Everyone loves preparing a flavorful casserole or baking a beautiful sheet cake and sharing it with family and friends at a potluck or dinner party. But figuring out how to transport it from point A to point B without spilling or damaging your handiwork can be a challenge. What's the best way to carry a dish if it's still warm from the oven? Here, our favorite casserole carriers and tote bags specifically designed to fit heavy baking dishes bearing lasagnas, brownies, casseroles, and so much more.
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Pyrex Casserole Carrier
Designed with a sturdy base, comfortable handles, and an insulated interior, this practical casserole carrier makes transporting dinner or dessert a breeze. It can hold baking dishes up to 9-by-13 inches in size and is easy to carry, and that's true whether you're sitting in the car or walking to your destination. Plus, the vivid turquoise color will make it easy to identify that it's yours when the party's over.
Shop Now: Pyrex Casserole Carrier, 3 Qt. Baking Dish, $14.99, target.com.
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Picnic at Ascot Insulated Casserole Carrier
If you're looking for a bag that can do double duty, this is it. It's an insulated, two-tiered option ideal for transporting both hot and cold foods to a tailgate party, picnic, or backyard barbecue. It can fit casserole dishes up to 11-by-5 inches in size, so there's plenty of room for two larger dishes.
Shop Now: Picnic at Ascot Insulated Casserole Carrier, $38.95, amazon.com.
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Àplat Canvas Travel Tote
Perhaps the chicest casserole carrier around, this lightweight canvas option looks more like a fashionable market bag than a functional tote, but don't be fooled—it's sturdy and efficient at transporting your dish to and from the party. Save this one for room temperature recipes because it's not insulated.
Shop Now: Àplat Canvas Travel Tote in Standard Size, $50, food52.com.
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Vera Bradley Casserole Carrier
If you love a bold pattern, this carrying case is a dream. It can hold two 9-by-13-inch baking dishes when stacked on top of each other, so you can bring something sweet and something savory to the party in style.
Shop Now: Vera Bradley Casserole Carrier, $36, verabradley.com.