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The Cookware You Need for Thanksgiving Dinner

By: Lodge Cast Iron / October 11, 2023

Having the right cookware and accessories makes cooking a holiday meal much easier. Run through our checklist before you make a big feast this holiday season to make sure you have everything you need to make a delicious spread. 

Thanksgiving Tablescape
For the turkey 

The size of your turkey will help determine what cookware you use. We reach for a large dutch oven or casserole pan, but you can also roast a turkey in a wok or on a baking pan. If you’re not sure what kind of pan you should use, check out our guide to finding the best pan for your turkey. 

Thanksgiving Pro Tip: Give your turkey a lift! 

Pies aren’t the only thing that get soggy bottoms! Elevate your turkey using a cooling rack or rolled pieces of aluminum foil to give your turkey a lift as it cooks and encourage even roasting.  

Green Bean Casserole With Crispy Pancetta and Buttermilk Fried Onions Recipe
For the sides 

Oven space is limited when you’re making a big meal, so it can be helpful to pace your sides and casseroles. Have a couple of skillets handy for making green beans or a sweet potato hash on your stovetop. For baked mac and cheese, twice-baked mashed potatoes, and stuffing, reach for your trusty casserole pan

Thanksgiving Pro Tip: Keep dishes warm on the grill 

Don’t forget about your grill! If you run out of space in your kitchen, keep dishes warm in cast iron on the grill. 

Pumpkin Pie with Spiced Whipped Cream Recipe
For baking 

The dessert table may just be the best part of the day. You can use a pie pan, baking pan, or skillet for brownies, big cookies, and of course, pies and galettes. For a showstopping cake, look no further than the Fluted Cake Pan. And when possible, bake your desserts ahead of time! 

Thanksgiving Pro Tip: Serve in style 

Uncut desserts like pies and cookies can be covered and left in a cast iron pan until it’s time to serve. Desserts with more moisture, like cakes and brownies, should be removed from the pan and stored at room temperature in an airtight container. 

Pumpkin Cake
The Great, Big Thanksgiving Cookware Checklist 

Do you have everything you need to get everything on the table this Turkey Day? 

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Contributed By: Lodge Cast Iron

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