How Many Quarts in a 9×13 Pan?

How many quarts in a 9x 13 pan is important to know when adding quarts of volume to make casseroles. If it is a 9″ by 13″ pan and has sides 2″ inches high, then it contains a volume of approximately 14 to 15 cups. In other words, how many quarts in a 9x 13 pan comes to between 3 1/2 and 3 3/4 quarts altogether.

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To learn more about cups and quarts conversions check out these conversion articles.

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What is the difference between a bundt pan and a bake pan?

A bundt pan, similar to a tube dish, is a cake pan that has a hole in the center which helps cook the center of a cake. You don’t use a bundt pan for casseroles because they are deep and there is no need for the fluted appearance when you cook a casserole.

Is a loaf pan the same as a casserole dish?

A loaf pan, like you might use for baking banana bread, offers narrower width but about the same depth as a casserole dish. A loaf pan is typically 4 1/2″ wide, whereas casserole dishes are usually 8″ to 9″ inches wide.

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Square pans vs rectangle casserole dishes

Depending on how many quarts your recipe makes, you might prefer the slightly larger 9×13 casserole to the 8×8 casserole size. However, the longer rectangle shape also offers more surface area to cook on.

This means the longer and wider the pan is, the quicker the casserole will cook. The baking time might need to be adjusted. You will need to keep an eye on it so it doesn’t over cook.

How many inches deep is a baking dish?

Baking dish pans for casseroles typically have depths of 2-1/2 inches. So 8×8 pans can hold about two quarts of volume, with just a bit of room left at the top for ingredients to expand during baking.

How many quarts of volume in different pan measurements and sizes?

  • 2½ quart dish (9×9) square
  • 3 quart dish (12x9x2) rectangle
  • 4 quart dish (12x10x2) oblong
  • 5 quart dish (11x15x2) oblong
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The best option is to measure the total volume of your casserole mixture. Then pick a dish that will hold it and maybe a little more if the casserole expands during baking.

A 9×13 pan is 117 square inches. I was never really good at math so this measurement will fly right over my head.

A trick I learned from my grandma is to write the volume in cups on the bottoms of my baking pans. This includes my casserole dishes.

That way I will always know how much they hold and if I can use them for my recipe.

Now that you know it will fit, how many servings can you get from a 9×13 pan?

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