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So many ways to use the Granite Ware Oval Roaster

Updated on August 22, 2014

My Granite Ware oval roaster is one of my go to pans in my kitchen for all sorts of cooking and reminds me of my own mom and my husband's grandmother - they used them to cook when my husband and I were growing up. I love that it doesn't chip like some imitation pans do, it's a non stick pan without adding extra oils, it cleans fast and easy, it's Made in USA and is even dishwasher safe. I use it on the stove top as well as in the oven. It's lightweight too so it doesn't add extra weight when you're transferring it from the oven to stove top for serving.

Some of the ways that I love to use my roaster are for:

Making a Big Lasagna! See photos below of the deep layered lasagna my husband and I made using this super versatile pan. Enough lasagna to feed a big and hungry family!

Canning homemade salsa as shown in the intro photo. It holds up to a half bushel of cut up tomatoes along with my peppers, spices and onions that create my salsa recipe. I can easily can at least 12 pints and a few quarts of salsa all in one pan in an afternoon. I've also used the roaster for canning beets, tomatoes, tomatoes and peppers and homemade spaghetti sauce.

Sealing my canned jars. I put my canned pints in my roaster and fill it full with water and let them simmer to make sure my jars are fully sealed.

Baking a chicken or turkey. This great roasting pan can hold up to a 20 pound bird and easily have room for the potatoes, carrots, onion and mushroom or other vegetables. I love cooking a whole meal all in one pan, it makes it so fast and easy!

Making a batch of spaghetti sauce. I can put the largest size can of tomatoes, puree, onion, carrot and spices in the roaster and let it simmer for a few hours without burning for a thick and yummy sauce.

Roasts are an easy all in one pan meals with my Granite Ware Oval Roaster. I start them with the lid on to start the cooking process so all the juices stay inside and then half way through the cooking process, I remove the lid to finish the browning of the meat. My roasts always turn out tender and tasty this way!

Make a delicious Stew or Chili - what a great pan to place your stew meat, potatoes, carrots, zucchini, onion and all those other yummy veggies that makes a stew or chili the perfect all in one meal slow cooked in the oven.

Roasting vegetables is easy in this pan and it holds enough for a family of 6, 8 or 10! My favorites are roasted potatoes, carrots, squash, broccoli or zucchini and I usually always add mushrooms and onions to any of them!

Make Soup - I use this roasting pan on the stove top across two burners and it simmers soups just perfectly and makes quite a bit. I don't measure soup, I just add all the ingredients and fill with water to simmer:)

Blanching vegetables for freezing. This roaster is such a great size for blanching our fresh vegetables that we then chill and freeze into quart size bags that lay neatly in the freezer.

Roast a Ham in this oversized pan with plenty of room to add your potatoes or vegetables too.

Other Granite Ware products that will come in handy in your own kitchen are these:

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Build a lasagna in your roasting panMake your own homemade salsa in the Granite Ware roaster
Build a lasagna in your roasting pan
Build a lasagna in your roasting pan
Make your own homemade salsa in the Granite Ware roaster
Make your own homemade salsa in the Granite Ware roaster

Any time you're cooking for a large group of people is when you'll love using your Granite Ware Oval Roaster!

Have you used a Granite Ware Oval Roaster before? Share with us what you love about it or if you're buying it for the first time now, how will you use your granite ware oval roaster and thanks for visiting!


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    • vetochemicals profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Pittsburgh Pa

      @WedgeAntilles: I'm so glad you got some new ways to use your granite ware roaster ColonelAntilles, let us know how you use it in the future. xoxo

    • WedgeAntilles profile image

      Wedge Antilles 

      4 years ago from Mount Vernon, WA

      I have and I love it for cooking 'The Bird' at Thanksgiving but I have never thought of using it for any of the other ideas that you have shared. Thank you.


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