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To make great lasagna, of course you need quality ingredients and a reliable recipe, but the baking dish you use is also a key factor for success. For lasagna with many layers and a perfectly browned top and edges, the size and material of your pan are important. The array of choices available—glass, metal, or ceramic, square or rectangular—can be overwhelming, so we’ve done the research for you to help you find the right lasagna baking pan for your needs.
At 13 x 9 x 3 inches, this ceramic dish from a respected French brand has an almost 5-quart capacity that can hold at least three or four layers of lasagna. It’s made of a fired clay that’s highly resistant to thermal shock, meaning it can go straight from the freezer to the oven (or vice versa) without fear of breakage, and it can withstand extremely high temperatures, so if you like to pop your lasagna under the broiler for an extra-crispy top as the last step before serving, this is the pan for you. It comes with a 10-year warranty and is elegant enough to double as a serving dish.
Although, at 2 inches deep, it can’t hold as many lasagna layers as some of our other picks, this low-priced option is long and wide at 14.5 x 11 inches. It’s made of dark and sturdy steel, which has the advantage of heating up more quickly and giving better browning than glass or ceramic. The wide handles make it easy to transfer into and out of the oven and the easy-to-clean coating, unlike some nonstick surfaces, can even be used with metal utensils, though it’s not as durable as enameled cast iron. Another bonus? It’s versatile—you can also use it for baking sheet cakes or roasting meats and vegetables.
At a whopping 4 inches deep, this 14.25 x 10.5-inch pan can hold deep-dish lasagnas with up to six or seven layers. It’s great for feeding a crowd or for fans of hefty, restaurant-style lasagna. It includes a roasting rack, so it can also be used for large roasts, as well as a plastic cover for storing leftovers or transport. Made from sturdy stainless steel, it’s not as heavy as glass or cast iron but is easy to clean and won’t react with acidic ingredients like tomato sauce. It has slightly rounded corners, which make it easier to slide in the included spatula to get edge and corner slices out of the pan.
A pair of stoneware baking dishes with plenty of vintage-style charm, the Oven to Table Casserole Dish Set is perfect for serving directly from the oven to the table. The set includes a larger 13.5 x 10 x 3-inch pan that’s deep enough for multi-layered lasagna and an 11 x 9 x 2-inch pan that can hold smaller casseroles, side dishes, or a dessert. Made from easy-to-clean and heat-retaining ceramic, it’s available in several different rustic-chic colors and patterns, some with ruffled edges. As an added bonus: The dishes are both microwave- and dishwasher-safe, for convenient reheating of leftovers and quick cleanup.
This cleverly designed 13.25 x 9.5-inch porcelain dish comes with a matching, multi-purpose lid in the same material that can be used as a trivet underneath the dish for table serving, then popped on top after the meal so you can store leftovers in the fridge directly in the pan. You can also use the lid as a separate serving tray or even as a shallow baking dish for cooking a side—roasted vegetables, for example—at the same time as your lasagna. Not only is this set practical, but its sleek design in eggshell-white porcelain is also classy enough to use for entertaining. It’s also dishwasher- and microwave-safe and 2.75 inches deep, for plenty of noodle layers.
For making the right amount of lasagna to feed a small family or a couple with leftovers, this 9-inch square ceramic baking dish is just the thing. It comes in several classic, bright colors, all stylish enough to present at the dinner table and designed to match other Fiestaware pieces.
It has a lead-free glaze and can go in the microwave when you want to heat up leftovers quickly. At 2.5 inches deep, it doesn’t hold as many layers as some of the larger pans, but it’s also the perfect size for baking brownies or other desserts.
This unique metal pan features three separate wells, each 13 inches long, 3 inches wide, and 2.5 inches deep, perfectly sized to fit standard lasagna noodles. It’s a great solution for accommodating different tastes or dietary restrictions, trying out several different lasagna recipes at the same time, or even just making sure you get as many crispy edges as possible. The dark metal encourages browning and crisping and it has a durable nonstick coating for easy release and cleanup. In spite of its novelty, it’s not a single-use item—it can also be used for baking meatloaf, loaves of bread, cakes, or quick breads. Plus, it comes with a generous 25-year guarantee.
The French superstar of cast-iron Dutch oven makers also produces this large roaster in the same sturdy-yet-elegant materials. The nonstick enameled interior makes it easy to get your lasagna out and offers a durable, low-maintenance finish that doesn’t require seasoning and won’t discolor. Heavy-duty cast iron is good at heat distribution and retention, meaning this great for even cooking and keeping food warm for a long time. It has the disadvantage of being quite heavy, but the loop handles make it easy to grasp and lift, even through thick oven mitts.
At 15.8 x 10.2 x 2.8 inches, it’s big enough to hold large roasts and poultry and can even be used directly on a stove-top for frying and braising. It’s a bit of an investment, but it comes with a lifetime guarantee.
An economical and classic choice that will be a versatile staple in your kitchen, this 13 x 9 x 3-inch dish is much deeper than a typical baking dish, allowing for lasagna layers to expand without spilling over. The transparent tempered glass makes it easy to monitor cooking, won’t react with acidic ingredients like tomatoes, can be used with metal utensils, and keeps food warm outside the oven.
It’s also dishwasher safe and comes with a handy lid for easy storage of leftovers or transporting your lasagna to a gathering. It’s microwave-safe too, for easy reheating of leftovers. One caveat with tempered glass: You need to be careful with it because it’s sensitive to thermal shock—it can’t be transferred directly from the freezer to the oven, for example, and isn’t broiler-safe.
This fired red ceramic baking pan is attractive enough to use as a serving dish. At 14.5 x 8.75 x 3.5 inches, it has a generous capacity and can hold four to six layers of lasagna. Its wide loop handles make it easy to lift and rotate or maneuver in and out of an oven and its glazed surface resists scratches, stains, and odors. It can handle very high temperatures, so it’s broiler-safe for perfect browning.
It’s available on its own or with a matching insulated carrier bag that zips around it to keep food warm for up to four hours—perfect for bringing your finished creation to a BBQ, picnic, or potluck. Because the insulated bag also keeps things cold, you can even use this set for transporting layer dips, salads, or desserts.
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Danette St. Onge, formerly the Italian Food Expert for The Spruce Eats, has baked enough lasagna in her lifetime to know which types of baking dishes work best for it. As a features editor at Cook’s Illustrated magazine (part of America’s Test Kitchen), she assisted with cooking equipment tests and reviews and has spent many hours scouring the Internet to find the best options currently available.