Today we’re sharing all the essential cookware you need for the holidays, because guess what? It’s that time of year again! Can you believe it? It seems like once Halloween passes, it’s non-stop holiday cooking! From Diwali to Thanksgiving in November, then party after party in December, the kitchen is always busy!
You need cookware that can keep up with you. Without the right pans, dishes and utensils, that meal you spent hours prepping can turn to mush. Nothing ruins the holiday spirit faster than a burnt turkey! Check out our guide to all the essential cookware you’ll need for this holiday season.
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Essential Cookware You Need for the Holidays
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A roasting pan is essential for cooking ham, chicken or turkey. You should try and look for a stainless steel roaster that has a rack as well. Stainless steel roasters last a lifetime plus they are optimized for even and steady heat.
Glass rectangular baking dishes
You want to have a 2 quart glass rectangular baking dish as well as a 3 quart rectangular glass baking dish on hand. You can use the 3 quart baking dish for small roasts or casseroles while the 2 quart baking dish can be used for gratins or vegetables. These dishes can be used right on the table so you don’t have to dirty additional serving dishes.
Wooden serving spoons
Wooden serving spoons are so versatile you will wonder how you ever managed without them. These spoons can be used during the cooking process to stir foods as well as the serving process. For cooking, they are ideal for stews, soups and pastas while for serving they are ideal for veggies, stuffing, salad and mashed potatoes.
Serving bowls and platters
You should have several serving bowls and platters handy in an array of styles, sizes, colors and shapes. Serving bowls are great for nuts, fruits, veggies and chips and dip while serving platters showcase a stunning entrée spread or cheese and cracker selection.
Large stockpots are going to come in handy if you are cooking for lots of people. You should have at least one huge stockpot for things like boiling ham for a boiled dinner or making a large pot of pasta for your famous pasta salad.
11 thoughts on “Essential Cookware You Need for the Holidays”
I HAVE been on the lookout for a roasting pan, as I think I’m in charge of the turkey this year!
This cookware is really nice. It’s perfect for preparing the family feast this Thanksgiving.
Everything you listed is spot on!! I love wooden spoons, or wooden anything! Thank you so much for sharing this!
I really should get some new serving dishes and a roasting pan too! I really love to cook and good cookware makes it more enjoyable.
I for sure need a large stock pot. I’ve never had one and it would be perfect for making my soups! These all look great!
Love every one of these products I have roasting pans in many sizes I wish I had an extra pantry for all these supplies
Good equipment is a must. It makes everything go so much more smoothly!
Roasting pans get so much use in our house during the holidays. From turkeys to hams, we’re always using it.
I really like those red serving dishes!
Come to think of it–I don’t have a roasting pan–I do have all the other items you mention. Wooden Spoons–I LOVE them! I think I better go look for a roasting pan with a rack!
Yay!! I have all but one. I don’t make many turkeys and don’t have storage space so I buy disposable roasters for the holiday.