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I want to cook two vegetable dishes at one time for a dinner party.

  • The first, a vegetable loaf, has to be cooked at 325° F for 1 hour
  • The other, a casserole, requires 350° F for 30 min.

How can I adjust temperatures or time to have these two ready at one time?

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Does the casserole possibly need to be cooled for longer before being served, too? – Jefromi Dec 6 '11 at 14:40

25ºF isn't such a big difference, so I'd just split the temperature in the middle: 335-340F.

Instead of 60', aim at 50' and check for doneness by sticking a pin in the loaf. If it comes out clean, it's done.

I'd leave the casserole at 30' and then check. If it's done, it's done. If not, you can keep the oven going some time more.

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Thanks very much for the tips :-) – Ramona Dec 13 '11 at 14:05
@Ramona, you're welcome :-) – BaffledCook Dec 13 '11 at 14:15

Place the Vegetable Loaf into the oven set to 325 F

  • After 20 minutes increase the heat up to 340 F
  • After 7 minutes place also the Casserole into the oven, and
  • After 31 minutes both of them will be ready

So mathematically both of them will be ready in 58 minutes BUT practically it is wiser to follow the recommendation of BaffledCook. :)))

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Thank you for your input :-) – Ramona Dec 13 '11 at 14:07

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