Whether you're cooking the Thanksgiving turkey or a weeknight dinner, the right roasting pan makes all the difference.

By Jenna Sims
August 14, 2020
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If you think you’ll only pull out a roasting pan once a year to prepare the Thanksgiving turkey, think again. Not only are roasting pans great for cooking your holiday bird, but they’re a versatile workhorse that every Southern cook should have in their kitchen. Elevated racks allow meats to cook evenly on all sides while the pan collects drippings for basting or making gravy. They’re also great for creating flavor-packed dinners all in one pan, like our fan-favorite Lemon-Rosemary-Garlic Chicken and Potatoes or crowd-pleasing casseroles like classic lasagna or baked macaroni and cheese.

Whether you're ready to add a roasting pan to your cookware collection or need to replace a well-loved model, choosing the right roasting pan may seem a bit overwhelming. So we've rounded up the 10 best roasting pans on the market right now, based on their features and customer reviews. Starting at under $35, here are our top picks for the best roasting pans for every budget to buy now.

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It's easy to see why this roasting pan is consistently on the Amazon best-sellers list. The durable pan was built with Cuisinart's Stainless Triple Ply Construction and trademark Heat Surround Technology which ensures that the bottom and sides of the pan distribute heat evenly. The pan is sturdy, dishwasher safe, and comes with a lifetime warranty. 

BUY IT: $89.12; amazon.com

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If you’re ready to invest in a durable roasting pan that you can use for years to come, an All-Clad is worth the price. It’s made from high-quality stainless steel that’s reinforced with a warp-resistant bonded base. The roasting pan is also available in two size options: 16- x 13 -inch and 14- x 11-inch.

BUY IT: from $159.95; surlatable.com

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This roasting pan is nonstick, large, and easy to clean, so you don't have to sacrifice any quality for the budget-friendly price. Extra wide handles allow you to move this roasting pan from the counter to the oven to the table with ease. And when the holidays come around, it can accommodate up to a 24-pound turkey. It’s recommended that this pan be hand-washed to preserve the quality of the nonstick surface. 

BUY IT: $32.29; amazon.com

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The best thing about the lid that comes with this roasting pan is that it can also be used as another roaster, so you're essentially getting two pans for the price of one. Tapered rims allow for mess-free pouring and the dishwasher safe stainless steel cleans easily and looks good as new after each wash. This roaster will become a staple for holiday meals for years to come. 

BUY IT: $82.99; amazon.com

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A layer of aluminum between two layers of stainless steel makes this roasting pan heavy duty while also ensuring even heat distribution.    Inverted handles help to maximize oven space while also making the pan easy to transport. The pan can be used for a variety of cooking methods including induction, stovetop, oven, grill, and broiler, as well as being refrigerator and dishwasher safe. 

BUY IT: $129.99; amazon.com

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Not only is this sage-blue roasting pan with gold handles the prettiest one we’ve ever seen, but it’s also made with a nontoxic ceramic coating that won’t release toxins while cooking. It’s safe for use in up to 600 degrees, dishwasher safe, and suitable for all cooktops. While it’s beautiful enough for serving your prized main dish on special occasions, it’s easy-to-clean surface also makes it ideal for serving your favorite casseroles any time of the year.

BUY IT: $129; food52.com

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Le Creuset is known for the even heat distribution their cookware offers and their Signature Roaster is no exception. It can be used with or without a roasting rack for cooking meats, vegetables, casseroles, and even desserts. Available in nine of Le Creuset’s beautiful signature colors like Cerise, Caribbean, and Oyster.

BUY IT: from $215; lecreuset.com

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The interior of the Calphalon roasting pan includes three layers of nonstick coating to ensure food releases easily. One reviewer shared that it, "cleaned like a dream." The set also comes with a baster and stainless steel lifters. 

BUY IT: $104.99; bedbathandbeyond.com

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This flat roasting pan is more compact than some of the larger roasting pans but can still deliver quality flavor. The 11- by 15-inch pan is ideal for everyday use and the nonstick surface ensures that cleanup is always quick and easy. 

BUY IT: $32.46; amazon.com

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If you want to take your roasting outdoors to the grill, this pan will allow you to do just that. Roast vegetables and smaller items with ease using this heavy-duty piece that can withstand heat up to 700 degrees. The brushed stainless steel is made to resist corrosion, won't warp, and is safe to use with metal utensils. 

BUY IT: $74.99; macys.com