Corning Ware’s personal-sized casserole dishes, called Petite Pans, are one of my favorite things to collect. I see them pretty often at the thrift stores I frequent (Goodwill, Savers, Hope Thrift), and I’ve splurged on a couple harder-to-find patterns on eBay. The P-43-B is the best size in my opinion (22 ounces), perfect for pot pies, french onion soup, individual lasagnas and more. I love the variety of patterns, and it’s handy that the pans nest easily and don’t take up much space.
There is also a 12-oz size, the P-41-B, which is really cute (I’ve only ever found it in the Blue Cornflower pattern):
The Petite Pans can morph from casserole to mini skillet with their own special detachable handle:
They have glass lids too, but I haven’t managed to get my hands on one yet. There are also plastic lids for fridge/freezer storage — perfect for freezing single-serving leftovers. Which brings me to one of the biggest reasons Corning Ware is so amazing: It can cook on the stove top, in the oven and under the broiler, then go into the freezer, then go straight from freezer to stove/oven again. And the microwave, for that matter. Try that with any other ceramic or glass dish, and you’ll be left with a pile of shards and a big mess!
8 thoughts on “Thrifted Find: Corning Ware Petite Pans”
These are so cute! I want the 12-oz size.
They really are my favorite! I would use them as everyday bowls too if I didn’t have a whole other set of bowls I’m obsessed with (Corning Ware Grab-its)
I love how just seeing these makes me smile and think of my childhood!
Oh yes, one of the best parts of collecting! 🙂
Looks like you hit the jackpot.
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It’s amazing how many of these are out there in thrift stores!
I’d like to have that cabinet to keep my corningware in. That looks real nice!
Thanks! It’s just from ikea, but works great!