrow. Thanks for the article and wonderful recipes!!!

8:47AM PST on Dec 26, 2011

These sound like the perfect meals for chilly winter nights.

4:06PM PST on Dec 24, 2011

Wonderful! Thank YOU .. I'm ready to eat!

7:55AM PST on Dec 20, 2011

Have to try this.

5:12PM PST on Dec 13, 2011

Yum, bookmarked for next winter!

10:49AM PST on Dec 7, 2011

magic way to cook for two people. Thanks very much

3:27AM PST on Dec 7, 2011

Mmm, now my mouth is watering. Thank you for the great recipes.

12:37AM PST on Dec 7, 2011

Thanks for posting.

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