Anything But Square: 8×8 Pans You’ll Love

Even the most basic 8x8 baking pan is a must-have, but these 8x8 pans are more than basic. We found pretty, functional pans that can go from oven to table, oven to potluck and so much more.

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From peanut butter fudge to pan rolls, an 8×8 baking pan is a launching pad for so many delicious recipes. Though it’s a kitchen workhorse, we really don’t think of exploring its fun side. Here are bright new baking pans you can order right now.

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Show Stealer

Ree Drummond’s recipes certainly don’t disappoint, and either does this pretty stoneware casserole dish ($13) from her collection at Walmart. The Dazzling Dahlias pattern will lend a touch of whimsy to your weeknight supper or Sunday dinner with the whole family.

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Cast Iron

This Bayou Classic cast iron pan ($24) might take some heavy lifting, but your light-as-a-feather golden honey pan rolls will be worth the effort. This retro beauty is designed to transfer and retain heat evenly and is pre-seasoned for a smoother finish.

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Taste of Home 8-inch Non-Stick Metal Square Baking Pan


Bake your favorite family recipes in the Taste of Home non-stick metal baking pan ($13). The non-stick coating allows brownies, crisps and savory casseroles to come out easily. When it’s time to clean up, simply place your bakeware in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.

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Stoneware Square Baker French Vanilla

A Pan That Gives Back

This elegant pan ($30) sports Ayesha Curry’s signature heart logo. Its creamy glazed finish is stain resistant and dishwasher safe, but most important—her kitchenware helps provide up to 500,000 meals to children in need through No Kid Hungry.

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Removable Bottom

Did someone say tangy lemon cheesecake? This Fat Daddio’s anodized aluminum pan with removable bottom ($20) makes whipping up a square cheesecake (and many other delicate desserts) a breeze. The aluminum heats and cools quickly and is non-reactive and is safe for citrus-based foods.

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Pan of Steel

From beloved British chef Jamie Oliver comes this deep-dish carbon steel 8×8 ($21). If its pretty blue color isn’t enough to sell you, maybe the 25-year limited warranty will be.

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Bright & Bold

This sturdy red silicon pan ($32) has metal reinforcements in the handle to make it easier to transfer your brownie batter to the oven, but it still microwave safe. Because you don’t need a baking sheet beneath this Bake Boss pan, there’s an even flow of heat.

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Go Gold

This Williams Sonoma gold pan ($27) will give whatever you bake in it—including Parmesan ranch pan rolls—a little extra glow on your dining table. But its beauty is more than skin deep. It was designed to promote even baking and an easy release of baked goods.

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Anchor Hocking Laurel 8" Rosewater Cake Dish

Embossed Glass

When you’re looking to add some subtle detail to your tablescape, this embossed glass Anchor Hocking Laurel pan ($10) is clearly the way to go. It’s dishwasher, microwave, freezer and oven safe—but keep it off the stovetop!

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Tight Seal

These lidded Pyrex dishes make taking your culinary show on the road as easy as pie (or gingersnap rum apple crisp). Along with the 8×8 casserole dish, the set ($21) includes one 3-quart rectangular plan with lid, and two 1-cup storage dishes with lids.

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When you don’t want to leave any of the above pans at a church potluck, these make-and-take (and leave) foil containers ($20 for 30) come to the rescue. They’re sturdy and functional—but their beauty really shines when they allow you to keep your fancy pans safe at home.

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Cathryn Jakicic
Cathy Jakicic has written about everything from business and bacteria to beads and baking in her career —but she greatly prefers the last two. She is a baker and a crafter and loves to try new recipes for both.