When I hear the word casserole I am brought back to my childhood and how I dreaded casseroles. No matter what it was, if it was labeled a casserole, I wanted nothing to do with it. Even deserts made in a casserole dish were off limits. I was a staunch food separatist and hated mixed up or layered food. Now I love things all mixed up. I make an appetizer, desert and/or dinner casserole for pretty much every party I host or attend.
Casseroles aren't always the prettiest of dishes to serve. They are often stuck in their baking dish thus a holder or fancy carrier is very likely all you can do to dress it up. Some things just can't be helped. But we can dress up our casserole dishes for serving at pot lucks, pick-nicks, bunco, etc. These carriers help keep dishes warm or cold plus look great and make transport much easier.
First off, above, is the stunning Personalized Aqua Casserole Quatrefoil Carrier. from Double B Monograms on Etsy ($36.95). It's expandable, insulated for hot or cold and comes with choice of font & monogram style. Expandable is very handy so you can tuck in extras all in one tote (silverware, napkins, serving utensils, etc).
The above tote is a Vonny Carnival Casserole Carrier ($48). I have a Vonny carrier (my pattern isn't available anymore) and love it. It's very sturdy and has held up perfectly for many years. It's made to fit a 9 x 13 dish or smaller plus has an exterior pocket large enough to hold serving utensils. See more at Vonny.Com. Check out their pie carriers while you're there. They are ADORABLE! Almost makes me wish I liked and made pie.
For the loyal Amazon Prime shopper, above is the Thermal Insulated Grey Chevron Casserole Carrier by Domestic Diva LA ($28.97). This carrier tote has a nice big hefty handle and a thermal foil lining. I have one almost identical to this in orange that I love. The large handle is very nice.
If you've got a round casserole dish or covered bowl, try this (above) Greek Key Round Casserole Carrier from The Royal Standard ($17.50). Zippered closure, exterior pocket and extra large handles.
I love this set! The Scout Bags Two Plate Special casserole carrier set ($49) gives you two carriers. This is perfect if your toting and appetizer and and entree. I find myself bringing this combo (9" x 9" & 9" x 13") all the time. These stacking and packing together is very nice.